The November 22, 2016 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on November 22, 2016

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on November 22, 2016. Today's Update is brought to you by the musical stylings of Magic the Amateuring and their 200th episode!

Today's Must

  1. Episode 200: The Musical Episode #2 | Magic the Amateuring | Maria Bartholdi and Meghan Wolff

Have you ever wondered why there aren't more Magic-themed musical productions? I haven't either, but Maria and Meghan are ready to solve the problem before we realize it exists. Enjoy the 200th episode through song and celebration!

After That, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. For the Union Makes Us Strong | | Ross Merriam

Ross wants to inject new life into Standard. He wants to disrupt the metagame, and he has chosen Andrew Tenjum as his champion. Is the Red-White Midrange deck Andrew wields powerful enough to topple the reigning champions? Only time will tell.

  1. Deck Tech: Blue-Black Zombies 2.0 | TCGPlayer | Steve Rubin

Delirium isn't the only graveyard love that Standard has running around. Steve's deck aims to use Cryptbreaker as the main fuel for victory, with Prized Amalgam, Scrapheap Scrounger, and Haunted Dead acting as extra insurance.

  1. The Moist Curse | The Mana Pool | Chewie, Mike, Brian, and Dirk

Check out the continued coverage of Commander (2016 Edition) from the guys, now in their tenth year of production!

  1. Busy Bees | Gathering Magic | Carlos Gutierrez

Carlos joins the club of players searching for the next deck to disrupt the Standard metagame. He decides that Esper Eldrazi may be the next contender to get people back to brewing.

  1. Talking Standard and Modern at #SCGINVI | | Chris VanMeter

Chris reflects on the current state of Standard and Modern based on what he observed at Open in Knoxville.

  1. The Wolf of Prakhata | Gathering Magic | Robert Burrows

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is among the more popular new commanders from Kaladesh. Gonti's specialty—stealing your opponents' thunder and firing it back at them—has a certain level of twisted appeal to it, so check out Robert's take on pulling this off during a game of Commander.

What People Are Talking About

  1. If you could have your entire deck illustrated by one Magic artist, who would you choose?

Choosing just one Magic artist is hard! Do I go with someone who drew one of the first cards I remember staring at for hours? Or someone who satisfies my love of the twisted and macabre? In the end, I'd probably go with one the newer artists who has captured my attention: Lake Hurwitz.

Deck of the Day

  1. Eric Froehlich's White Eldrazi

Eric wants to see something other than White-Blue Flash and Black-Green Delirium in Standard. So, he took the strong core of White-Blue Flash and gutted it, removing the blue in the process and substituting it with Eldrazi such as the flickering Eldrazi Displacer. Is the result strong enough to shake up Standard? Bring it to Standard Showdown this weekend and see for yourself!

Eric Froehlich's White Eldrazi

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