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The Daily Magic Update is a roundup of everything Magic you should know on January 27, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you by so much fantastic content today, I couldn't include it all. Good on you, Magic content creators. Good on you.
As I'm writing this, I have as much information as the rest of the internet. Apparently there was a fire in the catering area of the venue today. No players or event staff were injured, but the venue was evacuated. The Grand Prix will go on as scheduled. For any more updates, we suggest following Tournament Center (the Grand Prix organizers) on Twitter and Facebook.
The first Grand Prix of the Aether Revolt season kicks off Saturday at 11 a.m. local time (CET)/2 a.m. PT/5 a.m. ET/10 a.m. UTC and features Aether Revolt Limited. There will be plenty of pros in attendance trying to flex their Limited muscles before the Pro Tour starts next week, so set an early alarm, tune in, and check it out on twitch.tv/magic.
Week two of the new Standard Season is happening in Richmond this weekend, as Matthias Hunt and Ryan Overturf host two days of Standard competition starting on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT. Last week we saw the Open set the level for new Standard, this week we'll get one last look at the format prior to the Pro Tour. Check it out on twitch.tv/scgtour.
This type of content usually doesn't come out until after the Pro Tour, but Frank Karsten is giving away all his Aether Revolt Limited secrets by giving you a full pick order list. Wondering which cards are best? What you should pick over Daring Demolition? The article has both a visual list and a searchable drop-down list.
Dive deep into the work behind Spire of Industry directly from John Avon. He shows off early drafts, talks about his process, and shows how you too can be one of the best artists in the industry. Okay, maybe not that last part, but it's still super helpful anyway.
Aether Revolt lead developer Ben Hayes stops by to talk to the Commanderin' crew about, well, Aether Revolt and Commander. Learn about legends, tune in for the top effects, and stay for the epic sorceries.