Blake is the content manager for DailyMTG.com, making him the one you should email if you have thoughts on the website, good or less good (or not good). He's a longtime coverage reporter and hasn't turned down a game of Magic in any format ever.
Not final as in "I will never draft again," but final as in "before starting to work at Wizards of the Coast and drafting all the time." We hope to get Paul streaming again in some official capacity, but we're going to let him figure out where the bathroom is first.
That Nicol Bolas poster art is enough to get me interested, though the card images shared in the article are smaller than most people can make out without one of those fake television computers that people shout "enhance" at a million times. So let's fix that. Here are the six individual cards for your viewing pleasure.
In particular I want to draw your attention to Best Gaming Related Illustration, where Ryan Yee won for Die Young in Kaladesh. The card Yee has called his favorite Magic piece is beautiful, haunting, and now a Chesley Award winner. If you haven't heard me say it before, Chesley Awards are a massive deal in the science fiction/fantasy art world. Congratulations to Ryan Yee!
Good artist interviews are becoming more common these days, but are still pretty rare, so I'm almost always going to bubble up a good one. This one visits with Rob Alexander, one of the longest-tenured Magic artists around.
Nearing a full year making videos, Jumbo Commander is all about, well, Commander. They're currently running through Hour of Devastation cards, and either reviewing them for Commander or doing deck techs with the Legendary ones. You can check out that full playlist here.
Larsson thinks Hour of Devastation is bringing Blue-Red Control to the next level—and he means that in two different ways. One, the new set brings some new toys, particularly Abrade and Supreme Will. Two, the actual card Hour of Devastation gives the deck a sweeper unlike any the deck has seen before. It might even be the best sweeper in Standard.
So expect this deck to not only continue kicking around in new Standard, but devastating opponents left and right.