The September 20, 2017 Update

Posted in Daily Magic Update on September 20, 2017

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 September 20, 2017. Today's Update is brought to you amazing Ixalan-inspired artwork!

Today's Must

  1. Mana Bases in Ixalan Standard | ChannelFireball | Frank Karsten

If you've been waiting for some data-driven analysis of your upcoming Standard mana base options, Frank has you covered. This is a very deep dive into what you'll be looking at as you start your deck building in the coming week.

After That, Read, Watch, or Listen to These

  1. Building with Ixalan's Pirates| TCGplayer | Seth Manfield

They might not be Dinosaurs, but I guess Pirates are pretty cool. And are probably going to find a spot in the metagame pretty quickly.

  1. Ixalan Set Review: Commons and Uncommons | Limited Resources | Luis Scott-Vargas and Marshall Sutcliffe

Marshall and Luis make it through the entire suite of commons and uncommons in the set in just over three and a half hours.

  1. Ixalonging for New Rules! | Magic the Amateuring | Meghan Wolff and Maria Bartholdi

Judge Rob McKenzie joins Meghan and Maria to discuss Ixalan mechanics and rules changes.

  1. Ixalan Limited Prerelease Primer | TCGplayer | Steve Rubin

After you've finished with Gavin Verhey's Prerelease Primer, check out Steve's take for a more strategic overview of the event.

  1. Game Knights with Meghan Wolff and Maria Bartholdi | Game Knights | Jimmy Wong and Josh Lee Kwai

We hooked up the Game Knights guys with a few Ixalan Prerelease packs for this episode. Check it out to see Jimmy and Josh throw down with Meghan and Maria for some Ixa-llent Two-Headed Giant action!

Help Us Explore Ixalan

  1. Submit your Ixalan decklists for Magic: The Gathering Arena

Starting later today, you can submit decklists made exclusively with cards from Ixalan. Then, in mid-October, we're going to be having a special stream where two outstanding streamers will play with the two coolest decks! So start brewing and show us what you got!

Brand-New Ixalan-Inspired Artwork

Remember that poster we said you could win by participating in events at your local store during Dino-Sized Weekend? Remember how we said the brand-new artwork would be revealed soon? Well, the time is now! Movie-poster artist Kyle Lambert created this gorgeous piece, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out.

If you want one of these sweet posters with which to pretty-up your own walls, be sure to head to a store near you to celebrate the great new Dinosaurs (and Pirates, and Merfolk, and Vampires) in Ixalan at Dino-Sized Weekend, October 28–29!

Deck of the Day

  1. AngryPheldagrif's God-Pharaoh Control

As many of you know, the greatest gift the God-Pharaoh can bequeath his followers is allowing them to bask in the radiant glory of his presence. It's not very often we see him turn up in a competitive Standard deck, so it's pretty exciting when it does happen.

AngryPheldagrif's God-Pharaoh Control

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