Magic Online Announcements November 14, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on November 14, 2017

By Wizards of the Coast

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Vintage Super League tonight

Vintage Super League (VSL) is live tonight at 5 p.m. PT on Twitch!

Interested in the decklists being played on VSL? Decklists are updated weekly and can be found here.


Throwback Standard Gauntlet 9: Recent Past ends Friday, November 17

Throwback Standard Gauntlet 9: Recent Past ends this Friday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Join this event in the Play Lobby -> Limited Tournaments -> Leagues. Entry options include 10 Tix, or 100 Play Points.

Decklists and additional information about Throwback Standard Gauntlet 9: Recent Past can be found here.


MOPR Player Reward Packs awarded tomorrow

During tomorrow's downtime the Magic Online team will be awarding October's Player Reward Packs. Remember, each Player Reward Pack will contain a single promo card and Player Reward Packs can be traded or opened.

Need a reminder of how the newly updated MOPR Player Reward Packs work? Visit Lee Sharpe's article here.


Play Point Bundles go on sale tomorrow, November 15​

Starting November 15, Magic Online will offer three new Play Point Bundles in the Magic Online store. These Bundles are only available through the holidays, and will disappear from the store when Rivals of Ixalan releases on January 19, 2018.

You can use the Bundles either to round out your Play Point collection or to buy in bulk and save some money. Just purchase, open, and play. And speaking of saving money, if you don’t open the Silver (240) Play Point Bundle, you can use it to join an Iconic Masters draft between November 17 and December 6 to save 10 Play Points. See below for more on that.

More information about Iconic Masters and the Play Point Bundles can be found here.


Iconic Masters comes to Magic Online November 17!

Iconic Masters comes to Magic Online this Friday, November 17! Available in the Magic Online store for $6.99 per booster pack, Iconic Masters releases simultaneously with tabletop Magic on Friday, November 17, and will be available until December 6.

Magic Online will feature two Draft leagues for this release, regular and phantom.

More information about the Magic Online release of Iconic Masters can be found here.


Magic Online Modern RPTQ for Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan on Saturday, November 18

Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ) for Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan will take place on Saturday, November 18. These events are only open to players who qualified via in-store Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier events – pre-registration is also required.

Additional details about Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers can be found here.


Ixalan Sealed PTQ this Sunday, November 19

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: A Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, November 19 at 7 a.m. PT. This is the last PTQ to qualify for Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan.

You can enter this event using a Limited PTQ Finals Entry Token (Blue or Red) earned in a PTQ Preliminary. This is however, the last chance to use a Red Limited PTQ Finals Entry Token before it expires!

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.


Streamer Showdown is back Monday, November 20

There will be a new Streamer Showdown this Monday, November 20! If you've never seen a Streamer Showdown before, they come in two eight-player events that feature some of the best and newcomer streamers in the community brawling it out on Magic Online. If you're trying to improve your game, Magic Online streamers are some of the best players out there—and some of the best teachers, too. Even if you're already a Magic pro, throw your support behind one of the competitors and cheer them on from their Twitch chat!

For this Streamer Showdown, the streamers will be taking on an Iconic Masters draft! Here is the lineup for this Streamer Showdown:

1 p.m.(UTC -7)

Name Twitch Handle
Sascha Lüscher eheh_dude
April King CubeApril
Matt Mo thundermo_hellkite
Ethan Saks LordTupperware
Travis Sowers Semulin
Jamie Topples jamietopples
David Murphy DaveSea
Mrs. Mulligan mrs_mulligan

5 p.m. (UTC -8)

Name Twitch Handle
Emma Handy Em_TeeGee
Paul Judd Pires lookinglasself
Magic the Amateuring magictheamateuring
Zane Sweetman zmagic94
Michael Jacob darkest_mage
Bradford Lee bradfordlee
Conley Woods conley81
Cam Aldous ilyon_


Magic Online Format Challenges back this weekend

The Magic Online Format Challenges introduced a new prize structure and recurring weekend events for Modern, Vintage, 1v1 Commander, Legacy, and Pauper formats!

Pacific Standard Time (-8 for UTC)

Start Time Event Type
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Modern Challenge
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Vintage Challenge
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. 1v1 Commander
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. Legacy Challenge
Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Pauper Challenge

Check out this page for further event details.


Downtime tomorrow, November 15

There will a regular downtime tomorrow, November 15 (regular, 6 a.m-10 a.m.. PT/-8 for UTC). The next two downtimes will be on November 29 (extended, 3 a.m.-12 noon PT/-8 for UTC) and December 13 (regular, 6 a.m-10 a.m.. PT/-8 for UTC).

Follow Magic Online's Twitter account for live updates during downtime.


Build Notes

Store | MOPR Packs for October have been distributed. Full details can be found here.

Limited | A display issue regarding cards with the level up ability has been fixed.

Modern | Blood Moon now correctly applies Comprehensive Rule 614.12 and causes nonbasic lands that would normally enter the battlefield tapped (such as Dimir Aqueduct), to enter untapped.

Limited, Standard, Modern, Legacy | Kitesail Freebooter now reports her findings only once to the chat log.

Standard | Metallic Mimic now properly respects creatures turned to Zombies by The Scarab God and God-Pharaoh's Gift.

Collection | Duel Decks are now identified as such in the card set filter.

Legacy, Vintage | Trinisphere now interacts correctly with cost reduction effects.

General | A timing issue with Hideaway lands such as Shelldock Isle has been corrected.

Standard | Welcome Deck 2016 cards are not legal in Standard.

Collection | The search filter can now correctly find cards with the fuse ability.

Duel Scene | All Planeswalker emblems now have the correct art.

Commander | If your Experiment Kraj creates an emblem, your madness is rewarded with the emblem being in the appropriate location.

Vintage | Undiscovered Paradise now correctly returns to its owner’s hand at the beginning of the next untap step after it is activated.

Duel Scene | The window that reveals the top card of your library has been cleaned up when you resize it.

Duel Scene | Cards are now clearly identified if they are in a face-down pile.

Limited | When a Conqueror's Galleon transforms, it will correctly return to the battlefield under the player that controlled it at the time of transformation.

Limited, Standard | All treasure tokens now display mana in the treasured WUBRG order when being sacrificed for mana.

Collection |The art on full art lands from Zendikar now display at the correct size.

Duel Scene | If a player has enabled “yield through end of turn” (default shortcut 6) during a turn, or previously “yield when I can’t do anything” (default shortcut 8) previously in the match a Yield Indicator Icon will appear in the Player Avatar Window as a reminder.


Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.



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