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- R&D Feature: Tark-Here There Be Dragons
- Dragons of Tarkir Release Events Going on Now
- New Episode of Vintage Super League Tonight
- Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
- Constructed Prizes and Events Rotate on April 8
- Downtime for April 8, 2015
- Known Issues for Dragons of Tarkir and Tempest Remastered
- Upcoming Events
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R&D Feature: Tark-Here There Be Dragons
R&D's Alli Medwin returns to walk Magic Online players through some of the big changes implemented with Dragons of Tarkir. R&D continues to refine how Magic Online plays with a new look for abilities on the stack, new strategies for conveying information to the player, and some lessons learned from Archfiend of Depravity. Stick around to the end of the article for a look at what R&D is working on for the future!
Read the full article here.
Dragons of Tarkir Release Events Going on Now
Dragons of Tarkir Release Events began Monday, April 6, at 10:00 a.m. and run until the Wednesday, April 22, downtime. For the duration of Release Events, there will be Queues of every size and shape, all full to the brim with Dragons. Be sure to check out the Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Pack Per Win Event, a new addition to our Release Queue repertoire.
Two scheduled Release events, the 64-Player with Top 8 Draft and the Swiss Sealed with Top 8 events, will also be running at regularly scheduled times in the Scheduled Events room, so keep your eye on those too.
Refer to the full Dragons of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events article for more details.
New Episode of Vintage Super League Tonight
The Vintage Super League pits Magic celebrities against one another with Magic's oldest and most powerful cards as their weapons of choice. Check it out tonight at 6:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC-7) on twitch.tv/magic!
For a review of the current state of the league, as well as a look at what's coming up in tonight's episode, head over to Randy Buehler's latest article.
You can also see the league's decklists here. As of Wednesday, March 18, the page has new decklists for the third phase of the Vintage Super League!
Double Pro Tour Qualifier Weekend
Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls, there's a double Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) weekend coming up! Standard Pro Tour Qualifiers and the Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Qualifiers begin tomorrow, April 8, and run through the day preceding each Finals Event.
Learn more about PTQs on Magic Online and get the full schedule here.
Constructed Prizes and Events Rotate on April 8
Beginning after the Wednesday, April 8 downtime, Constructed Dailies and Constructed Queues that currently award Khans of Tarkir and Fate Reforged booster packs will begin awarding Dragons of Tarkir and Fate Reforged booster packs. See the below prize tables for a look at how prizes are changing.
Constructed 8-Player Queues
|1st||3 Dragons of Tarkir and 2 Fate Reforged booster packs||2|
|2nd||2 Dragons of Tarkir booster packs and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack||1|
|3rd-4th||1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack and 1 Fate Reforged booster pack||0|
Constructed 2-Player Queues
|1st||1 Dragons of Tarkir booster pack||0|
Constructed Daily Events
|4 Wins||7 Dragons of Tarkir and 4 Fate Reforged booster packs||3|
|3 Wins||4 Dragons of Tarkir and 2 Fate Reforged booster packs||1|
Downtime for April 8, 2015
- All tournaments will close Wednesday, April 8, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
- Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific(14:45 UTC)
- The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC) until 12:00 p.m. Pacific (19:00 UTC)
Known Issues for Dragons of Tarkir and Tempest Remastered
- DTK | Blessed Reincarnation does not shuffle target creature owner's library when the first card revealed is a creature.
- DTK | Kolaghan's Command deals damage to a creature and a player when using the discard mode and creature damage mode.
- DTK | Qarsi Deceiver’s mana ability allows casting any creature spell.
- Duel Scene | Atarka's Command's first activated ability doesn't appear in the Effect zone after it resolves.
- Duel Scene | Corpseweft's activated ability displays the incorrect X value on the stack as blue rules text.
- Duel Scene | Living Lore treats split cards mana cost as 0.
- Duel Scene | The "Reveal a Dragon" mechanic does not add blue rules text mentioning a dragon has been revealed.
- Duel Scene | The "Reveal a Dragon" mechanic does not mention a dragon has been revealed in the Game Log.
- Duel Scene | Ruthless Deathfang can fail to trigger multiple times when it and another creature are sacrificed simultaneously by its controller.
- Duel Scene | Mana generated from Crucible of the Spirit Dragon can't pay for Dragon spells if only colorless mana is required.
- Duel Scene | Scale Blessing causes additional triggers for Enduring Scalelord if creatures died with +1/+1 counters on them.
- General | Lands cannot be played off Hideaway lands.
- General | When prompted to discard a card Thirst for Knowledge highlights the drawn cards differently from the cards already in the user's hand.
April 6-April 22—Dragons of Tarkir Release Events
April 8-April 10—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
April 11—Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 9:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC)
April 12—Dragons of Tarkir/Fate Reforged Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)
April 15-April 17—Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries
April 18—Season 4 Magic Online Championship Series Finals 7:00 a.m. Pacific (14:00 UTC)