As you can tell, it’s been hard to update regularly, and so far no fix has been found. However, when the full spoiler for Kaladesh was posted, we made quick impressions of the cards. The following are quick thoughts on the cards of Kaladesh that made us go…Hmm! Most of the following were cards that were not already spoiled, so nothing about the new Chandra until the very end when we give general first thoughts of the set as a whole.
Category Archives: Magic: the Gathering
Magic Monday: Exodus Reserved List
Well, it is still Monday in most of the United States. Sorry for the delay, but here we are looking at the cards from Exodus of the Reserved List, seeing if they could come back to Standard if the List was abolished (rated Yes, Maybe, No, Hell no, and OH HELL NO), and then look to see how an alternate version could exist in Standard.
Upcoming Premier Magic: the Gathering Events
The Grand Prix’s for next year have been announced. I place the three I could recommend going for Ohio Valley Magic players on our Convention page.
Magic Monday: Stronghold Reserved List
As promised, we keep looking at what is on the damn Reserved List of Magic: The Gathering, seeing what could be placed in Standard if the list was abolished, and then look at what could happen to have a similar card be printed with the list still around. Today we are looking at all 7 cards on the Reserved List from the Stronghold expansion.
Magic Monday: Tempest Reserved List Part 2 of 2
Welcome back to Magic Monday. Today we are looking at the second half of the cards from the Tempest expansion on the Reserved List. Like before, we rate the chances of a Standard-legal reprint if the List was abolished (Yes, No, and Hell No), and then we look at what could be done to alter the card just enough that a similar card could show up in a new expansion.
Intriguing Red Cards of Eldritch Moon
We love our red cards at Icygeek. Sadly, WotC hates decent burn and there are no goblins on Innistrad, so our love for this set was naturally going to be limiting (until we saw the full spoiler we were going to order the Fat Pack…not as likely now). However, we try to be recreational in our approach, so instead we are going to make a list of red cards in Magic: The Gathering‘s Eldritch Moon that we are intrigued in. All the rest can go to Cardshark’s cheap bins as far as we are concerned.
Magic Monday: Tempest Reserved List Part 1 of 2
Back on Geekdom101 I started reviewing Magic: the Gathering‘s Reserved List, and looked at what would happen to each card if it was no longer Reserved; that is, it could be reprinted. To be gimmicky I rated each card’s chance on the MPAA ratings scale, where G meant it would easily be put into Standard, and going into PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 (which basically meant no chance in Hades it would be reprinted even if there was no Reserved List). I got up to Homelands, maybe Alliances, but seeing the huge amount in Mirage scared me enough to do other things. However, I wanted to really do Tempest‘s, as that is still my favorite set ever. So, beginning now we will go thru a handful of cards every Monday and evaluate them as follows:
Head to Head: Future Worlds Bracketology
We here at Icygeek are based at the epicenter of college basketball bracketology, but the fact is that we care more about Magic: the Gathering than basketball (this is considered heresy in the Hoosier state). While we have watched in participated in Mark Rosewater’s (Maro’s) head to head brackets since he started doing them on Twitter, it is the one starting on February 29 that really gets our interest: a match-up of future worlds. These are reported the 16 most request themes for future Magic planes to have sets based within. With a look ahead, here is what we forecast.
Magic Monday: Happy Presidents Day
Here on Magic Monday we like to celebrate Magic: the Gathering. However, we here at Icygeek are huge American history geeks as well. Therefore, to celebrate the day, here are 10 new MTG cards we created to celebrate Presidents Day. We didn’t get to do all 43, but these 10 cards should satisfy y’all until next year.
Magic Special: Penguin Awareness Day, Disneyfied
Today is Penguin Awareness Day, the greatest idea for a holiday ever (or at least for a January holiday). What better way to celebrate than with a bunch of Penguin magic cards. Wait, what’s that? There is only one card in all in Magic that references penguins, and it is an Unhinged card with ugly as hell artwork? Ahh, guano! Well, to make up for it, we’ve mocked up a bunch of penguin cards we designed for what a future Disney Magic: the Gathering set would look like, and posted them here. Since these were mostly made prior to the summer of 2015, and much of it dates back to 2004, there is a lot of islandwalk and protection from blue here. Still, what do you expect from penguins?