https://www.eternalcentral.com/so-many-insane-plays-podcast-episode-89-war-of-the-spark/

0:01:00: Announcements
0:05:40: VSL Season 9 Finals
0:45:40: Bolas’s Citadel
0:53:40: Jace, Weilder of Mysteries
0:57:16: Flux Channeler
1:02:40: Dreadhorde Arcanist
1:19:30: Burning Prophet
1:23:50: Teferi, Time Raveler
1:40:25: Karn, the Great Creator
1:56:03: Narset, Parter of Veils
2:01:57: Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
2:08:36: Blast Zone
2:15:55: Return to Nature
2:19:18: Price of Betrayal
2:22:35: Dovin’s Veto
2:26:21: Ral, Storm Conduit
2:31:16: Tomik, Distinguished Advokist
2:37:00: Deliver Unto Evil
2:42:05: Dovin, Hand of Control
2:54:28: Ashiok, Dream Render
3:06:16: God-Pharaoh’s Statue
3:10:48: Ugin, the Ineffable
Total runtime: 3:18:06
Show Notes
– War of the Spark Visual Spoiler

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I came across a really interesting article and i thought id share.

https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.09828

The author claims that deciding who will win a game of magic is at least as undecidable as the halting problem... which is pretty nutso. I need to delve deeper because I'm curious if the variance at play when cards are randomly shuffled or drawn is critical to the result or not.

Anyway, I guess this shows magic is harder than chess, huh?

@Smmenen this seems right up your ally brah

For episode 39, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) talk about the role of planeswalkers in Vintage, speculate baselessly about some new cards in War of the Spark, and discuss sous vide and other novel methods of cooking.

https://www.eternalcentral.com/serious-vintage-episode-39-planeswalking-around-town/

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:42 – A Brief, Half-Educated History of Planeswalkers in Vintage
26:56 – What Do We Do With 36 New Planeswalkers?
43:16 – Sous Vide? So What?
Total runtime: 55:29

  • I'm sure most of you are aware, but Modern Horizons has "art cards" which are essentially just full art cards with a blank back for artists to doodle on. I see some noise already that people are going to use these as proxys for the high-dollar cards for playtesting purposes or in casual games for the more expensive cards. Wizards could easily do this for Vintage cards and sell as "art" cards.

    I still think at the end of the day, players want a supported format, and a healthy format (however that is defined by the masses), so not sure having more proxies will grow the player base.

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  • I mean, there are positions where this is strictly better than Saheeli. The dorks are flying so its better against thopters and moat right off the bat. I think that which extra pyromancers you should use is going to be heavily based on meta, I just think this could be one of them. That being said I am more interested in the sac ability if I use this, though I'm not sure for what.

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    Sorcery
    Choose one —
    • Reckless Airstrike deals 3 damage to target creature with flying.
    • Destroy target artifact.

    It has no home right now but if the meta every becomes based around 3 toughness or less flyers it becomes a substantial upgrade to Abrade. Worth hiding away a playset for the future.

    Gonna be a huge hit in other formats for sure.

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    If you are looking for additional pyromancers with utility options Saheeli, sublime artificer is 3 mana, flexible on the cost and interacts with the board the turn it comes into play depending on what you have on the board.

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