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Gathering Magic Week in Review: 4/3-4/7


With week one of Amonkhet spoilers under our belt, it’s certainly been a busy week here at Gathering Magic. There’s a lot to be excited about as we dive into cards from the latest set and we still have another week of spoilers waiting for us! Besides all that, we had a bunch of quality content here on Gathering Magic over the last week. You know what that means? It’s time for another Gathering Magic Week in Review!

News and Announcements

We had some spoilers for Amonkhet this week, and boy was one of them a doozy! Ali Aintrazi introduced the world to Liliana’s latest incarnation:

No Rest for the Wicked by Ali Aintrazi

Snack Time also got to preview some new cards from Amonkhet! Take a listen to the latest podcast and dive into the flavor!

Snack Time #51: Amonkhet Previews by Mike Linnemann and Ant Tessitore

As always, Alex brings us the latest news in the Magic community. With the new Split Cards in Amonkhet, there are some changes coming to how they’re handled in the rules. Read up so you aren’t caught unaware!

Rules Update for Split Cards

All the Content Fit to Print

Jim Casale takes on assessing the Amonkhet Invocations and how they’ll fit into the Masterpiece market. Should you pick them up? Should you ship any you open at the Prerelease? Take a look and find out!

Assessing Invocations by Jim Casale

Jonathan Medina graced us with some sound advice on collection building and what to do to if you want to preserve your collection’s value in the face of reprints. Inquire within!

Surviving Reprints by Jonathan Medina

Death’s Shadow continues to be a dominating force in Modern, but there are so many flavors of the deck to choose from. Join Kyle as he dives into the variations of Modern’s newest Splinter Twin!

Death’s Shadow is Splinter Twin by Kyle Boggemes

Keeping it Casual

Have you ever wondered if there’s more to Magic than Standard? The answer is yes, and Morgan Wentworth thinks you should consider giving Modern a shot. Is Modern the format for you? Take a look for yourself!

Should I Be Playing Modern by Morgan Wentworth

Multiplayer is an entirely different beast when it comes to card evaluation. Abe brings the heat this week as he breaks down the Heat Index, a system that will help you figure out which cards are worth playing in multiplayer. Take a look!

Why You Are Mis-Evaluating Cards in Multiplayer by Abe Sargent

Mike Linnemann has been very busy planning for the Magic Art Show at GP Vegas later this year. This week, he gives us a behind-the-scenes look at what the Magic Art Show is all about and what it could mean for the future. Take a look, and consider supporting the Kickstarter if this is something you’d like to help make happen!

The Lowdown on the Magic Art Show by Mike Linnemann

Video Spotlight

We put up another episode of Did You Know Magic this week! Check out the latest entry in the series: Did You Know Magic: Pauper ft. Wedge from The Mana Source!

And That’s the Way it Was

And there you have it! Plenty to keep you reading over the weekend. As always, there’s so much more content on our site than I can put here, so I welcome you to explore everything our site has to offer!

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