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Hall of Fame ballots are out.
Erin asks: ‘Do you think it’s appropriate for #WotCStaff to stump for nominees?’
Sene1’s thoughts: https://www.facebook.com/notes/sveinung-bj%C3%B8rnerud/2017-hall-of-fame-early-thoughts/10158878989960437/
Quote from LSV on FB:
The average Hall of Fame voting thread:
- "You should vote for [person not remotely close to being eligible]"
- "I know [person] is a cheater, but their results are great"
- "This person's results are clearly the best" (about someone with fewer results across the board than other candidates)
- "Based on these objective criteria, you have to vote for this person" (criteria chosen in reverse to justify voting for someone specific)
At the end of all this, everyone just votes for exactly who they wanted to initially, based on whatever they feel is relevant, and nobody changes their mind. At least Josh Utter-Leyton will get to enjoy a month of everyone talking about how great he is, because not voting for him is pretty hard to justify, regardless of the metrics you choose.
SethBurn’s MaRo/Long/Pikula opinion: https://sethburn.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/chris-pikula-vs-maro-the-soul-of-the-mtg-hall-of-fame/
Sam Stoddard’s thoughts on MTGHOF from 2011
Magic Hall of Fame should have a physical location! Travel around with Magic Art Show to GPs?
Gather the Townsfolk:
”Cassius Marsh Gets Wrecked at GP Vegas” article on Kotaku: http://compete.kotaku.com/cassius-marsh-competes-in-magic-tournament-gets-wrecke-1796367714
Official Seahawks take on Cassius in Vegas: http://www.seahawks.com/news/2017/06/22/seahawks-defensive-end-cassius-marsh-link-between-two-worlds-magic-gathering-grand
WotC makes a rainbow. People lose their minds: https://twitter.com/OriginalOestrus/status/878350288293306368
This week over on the MTG subreddit, user ScottRadish stumbled upon one of the greatest cover-ups in Magic history: The M10 rule changes never happened! The theory goes that Rise of the Eldrazi came out in 2009, as did several big rule changes that coincided with the arrival of our flying spaghetti overlords. Magic did away with mana burn, but not because it was an archaic stupid rule… but because Ulamog ate all the excess mana! 1-cost burn spells and mana dorks stopped seeing print, but not because Lightning Bolt and Elvish Mystic were too good… it’s because Kozilek was countering them all! The exile zone was introduced, but not because it sounds way cooler than “removed from game…” but because the Eldrazi can process things from there! And now, with the deaths of Kozilek and Ulamog at the hands of the Gatewatch last year, Llanowar Elves and mana burn were due to come back… which is why the Standard rotation cycle was reverted back to the old 2 year version! **Wake up people!** The M10 rule changes never actually came into effect! That means damage has been on the stack for the last seven years! The term “battlefield” was introduced then as well… so where have we been putting our 187 creatures since 2009? Dogs and cats living together! Mass Hysteria! ((breathe)) Now, clearly this is the best Magic conspiracy theory since Conspiracy, but we gotta sell more National Inquirers next week, so what is another tinfoil tricorn hat hypothesis you came up with?