A Magic blog about my perspective as a gay man in the MTG community, and about my quest to collect as many merfolk as humanly possible.

Devout Thassan, happily married, and super into Modern.

29th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Command Tower with 319 notes

commandtower:


Command Tower Giveaway: Fiery Redhead Edition

Hey guys, it’s Jon here with Command Tower. I want to thank you all so much for the support you’ve shown this blog since I started it a little more than a year ago. I’ve got more followers now than I ever expected and people have sent such amazing replies to my articles and card breakdowns telling me what a huge help they’ve been. Even when I had to take a bit of time away for a while, you guys were there to wish me well and make me feel welcome again when I came back, and that’s amazing.
As a small way of trying to say thank you, I’m going to be doing a little giveaway. I built up a prize package package based around Magic’s star pyromancer, Chandra. If you’re one of my followers and you’d like to win some neat Red-aligned stuff, then here’s your chance.
The package includes: - 1 Pop! Vinyl Chandra Nalaar figure - 1 foil Chandra Nalaar card - 1 Chandra T-Shirt (size is mismarked as XXL, shirt is actually somewhere between L and XL)
Here’s how to enter: - Please be following Command Tower. This is a thank you giveaway to my followers. If you’re interested in the stuff, then you’ll probably like my blog, so feel free to check it out first if you’d like to enter!
 - Each person can enter twice — once by liking this post, and then again by reblogging it. Comments on this post will not be counted as entries.
 - I’ll choose one winner in a couple weeks’ time and send them a private message letting them know that they took it home.
Please get your entries in by August 15th if you’re interested in the prize. 
Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks again for all the amazing support you’ve shown Command Tower over the past year!

commandtower:

Command Tower Giveaway: Fiery Redhead Edition

Hey guys, it’s Jon here with Command Tower. I want to thank you all so much for the support you’ve shown this blog since I started it a little more than a year ago. I’ve got more followers now than I ever expected and people have sent such amazing replies to my articles and card breakdowns telling me what a huge help they’ve been. Even when I had to take a bit of time away for a while, you guys were there to wish me well and make me feel welcome again when I came back, and that’s amazing.

As a small way of trying to say thank you, I’m going to be doing a little giveaway. I built up a prize package package based around Magic’s star pyromancer, Chandra. If you’re one of my followers and you’d like to win some neat Red-aligned stuff, then here’s your chance.

The package includes:
 - 1 Pop! Vinyl Chandra Nalaar figure
 - 1 foil Chandra Nalaar card
 - 1 Chandra T-Shirt (size is mismarked as XXL, shirt is actually somewhere between L and XL)

Here’s how to enter:
 - Please be following Command Tower. This is a thank you giveaway to my followers. If you’re interested in the stuff, then you’ll probably like my blog, so feel free to check it out first if you’d like to enter!

 - Each person can enter twice — once by liking this post, and then again by reblogging it. Comments on this post will not be counted as entries.

 - I’ll choose one winner in a couple weeks’ time and send them a private message letting them know that they took it home.

Please get your entries in by August 15th if you’re interested in the prize. 

Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks again for all the amazing support you’ve shown Command Tower over the past year!

28th July 2014

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What you thought was an out of body experience was just your neurons creating false sensory feedback out of lack of oxygen. There was no angel. You were just dying. #m15 #magic2015 #magicthegathering #mtg #foilmtg #foilcards

What you thought was an out of body experience was just your neurons creating false sensory feedback out of lack of oxygen. There was no angel. You were just dying. #m15 #magic2015 #magicthegathering #mtg #foilmtg #foilcards

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28th July 2014

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The ambient doom levels are off the chart. And our sensors are picking up incoming scuttling! #m15 #Magic2015 #mtg #magicthegathering

The ambient doom levels are off the chart. And our sensors are picking up incoming scuttling! #m15 #Magic2015 #mtg #magicthegathering

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28th July 2014

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The Eva-05 series has gone berserker, sir! #mtg #magicthegathering #m15 #magic2015 #standard #edh #commander #newphyrexia #mythicrare

The Eva-05 series has gone berserker, sir! #mtg #magicthegathering #m15 #magic2015 #standard #edh #commander #newphyrexia #mythicrare

Tagged: newphyrexiaedhstandardmagicthegatheringmagic2015m15commandermythicraremtg

28th July 2014

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Oh, I’m gonna turn you ALL into cuties! Watch out for my size 13 boots, sweeties! #m15 #magic2015 #standard #ribbit #ribbitribbit #frogsong #mtg #magicthegathering

Oh, I’m gonna turn you ALL into cuties! Watch out for my size 13 boots, sweeties! #m15 #magic2015 #standard #ribbit #ribbitribbit #frogsong #mtg #magicthegathering

Tagged: frogsongribbitstandardmagicthegatheringmagic2015m15ribbitribbitmtg

27th July 2014

Question reblogged from Blogatog with 45 notes

limited-nipples said: On the subject of the public adopting the new names for the wedges, what do you think the likelihood is of long-time players using Abzan to refer to GBW rather than Junk? I think it'll be met with a bit of resistance, just because that term has become so pervasive that it's used in high-level tournament commentary.

markrosewater:

It will take some people longer than others but I feel the community will eventually adopt the new names.

Please note the community was virulently opposed to using the guild names outside of block at first. If it doesn’t happen overnight, it doesn’t mean it won’t happen with most players eventually.

27th July 2014

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Apologies for not maintaining my daily posts the past few days. It has been one of those weekends where I really have not been myself. Today was especially emotional, but tomorrow is a new day, and I should be back on track.

Apologies for not maintaining my daily posts the past few days. It has been one of those weekends where I really have not been myself. Today was especially emotional, but tomorrow is a new day, and I should be back on track.

27th July 2014

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everyseasonisbeardedseason said: Mind telling us about your RW aggro list you just won with. I'm a huge fan of weenie style strategies and love hearing about them winning, no matter the size of the tournament!

I can, but I’ll be honest, I’m not super happy with it!

27th July 2014

Question reblogged from Blogatog with 66 notes

disappointedreader said: Do you think the five clan names in Khans of Tar will catch on as the common way to speak of the wedges (similar to the way the guilds of Ravnica / shards of Alara have become the names for their respective color combinations)?

markrosewater:

I do.

It has not even been 48 hours since the announcement and I have already:

1. Stated I am getting a Mardu wing tramp stamp.
2. Angrily shouted “THE MARDU DO NOT EAT PESTO” at my husband.
3. Referred to a friend’s deck ideas as “typical Sultei bullshit”.

… I think they’ll take.

26th July 2014

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Confession time: I would probably care more about planeswalker pairings if A) more of them were gay, and B) the fallback bara-walker option wasn’t always Garruk. Garruk is sort of a sociopath. He wasn’t even raised by wolves, he was raised by whatever the fuck it is that falls out of Thragtusks!

Now Koth… there’s a damn man for the gay boys. Hard as a rock— literally — a walking shirtless scene, and the “the Hammer” is part of his damn name.

I mean, like, I am a top but goddamn I would enter the battlefield tapped for that