Ravnica Block Drafts Return!
It is almost time to Return to Ravnica, but before you do, here is a chance to experience one of the most beloved Magic blocks of all time. The Ravnica Block draft queue starts after tomorrow's downtime and ends with the following downtime on September 5. Check out the What's Happening page for full details.
PAX Prime -- This Weekend!
If you happen to be in Seattle and are lucky enough to have PAX Prime badges, stop by the Magic: The Gathering booth, your hub for Wizards of the Coast action at the show.
We will have a Magic Online 64-Player Magic 2013 Draft Tournament on Friday at 5:00 PM. This event is only open to players at PAX Prime, so make sure you get to the LAN Center when it opens at 10:00 AM on Friday to claim one of the 64 spots!
2012 Magic Players Championship
The 2011 Magic Online Champion, Reid Duke, will be representing Magic Online at the 2012 Magic Players Championship. Since this event is just for the lucky 16 playing, you'll need to follow along online, so make sure you check out the coverage on the Daily MTG page and see how Reid is doing!
From the Vault: Realms Available Friday, August 31
Available for a limited time, From the Vault: Realms lets you visit some of the most wondrous places in the Multiverse. You can find out the cards in this release here. Pick yours up Friday before they are gone!
September Magic Online Player Rewards
Don't forget that the August MOPR period ends with the downtime tomorrow. Don't miss out on that promo card you want; now is the perfect time to earn those last few points! For more information check out the MOPR page here.
September's rewards period (August 29 to September 26) begins after tomorrow's downtime.
The Tier 1 and 2 promo cards are alternate art Shards of Alara basic lands.
The Tier 3 and 4 promo card is Jaya Ballard, Task Mage, originally given out as part of a mass market promotion.
The Tier 5 and 6 promo card is Shriekmaw, originally given out as part of the Lorwyn release events.
The Tier 7 and 8 promo card is an alternate art Wonder, originally given out during Friday Night Magic in May 2007.
The Tier 9, 10, and 11 promo card is a full art Strangleroot Geist, originally give out as part of the Dark Ascension Game Day.
Downtime Notes for August 29, 2012
The system will go into "No Pay" at 5:00 AM.
Store and trades will shut off at approximately 7:45 AM.
The system will be down from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
This downtime is expected to last approximately 4 hours.
This downtime contains a build with updates and several bug fixes.
- Updated: Added From the Vault: Realms. It goes on sale Friday.
- Updated: Core Set Constructed legality updated with Magic 2013.
- Fixed: Angel of Jubilation no longer incorrectly prevents use of some activated abilities.
- Fixed: Descendant's Path will no longer hang the game if your library is empty.
Note: All times are Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7 hours).