Hey folks,

Tonight is going to be a light update due to some real-world requirements getting in the way. I’ll make it up to you all as the week goes on, so stay tuned.

The site update is finally (for reals) gaining some traction, so here’s to hoping that things fall into place soon. The goal is to have the rollout done well before GenCon, because the GDC crew attending will be rocking the new logo on tee-shirts all weekend, and It’d be great if you could actually see it ahead of time so you can make the association and not just wonder who the nut-jobs in matching tees are.

Branding is a wonderful thing if you’re not terrible at it, folks.

In addition, things are getting bigger around here in short order. We’ve had a super-secret new partner in the wings for some time, and we’ve been waiting for the right moment to let that cat out of the bag, so that’s coming very soon. It’s someone that many of you will know already, and someone who will be helping me with the editing as well as content. I’m really excited to have this person onboard, and things are going to really shape up around here as a result. Did I mention to stay tuned yet?

It bears to mention that a part of this expansion will call for more warm bodies. I want to add some more faces to the GDC roster this year, with the ultimate goal of expanding content into more than two days a week and hopefully branching out into different EDH topics with some fresh viewpoints. We’ll be talking about this more in the near future, but if you’ve got a body of work and you’re looking to join a strong team and have an eye for what’s going on in the community, start polishing your résumé. Being able to complain articulately helps too.

Before we go, Mr P and I discussed the entries you guys sent for the Dragon’s Maze “Guess The Guild Champion” contest we did last month, and we decided on a winner. Without further ado:

Joshua Kooyman

Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker
3UB
Legendary Creature – Vampire Warrior
Flying

Whenever Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker deals combat damage to a player, that player exiles a card at random from his or her hand, then exiles the top X cards from his or her library where X is equal to the converted mana cost of the exiled card.

3/4

Joshua nailed the casting cost and keyword ability, and came very close on the power/toughness. In addition, the feature ability was very close as far as the overall mill theme goes, which is really what pushed this over the edge. Solid shot, Joshua! Let us know where we can send the foil Mirko to, and whether or not we should let Mr P alter it with his mad silver Sharpie skills before we ship it.

Have a good one, everybody.

—>Cass