Green, Artifacts, Gold, Land
*M15 is finally here! We’ll be releasing the set review show in installments throughout the next few days. The schedule for that is shown above.
*We mentioned an excel spreadsheet in the “White” episode. You can download that here
*In the “Cards” tab you can click each card name in column “B” to see a picture of each card. This is helpful if you’d like a visual representation of the card while you listen. Our grades are in the final columns “Q-T”.
*The “Pivots” tab gives you an easy way to slice the data for all creature cards. You can splice it any way you’d like. For example, you can look at the average power / toughness of blue, common and uncommon, three drop flyers. You can go more broad, and just get a count of creatures with power 3 or greater. All you have to do is shift around the field list to your liking!
*The “Random Pack Generator” tab does just that. By pressing the “f9″ key, you can calculate the spreadsheet. Every time you press “f9″, a new pack will be regenerated. If there are copies of cards, the card name is highlighted in red, indicating you should calculate again until you get a legitimate pack. In a normal magic pack, the only way to get a duplicate card is through a foil version of it, which my spreadsheet doesn’t take into account.
*In the “GPA” tab, you can see how the grades look in total. Both Hien and I ended up giving an average rating slightly higher than C. For the most part, our grades represent a normal curve. We grade each individual card on its own merits without any thought of how it will look in total at the end. The fact that we get a bell shaped curve gives us further confidence that we didn’t make any fundamental mistakes in grading.
*Hien mentioned the “Layers” rule in the “Blue” episode. You can find a link to those rules here. Knowing how these interact with cards like “turn to frog” is very beneficial.
*We had a new setup for the show. It reminded us of an outdoor setup, so we snapped a few pics for you guys to check out.