Is there a possibility of seeing an updated version of the 'Timmy Johnny, Spike Test' any time soon? I believe I was all three at the time the last test was released. At this point, social media is a lot more pervasive, and if done right, the test would probably be pretty popular on Facebook...
I update it every once in a while. Maybe I can get to it later this year. Maybe.
There was a long chain of ciphers and intrigue that led to it. The ‘Dee’ and ‘Effe’ Twitter accounts tweeted “HUVVDVIAQGXOEXehopbxnwh”, that decrypts to “THEPERFECTGIFTblackrose”. Typing “BLACKROSE” into the The Perfect Gift article on the Wizards site gave the text “Jzthk pbzbx lob sku szbofspw hmzlxojeoa.”, which decrypts to “Press eight one for operator assistance.” Calling the original Conspiracy phone number that gave us Cogwork Librarian and pressing 8 then 1 gave us a key, which decrypted some mystery text we’ve had for a while to give “DESIGNINGFORDEVELOPMENT paliano”. That’s the story so far :D
Since last Friday I am now a certified Magic the Gathering Lv1 Judge! And I’m really happy and proud. I got very nice feedback after and during the event I was judging. I’ve also written a review and I now aim to becoming a Lv2 either this year or at the beginning of the next. I’ve already planned for the last qualification point 10th May and after that I’ll be able to take the test whenever I’m ready. I’ve met some great people and also a not so nice player which conducted Unsporting conduct towards me which I will cover in another post. It’s awesome being a Lv1 anyway!!
The card draw spells available to blue in Theros block are Divination, Thassa's Bounty and Interpret the SIgns. All sorceries. Other options are Font of Fortunes, Dictate of Kruphix and Dakra Mystic. Not really optimal. Is there a reason Blue has such mediocre card draw this Block?
Card drawing is one of the things we have lowered the power level of over time. It’s one of the reasons historically blue’s been so dominant.
In other words, blue’s current card drawing is at an appropriate power level. It just seems weak when compared to the overpowered card drawing of Magic’s past