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Join Brian, Mike, Dirk and Chewie as they discuss all things Magic: The Gathering. Since there are plenty of tournament and strategy podcasts out there, we've decided to focus on the fun of the game in all its many forms, from Prereleases to multiplayer free-for-alls to whatever else we can come up with. Give us a listen!

For the final episode of 2016 we've decided to take it easy. We're starting off with a listener-supplied Magic Mad Lib, sent in by Lvl99Luck. It's pretty great. From there it's on to a few more Aether Revolt previews. Then we're going over some feedback on last week's episode, both from Mike and the listeners! It turns out we came up with some entertaining and controversial ideas last week and several of you wanted to weigh in, which we love! Keep it coming!

 

Quicksmith Spy: http://media.wizards.com/2016/email/Uw4Ba8_aer_preview/Tn6Vw24gUi_AER_CardFrame_WAS.jpg
Consulate Crackdown: http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/aether-revolt-story
Tezzeret the Schemer: https://twitter.com/blakepr/status/810903551933292548

 

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Direct download: Episode_446_-_A_Chill_End_to_the_Year.mp3
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First we have to talk about Ajani's upcoming induction into the Gatewatch, since it was revealed today and all. We're not sure how close we got when we made up an Oath for Ajani, feel free to let us know!

After that we're looking forward to Aether Revolt! And we're speculating WILDLY! We're trying to figure out what exactly we'd like to see in the new set. We're starting with the mechanics of Kaladesh and trying to determine how we'd like to see them (if at all) evolve when the Revolt happens. Between Fabricate, Vehicles, Energy, and even wilder speculation about other cards or mechanics we've got a lot of stuff to kick around. Let us know what you'd like to see in Aether Revolt!

 

Oath of Ajani & Standard Showdown Decks - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/standard-showdown-decks-and-oath-live-2016-12-15

 

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Direct download: Episode_445_-_Our_Aether_Revolt_Wish_List.mp3
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We have Aether Revolt previews! But wait, Aether Revolt previews haven't actually...started. And yet we have this stack of cards on the official site to talk about? I'm very confused. Clearly we did this to ourselves.

After we're done with those we're taking a look at various forms of vehicular transportation in Magic's history and sort of trying to turn them into modern Vehicle cards. There are plenty of tangents along the way, with everything from coin-flipping to ante (and yes, Amulet of Quoz has both of those things) popping up to distract us. But it's a lot of fun and we hope you all enjoy!

And by the way, Chewie is streaming video games on Twitch now! Come check it out at www.twitch.tv/themanapool!

 

Promo Cards - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/aether-revolt-packaging-promos-and-planeswalker-decks-2016-12-05
Card Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/products/aether-revolt-cards
Gideon & the Airships - https://twitter.com/FPiringer/status/806508192087834624

 

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Direct download: Episode_444_-_We_Did_This_To_Ourselves.mp3
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We spent the last two episodes telling you all about these decks, it's high time that we actually play them!

The dorks gathered at Brian's house just before the American Thanksgiving holiday to fool around, eat chili, and play some Magic! And since Mike picked up all the new Commander decks we just had to record a game with them, you know? Otherwise we'd have broken the streak, and we just can't have that.

 

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28

 

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Direct download: Episode_443_-_Commander_2016_Live.mp3
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After an accidental week off during our ninth anniversary (whoops) we're back to finish off what we started in the last episode! We're taking a look at the rest of the new cards in Commander 2016 and poking around in the reprints to see what's good there.

In the next episode we're actually going to play a live game with four of these new decks, so be sure to come back then!

 

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28

 

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The dorks are tackling the Commander 2016 set! Now that the whole thing is revealed we have plenty of stuff to go over - so much so that we didn't even finish this time. We are going into great detail about all the new legendary creatures since they are the focus of the Commander format in general, as well as a handful of the new cards! If nothing better comes along then next week we'll look at the rest of the new stuff as well as the insane number of reprints in these decks!

Commander 2016 Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2016
Commander 2016 Decklists - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/commander-2016-edition-decklists-2016-10-28
Commander 2016 Legend Flavor Article - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/its-time-talk-commander-2016-edition-2016-10-26
Babymetal: Megitsune - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK3NMZAUKGw

 

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It's Halloween time! So we're celebrating by checking out some of the favorite creature types of the horror genre for the rest of the month. We've already covered the two most obvious types, Zombies and Vampires. Because the other horror creature types in Magic are either boring or extremely limited, we decided to lump all the rest together in one episode, and it's awesome!

I do have to apologize for the quality of my audio. The other dorks sound amazing because we started using Discord for the call. Windows decided that my headset should be my default microphone without sharing that bit of information with me, so the recording software recorded it instead of my actual mic. I really hope it doesn't keep you from listening, because I was REALLY proud of this one before I found out what happened. I just can't win.

 

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Direct download: Episode_440_-_Spooky_Subtypes_All_the_Rest.mp3
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It's Halloween time! So we're celebrating by checking out some of the favorite creature types of the horror genre for the rest of the month. We're following up last week's undead extravaganza with a more different undead extravaganza - Vampires! Because there were so few vampires in Magic's early days, we'll be focusing a little more on the individual cards. At least until Vampires underwent a massive change from "big bad iconic creatures" to "standard everyday race" in relatively recent years.

Wow, 7 years counts as "relatively recent". Man we're old. 

Next week: The rest of the spooky subtypes!

 

Standard Rotation: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/revisiting-standard-rotation-2016-10-19
Repentant Vampire/Gallantry full art: http://marktedin.com/FullMagicJpegs/40_41_Gall_RepentVamp.jpg

 

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Direct download: Episode_439_-_Spooky_Subtypes_Vampires.mp3
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It's Halloween time! So we're celebrating by checking out some of the favorite creature types of the horror genre for the rest of the month. We're starting off with the obvious choice, the undead superstar of pop culture, the zombie! We're going to take a stroll through Magic's history, checking out the different types, flavors, genres, and styles of zombies as we go. We're also looking at the zombie lords, tribal cards, and legends that we run across too. 

Next week: Vampires!

 

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After taking a week off for the Prerelease episode, we had to come back with something big and awesome. And Brian came up with the perfect idea! We've done episodes like this before, making Magic cards out of our favorite video games, TV shows, movies, and books (links below). So rather than going for a different kind of media, we're going to tackle historical figures!

Each dork did some homework, coming up with a variety of ideas for cards based on historical figures. Brian made fully fleshed-out cards, Mike & Chewie made skeletons of some cards, with the basic idea figured out but that's about it. And Dirk came at it from the other direction, matching up historical figures with the mechanics of Magic!

Plus Chewie just had to make some historical villains. Sigh.

Episode 205: Would Solid Snake Have Shroud
Episode 260: Giant Chicken Token
Episode 326: At the Movies with The Mana Pool
Episode 368: Take a Look... (Reading WUBRG)

 

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Direct download: Episode_437_-_The_Magic_of_History.mp3
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The dorks have ventured out into the world to record this episode! We attended the Kaladesh Prerelease at House of Cards in Winston-Salem NC and brought the trusty digital recorder with us! You'll get our reactions to the mechanics and cards immediately after we have them, and you'll get to hear all about how we did at the event! Spoiler alert: it was awesome!

Apologies as usual for the way Brian holds the recorder and thus the way it sounds. He's bad at this game.

 

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Direct download: Episode_436_-_Kaladesh_Prerelease_Field_Recordings.mp3
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The full Kaladesh set has been revealed! That means we're poking around at all the neat stuff that we hadn't gotten to in the last two episodes! That means lots of commons and uncommons and some of the less-impressive rares get touched on. You know, all the stuff that makes the set actually work. We're hitting up more cars, talking about things driving cars, and celebrating those amazing Kaladeshi airhorns!

Kaladesh Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh
Other Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/kaladesh-cards

 

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Direct download: Episode_435_-_Oh_Those_Kaladeshi_Airhorns.mp3
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It's time for more Kaladesh! They revealed the existence of the new Masterpiece Series, then they immediately showed off all the Masterpieces for this set, the Kaladesh Inventions. We're covering those first, then we're heading into the Card Image Gallery to check out even more of the crazy fun stuff in this set! There's a LOT of good removal here. Like a lot.

The Kaladesh Inventions: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/masterpiece-series-kaladesh-inventions-2016-09-12
Kaladesh Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh

 

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Direct download: Episode_434_-_A_Day_at_the_Inventors_Fair.mp3
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After a week off we're back and tackling all the new stuff that has cropped up since we last recorded. First there was Announcement Day, which covered all the ways WotC is going to try to suck out your money in the next several months. PAX West also happened, which means a ridiculous amount of information about the new block was vomited out all over us. That's cool though, the new set actually looks like a fun one! When's the last time we had a Magic set that felt like fun?

Announcement Day: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/announcement-day-2016-08-31
Kaladesh Mechanics: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kaladesh-mechanics-2016-09-02
Kaladesh Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh
Kaladesh Planeswalker B Team: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kaladesh-packaging-promos-and-planeswalker-decks-2016-09-06

 

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Direct download: Episode_433_-_A_Positive_Energy.mp3
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More Conspiracy! We're poking around the full set, looking at all the cool stuff that wasn't out last week! This includes plenty of cards that do stuff during the draft, the Council's Dilemma cards, and the super-ridiculous money reprints. Oh, and the big dumb awesome reprints. And basically all the other stuff. There are a lot of really interesting things going on in this set, so we hope you all enjoy this episode!

Conspiracy: Take the Crown Card Image Gallery -http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/conspiracy-take-crown
The Other Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/conspiracy-take-crown-cards

 

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Direct download: Episode_432_-_Thank_You_For_Making_Me_King.mp3
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The latest version of Conspiracy brings with it a fascinating new meta-game. Not metagame like "what should I put in my sideboard?" but a new layer of game within the game. Much like the show on HBO, it's a Game of Delicious Potato. Who wants to be the Monarch? EVERYONE!

In case you can't tell, we're doing Conspiracy: Take the Crown previews. There are some doozies.

Conspiracy: Take the Crown mechanics - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/conspiracy-take-crown-mechanics-2016-08-15
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/conspiracy-take-crown

 

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It's that time again! We’re heading back into Brian's Magic RPG to figure out what's happening with the plane of Trivester, which we're all conveniently trapped on. Join Alaric, Karim, and The Angel as we explore the city we discovered at the end of Episode 423. Maybe I'll finally be able to get a sword!

Be sure to let us know what you think! Remember, this is only our second time in Brian's world, and he's only done this once before (on the previous episode!) and we're still getting a feel for what's going on. So we’re basically all new at this. Be kind and give us some feedback!

 

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Direct download: Episode_430_-_Is_My_Character_Literate.mp3
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After being unable to record last week because Skype hates us, we're back! Skype still hates us, but we outsmarted its hate. If this episode sounds funny, it's because Chewie recorded it using his game capture software instead of something that hooks into Skype directly.

We begin this episode with a guest! Joe Hout, a local player and first-time game designer, is an awesome guy. And he's doing a Kickstarter for his first game, Dragon Draft! We go into lots of details about the game on the episode. For all the information you could want, check out the links below. I really hope some of you guys help Joe out on his Kickstarter, it's SOOO close and ends VERY soon!

Then, because of all our technical difficulties, we couldn't really do what we wanted to do this week. So instead we're taking a look at From the Vault: Lore. We're gonna go through all the cards in it and talk about how they fit into their various stories, our experiences with them, and whether or not there could be some better choices to represent the story. It was a good discussion that was a lot of fun, so let us know what you guys think of FTV: Lore!

FTV: Lore - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/vault-lore-2016-08-01
Dragon Draft on Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1664474840/dragon-draft
Dragon Draft on Twitter - @DragonDraftGame
Dragon Draft on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/dragondraft/

 

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Direct download: Episode_429_-_Head-Not-There-Anymore-Osis.mp3
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Hey look, a prerelease happened. Ordinarily that would mean a live episode recorded at said prerelease, but we didn't do this that time. Instead we're doing it old-school style and talking about it on the next episode! And since Dirk didn't hit a prerelease and we didn't want to bore him, we grabbed our old buddy Bill to take his place this week! You know Bill. He's also known as Squee over on Monday Night Magic. Yay! So yeah, set looks pretty cool.

 

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Direct download: Episode_428_-_Eldritch_Moon_Prerelease_Report.mp3
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A few weeks ago the dorks all gathered at Brian's house to play some Magic! And since we weren't able to record this week for various reasons, you get to hear it now. Yay!

On this episode we began with a game of Commander Planechase. It went for just about an hour and was a fun and (relatively) fast game! After that, we decided to just say screw it and do another one. But this time Brian had the idea that we should each pick a deck built by someone else! So Brian & Chewie swapped decks, Mike & Dirk traded, and we went at it with an unfamiliar deck. This game was slightly more epic in length (about 2 hours) but I don't remember it dragging or anything like that.

So strap in and enjoy a bunch of dorks playing Magic, picking on each other, giggling incessantly, and just having a good time. This is our first live episode with the new microphone, and I really think it turned out well. Let us know what you think!

 

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Direct download: Episode_427_-_Commander_Planechase_Awesomeness_Live.mp3
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It's that time again! I went to a Grand Prix, so now you get more Three Questions! This is the third of four shows from GP Charlotte 2016.

When I find myself at a big Magic tournament, I take my trusty digital recorder and ask lots of people three questions that are a bit silly, because I'm not going to ask serious hard-hitting stuff to players between rounds, to judges during their shift, and to everyone else while they're doing...whatever it is they're doing. Besides, my off-the-wall questions put them on the spot and reveal a little bit more about who they are as a person and as a Magic player.

This episode is all about the pros and the content creators! I kick things off by talking to Reid Duke, Shahar Shenhar, and Jon Finkel all at once! I also hit up Andrew Cuneo, Mike Sigrist, Jeff Hoogland, Ali Aintrazi, Brian Braun-Duin, and Todd Anderson! As for my fellow content people, I got to bother CJ Shrader of JudgeCast, Meghan Wolff of Magic: the Amateuring, Cedric Phillips of Star City Games, and Reuben Bresler of Magic Mics. I also interviewed Aaron, known to all (because I just said so) as Father of The Beast, whom I will love forever.

I hope you guys enjoyed the extra work I put into these. Once I had the idea to include everyone's musical response, I couldn't not do it, you know? Be sure to hit me with your answers to these Three Questions!

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Direct download: ThreeQuestionsGPCharlotte2016pt3.mp3
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These no-job-having zombies are a drain on the fragile (and tentacled) Innistradian economy! Once we overthrow this giant monster cosmic horror thing, they either need to become productive members of society or they need to go right back where they came from, whether that be a hole in the ground, the bottom of the sea, or all the way back to Hell itself! Make Innistrad great again!

Oh yeah, we're looking at the full Eldritch Moon set. It's pretty awesome.

Eldritch Moon Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eldritch-moon-2016-06-28
JT's Yu Yu Hakusho tweet: https://twitter.com/NerdPop140/status/749634543074803712

 

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It's preview time! We're running through the Eldritch Moon cards that have been revealed thus far. Emrakul or not, the set looks pretty cool thus far. We've got good and useful new mechanics, expected returning mechanics, new takes on double-faced cards, tentacles, gentacles, not-quite-werewolves, and one amazing horse.

Oh, and Meld. You can turn two normal-sized creature cards into one hugely awesome creature card. It's a mechanic that is big, dumb, awesome, stupid, pointless, brilliant, and amazing all at once, and I personally can't wait to meld something together just once. That's all I need!

My horse is amazing.

Eldritch Moon Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eldritch-moon-2016-06-28
Eldritch Moon Mechanics: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/eldritch-moon-mechanics-2016-06-27

 

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Direct download: Episode_425_-_Gisalf_Big_Pile_of_Nope.mp3
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On this episode we're spending the entire time discussing the big Emrakul reveal for Eldritch Moon. We go into detail about our reactions so everyone understands exactly what we're disappointed about and why. We really like the three cards they revealed though! We touched on a few other things, and you can find links to those things below!

Emrakul's reveal - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/access-magic-eldritch-moon-episode-1-2016-06-20
UNO Anime - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1XQduS6IfA
Fright Night poster - http://imgur.com/v3QV9MC
EU Referendum results - http://www.bbc.com/news/politics/eu_referendum/results
Daily Update with Peculiar Flavor - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2016-06-21

 

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Direct download: Episode_424_-_Rise_of_the_Eldrazi_pt_4.mp3
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It is time! We're finally getting started on the Magic RPG that Brian cooked up! We created our characters back in Episode 407, so if you haven't listened to that you might consider doing that first. Only the first hour is character creation if that helps.

We had a good time on our initial outing as Alaric, Karim, and The Angel, getting sucked out of the Blind Eternities and into a strange new world. Now if only I could find a sword...

Be sure to let us know what you think! Bear in mind this is our first time actually playing Brian's game, so go easy on us. Actually it's Brian's first time as GM too. Actually, only Mike has done any tabletop RPGing more than once. So we're basically all new at this. Be kind and give us some feedback!

 

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It's that time again! I went to a Grand Prix, so now you get more Three Questions! This is the first of four shows from GP Charlotte 2016.

When I find myself at a big Magic tournament, I take my trusty digital recorder and ask lots of people three questions that are a bit silly, because I'm not going to ask serious hard-hitting stuff to players between rounds, to judges during their shift, and to everyone else while they're doing...whatever it is they're doing. Besides, my off-the-wall questions put them on the spot and reveal a little bit more about who they are as a person and as a Magic player.

I was all over the place in this episode. I bothered two SCG employees, Ben Bleiweiss and Jeremy Noell. I grabbed some former and current podcasters in Chris Lansdell, Joe Gardner, Alex Okowita, and Houston GingerAle. I had fun talking to Emma Handy, who writes about MTG every week. I even got answers from both ends of the spectrum, with pro players Craig Wescoe and Adrian Sullivan, and non-Magic player Andrea Robinson, who made the mistake of being with Adrian when I snagged him. Is no one safe? Won't someone think of the children?

Nope.

I hope you guys enjoyed the extra work I put into these. Once I had the idea to include everyone's musical response, I couldn't not do it, you know? Be sure to hit me with your answers to these Three Questions!

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Direct download: ThreeQuestionsGPCharlotte2016pt2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

On this episode, the dorks have decided to take it nice and easy. Nothing stressful, nothing brain-intensive, just some simple segments that we can have some fun with. So we're starting out with a good old Magic Mad Lib! Cleanse!

After that, we're flexing our creative muscles with a pair of Commander Story Circles using two Standard-legal legendary creatures! They're both pretty awesome, which is good because they were the only ones in Standard worth building around that we hadn't done already. Let us know what you think about the decks we built!

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Since the full set of Eternal Masters dropped after just four days of previews (and we were in there! Yay!), we're spending this episode just looking at the Card Image Gallery. We're reminiscing about the cards in here we know and love, and...that's actually about it. There's a bit of discussion about why some cards are here, a bit of talk about what's not here, and plenty of tangenting and nonsense like you'd expect!

Eternal Masters Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eternal-masters

 

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Direct download: Episode_421_-_Nostalgic_Masters.mp3
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It's that time again! I went to a Grand Prix, so now you get more Three Questions! This is the first of four shows from GP Charlotte 2016.

When I find myself at a big Magic tournament, I take my trusty digital recorder and ask lots of people three questions that are a bit silly, because I'm not going to ask serious hard-hitting stuff to players between rounds, to judges during their shift, and to everyone else while they're doing...whatever it is they're doing. Besides, my off-the-wall questions put them on the spot and reveal a little bit more about who they are as a person and as a Magic player. 

On this episode I spoke to a pretty good variety of players. I hit up some listeners in JT, Sexy Jarod, and AJ. I bothered judges Michael "Scary Judge" Arrowsmith, Casey Brefka, and Charles Featherer. I tormented fellow podcasters Bill Bloodworth of Monday Night Magic & Enchant World and Jordan Kennedy, formerly of At Your End Step. And to round it out there's MTG cosplayer extraordinaire Christine Sprankle and WotC coverage guy (and Pro Tour Champion) Jacob Van Lunen and his lovely wife Tara and ADORABLE daughter Luna. And how about we finish off the episode with SCG's own sexy robot, judge, and tournament-runner guy Jared Sylva, who has a baaaaaad feeling about this. Sometimes it really sucks to be right all the time doesn't it?

I hope you guys enjoyed the extra work I put into this one. Once I had the idea to include everyone's musical response, I couldn't not do it, you know? Be sure to hit me with your answers to these Three Questions!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EST

It is time! After a long, long, LONG time coming, we finally have our own exclusive preview card from Wizards of the Coast! It's for the upcoming Eternal Masters set (in case you couldn't tell from the ridiculous amount of EMA previews from the last couple days). If you want to cheat and check out the card, scroll ALL the way down to the bottom of this post to see it!

After we get done with our card we're gonna go over even more previews as well as all the announcements we missed when we took off last week!

Eternal Masters Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eternal-masters
Announcement Day: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcement-day-2016-05-16

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am EST

We weren't terribly excited about Battle for Zendikar. We were SUPER excited about Shadows Over Innistrad. What's the difference between these two sets? We're diving into the differences between both cases of nostalgia to figure out what's going on here. And since Brian's not here, we spend a lot of time rambling and tangenting in his honor. And because that's sort of what we do.

Be sure to stick around until the very end for a super awesome amazing announcement! And be sure to come back here on May 25th!

Mark Rosewater's mistakes article: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/because-salt-makes-mistakes-taste-great-2016-05-09

 

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Direct download: Episode_419_-_Recapturing_the_Magic.mp3
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We're finishing off the last of the Planeswalker Oath episodes! In case you haven't been around long, we're extrapolating Oath cards for all the other planeswalkers in the game! We're also spitballing some ideas for the flavor text for these cards as well!

After all that is done we're going over some of YOUR Oaths that you've sent us over the last few weeks! We were only able to find the ones from email, website comments, and Facebook page comments, so we're very sorry if we missed yours! Feel free to send us more to any of these places and we'll totally see them!

Also, I got a new mic. I figured after 8+ years of podcasting it was probably about time. Feels good man.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am EST

To break up the Oaths a bit and to give us time to talk about some of the other stuff that's happened, we're doing something different this week. First off Mike & Brian recount their experiences at SCG States (while completely glossing over the fondue).

Then it's time for another Mythic Conscription, where we go through a pre-Mythic set and try to determine what might have been Mythic if such a thing existed. Because it shares some thematic similarities to Innistrad (and because it's so small) we went with The Dark. Pickings are slim, but the set is actually really neat and features some of the earliest versions of things we're seeing in modern times!

And of course we can't ignore some of the big news that's happened recently. There's the Pro Tour, the Platinum pay cut and following apology, and the judge lawsuit to talk about. That makes the episode title an unfortunate double entendre, but oh well.

 

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Last week's episode about The Aveng....I mean the Gatewatch was so much fun that we decided to do it again! We're covering another handful of planeswalker Oaths this week, so be sure to let us know what you think! We'll knock out the rest of them very soon, so if we missed one you like don't worry!

 

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We all know & love the Avengers of the Planeswalkers, the Gatewatch, right? What if they were to add to their numbers? Sure four planeswalkers are a force to be reckoned with, but what if they needed even more power? Well of course anyone that becomes a member must take an Oath, and that's what we're really interested in! We've come up with some Oaths for other planeswalkers that might join the Gatewatch, both the card text and the flavorful oath itself. We couldn't get to them all in one episode, so expect another one soon!

 

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The dorks are live from the SOI Prerelease at Lucky's Card Shop in Greensboro NC! Mike, Brian, and Chewie are there to play with some creepy new cards, and we have the handy digital recorder so you guys get our live thoughts as we have them! We're joined on occasion by Chris, a local listener who frequents Lucky's, and Sexy Jarod, who is sexy. Like damn. Just for some flavor there's some talk about The Beast, Chewie's new computer, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and the French version of Thundercats. We can't get through an entire episode without some tangents!

Be sure to let us know how your prerelease went!

 

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I guess every show that goes long enough eventually does a clip show, right?

The details of what happened this week are a little...bizarre. But if you listen it'll all make something that resembles sense. Enjoy the clips!

 

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Even more Shadows Over Innistrad previews! To help celebrate this awesome set, we've brought back one of our favorite guests from back in the day! He has gone by a multitude of handles over the years - Mr. Suitcase, Eric from St. Louis, and plenty more, but he'll always be Eric of Many Names to us! His family has abandoned him again for a brief vacation, so he's taking advantage of that by podcasting with us and scanning cards into a QS database.

As far as the set is concerned, it's still awesome! There are plenty of new cards to talk about this week, so many that we're not even bothering to try to hit them all. So it's a much more free-form discussion, bouncing around the card image gallery to hit whatever tickles our fancy. So sit back, relax, and let us know what you think of anything we mentioned this episode!

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SOI Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/shadowsoverinnistrad

 

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More Shadows Over Innistrad previews! Since we're all really excited about the set, we're doing another preview episode where we're just hitting everything! All the Planeswalkers in the set have been revealed, but we can't talk about them until Brian gets here. Luckily, he arrives halfway through the episode so we can hit them all in rapid succession. 

And yes I know the episode name is dumb. It's late, give me a break.

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It's preview time baby! Even though Shadows Over Innistrad previews don't actually start until next week, there are plenty of cards to discuss! And mechanics! And changes to returning mechanics! And Dirk is back! And Chewie is super excited about an upcoming set for the first time in like two years! And Mike has a beard! And Brian is awake! I sort of lost my train of thought there...

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All the GP Escape Rooms - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/shadows-over-innistrad-weekend-experience-recap-2016-03-08
SOI Mechanics - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/shadows-over-innistrad-mechanics
SOI Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/shadowsoverinnistrad
The disturbing story we mentioned several times - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/gaze-blank-and-pitiless-2016-03-09

 

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This episode is a weird one. Dirk is on vacation, unbeknownst to us. We thought it was next week. The big Shadows countdown reveal was lame, so that didn't take up much of the show. We didn't have terribly much planned for this episode other than a few loose ideas and taking Mike's Hedron Alignment deck Out of the Deck Box.

Luckily, we turned complaining about the Wizards website into a pretty good conversation. Out of the Deck Box led organically into several good discussions about how and why we play Magic. The Eternal Masters announcement led to a rambling rant/talk about the Reserved List and its implications. And then the final thoughts were rambling and out there as usual. So let us know what you think about...just any of that!

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Shadows Over Innistrad page - http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/shadows-over-innistrad
Werewolf Planeswalker - http://magic.wizards.com/en/story/planeswalkers/arlinn-kord
Mike's Hedron Alignment Deck - http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ktk-bfz-ori-hedron-alignment/
Reserved List - http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/Reserved_List
FTV: Lore - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-vault-lore-2016-02-29

 

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Yes everyone, the MTG RPG material will be available for everyone in the future. We promise! We'll get it to you when it's ready. Now please stop asking!

This episode begins with a wee bit of email feedback, then some news, then we get into the main topic! We're finishing up our Mythic Conscription of Kamigawa block by poking at Saviors. This set is definitely a weird one with its legendary spells, its flippy enchantment guys, and its lame horse spirit things. Buh!

After we're done with that, things take a bit of a turn when Dirk's final thought leads us into a conversation that lasts longer than Dirk himself does. It's a serious topic, so pay attention.

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We made the Daily Update on the WotC website! - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2016-02-22
Then we made it again the next day! - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/daily-magic-update/update-2016-02-23
Conspiracy 2 announced - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-conspiracy-2

 

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The time has come! We're bringing back one of our most popular ideas EVER. This is also one of our most requested things to return to, but we were just unable. But now thanks to LOADS of work on Brian's part, it's time to do it again. We're bringing back the Magic RPG! Originally just a one-shot, Brian has crafted a whole new thing that will be a long-running, periodic addition to the show. In this episode, for instance, we're just doing character creation. Do let us know what you think, because we're planning on this popping up from time to time whenever Brian gets more things ready to go!

There's also a few bits of news of course. Eternal Masters, new Shadows Over Innistrad cards and mechanics, an upcoming charity tournament, that sort of thing. You know how it is.

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Episode 172 - Adventures in Zendikar: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-172-adventures-zendikar-live/
Hunter Burton Memorial Magic Open: https://www.facebook.com/events/855810764531913/
Eternal Masters announced: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-eternal-masters-2016-02-15
Duel Decks: Blessed vs Cursed with new Shadows Over Innistrad cards: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/duel-decks-blessed-vs-cursed-2016-02-15

 

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The dorks are bringing back an old favorite by listener request! We're doing an Old Vs New of the two Zendikar blocks! The categories of comparison are Eldrazi, Planeswalkers, Allies, Lands, Mechanics, Bonus Cards, and Overall Theme. There's a lot of really good discussion about all of these categories and then some. You might be surprised by the time you get to the end. Be sure to let us know who you think should have won each category!

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Last episode we went into great detail about the Mythic rarity, so it only seems right that we put that discussion to good use this week. We're doing a Mythic Conscription of Betrayers of Kamigawa! You know as the set that had Ninjas and the Fork of Doom (Umezawa's Jitte) and...well that's probably it to be honest. But there's definitely some crazy stuff going on, as you'll hear. And we're totally using the stuff we learned (?) in 404, so that's good.

Of course we can't start until I finish embarrassing Mike. He took his Hedron Alignment deck to FNM last week, and I was there to hang out. That means I was there to see a massive failure on his part, which was so awesome in its badness that I just had to share with everyone!

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This week we're taking it back to a topic that we wanted to do almost two months ago, but we couldn't fit it in. It's all about what does or does not constitute the mythic rarity. Our last Mythic Conscription (Episode 398) caused a lot of consternation among our fan base. A significant number of you out there disagreed with how we assessed some of the mythics in Champions of Kamigawa, with the major schism coming from the mythic-ness of the Myojin and/or the Dragons. There was so much feedback about it that we decided to do this discussion!

We're taking it all the way back to the original definition of mythic as described by Mark Rosewater. There was another article on MTGGoldfish written in December of last year discussing how the mythic rarity has changed in the intervening 8 years. We're going to take a look at those, talk about them until we're all blue in the face, and then relate it all back to that fateful Champions of Kamigawa Mythic Conscription. We hope you guys enjoy, and do give us more feedback to let us know what you think!

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Episode 398 (the one that kicked off this discussion) - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-398/
The first introduction of mythic rarity - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/year-living-changerously-2008-06-02
Episode 30 (our first reaction to mythic rarity) - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-30-and-now-for-something-not-completely-different/
A question on Rosewater's tumblr - http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/134445511588/mister-rosewater-do-you-think-wizards-has-failed
The Goldfish article on the changing mythic rarity - http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/the-changing-definition-of-mythic-rare

 

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We're back to take another look at Oath of the Gatewatch! Before that we've got some old news to rehash and some new news to cover! There's the B&R list update, some Commander changes, and new things in the IPG. Then we take a while poking around the OGW Card Image Gallery talking about a bunch of stuff we like or don't like, things that were interesting at the Prerelease, you know how we do.

Then our final thoughts take on a life of their own, as we talk about the horrible water supply debacle of Flint, Michigan. Seriously, this is some stuff that shouldn't happen in modern society and yet here we are. There's also Periodic Table Battleship and discussions of the incoming winter weather down here in the South.

Hope you all enjoyed having two episodes this week!

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B&R List update: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-18-2016-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2016-01-18
Commander Rules update: http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18057
IPG update: http://blogs.magicjudges.org/telliott/2016/01/18/ogw-policy-changes/
Oath of the Gatewatch Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/oathofthegatewatch
Flint MI story: http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/11/health/toxic-tap-water-flint-michigan/
Periodic Table Battleship: http://teachbesideme.com/periodic-table-battleship/#5YFpTb5BLtBf8hX5.03

 

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Direct download: Episode_403_-_Gatewatching_Etc.mp3
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It's bonus episode time! Chewie, Brian, and Mike went to the Two-Headed Giant Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease at Lucky's Card Shop in Greensboro NC. And of course we couldn't resist taking the digital recorder with us to report in live from the tournament! Don't worry, we know it's short. You'll be getting a normal episode later this week as well!

Chewie & Brian decided to re-form their old 2HG Dream Team because they were seriously awesome at it back in the day. Mike joined up with Chris, one of our local listeners that didn't have another head. We'll check in before the tourney starts, in between rounds, and then wrap it all up at the end. We'll discuss some of the cards that were good to us, some that were less than good, and general 2HG strategy. In this format, perhaps more than any other, you really are playing against your opponents just as much as you are playing against their cards, and that's one of the reasons Chewie & Brian are so good at it.

A big shout-out to listeners Kristen & Anthony who stopped by to say hi! I hope I spelled your name right, let me know if I didn't. And if you're the anonymous sailor that met Chewie's old man on a plane, send us a message and say hi! He's bad at remembering names.

 

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Direct download: Episode_402_-_OGW_Prerelease_Field_Recordings.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

I hope you all recovered from the monster that was Episode 400, because it's time to get back to our normal work! Because of the bizarre timing of holidays, previews, and 400...we haven't actually looked at the new set yet. Our bad.

But all that changes now...once we're done talking about how Wizards is trying to fix some of their recent massive screw-ups in community goodwill. But after that we're hitting all the big flashy cards in Oath of the Gatewatch. Then a few others. Then the Expeditions. Then some final thoughts. Got it? Ready...BREAK!

LINKAGE
Judge suspension update - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/learning-opportunities-2016-01-13
Proxies discussion update - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/proxies-policy-and-communication-2016-01-14
Oath of the Gatewatch Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/oathofthegatewatch
All the new Expeditions - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/never-wasted-holiday-2015-12-24

 

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Direct download: Episode_401_-_Our_First_Look_at_Gatewatch.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

There's only one way to celebrate this massive milestone - but we couldn't rent an elephant. So instead we're bringing back a fan favorite - Exiled! Remember that? The deckbuilding competition loosely based on Food Network's show Chopped that Brian came up. Its only other appearance was on Episode 337 (the link is below) waaaaay back in September 2014. You should totally give it a listen first if you haven't heard it yet!

On this go-round, your host dorks are playing the role of the judges so that we can grab some guests to be contestants! We're joined by four suckers friends to go through four rounds of restrictive and insane deck construction. Those suckers friends are:

Bill Bloodworth (Squee) of Monday Night Magic & Enchant World - @SqueeGoblnNabob
Bryan Prillaman, recently (unjustly IMO) suspended L3 judge, of JudgeCast - @BryanPrillaman
Chris Lansdell, reformed podcast whore and writer for StarCityGames - @lansdellicious
Andrew Hunt, longtime TMP listener, enthusiastic deckbuilder, Kickstarter backer - @IdleCommenter

Everyone get ready, because this episode went for an hour for every hundred episodes! That's FOUR HOURS in case math & reading aren't your strong suit. Be sure to check out the links below for the stuff we talked about in the episode, including the TappedOut page for all the decks our suckers friends built! And thank you all so much for getting us all the way to the big 400! We couldn't have done it without you, and we love you all!

LINKAGE!
The Exiled decks on TappedOut - http://tappedout.net/users/ExiledTheShow/deck-folders/
Chris Lansdell's RW Soul Sisters Deck Tech - http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/deck_tech_rw_soul_sisters_with.html
The beginning of the Alien Bug Thing Saga, read on from here - https://twitter.com/TheManaPool/status/684033918463553536

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_400_-_The_Return_of_Exiled.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00pm EST