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This was recorded on June 6, but due to a whole lot of life happening, I never got to post it. Sorry about that. But here it is now, so enjoy!

The dorks are back! We're chatting about how the Fallout show is an excellent adaptation and why. There's some talk about Chewie's June streaming plans, which got disrupted by various emergencies and life in general. But it was a good plan that will return! We discuss the Final Fantasy 4 Pixel Remaster, have some nostalgia about Magic tournaments back in the day, and show off a listener-created Episode 700 card. Then we go back to Final Fantasy to reminisce on some memories of the series, touch on the Dragon Quest series, and get sidetracked by...Jedward? Wait, what?

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Direct download: Adaptations_Tournaments__Video_Games_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting.mp3
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Brian's homebrew MTG RPG continues! After our tribulations in the tunnel, the party finds itself in a large room. Syr, who we've been chasing down this tunnel the entire time, is in a pod of some sort. From here, all sorts of shenanigans ensue. Things get weird before the end. And of course, we end on a serious cliffhanger just to keep everyone invested!

Wait, why do I hear boss music?


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Direct download: Episode_701_-_The_Traitor_Among_Us_Heirs_of_Trivester_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Placeholder text. Be sure to replace this once we get the plan for 700 worked out. Don't forget to check with Cluze & Squee. 


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Direct download: Episode_700_-_The_Mana_Pool_Episode_700.mp3
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The dorks return to the Heirs of Trivester, Brian's original MTG RPG campaign that we've been working on periodically for a very long time. Alaric, Karim, and The Angel are heading through the tunnel underneath the tower. Along the way we're faced with doors labeled with some of the most horrible monstrosities in the multiverse. What could possibly go wrong?

A lot. A lot could (and will) go wrong.


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Direct download: Episode_699_-_Behind_Door_Number_Three_Heirs_of_Trivester_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The dorks get together to do a Just Chatting episode! This time we end up discussing mainly, as the title might indicate, media we've been consuming recently. Chewie goes off on the Cane and Rinse Podcast and Doom Eternal, Brian hits X-Men '97 and The Three Body Problem, Dirks talks the Fallout show, and Mike goes back to Dune 2, which he forgot we already talked about. Other things that come up: the new Avatar live-action show, massively famous self-help books, The DaVinci Code, conspiracy theories, an NES emulator on iOS, mobile gaming in general, and how Blizzard failed us all across several games. It was fun.

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The dorks return from their longer-than-intended hiatus to finally take our first (and probably only) look at Outlaws of Thunder Junction. We're hitting the mechanics and then taking a look at all the cards the pooligans in the TMP Discord recommended for us. You should join it too so you can tell us what to do!

OTJ Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/outlaws-of-thunder-junction-mechanics
OTJ Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/outlaws-of-thunder-junction/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_698_-_Dorks_in_Cowboy_Hats.mp3
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Cheevos For Charity my big charity stream happening March 23 & 24, from Noon to Midnight Eastern time each day. I'm going after randomly chosen achievements while taking donations for Trans Lifeline and giving away Steam games from a list of over 900. Come join me, help support a great cause, and get some video games!

Direct download: charity_announcement.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

The dorks return with a random assortment of of nonsense! We begin by making fun of two accents, then introduce ourselves and our hair. After that Chewie makes the big Cheevos For Charity announcement (more on that below). Then we go into a lengthy conversation about other card games we've played throughout the years. That leads into a discussion about power creep in long-running games. Then it's briefly talking about new consoles and nerding out about Dune.

Cheevos For Charity my big charity stream happening March 23 & 24, from Noon to Midnight Eastern time each day. I'm going after randomly chosen achievements while taking donations for Trans Lifeline and giving away Steam games from a list of over 900. Come join me, help support a great cause, and get some video games!


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Direct download: Naurgh_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_3-2024.mp3
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Remember Fallout? You know, the video game series with radiation and Nuka-Cola and Ron Perlman's voice and power armor and Vault Boy? That game series that hasn't had a good game release in almost a decade? Sure you do! And of course, Magic is releasing some Commander Decks for it under the Universes Beyond label!

The dorks are diving into the first batch of reveals from the Fallout decks and focusing, as we do with these UB sets, on how the cards relate back to the source material. Since two of us have lots of experience with the IP, we're gonna be explaining things to the other two. This was a fun one! Be sure to let us know what you think, and how much Fallout you've played!

Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/magic-the-gathering-fallout-mechanics
Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/fallout/card-image-gallery


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The dorks take a look at the Ravnica: Clue Edition Evidence cards, meaning the suspects, weapons, and rooms that come from the board game Clue. After that we're taking a look at the Murders at Karlov Manor Commander deck commanders. Then we go back to doing our usual thing where we bounce around and look at whatever catches our eye or whatever Twitch chat directs us to. 

Would you choose silence or snitch?

Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/murders-at-karlov-manor/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_696_-_Digging_for_Clues.mp3
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The usual suspects are here, and they're dorks. We're taking another look at Murders at Karlov Manor! After going through the mythics we do our usual thing of bouncing around the set looking for cool stuff to talk about, and there's a LOT of cool stuff to talk about.

Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/murders-at-karlov-manor/card-image-gallery


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The game is afoot! The dorks are investigating The Murders at Karlov Manor for the first time! We'll be looking at all the usual suspects - the mechanics article and the card image gallery. The mechanics are especially neat this time around. We've got Morph+ and the bizarre lovechild of Quests & Sagas being my two high points. Let us know what you think of the new stuff!

And it's KARLOV Manor. Yeah, we know. Especially Brian.

Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/murders-at-karlov-manor-mechanics
Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/murders-at-karlov-manor/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_694_-_Magical_Crime_Scene_Tape.mp3
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This is it! The dorks are doing the final pre-Mythic expansion, Eventide, for Mythic Conscription! This was a fun one, as we have a lot of nostalgia for Eventide. There's also a really good discussion about swapping the power level for two hybrid cycles from the previous set. Be sure to let us know what you think!

This is really bizarre to say. We started Mythic Conscription waaaaay back in 2015. We are still going to do something with base/core sets, but absolutely not all of them. But as far as regular expansions go...we're done. It's so weird to not have a list of sets to fall back on.


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Direct download: Episode_693_-_Eventide_The_Final_Mythic_Conscription.mp3
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The dorks kick off 2024 by...looking back at 2023! We're talking about stuff that happened in our lives over the last year. Things we did, places we went, games we played, mice we captured (wait what?), all that good stuff. Along the way we'll get distracted several times, as is our way, and tangent off into whatever other stuff captures our attention for a few minutes.

How was your 2023? However it was, hopefully your 2024 will be even better! Thanks for sticking with us and happy new year!


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The dorks return to the plane of Trivester for another installment of the MTG RPG! Yes, that is still a thing. We haven't forgotten. We'll NEVER forget! Alaric, Karim, and the Angel head into the mysterious Tower of Icolnir in an effort to figure out what's happened to its planeswalker owner. What sort of traps will they get caught in? Is Syr to be trusted? Should they open the mysterious giant door?

Happy new year to all of our beloved pooligans! We hope your 2024 is even better than your 2023!


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Direct download: Episode_692_-_Exploring_the_Tower_of_Icolnir_Heirs_of_Trivester.mp3
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The dorks are finally back! And we're doing the next-to-last Mythic Conscription! It's Shadowmoor and all its creepy twists on the idyllic Lorwyn people and locations. What do you think of the Swans?

Stick around to the very end to find out some big plans Chewie has going for the beginning of next year!


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Direct download: Episode_691_-_The_Mythics_of_Shadowmoor.mp3
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The dorks return to Ixalan to take another look at more of the set! We're digging into the Caves, the double-faced cards, the new Dreadmaw, and anything else that catches our eyes!

Ixalan Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/the-lost-caverns-of-ixalan/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_690_-_Lost_in_the_Caverns_of_Ixalan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks take a look at all the Jurassic Park cards first, because who doesn't love those movies? Well, the first couple anyway. Then we dive into the Lost Caverns of Ixalan and take a look at the new Gods and whatever else catches our eye. What do you think of the new stuff?

Ixalan Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/the-lost-caverns-of-ixalan/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_689_-_Dinosaurs__Gods.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks are taking a page from MNM this week and covering a variety of Magic topics. Marvel throwing its hat into the Universes Beyond ring, the first Fallout cards, Lost Caverns of Ixalan's mechanics, and WotC's latest way to jack up the prices are all in our sights, so be sure to let us know what you think about any or all of it!

Marvel announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/announcements/the-magic-the-gathering-marvel-collaboration-begins
Fallout cards: https://scryfall.com/sets/pip
Ixalan mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/the-lost-caverns-of-ixalan-mechanics
Ixalan cards: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/the-lost-caverns-of-ixalan/card-image-gallery
Play Boosters announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/making-magic/what-are-play-boosters

 

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Direct download: Episode_688_-_Fallout_Ixalan__Play_Boosters.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

They say there's No Plane Like Home (well, we do) but what about the one known as the Homelands? That's right, we're taking a look at Ulgrotha, that place where Baron Sengir hangs out! It's a plane that hasn't been thought about in a VERY long time except for a few fan service mentions in a Commander set and a (very) small bit in the New Phyrexian Invasion. We'll take a look at the place and see what we think about moving in.

And then we'll finally Brian's Magic Mad Lib that has been burning a hole in his pocket since he wrote it. Yay!

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Direct download: Episode_687_-_Would_You_Call_the_Homelands_Home.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks get together to chat about assorted nonsense! This time around we're talking about a lot of stuff that almost certainly won't age well, but that's okay. Here's what's on the docket:

Donald Trump is a terrible defendant
Doctor Who Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/magic-the-gathering-doctor-who-mechanics
Falling off of the constant stream of Star Wars & Marvel shows
What we've been playing lately


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Direct download: A_Smattering_of_Current_Events_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks are all here, and we're taking a look at the near future of Magic! What that really means is we're looking back at the Magic 30 panel that WotC did at GenCon! They announced the next two years' worth of major Magic releases, so we have a LOT of stuff to talk about!

Never mind the various technical difficulties that plagued this episode. Nothing to see here.

Magic 30 panel at GenCon - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/look-into-the-future-with-our-magic-at-30-gen-con-panel
VentureBeat's summary article - https://venturebeat.com/games/wizards-of-the-coast-reveals-a-big-slate-of-titles-through-2026-at-gen-con/

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Direct download: Episode_686_-_Magics_Near_Future.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The dorks dive back into Wilds of Eldraine for another look at the extremely bizarre cards in the set. And also Brian tells us about his prerelease experience!

Wilds of Eldraine Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/wilds-of-eldraine/card-image-gallery

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Direct download: Episode_685_-_Eldraine_Still_Wilding_Out.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Note: This is episode 684, not 682 like Podcasting Chewie keeps saying. What an idiot.

The dorks have returned! We're taking our first look at Wilds of Eldraine now that we're all back! We're starting with the mechanics as usual before moving into the new-and-improved-and-obnoxious Card Image Gallery. As always, there's a lot of neat stuff going on in here!

Wilds of Eldraine Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/wilds-of-eldraine-mechanics
Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/wilds-of-eldraine/card-image-gallery

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Direct download: Episode_684_-_These_Eldraines_Are_So_Wild.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks get together to chat about assorted nonsense! The nonsense on this episode of Dorks Just Chatting includes, but is not limited to:

Year-round school
Zelda dungeons
Games jumping to 3D
Franchise entries that are just okay
Getting old & Sam Quizzes
Old video game sequels
Connected media universes
Barbie
Post Malone & the 1/1 Ring
DOOM (2016)

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The Mythic Conscriptions must continue! We're almost done! To that end, we're tackling Morningtide, which was the very first new set that came out after we started this show! There's a LOT of nostalgia going on here, but are there any cards that could have been Mythics? As always, let us know what cards you think fit the bill!

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Direct download: Episode_683_-_Morningtide_Mythics.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

The dorks reach deep into the bag for a new edition of There's No Plane Like Home! We're taking a look at Mercadia, without ever actually talking about any Masques. Let us know what you think of Mercadia's really cool but oddly shallow world!

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Direct download: Episode_682_-_Inverted_Mountain_Life.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

The dorks take a final hard look at Magic's Lord of the Rings set and continue to wonder at just how much effort went into what could have easily been a lazy cash grab. 
 
 
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Direct download: Episode_681_-_One_Cardset_To_Rule_Them_All.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The dorks dive back into more of the Universes Beyond Lord of the Rings set! Again we're focusing on the how the mechanics of the cards actually relate to the story and flavor of the books, and it is ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!
 
 
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Direct download: Episode_680_-_The_Fellowship_of_the_Cards.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks dive into the first full Universes Beyond set, Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth. As usual we'll go over the mechanics before diving into the card image gallery to poke around and see what we can see. We'll be focusing on the flavor as it relates to the books, because we know them well and LOVE what the designers have done with some of these cards! How do you think they did?
 
There is a tangent where we have to talk about the backlash to Black Aragorn. Oh yeah, we're going full woke. If Aragorn being black on cards bothers you, just ask yourself why. And be honest.
 
 
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Direct download: Episode_679_-_The_Lord_of_the_Cards.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks discuss what we like to do to pass the time when we're with a group of people. And what we don't like to do. Board games, Magic, D&D, video games, just hanging out...what do you do? And why?
 
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Direct download: Episode_678_-_Group_Gaming.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

The dorks give Lorwyn the Mythic Conscription treatment! Lorwyn was the set that was current waaaaay back when we started The Mana Pool, so it's just dripping with nostalgia for us. We have tales about several of these cards and openly admit that it's impossible for us to be neutral about them. And there are the Commands, the Incarnations, and so much other stuff!
 
And yes, the planeswalkers were a given.
 
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
Direct download: Episode_677_-_The_Mythics_of_Lorwyn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks gather to talk about whatever! This time up it's Chewie's somewhat gruesome zoo experience, the nostalgia of the Mario movie, the MCU vs the DCEU, Final Fantasy games, and our video game difficulty option choices.
 
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks discuss the recent March of the Machine: Aftermath leak and WotC's reaction of sending the PINKERTONS after a random YouTuber. And we've got Squee here with us this week to remind us of the Dungeons & Dragons Open Gaming License shenanigans from just a few months ago. And because we missed him of course.

Who Are Those Guys? - https://www.historians.org/research-and-publications/perspectives-on-history/october-2016/who-are-those-guys-s-paul-oharas-eminventing-the-pinkertons/em
The Pinkertons Have a Long, Dark History of Targeting Workers - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/who-were-the-pinkertons
Gizmodo - https://gizmodo.com/magic-the-gathering-leaks-wizards-wotc-pinkertons-1850374546
Kotaku - https://kotaku.com/mtg-aftermath-leaks-pinkertons-wotc-magic-the-gathering-1850368923
OGL explanation - https://gizmodo.com/dnd-wizards-of-the-coast-ogl-1-1-open-gaming-license-1849950634


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Direct download: Episode_676_-_The_Pinkerton_Aftermath.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The dorks take another look at the fully revealed March of the Machine! We're spending more time on Battles and the team-up cards, but we bounce all around the set to see what looks good. And we'll laugh at some of the ways the Phyrexians got slapped down of course. Let us know what you think of the set!

MoM Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/march-of-the-machine


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Direct download: Episode_675_-_Raging_Against_the_Machine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks dive back into March of the Machine for the first time since the initial preview. We hit all the mechanics, including one that isn't in the article. We'll even explain everything about the brand new card type! Then we'll bounce around the card image gallery as usual, picking out stuff that catches our eyes.

What do you think of Battles? 

March of the Machine Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/march-of-the-machine-mechanics
MoM Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/march-of-the-machine


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Direct download: Episode_674_-_The_Machine_Marches_On.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EDT

The dorks dive into a long discussion about the pros and cons of expanding a game. Board game expansions, video game expansions, downloadable content, all that stuff. How old is the idea of adding onto a game? What are some of the firsts in various categories of expansions? We'll tackle all this and a lot more in this episode. It was a lot of fun and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

The dorks dive into the first look at the Lord of the Rings set! As Tolkien fans we range from "very much" to "insanely huge" so we're looking hard at the cards that were revealed as Magic cards but more importantly, as Middle Earth lore! If you've ever been curious about the inner workings of Tolkien or if you just enjoy listening to nerds nerd out then this episode will be great! 

The First Look article - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/announcements/a-first-look-at-the-lord-of-the-rings-tales-of-middle-earth


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Direct download: Episode_672_-_A_Long-Expected_Party.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

The dorks called a last-minute audible and did a Dorks Just Chatting episode. We ended up hitting on video games without combat early and just stayed there pretty much the whole time. What are your favorite nonviolent video games?
 
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Direct download: Nonviolent_Video_Games_-_Dorks_Just__Chatting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The dorks dive into one of the most complicated sets of Magic ever made, Future Sight, and give it the Mythic Conscription treatment. Does this set work through this particular lens? Which dorks will almost come to blows over this discussion? Will the Goyf goyf the dorks? These answers and more are answered in this episode!


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Direct download: Episode_671_-_Dont_Confuse_Bitters__Barrens.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The dorks take a look at the recent preview of March of the Machine and all the crazy stuff contained therein. What happens when you put a vampire on a dinosaur? Who's that riding the frog monster? Why is Chandra crying? Are those giant Phyrexian murder tentacles? We'll attempt to answer all of these questions on this episode!

Mothership article - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/announcements/a-first-look-at-march-of-the-machine


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Direct download: Episode_670_-_The_First_March_of_the_Machine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks got together to discuss a horrible illness, prerelease experiences, breaking away from a game you've played a long time, and video games in general!
 
Sorry this was so late, I've been going through a lot in the last couple weeks besides just the sickness.
 
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Direct download: Dorks_Just_Chatting_-_Sickness__Compleation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18pm EDT

The dorks return for another look at Phyrexia: All Will Be One! Well, most of us. Apparently compleation wasn't good for poor Brian. But even without him guiding us along, we go through a mess of new cards and have fun goofing off in between them in true TMP fashion.

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/phyrexia-all-will-be-one-mechanics


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Direct download: Episode_669_-_Phyresis_Continues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Hey look, the dorks are back for 2023! And we're starting off the year by leaning into Neverending Preview Season and taking our first look at Phyrexia: All Will Be One. Who's getting compleated by the MTG Borg? You probably know already! But listen anyway because we're checking out the mechanics and then hitting the card image gallery.

Here's to 2023 being better than the last one!

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/phyrexia-all-will-be-one-mechanics
PAWBO Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/phyrexia-all-will-be-one


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Direct download: Episode_668_-_Commencing_Compleation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks weather some last-minute technical difficulties to gather together and discuss the Late December Holiday that we all do, Christmas! We're talking favorite traditions, gift-opening, music, and of course Christmas movies! No not Die Hard.

And Chewie gives his explanation about why he claims to hate Christmas.

Sorry this one's a bit late, but life seems to happen a lot around the holidays. Hope everyone enjoyed their Late December Holiday of choice!


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Direct download: Episode_667_-_The_Christmas_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Three dorks get together for a random bunch of conversations! Among the discussions are:

Broken phone screens, playing VR again, one ridiculous bad day, making cookies, NDAs, office Christmas parties, where do you want to visit?, things that draw us to media immediately, video game tastes, Rez Infinite, and breaking boxes.

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Direct download: A_Thematic_Concoction_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_12-15-2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Content warning: Mentions of suicide and child abuse

For this milestone episode we wanted to do something special and different. So we're taking a look at the so-called Satanic Panic that happened back in the 1980s and discussing what caused it, what effects it had, and how it...never actually ended.

This one is drastically different than our usual fare, just so you know.


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Direct download: Episode_666_-_The_Satanic_Panic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks return to take another look at The Brothers' War and whatever cards caught our (and Twitch Chat's) eye.

First though, we have to take a quick detour to laugh at Hasbro. Their stock was downgraded by Bank of America because they've been focusing on short term profits over longevity, which is something we've been complaining about for LITERAL YEARS. 

Kotaku article - https://kotaku.com/mtg-30th-anniversary-black-lotus-transformers-warhammer-1849779811
MTG Rocks article - https://mtgrocks.com/bank-of-america-accuses-hasbro-of-destroying-mtg-for-short-term-profit/
The Brothers' War CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/the-brothers-war


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Direct download: Episode_665_-_You_Wanna_Go_BRO.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks dig into The Brothers' War for the first time! We'll take a look at the mechanics and then dive into the card image gallery and bounce around all the stuff that catches our eyes! You know the deal by now.

The Brothers' War Mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/the-brothers-war-mechanics
BRO CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/the-brothers-war


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Direct download: Episode_664_-_BRO-ing_It_Up.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks get together to talk about Halloween! Trick or treating, candy, costumes, tv specials, what scared us when we were kids, just whatever we can think up. Let us know what you think of Halloween!

Who knew Halloween was so divisive?


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Direct download: Episode_663_-_The_Halloween_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks return to take another look at the murky waters that are video game genres! We'll be rattling off a genre, giving some examples of it, and discussing pros and cons of each one. We're hitting less of them this time around because some of the ones we did hit are much bigger this time around. Be sure to tell us what games you love or hate in any given genre!


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Direct download: Episode_662_-_Video_Game_Genres_pt_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

After the last thoroughly depressing episode of TMP, the dorks return with something hopefully more upbeat. We're talking about hobbies, and how we engage with them! We'll discuss the levels of engagement one can have with a given hobby, like Magic or Star Wars. We'll cover ways to disengage with a hobby when it becomes necessary or wanted. We'll talk about gatekeeping, which is the dark side of fandom.

All this is peppered with our usual personal experiences, tangents, and assorted nonsense of course. I know we missed some aspects of hobbies, but I think we covered the side of things we wanted to. Be sure to let us know about the ways you engage with your hobbies!


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Direct download: Episode_661_-_Hobbyism.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The announcement of the 30th Anniversary thing really rubbed Chewie the wrong way, and none of the other dorks understood it either. So here's an episode about WotC's decline into the role of Evil Corporation, with lots of talking points provided by you, the fans! 

Sorry we didn't actually get to the positive things we wanted to talk about. But damn WotC, could you just not be so horribly money-grubbing? That would really make things easier on us. Just sayin'.

30th Anniversary nonsense - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/celebrate-30-years-magic-gathering-30th-anniversary-edition-2022-10-04

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Direct download: Episode_660_-_Profit_Above_All.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks get together to discuss some of the pros and cons of the various genres of video games, despite the fact that genres don't actually mean much of anything in video games anymore. We didn't cover them all (not even close) so there will be a part 2 and probably a part 3 in the future!

What are your favorite and least favorite games in the genres we covered this episode? And what genres should we be sure to hit in the next episode?

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Direct download: Episode_659_-_Video_Game_Genres_pt_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

The dorks return once again to comb through the Dominaria United card image gallery to find interesting cards to talk about. There is no shortage of them in this set, holy crap.

Be sure to let us know what you think and tell us how you did at the prerelease!

Dominaria United CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/dominaria-united

Check out the third video on The Deep End, Chewie's new YouTube channel! - https://youtu.be/fg9Twz69okA

 

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Direct download: Episode_658_-_More_Dom_U.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

On this episode it's all Dominaria United all the time! We're bouncing around the Card Image Gallery and picking out cards  and cycles that jump out at us! 

Seriously though, where is the Balduvian Atrocity's face?

Dominaria United CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/dominaria-united

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Direct download: Episode_657_-_Where_Is_Its_Face.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19am EDT

The dorks dive into the first day of Dominaria United previews! We'll cover the mechanics, a handful of the many many cards shown that first day, and even briefly check out what's coming in Magic for the next year.

Oh, and there's a Magic Mad Lib in the middle that Brian has been trying to do for the last month or so. Hope you enjoy that as much as we did!

Dominaria United Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/dominaria-united-mechanics-2022-08-18
Dominaria United CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/dominaria-united
Next Year of Magic - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/next-year-of-magic-wizards-presents-2022-08-18

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Direct download: Episode_656_-_Our_First_Look_at_Dominaria_United.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EDT

Sorry this episode is so late! Life happens, ya know?
 
In this episode the dorks do a Mythic Conscription for the second set in the Time Spiral block, Planar Chaos! How will the color shifting and alternate legendaries affect the rares? Guess you better listen to the episode huh?
 
Also there is an extremely rare request to help out a friend of Chewie's monetarily. So please help if you can and share the link if you can't! Thank you so much!
 
 
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Direct download: Episode_655_-_Planar_Nostalgic_Chaos.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks tackle all the stuff that's going on in the world or in their heads, from the then-upcoming Sandman to making fun of Alex Jones, to reading, to Godzilla, to the new head of Warner Bros, to Final Fantasy 7!
 
If you don't want to hear us make fun of Alex Jones and subsequently have to explain who he is, skip from 30:15 to 57:03
 
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Direct download: dorks_just_chatting_8-4-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

It's time for another Mythic Conscription! And this time it's for Time Spiral, which makes us all feel a little funny. We were all actively playing during this set. We loved it, and our memories are totally colored by nostalgia. But what could have been Mythic? Be sure to let us know what you think!
 
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Direct download: Episode_654_-_The_Nostalgia_Spiral.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks hopped on Tiermaker to argue further about the MCU! Because Phase 3 was the culmination of the Infinity Saga we spent a long time on each entry, so this one is more in-depth than the last episode. Let us know what you think of our rankings!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks hopped on Tiermaker to argue about the MCU! Of course because we went so in-depth we only made it through the first two phases, so you'll have to wait for the rest of the tiermaking.

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Direct download: Dorks_Arguing_About_the_MCU_pt1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are joined by our old buddy Stark Maximum this episode! Why? Because we're doing a No Plane Like Home for The Sword Coast (you know, where Baldur's Gate resides) and we don't know anything about the place. And since Stark is all about D&D, and D&D's primary location these days is the Forgotten Realms, and The Sword Coast is located there...well there it is.
 
Also we brought up some recent events at the end of the episode. It should be noted this was recorded the day before the US Supreme Court gutted Roe v Wade, or we'd have been a LOT angrier.
 


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Direct download: Episode_653_-_The_Tomb_of_Starkness.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The Heirs of Trivester campaign is back again! The Angel, Alaric, and Karim are heading across the dangerous countryside to go back to the mysterious tower of Icolnir. Will we track down the scroll thief? Will there be more bees? Will the GM convince one of us to do something stupid?
 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back with more Battle for Baldur's Gate! This time we're taking another look at the actual set, then migrating over to the cards that are exclusive to the Commander precons. There's a lot of bizarre stuff going on here.
 
Be sure to stay to the end for things to get more serious, because it's important stuff.
 
 


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks take our first look at Battle for Baldur's Gate! We'll be explaining Backgrounds simply, get mildly frustrated with Initiative, discuss Gates and be unsure of their numbers, and the rest of the usual nonsense that we get up to on preview episodes.
 


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Direct download: Episode_650_-_Taking_the_Initiative_on_Baldurs_Gate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Recorded on Revenge of the 5th, the dorks return to spend an entire episode talking about various aspects of Star Wars! We'll begin with how we first encountered Star Wars back when we were just wee little dorks, and from there the conversation just flows from one thing to another. It should be clear that we all love (most of) Star Wars, and we're all very passionate about it! Let us know what you think of any of the things we talked about this episode!
 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks return with another Mythic Conscription! This time we're looking at Judgment, the one set in Magic weighted towards Green and White. The one question that starts the episode and lingers throughout the entire time is in the title - are the Wishes Mythic? Be sure to let us know what you think!
 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks (sans Brian) check out the vehicles, discuss the difference between hugging a building and punching your face, and discover that the elves have horns!
 

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Direct download: Episode_647_-_Definitely_Getting_Whacked.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

The dorks return once again to hit the new stuff in New Capenna! Most of us anyway, one dork was in a tropical paradise at time of recording.
 

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Direct download: Episode_646_-_Play_Jund_Do_Crimes.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back, to do exactly what the title says. We're hitting the new mechanics, the old mechanics, and then poking around the card image gallery. The set mechanics are pretty neat without being super-complicated, and the 1920's Chicago organized crime vibes are very real.

Streets of New Capenna CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/streets-of-new-capenna
Mechanics article - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/streets-of-new-capenna-mechanics-2022-04-07

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks gather again and chat about stuff with no plan! This one was a lot of fun, as we flowed from topic to topic without sad awkward pauses. We talked about VR stuff, old games, kids' eyes, video games, adaptations of things to other media, and lots of other stuff!

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Direct download: A_Nerd_Potpourri_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_3-31-22.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

After a brief look at the coming drug running theme in New Capenna (that is sadly not a joke), the dorks are focusing once again on Neon Dynasty. This time we're looking at how Kamigawa itself has changed over the last twelve centuries and doing a No Plane Like Home. Will neo-Kamigawa be another plane you should absolutely avoid, or will it end up being a nice place to live?


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Direct download: Episode_644_-_A_Lot_Changes_in_1200_Years.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks have returned with another no-planned-topic Just Chatting episode! We bounce around with assorted nonsense for a while, then make fun of Flat Earthers and Sovereign Citizen morons. Chewie tells the tale of his own injury and Mike's generosity, and Brian asks why there were so many crypto commercials during the Super Bowl.

After all that, Chewie asks the dorks whether they like horror as a genre, and why not? The resulting discussion goes on for almost an hour by itself and (in my opinion) is really fascinating! Let us know whether you like horror and if not, why not?

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Direct download: Dorks_Just_Chatting_-_The_Horror_Question.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Hey check it out, an episode that's two weeks late! Sorry about that, my computer threatened to die and so I was unable to get to the files. More information at the beginning of the episode.

So yeah, the dorks are checking out the entire CIG for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Because this episode is two freakin' weeks old I have no idea what to put here to sound all clever and stuff. Except that DJs aren't bards. Clearly they're artificers. Duh.

Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kamigawa-neon-dynasty


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Direct download: Episode_643_-_Better_Late_Than_Never.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59pm EDT

Most of the dorks are back to talk about even more of the weird stuff going on in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty! We've got all the Dragons, a new Kodama, a Ninja Turtle and Splinter, Fox McCloud, Shrines that are also creatures, new Yamazakis, and even legally-distinct Voltron! 

Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kamigawa-neon-dynasty


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back for their first actual TMP episode of 2022! We're diving headfirst into the previews for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty for the first time! We'll look at the cards that were revealed at the end of last year, the mechanics, and then get started on some of the other cards that were shown on this first day of previews. The stuff they're doing in this set is a trip.

Mechanics article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kamigawa-neon-dynasty-mechanics-2022-01-27
Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kamigawa-neon-dynasty


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Direct download: Episode_641_-_And_Then_1200_Years_Passed.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks have returned! After an accidental month off for holidays and stuff, we're back to catch up. On this Dorks Just Chatting episode we're discussing long Covid test lines, Star Wars stuff, doing things when it's icy, Chewie's new virtual reality headset, self improvement, groceries, and whatever else comes to mind!

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Direct download: First_Show_of_2022_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_1-13-2022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

The dorks are back with an episode, as the title says, inspired by some actual emails we got from actual listeners! Remember email? Wow!

So we're starting with a Story Circle! It's been a while, so the Story Circle is where we pick a legendary creature to be the Commander and go around in a circle one by one and add cards to the deck until we have a tiny skeleton that could be built upon. It's a feature we used to do a LOT until WotC's legendary creature design took a turn to cater to the Commander crowd, making many of them either too narrow or too broad for this exercise.

After that, we have a listener-submitted Magic Mad Lib! Thanks to Peter for sending us another fun one, this time based on our recent milestone episode. Yay!

And then we decided to give the Kamigawa stuff a miss until next year and do ANOTHER Story Circle! Ha!


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Direct download: Episode_640_-_Inspired_by_Listener_Mail.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The dorks return with a regular podcast episode! This week we're doing a Mythic Conscription, and the target is Torment! This was the first set that was heavily intentionally weighted towards one color, and at the expense of two others! How does that affect the rares and their possible Mythic-ness? Guess you'll have to listen to find out won't you?


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Because of a potential lack of Brian, we decided to do a Just Chatting stream instead of a proper podcast episode this week. We talk about Skyrim being rereleased AGAIN, a particularly vicious bout of hiccups that had after effects, and then Brian shows up, and we spent a few minutes trying to figure out what was up with his computer. Then we went into beat 'em up games and X-Men games, followed by the Legend of Zelda cartoon. Mike tells us about the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit he saw, and from there somehow we end up on video ads. Then a brief discussion of how to pronounce omicron and booster shot stories. Then Chewie has some stories about a bug, DoorDash, and a video intro animation.

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Direct download: Thanksgiving_Beat_Em_Ups__More_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_12-02-2021.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The Mana Pool turned 14! We spend the first chunk of the episode looking back at where the world was, and where we were, waaaaay back in 2007. Turns out things were pretty okay back then.

After that we dive back into Crimson Vow just to see if we missed anything else. There was a whole other planeswalker that was revealed in an email the day we recorded the last episode!

Thank you all so much for all the support over these fourteen years! We love you all!

Crimson Vow CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/innistrad-crimson-vow


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Most of the dorks are back to look again at Crimson Vow! We're looking at Chandra's new finery, because of course her name inspired the name of this episode. For the rest of the episode we're bouncing around the CIG, trying to find good stuff. We'll cover most of the Cemetery cycle, sexy vampires (like seriously though), cards that have mechanics related to dancing, the moose wolf bear, an old friend who has fallen to the dark side, and a surprise kraken horror.

Crimson Vow CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/innistrad-crimson-vow


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Direct download: Episode_637_-_Nothin_Less_Than_Ill.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

Neverending Preview Season stays true to its name, and Crimson Vow is the next set to pop up. Since this was recorded on the first day of previews, we're explaining the mechanics and hitting as many cards as we can. We'll talk about how Cleave is a dumb name for a clever mechanic (possibly too clever), an artist that appears to have "borrowed" a cosplayer's likeness, and the importance of remembering your invitation.

Oh, and vampires. Lots of vampires. Even Dracula shows up a couple times.

Crimson Vow CIG - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/innistrad-crimson-vow
Crimson Vow Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/innistrad-crimson-vow-mechanics-2021-10-28
The Dracula series & other stuff - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/collecting-innistrad-crimson-vow-2021-10-28


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Direct download: Episode_636_-_Do_NOT_Forget_Your_Invitation.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Is that another RPG episode? Wow! Sorry about the delay, we just let the time get away from us. Brian has done some retooling of the systems in the meantime, so that's neat.

Our newly-vampiric friend Karim gets a probably-important scroll snatched right out from under his nose. After that we're heading back into the forest to follow the thief and return to Donothir's tower. Along the way shenanigans ensue, because of course they do.


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Direct download: Episode_635_-_The_Stolen_Scroll_MTG_RPG.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks take a look at movies based on video games! Yes, we are reliving the horror, although there are a lot more that aren't absolutely terrible than you might think at first. After we draw some conclusions about why the movies were bad but have been improving over the years, we dive into the future! We're each trying to find games that we think would make a good movie or series, and of course discussing why we think it! What game or series do you think would lend itself well to the movie format?


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Direct download: Episode_634_-_Video_Game_Movies.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks return with another Mythic Conscription! This time we're taking a look at Odyssey, the first set of the...well, the Odyssey Block. Some sets are great for the Mythic Conscription treatment, giving us plenty of good stuff to talk about. This is not one of those sets. Luckily we still had plenty to talk about all the same!


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Hey Mike's back! In this non-TMP recording, we finally get his take on the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt mechanics since he missed the two preview episodes. From there we head into some of the announcements made in the Nintendo Direct that had just finished a few hours before recording.

First up, the Castlevania Advance Collection, which makes Chewie very happy. That leads us to talk about our experiences with the games and the various other Castlevanias, and Chewie's recent forays into patching old video games. This also serves as a reminder to go listen to the School of Movies episode about the Castlevania games that Chewie was on! 

Then we hit the big news, that the other dorks actually didn't know about yet. The existence and the cast of the Mario movie was revealed! After going over that, we ended up looking into Illumination's film history and then looking at the history of other CG animation studios. And we touch on Star Wars: Visions for a bit, which leads us to talk about The Animatrix too. 

After that, we talk about the Zelda cartoon for a bit, and rip into the second Fantastic Beasts movie for a bit, and a few other bits and bobs. And hey if you enjoyed this, I should tell you that this is what the Odds & Ends are always like and why you should become a Lifeguard!

Midnight Hunt Mechanics: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/innistrad-midnight-hunt-mechanics-2021-09-02
Castlevania Advance Collection: https://www.polygon.com/22689926/castlevania-advance-collection-coming-to-switch-ps4-xbox-one-pc
School of Movies Castlevania episode: 
Mario Movie Cast: https://www.polygon.com/22690611/mario-movie-release-date-cast-voice-actors-nintendo-illumination


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The dorks return to the Midnight Hunt to check out more of the cards! There's really not much else to add. That's what we did this episode. I guess I'm just filling space here. Stop reading this and go listen to the show. There's really nothing else going on here.

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/innistrad-midnight-hunt

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Direct download: Episode_632_-_The_Morning_Sun_Has_Vanquished_the_Horrible_Night.mp3
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The dorks take a first look at the mechanics of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! The big addition, of course, is the addition of a day/night cycle to Magic! It's a little weird, but ultimately it does make sense. Then there's the usual preview episode shenanigans of course. Let us know what you think of the new cards and mechanics!

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/innistrad-midnight-hunt
Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/innistrad-midnight-hunt-mechanics-2021-09-02
Boosters etc - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/boosters-and-products-innistrad-midnight-hunt-2021-09-02


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Direct download: Episode_631_-_What_a_Horrible_Night_to_Have_a_Curse.mp3
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I assure you this isn't a Monday Night Magic episode, even though we're essentially just hitting the news of the day. Seemingly out of nowhere last week Wizards of the Coast dumped all the news of next year's big products on our laps, including a first look at all the Standard sets and the first batch of Universes Beyond IP crossover products. The dorks take a look at all of it. You'll never guess who's the most jaded dork on the show!

Chewie is. You probably did guess that. But he's only jaded about WotC business practices, not Universes Beyond itself! No really!

The Showcase 2021 article - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/what-happened-magic-showcase-2021-08-24
Magic Netflix Show update - https://deadline.com/2021/08/magic-the-gathering-jeff-kline-new-creative-team-netflix-animated-series-russo-brothers-exit-1234818588/


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The dorks take on a controversial topic that came up lately in the MTG world - cards and mechanics that only exist on Magic Arena. This conversation wanders all over the place, but we're primarily talking about the fact that these cards exist rather than looking at the cards themselves, because what they actually do matters a lot less than them being there in the first place.

After that, we do actually hit up the few Innistrad: Midnight Hunt previews that were shown just before we did the Just Chatting stream last week.

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons info - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/jumpstart-historic-horizons
Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Cards - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/innistrad-midnight-hunt


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Direct download: Episode_629_-_The_Arena-Only_Card_Discussion.mp3
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Since we haven't done an actual podcast episode in a couple weeks I decided to put the Just Chatting stream we did on July 29th up on the podcast feed to see what you all thought! There's a bit more swearing than you're used to (because it wasn't a podcast episode), and we went in with no plan whatsoever.

Topics include video games, Activision Blizzard's repulsive nonsense (though not in any detail, because ew), modern remakes of nostalgic cartoons, comedians, and ice cream! Let me know if this is a thing I should do in the future so the podcast feed doesn't just sit here empty!

 

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After an unexpected week off, the dorks return with the D&D set Commander cards! We're looking at all the Commanders of course, then we're hopping around the card image gallery to take a look at whatever else grabs our attention.

Warning: I'm not sure why, but this episode is full of dumb jokes. From Extract Brian to Blink Dog to OH YEAH! we're not even holding back. We apologize for nothing and are not liable for any potential accidents that happen if you start giggling uncontrollably while listening.

Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms-commander
Decklists - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/adventures-forgotten-realms-commander-decklists-2021-07-09


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Direct download: Episode_628_-_The_Commanders_of_DD.mp3
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The dorks head back into the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Card Image Gallery to check out even more awesome D&D related cards! We'll go through all the Class cards, which are really a neat idea. There are more planeswalkers and flavor words and utter weirdness of course, but that's not what's most important. They have properly given us Minsc and his miniature giant space hamster Boo! Nothing else matters! GO FOR THE EYES BOO!

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-mechanics-2021-07-02
AFR Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms

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The dorks return to guide you through their first look at the Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, or the Magic D&D set. We'll venture into dungeons, roll lots of d20s, and discuss the merits of flavor words on cards! You'll meet goblins, see guards approaching, find some prisoners, and have to make plenty of decisions along the way. There will be modules and monsters and planeswalkers (oh my)!

Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/adventures-forgotten-realms-mechanics-2021-07-02
AFR Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/adventures-in-the-forgotten-realms
Magic: Legends announcement - https://www.playmagiclegends.com/en/news-article/11490313

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Direct download: Episode_626_-_The_Pool_of_the_Dorks_of_Mana.mp3
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What's up with Red Rares? Not the dragons and phoenixes and big burn spells, those are all pretty self-explanatory. We mean those...OTHER Red Rares. You know the ones. The dorks dive into the different flavors of these bizarre cards and try to figure out why they are the way they are. Also, there are a LOT of examples. Just LOADS of them. Holy crap.


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The dorks are back (sorry for the delay getting the show posted by the way) and we're looking at more Modern Horizons 2! There's a lot of really neat and bizarre stuff in here, but none of that really matters compared to the one major revelation. Travis is back! All hail the unluckiest planeswalker ever!

Modern Horizons 2 Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/modern-horizons-2


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The dorks return to look at the Modern Horizons 2 previews! This set is truly bizarre. It feels more like a Commander set or another Time Spiral set with all the in-jokes and callbacks and utterly ridiculous card designs!

Of course there's the one that everyone is talking about...but no one can say. No one, that is, except Mike! It's eerie how quickly he's able to rattle off the name without any kind of practice whatsoever.

Modern Horizons 2 Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/modern-horizons-2


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Direct download: Episode_623_-_Say_the_Name.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks take a week off from MTG to talk about something else entirely - the Marvel Cinematic Universe! It's just a big fun discussion about how ridiculous it is that the MCU even exists, some of our favorite moments, and other topics of that sort. What's your favorite Stan Lee cameo? There will be spoilers for things released before last year, but nothing from WandaVision & The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Also Chewie will be making an announcement about an upcoming project that may or may not be related (it is totally related).

List of MCU films: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Marvel_Cinematic_Universe_films


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