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Episode 171 - Unrest in the House of Eric

Is that Eric on two episodes in a row with us?  I think it is!  Eric brought us two very deep and interesting topics to discuss.  First off is a lot of talk about being casual, proxying, business models, and all sorts of nonsense.  It essentially boils down to a discussion on realizing that there are other reasons to play this game than the one you hold most dear, and you should freakin' realize that.

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After that, there's a long talk that actually outlasts two of the dorks (Brian Burrito and whatnot), and it's about threat selection in multiplayer.  In the middle there it turns into a brief discussion on playing jerk generals in EDH, but I'm not entirely sure how that happened.  Here's an article on Muse Vessel that Eric mentioned during this talk.

And here's the infamous theory about the internet that I referenced at some point:

Of course, what episode would be complete without a Mad Lib?  This one is from our old buddy Jars, and we agree that it was pretty brilliant, even though none of us read it first and we had to take a musical break in the middle of doing it.  We also reveal the winners of the contest! If you heard your name on there and haven't contacted me, PLEASE DO!  And we did a quick rundown of the new Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons, which you can find here:

Intro Music - Diamond by Swift -
Technical Difficulty Music - Funeral for a Son by The Protomen -
Break Music - Unrest in the House of Light by The Protomen -

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