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On this episode, the dorks are taking a look at old cards.  Not just because Vintage Masters is coming up soon on Magic Online, and not just because it's preview time YET AGAIN, but because a demon told us to.  A listener known only to Chewie as Shadow Demon asked a simple, innocuous question a while back, and ever since then it's been on the table as a possible show idea. 

The question was (nearly) "What would Brainstorm have to cost to be printed now?"  So we started there and went on to some of the other great old cards that are in Vintage Masters and those that aren't.  We tried to put ourselves in R&D's shoes and figure out how to make these old cards fair by changing nothing but the casting cost.  From there, we went on to some...less than powerful cards.  In fact, we turned our attentions to some of the worst cards we could come up with. 

After all of that, it's time for some final thoughts.  Network television, band-aid ripping, interruptions, and non-drunk expressions of affection are the key features, and we hope you all enjoy!

 

Modern Event Deck List - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/299a
Vintage Masters Card Image Gallery - http://wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/vintagemasters/cig

 

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – We sorta forgot to stop for music

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