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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!

Wow, we talked about a LOT of stuff this week.  We handled lots of it in quickfire, lightning-round fashion and you can find the links for those down there after these paragraphs.  Doing the live episode from the Prerelease and having Prillaman on one week means we missed a fair amount of news.  So even though it's not really news anymore, we still decided to weigh in with our opinions.  Yay opinions!

What does YOUR favorite guild-flavored floss taste like?

The main topic, however, is something new.  Yes, after more than five years of podcasting about Magic, Brian has managed to come up with something we've never talked about before.  We're all very proud of him.

I suppose I should tell you what that is.  There are a lot of cycles in Gatecrash.  Hey, there are a lot of cycles in every Magic set.  But outside of those cycles, there are a lot of really cool cards that stand alone.  Well this episode, we decided to take a look at those noncycled (uncyclic?) cards and imagine what they would look like as part of a cycle.  From Giant Vacuum to...well I'm sure we named some more, we made up some cycles that just seemed to work.  Or that sounded like fun.  Or that were completely ridiculous.  Whatever it was, we were all over it.  And it led to some fun and interesting discussions too, so we hope you guys enjoy it!

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B&R update: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/232
Extort in Commander: http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15321
Dragon's Maze buy-a-box is Render Silent: http://www.wizards.com/ContentResources/Wizards/Sales/Solicitations/2013_02_04_DGMBAB_Solicitation_en_US.pdf
DGM prerelease stuff: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1156
Guild letters: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1165

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - The Case for Mars from the Symphony of Science - http://symphonyofscience.com/

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