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In case you weren't aware, we're still knocking out those Born of the Gods previews.  We recorded this the day the FAQ was accidentally put up, but we didn't actually do any of those cards.  That would have been a really long show, and that's turrible.  As has become tradition during preview season, we reached through the internet and snatched up our old buddy Bill Bloodworth (@SqueeGoblnNabob) to join in the fun.  Then we all ate cake!

Okay, we didn't eat cake.  But it's still a good, cake-free, low-calorie episode! And blame Chewie for being whelmed.

Born of the Gods Card Image Gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/bornofthegods/cig

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - Bad Religion by Godsmack - http://www.godsmack.com

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Direct download: Episode_309_-_Inane_Segues.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:07pm EDT

On this episode, the dorks take on all the news and the first round of Born of the Gods spoilers!  There's a serious amount of bizarre news, from coins to a movie to a high-priced Modern Event Deck announcement.  News you can use?  Probably not, but there's plenty enough news here!  All the links are down below, so follow along if you want!

After that, we have a super secret special guest!  So secret that we didn't actually know about him until he was on the show!  But out of nowhere we invited JT to join us for previews!  You know him from our GP Charlotte episode and I'm pretty sure he was on another episode at some point.  You've got a search bar on the site, if you wanna hear him again I'm sure you can find him.  He's pretty awesome, and so are the new mechanics and some of the new cards from Born of the Gods! 

Everyone enjoy, then go follow JT on Twitter, he's @NerdPop140!

MTG Collector Coins: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/news/281

Modern Event Deck: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1404

MTG Movie announcement: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/fox-bring-magic-gathering-big-670529

Nostalgia Critic's editorial "When is something so bad it's good?": http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/41967-when-is-something-so-bad-its-good

Born of the Gods Card Image Gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/bornofthegods/cig

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to You II by Kiss - http://www.kissonline.com

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Direct download: Episode_308_-_Dual-Colored_Gods.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37pm EDT

We had lots of news to cover since we hadn't recorded in two weeks.  We took the holiday weeks off don't you know.  There's the new planeswalker, the new card frame, and some other less impressive stuff.  We'll give you our take on all of it, no matter how lame and/or insignificant.

After that we're off to our wrap up of the Old vs. New series.  Since we covered all the guilds, we decided to take a look at the other aspects of the two blocks.  Mana rocks, lands, overall block structure, that sort of thing.  It's actually a pretty good discussion, we hope you guys enjoy.  That's about it for the wrap up, we're just shooting for a nice short episode to ease back into the podcasting gig.

You know, to be a short episode, the file sure is pretty big.  Huh.

Proceed to Bane Alley, await further instructions.

Kiora, the Crashing Wave - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/279
Magic 2015 - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1401
New card frame - http://wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/281
Animated Gif of the new card frame - http://m.imgur.com/a/LsXsO
Deck pack for M14 - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1402

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - nope, just a short one this week

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Direct download: Episode_307_-_Old_vs_New_Wrap_Up.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:58pm EDT