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Due to scheduling issues, we don't have a proper episode for you this week. But never fear, there's still something to listen to! Back in September, Chewie went to the tiltEXPO to do a couple panels. One of those panels was all about podcasting. If any of you have ever wanted to know what it takes to start your own show, there are three podcasters giving their advice right here!

And don't worry, we'll be back with an actual episode next week!

 

Sean Ryan from Alpha Counter:
@AlphaCounter @thegreyghostnet
http://alphacounter.com

Kelley Hightower from Mating Habits of the Modern Geek
@MatingHabits
http://matinghabitsofthemoderngeek.com

 

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music - Not this week

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

In honor of Multiplayer Week over on the Magic site, we're joined this week by Serious Fun columnist Bruce Richard! Bruce spearheaded this week's awesome return of the Multiplayer Hall of Fame! And since anyone can just go to the articles and see the rankings, we got Bruce to go into far more detail about what the Hall actually IS, its origins, and the insane amount of work that went into bringing it back.  There's also a bit of musing about possible changes in the far future and plenty of credit-sharing from Bruce.

 

Follow Bruce on Twitter: @manaburned
Check out the Hall of Fame here: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mhof/welcome-multiplayer-hall-fame-2014-10-13
MTG Board Game teaser: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/news-10142014-magic-the-gathering-strategy-board-game-announced/
New FNM Formats: http://i.imgur.com/2tYRiR3.png
Pro Tour Infographics: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/nickvigabool-101314-standard-snapshot-pro-tour-khans-of-tarkir/

 

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We're back at GP Las Vegas!  As always, I’m asking Three Questions to anyone willing to answer them, whether they’re a listener, judge, pro player, innocent bystander, or just someone that catches my eye.

The real purpose of this show, like most of the stuff I do, is to entertain you – the listener.  Rather than asking the same old questions that everyone else does, I’m looking to give you a slightly more off-the-wall look into these Magic players and judges and what-have-you by catching them off guard and putting them on the spot.

This episode covers the third bit of Day 1, from the end of round 6 until round...8 or 9, I can't really tell.  This time around I'm talking to listeners, high-level judges, Twitter people, and an angel that was walking around the building.  I've also got the writer and one of the actors from Top Decking, a live-action series on YouTube that I recommend you watch.  Oh, I talked to a few pro players too - Roberto Gonzalez, Alexander Hayne, Sam Black, and Melissa DeTora.

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know what your answers would be!  And keep an eye out for the next batch of Three Questions from Grand Prix Vegas coming soon!

 

Your host: Chewie
Twitter: @TheManaPool
Email: chewie@mtgcast.com
Music: The Journey Continues by Kazunaka Yamane (from Double Dragon)

Direct download: Three_Questions_011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

After falling into a time warp, the dorks are looking at all the stuff from Return to Ravnica and Magic 2014 that rotated out of Standard recently.  All those cards that Chewie got sick of talking about on Monday Night Magic and the ones Mike and Brian got sick of seeing at Friday Night Magic.  We've got the whole week covered!

After that we're telling you all about the Khans Sealed PTQ we went to last weekend.  A good time was had by all!  Find out who did well and who did REALLY well!

 

Patrick Chapin's Gerry Thompson's article about Jeskai Ascendancy: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/29484_Daily-Digest-Banworthy.html

 

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The dorks kick this episode off with some news and a few updates, just some things you might want to know.  After that, we have a very personal listener question.  We were asked a very simple question that revealed a lot about us: If we lived on Theros, which of the pantheon of gods would we be most devoted to?  It led to a really good discussion.

After that, it's on to a Story Circle!  This one is at the same time topical, being wedge-based, and completely not topical, because we picked Karador, Ghost Chieftain from the first Commander product.  The direction we took ended up being pretty cool, with one dork laying claim to it when all was said and done.  We hope you enjoy!

 

Karador Story Circle: http://themanapool.com/the-deck-box/storycircle342edh/

Banned & Restricted (non) Update - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/september-22-2014-dci-banned-restricted-list-announcement-2014-09-22
First look at new Standard - http://www.starcitygames.com/events/270914_newjersey.html
Uncharted Realms takes over instead of a novel or novella - https://twitter.com/mtgaaron/status/515030156109295616
Duel Decks Anthology availability - http://wpn.wizards.com/en/event/duel-decks-anthology

 

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