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The full set has been revealed, so on this episode we're talking about even more cards from Battle for Zendikar! Completely by happenstance, we focused a lot more on commons and uncommons this episode. Seriously, we didn't to that on purpose.

This episode begins with a Sam Quiz and ends with a rant and nostalgia. In the middle, Brian keeps bringing it back to the allies, Chewie runs off on tangents, and we try to figure out what's wrong with the non-ally characters, the unsociable jerks.

BFZ Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/battleforzendikar

 

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PREVIEWS! We're all excited for the Scars of...no wait. The Return to...hang on. The Battle for Zendikar! That's the one. This episode is seriously just us looking at a bunch of the preview cards and going off on them. Starting with art that Chewie just CANNOT UNSEE and going every which way after that, this one is a good one.

At the beginning of the show Brian was sick, Chewie was in a really foul mood, Dirk was good and Mike was beardy. By the end of the episode Brian was losing his voice, Chewie was in a damn good mood, Dirk was passed out, and Mike was...still beardy. All in all, it was a good episode!

 

BFZ Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/battleforzendikar
Mike's Modern Charbelcher deck - http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/16-08-15-modern-belcher/

 

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It's time to do a segment that we do so incredibly infrequently that it doesn't even have a name! It begins with a simple topic that we each build a deck around. The other two times we did it, the topics were "lifegain" and "counters". This time, it was equally simple - "lands". The other times we've done this we each built vastly different decks from our simple one-word prompt, and this time is no different! If you want to see our lists, the link is down below!

After that it's on to the Battle for Zendikar previews! Since the last time we recorded a ridiculous amount of information came out of PAX. Oh, and it's the first week of previews. Rather than trying to catch up completely, we're just going to hit the high notes of the new stuff. You know, the mechanics, the big story characters, the marketing stunts.

"Lands" decklists - http://themanapool.com/podcast/the-deck-box/land-on-your-feet-deck-lists/
Episode 69 - Get A Life - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-69-get-a-life/
Episode 207 - Make It Count - http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-207/
BFZ Mechanics - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/battle-zendikar-mechanics-2015-08-31
BFZ Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/battleforzendikar

 

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Direct download: Episode_387_-_Land_On_Your_Feet.mp3
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It's that time again! Due to scheduling and technological problems we weren't able to record a normal episode this week, but thankfully we had a canned episode ready! A couple weekends ago the dorks gathered for some good old Magic-playing fun!

Dirk is playing Damia, Sage of Stone. Mike is playing Dakkon Blackblade. Brian is playing Maelstrom Wanderer. And Chewie is debuting his new Marath, Will of the Wild deck that you heard about last episode! This game goes on for the entirety of the episode, with all sorts of ridiculous goings-on going on.

And this wasn't one of the long, grindy, miserable, please-just-let-it-end long games. It was a long game with plenty of absolutely insane plays where everyone got a chance to shine. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

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Direct download: Episode_386_-_One_Seriously_Epic_Game_Live.mp3
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