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Even more Shadows Over Innistrad previews! To help celebrate this awesome set, we've brought back one of our favorite guests from back in the day! He has gone by a multitude of handles over the years - Mr. Suitcase, Eric from St. Louis, and plenty more, but he'll always be Eric of Many Names to us! His family has abandoned him again for a brief vacation, so he's taking advantage of that by podcasting with us and scanning cards into a QS database.

As far as the set is concerned, it's still awesome! There are plenty of new cards to talk about this week, so many that we're not even bothering to try to hit them all. So it's a much more free-form discussion, bouncing around the card image gallery to hit whatever tickles our fancy. So sit back, relax, and let us know what you think of anything we mentioned this episode!

Follow Eric on Twitter @EricMTGCast

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

 

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More Shadows Over Innistrad previews! Since we're all really excited about the set, we're doing another preview episode where we're just hitting everything! All the Planeswalkers in the set have been revealed, but we can't talk about them until Brian gets here. Luckily, he arrives halfway through the episode so we can hit them all in rapid succession. 

And yes I know the episode name is dumb. It's late, give me a break.

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

 

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It's preview time baby! Even though Shadows Over Innistrad previews don't actually start until next week, there are plenty of cards to discuss! And mechanics! And changes to returning mechanics! And Dirk is back! And Chewie is super excited about an upcoming set for the first time in like two years! And Mike has a beard! And Brian is awake! I sort of lost my train of thought there...

LINKAGE
All the GP Escape Rooms - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/shadows-over-innistrad-weekend-experience-recap-2016-03-08
SOI Mechanics - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/shadows-over-innistrad-mechanics
SOI Card Image Gallery - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/shadowsoverinnistrad
The disturbing story we mentioned several times - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/gaze-blank-and-pitiless-2016-03-09

 

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This episode is a weird one. Dirk is on vacation, unbeknownst to us. We thought it was next week. The big Shadows countdown reveal was lame, so that didn't take up much of the show. We didn't have terribly much planned for this episode other than a few loose ideas and taking Mike's Hedron Alignment deck Out of the Deck Box.

Luckily, we turned complaining about the Wizards website into a pretty good conversation. Out of the Deck Box led organically into several good discussions about how and why we play Magic. The Eternal Masters announcement led to a rambling rant/talk about the Reserved List and its implications. And then the final thoughts were rambling and out there as usual. So let us know what you think about...just any of that!

LINKAGE
Shadows Over Innistrad page - http://magic.wizards.com/en/content/shadows-over-innistrad
Werewolf Planeswalker - http://magic.wizards.com/en/story/planeswalkers/arlinn-kord
Mike's Hedron Alignment Deck - http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/ktk-bfz-ori-hedron-alignment/
Reserved List - http://mtgsalvation.gamepedia.com/Reserved_List
FTV: Lore - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-vault-lore-2016-02-29

 

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