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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!

It is time! We're finally getting started on the Magic RPG that Brian cooked up! We created our characters back in Episode 407, so if you haven't listened to that you might consider doing that first. Only the first hour is character creation if that helps.

We had a good time on our initial outing as Alaric, Karim, and The Angel, getting sucked out of the Blind Eternities and into a strange new world. Now if only I could find a sword...

Be sure to let us know what you think! Bear in mind this is our first time actually playing Brian's game, so go easy on us. Actually it's Brian's first time as GM too. Actually, only Mike has done any tabletop RPGing more than once. So we're basically all new at this. Be kind and give us some feedback!


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It's that time again! I went to a Grand Prix, so now you get more Three Questions! This is the first of four shows from GP Charlotte 2016.

When I find myself at a big Magic tournament, I take my trusty digital recorder and ask lots of people three questions that are a bit silly, because I'm not going to ask serious hard-hitting stuff to players between rounds, to judges during their shift, and to everyone else while they're doing...whatever it is they're doing. Besides, my off-the-wall questions put them on the spot and reveal a little bit more about who they are as a person and as a Magic player.

I was all over the place in this episode. I bothered two SCG employees, Ben Bleiweiss and Jeremy Noell. I grabbed some former and current podcasters in Chris Lansdell, Joe Gardner, Alex Okowita, and Houston GingerAle. I had fun talking to Emma Handy, who writes about MTG every week. I even got answers from both ends of the spectrum, with pro players Craig Wescoe and Adrian Sullivan, and non-Magic player Andrea Robinson, who made the mistake of being with Adrian when I snagged him. Is no one safe? Won't someone think of the children?


I hope you guys enjoyed the extra work I put into these. Once I had the idea to include everyone's musical response, I couldn't not do it, you know? Be sure to hit me with your answers to these Three Questions!

Your host: Chewie
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Theme Music: The Journey Continues by Kazunaka Yamane (from Double Dragon)

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