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Neverending Preview Season is upon us again, and the dorks jump headfirst into Strixhaven! We've got a few new mechanics, but nothing overly complicated. Among the revealed cards we find:

1) Chewie's new bae, Professor Onyx (please step on me)
2) The Kenrith twins, attached at the hip again...literally this time
3) Kasmina, giving all planeswalkers new toys
4) Magecraft. Lots and lots of Magecraft.
5) Lessons we all need to...LEARN!

Also, PLEASE make sure your podcast app of choice is subscribed to the right RSS feed, because the Feedburner feed will soon stop updating with new episodes!

Strixhaven Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
Strixhaven Variants - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants
Strixhaven Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/strixhaven-school-mages-mechanics-2021-03-25
Introducing Ward - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/introducing-ward-2021-03-25

 


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Direct download: Episode_617_-_Learn.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks make some announcements about the TMP podcast and website, discuss their Covid-19 vaccine experiences (for a good long while because it's important), then look at the freshly released full schedule of Magic sets for the rest of the year. 

After that, we head into Magic Legends. The open beta begins extremely soon, so we decided to review the videos on DailyMTG and try to figure out what we think without actually playing the game. We're looking at deckbuilding, artifacts, and equipment at first, and then moving into economy things and more information about loadouts. It looks pretty cool, actually!

2021 Magic set release schedule - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/strixhaven-school-mages-previews-and-more-2021-magic-release-dates-2021-03-18
Magic Legends previews - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/stepping-multiverse-magic-legends-2021-03-17
Legends Battlepass - https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/stepping-multiverse-magic-legends-2021-03-17
Legends Loadouts - https://www.playmagiclegends.com/en/news-article/11484283


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Direct download: Episode_616_-_Magic_Legends_A_First_Look.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

The dorks are back with another non-Magic episode! This time we're talking about music, and this episode, as it is with all the good ones, ended up being more about us than the topic at hand. We'll discuss our history with music, the stuff we like, the stuff we don't like, what we use music for, our history with live music, all kinds of neat stuff. 

Also, Chewie announces the dissolution of the TMP Facebook page and the TMP website, but everything else will stay the same. Just trimming away excess work to focus on the important parts!


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Direct download: Episode_615_-_The_Music_Episode.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

The dorks are back with another surprise news-related episode! Wizards made a massive announcement about upcoming products that are branded with non-Magic properties. The two examples given were Warhammer 40K and...Lord of the Rings? Whaaaaa?

So the dorks spend an entire episode discussing this, figuring out what it could mean for the future, and trying to come up with more properties that could totally be turned into Magic products. And Dirk reveals a potentially unhealthy obsession with Planechase...

Universes Beyond announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magics-voyages-universes-beyond-2021-02-25


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Direct download: Episode_614_-_More_Universes_Beyond.mp3
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