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The dorks discuss the recent March of the Machine: Aftermath leak and WotC's reaction of sending the PINKERTONS after a random YouTuber. And we've got Squee here with us this week to remind us of the Dungeons & Dragons Open Gaming License shenanigans from just a few months ago. And because we missed him of course.

Who Are Those Guys? - https://www.historians.org/research-and-publications/perspectives-on-history/october-2016/who-are-those-guys-s-paul-oharas-eminventing-the-pinkertons/em
The Pinkertons Have a Long, Dark History of Targeting Workers - https://www.teenvogue.com/story/who-were-the-pinkertons
Gizmodo - https://gizmodo.com/magic-the-gathering-leaks-wizards-wotc-pinkertons-1850374546
Kotaku - https://kotaku.com/mtg-aftermath-leaks-pinkertons-wotc-magic-the-gathering-1850368923
OGL explanation - https://gizmodo.com/dnd-wizards-of-the-coast-ogl-1-1-open-gaming-license-1849950634


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Direct download: Episode_676_-_The_Pinkerton_Aftermath.mp3
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The dorks take another look at the fully revealed March of the Machine! We're spending more time on Battles and the team-up cards, but we bounce all around the set to see what looks good. And we'll laugh at some of the ways the Phyrexians got slapped down of course. Let us know what you think of the set!

MoM Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/march-of-the-machine


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Direct download: Episode_675_-_Raging_Against_the_Machine.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EST

The dorks dive back into March of the Machine for the first time since the initial preview. We hit all the mechanics, including one that isn't in the article. We'll even explain everything about the brand new card type! Then we'll bounce around the card image gallery as usual, picking out stuff that catches our eyes.

What do you think of Battles? 

March of the Machine Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/march-of-the-machine-mechanics
MoM Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/card-image-gallery/march-of-the-machine


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Direct download: Episode_674_-_The_Machine_Marches_On.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:34am EST

The dorks dive into a long discussion about the pros and cons of expanding a game. Board game expansions, video game expansions, downloadable content, all that stuff. How old is the idea of adding onto a game? What are some of the firsts in various categories of expansions? We'll tackle all this and a lot more in this episode. It was a lot of fun and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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Direct download: Episode_673_-_Game_Expansions.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:18pm EST