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This was recorded on June 6, but due to a whole lot of life happening, I never got to post it. Sorry about that. But here it is now, so enjoy!

The dorks are back! We're chatting about how the Fallout show is an excellent adaptation and why. There's some talk about Chewie's June streaming plans, which got disrupted by various emergencies and life in general. But it was a good plan that will return! We discuss the Final Fantasy 4 Pixel Remaster, have some nostalgia about Magic tournaments back in the day, and show off a listener-created Episode 700 card. Then we go back to Final Fantasy to reminisce on some memories of the series, touch on the Dragon Quest series, and get sidetracked by...Jedward? Wait, what?

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Direct download: Adaptations_Tournaments__Video_Games_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting.mp3
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Brian's homebrew MTG RPG continues! After our tribulations in the tunnel, the party finds itself in a large room. Syr, who we've been chasing down this tunnel the entire time, is in a pod of some sort. From here, all sorts of shenanigans ensue. Things get weird before the end. And of course, we end on a serious cliffhanger just to keep everyone invested!

Wait, why do I hear boss music?


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Direct download: Episode_701_-_The_Traitor_Among_Us_Heirs_of_Trivester_19.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Placeholder text. Be sure to replace this once we get the plan for 700 worked out. Don't forget to check with Cluze & Squee. 


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Direct download: Episode_700_-_The_Mana_Pool_Episode_700.mp3
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The dorks return to the Heirs of Trivester, Brian's original MTG RPG campaign that we've been working on periodically for a very long time. Alaric, Karim, and The Angel are heading through the tunnel underneath the tower. Along the way we're faced with doors labeled with some of the most horrible monstrosities in the multiverse. What could possibly go wrong?

A lot. A lot could (and will) go wrong.


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Direct download: Episode_699_-_Behind_Door_Number_Three_Heirs_of_Trivester_18.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

The dorks get together to do a Just Chatting episode! This time we end up discussing mainly, as the title might indicate, media we've been consuming recently. Chewie goes off on the Cane and Rinse Podcast and Doom Eternal, Brian hits X-Men '97 and The Three Body Problem, Dirks talks the Fallout show, and Mike goes back to Dune 2, which he forgot we already talked about. Other things that come up: the new Avatar live-action show, massively famous self-help books, The DaVinci Code, conspiracy theories, an NES emulator on iOS, mobile gaming in general, and how Blizzard failed us all across several games. It was fun.

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Direct download: Recent_Media_Consumption_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

The dorks return from their longer-than-intended hiatus to finally take our first (and probably only) look at Outlaws of Thunder Junction. We're hitting the mechanics and then taking a look at all the cards the pooligans in the TMP Discord recommended for us. You should join it too so you can tell us what to do!

OTJ Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/outlaws-of-thunder-junction-mechanics
OTJ Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/outlaws-of-thunder-junction/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_698_-_Dorks_in_Cowboy_Hats.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Cheevos For Charity my big charity stream happening March 23 & 24, from Noon to Midnight Eastern time each day. I'm going after randomly chosen achievements while taking donations for Trans Lifeline and giving away Steam games from a list of over 900. Come join me, help support a great cause, and get some video games!

Direct download: charity_announcement.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:58am EDT

The dorks return with a random assortment of of nonsense! We begin by making fun of two accents, then introduce ourselves and our hair. After that Chewie makes the big Cheevos For Charity announcement (more on that below). Then we go into a lengthy conversation about other card games we've played throughout the years. That leads into a discussion about power creep in long-running games. Then it's briefly talking about new consoles and nerding out about Dune.

Cheevos For Charity my big charity stream happening March 23 & 24, from Noon to Midnight Eastern time each day. I'm going after randomly chosen achievements while taking donations for Trans Lifeline and giving away Steam games from a list of over 900. Come join me, help support a great cause, and get some video games!


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Direct download: Naurgh_-_Dorks_Just_Chatting_3-2024.mp3
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Remember Fallout? You know, the video game series with radiation and Nuka-Cola and Ron Perlman's voice and power armor and Vault Boy? That game series that hasn't had a good game release in almost a decade? Sure you do! And of course, Magic is releasing some Commander Decks for it under the Universes Beyond label!

The dorks are diving into the first batch of reveals from the Fallout decks and focusing, as we do with these UB sets, on how the cards relate back to the source material. Since two of us have lots of experience with the IP, we're gonna be explaining things to the other two. This was a fun one! Be sure to let us know what you think, and how much Fallout you've played!

Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/magic-the-gathering-fallout-mechanics
Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/fallout/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_697_-_No_Not_Fallout_Boy.mp3
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The dorks take a look at the Ravnica: Clue Edition Evidence cards, meaning the suspects, weapons, and rooms that come from the board game Clue. After that we're taking a look at the Murders at Karlov Manor Commander deck commanders. Then we go back to doing our usual thing where we bounce around and look at whatever catches our eye or whatever Twitch chat directs us to. 

Would you choose silence or snitch?

Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/murders-at-karlov-manor/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_696_-_Digging_for_Clues.mp3
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The usual suspects are here, and they're dorks. We're taking another look at Murders at Karlov Manor! After going through the mythics we do our usual thing of bouncing around the set looking for cool stuff to talk about, and there's a LOT of cool stuff to talk about.

Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/murders-at-karlov-manor/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_695_-_Its_All_Very_Sus.mp3
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The game is afoot! The dorks are investigating The Murders at Karlov Manor for the first time! We'll be looking at all the usual suspects - the mechanics article and the card image gallery. The mechanics are especially neat this time around. We've got Morph+ and the bizarre lovechild of Quests & Sagas being my two high points. Let us know what you think of the new stuff!

And it's KARLOV Manor. Yeah, we know. Especially Brian.

Mechanics - https://magic.wizards.com/en/news/feature/murders-at-karlov-manor-mechanics
Card Image Gallery - https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/murders-at-karlov-manor/card-image-gallery


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Direct download: Episode_694_-_Magical_Crime_Scene_Tape.mp3
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This is it! The dorks are doing the final pre-Mythic expansion, Eventide, for Mythic Conscription! This was a fun one, as we have a lot of nostalgia for Eventide. There's also a really good discussion about swapping the power level for two hybrid cycles from the previous set. Be sure to let us know what you think!

This is really bizarre to say. We started Mythic Conscription waaaaay back in 2015. We are still going to do something with base/core sets, but absolutely not all of them. But as far as regular expansions go...we're done. It's so weird to not have a list of sets to fall back on.


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Direct download: Episode_693_-_Eventide_The_Final_Mythic_Conscription.mp3
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The dorks kick off 2024 by...looking back at 2023! We're talking about stuff that happened in our lives over the last year. Things we did, places we went, games we played, mice we captured (wait what?), all that good stuff. Along the way we'll get distracted several times, as is our way, and tangent off into whatever other stuff captures our attention for a few minutes.

How was your 2023? However it was, hopefully your 2024 will be even better! Thanks for sticking with us and happy new year!


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