Geekspective Presents

s1e40 Doug Freedom

The last score commences with the help of Doug Freedom! But first a stop at the ol’ blowhole for some drinks and… goblin chanting?

The Keyword Is: Boros

There can literally be no better distillation of the differences in Amber and Kenny’s playstyles than this discussion about what are the best keywords in Magic the Gathering. We stay super on brand this episode, cranking out classic Red and Blue bullshit from beginning to end. Kenny extends an olive branch of understanding towards Amber’s picks; Amber almost falls asleep listening to Kenny’s. I’m counting on you to appreciate me, Sweet Sweet Listener. You’re looking fit today, you know that?

Extra Turn: Analyzing the London Mulligan with AI

Change is a-comin’. The so-called “London Mulligan” is an experimental new mulligan rule that will be tested at the Mythic Championship, April 26-28. The last time they did this, we wound up with the scry mulligan, which has honestly been pretty sweet. So will this new rule build upon the success of the scry mulligan? Or will it plunge Magic into anarchy and irrevocably destroy the game forever? (Hint: not the second one.)

45 – Book of Spring – Scranberry Scramble

The party made their way to the Scranberry patch unscathed but will they make it out okay? While they harvest the berries, Colleen notices some familiar tracks…

Big Daddy

No show notes because Kristin is a mess. Enjoy!

“Rocket” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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You’re Gonna Make Me Spark

Dive oh so deep into the rich deposits of lore nestled in the crevices of Magic the Gathering. The ongoing saga of the brave and noble elder dragon Nicol Bolas and the vagabonds and pretenders trying to stop his inevitable rise to power have never been elucidated so clearly. Amber discusses her big problem with the lore of planeswalkers and explores other ways that a planeswalker might “ignite” their “‘spark.’” If you know what I mean.

Extra Turn: Oops! All Planeswalkers

We’re debuting a special, ongoing series of episodes we’re calling Extra Turns—quick takes on current news in the Magic world. Today we’re talking about big recent news about the upcoming set, War of the Spark, which will contain THIRTY-SIX OPLAENSMAENS (read: planeswalkers). Thirty-six! Amber and Kenny speculate on what these planeswalkers could possibly be like, what this will mean for the story, and how in the world Wizards of the Coast will manage this enormous design challenge.

s1e39 Two Matildas One Bug

TWO MATILDAS ONE BUG. That’s one Matilda too many! Threads close (and get put into maps) as our final downtime for the Night Snails commences. What allies will they call on for help, and what foes will try to stop them?

Art Appreciation

This week Amber gives us a very hard homework assignment—what’s your favorite card from an art perspective? Our brains slowly turn to jelly as we waffle over our decisions, break down, and eventually give a list of about 28 cards each. Eventually we discover that we like art that isn’t art and in fact is just abstract patterns on a drab, colorless background. Just like our lives.

44 – Book of Spring – Cafegg

Thistle helps the party get their first badges and agrees to help them get more! They head over to Cafegg and are asked to gather Scranberries. With 2 carts in tow and a bad map, they leave town to find their way to the Scranberry patch.