Games & Hobbies

Stories and Soapboxes

What was the greatest moment, the highest high of the Magic storyline? We tackle this question, and we dive into Cary Thomas Beckett’s article, “One Year Forsaken: How to Rebuild Magic Story.”

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206 – Masood Haque

Today on the show Amber chats with Game Master, Role Player, and Comedian, Masood Haque. They discuss the history of improv, his background in comedy and RPGs, and his experience bridging improv & rpgs which is a skill that that will come in handy for a future they predict.

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Signeture Moves – Cube Trilogy 4.1

A wild Cube Draft Trilogy has appeared! We’re back at it, this time with Kenny, returning guest Troy, and first time guest Erin! This episode features homage, carnage, outdated election jokes, and approximately 78 mana.

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205 – Kristin Devine

Today on the show Amber talked with Game Designer, Writer, and Podcaster Kristin Devine who is an absolute delight! They sat down and discussed how she went from homebrewing games to designing and writing for games, and learning the ins and outs of podcast editing!

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204 – Shawn O’Hara

Today on the show Kenny and Amber talk with Game Master and Comedian Shawn O’Hara who they’re both major fans of! He’s been an inspiration and influence on both of their own GMing. They sat down and chatted about his actual play podcast, table dynamics, doing voices and accents, improv in RPGS, and media that inspires our game design.

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Scrimshanks Jangleclaws

Amber and Kenny pick out their top cards from Commander Legends, then do a deep dive into the set. This episode features festive hats, aardvark annihilation, a treatise against mana rocks, and a rant on Partner.

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Rhinoceros, Who Sieges

Today we discuss a simple but sobering question: what would it take to actually kill Magic? This episode features corporate structure, fake cards, Pokémon, Orlando Bloom, and free advice for Wizards of the Coast. 

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203 – Video Games and RPGs with Sersa Victory

Kenny talks with twice previous guest Sersa Victory, designer of adventures and supplements for TTRPGs, with a heavy emphasis on deathtrap dungeons. Recently though, Sersa has been spending his time rebuilding the 1980 classic dungeon crawl video game Rogue. They talk about this project, how video games inform Sersa’s design of TTRPGs, and what it takes to innovate as a game designer.

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Long, Thick Vines

This episode features a slew of technical difficulties (including us having to rip audio from Twitch, sorry!), stress candy, truly incredible voice acting, and a return to the free-to-read Magic story!

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202 – Katie Mae

Amber talks with Game Master, Role Player, Twitch Streamer, and Comedian Katie Mae! She’s incredibly funny, creative, and wether she thinks so or not, also insightful.

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