Are you BEAST enough to ENTER THE COMBAT PHASE??? We certainly aren’t. This week Amber and Kenny do a Cube Draft, and they both draft extraordinarily medium decks, but hey, it makes for good competition. Mild spoilers include the following: questionable Toni Braxton song parodies, Amber not drafting red or white, Kenny not drafting blue, cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria!
The plane for the fall set was announced a short while ago—Throne of Eldraine promises to be a magical land of fairy tales, knights, royalty, and enchantment. But so far all we really have to go on are a few pieces of amazing art. Who better to predict the future of what Wizards will do with this set than an absent-minded blue mage and his frothing, foaming, fire-flinging friend?
Take a walk on the wild side…of nutrition! As our mages once again duel for Cube Draft supremacy, enjoy the relaxing sounds of Amber massacring an apple and singing about sugar snap peas. Amber and Kenny are both moving into unknown territory as the Blue Mage drafts goblins and the Red Mage drafts control. So which strategy is truly the best? Stay tuned for the absolutely definitive answer.
Core Set 2020 hath descended upon us, and we wanna TALK about it. Amber actually went to the prerelease event and had a grand old time showing off her new skills and dominating the fools who pulled up to the table with her. We’re also talking about some of our favorite new cards from the set. SPOILER WARNING: Amber’s list contains a red card, and Kenny’s list contains a blue one.
It’s a knock-down, drag-out, white-knuckle, club-thumpin, country-bumpkin, punkin-chunkin grudge match between two mages hungry for the crown. Amber is fresh off a cubic victory and she doesn’t plan on giving it back anytime soon. Kenny has plans of his own, though, but does he have what it takes to win what became our longest Combat Phase to date?
Today we’re tackling our first ever fan-submitted topic, one of the most beloved and hated tribes of all time—Slivers! Our journey into the hive mind takes us many places, and we somehow find time to complain about Lovecraft monster design, horror movies, and Changelings. Shout out to @AdeptXander—you gave us a really great topic to discuss!
We touched on Modern Horizons in an Extra Turn (our occasional bonus Friday episodes) right in the midst of spoiler season. But now we want to revisit the topic in a bit more depth. The set has lots of sweet stuff for players of all kinds—Modern players (obvs), but also Commander, Pauper, Cube, and even stinky Goblin aficionados! We’re talking the cards we can’t wait to shell out $30 a pop for!
Echo Roanoke, of @echoroanoke fame, joins us once again, this time talking about all manner of people and critters and existential nightmares that dwell in the margins of our collective and social consciousness. We’re considering two questions today. 1) What cards have the most interesting lore that is never ever explored in any depth? And 2) How is Magic doing at representing the wide range of identities that exist among its players? Join us for one of our favorite discussions.
Energized by her victory in the Cube Draft, Amber once again seizes the reins of her scrap destiny to try to make a clean sweep. Kenny, however, won’t go quietly into that good magic night. He’s pulling out all the stops, leveraging the power of Teferi, Temporal Archmage, in a monoblue superfriends grindfest of a Commander deck. It’s planeswalker vs. planeswalker in this battle royale featuring giant spells from both sides of the table. Monored. Monoblue. Only one will emerge victorious.