Magic the Gathering

Insider Trading Card Game

It’s a Show and Tell episode, which means both Amber and Kenny are bringing some MTG content to discuss. Amber selected Wired’s “The Stockbrokers of Magic” while Kenny went with Mark Rosewater’s “The Future of Magic.” This episode features unscrupulous Magic financiers, Horned Triceratrons, new card frames, Goatse, and Peter Pan as a Magic card.

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Multiplayer Commander Part III: Divorce Priest

Part III of our epic saga sees life totals finally, finally start to dwindle. There is light at the end of this alliance-breaking, board-wiping tunnel. This episode features morph synergy, ninjas, anime betrayal, and credible threats of divorce.

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Zlambow, Thicc Eldrazi Titan

Today we are creating, live and on the fly, a Magic story based entirely on suggestions from fans, and basically we wound up creating something akin to a TNG episode. This show features corn dog talk, planesbreakdancing, alien abduction, and Tony Shalhoub.

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Multiplayer Commander Part II: Pinky Swear

It’s part II of our epic 3-person Commander game! Place your bets now on how many 45-minute episodes the full series will take. This episode features double-crosses, triple-crosses, reckless spite (literally), beebles, and the end of a family.

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Extra Turn: Candy for Breakfast

NEWS! There’s just so much NEWS. So much NEWS all the TIME. We’ve got Zendikar Rising spoilers, trailers, 5 brand new set announcements, and Modern Horizons 2. This episode features an abundance of spoilers, coffee talk, and endless wild speculation.

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The Magic “Story”

Amber and Kenny discuss the current sad state of the MTG storyline and what they would do to tell a compelling story through the medium of Magic. This episode features monster bonding, big booty turtles, Gilmore Girls, and corporate storytelling.

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Extra Turn: Drop the Hammer

So uh…how about those bans? WotC just dropped the hammer on eight decks across three different formats; this after two years that already saw more bans than in the previous two decades. What should a Magic player think about this unprecedented mess? We’re here to help! We’re talking about what makes these bans so historic, what they mean going forward, and whether paper Magic is long for this world.

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Duel Decks: Superfriends vs Arcane Artifice

You know it, you love it! It’s a Winston Cube Draft, this time with Matt and Kenny building focused synergy decks! This episode features combos, new wave rock band Talking Heads, spooky skeletons, and bread.

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WotC, Please Listen to Ryan Normandin

Today we discuss a truly excellent article by @RyanNormandin about how Magic went from banning one or two cards from Standard every 5 years to banning 20+ in the last three—and what they can do to right the ship. This episode features anime theme songs, design talk, Starcraft, and actual research, and some random first impressions of M21 cards (we record far in advance).

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A Game of Asterisks

The day has come for the closing chapter of our latest Cube Draft saga! The evil Kenny looks to clinch the title wielding his usual counterspell dense bullshit, while Veronica looks to unite the goblin tribes and bring balance back to the world (aka make it a three way tie).

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