Brainstorm Brewery #160- Old School Console Finance

We talk about Goldeneye and Mario Kart and how many more years it will take Mario Party 3 to make it to Oklahoma. We also talk about Worlds, the metagame, Hearthstone and its appeal, what it takes to fix MODO and whatever else we want to talk about. We’re on top of our game and …

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Post-Rotation Standard, It’s Never Too Early. . .

Even though Pro Tour Magic Origins is still fresh in our minds and we are currently looking at a new Standard format, I want to look forward to what I think could be some powerful shells after rotation.  It may be premature, but there may be financial opportunity and a way to get ahead of the metagame …

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A Look at the MKM Series in Toulouse

The MKM Series in Toulouse happened just a few days ago, and with it the Legacy main event. Over a hundred people showed up to play in the tournament, making it a fairly large event. Out of all these people, only eight were left for the elimination rounds, and while there’s a lot to say …

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Weekend Magic: 8/14-8/16

Last weekend brought us GP London so let’s take a look at the Standard action that happened last weekend:   Grand Prix London   Decklists   Abzan Aggro was the story of the tournament! Putting four people into the Top 8, Hangarback Walker  is still a force to be reckoned with. Let’s take a look …

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Brainstorm Brewery #159- Off the TRayn

No Marcel this week so the gang has Ray Perez Jr (@rayfuturepro) fill in. Hijnks ensue.   The gang is joined by Ray Perez Jr. (@rayfuturepro) Some events happened Finance 101 was covered. I don’t remember what it was Pick of the Week happened Support our Patreon! DO IT. You know this cast makes you …

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Money Draught #39 — We Never Sleep

Money Draught #39 — We Never Sleep Topics include: post-rotation Standard, Community Cup changes, Modern Masters 2015 flashback drafts, the Great English Pet Culling of 1939, Jim Jones, Bernie Sanders and demographics, JR’s horse handicapping strategy, and a revival of the pre-Vegas Money Draught Modern rotisserie draft. ** This cast is for mature listeners ** …

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Brainstorm Brewery #158- Still Trying to Make Fetches Happen

No Corbin this week, so we have that going for us. Still, the docket was light and a light docket isn’t always ideal. How does the gang cope? By talking about fetches.   Fetches aren’t in Battle for Zendikar Jared’s Mono-White article The link to the dividers as promised. This is an updated link Support …

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Mono White Tokens – A Whirlwind Weekend

Deckbuilding is a passion of mine.  Over the past couple of years, I’ve found the formula that best suits my style when creating a new deck.  I analyze my brews and the card selections within along three axes:  power level, synergy, consistency.  If those three components of a deck are sound, the deck in question often …

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Weekend Magic: 8/7-8/9

Last weekend brought us Grand Prix San Diego and Star City Games: Washington which featured Legacy as the main event, with some Standard and Modern on the side. Let’s take a look at the results. Grand Prix San Diego Format – Standard Decklists Magic Origins innovations are abound again! First place this time went to …

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Money Draught #38 — Simpler Times

Topics include: Origins draft, the Commander 2015 and fetches announcements, GPNYC location rumors, GOP conspiracy-crafting, cable bundling, the Enumclaw horse sex case, an obscure baseball statistic, the Pinkertons and serial killers.   ** This cast is for mature listeners **   Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR — @time_elemental Magic …

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Can Mono White Get There After Pro Tour Magic Origins?

So this is my first article.  None of you readers will know me from anything I’ve done previously.  I’m not a top level professional magic player, not a known deck designer or content producer.  None of you have even seen my Magic Online username posted on Daily Event results (mostly because I’m broke and choose …

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Brainstorm Brewery #157 – How Bazaar

Five may have been too many this week and the gang throws the baby out with the bathwater, slimming its lineup down to a svelte three-man cast. Corbin’s the odd man out, having been condemned to spend a family vacation near Vancouver where he covered the recent Pro Tour. There’s plenty to talk about and …

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Money Draught #37 – The One About Origins Limited, PT Origins, and 2016 GP Schedule

Show notes are for peasants, so here, read em. ** This cast is for mature listeners ** Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR — @time_elemental Money Draught RSS Magic doesn’t have to be expensive! Remember, magic is a TRADING card game. ProTrader from MTGPrice.com improves your trading skills by helping …

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Best Laid Plans #3 – Monopoly Money Monopoly

It was supposed to be Tommy’s birthday cast, but then we gave Shane an inch and he took a mile. Thankfully we all (mostly) agree with him this time! Em has been captured by Aperture, WotC is minting new currency, Hearthstone is poised to capture more hearts and minds, and Holiday cube has come to …

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Weekend Magic: 7/24-7/26

Magic Origins continues to showcase some of the potential future directions that Standard could take. This weekend Star City Games heads to Richmond to seek out the direction of the new Standard. Let’s take a look at those results, as well as the Modern and Legacy side events that also were reported. Star City Games …

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Brainstorm Brewery #156 – Banana

Not satisfied with the depth of discussion last week about the impending changes to Magic Online, the gang doubles down and goes deep, this time enlisting the help of MTGPrice writer Travis Allen (@wizardbumpin) to untangle the web of uncertainty regarding the future of Magic Online. As with any good podcast, not everyone agrees but …

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: Analyzing GP Lille

Grand Prix Lille was two weeks ago, and before I get to the story of how my own trip went, I want to talk about the Grand Prix itself, what performed well, and what that means for Legacy. Looking at the top 8, we see two Miracles decks facing off against each other in the …

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Deck is Great, Magic is Great, I’m Great: A PPTQ Win Tournament Report

So I just won a PPTQ… Yeah it feels good. It feels better than good actually, it feels fucking great to be one tournament away from a dream I have had for a very long time. Apparently the best way to prepare for a tournament is to have a bunch of friends over have a …

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Money Draught #36 – The One About The Proxy Guy, Markets, and Mass Hysteria

Money Draught X Proxy Guy: Iridescent, Profound, Weird…its that shit that you love. That real, real Money Draught shit.   ** This cast is for mature listeners ** Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR — @time_elemental Money Draught RSS Magic doesn’t have to be expensive! Remember, magic is a TRADING …

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Brainstorm Brewery #155 – Modo Times, They Are A-Changin’

Get hype. Marcel is back and the gang is firing on all cylinders with a mid-afternoon cast that should have more energy than the usual “record at midnight” shenanigans the gang usually gets up to. There is a lot on the old docket and… look, it’s an episode of Brainstorm Brewery. Do you need to …

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Kitchen Table Magic – Love and Hate in Multiplayer

I recently spent four and a half days playing multiplayer Magic with my brother and two friends over a long weekend. This was the fourth annual event playing Magic from wake-up to pass-out. We rent a double suite and spend 16 hours a day playing nothing but multiplayer Magic. It gave me many chances to reflect on and apply …

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Best Laid Plans #2 – A Line in the Sands of Delirium

Be it WotC shafting artists out of their art, the surprise DCI banning of an infamous figure, or buggy AAA games with day-1 DLC, the crew is fired up and have some opinions that need to be expressed. Ken and Shane get a bit aggressive, and don’t care if you don’t like it. A line …

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Money Draught #35 – The One About Holiday Cube, HoF 15, and Aggression

There’s a food chain and some people choose to be bottom feeders, don’t be a flounder.   ** This cast is for mature listeners ** Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR — @time_elemental Money Draught RSS Magic doesn’t have to be expensive! Remember, magic is a TRADING card game. ProTrader …

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Brewing with Magic Origins

Welcome back for Brewing with Magic Origins! This is the last “Core Set” we will be getting. Blocks will now be two sets and rotates twice a year starting with Battle for Zendikar, which will make things a lot more interesting for me as a brewer. Today I have nine Standard and three Modern decks …

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Brainstorm Brewery #154 – Originsal Gangsters

Yeah, there’s no Marcel this week. HEY! Don’t go anywhere! There’s still a perfectly good podcast, jackass. Not only that, Marcel has agreed to step in and do the intro and outro. What a deal! You can’t beat that with a Woodland Bellower. Make no mistake, this is a full episode, filled with intrigue and …

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