Brainstorm Brewery #152 – Failbag

Marcel’s not around and it’s hard to want to do anything at all. We read some e-mails, then we read more e-mails, then… e-mails. Look, we could have taken a week off with Marcel here but we did an episode. And it’s an informative one. We didn’t mess around, we dug deep and made an …

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Money Draught #34 – The One About MTG Spam Bots, Origins, and Dying in Armor

Bow down and submit. ** 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 you research prices, spot the …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #124 Week Late But Here

After a missed week the Imps return to go over the two GP’s. We get into the entire spoilers and all the Origins news that was released. Ang makes a special announcement during one of the ads and we tell you guys about our time at GP Charlotte. I’m sure there is more but its slipping …

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Just. Play. Jund. …Well sorta.

To quote Todd Anderson, “Just. Play. Jund. Just do it. Stop being an idiot and go pick up the cards you need to play it.” While Todd was speaking about Standard back in 2013 I feel as if this applies more than ever to Modern right now. SCG Columbus Invitational. I’ve been playing Infect for …

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Five Cards You Should Be Playing in Legacy Right Now

Grand Prix Lille is coming up and we’re doing our best to figure out the metagame in order to get an advantage. The hope is that by making accurate predictions we will be better able to construct our decks to beat what other people are bringing to the tournament. While metagames vary depending on your …

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Brainstorm Brewery #151 – Cunning Gisch

This episode is all about the subtle mistakes in printing that can lead to big financial gains for those patient, and cunning enough to take advantage. Are you as totally mystified by the world of miscuts, misprints, crimps and screw-ups as the rest of the Brew Crew? Fear not, misprint expert Preston Gisch (@prestongisch) is …

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Money Draught #33 – The One About GP Vegas ’15

Yup, it’s the One About GP Vegas ’15.   ** 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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Brainstorm Brewery #150 – Nothing Special

In honor of Brainstorm Brewery episode #150, we’re celebrating by doing absolutely nothing. No special episode. No guest. No clips previously unheard. Nothing. Oh, I’m sorry, is a boilerplate episode of the world’s best Magic the Gathering finance podcast not enough for you? “Wow, all I get is witty banter, solid financial advice, a finance …

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New is Always Better – Over the Top with Twelvepost

Hello and welcome back! It’s time for another segment of segment of New is Always Better. Last time we had a look at a couple of innovative takes on Death and Taxes. The concept was simple; take an established archetype and study the different ways in which people have put their own twists on it. …

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Weekend Magic: 6/12-6/14

GP Charlotte has come and gone, and the Modern landscape has been shaken up again by its results! Elves took down the tournament, which I certainly didn’t see coming, and there was plenty of innovation to be seen in the Top 8 – after all, not a single Top 8 deck played even one copy …

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Best Laid Plans #1 – Fear and Ruse-ing in Las Vegas

You are about to bear witness to the Inaugural episode of Best Laid Plans. Best Laid Plans is a new podcast covering different types of gaming. We’re real gamers. We go to tournaments, stream, and enjoy games with our friends. On this week’s episode we cover each of our gaming backgrounds, our trip to GPVegas, …

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Brainstorm Brewery #149 – Gerry T Pities the Fool

Finance talk seems like it might be light given the guest of such a high caliber as the gang is joined by Gerry Thompson (@G3RRYT) but you’d be wrong. There is plenty of time to pick Gerry’s brain and hear about where he came from and what’s next for him, but his insights are invaluable …

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Weekend Magic: 6/5-6/7

This weekend brought us the Invitationals, which includes the 2015 TCGPlayer Invitational (Standard) and the Star City Games Open Series Invitational (Standard and Modern). Let’s see what the best Magic deck pilots are playing these days. 2015 TCGPlayer Invitational (Standard) Decklists Deck Player Finished GR Devotion Chris Fennell 1st Esper Dragons Paulo Vitor Damo de …

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Kitchen Table Magic – Love and Hate in Multiplayer Magic Part 1

Multiplayer Magic is very different than traditional head to head Magic. Because more humans are involved, more emotion is involved. Every time you have a choice to attack or target a permanent or player, you have many more options. Each comes with its benefits and costs. One cost of any action in a multiplayer game …

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Commanding Opinion: Narset, Enlightened Master

I may have accidentally jumped on the bandwagon way too early on this one. Though on the financial side of things, that’s probably a good thing. This little card has caused the majority extra combat card/extra turn cards to spike ridiculously in price. Aggravated Assault – $3.00 to $10.50 as of now Beacon of Tomorrows – …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #121 I Didn’t New What It Dud

This week we found out last minute that Angelo would be flying solo. Luckily for him, a couple guys jumped right in there to pick up the slack. The each go over Pet Decks of theirs as well as what they are currently playing in Standard. They go over the SCG Legacy Open. Angelo sends …

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Brainstorm Brewery #148 – Salmon Ball

Pascal Maynard ruined Magic for everyone by taking a foil Tarmogyf in a Booster Draft. This will set the scene perfectly for a podcast from the ruins of a post-Magic-ruination landscape. Vegas is over, finance is wrecked and some dude managed to win an SCG Open high on mushrooms. The world may never be the …

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Weekend Magic: 5/22-5/24

This weekend brought us Star City Games: Worcester, which featured Legacy as the main event with a side of Standard and Modern. Let’s take a look at the results and see which Legacy decks did best in a larger field. Star City Games Open: Legacy (Worcester, MA, USA) Decklists Deck Finish Player Deck Finish Player …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #120 No News

Well its a good thing we had 3 major tournaments to cover because this show would of been very short. We fought through Angelo’s computer issues to put out a good episode. We talked about our testing gauntlets and the major gap in coverage between SCG and Wizards. Its really bad. Host Angelo    Twitter   @ganksuou …

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Brainstorm Brewery #147 – #SVUHQBBQ

Sometimes we predict the future on this cast. Last week, on a Monday Jason said that Serum Visions was likely to be an FNM in the future and the next day it was announced. This week Jason pretended to fall asleep in the intro and Ryan actually fell asleep during the outro. Want to hear …

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Just Juett: Tempest Remastered Draft #1

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Money Draught #32 – The One About Trains

Topics include: Trains ** 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 you research prices, spot the hottest …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #119 Mind Your Business

This week we fight through tech problems but manage to go over both GP’s and all the news. Angelo rants again. Seriously, why keep pissing him off? Then Angelo and Mike tell you how they each did at their respective PPTQ/IQ that they attended. Host Angelo   Twitter  @ganksuou Co-Host Mike     Twitter   @Huntmaster_Mike Email   pittimppodcast@gmail.com We …

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Weekend Magic: 5/15-5/17

Last weekend brought us Grand Prix: Shanghai and Star City Games: Dallas. In other words, plenty of Standard action with a side of Modern and Legacy. Let’s see what the results were. Grand Prix: Shanghai Format – Standard Decklists “Abzan Megamorph Control” is quite a mouthful yet is an apt name for the deck that …

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The Status of Women in Magic: Let’s Talk About “Rape”

Trigger Warning This article is going to be about the use of “rape” and other references to sexualized violence in our community. In lieu of a formalized all-encompassing trigger warning, I believe it is more productive to be transparent about the direction in which I am leading this discussion. If you feel you would be …

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