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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Brainstorm Brewery #146 – Comet Storm

We realize you rely on these show notes to get a grip on what’s in the episode. Doesn’t that feel a bit like a spoiler, though? Speaking of spoilers, that person who “leaked” Modern Masters 2015 early sure did get most of his information right. It’s too bad getting some of it wrong pretty much …

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Unified Theory of Commander: Political Answers

You may have noticed that the further we’ve progressed into the Unified Theory’s MDTAS system, the more we’ve discussed the “character” of your deck. This isn’t a coincidence. Every deck needs mana sources, and the rules that help players improve their mana base can be broadly applied. Every deck wants card draw, so resource acquisition …

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Weekend Magic: 5/8-5/10

Last weekend brought us Grand Prix: Paris, a look into the Standard environment of Europe. Interestingly, no Esper Dragons decks made the Top 8 of Paris. Let’s take a look at the Top 8 and see how the dragons met their downfall. Grand Prix: Paris Decklists Abzan Midrange piloted by Amand Dosimont closed out the …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #118 Rants Away

In this weeks episode of the Pitt Imps the guys go over both standard GP’s with a little more vigor than usual. They take about Cedric’s amazing run to the SCG top8  only to have to face his worst matchup. A ton of Modern Masters things came out and a quick touch on Tempest Remastered …

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Money Draught #31 – The One About Our Guest Lucas Siow and Magic the Gathering

  The One About Our Guest Lucas Siow @toordeforce and Magic the Gathering. ** 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 …

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Tournament 2-for-1

Hey People, So two weeks ago I was able to take down TCGPlayer Modern States at Top Deck Games and luckily StarCity Games Modern States were being held at the same store a weekend after. I decided to run it back. Star City Games Modern States Top 16 Round 1. Affinity This matchup feels incredibly …

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Commanding Opinion: Azami, Lady of Scrolls

You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain. -Harvey Dent/Two Face, The Dark Knight When I began playing Commander, Azami, Lady of Scrolls was the bane of my card store’s existence. To this day, it’s her fault that all infinite combos in that store have been eliminated and why I’ve stopped …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #117 Will Will Be Walking

This is the last week for Will as a regular until the fall. He’s going for a walk. So he choose the topic (Ethics in Magic). We go over the BS with the SCG chat over the weekend. Talk about the tournament that happened in Cleveland. Maybe I strong armed us into spending way to …

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Weekend Magic: 4/24-4/26

This past weekend brought us Star City Games: Cleveland. The main event was Standard, with of course a side of Modern and Legacy. Let’s take a look at the results and see what happened. Star City Games Open – Standard (Cleveland, OH, USA) Decklists Deck Finish Player Deck Finish Player Bant Heroic 1st Ross Merriam …

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Brainstorm Brewery #145 – Fragments of Imagination

It’s not all Vegas talk this week. Not that much of anything really happened financially this week. Mike Flores played a weird Dragon deck and made some cards that we wanted to go down not go down but other than that, it’s all gas as this frees us up to talk about what we want. …

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Money Draught #30 — Red Panda Rhetoric

Topics include: Pro Tour “Friday card spikes”, Modern Masters 2015 availability, the new “Vegas House”, zoos and botanical gardens. ** 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 …

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New is Always Better – Getting Tricksy with Death and Taxes

Death and Taxes has been a real force in Legacy for quite a while now. The deck may not be particularly powerful in itself, but it’s built in such a way as to position itself very well versus the format. Utilizing several different hatebears, Death and Taxes will make life hard for many opponents. Thalia, …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #116 PT Experience

This week the Imps welcomed back Zac Roorda as a guest on the show. He helped us go through the two GP’s in the city’s that start with K. One was Standard while the other was a rare Legacy GP in Japan. Then we picked Zac’s brain about what it was like to be a …

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The Status of Women in Magic: An Optimistic Prognosis

Fellow Magic: The Gathering players, we need to talk. To continue to nurture the healthy growth of our community and to maintain a sense of accountability to those who actively participate (and to those who would like to!), we need to be self-reflexive and introspective about the status of women. Aside from attending GP Orlando …

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MTG After Hours #12 – Saclings

Brainstorm Brewery After Hours is a collection of outtakes and stories that aren’t fit for publication on respectable websites. While Brainstorm Brewery is a podcast that strives for a PG-13 rating, After Hours has no such aspirations. This week on After Hours, we are joined by Houston Whitehead and Jon Celso from the Tap N …

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Unified Theory of Commander: Answers

Up through this point in the Unified Theory of Commander, we’ve been primarily concerned with what our own decks want to do. Threats define the goals of the deck, while Draw and Mana give us access to those threats and the ability to cast them. As we move into the fourth element in our theory, …

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Brainstorm Brewery #144 – Accessorizing

Do you want to be ready for GP Vegas? Sure you do. If you want to be truly ready, there are a few things you want to get nailed down. You’ll want a BSB Tee shirt for sure. Keep your eyes peeled for the new Goblin token illustrated by Aaron Miller. And make sure you …

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MTG After Hours #10 – Lost Cause

Brainstorm Brewery After Hours is a collection of outtakes and stories that aren’t fit for publication on respectable websites. While Brainstorm Brewery is a podcast that strives for a PG-13 rating, After Hours has no such aspirations. This week on After Hours is a lost episode that never made it to be published. You’re welcome. …

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Weekend Magic: 4/17-4/19

This week brings us Grand Prix Krakow, Grand Prix Kyoto, and Star City Games: Providence. That’s a ton of information to cover so let’s get down to business. GP Krakow (Poland) Top 8 Decklists Top 16 Decklists Format – Standard Standard is still all about dragons in Europe yet the Top 8 seemed to prefer …

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