Brainstorm Brewery #191 – Do They Call Them WotC the Bridgebuilder?

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:10:30 — 64.7MB)A lot happened in Magic. A good Pro Tour happened. A good Pro Tour documentary happened. A really terrible Pro Tour announcement happened. Cards spiked. Orders were cancelled. Casual formats went largely unnoticed. Players are out for blood. Who can help you navigate the crazy world of this card game? …

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Changing Tides

This piece was written by a guest writer, Jeremy Aaranson. Hey Guys! Due to school and work, I wasn’t able to write this article until a week after the GP ended. Hopefully, this still contains some financially relevant information. Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments, or let me know on twitter @xemitsellsmagic …

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Brainstorm Brewery #190 – Pick of the Month

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:12:12 — 66.3MB)This cast is full of info but Corbin still manages to waste a ton of time on inane and frankly pointless stories. The cast is picking up speed heading into episode 200 and looking to retool a bit after that. Want to help? Listen to some older episodes and help …

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Fighting Back Against Persecution in Magic

This is a guest post from Mark Nestico Jr. and was not written by Denis Stranjak. While the subject of this article is a little different than the usual fare you’ll find on Brainstorm Brewery, we believe this is a subject that is vitally important to the Magic community at-large, and we want to thank Mark …

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Bad Commanders, Great Names

When it comes to choosing a general in EDH, you’ve got a lot of great legendary creatures to choose from. Budget or no, there are plenty of high powered, ready to kill, commanders that can have innovative and solid strategies built around them. There are also a lot of bad commanders and a quick look …

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Money Draught 55 – Not Unlike the Harlem Globetrotters Episode of Gilligan’s Island

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:35:23 — 87.5MB)Our friend Jack Wang (@JWang_MTG) joins us, and discussion includes: Artificial intelligence, AlphaGo and Magic, Primary prediction errors at FiveThirtyEight, the Hard Hat Riot of 1970, the structure of society, Marion Barry and the Hanafi Siege of 1977, Giraffe fighting techniques, Oliver Stone’s Talk Radio, bodybuilder Paul Dillet, and hanging …

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Brewing With Shadows over Innistrad

Welcome back for Brewing With Shadows over Innistrad, and a new world order for Standard. With this latest set Standard is now a three block format that currently consists of Dragons of Tarkir, Magic Origins, Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, and Shadows over Innistrad. This is a super exiting time, because screw Siege …

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Brainstorm Brewery #189 – Modern Banhammer

Podcast: Download (Duration: 55:06 — 50.6MB)I’d like to go more in depth with the show notes, but literally we only talked about Modern bans. We did Pick of the Week early, but we didn’t want that out there too much because we didn’t want people shutting the podcast off after they extracted our tasty knowledge …

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Ruric Thar Brings It Back To Reality

Sometimes, when things get a bit too ridiculous, a bit too unfair, one needs a return to the basics. A simpler time. A time when we just played sweet creatures and theme decks, with no wrath effects or busted artifacts. Shivan Dragons and Craw Wurms everywhere. Well, not for me, I played Hamletback Goliath and …

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Brainstorm Brewery #188 – Shadows Over Innistrad Set Review

Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:02:41 — 112.5MB)It’s a Set Review but this time Ryan had an idea to switch up the format, hope you like it.   Contact Us! Brainstorm Brewery – Website – E-mail – Twitter – Facebook – RSS – iTunes – Stitcher Ryan Bushard – E-mail – Twitter – Facebook Corbin Hosler – …

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Otherworldly Journey – MTG in the Middle Kingdom

The great Chinese philosopher Laozi once said: “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” and true now as it was then my Otherworldly Journey into the MTG scene in Asia started with a chance encounter with the greatest game ever made. I boarded the cardboard crack train like many others.  With the …

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Brainstorm Brewery #187 – Previews, Baby!

Podcast: Download (Duration: 58:01 — 53.3MB)We are previewing our card! If you’re not a regular listener of the case, we threw our explanation and analysis of the card into the front of the episode so you don’t have to skip to the end. We want to make things convenient for you because we already counted …

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Brainstorm Brewery #186 – We’re a Real Podcast

Podcast: Download (Duration: 41:54 — 38.5MB)Marcel is gone but he is not forgotten in this bite-sized episode where the remaining team digs into the mailbag. Announcements are made, help is requested, e-mails are read, things of the week are picked. Just listen.   Brainstorm Brewery is getting a Shadows preview card! Tune in next week …

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Mono Brew #2 – Ignoring Reality

It’s been a few months since the first edition of Mono Brew, which I ended with the promise that my next article would be a primer on my Modern pet deck, “Bringing Gifts” (five color Gifts Ungiven with Bring to Light). Much has changed in the world of Magic since then, as the release of Oath of the Gatewatch turned Modern season into “Eldrazi Winter”. I’m sure that most of …

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Brainstorm Brewery #185 – The One Corbin Didn’t Listen To

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:14:07 — 68.0MB)The gang is joined by resident 5th Host Ray Perez Jr. (@rayfuturepro) to talk about Modern, how much Ray doesn’t like Modern, what could get unbanned in Modern, what will get banned in Modern, which GPs and PT events Ray will go to if it means playing Modern and Modern. …

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Deepfathom Skulker’s Potential in Commander

This is the second article in my series about cheaper alternatives to more expensive cards. First, I want to write a little bit about some of the feedback I got on my pilot article, which received some helpful critique, specifically on the title of the article: Is Stoneforge Mystic Really that Good? Many people disliked …

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Money Draught #54 — Dogs are Good People

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:09:34 — 63.9MB)Topics include: What to do, if anything, about Eternal Masters, Jason feeling justified that Conspiracy is back, JR hating Monday announcements, a top 8 countdown of parliamentary brawls, and gravitational waves.   ** This cast is for mature listeners** Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR …

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Best Laid Plans #12 – Kamigawa Police Club

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:35:48 — 65.9MB)Hordes of Eldrazi monstrosities have sol ring’d their way onto the tiny island nation of the modern format. The Kamigawa Police Club stands ready to protect the masses whose deckbuilding minds have been destroyed by a colourless blast of Pro Tour metagame. Shane has been brewing deep and lays down …

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Brainstorm Brewery #184 – Aaron Miller, Squirrel Whisperer

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:00:24 — 55.5MB)The gang is joined by Magic artist Aaron Miller (@aarondraws) to talk about the world of illustrating our wacky children’s card game. Ever wondered how Aaron got his start, how he fits into the community or where he has hidden squirrels on iconic Magic art? This is the episode for …

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The Hero, The Saint, The Chieftain & The Interview

(Spoilers: There’s no heroes or saints here. It’s just based off a great song.) Welcome, dear readers, to the first of my interview articles. I promised in my first article that as this column goes on, you will begin to meet more and more of the diverse cast of characters that makes up my weekly …

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The Grandest Truths: An Origin Story

In the beginning, there was Jesus. Adrian De Jesus. Adrian is a friend of mine, who I first met towards the end of my freshman year of university. He’s been a pretty influential figure in my Magic life, having been the one who first introduced me to the Commander format. When we first met, I …

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Brainstorm Brewery #183 – Masters, Eternally

Podcast: Download (Duration: 52:10 — 47.9MB)Eternal Masters is announced and there literally isn’t much else to talk about. Really. Check below if you think we talked about more because we didn’t.   Help us prep for episode 200. Seriously. Hit us up to find out how to help. Baby finance! No more duel decks? Eternal …

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Lena Dunham and the Nude Goats of EDH!

So there’s a Magic: The Gathering Movie in the works and everyone from pros, to casuals, former players to current ones and even WOTC employees and the artists are all thinking the same thing: CASTING. Who will play Jace? Who will play Karn? Who will play Fblthp? (My votes on these go: Joseph Gordo-Levitt – …

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Brainstorm Brewery #182 – Eldrazi Spawning?

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:05:59 — 60.6MB)Sleep is for the weak. At least that is what Jason and Marcel want you all to believe as they both pick the first week of February to have their kids. Marcel has to bow out this week due to child-related obligations so the gang gets a very special guest …

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Money Draught #53 – Equilibrate Up

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:19:58 — 73.4MB)Topics include: The impact of Oath of the Gatewatch on Modern, “garbage tier finance”, Legacy Cube, JR’s art and mid-century credenza search, the Great Molasses Flood of 1919, The London Beer Flood of 1814, and a call for favorite parliamentary brawls.   ** This cast is for mature listeners**   …

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