Month: July 2015

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

SCV Legacy Open – A Tournament Report

Last week the Scandinavian Open series came to Malmö, Sweden. I was there, ready to rock some Legacy! Unfortunately I didn’t do as well as I’d hoped, ending with an unimpressive 3-3 record. Still, I got to meet some cool people, play lots of Legacy and watch my best friend doing alters on site (If…

Pitt Imps Podcast #126 Mine Ja Bidness

So in a week of 2 GP’s (1 legacy, 1 Limited), I got to talk about Zach Jesse again. We also put our feet squarely in  our mouths. That’s right its time for our best of Origins review. We also do a little exercise to see who gets into the MTG Hall of Fame. So its long,…

MTG After Hours #13 – Live from #GPVegas!

Yes this is the only surviving recordings to make it out of GP Vegas 2015, cherish these remnants and bask in their iridescence. Cabe Riseau produced the intro music for MTG After Hours. Contact Us! Brainstorm Brewery – Website – E-mail – Twitter – Facebook – RSS – iTunes – Stitcher

Brainstorm Brewery #153 – Magic Origins Set Review

Magic Origins set review   Magic Origins set review Marcel pronounces some words funny Support our Patreon! We will use the money to make the cast better, not pay ourselves. Need to contact us? Hit up BrainstormBrew@gmail.com   Cabe Riseau produced the intro and outro music for Brainstorm Brewery. Contact Us! Brainstorm Brewery – Website…

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…

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

Weekend Magic: 6/26-6/28

Last weekend brought us Grand Prix: Singapore, Grand Prix: Buenos Aires, and the Star City Games Open: Baltimore. Singapore featured Modern as the format, while Buenos Aires and Baltimore gave us the usual dose of Standard action. Let’s take a look at the results.   Grand Prix: Singapore   Format – Modern   Decklists  …