Month: August 2015

Best Laid Plans #4 – Lapdances From Tommy

The Squad is back again after an unplanned, extended downtime. #BlameWorth Actually, Ken just managed to further break his computer. Smooth move, Ex-Lax.   Wally World dollars have gone live. Sob stories of stream beginnings. Community Cup gives us a rash. Hearthstone makes an offer you can’t refuse. Rocket League is real life.   So…

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…

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…

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…

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, [card]Hangarback Walker[/card]  is still a force to be reckoned with. Let’s take a look…

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…

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 **…

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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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

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…

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…