Month: October 2015

Brainstorm Brewery #168 – A Bird in the Bushard

Jason’s back and you know that that means? The snoozefest from last week? A thing of the past. Just kidding, not only does the gang get sucked into spending like 5 minutes on one of the same arguments from last week, unless it gets edited out, Corbin starts to read an e-mail that was read…

Enchanted – A Shot at Standard Enchantress

It became a necessity to find something else to play after losing eight straight rounds with Atarka Landfall, and another 4 with Atarka Red. I was determined to stop losing to the various Jeskai and Abzan decks that were flooding the format. Suddenly something clicked in my head while watching the coverage of Pro Tour…

Brainstorm Brewery #167 – Four Amigos

Hypothetically, say a member of the podcast wasn’t on the episode. Say he said “Literally the only time Tuesday I can’t record is between 9 PM and 11 PM, so if you record literally any time other than that two hour window, I can do it.” and then the group recorded the podcast without him….

Organizing Your Collection #2 – Boxes of Cards

In my last article, I talked about what kind of things to take into account when you’re choosing how to store & organize your Magic collection. This time, I’m going to talk about a few of the most common methods people use to store their cards and how well they work for different purposes. Massive pile…

Best Laid Plans #6 – 3 Lennys

When Em is away, the Lennys will play. This week the guys discuss:   Their Battle for Zendikar pre-release & release weekends. Shane & Ken give Tommy a crash course in BFZ limited cuz Tommy is lame and can’t get out to play as much because school. Value trading and people getting screwed over with…

Money Draught #45 — Friendstown

Topics include: possible seasonalities in violence, whether Walmart could be boycotted, PT anticipation, daily fantasy sports legal developments, and JR’s combo-oriented cube changes. ** This cast is for mature listeners ** Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR — @time_elemental Money Draught RSS  

Brewing With Battle for Zendikar

Welcome back for Brewing With Battle for Zendikar. First off let me apologize for the delay in this article, my computer died the day I was going to start and was down for a week. On the plus side it did give me some extra time to make even more decks. This time I brought…

Brainstorm Brewery #166- Absence Makes the Heart Grow Indifferent

Hey, guys, my name is Eric. Look, this is a little bit awkward. I got a Skype call from Ryan, Marcel and Jason this week and they said “Don’t do regular show notes, instead tell everyone we’re doing a vote to see if Corbin is getting kicked off of the podcast.” They insisted they were…

I Have Been, and Always Shall Be, Your Friend: The Dig Through Time Banning

I woke up on Monday the 28th of September feeling good. The weekend had been great, I was recently employed, everything was well. And then it came to four o’clock, and my heart sank as I logged onto The Source and I read these words: “[card]Dig Through Time[/card] banned in Legacy.” I couldn’t believe it. It…

Money Draught #44 — Every Ship at the Bottom of the Sea had a Bunch of Charts

Topics include: Legacy Cube, “reverse power creep”, the banned and restricted announcement, and proper Pucatrade use. ** This cast is for mature listeners ** Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR — @time_elemental Money Draught RSS

Organizing Your Collection #1 – Piles of Cards

When we moved house a few months ago, Himself wanted to call our new house ‘the house of cards’ as we own so many. Often we have piles of cards all over the house, until I get around to sorting them all out again. Himself has been playing Magic off and on since he was…

Magic Online Standard – Down with Atarka Red!

Last weekend, with the StarCityGames Open at Indianapolis, we saw our first glimpse into what the new Standard format looks like.  There were a lot of really interesting decks that performed well and we saw some card choices I hadn’t anticipated.  I thought Brian DeMars did an incredible job of tuning his Atarka Red list…

Brainstorm Brewery #156 – Magic: the Fathering

Brainstorm Brewery #165- Magic: the Fathering   It wasn’t planned. If it had been planned, it would be extraordinarily uncool of the gang to not let everyone in on the gag. No, it wasn’t planned, but the cast is becoming fathers. Did any of the pregnancy talk make it into the episode? Will we have…

You Can Counter on Ephara

Some people hate fun. Whether they’re the dickhead boss that refuses employees nap time and Rock Band in the break room, or are simply an avid fan of TV’s Gotham, having a good time simply doesn’t appeal to some people. The same is often said for those who run a lot of counterspells in EDH….

Best Laid Plans #5 – Miraculous Insecticide Talk

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Legacy’s Allure

This weekend, my LGS is having its first Legacy FNM. For people who don’t play Legacy, this is just a chance for people to show off their dual lands, Force of Wills and Wastelands. I guarantee there will be some people who’ll show up just to see cards they may never see again. I mean,…

Brainstorm Brewery #164- Into Demon Cats

Craig Wescoe is a pretty good guest. He’s a deck brewer and a member of Team Ultra Pro. He is the foremost white player (white deck player; don’t bring race into this) and he’s a financier to boot, writing financial review articles for each set on TCG Player. You want to hear what he has…

Updating Esper Dragons for BFZ

I have been playing Esper Dragons since Dragons of Tarkir arrived with [card]Dragonlord Ojutai[/card]. The deck has been fun to play, and I’ve had success with it, but now that Theros is on it’s way out, is Esper Dragons going to survive? If so, will it be weaker or stronger? Will it even be the same deck?…