Month: December 2015

Bagging on Boring Old Boros

Whenever someone on the internet starts a conversation about what the best color pair is in Commander, you get a lot of diverse opinions with a myriad of reasons and arguments. “Izzet is basically a Batman and Superman team up,” they’ll say. “Yeah but Azorius is like Captain America and Thor in a helicopter!” another…

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Brainstorm Brewery #176 – 2015 Year in Review

2015 was a wacky year for this Children’s card game. Jobs were gained and lost, cards were leaked, tournaments were won, Vegas happened and what happened in Vegas needs to stay there for the most part. 2016 will be full of diaper changes and a lack of a core set and leaks being severely punished….

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The Staple Binder – Making the Most of Your Collection

This past week, @seantabares and @andyhullbone, the guys at The Commander’s Brew podcast talked about a really cool idea that I believe many kitchen table players could benefit from thinking about.  That idea is the staple binder (Episode 22). A staple binder isn’t necessarily a binder with plastic card protector sheets. It is simply a collection of…

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It’s Not Easy Being Green: The Non Blue Alternatives in Legacy

It’s been a while since I last checked in and the Legacy format has changed a lot since GP Seattle. Lands taking down the Grand Prix and Punishing Blue winning the Star City Games Legacy Open in November certainly showed that the format is in a position now where decks can get away with not running four copies of [card]Brainstorm[/card]….

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Brainstorm Brewery #175- Instances of Sorceries

Corbin starts us off by regaling all of us with a tale of his pocket getting “picketed” and we’re off to the races with a great episode where clearly we know there isn’t a lot to talk about Magic-wise until we start discussing it and, holy crap there’s actually a lot to talk about. The…

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Money Draught #50 — Nailing Theses

Money Draught 50 — Nailing Theses   Topics include: Leaked spoilers, event coverage changes, cube, Aspic, weird historical riots, energy markets, the rate of technological change, and some of our favorite Money Draught moments.   ** This cast is for mature listeners **   Your Hosts: Jason Alt — @JasonEAlt Slick Jagger — @slickJagger JR…

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Why Spoilers Suck

Trick Jarrett published an interesting article today and having had some time to digest the piece and the feedback (blowback?) from it, I’ve decided my opinion on the matter would be laborious and difficult to Tweet. What’s the point of owning a soapbox if you only ever pay other people to stand on it? I…

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Vintage Cube Retro Art Patch 2015

This patch is no longer being distributed, it contained images which infringed WotC’s copyrights. I did not consider this was occurring, I apologize for my transgressions. -Marcel I am working on a tutorial on how to custom the card art for any card on Magic Online, it should be live before the new year at:…

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To Ban or Unban?

It has been a while since I’ve contributed to the site and I’ve missed writing, missed seeing your comments, missed feeling like I’ve contributed to the community that I so enjoy being a part of.  Due to some personal commitments, I haven’t been as active a participant in the current Standard season, though I have…

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How Magic Almost Ruined My Life

Magic: The Gathering does a lot of good things for a lot of good people; it gives them an avenue to socialize, a hobby to be passionate about and a game to love and enjoy. In local game stores all around the world, long-standing friendships and relationships, deep cutting rivalries and meaningful senses of belonging…

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Taking All the Turns – A Modern Extra Turns Primer

If you ask a typical Magic player what their favorite thing is in the game, one of the common answers you’ll hear is “drawing cards.” It’s why cards like Howling Mine have been in the game since it was created, and why that effect has stuck around since. Ask a typical Magic player what the…

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Brainstorm Brewery #174 – Splinter Twincast

Two podcasts, three hosts. What could go right? Jason chats with Marcel on Monday and Ryan on Tuesday because that’s how it could happen. Is Jason up for an interview-style cast? (No) Is Marcel willing to take the secondary role and allow himself to be passively interviewed? (No). Is this a good episode? (Yes)  …

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Best Laid Plans #9 – Wonderful Crumpet Storm

England’s finest griddle cakes, whisking you away in a whirlwind of comfort. Can you handle the storm of wonderful being served up for you? Toss us in the toaster and see.   Who loves pauper? We love pauper. The latest in GP shenanigoats. Honey, WotC shrunk the information. Charity streams. Ken’s knife handling tips.  …

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Brainstorm Brewery #173 – Darker than Animorphs

  http://traffic.libsyn.com/brainstormbrewery/Brainstorm_Brewery_173.mp3   I’m going to level with you. I don’t remember anything about recording this episode. I think it was a good one. We talked about a lot of non-Magic stuff, so, you’re welcome, I guess. We discussed Animorphs at one point? I’m not entirely sure that even made the cast. We talked about…

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