Month: February 2016

Money Draught #54 — Dogs are Good People

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 — @time_elemental Money Draught RSS

Best Laid Plans #12 – Kamigawa Police Club

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 some useful deck tech no…

Brainstorm Brewery #184 – Aaron Miller, Squirrel Whisperer

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 you. Are you going to…

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…

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…

Brainstorm Brewery #183 – Masters, Eternally

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 Masters. Alllll day. New format?…

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 –…

Brainstorm Brewery #182 – Eldrazi Spawning?

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 to fill in – Mr….

Money Draught #53 – Equilibrate Up

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**   Your Hosts: Jason Alt —…

Best Laid Plans #11 – Chair Stanky Leg

A new year is upon us and the Plan must go on. Em, Shane, Tommy, and Ken all managed to get some streaming in but schedules continue to elude us. Then we briefly check in on Proxypocaplyse 2016 and the series of related missives from WotC. Oath of the Gatewatch has everyone juiced to play…

Kozilek and the Four Es of Running a Commander Night

Life is hectic. Our schedules are conflicting. We can never seem to find the time to get a group together for a game. Many people have trouble trying to get games together, or are forced into Commander nights at local game stores (LGSs) that can often involve griefing or gaming whatever prize support system is…

Nothing but Value: An Introduction to Ephara, God of the Polis

I’ve been struggling to put words on the page. For years now, I’ve been wanting, nay, dreaming of being a Magic writer. Until now, I’d not found a topic I’ve really wanted to write about. Due to ever-tightening life constraints, I’ve been forced from grinding 4 local tournaments and a PPTQ or an SCG Open…

Why Linear Decks are Not a Bad Thing.

Splinter Twin got banned, Summer Bloom got banned, players raged at the world, at their family, at their lives, but mostly they just raged. I feel it was a net positive for the Modern format to grow and adapt. I think unbans should have occurred with [card]Bloodbraid Elf[/card] and [card]Ancestral Visions[/card] but thats not what…