Brainstorm Brewery

Episode 1: Design in the 21st Century

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

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Brainstormbrewery #248: We Really Tried

This week the cast discusses the current state of standard, including deck diversity, cheap deck option, and sneaking Gideon into sideboards.  The power of suggestion drives Corbin to custard, and Jason briefly disappears from the cast.   Listener emails cover Pucatrade and consumer confidence.  DJ reviews some coming changes to the patreon, including chances to frost Jason’s  hair.  Strangely, breaking bulk features as many rares as pick up the week.

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Brainstormbrewery #247: Meowloro

After several weeks of new and returning guests, the show return to its regular lineup of hosts and DJ.   With a lull before the new set drops, a ton of knowledge is shared as the cast hits breaking bulk, pick of the week and clears a swath of listener emails.  Topics include how to track price movements, finding rare booster packs, building relationships with GP vendors, and speculations on Commander 2017.   We learn that Corbin is to blame for terrible deck names, and Jason does his best impression of Wizard’s customer service.

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Brainstormbrewery #246: Hour of Devastation Set Review

Today we are joined by Phil DeLuca of the Commanderin’ podcast for the Hour of Devastation set review. Since this set looks to be much spicier in Commander than Standard, we invited Phil on to share his perspective. Also, DJ tells perhaps the worst joke in BSB history.
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Brainstormbrewery #244: Boom, Flavortown

The cast returns from their Vegas adventures with personal tales of finance, giant sandcastles, remote desert weddings, and trips to (un)fine dining establishments.  DJ explains how to find bargains at large events.  New standard spoilers lead to discussions of potential EDH specs.  Join the cast for breaking bulk, pick of the week, Mighty Duck movie discussions, and more.

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Brainstormbrewery #243: The Vegas Pre-Game Show

As the group prepares to head west, they discuss the state of standard and the pitfalls of standards bans.   DJ calls for a common to be banned.   Breaking bulk covers more EDH infect and lifegain cards.   DJ gives a breakdown in the changes to TCG’s fee structure and listing practices, and how it might impact the sale of high-end cards on that platform.  Listener email leads to a discussion of the value of SCG’s played case. Pick of the week covers more cards with potential synergy with the 2017 Commander decks.

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Brainstormbrewery #242: Take A Look, Its In A Book

With Vegas only a week away, the cast gets hyped for the grand return and discusses their Vegas plans.   Standard discussion covers potential shakeups from bannings and Hour of Devastation; this draws the usual ire from DJ. Breaking Bulk runs a wide range from casual core set rares to intro deck picks.   Pick of the week focuses on some EDH picks with the new 2017 tribal decks on the horizon.   Also, find out which cast member has no love for Star Trek, the Next Generation.  Join us for Brainstorm Brewery.

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Brainstorm Brewery #241: Jason Has Three Birthdays

Corbin returns to share the dangers of basketball crossovers.   Jason discusses the logistics of mailing large quantities of pint glasses and naming your child after a planeswalker.   DJ shares news about a career change.   Also, the cast answers your emails about craigslist, long-term collection management, and what to do with your Japanese Dragon’s Maze booster boxes.  Join us for Brainstorm Brewery.

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Brainstorm Brewery #240: Cardhoarder Knowledge Bombs

This week at our listener’s request we delve deep into the land of Magic Online and how Magic Next might impact the environment.    Nathaniel Buckley-Wright of Cardhoarder fame joins us to share his insights into the evolving MTGO economy, how to trade card spikes, and some lower risk ways to speculate.   Corbin could not join us because he was asleep in an airport somewhere.

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Brainstorm Brewery #239: The Return of the Pridemage

Corbin is tired from PT Amonkhet and Jason hijacks the start of the cast.   The evolving standard meta and best moment in player interviews are discussed. Someone gives Doug an excuse to talk about Pokemon.  Breaking bulk covers odd tokens and old core sets.  Jason talks about which EDH decks Amonkhet cards are influencing.

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Brainstorm Brewery #238: I Really Just Want My House To Catch Fire

This week, Jason talks through offering a bulk rate for all of a store’s unwanted cards.  Find out how Doug is going to process 600,000 bulk cards over the summer.  Listener emails cover card alters, invocation pulls and sealed Modern Masters boxes.

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Brainstorm Brewery #237: The Picking Paper Pauper Prices Pod

Corbin made top 8 at an event, and receives the expected amount of recognition from his cast-mates.  The cast debates the nature of potential future bans.  The most recent SCG standard results are discussed, and DJ convinces the Corbin of the power of paper pauper to impact card prices.  Welcome to this week at the Brainstorm Brewery.

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Brainstorm Brewery #236: Its French for Chicken-of-China

This week we check in on the cast’s prerelease experience, and hear which cast member is least helpful in their stores whenever they vend.   Jason shares some second-level thoughts on what will be good in EDH in light of Protean’s hulk unbanning.  DJ gets two shots at breaking bulk.   Like everyone else, we were blown out by the late standard bannings, as this was recorded on Monday.

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Brainstorm Brewery #235: Brian Braun Reviewin’

Today we are incredibly lucky to be joined by Brian Braun-Duin for our Amonkhet set review.   Brian shares his insight into which cards are poised to have a large first weekend, and which ones are traps.   Join us for a look at the important cards in the set.

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  • Brian Braun-Duin is out most special guest
  • We review cards in rough order of importance and alphabetical occurrence
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Brainstorm Brewery #234: If you believe Admonition Angel will never die, clap your hands

This week we wander through a wide range of topics as listener email covers a variety of topics, including the best way to trade up at GPs, how Jason got screwed out of full-art Mutavaults, and which cast member has more pro-points.  Somehow Corbin works in football player Mark Sanchez and the butt-fumble.  Breaking bulk covers some recent reprints with a low buy in, and finally the prospects of Amonkhet cards are foretold.

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Brainstorm Brewery #233: Brainstorm Nursery

It is an odd week.  Two-thirds of the cast are holding children. Doug is on a different computer and as such can’t get to listener emails.  We podcasted while it was light outside.  Discussion moves through topics as wide ranging as Amonkhet spoilers, the League of Legends online community, damage on the stack, and the speech development of Corbin’s child.  Finally, a potential gaming bet between Corbin and Jason emerges.

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Brainstorm Brewery #232: Corbin is a Dirty Card Looker-Upper

This week the cast discusses card grading in general and Doug shares his experience getting his Lotus graded.   Jason played vintage and tows the thin line between proxies and counterfeits.   Corbin tries to cheat at breaking bulk, and some aggressive listener mail is read.    Also, early news from Amonkhet set is covered.

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Brainstorm Brewery #231 – Something About A Monkey Coming Out Of A Sleeve

A week into the release of MM3, we hear how Corbin had a crazy draft pool and threw away important cards.  The cast’s impression of the new set is discussed, as well as the price trajectory of sealed product.  Also, Corbin defends flat-earthers.   Join us for this week’s Brainstorm Brewery.

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Brainstorm Brewery #230 – The Mailbag Edition

As a “thank-you’ to our many new Patreon patrons, we read listener email.  We read questions less than a 12 hours old before moving all the way back questions from last fall; listen and see if we got to yours!

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Brainstorm Brewery #229 – Dj Drives the Bus

Corbin is away this week, so we are joined by Edward Nguyen of Kirwins Game Store to discuss the shape of Modern and reprint in general moving forward.   Obscure foil prices, Reid Duke’s hockey career, and options for what to do with 100k are discussed.  Join us for this week of Brainstorm Brewery.

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  • Edward Nguyen is our guest
  • Patreon email is read
  • Breaking Bulk!
  • Picks are made
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Brainstorm Brewery #228 – Reprint It All

The year is 2017; a strange new world where fetch lands are in special products and previous EV constraints are throw out the window.   Join us for a long discussion of MM2017 spoilers and potential inclusions just in time for you to see full spoilers.   Corbin has a new microphone that randomly mutes his castmates, and shenanigans ensue.   Join us for this crazy week of spoilers of the most juiced set of all time.

  • Douglas Johnson is a card hustling always-guest of this audio recording (@Rose0fthorns)
  • Learn how many downloads Money Draught actually receives
  • The discussion on MM2017 spoilers veers into pogs and McDonalds monopoly game finance
  • Breaking Bulk covers some Unset knowledge
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Brainstorm Brewery 227: Some Fish, a Flower, and some Salt

This week we have a Corbin excited by his favorite deck, a Doug excited by his biggest purchase, and a Jason made salty by the normal range of daily occurrences.    This week the nonsense takes over the first part of the cast.   Learn which cards to buy, which TNMT arcade game was the best, which deceased television personality holds the key to Corbin’s heart, and how Douglas turns your draft chaff into thousand dollar magic cards.   Join us nerds.

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  • There were modern things last weekend
  • Breaking Bulk covers the rise of commons in a looked over fall set
  • Pick of the Week
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Brainstorm Brewery 226: Emo Song Lyrics or Archenemy Scheme?

 

All shall crumble before our dark realms of majesty is either an album with heavy makeup and hair product, or a sweet multiplayer card. Join us as the cast goes further off the rails than normal into a deep discussion about long forgotten oversized cards.  Also, there is a new best standard deck that is not Mardu vehicles.   Find out which cast member had to block a thousand fake twitter followers.   Also we make you some money, get excited for Brainstormbrewery.

 

  • Something something guest something Douglas Johnson   (@Rose0fthorns)
  • Breaking Bulk is first in DJs heart and first on the cast
  • Standard green black everything is discussed
  • Pick of the Week
  • Superbowl commercial discussion as a nice finisher
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Brainstorm Brewery 225: The EV of a baby and trips down memory lane

In the aftermath of the protour, join us for a discussion about standard card prices, hear Corbin try to offend Jason and fail, and learn which new card Jason thinks should get the EDH ban-hammer.  We bless you with a longer cast than normal as old MTG personalities and events are remembered.  Join us for this week’s Brainstorm Brewery.

  • Douglas Johnson is our regular guest (@Rose0fthorns)
  • Post-ProTour discussion
  • Breaking Bulk
  • Corbin tries to teach the internet and mtg community how to be ethical
  • Old GP memories are relived
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Brainstorm Brewery 224- The one where we have a pro tour champion on

Jacob Van Lunen joins us to share stories of epic victories using draft-chaff slivers, give his insights on the upcoming protour, and talk about standard brew ideas so cool that even DJ is interested.  Corbin makes the least tasteful joke of the episode, which is impressive considering Jason is back.   Join us for this week’s Brainstorm Brewery.

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  • Jacob Van Lunen is our very special one time guest
  • Hear tales of the only Two-Headed Giant protour
  • Breaking Bulk
  • Protour Aether Revolt discussion
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