Category Archive: Brainstorm Brewery

An archive of Brainstorm Brewery episodes.

Brainstormbrewery #252: Corbin’s Heart Grew Three Sizes That Day

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:15:10 — 69.0MB)Josh Lee Kwai returns to discuss Commander 2017 and push DJ to the #2 guest spot.   The cast discusses the make-up of the new decks and which cards might grow in value.   Corbin gives a rundown of modern, and the crew covers breaking bulk and pick of the week with …

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Brainstormbrewery #251: Statue of Limitations

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:06:57 — 61.5MB)This week, we learn which cast member uses lost and found and which cast member invokes “finders keepers”.    The standard recap covers a moving meta as decks adapt after the pro tour.   DJ gives highlights from working the GP, and the cast gives advice for selling a large collection at …

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Brainstormbrewery #250: A New Mayor In Town

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:02:19 — 57.3MB)This week Corbin returns and Jason finds himself in his first political office.  Doug tries to remain awake through a pro-tour recap, and then wakes up with two red-hot breaking bulk picks.  Listener emails cover the impact of finance “thought-leaders” on the market and how to adjust your EDH buying …

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Brainstormbrewery #249: Non-Foil Mindmoil

Podcast: Download (Duration: 53:45 — 49.4MB)The cast is down a host this week as Corbin is summoned to chew loudly near a national scrabble tournament.  DJ and Jason answer the call and recap current trends.   The long-awaited discussion on running a case in a card shop is covered.   The patreon is getting very close to …

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Brainstormbrewery #248: We Really Tried

Podcast: Download (Duration: 56:12 — 51.7MB)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 …

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Brainstormbrewery #247: Meowloro

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:13:07 — 67.1MB)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.  …

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Brainstormbrewery #246: Hour of Devastation Set Review

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:39:10 — 91.0MB)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. Douglas Johnson …

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Brainstorm Brewery #245 – Erotic A-sphinx-iation

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:16:35 — 70.3MB)Ryan and Marcel return to the cast to discuss old times and recent events in Vegas.   Discussions include detailed analysis of DJ’s remote desert wedding, Brainstorm Nursery updates, vending a five-day GP, and the Magic movie that may or may not be made.   Pick of the week looks at commander …

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Brainstormbrewery #244: Boom, Flavortown

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:12:51 — 66.7MB)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 …

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Brainstormbrewery #243: The Vegas Pre-Game Show

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:08:49 — 63.2MB)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, …

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

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:03:30 — 58.1MB)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 …

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Brainstorm Brewery #241: Jason Has Three Birthdays

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:21:04 — 74.2MB)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 …

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MTG After Hours #22 – Flambé à la Carte

Podcast: Download (72.5MB)Don’t call it a comeback, because that would imply we had something good in the first place. As a nobody in the MTG game, life moves on in fantastic ways that appear quite boring. Thus is life. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD It’s back, the show you’ve probably heard of but never had the …

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Brainstorm Brewery #240: Cardhoarder Knowledge Bombs

Podcast: Download (0.0KB)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 …

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Brainstorm Brewery #239: The Return of the Pridemage

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:04:33 — 59.3MB)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 …

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

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:06:17 — 60.9MB)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. Douglas Johnson is our guest (@Rose0fthorns) Breaking Bulk …

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Brainstorm Brewery #237: The Picking Paper Pauper Prices Pod

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:11:26 — 65.6MB)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 …

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

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:19:48 — 73.2MB)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 …

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Brainstorm Brewery #235: Brian Braun Reviewin’

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:42:25 — 94.0MB)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. Douglas Johnson …

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Brainstorm Brewery #234: If you believe Admonition Angel will never die, clap your hands

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:12:19 — 66.4MB)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 …

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Brainstorm Brewery #233: Brainstorm Nursery

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:07:59 — 62.4MB)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 …

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

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:06:48 — 61.4MB)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 …

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

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:04:12 — 59.0MB)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

Podcast: Download (Duration: 57:12 — 52.6MB)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! Douglas Johnson is here (@Rose0fthorns) Corbin is back We read …

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Brainstorm Brewery #229 – Dj Drives the Bus

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:10:07 — 64.4MB)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 …

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