Tag Archive: Brainstorm brewery

Mono Brew #2 – Ignoring Reality

It’s been a few months since the first edition of Mono Brew, which I ended with the promise that my next article would be a primer on my Modern pet deck, “Bringing Gifts” (five color Gifts Ungiven with Bring to Light). Much has changed in the world of Magic since then, as the release of Oath of the Gatewatch turned Modern season into “Eldrazi Winter”. I’m sure that most of …

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Brainstorm Brewery #137 – I Choose You, Pucachu

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:15:58 — 69.6MB)The miscreants behind PucaTrade, Eric and Mitch, stop by the cast to talk turkey about the fastest-growing way to trade Magical cards. What is PucaTrade? What’s a Puca even? Is this actual peer-to-peer trading or is it a Ponzi scheme? All these questions and a few submitted by you, the listener, …

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Brainstorm Brewery #136 – Facile Arguments

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:12:46 — 66.6MB)Luckily for us, we had another opportunity to debate the Reserved List. Excellent. We like nothing better than spending our time debating the merits of something that is literally never going away ever. It’s always a great expenditure of our time. We love it. We even found some time to …

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Brainstorm Brewery #109 – PTQQ More

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:21:58 — 37.5MB)The way players qualify for the Pro Tour is about to change radically. Who better to join the discussion than Brainstorm Brewery’s #1 Super Fan? You’ve heard him called Zander Bandersbee, Bander Sandersbee and every possible variation by Ryan and Marcel, but there can be only 1- the man, the …

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Brainstorm Brewery #108 – Ray’s the Alarm

Podcast: Download (Duration: 1:01:48 — 28.3MB)Trailing in the Rookie of the Year hunt but not out entirely, Ray “Future Pro” Perez Jr. takes time out of his busy schedule of practicing for the Pro Tour and preparing for Grand Prix Boston (it’s Worcester; don’t let them lie) to drop in on the gang for a …

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Getting LUCKy: Mulligans

If I had to guess why most games are won and lost in Magic,  the first stop on the blame train would be mulligans. A good number of players have a hard time knowing what is keepable and what would be better as a random six.  An even larger number of players don’t know when …

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Getting LUCKy: Slowing Your Roll

Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion.”  At two separate parts in my financing “career,” I have slowed buying cards in order to catch up on other things. The second time this happened, I had a lot of unexpected expenses come up and had just …

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Playing Magic for Free #1: Catching the Cardboard Bug

When a newborn Magic players opens her eyes for the first time, it’s difficult to not be overwhelmed with the price others will pay for multicolored cardboard.  If you read the title to this three-part mini-series, it’s obvious I’m not here to justify card prices or imply the financial requirement to play this game. I’m actually …

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Getting L.U.C.K.y: Playtesting

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas A. Edison I’m going to take a bit of a break this week and shift into getting L.U.C.K.y while playing the game. In a game such as Magic, where there are sixty randomized cards built from thousands of …

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A Modern Merfolk Primer from Fish’s Biggest Fan

It’s not a secret to anyone who knows me that I love Merfolk. Or that anyone who may have heard me say anything in passing knows that I love Merfolk. Or that anyone who has ever had a single limited interaction with me knows I love Merfolk. I have a good reason, after all. I’ve …

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Corbin Hosler – Building A Brand

Today I want to do something a little different. With a Standard metagame that’s offering fewer and fewer opportunities for the next month or two and Modern still a long way off, I’d rather not look at the minutia of Magic finance at the moment.   My Story I know we have a lot of …

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