Brainstorm Brewery

An archive of Brainstorm Brewery episodes.

Brainstorm Brewery #70 – Plain Mono White Tease

The Theros pre-release is behind us and it’s time to take a look back at what we learned and how that might bode for the future of this children’s card game we all know and love. To properly recount the experience, the gang enlists the help of Erin Campbell (@OriginalOestrus). It wasn’t too long that…

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Brainstorm Brewery #69 – Theroasted

It’s set review time again, and everyone is excited except for our hosts. With a big old bag of Mythics and Rares to go through, the gang is back at it again, recording their educated guesses for posterity with the hopes of making you some money, or helping you save some, this pre-release weekend. The…

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Brainstorm Brewery #68 – The Once and Future Pro

Ryan gets a visitor at home, and when your visitor is none other than Pro Tour qualifier and future BrainstormBrewery.com writer Ray Perez (@RayFuturePro) you let him on the cast. With a new crop of Theros spoilers, the lame duck season on MODO extending another month and a surprising amount of developments in the sports…

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Brainstorm Brewery #67 – Brainstorm Brew

There are a lot of brewers in the kitchen as Steven Mann (@slickjagger) and Michael Motyka (@Mmotyka) join the regular gang of idiots to talk about home brewing, aging beer and their collaboration with the cast to come up with a beer that epitomizes this podcast- a true Brainstorm Brew. Don’t miss your chance to…

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Brainstorm Brewery #66 – Speculating Quietly

Stopping by the cast to talk about the business of speculation as well as the business Quiet Speculation is Doug Linn. Doug is a cofounder and co-owner of QuietSspeculation.com, and technically, he’s Corbin’s and Jason’s “boss,” so when he tells Corbin to shut up, he kind of has to. With Theros spoilers, controversy surrounding QS’s…

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Brainstorm Brewery #65 – Twincastin’

With Ryan Bushard missing in action and Corbin Hosler taking his love of Merfolk one step too far by flooding his house and sloshing around on the floor holding a trident, it’s up to Marcel and Jason to save the day. Save the day they do, with a Gen Con wrap-up, talk of Theros spoilers…

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Brainstorm Brewery #64 – Not a Polish Sausage

Brainstorm Brewery takes a stand in this one, folks. In a week where not much happened financially, the cast has another guest on to talk about a few things other than finance and they’re here to tell you that you can love it or leave it. The guest in question- Polish Tamales, arguably the most…

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Brainstorm Brewery #63 – Down a Man

With a title that could be construed as a football pun, the gang is back better than ever to talk about a week that actually had relevant things happen for finance. The cast you know and love is back to full form with an episode so jimmy-jammed with bonus content you’ll need to open up…

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Brainstorm Brewery #62 – See Sprankle Cast

Marshall Sutcliffe is a tough act to follow, but this week’s special guest is up to the challenge; it’s cosplay legend Christine Sprankle (@cspranklerun)! Have you ever wondered what she deals with traveling to events with two suitcases so jammed full of cosplay gear there is barely room for a deckbox and a toothbrush on…

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Brainstorm Brewery #61 – Limited Finances

Somehow the gang manages to talk Marshall Sutcliffe of Limited Resources into appearing on an episode! Along with a lot of leant credibility comes insightful questions about finance that everyone has asked at some point as well as a thorough run-down of how to avoid the “slow bleed” of trying to go infinite on MODO…

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Brainstorm Brewery #60 – M14 is the Best Ever…

Can the cast even understand its own grading metric? How confusing is it to give an E- normally? failing grade- to cards they like? Can the absurdity and the hyperbole give way to a real discussion about M14 or will this turn into every review of every core set- a struggle to find constructive things…

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Brainstorm Brewery #59 – The Proverbial Shoe

Which one of the cast invents their own brand new Proverb? Is there a new Fogo De Chao bet in the making? Which tribe is the best tribe? Which M14 cards, if any, should we be preordering? How are Magic cards like Harry Potter tote bags? How can you, a loyal listener, be part of…

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Brainstorm Brewery #58 – Meavy Meta

Who did the best at the event out of everyone at the house? Which Magic-famous guests crashed the party? There were a few more gourmet chefs at the event: Who almost dropped because they had their meat on their mind, and who became an honorary Hood Chef? Who is going to think twice before taking…

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Brainstorm Brewery #57 – GP Vegas Baby!

Is GP Vegas really going to be the can’t-miss event of the year? How do we get ahold of some of the sweet Brainstorm Brewery tokens and playmats by Polish Tamales and Matty Studios? What is this “Vegas House” we hear so much about? How will the gang react to be called “non-players”? Who goes…

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Brainstorm Brewery #56 – I Have ESPN

So which one of the gang is a psychic? Who sounds like they’re calling in on a satellite phone from another continent (the answer may not surprise you)? Which regular is mysteriously missing tonight? How much value can we accidentally give you, anyway? There are a few cards poised to go up and you have…

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Brainstorm Brewery #55 – The Talent

We have a shuffling of roles here on the cast. Who’s the new announcer? Who?s the new king of bad segues? Who gets told to shut up? Who is the talent? Who gives the most relevant MODO information?? Who gets the biggest laugh? The answer to all of these is not who you’d think based…

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Brainstorm Brewery #54 – TSG Asking Questions

Does the spoiling of Ratchet Bomb mean it’s a good idea to run out and buy? Was the gang too hard on a certain online retailer last week? Will Jason learn his lesson about letting Marcel go before him on pick of the week? Have we finally found the subject matter that makes Ryan talk…

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Brainstorm Brewery #53 – Modern Day Masters

Has the gang finally figured out what the fans want to hear? How does the “Leave X percent for the next guy” principal apply to bad beat stories? Who did we get in trouble with his girlfriend, and who did we get in trouble with his fiance? Did Jason just invent a new booze cube…

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Brainstorm Brewery #52 – Buy Our T-Shirts

Whose constant abuse has led to the podcast’s first unofficial official catchphrase? (Here’s a hint; it’s totally Corbin, and the catchphrase may or may not include telling him to shut up). Does Jason finally have a deck he’ll like playing in Legacy more than Maverick? Is Deadbridge Chant the next Seance or the next big…

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Brainstorm Brewery #51 – Mailbag Mayhem

What’s the best way to out bulk rares? Where should you sell cards, eBay or buylists? Is there any speculation opportunity in commons and uncommon? What do you do if you can’t buy at buylist? Is there any hope for Merfolk in Theros? How many times is Corbin going to go on a rambling tangent?…

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Brainstorm Brewery #50 – A-Maze-ing Spoilers

Which cards are the gang unable to agree on? Are there any 5s in the set? What should you target this weekend at the prerelease? Where in the world did Jason get the numbers he was using the first half of the cast? Will Corbin get a word in edgewise? Where does Marcel run off…

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Brainstorm Brewery #49 – Deep in the Dragon’s Maze

How many times will Jason have to tell the same story before Corbin’s mic starts working? What did people in Oklahoma thinks was happening during this weekend’s earthquake? Marcel’s been cheating on Brainstorm Brewery- but which podcast made him stray? How hard do you cringe during the uncomfortable silence after Ryan gets done talking? Find…

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Brainstorm Brewery #48 – Shut Up, Corbin

Who’s not excited about the new planeswalker and who’s not excited about the new mechanic? Your guess just may be wrong this time. Is Dragon’s Maze shaping up to be an exciting set or will it continue a trend of lackluster third sets in decent blocks? Find out all this plus get some top notch…

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Brainstorm Brewery #47 – Marcel’s Mailbag

Will the gang be able to carry on without Marcel? Who nearly charges headlong into oblivion, threatening to cut the cast short before a crucial segment is completed? Why does Jason’s mic sound like garbage (no, really, we want to know! He paid a lot for it!) Which cast member steps up to replace Marcel,…

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