Peculiar Flavor Roundup – Beard Wax and Lumberjacks

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Welcome to the Peculiar Flavor Roundup!

Every day at Peculiar Flavor, we bring you rejected flavor text from some of your “favorite” Magic cards. Whether it’s a visual joke, an absurd one-liner, or a response to the real flavor text, it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.* Each Monday on the Roundup, you’ll get to see a few of last week’s, ah… best entries.

On this Roundup: Balduvian War-Makers, Prodigal Sorcerer, and Goblin Chirurgeon

 

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Story Circle for Episode 336

Ulasht, the Hate Seed

Some not-insignificant time ago, we got a listener request for a Story Circle with a certain Hellion Hydra that hangs out with the Gruul Clan.  Or eats them.  Or something.  And we always mean to do things like that for the listeners, but we either forget or don’t have time to do it, what with the never-ending preview season and great show ideas and whatnot.  But we do try to get around to some of the listener ideas when we get a chance no matter how long it takes, so we did it on Episode 336.  So bearing that in mind – Craig Scott, this one’s for you!

For those that don’t know how this works, we start with a Legendary creature for the Commander, then we take turns adding cards to the deck.  It’s sort of like the camping thing where you start a story and go around the circle continuing it, thus the name.  Plus, you know, Story Circle.

 

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Episode 336 – The Sam Quiz & The Hate Seed

Ulasht, the Hate Seed

This episode begins with a surprise quiz from Brian’s daughter Sam, which we all…failed.  But it’s great.  D’awww.

Of course, we had to talk about all the reveals from gamescom!  New Khans cards and mechanics, plenty of nifty artwork, and a Commander 2014 card are all there for us to talk about.  From there we went to the fully revealed Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning decklists and discussed for a while.

After a short break, we decided to do a requested Story Circle.  Never mind that it was requested a LONG time ago, that’s not important right now.  What is important, is that we’re finally going to take on…The Hate Seed!

 

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Squee Draft: Squee Tries Thieving Mitts in an M15 Draft

Squee Draft Rogue's Gloves

Squee catapults into an 8-4 for the Magic 2015 Release and takes the blue/white evasion draft archetype out for a spin. Along the way, he gives Rogue’s Gloves a shot, picking it over Divination largely because if it’s going to work anywhere, it’s here. He then leans a bit heavily on Avacyn, dumps a bunch of squids on the ground with no Islands to Islandwalk, and wonders if Military Intelligence would actually work better in this deck.

This was recorded during the release week, so the format was still new enough that a lot of these choices may look pretty dumb with our current format awareness. Squee drafts are about experimentation, so suboptimal picks aren’t uncommon, but keep that context in mind before criticizing the card choices too closely.

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Peculiar Flavor Roundup – Mr. Monk and the Huge Staff

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Welcome to the Peculiar Flavor Roundup!

Every day at Peculiar Flavor, we bring you rejected flavor text from some of your “favorite” Magic cards. Whether it’s a visual joke, an absurd one-liner, or a response to the real flavor text, it’s guaranteed to make you laugh.* Each Monday on the Roundup, you’ll get to see a few of last week’s, ah… best entries.

 

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