Episode 356 – Banned in Sealed

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This week the dorks are going over the two big things that happened in the last few days.  First up is the Banned & Restricted List update. I know, I know, we’re a casual podcast and this shouldn’t really matter to us, but it does. Chewie doesn’t even play tournament Magic and he has very strong opinions on the matter, probably because he holds the DCI to a higher standard than they hold themselves. But there’s plenty of good discussion about the big news since Modern, Legacy, and Vintage all had big changes.

Then we have to talk about the Fate Reforged Prerelease! Three of us each went to one prerelease apiece. We played Temur, Abzan, and Sultai! Some of us did better than others, of course. But we’ll tell you all about it, then we’ll go over some cards that were great, or better than we thought, or whatever. Hopefully our technical difficulties this week don’t bleed over into the episode too much!

 

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Break Music – Battle Theme from Final Fantasy VI by Nobuo Uematsu

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Peculiar Flavor Roundup – The Scientific Method

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Welcome to the Peculiar Flavor Roundup!

With a new logo for the new year!

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: Manic Vandal, Moss Diamond, Dramatic Rescue, and Skeleton Scavengers!

 

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Episode 355 – Zigzag Muttdraggers

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Fate Reforged has been revealed in its entirety. So as per usual, we spend this episode poking around the Card Image Gallery pointing out all the cool stuff from the rest of the set. Of course we have to figure out what we’re going to play at the prerelease too while we’re at it. Oddly enough, we’re all leaning towards one clan. Can you guess which one?

We also spend some time at the beginning rambling pointlessly about some potential upcoming bannings or unbannings, but what do we know?

Fate Reforged Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/frf-cig-en
Prerelease Primer (Ugin’s Fate Packs): http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/fate-reforged-prerelease-primer-2015-01-12

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Peculiar Flavor Roundup – Ancient Calculator Humor

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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: Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, Sarpadian Empires Vol. VII, and two new Fate Reforged cards, Dragon Bell Monk and Renowned Weaponsmith!

 

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Episode 354 – Turtle Moose Human – I Win!

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It’s preview season! That means we brought Bill (Squee) on, as is tradition. We start with a look at the newly-revealed Clash Packs, which are full of nifty rares and new art. And from there we move directly to the previews. There are dragon cycles, ridiculous cards, proto-Khans, non-legendary mythics, a spider-elephant, broken windows, and butt-fighting. Hope everyone enjoys!

Fate Reforged Clash Packs: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/arcana/fate-reforged-clash-pack-2015-01-06
Fate Reforged Card Image Gallery: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/frf-cig-en
Click here when you get to Grim Contest: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140929040830/donbluth/images/c/c3/Kinggator.jpg
Check out Squire Cast, another casual podcast! - http://mtgcast.com/topics/mtgcast-podcast-shows/active-podcast-shows/squirecast

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