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Episode 477 – Feathers, Fangs, and Treasure!

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Yarrr, it be a Sam Quiz, then story time! After that it’s time to talk Ixalan! There are feathered dinosaurs, pirates with their treasure, beautifully colored merfolk, and religious fanatic vampires. This set is gonna be AWESOME! We also get to look at the new Jace and the new (lack of) Planeswalker Uniqueness Rule. After that we dive into a bunch of the revealed cards and marvel at how much fun all the lady pirates seem to be having. Yarrr!

Ixalan Mechanics – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/ixalan-mechanics
Ixalan Leak Response & Cards – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/behind-scenes-alleged-ixalan-card-theft-2017-08-28

 

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Episode 476 – The Post-Eclipse Pretender Episode

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After a brief discussion about Fuller House and a not-so-brief discussion about our experiences with the Great North American Eclipse, we’re actually going to talk about Magic! Seriously though, the total eclipse was amazing and moving. Like wow.

We’re doing a Commander 2017 Story Circle! After discounting the Eminence commanders and a few of the less interesting legends in the set, we finally decided on Mairsil, the Pretender. The problem with Mairsil is…I guess you’ll just have to listen and find out what the problem with Mairsil is!

Commander 2017 Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2017
Full Travis art – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/cursed-commander-2017-edition-art-descriptions-2017-08-22
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Episode 475 – Travis the Cursed

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Let us tell you a tale, a tale of a dude. That dude is Travis, and he just keeps having problems. Poor Travis. Maybe if he wasn’t so awesome he wouldn’t run into so much trouble. Or maybe he just really sucks.

Hey look, Brian’s back! And look, we have a lot more Commander cards to talk about! Yay! And look, the Cat Dragon token is SO ADORABLE! I WANT ONE!

Please excuse Chewie’s mic the first 2.5 minutes of this episode. That was weird.

Commander 2017 Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2017
Commander 2017 Decklists – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/commander-2017-edition-decklists-2017-08-11
Commander 2017 Tokens – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/tokens-commander-2017-edition-2017-08-11

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Episode 474 – We Can’t Handle All This Majesty!

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These Commander 2017 cards are SO MAJESTIC! Seriously. Mike forgot how to speak. Dirk forgot how to read. Chewie almost choked to death. And they were SO MAJESTIC that Brian wasn’t even here. Look at all that majesty!

But because we got so caught up in the multicolored cards (mostly the legends), we opted to leave the monocolored cards until next week so Brian can join in on the fun.

Commander 2017 Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/commander-2017

 

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Episode 473 – The Sky Swallower Discussion

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We begin with another Sam Quiz, which was a little tricksy. Then, after a brief story of personal injury and public surgery from Chewie we get right into it! We’re doing a Mythic Conscription for Dissension, finishing out the original Ravnica block. This set, much like some of the other Ravnica sets, was a little hard to do. Or maybe easy. We’re not sure. There’s a bizarre switch with the leadership of the Azorius guild. Dirk actually leans towards a red rare enchantment as mythic. And then, at the very end, there’s the big discussion about Simic Sky Swallower.

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