Episode 462 – History of the Banhammer, Pt 1

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With the weird out-of-sequence Felidar Guardian ban that just went down, we thought it would be a good time to look at the history of the Banned & Restricted Lists in Magic. Joining us for this adventure is none other than SCG writer, brewer, and longtime player Chris Lansdell! We’re starting at the very beginning, waaaay back in 1994, with the first B&R update that predated even the existence of formats! We’ll weave our way through the now-obvious and now-ridiculous additions to the list, giving you some historical reasons whenever we can.

Timeline of DCI bans & restrictions: http://mtg.gamepedia.com/Timeline_of_DCI_bans_and_restrictions

Check out Chris Lansdell’s articles: http://www.starcitygames.com/tags/ChrisLansdell

 

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Episode 461 – Amonkhet Prerelease Field Recordings

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The dorks are live from the Amonkhet prerelease! Who did well? Who went undefeated? Who’s the slow player? Who opened a shiny new Invocation? Who spat processed chicken parts at the person sitting next to them? Just how sexy is Sexy Jarod? All these answers (except the last one) and more are waiting in this very episode, recorded live from Lucky’s Card Shop in Greensboro, NC!

 

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Episode 460 – Duster the Crash Test Mummy

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There are a few bits of quick news that popped up over the last few days, but none of that matters. What matters is the full Amonkhet set is up! Sadly, you don’t get to hear us discuss the whole thing, because some manner of technical difficulty resulted in the loss of the last…hour? Or so? Sorry about that, I have no idea what happened or why. It sucks. Let the cavalcade of links begin!

Amonkhet Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/amonkhet
Amonkhet Tokens – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/tokens-amonkhet-2017-04-13
Ixalan etc – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/organized-play/ixalan-worlds-pro-tour-nationals-and-rptqs-2017-04-18
Commander 2017 – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-commander-2017-edition-2017-04-18
HasCon & Iconic Masters – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/hascon-and-kickoff-our-25th-anniversary-2017-04-20

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Episode 459 – Gods and Callbacks

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We have now seen all the Gods of Amonkhet, and they’re pretty neat. We’ve also got a few stand out cards that will be powerful in various formats, like Harsh Mentor. We’ve got a few completely bizarre cards that will hopefully snatch a few games for people. We’ve also got a new and possibly improved Krosan Tusker, a new Desert, a fixed Unstable Mutation, and Fling. What is going on here?

Also, some discussion about the story of Amonkhet and beard oil. Not at the same time though. That would just be weird. Buh.

Amonkhet Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/amonkhet

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Episode 458 – Invoking Amonkhet

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The Age of Amonkhet is upon us! The new Masterpieces are called Invocations and they have the entire internet in an uproar. We’ll touch on all the problems people have had and give our opinions. Then we’ll cover all the mechanics and a handful of cards that are just sick, including a pair of awesome planeswalkers. The new set looks like fun!

Amonkhet Invocations – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/masterpiece-series-amonkhet-invocations-2017-03-29
Amonket Mechanics – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/amonkhet-mechanics-2017-04-03
Amonkhet Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/amonkhet

 

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