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Episode 172 – Adventures on Zendikar (Live)

ZendikarHey, welcome back!  As you can tell, this is another episode where we play out a game of Magic for all to hear.  Well, we’re all on our separate computers, but we’re still playing, just for all you listeners out there!  Bear with us – it’s our first time playing with the new M11 rules since we didn’t want to switch in the middle of a campaign, you know?

It’s Brian’s turn as Planar Guide this time, running one of the new Zendikar scenarios.  Hopefully this won’t turn into another Romp on Ravnica that caused us to skip Mike’s last turn.  Jeez.  Brian assures us he’s going strictly by the book, but we’ll see.

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  1. Jars
    April 1, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    ok so this might be an April Fools episode, but this is totally awesome and would like to play this game. It’s hella flavorful and interesting like DnD, but less headache-inducing.

  2. April 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I must resist the urge to troll my roleplaying group with MTG roleplaying.

    Love ya Chelsea!

  3. April 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    We love you Chelsea! 😀

  4. Beach7125
    April 2, 2011 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Love you Chelsea!

  5. Banzai_Tree
    April 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Love you Chelsea! 😀

  6. silentstack
    April 3, 2011 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Love you Chelsea, I mean, I’d send you a cake all the way from Germany.

    Btw, chew ass and kick bubblegum, Mike, you’re awesome.

  7. April 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    We love you Chelsea!

  8. April 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Ah, this brings back memories! It’s been a long time since I’ve had a regular group get together to play Magical Adventures. I think the last time I actually played was back with the Fifth Edition rules. Things sure have come a long way since then (remember Batches and Interrupts?) The rules are so much more streamlined now, though I will still not get used to the whole “Tap” nomenclature. And have you heard the rumors about them changing the name of the Battlefield to “In Play” with M12? I’m not sure how I feel about that…
    Anyway, thanks to you guys I decided to go re-up my Magical Adventures Insider account, and I read the latest Deulist magazine articles on the Zendikar adventures, and what do you know? Turns out the Blade of the Bloodchief was eratta’d to only give the counters when the holder actually attacks or is attacked by the creature that dies. Not that it matters much in this campaign, but apparently if you take the Goblin path, you can get a spellmthat basically let’s you trade all those points of power for basically infinite spells, which is so broken you have to wonder why Mark Rosewater ever let it get past Design & Development (D&D). Maybe if he weren’t so busy writing his hit Rosanne spinoff…
    Anyway, if you haven’t signed up for MAI, I recommend you do. They’re just about to launch the beta of the Magical adventures Online: Domain of the Oversoul, which is an online tabletop to better visualize the game. Since you play online so much, I figured that that would be just about perfect for you. Let’s just hope it’s better than than Magical Adventures: Battlegrounds.
    Remember when Magical Adventures used to be played with cards? How they used to try and cram all the flavor of the worlds onto tiny pieces of cardboard? I’m so glad they switched to using sourcebooks instead. At least now I know I’ll be spending $40 each on the new Adventurer’s Guide, Spirit Guide Handbook, and the occasional module or two, as well as the Summoner’s Sourcebook, rather than who knows how much money on Adventure packs to try and get all the cards.
    Or at least I used to, while I still had a regular play group. But your podcast has inspired me to go and see if I can’t find a group of fellow Planestriders to adventure through the multiverse with again. I hear the Corruption of Mirrodin campaign is ballin’, and I can’t wait to give it a try for myself!
    Anyway, I haven’t listened to the rest of the podcast yet, so I’d better finish listening to hear the stunning conclusion. Oh, and Brian, you forgot to let your heroes unexhaust, er, I mean untap, between the penultimate and final waves of Eldrazi. Also, shame on you for going easy on the heroes, and never using the Pawn of Ulamog’s Brood Birthing spell that triggers when they go to the graveyard! Not that that would have stopped them, but still!
    Keep up the good work, and keep on Questing!

  9. April 4, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Very funny guys! Is it wrong that actual want to play the Magic RPG? It sound like a blast! All right, for next year’s April Fools, do an episode on an RPG, based on a non-Magic TCG, backwards!just kidding, but seriously, very creative! And tell Chelsea I love her (but not in that way!)!

    • April 4, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

      Okay, that was weird! No idea who that guy was, but he must have hacked my account or something. I have no idea what he was talking about. April Fool’s? TCG? Just About the only thing he said that makes any sense is the bit about Chelsea, which I also agree with.
      I finished the episode, just in time to hear Mike’s heroic sacrifice! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Can’t wait to hear the next live episode, so I can at least feel like I’m playing the game through you by proxy.
      Anyway, im off to change my password, so no weird alternate-universe dudes hack my account again!

  10. Cramble
    April 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    truly amazing guys! that was great.. sooo great. i really hope more of this can manifest itself in my own play group.

    Love you Chelsea!

  11. Citizen Token
    April 7, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Seriously, this needs to be a reality. not even lying. I have a whole group of guys that would freakin’ love this to be a reality. Now to find people with ambition to do it for us…

    • DnDDad
      April 7, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

      Where do you go to find the rules for this type of Magic game. I want to play this. It sounds like a lot of fun. I have searched everywhere and come up with nothing.

      • Lambchops
        April 15, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

        I second that, I wasn’t sure if this was a real game (Brian was reading from a book and there were rules), or if it was a joke. I have a playgroup that would love this. Is this a real game??

        • Lambchops
          April 15, 2011 at 11:14 am | Permalink

          BTW Love you Chelsea!!

          • Lambchops
            April 15, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

            OMG!!! Props to Brian. I’m really sad that it wasn’t real. He should write magic adventure quests and sell them on the internet. To get around copyright, he could just use blanks where the card names are just add a required power/toughness to be filled in by the Planeswalker guide (Dungeon Master). Anyway Anyway, I love the show. Thanks guys!

  12. April 21, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Oh man! I’ve been a listener for a couple of years now, at least long enough to remember the Shred Memory episode. THIS EPISODE was SO GOOD, i have forgiven you for the Shred Memory episode. I also wanted to know, at the end you mentioned the “M11 rules change” might force you to change the name of the podcast, is this a reference to the ill-fated “Damage on the Stack” podcast? I hope so, because I laughed pretty hard at that joke. I enjoyed that show, and was sorry to see it go. Anyway, keep up the great work, and I love the show!

    • April 22, 2011 at 2:27 am | Permalink

      We’re glad you’ve forgiven us for Shred Memory. It was SO MUCH FUN to put together though! /sarcasm

      And yes, that was definitely a reference to Damage on the Stack. Poor guys, that was a dirty trick Wizards pulled on them.

  13. April 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    People often say Sarkhan (Sarkhan the Mad) my Wurmcoil Engine. I say Sarkhan (Sarkhan Vol) your wurmcoil engein swing and then kill it, you take 6 I gain 6 and I get the two 3/3s. lol.

    • April 22, 2011 at 2:41 am | Permalink

      Here’s a completely random question for you, just because you’re the one I clicked on. Did you like/buy any Planechase or Archenemy or Duel Decks?

  14. That Guy
    April 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I dont buy duel decks because on is usualy more powerful than the other, I am a die hard archenemy fan however.

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