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Episode 173 – Phyrexian Ramblings (and Mail Call)

New Phyrexia Expansion SymbolJust so everyone is aware, we started off this episode short one Brian.  We spend the first half of the show going over our neglected listener emails, which we’ve been skipping over for the last several episodes.  Guess who answered the most rules questions that were emailed to us?  Bet you guessed wrong!

Luckily after all this we were able to find a Bryan to fill the void in our show, so that’s excellent.  We talked about New Phyrexia and gave our general opinions about it, then stepped into a Story Circle with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite.  You may or may not want to ignore one color that we added in.

After that, Dirk went to bed.  That means we had no one there to keep throwing out profound statements, so we lost our heads.  It just sort of degenerated into random conversations about whatever came to mind.  It happens.  Hope you guys enjoy!


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  1. April 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    with so much mail, I imagine you’d have to hire a goblin intern to manage through it all.

  2. April 9, 2011 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    Also.. you lucked out on Brian.

  3. Cramble
    April 9, 2011 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Ya #@*% kids… Wait, IM a kid…

  4. April 10, 2011 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    Essentially what Brian madebwas a diceless RPG. There’s a few of them around, like Active Exploits (http://www.pigames.net/store/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=92), which sounds like it could be easily adapted to a Magic RPG, especially if you wanted to go beyond just combat. The branching style of storytelling with combat thrown in to help make decisions of what happens next is also reminicent of a style of solo RPG known as adventure , a good overview of which can be found here http://www.gamebooks.org/index.php.
    I Don’t think there have been any especially made about Magic, and so this is definatelty a niche that could be filled. The only problem with marketing it thatni can see ismyou would have to publish the game system without any traces of the Magic IP. But, if you do that, maybe find a print-on-demand service, I bet you could sell amfew copies!
    Elesh Norns is the nuts! I expect we will be seeing her in tournament play once Neil Patrick Harris comes out. Also, I finally got to take my judge test, and I am now a level 1 judge. Woo-hoo!

  5. KC
    April 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Le Cellier is in Canada, not France. Derp.

    • April 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      Oops, did I say that? Well my bust, I was all excited. Besides, they speak French there too :p

      Ladies and gentlemen, meet KC! She’s the oft-mentioned half of the duo I went to Disney with. The one what hates kids.

      Wait a minute, why are you listening to the show? *so confused*

      • KC
        April 11, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

        I imagine I do a great many things that you are unaware of. Randomly listening to bits of the podcast is one of them.

        Besides, if I’m oft-mentioned, I need to make sure you’re not giving out my phone number to listeners or anything like that.

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