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Episode 18 – Some Useful Information

In this episode Squanto, Brian and I give out some generally useful information. First up is the Gatherer, the official Magic database. You can find it at http://gatherer.wizards.com. This is easily the most powerful tool out there for tracking down cards for any reason whatsoever. We’ll tell you all about how to use it, including a few things that you might not know. Try searching for the word Ravager under Mirrodin Block. Didn’t get anything did you? Find out why in this episode!

It’s odd. At the end of the last episode, Squanto said we would be giving out tips for new players. After we recorded but before the show was posted, Molly (myboyfriendsagamergod on the forums) put up a thread asking for deckbuilding advice. Several of us on the forums chimed in with advice. For the second part of this episode, we go through this advice and even more advice for the novice deckbuilder. These are some fundamentals for building a deck, so even accomplished players should give it a listen. Note that this doesn’t necessarily apply to building tournament-worthy decks, but primarily casual play decks.

Out of the Deck Box (Possibly Soon to be Renamed)

This week we take a look at Brian’s WR Rescue deck, as requested in the forums.

Land (22):



3:Terramorphic Expanse


Creatures (23):

4:Whitemane Lion

4:Aven Riftwatcher


2:Stormfront Riders


2:Keldon Marauders

2:Icatian Javelineers

2:Magus of the Disk

1:Dust Elemental

1:Soltari Priest

Non-Creature Spells (15):

3:Cloudstone Curio

3:Momentary Blink

3:Lightning Helix

2:Fatal Frenzy


2:Brute Force

Due to a complete lack of intelligence on my part, there is no music on this episode. You can feel free to hum whatever bit of music you’d like to hear.

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  1. Bardic Raptus
    February 27, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I like the podcast well enough to go “back to the beginning” as Fisini said. Actually saved one of them because the content was so good. I don’t know what is going on with the delay in audio on this podcast, but it’s driving me crazy. I don’t know if it can be fixed, but you may want to consider removing this podcast to keep others from being driven beyond the brink of madness.

    • February 27, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      The delay was an intermittently recurring problem, either with Skype or Pamela (probably a little of both), that none of us really understood. Eventually it stopped happening, but there are still some episodes in the back catalog that are messed up.

      Because Pamela recorded all the audio to a single track and those source files have the delay problem, there’s no way to fix it apart from re-recording it (which would be a miserable task for everyone involved). If we took the episodes out of circulation, people would just ask why they were missing.

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