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Episode 207 – Make It Count

Incremental Blight - Ah ah ah!We’re joined this episode by Tom, formerly of the MTG Radio podcast.  He’s always fun to have on the show, so hopefully you’ll all enjoy it as much as we did.  We start off with a fair amount of news – new Planechase, Faithless Looting, and the latest WOTC holiday card.  Links to all those are down below.

Then we get to the good stuff!  Way back in Episode 69 – Get A Life!, we each took the simple concept of “lifegain” and built a deck around it, completely separate from each other.  Then we compared and contrasted our decks on the show.  We each came up with something vastly different of course.  That episode got a really good response, and we’ve always meant to do it again.

Well we’re finally doing it.  This time, we started with the idea of “counters” and ran with it.  And in case you’re wondering, we’re not talking Cancel here.  We’re talking break out the Crown Royal bag full of dice.  So all five of us built a deck around this loose theme, and the results were again wildly different.  Brian, Mike, and Dirk each focused on one type of counter, while I decided to intentionally not focus on one type.  Tom, with his background as an EDH podcaster, built a Commander deck.  If you’d like to see what the decks looked like, here’s where you can go to find them:

After that, we have a few good discussions that come from listener mail.  We discuss Magic Online vs. paper Magic.  We discuss some of the possible ways to get rid of your collection once you’re done playing.  We even talked about Worlds for a minute.

And finally, if you’re going to be at the Star City Games Open Series in Charlotte, NC (you know, the Invitational) then you might just see Chewie and Mike there, along with Bill (you know, from Episode 203 – Medium-Sized Discussions) and at least a few others from the podcasting community, including BigheadJoe, Jack LaCroix, and the crew from Runnin’ the Gauntlet.  So come on out and see us in Charlotte on Dec. 10!


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Planechase 2012
Faithless Looting
Yule Ooze

Intro and Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – Boil ‘Em by EnigmaMonkey

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  1. Jars
    December 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the shoutout brother! 😀

  2. Shep_Dawg
    December 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Permalink


    Why did you not include overflowing chalice in your deck. With the continual need for colorless mana for the contagion clasp/engine it might not be a bad edition. Besides, it’s always fun to tap an artiffact to add 8 ms atop your pool…

    • Mike
      December 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

      As was revealed in the episode, I missed several opportunities to include better cards in my deck, and your suggestion is yet another one. If I were to revise the deck I would make space to include Chalice and then replace the dual storage lands with vivid lands.

  3. relmz32
    December 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    Back in my day, mice ran on mousepads.

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