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Episode 223 – Seismic Counter Bash Pro Head-to-Head Off-Road Haymaker Smackdown Gaiden 64 GotY Edition

Parallel Lives

For episode 223, the dorks gathered to discuss the Avacyn Restored trailer. After rambling on that for a while, we indulged the self-proclaimed Vorthos King and set some time aside to discuss the art and flavor of Venser vs Koth. We closed out the opener (does that even work?) with a Mad Lib about the new “Dark Romance” genre of teenage fiction.

Our main topic for the episode was the latest installment in our series “That’s How We’d Do It.” This time around, we tackled what we thought would be the best mechanics to bring back as the non-evergreen inclusion in Magic 2013. We touch on a number of recent and classic mechanics and try to decide how best to integrate the flavor and mechanics of the standard environment 2013 will be spending its otherwise lonely evenings with. We also talk about our candidates for who will replace the titans as the big mythic meanies of the new format.

After the break, we moved on to a popular recurring segment: the latest division of our flavorful throwdown between creatures from throughout the multiverse! Which creature will wield a mighty hobo knife? Which creature is the honey badger in disguise? Which card creeps us the eff out? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Oh, and we had a guest join us at the end of the show. We don’t really want to give away who it is, mainly because we’re ashamed to admit we had him on.  We apologize ahead of time for that.

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Jack: @JackLacroix
Ben: @Panahinuva
Eric: @EricMTGcast


Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – Theme from Sliders (Season 3)

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  1. PottsRox
    March 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Another game of the year? Wow, you guys are great at this- two games of the year in a row!

    (Just realized this could be interpreted as mean- not trying to be that way)

  2. Myke Okuhara
    April 3, 2012 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    “Mike does not have a final thought” Streak currently at: 3

    Yeah, it counts

  3. Banzai_Tree
    April 4, 2012 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    This was a funny (if bizarre) episode. I find the thought of this being the first Manapool episode someone listens to to be endlessly hilarious.

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