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Episode 228 – The Helvault Experience (Play Boros)

The Helvault OpensPhoto courtesy of @EricMTGCast

Yeah, we just had 3 episodes of previews, so you know what that means – the Prerelease episode!  Bill Bloodworth (you know, @SqueeGoblnNabob) joins us for this one, since he was the cause of the funniest thing any of us have seen at a Prerelease for a VERY long time.  Brian talked about his experience, Bill told his story, and Mike and Chewie covered their two apiece.  Definitely a lot of fun.  So be sure to tune in to hear about the bitch scoop, slamming the door, How to Miracle (from Bill), How Not to Miracle (from Mike), Chewie Righteously Blowing things, and of course…GRISELBRAND!

Of course, before we get to the Sealed events, we have a few things to discuss.  In a quick message on DailyMTG by Helene Bergeot (and aren’t they all quick?), it was revealed that Guillaume Matignon’s suspension was cut in half.  If you’ll recall, he was one of the Guillaumes responsible for GuillaumeGate.  Guillaume Guillaume.  Okay, I think that’s out of my system now.  But he was one of the guys behind the New Phyrexia godbook leak.  Or so we thought…*dramatic pause*

Also, there was plenty of talk about the Helvault promotion on the whole.  We’ll go over the ups, the downs, why it was or wasn’t crazy good, and bat around a few ideas for improving future events and stuff.  Let us know what you think!



Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones

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  1. Drew
    May 6, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Boris pretty much explains it all. At the prerelease I went to, i could not tell you how many people I caught with their pants down with my Boros humans deck. Four of the five people I played thought it was gonna be a slow format. They were so wrong.

  2. Jeremy
    May 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    I went to my local prerelease and was going to take my oldest son (12) to play, but unfortunately earlier in the week he had injured his foot and couldn’t go. I knew he was looking forward to it so I told him I’d give him whatever I got from the Helavault. With his confidence backing me, I actually went undefeated! I had never done that at a prerelease before and thought I only would the day pigs fly. Ironically enough, in my last match, I equipped Nettle Swine with Angelic Armaments and the rest is as they say history. Because there weren’t many players (32 I think) for this event, I managed to get both my son and myself prizes from the Helavault. Thanks to you guys also for reminding me what it is to just have fun at tournaments. Keep casting and I’ll keep listening!

  3. May 7, 2012 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Aw. Made me wish i was able to go to a prerelease. Alas, i was out of town with the family.. 🙁

  4. May 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Hey I recognize that picture.

    I hope to listen tomorrow to the cast. Can’t wait!

  5. John A.
    August 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Chewie, stop bashing starcitygames, they don’t overprice their stuff

    • John A.
      August 14, 2012 at 12:06 am | Permalink

      uh, never mind that comment

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