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Episode 258 – Into the Red Zone

Into the Red Zone

We are joined this week by Calvin Russell, also known as Captain Red Zone, from the Off Color Cast.  If you’ve ever listened to that show, you’ll know that he has a tendency to sort of run off at the mouth and end up talking to himself, which is perfect for our show!  We initially brought him on to talk about battle strategies or something, and he did…at first.  It was thoroughly entertaining though, so we hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did.

That’s not all though!  Before we cut Calvin loose, we had a lot to do.  Chewie spoke for a bit about Grand Prix Charleston, because believe it or not this is the first time we’ve recorded since then!  Incidentally, have you heard about playing Magic with The Stack?  It’s pretty freakin’ great.  There’s a bit of news, with Duels 2013 getting a new deck pack featuring Orzhov and Gruul decks.  Also, there’s a recent rash of card shop robberies in central California.  If you’re out that way, beware.
Off Color Cast: http://www.offcolorcast.com
Calvin during the GP stories: http://i.imgur.com/tCp90.gif
Duels 2013 Deck Pack #2: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1118
Central California card shop breakins: http://www.kmph.com/story/20269093/thieves-target-game-shops-steal-magic-cards

Oh we’re not done yet!  Brian had a very special (and ESPECIALLY HILARIOUS) Christmas-themed Magic Mad Lib.  Seriously, this one was great.  Not just because of the Mad Lib itself, but because of the circumstances surrounding it.  I mean damn.

And if you manage to make it all the way to the end, you can hear Chewie being not gracious at all as he thanks a few listeners for their generosity as well as Dirk complaining about his students.  That last part is pretty funny.  I’m just sayin’.


Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music  – Warp Zone Music from Super Mario Sunshine
Calvin’s New Jam created by Andy of CommanderCast fame, used with Chris’s permission. Sorta. Whatevs.

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  1. Bradley
    December 12, 2012 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    Hopefully for Kothmas you guys can get better internet and better rhythm.
    Here is a link to information on the Stack:

  2. JerseyBricklayer
    December 12, 2012 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    Great episode guys!

  3. Myke Okuhara
    December 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Jewish Skype demands a Hanukkah song.

    “I have a little Doomgape, I put it into play.
    During my upkeep, on a creature it shall prey.
    Oh Doomgape, Doomgape, Doomgape, I put you into play.
    Oh Doomgape, Doomgape, Doomgape, on a creature it shall prey.”

    Also, if you want to be astounded, look up the second verse of the dreidel song. You don’t have to change a word and it still refers to Doomgape. Weird.

  4. Onas
    December 13, 2012 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I really enjoyed Chewie’s beanbag-gun-defense-system sounds effects. Thanks, Chewie.

  5. Clayton
    December 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Rhythm and connection problems aside, I giggled right along with Chewie during the whole fiasco that was the Twelve Days of Kothmas. Great episode!

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