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Episode 263 – Slimy Hat Salesman

The Mad Hatter
This episode had a great many possible titles to pick from.  Here are two of the ones I didn’t choose:  Five Alarm Fire, How Much Mustard Did They Have?  And that’s why I love this game.

We’re joined this week by our old friend Bill Bloodworth, who is Kurai_Seraphim on the forums and @SqueeGoblnNabob on Twitter.  It’s almost a tradition to have him here with us when preview season hits, so why change things now?  We talked a little bit about the GTC Event Decks (there’s only a little bit of info, after all), and a fair amount about the tokens in Gatecrash.  And from there, it was all spoilers.  Yeah, there were a lot.  So…we hope you enjoy!

Gatecrash Spoilers

Gatecrash Event Decks

Gatecrash Tokens

Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – Lap Dancing Lady by Tony Ferrino

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  1. Austin
    January 22, 2013 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Someone hit Chewie in the head more often please.

  2. MyMistake
    January 23, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Great episode. I love your set reviews but…
    You misread Soul Ransom. If your opponent discards two cards, they don’t get the enchanted creature back- you just have to sacrifice it. That could mess up your combat, but not quite so bad.

    Also: Borborygmos can’t be Bob. He’s got to be Lou Ferrigno.


    • January 23, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

      Don’t worry, we read it right. The word “it” in “Soul Ransom’s controller sacrifices it” refers to Soul Ransom, not the creature it’s enchanting. Sacrificing Soul Ransom will cause the control-changing effect to end, and the creature will go back to its former controller.

      Believe it or not, Mr. Ferrigno was the model for the art on a very early Magic card. Check out Veteran Bodyguard.

  3. Onas
    January 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Actually, it was Myke Okuhara that nailed Holy Armor, I just commented on its perfectness.

    Great episode, fellas! Keep up the good work and good luck this weekend.

    • Brilliant Myke Okuhara
      January 25, 2013 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

      Why thank you, Onas, but I can’t take credit for Holy Armor, either. That distinction goes to Richard Garfield, Ph.D., designer, developer, artist, and model of the original Holy Armor.

      And Chewie, as cute as Legion Loyalist certainly is, I’m afraid once the full spoiler was released, it looked like a big ole’ sack of crap next to the sickeningly saccharine art on Totally Lost. That little homunculus is like a tactical nuclear adora-bomb.

      • jasonthemindsculptor
        January 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

        I like how you put brilliant before your name, because it is true.

  4. Onas
    January 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of the original art on Holy Armor… My eyes were always drawn to those unique pants.

  5. January 29, 2013 at 10:43 am | Permalink


    I just dont believe that there were no “Landshark” Comments.

    Woman: Flowers for whom?
    Voice: [long pause] Plumber, ma’am.
    Woman: I don’t need a plumber. You’re that clever shark, aren’t you?
    Voice: [pause] Candygram.
    Woman: Candygram, my foot! You get out of here before I call the police! You’re the shark, and you know it!
    Voice: Wait. I-I’m only a dolphin, ma’am.
    Woman: A dolphin? Well… Okay. [opens door]

    • January 29, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

      That’s awesome. I admit I’m not really the type to watch old SNL episodes, and I don’t think the other guys are either. Now that I think about it, you and my dad might be the only people I’ve heard talk about the Land Shark.

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