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Episode 267 – Erryday I’m Cycling

Cycle of Primordials

Wow, we talked about a LOT of stuff this week.  We handled lots of it in quickfire, lightning-round fashion and you can find the links for those down there after these paragraphs.  Doing the live episode from the Prerelease and having Prillaman on one week means we missed a fair amount of news.  So even though it’s not really news anymore, we still decided to weigh in with our opinions.  Yay opinions!

What does YOUR favorite guild-flavored floss taste like?

The main topic, however, is something new.  Yes, after more than five years of podcasting about Magic, Brian has managed to come up with something we’ve never talked about before.  We’re all very proud of him.

I suppose I should tell you what that is.  There are a lot of cycles in Gatecrash.  Hey, there are a lot of cycles in every Magic set.  But outside of those cycles, there are a lot of really cool cards that stand alone.  Well this episode, we decided to take a look at those noncycled (uncyclic?) cards and imagine what they would look like as part of a cycle.  From Giant Vacuum to…well I’m sure we named some more, we made up some cycles that just seemed to work.  Or that sounded like fun.  Or that were completely ridiculous.  Whatever it was, we were all over it.  And it led to some fun and interesting discussions too, so we hope you guys enjoy it!


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B&R update: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/232
Extort in Commander: http://mtgcommander.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15321
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DGM prerelease stuff: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1156
Guild letters: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1165


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  1. Myke Okuhara
    February 20, 2013 at 2:41 am | Permalink

    I’ve been waiting for 19 years for Wizards to complete “Teh Colorless Suck Mega-Mega-Cycle” started by Sorrow’s Path in The Dark, to no avail. I decided to finish it for them:

    Sorrow’s Chain-Link Fence – 1
    Set: Shadowmunch, Rare
    Artifact Creature – Wall
    Creatures blocked by Sorrow’s Chain-Link Fence gain trample until end of turn.

    Honden of Sorrowful Sorrow – 4
    Set: Return to Sobakawa, Rare
    Enchantment – Shrine
    At the beginning of your upkeep, count the number of shrines you control.

    Rod of Sorrow – 8
    Set: Nine-and-Three-Quartersth Edition, Rare
    T, Pay an amount of life equal to your life total: Deal damage equal to target opponent equal to that opponent’s life total if you are still alive.
    Platinum Angels you control get -4/-4, and lose all abilities.

    Sorrowball – XYZ
    Set: Fallen Arches, Rare
    Bolt of Sorrow deals X damage divided equally among Y target Poly Artifacts and/or World Enchantments over the course of Z games.

    Sorrow’s Ward – 1
    Set: Shards of Clamato, Rare
    Target creature gains protection from Contraptions until end of turn.

  2. Bradley
    February 21, 2013 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Do you think the meteor was hard-casted or was it suspended?
    Micol Dolas is the best planeswalker ever.

  3. Onas
    February 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    What about Vraska’s alt win con?

    (Sorry guys, I’m behind.)

  4. Sephie
    March 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    What about an Omniscience themed cycle?
    I can see it now….

    Omnipotence: 7 colorless, 3 black
    Mythic Rare Enchantment
    0: Destroy target creature. It can’t be regenerated.
    You must pay the casting cost to cast this spell, regardless of other abilities. If you did not, exile it.

    Omnipresence: 7 colorless, 3 white
    Mythic Rare Enchantment
    0: Prevent all damage dealt to target creature, player, or planeswalker.
    You must pay the casting cost to play this spell, regardless of other abilities. If you did not, exile it.

    God Tier: 4 colorless, 2 blue, 2 black, 2 white.
    Mythic Rare Enchantment
    If you have Omniscience, Omnipresence, Omnipotence, and God Tier on your side of the field at the beginning of your upkeep, you win the game.
    You must pay the casting cost to play this spell, regardless of other abilities. If you did not, exile it.

    And God Tier must have at least one Homestuck reference in the card art. X3

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