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Episode 30 – And Now For Something Not Completely Different

Well, this was going to be our first Tribal Month episode, but Wizards went and threw a curve ball at us. There’s a big bunch of announcements that appeared this week, and we’re here to give you our two cents’ worth. Well, there’s four of us, so that’s eight cents. Don’t spend it all in one place. We discuss the changes, talk about some of the things Mark Rosewater said about the changes, and then talk about the changes some more. There’s a new rarity (mythic rare!), a land in each booster (one less common), and smaller set sizes from here out (compensates for the other two changes). Also, they’re changing up the way preconstructed decks are put together (still the same price though) and how the Magic novels are published (not that anyone’s really going to notice). Now that I’ve typed all that, you can go listen to us rant about each of these tidbits. Find those announcements here:


And Rosewater’s article here:


Then there’s the obligatory discussion about the Old vs. New Tribal War that we’re going to wage. Onslaught vs. Lorwyn, with the four tribes that cross over going head to head. Elves, Goblins, Soldiers, and Wizards from each block will attempt to beat the living crap out of the other block’s tribe. But each deck needs a captain, and that’s where you guys come in. We need you to hit the forums and let us know which option for captain is the best one. You can find those options in the forums, here:


And last but not least, we bring Dirk’s infamous Elf deck Out of the Deck Box, courtesy of a request by Mayshod. And speaking of which, here it is. It might not look utterly terrifying, but in a game consisting of 4-8 people, it’s pretty freakin’ scary. Trust us all on this. Freakin’ scary.


18 Forest

1 Allosaurus Rider
1 Civic Wayfinder
1 Elvish Soultiller
1 Seedborn Muse
1 Wren’s Run Packmaster
2 Elvish Champion
2 Elvish Riders
2 Imperious Perfect
2 Nath’s Elite
2 Voice of the Wood
3 Immaculate Magistrate
3 Lys Alana Huntmaster
4 Heedless One
4 Llanowar Elf
4 Wellwisher
4 Wirewood Channeler

Other Spells
1 Gaea’s Anthem
2 Naturalize
2 Privileged Position

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This episode’s music: No music again. This is like an episode and a half in length, you’ll manage without the music.

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