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Episode 315 – The GP Richmond Episode

GP Richmond Playmat

Following a week off to prepare for the insanity that was Grand Prix Richmond, here is the GP Richmond episode!  It’s just Chewie and Mike from the standard-issue dorks, so to help us out we brought on two special Richmond dorks!  First up is our (very) old pal, Level 3 Judge, podcaster, and horrible person Bryan Prillaman!  You might remember him from the Avant-Card Show back in the day or his current podcasting deal, JudgeCast.  Our second guest dork is Corvin Powell, a LONG-TIME listener we met in Richmond.  He was pretty awesome and he was playing a deck running Mike’s favorite unplayed Modern-legal card.

We spent the entire episode talking all about the insane event.  We had Mike and Corvin talking about their Death Cloud decks.  Prillaman explained how the logistics of such a crazy event work.  Chewie and Mike told us all about the friends and listeners we met while we were there.  We even took a few minutes to talk about the whole image gallery that has become known as CrackGate, so keep an ear out for that.


Mike’s Death Tron deck: http://themanapool.com/the-deck-box/mikes-modern-death-tron-deck/
Corvin’s Death Cloud Rock deck: http://themanapool.com/the-deck-box/corvin-powells-death-cloud-rock-deck/


Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – Funky Smoke (Deep Purple vs. Daft Punk vs. Usher vs. Ludacris) by DJ Lobsterdust –  http://djlobsterdust.com

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  1. March 18, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    As far as Crackgate goes, I agree what the guy did was tasteless and shouldn’t be encouraged. I also do think it’s something the guy should have gotten banned for. It appears he got 18 months, the same as many cheaters get. The public outcry and shunning should be his punishment. His actions were no more offensive than misogynistic tees that many players wear.

    You can’t punish on something that offends you unless you want to punish on everything that offends someone. It just doesn’t work.

    I know none of you were advocating actual banning, but too many big names are, and that’s not a valid response.

    • March 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

      Also, great episode guys. Missed the regulars, but B. Prill is always a treat, and Corvin seems like a cool dude.

    • Myke Okuhara
      March 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, I see the ban as useful more as a deterrence for others than as a punishment for him in particular. In general, I do think a positive that can come out of this is people being a little more aware of their clothing choices when at these events. Even if there wasn’t a guy going around snapping pics intentionally, surely many a crack were photographed incidentally that day. Dress comfortable, sure, but “public” comfortable.

      • March 20, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

        I still don’t think that banning was the right choice. Over on Magic the Amateuring, they actually put it pretty well: Yeah what the guy did wasn’t cool and made people uncomfortable, but so does being a female magic player (2/3rds of that show are) in a sea of exposed butt cracks and boob playmats.

        • March 21, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

          Unwittingly creating an uncomfortable situation is one thing, but purposefully going out of your way to ridicule and demean others is another thing entirely. That’s definitely one of the unwanted behaviors that the DCI and its TOs want do discourage at any event. Doing nothing but shaking a finger might send the wrong message of complacency, so a ban is an “official shunning” that makes the position clear.

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