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Episode 319 – The Baddest Chimera Ever! (JOU Previews)

New Chimera in town

It’s still Journey Into Nyx preview season!  That’s pretty much it.  You know the drill by now, there’s really nothing much else going on.  Except for the Designer Cards from Magic 2015.  Those are pretty cool.  I love that they’re using nerd designers instead of nerd celebrities, you know?

But seriously, have you seen the art for Riptide Chimera?  Holy crap that thing is terrifying. Nightmare fuel for sure.

There’s also a nice little list of YouTube videos that came up during recording, they’re listed below.


Journey Into Nyx Card Image Gallery – http://www.wizards.com/Magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/cig
M15 Designer Cards – http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1473
Frozen: How It Should Have Ended – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ThvBNZdGcQ
Dorkly: Luke Won’t Forgive Anakin – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQBZGlkVzl0
Death Battle Royale: Starter Pokemon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcUSRT7CFPs


Intro & Outro Music – Diamond by Swift – http://www.myspace.com/swiftband
Break Music – No time for love Dr. Jones!

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  1. April 21, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi Chewie!
    Ugggghh… JUST KIDDING!
    My whole family just sat down and listened to you guys talk about meeting us. Everyone was laughing. And GRIIISELBRAND!

  2. dave
    April 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Hey, guys

    So, you seemed underwhelmed by bearer of the heavens, and I can understand why. It’s a strange effect. You noted that it probably wanted a deck built around it, and at least one host said they’d attempt to build that deck.

    Let me give you a starting point. It’s called… Gift of Immortality.

    Here’s how it works:

    You get your Bearer, slap a Gift on him, and kill him somehow. When he hits the yard, three things happen: Gift puts him back on the field, and both he and gift set up triggers for your end step.

    End step rolls around, and you have two triggers you can resolve in whatever order you please. Put Bearer on the stack first, then Gift. Gift’s trigger resolves, and gift re-enchants Bearer. Then Bearer resolves, destroying all permanants, including himself.

    When he destroys himself, he sets up his own trigger again, this time to happen on your opponent’s turn. Gift returns him to play again and sets up its own trigger.

    So, once you set this off, Bearer will die and resurrect during every player’s end step for the rest of the game, wiping the board each time. Best part? On your turns, he’s never summoning sick, because he came back during the previous turn, and has time to attack before he dies again.

    Lengthy comment, I know, but I can’t wait to build this deck, and I love sharing this idea. Enjoy killing your friends!

    • April 22, 2014 at 8:38 am | Permalink

      I haven’t re-listened to the episode yet, but I’m surprised we sounded underwhelmed by him. I think he’s really cool! Maybe we were just tired.

      Awesome deck, by the way.

  3. dave
    April 22, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Mike, it may be that you were normally whelmed, but I am abnormally overwhelmed by the splashy awesomeness of this combo.

  4. Onas
    April 23, 2014 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Chewie, I love the episode cover art. Well done. I also love that in this episode you said “Screw you and your God.” Another useful entry for the Soundboard.

  5. Myke Okuhara
    April 25, 2014 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    I think you guys just accidentally invented an awesome mechanic: If “Scrycle” doesn’t eventually make it onto a card (at least as the test name) I would be surprised. Scrycle could be something like “Scrycling X, discard this card, scry equal to this card’s converted mana cost, then draw a card). It’d have to be costed at a premium, but it seems like the next logical step for both mechanics.

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