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Episode 332 – Renewable Resources

Thawing Glaciers

The dorks are telling you all about resources!  Magic is, at its cold dead heart, a game of resource management.  The most basic source of those resources are lands.  This episode, we’re taking a look at lands as the fuel that makes the game go.  We’re sharing stories about particular lands, comparing Magic to other games, and going off-topic.  Oh, there’s also some news, of course.  We’re also going to tell you why land destruction is SUCH a pain and go over a few bits of news.

There’s also a very big announcement about a couple of last-minute additions to the Kickstarter!  Listen quickly, it runs out Thursday morning at 10:30 Eastern!


The Mana Pool’s Kickstarter is ALMOST DONE! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/themanapool/the-mana-pool-mtg-merchandise-videos-podcasts-and

Clash Packs: http://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/products/card-set-archive/magic-2015-core-set-clash-pack-decklists
Counterfeiting Announcement: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/protecting-you-counterfeits-2014-07-22
Rules Bulletin update: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-2015-update-bulletin-2014-07-17
Why WotC’s “Tear Down the Castle Walls” mentality is bad: http://community.wizards.com/forum/magic-general/threads/4114706

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  1. Myke Okuhara
    July 24, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Deathrite Shaman with an Edge of Divinity on it; 3/3 for 2, a fairly terrifying one at that.

    It was a great stream, guys, hope for more to come soon!

  2. dan
    July 25, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Good episode, I enjoyed the more in-depth thoughts about resource systems and how Magic’s functions.

    A small note: you got Owling Mine and Magnivore decks confused. There’s a lot of similarities: both decks could be blue/red (Owling Mine splashed for Sudden Impact) and both decks liked to Boomerang/Eye of Nowhere your lands. Owling Mine used Howling Mine/Kami of the Cresent Moon to fill hands and Ebony Owl Netsuke/Sudden Impact to kill players. Magnivore decks used Stone Rain, Demolish, and Wildfire (a super-powerful LD spell not mentioned in the episode) to kill lands and Magnivore as a finisher.

    • July 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Okay, I was wondering about that while Chewie and Brian were talking, but I never actually played a match against Owling Mine so I couldn’t remember much about it.

  3. Bosco
    July 27, 2014 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    The simple answer to “what’s a 3/3 for 2” is Mogg Flunkies. Thank you all very much for reading, and uh, go *bleep* some Magic. (I just finished watching all the Youtube videos and apologize for nothing.)

  4. July 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    The Clash packs are good value, but are terribly matched up.

    The Green/Red deck is way more powerful than the , and much better syngergized. The GR deck has tempo, removal, and better creatures. The UG deck has to get really lucky to win. Between my wife and I, the UG deck won 2 out of 6, and one of those was only due to mana screw on the RG deck.

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