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Episode 372 – Stark’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame

The dorks are joined by another Kickstarter backer this week, Stark Maximum! Stark has a thing for the flavor of the game, so he has two very Vorthosy topics for us to discuss! First, he wants to discuss everyone’s favorite italicized words, flavor text! He and the dorks talk about some of their favorite flavor texts, touch on a few different kinds (flavors?) of flavor text, and discuss some of the characters who first made their mark on the game of Magic in italics.

From there, Stark steers us into a more general discussion about planeswalkers. But we’re chatting about planeswalkers not as cards, but as actual characters. We poke around some of the story that surrounds some of the walkers, discuss the planeswalkers who, as Stark put it, have A story but don’t fit into THE story. You know, stuff like that.

This episode was a fun one and we hope everyone enjoys! Let us know about your favorite flavor text and planeswalker (as a character not as a card).


Follow Stark on Twitter – @StarkMaximum
The Love Song of Night and Day – http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtgcom/feature/145#1
Black Labels, a Peculiar Flavor Special Short Story by Myke Okuhara – http://themanapool.com/peculiar-flavor/black-labels-peculiar-flavor-special-short-story/


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  1. May 16, 2015 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Weird Love Song of Night and Day fan fiction, I’m on it.

    For the record, one of the earliest flavor texts that stands out in my mind from my early Magic days is Uthden Troll. It’s evocative, it’s perplexing, it’s incredibly dumb; it’s everything I want in flavor text. Oi, oi, oi…

  2. May 17, 2015 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Most of my most memorable flavour texts are from Odyssey, because that’s where I started. Mindslicer and Krosan Avenger will always be uncontrollably badass, and Firebolt is arguably the best and also worst ever, because terrible puns.
    And I’m actually that one guy who really likes Tybalt, partially because dat outfit tho, partially because I think he’s actually an interesting character who I’d like to see developed.

    Also, favourite episode in a long time, because I am hopelessly addicted to flavour. So, thanks dorks!

  3. James
    May 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always been a fan of Jaya Ballard flavor text, as well as Jaya herself. If I remember correctly, Matt Cavotta said that Jaya was there first attempt at an official Planeswalker card before they came out with the first 5 and that she is Chandra’s teacher, which might explain a lot.

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