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Episode 592 – The Good Boys & the Ugly Underbelly

Hey we’re back! We took a couple weeks off, first to do a non-podcast chatting stream and then out of respect for the Black Lives Matter movement. By the way, Black Lives Matter. Also, Trans Rights are Human Rights. Got that?

The dorks are first concerned for Dirk, who just hadn’t responded to any of our attempts to contact him when he didn’t show up for the recording. Then we cover the recent racism concerns that have come to light about Wizards of the Coast, including their decision to remove card images from Gatherer and straight-up ban a handful of potentially problematic cards.

So then we get to move over to the Core Set 2021 previews! Because yes, it’s preview time again! There’s a lot of neat stuff in here, so let’s spend the rest of the episode having fun checking out all the new cards and reprints! AND SO MANY DOGGOS!

Oh, and Dirk did finally reappear, so you can stop worrying about him.

Lawrence Harmon’s open letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tKsYkdEEfU9u-_27ZvVWu8Wkm2bThe3lfov24f2brjM/edit
Zaiem Beg’s article: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RDhVZ4x_Zf1abOpGfEGMI4xtYMA7AghCN5uWIfJRa6c/edit
Depictions of Racism in MTG: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/depictions-racism-magic-2020-06-10
Companion rules change: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/june-1-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement
Core Set 2021 Card Image Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/core-set-2021
Core Set 2021 Variants Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/core-set-2021-variants


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