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Episode 69 – Get a Life!

Get a LifeIn this episode, your four hosts definitely do NOT get lives. Trust me on this.

First up, there’s the big news regarding 11th Edition. There isn’t going to be one! The next core set will be Magic 2010. It will contain roughly half new cards. Yeah that’s right, new cards in a core set. Weird. We’ll go over all this and the other assorted bits of news that aren’t worth putting in the show notes, as well as give you our opinions on the matter.

Then there’s the title of the episode. In this new segment that we’ve decided to call “An Excellent Bit of Deckbuilding Nonsense”. It’ll be another of those segments that shows up for a while, then disappears, then shows up again when someone asks where it went. Sound good? The point of this exercise is to give each of the hosts a deckbuilding idea and turn them loose. This time we decided to go with “Life Gain”. Use life gain for something other than “I just happen to gain some life when I do X”. Dirk’s idea was a great basic use for gaining life. Mike made life gain a major focus of the deck’s theme. Brian took the concept and turned it completely on its head. And I decided to make life gain the win conditions in the deck. And yes that’s supposed to be plural.

If you’d like to take a look at the decks we built, just click on the forum link down below. They’ll be there.

Music for this episode: the Metal Mario theme from Super Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64

Forum thread for this episode: http://cardshark.freeforums.org/episode-69-get-a-life-t301.html
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  1. March 15, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    You guys really should think about doing another one of these. This was so neat, taking a concept and seeing what each of you did with it. It seemed like you guys had a lot of fun doing it.

    Did any of these decks stay together? And if so, have they been modified or will they be appearing in any future live episodes?

    So yeah, more of this, please. Maybe decks based on drawing cards? I can see that going in several directions.

  2. Chewie
    March 15, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Really, I don’t think any of us actually build the deck we talked about. I did print out a copy of my list with the intention of doing so, but never got around to it. Every once in a while I’ll look at the list and try to figure out what it would look like nowadays, but I haven’t actually done so yet. Maybe I should…

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