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Episode 70 – Triple Conflux Draft

Gabe Nassif as Pro Tour - Kyoto ChampionOn this extra-long and woefully non-creatively named episode, we have lots and lots of stuff to go through. First off, there’s all the new member promotions on Cardshark. The featured promotion is especially interesting, be sure to check it out. We have new members on the Facebook group, new members on the forums, and a quick message to one of our forum members, involving the words “dude” and “dork”. We have a comment on the hosting site about an article by Kelley Digges, so we have to comment on that. And then there’s news involving some of our fellow Magic podcasters. There’s a quick apology to Mr. Suitcase for our promo ruining his show. Sorry about that. Then there’s an announcement about Avant Card, a new podcast by our very own forum member and big dork spaceninja. You can find that here:
http://www.avantcardshow.com

Then there’s Magic news! First off, they showed new cards from the Divine vs. Demonic set last week (they showed more after we recorded this of course). Then we had to go outside our normal area of influence and discuss Pro Tour – Kyoto. I had to highlight two key points in the Top 8. The first involves Gabriel Nassif’s called shot against a hopeless board in the quarterfinals. It was awesome. Then I wanted to discuss the best game in the finals, Nassif vs. Luis Scott-Vargas. Game 4 was freakin’ epic and really shows why these guys are the pros. Give it a listen, and then if you’re interested you can find the Top 8 webcasts archived here:
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/eventcoverage/ptkyo09/welcome

Which brings us finally to the meat of the episode. Brian recently did a triple Conflux draft on Magic Online, and we wanted to go step-by-step through his draft and discuss each pick. If you’re into drafting at all, this is going to be fun. If you’re not into drafting at all, this is going to be educational and entertaining. Hope you enjoy!

And don’t forget to pick up a copy of Legacy Publishing’s latest best-seller, Michael Shiver’s My Life as a Wombat. Available now absolutely nowhere near you!

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