We weren’t terribly excited about Battle for Zendikar. We were SUPER excited about Shadows Over Innistrad. What’s the difference between these two sets? We’re diving into the differences between both cases of nostalgia to figure out what’s going on here. And since Brian’s not here, we spend a lot of time rambling and tangenting in his honor. And because that’s sort of what we do.
Be sure to stick around until the very end for a super awesome amazing announcement! And be sure to come back here on May 25th!
Mark Rosewater’s mistakes article: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/because-salt-makes-mistakes-taste-great-2016-05-09
This is my first game of Magic Duels on the new computer, and it is AWESOME! For the first time I’m really looking forward to playing more Duels!
It’s finally time to start the Battle for Zendikar story and beat the crap out of some creepy tentacle monsters. And we get to play as Gideon again, so that’s a definite plus. ONWARD TO VICTORY!
The dorks are bringing back an old favorite by listener request! We’re doing an Old Vs New of the two Zendikar blocks! The categories of comparison are Eldrazi, Planeswalkers, Allies, Lands, Mechanics, Bonus Cards, and Overall Theme. There’s a lot of really good discussion about all of these categories and then some. You might be surprised by the time you get to the end. Be sure to let us know who you think should have won each category!
The question of Eldrazi villainy: http://themanapool.com/podcast/episode-134-of-villainous-intent/
Brian’s cryptic hint: https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/12/10
The full set has been revealed, so on this episode we’re talking about even more cards from Battle for Zendikar! Completely by happenstance, we focused a lot more on commons and uncommons this episode. Seriously, we didn’t to that on purpose.
This episode begins with a Sam Quiz and ends with a rant and nostalgia. In the middle, Brian keeps bringing it back to the allies, Chewie runs off on tangents, and we try to figure out what’s wrong with the non-ally characters, the unsociable jerks.
BFZ Card Image Gallery – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/battleforzendikar