It’s time to do a segment that we do so incredibly infrequently that it doesn’t even have a name! It begins with a simple topic that we each build a deck around. The other two times we did it, the topics were “lifegain” and “counters”. This time, it was equally simple – “lands”. The other times we’ve done this we each built vastly different decks from our simple one-word prompt, and this time is no different! If you want to see our lists, the link is down below!
After that it’s on to the Battle for Zendikar previews! Since the last time we recorded a ridiculous amount of information came out of PAX. Oh, and it’s the first week of previews. Rather than trying to catch up completely, we’re just going to hit the high notes of the new stuff. You know, the mechanics, the big story characters, the marketing stunts.
The dorks took a simple prompt and built decks around it! This time, the prompt was “lands”. As always seems to happen when we do this, these ended up being vastly different from each other. Here are the decks we came up with in the order they were presented on the episode.
This is our first episode featuring the Kickstarter backers who chose the “come on the show” reward tier! The inaugural guest is Bosco from Washington, who brings with him a nice wide-open topic. So wide-open in fact that we could easily do several episodes just on this sort of thing.
DECKBUILDING! We’re taking a look at the various methods that we all use to build casual decks. There are many many ways to build a deck, whether it’s a 60-card casual deck, a Commander deck, or a tournament deck. Building around a specific card, a mechanic, a tribe, flavor, tweaking something that’s already been built, and more. We’re taking a very quick look at them all, because taking a long look at each one would take several hours. I’m pretty sure we’ll end up coming back to some of this in the future.
We hope you guys enjoy! Big thanks to Bosco for backing us and coming onto the show with an excellent topic! Keep an ear out for more Fifteen Minutes of Fame! episodes (Bosco’s great idea for a title) in the next few weeks! Hopefully anyway.
We begin this episode with a look at the Magic 2013 Event Decks, now that they’ve FINALLY released them. If you’d like to follow along, you can do so here: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1022
But of course that’s not the real reason we recorded this episode. Brian bought a brand-spanking-new Deckbuilder’s Toolkit, opened everything up, catalogued it, and sent us our homework. We were to take this pool and build a 60-card deck with an eye towards multiplayer of course. Unfortunately, Mike was unable to join us for this one but perhaps he’ll tell us about it next week. As for the rest of us, I think you’ll appreciate the decks we built as well as the decks we didn’t build. We spent a fair amount of time talking about both. The pool was pretty deep (except for one color). If you’d like to see the card pool in all its glory, here it is: http://themanapool.com/pool-notices/ep240pool/