We begin this episode on a much less happy note and address the current ugly situation in the Magic online community. Seriously though, why is it so hard to just be decent to people?
Then it’s on to the Unstable cards! We’re bouncing around looking at whatever jumps out at us in the full set. And since there’s just SO MUCH lunacy in the set, there are plenty of things to do the jumping. Like a lot. Wow.
For reals, just be decent to each other. It’s not hard.
Happy Birthday TMP! After ten whole years of talking Magic almost every week, the dorks have decided to take a week off. Not from podcasting, from Magic-talking. Since we’ve been going for so long, we’re looking back at the world of 2007 to see how things were back then. From there we sort of tangent off into things we’ve been into since then, things we’re into now, and how we’re all completely different people than we were back when. This episode is essentially an extended Odds & Ends, without the swearing.
Thank you all so much for sticking with us for so long! We absolutely wouldn’t (and couldn’t!) do it without you, and you mean the world to us. Here’s to many more!
We need to have a talk. Why do nerds always react so negatively to new things? Why are they always so against new people liking the things they like? Why is it that they always seem like horribly entitled jerks? The dorks are looking to answer all these questions if we can.
Just to show that we’re human too, we’re starting off with many examples of times we’ve had nerd rage of our own. Then we’ll spend a long time discussing the stereotypical nerd and some theories about why nerd rage is a thing. Let us know if you have any theories, any comments, or any delicious nerd rage!
On the day this episode was recorded, it was announced that Cryptic Studios is working on a Magic: The Gathering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game! This is absolutely unprecedented in MTG’s history of licensing, and we decided to do an entire episode about it! We’re beginning with Dirk’s extensive MMO experience! He goes on at length about what Magic’s world and mechanics could bring the MMO genre, and the rest of us pipe up whenever we have something to add.
After all the rampant speculation, it’s time to talk about the dark side of all this. There has been a massive negative reaction to this from the MTG community, and it’s because nerds are, I’m sorry to say, terrible people when it comes to the properties that they nerd over.
After that we’re going over as many of the other ways MTG has attempted to expand its brand over the years as we can remember. Old video games, books & comics, a miniatures game, Jones Planeswalker Soda…just whatever. Be sure to let us know if we missed any good ones!