First we have to talk about Ajani’s upcoming induction into the Gatewatch, since it was revealed today and all. We’re not sure how close we got when we made up an Oath for Ajani, feel free to let us know!
After that we’re looking forward to Aether Revolt! And we’re speculating WILDLY! We’re trying to figure out what exactly we’d like to see in the new set. We’re starting with the mechanics of Kaladesh and trying to determine how we’d like to see them (if at all) evolve when the Revolt happens. Between Fabricate, Vehicles, Energy, and even wilder speculation about other cards or mechanics we’ve got a lot of stuff to kick around. Let us know what you’d like to see in Aether Revolt!
Oath of Ajani & Standard Showdown Decks – http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/standard-showdown-decks-and-oath-live-2016-12-15
After taking a week off for the Prerelease episode, we had to come back with something big and awesome. And Brian came up with the perfect idea! We’ve done episodes like this before, making Magic cards out of our favorite video games, TV shows, movies, and books (links below). So rather than going for a different kind of media, we’re going to tackle historical figures!
Each dork did some homework, coming up with a variety of ideas for cards based on historical figures. Brian made fully fleshed-out cards, Mike & Chewie made skeletons of some cards, with the basic idea figured out but that’s about it. And Dirk came at it from the other direction, matching up historical figures with the mechanics of Magic!
Plus Chewie just had to make some historical villains. Sigh. Continue reading
After being unable to record last week because Skype hates us, we’re back! Skype still hates us, but we outsmarted its hate. If this episode sounds funny, it’s because Chewie recorded it using his game capture software instead of something that hooks into Skype directly.
We begin this episode with a guest! Joe Hout, a local player and first-time game designer, is an awesome guy. And he’s doing a Kickstarter for his first game, Dragon Draft! We go into lots of details about the game on the episode. For all the information you could want, check out the links below. I really hope some of you guys help Joe out on his Kickstarter, it’s SOOO close and ends VERY soon!
Then, because of all our technical difficulties, we couldn’t really do what we wanted to do this week. So instead we’re taking a look at From the Vault: Lore. We’re gonna go through all the cards in it and talk about how they fit into their various stories, our experiences with them, and whether or not there could be some better choices to represent the story. It was a good discussion that was a lot of fun, so let us know what you guys think of FTV: Lore!
On this episode we’re spending the entire time discussing the big Emrakul reveal for Eldritch Moon. We go into detail about our reactions so everyone understands exactly what we’re disappointed about and why. We really like the three cards they revealed though! We touched on a few other things, and you can find links to those things below!
Seriously, I’m sure the set’s gonna be as good as usual, possibly better. It’s purely a story thing. There’s nothing that can be done about it now, but we wanted to voice our concerns.
And don’t worry, we’ll have more RPG episodes coming soon.
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