Hey look, we actually did the follow-up to last week’s episode! Because this was a topic suggested by our friend JT (@NerdPop140), we brought him on this week to help us tell you all about it. But first, we have news! Anyone under 18 planning to attend Grand Prix Vienna needs to have written parental permission, so click the link below for all that information. WotC also released the full decklists for the upcoming Jace vs. Vraska Duel Decks, so we’re gonna tell you all about that. They’re mostly singleton decks, and we think that’s pretty good.
But on to the main topic at hand! Last week we told you all about the mental preparation for you to make the move from the kitchen table to the FNM or some other tournament scene. This time we’re focusing on the deck itself. How do you come up with an idea for your first tournament deck? How do you go about acquiring the cards for said deck? And how do you tweak the deck to make sure it’ll do the best it can? We’ll discuss all of that and more on this episode! As always, if you guys have any other ideas for any of this, let us know!
In case you couldn’t tell from the amazing title, the dorks are joined this week by our favorite Level 2 judge and Monday Night Magic cohost, Cluze! I can say that because Prillaman is a Level 3 now. Dr. Science comes on to help us take a look at the full Born of the Gods set before the prerelease. Yes I know it’s after the prerelease now, but give me a break here. There’s not much else to say, so everyone give it a listen and enjoy!
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In case you weren’t aware, we’re still knocking out those Born of the Gods previews. We recorded this the day the FAQ was accidentally put up, but we didn’t actually do any of those cards. That would have been a really long show, and that’s turrible. As has become tradition during preview season, we reached through the internet and snatched up our old buddy Bill Bloodworth (@SqueeGoblnNabob) to join in the fun. Then we all ate cake!
Okay, we didn’t eat cake. But it’s still a good, cake-free, low-calorie episode! And blame Chewie for being whelmed.
On this episode, the dorks take on all the news and the first round of Born of the Gods spoilers! There’s a serious amount of bizarre news, from coins to a movie to a high-priced Modern Event Deck announcement. News you can use? Probably not, but there’s plenty enough news here! All the links are down below, so follow along if you want!
After that, we have a super secret special guest! So secret that we didn’t actually know about him until he was on the show! But out of nowhere we invited JT to join us for previews! You know him from our GP Charlotte episode and I’m pretty sure he was on another episode at some point. You’ve got a search bar on the site, if you wanna hear him again I’m sure you can find him. He’s pretty awesome, and so are the new mechanics and some of the new cards from Born of the Gods!
Everyone enjoy, then go follow JT on Twitter, he’s @NerdPop140!
You knew it was coming. Deep down, you knew. Once they announced the new Commander product, you even started asking for it. As the decks were revealed, you even demanded it.
Well who are we to ignore the pleas of our beloved fans? So here we go. The four of us gathered at Brian’s house along with John, The Fifth One. You might recognize him from some of our Prerelease Field Recordings, he’s been there for a couple of them. But we each grabbed an unedited Commander 2013 deck and commenced beating the holy living crap out of each other. In an epic three hour game (and that’s not counting the break for lunch in the middle) we traded haymakers, board wipes, and verbal barbs until only one dork stood victorious!
Which of the green decks did Dirk play? Which of the dorks almost lost their temper and all interest in the game? Who ended up winning the whole shebang? Which of those was a trick question? For answers to all of these and more, tune in to listen. Don’t worry, after the editing the game wasn’t the full three hours.