This episode is all over the place. We didn’t really have a central topic this week, so it’s sort of a potpourri of nonsense. We had plenty of speculation about the next block, then Brian left for the night. Then there was lawsuit talk, which everyone should totally read. There’s a Kickstarter for crazy custom deck boxes, jailbait songs, sweet Terese Nielsen lands, and plenty of Conspiracy cards to talk about. We hope you all enjoy the randomness!
On this episode, the dorks are taking a look at old cards. Not just because Vintage Masters is coming up soon on Magic Online, and not just because it’s preview time YET AGAIN, but because a demon told us to. A listener known only to Chewie as Shadow Demon asked a simple, innocuous question a while back, and ever since then it’s been on the table as a possible show idea.
The question was (nearly) “What would Brainstorm have to cost to be printed now?” So we started there and went on to some of the other great old cards that are in Vintage Masters and those that aren’t. We tried to put ourselves in R&D’s shoes and figure out how to make these old cards fair by changing nothing but the casting cost. From there, we went on to some…less than powerful cards. In fact, we turned our attentions to some of the worst cards we could come up with.
After all of that, it’s time for some final thoughts. Network television, band-aid ripping, interruptions, and non-drunk expressions of affection are the key features, and we hope you all enjoy!
The dorks long for the days when we could just talk about something stupid for a whole episode, so we decided to just talk about something stupid for this whole episode. Mike decided that we should talk about the mighty centaurs, because Journey Into Nyx decided to give them a lord.
It ended up being a Magic history lesson with centaurs as the thread running through the whole episode. Be sure to let us know if you enjoy it!
The dorks tell you all about their Journey Into Nyx Prerelease experiences! Which of the dorks did well? Which of the dorks did multiple prereleases? Why is Chewie so bad at this game? These questions and more will be answered in this episode! Actually, not all of them will be answered. Sorry about that, but Chewie’s just bad, there’s no particular reason why.
There’s also a pretty fair amount of news, so there’s that. Links for all that stuff are below.
We grabbed Bill, or Squee, or whatever (@SqueeGoblnNabob) to join us for the full run-through of Journey Into Nyx now that it’s all out there for all to see. There was a bit of news too, the PAX East Magic Panel, some Conspiracy news, some Duels news, and lotsa other stuff. So…enjoy!
Journey Into Nyx Card Image Gallery – http://www.wizards.com/Magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/cig
M14 Gold Bundle on Steam – http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1476
PAX East Magic Panel – http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1478
Dack Fayden! – http://media.wizards.com/images/magic/promotional/a84rgerig9u8/jkaskjldamnwsd9sdk2d_EN.jpg