We are joined this episode by Uriah Oxford, the progenitor of the CMDR Decks video series! Why? Because he’s awesome! And because we have the entirety of the Commander 2013 decks to talk about! But first, there’s a bit of other news to discuss. Mike and Brian have to tell us about their latest foray into FNM, or Standard, or drafting, or whatever. It was all of the above mixed together. Then there’s a new Duel Decks and Magic Online Vintage Masters.
After that, we’re off into Commander previews! We’re taking a hard look at each of the decks, checking out both the new awesome cards and the old awesome cards in each one. And there are some seriously awesome cards here. I mean holy crap. But that’s pretty much it for the rest of the episode, so we hope you enjoy!
On this episode, the dorks take a nice long look at From the Vault: Twenty. We’re taking a long look at each card in it and explaining (to the best of our ability anyway) why it deserves to be there. Of course, with an in-depth discussion of each card, this topic went on longer than we thought it would. So after that we did some quickfire news, taking a look at the Hall of Fame, Worlds, and the new Holiday Gift Box before calling it an episode. Hope everyone enjoys!
So by now you’ve heard all about this from any number of other sources, but you still haven’t heard it from us! At the San Diego Comic Con and Pax Australia, Wizards decided to announce a lot of nonsense about the future of Magic. So of course, we decided to give our two cents about all of that. There’s plenty of talk about some upcoming Helvault-style silliness for Theros, From the Vault: Twenty reveals, Commander previews, and probably some other stuff.
Then we went with a listener idea! Our old buddy Beach (no longer Beach, but it’s how everyone knows him) asked us to hit the Commander Banned List and give our opinions on the cards there. So we went through all of them, rattling off reasons why we think each card should or should not be on the list. Then we threw out a few cards that we think probably should be on there that currently aren’t. It was a fun discussion, we hope you guys enjoy it!
This is the first episode after Chewie got back from his listener-supplied trip to Grand Prix Las Vegas! So of course, he has to talk at great length about GP Vegas. Because it was amazing in so many ways. Like, SO many ways. So I’m gonna go ahead and apologize for how long that took, because apparently no one realized just how long we went on about it.
Then there’s all the other stuff! Here are some handy links for you:
Considering the fact you’re reading about Magic: The Gathering on the internet, you’re probably already aware of a very interesting bit of news about the upcoming M14 Core Set. The storied tribe of Slivers is back in the game with brand new cards, an updated design philosophy, and revamped art and style guidelines. As with any New Thing referencing an Old Thing the news has inspired tons of conversation since first being announced, and it’s easy to find vivid and vocal opinions across the entire spectrum, from “Hooray, Slivers forever!” to “BOOO! LAME!”