This epic-length episode is brought to you by the San Diego Comic-Con MTG panel and by Modern PTQs.
We had so much stuff to talk about that we had to recruit a guest to help us all out, and it’s none other than the @Lansdellicious himself, Chris Lansdell. The former podcasting lady-of-the-night helps us cover all the ridiculous amount of information they hit us with at the MTG Panel at SDCC. Also, Mike and Brian tell you how they did in their Modern PTQ last weekend! Also, 3/3s for 3! Also, STICKERS!
It’s Magic 2015! The full set! We’ve got lots of discussion about the nifty looking cards we haven’t previously talked about. There are also some rules clarifications from last episode. We had a nice discussion about complexity or lack thereof, made fun of each other, and whatever else happens on preview episodes.
Oh yeah, we brought Bill on too. You know, like we usually do for previews. He’s @SqueeGoblnNabob on Twitter, and you should follow him.
As it’s preview season, there’s really not much else going on. Magic 2015 looks…well you read the title already. The more I see, the more excited I get. We also spend the requisite amount of time complaining about the crappy new Magic website redesign. Because it’s awful. And you guys know we’re not ones to complain about change.
And either I forgot to take notes or there was no point to doing so. Just in case, here are a few links.
Here we see the fabulous new Magic 2015 Designer collection. See how the fabulous non-Magic game designers turned their attentions to the intricacies of Magic design to create fabulous new cards.
Okay, enough of that. M15 previews are here of course, and this episode we’re starting with the Designer Cards, made by various designers of other games. They’re all pretty cool. There are a few other cards to discuss, including a few that WE PREDICTED! Holy crap we are so good!
Anyway, there are a few links to the Penny Arcade Watch Saga and an owl you DO NOT want to mess with. Hope everyone enjoys!
On this episode, the dorks are taking a look at death in Magic. Some of the planes we’ve visited over the years actually go into specifics about what happens when you die. Ravnica, Theros, and Innistrad, for example, paint a fairly clear picture of the afterlife. Most of the other planes mention it only casually or only bring it up as a way to justify reanimation spells.
But we’re taking a look at all of them, whether it makes any sense or not. We hope you enjoy the discussion, because it’ll be the last one you get for a while since previews will start next episode!