The dorks are back to cover the rest of the cards in Theros Beyond Death! Well, as many as we can get through in a single episode anyway. There are demigods, a new planeswalker, an elegantly designed cycle of Omens, a cycle of Interventions, a pair of Titans, plenty of analogues for Greek heroes, and more Sagas! Since this is apparently the wordiest set ever released, there’s a LOT to get through.
That cat needs to get a job though. Dang.
First, we have another adorable Sam Quiz! Then Mike & Brian do their brief recap of their time at MagicFest Washington DC. After that we’re talking about a gift that we got from a longtime listener after well over a year of work!
And then we get to the main topic, going over Core Set 2020 previews! These cards are pretty nuts for a Core Set, and we’re very excited to dig our teeth into them!
At the end there’s a bit of a tangent about year-round school vs. a huge summer break, pretty much out of nowhere. Because we’re cool like that.Continue reading
The dorks bring back a featured segment they haven’t done a good long while…a Flavor Fight! We’ve called it many things over the years, mostly involving words from the titles of fighting games. This time, we went with the Random Card feature in Gatherer until we hit gold creatures! The bracket is set, the rules are fuzzy, and the dorks are ready to argue! Can a monk withstand a faerie’s feminine wiles? Can a demon look madness in the tentacled face without blinking? How much does size matter?
Oh, and there’s another adorable Sam Quiz at the beginning. I think she might have been reading too much Harry Potter. Just saying.
It’s Prerelease time! So of course, the dorks take the handy dandy digital recorder to Lucky’s for what will be the final Prerelease there before it closes up (again). We’ll check in before the event starts and between each round to let you know how the format looks, what cards are working or not working for us, things like that. You know the drill by now, right?
Also, the episode begins with a Sam Quiz from a few weeks ago that I didn’t want to use in front of a 2.5 hour episode. Enjoy!
It is time once again to return to Ravnica. Or return to Return to Ravnica. Ravnica 3: Secret of the Ooze. But enough with the jokes, Guilds of Ravnica is here! The dorks (minus Mike) are going over the guild mechanics and all the sweet promos that have been revealed thus far! We’ve got an enormous wurm with dainty little feet, Emmara on keto, super sweet basic lands and even sweeter Masterpiece-like Planeswalkers!
Look out for our exclusive Guild of Ravnica preview card on Monday, September 17!