This episode begins with an extremely quick Sam Quiz followed by another user-submitted Magic Mad Lib from lvl99luck. Little did he know that it would play into our episode’s theme! We didn’t know that either! It’s an amazing coincidence! Buy lottery tickets now!
After the awesome Mad Lib we’re doing a neat twist on the Story Circle! This time we’re randomly picking two legends with Partner and building a deck around the pair we come up with! It’s really neat to have two different ideas to build around. Let us know what you think and we’ll see if this is a thing we want to do again sometime!
Somehow at the end we ended up going off on a tangent about Batman: The Animated Series. Then we had another tangent about Overwatch that, oddly enough, was Dirk’s fault, not Chewie’s. How about that?
On this episode, the dorks have decided to take it nice and easy. Nothing stressful, nothing brain-intensive, just some simple segments that we can have some fun with. So we’re starting out with a good old Magic Mad Lib! Cleanse!
After that, we’re flexing our creative muscles with a pair of Commander Story Circles using two Standard-legal legendary creatures! They’re both pretty awesome, which is good because they were the only ones in Standard worth building around that we hadn’t done already. Let us know what you think about the decks we built!
Story Circle Decks: http://themanapool.com/the-deck-box/storycircle422edh/
This week’s Story Circles are interesting things. We began with the intention of creating two decks with complementary themes…sort of. We ended up making two decks that highlight how the different colors work with similar themes – in this case, that of token creation. The Omnath deck has plenty of Landfall and Elemental synergy alongside a handful of ways to sacrifice our Elementals to go with the commander’s bolting ability. This episode just went up and I’ve already heard multiple people claim that they’re going to build a version of this deck!
Endrek Sahr, on the other hand, creates a constant stream of smaller Thrull tokens. To manage his thrull amount limitation, we have plenty of sacrifice outlets along with plenty of ways to create new ones when we’ve depleted them. This deck, while possibly less overtly powerful than Omnath, has plenty of small synergies that are intriguing.
Also, discerning listeners will notice that the lifegain in both decks came from the same person. The Story Circles not only create decks, it gives a fascinating insight into how each person builds decks. Pretty cool huh?
We may be short one dork this week, but that’s not gonna stop us! We’re taking one of the (read: the only appropriate) Legendary creature from Battle for Zendikar and doing a Story Circle! And we end up with an awesome deck for our troubles!
But that’s not all! After we’re done with the Omnath deck with all its token-generating insanity, we decided to do a second Story Circle with a completely different flavor of token generation! Remember Endrek Sahr? Yay mono-black tokens!
On episode 383 of the show we knocked out a long-awaited Kickstarter Backer Reward! This one was for a Story Circle that we would then assemble and send to the backer. John chose this reward, and we’re finally letting him know what he can expect!
He requested a Captain Sisay deck from us, so we are happy to oblige. We wanted to make sure that this deck had a cohesive feel to it and wasn’t just a green-white legendary good stuff deck. I think we did pretty well, and John seemed pleased with the deck we came up with. Let us know what you think!