We’re doing another edition of There’s No Plane Like Home, where we take a look at one of the many planes of the Magic multiverse and try to figure out if we’d actually mind living there. This time we’re focusing on the home of both Chandra Nalaar and the Inventors’ Fair. So fire up the aether harvester, hop in your filigreed race car, and decorate some giants – we’re going to Kaladesh!Continue reading
The dorks are back with another edition of There’s No Plane Like Home! We’re tackling (sort of) three planes this episode…and they’re all the same plane! We’re starting on Argentum, then moving on to Mirrodin, and ending on New Phyrexia! From quiet empty paradise to mostly good generic fantasy world (plus metal) to horrific war zone, we’re covering the entire history of the plane! Doesn’t that sound like fun? It’s actually not as bad as you might think! You know, until the Phyrexians show up and everything falls apart.
The dorks begin with an oddly appropriate Magic Mad Lib (written by Chewie this time!) and then dive into another edition of There’s No Plane Like Home. To follow up last week’s Theros episode we decided to go to the OTHER plane where the gods are definitely real and you can totally talk to them: Amonkhet.
It turns out the Amonkhet discussion is really…weird. Compared to other planes, Amonkhet really doesn’t have normal life exactly. It’s not really a place to live, it’s a Nicol Bolas warrior factory.
With the subject matter of the Mad Lib and the harsh reality of Amonkhet, this episode is surprisingly somber at times. But don’t worry, we’re still just as happy and dorky as usual!
The dorks are back! We’ve got an epic-length Mad Lib that Brian wrote! It’s seriously long, but the payoff is totally worth it. Just don’t deathtouch yourselves, please.
After that it’s time to return to a segment we started late last year! It’s (now) called There’s No Plane Like Home! We’re looking at how everyday life on the various planes of Magic might be. This episode we’re focusing on Theros, the plane based on ancient Hellenic Greece. The gods are real and they are not to be trifled with. And watch out for hydras. And those savage brutes, the minotaurs. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad! Now offer up a sacrifice to John, God of Toilets and enjoy civilization!
Oh yeah, and there are tangents involving Super Smash Bros and Kingdom Hearts. You know, because reasons.
The planes of existence in Magic are plentiful, and each one is loaded with its own flavor and history. Given that, it’s only natural that almost every playgroup has had a discussion about which plane would be the best (or worst) one to live on! The dorks are going deep on that conversation on this episode, trying to figure out what it would be like for the average everyman to live on Ravnica and Innistrad. If you’d like to hear more discussions about everyday life on other planes, let us know!
We finish this episode off with another of Brian’s Magic Mad Libs! And of course Twitch chat joins in on the fun, giving us some really great (terrible?) cards to fill in those blanks. We hope you enjoy!
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