Hey look, a prerelease happened. Ordinarily that would mean a live episode recorded at said prerelease, but we didn’t do this that time. Instead we’re doing it old-school style and talking about it on the next episode! And since Dirk didn’t hit a prerelease and we didn’t want to bore him, we grabbed our old buddy Bill to take his place this week! You know Bill. He’s also known as Squee over on Monday Night Magic. Yay! So yeah, set looks pretty cool.
To break up the Oaths a bit and to give us time to talk about some of the other stuff that’s happened, we’re doing something different this week. First off Mike & Brian recount their experiences at SCG States (while completely glossing over the fondue).
Then it’s time for another Mythic Conscription, where we go through a pre-Mythic set and try to determine what might have been Mythic if such a thing existed. Because it shares some thematic similarities to Innistrad (and because it’s so small) we went with The Dark. Pickings are slim, but the set is actually really neat and features some of the earliest versions of things we’re seeing in modern times!
And of course we can’t ignore some of the big news that’s happened recently. There’s the Pro Tour, the Platinum pay cut and following apology, and the judge lawsuit to talk about. That makes the episode title an unfortunate double entendre, but oh well.
The dorks are live from the SOI Prerelease at Lucky’s Card Shop in Greensboro NC! Mike, Brian, and Chewie are there to play with some creepy new cards, and we have the handy digital recorder so you guys get our live thoughts as we have them! We’re joined on occasion by Chris, a local listener who frequents Lucky’s, and Sexy Jarod, who is sexy. Like damn. Just for some flavor there’s some talk about The Beast, Chewie’s new computer, Final Fantasy Record Keeper, and the French version of Thundercats. We can’t get through an entire episode without some tangents!
Be sure to let us know how your prerelease went!
It’s bonus episode time! Chewie, Brian, and Mike went to the Two-Headed Giant Oath of the Gatewatch Prerelease at Lucky’s Card Shop in Greensboro NC. And of course we couldn’t resist taking the digital recorder with us to report in live from the tournament! Don’t worry, we know it’s short. You’ll be getting a normal episode later this week as well!
Chewie & Brian decided to re-form their old 2HG Dream Team because they were seriously awesome at it back in the day. Mike joined up with Chris, one of our local listeners that didn’t have another head. We’ll check in before the tourney starts, in between rounds, and then wrap it all up at the end. We’ll discuss some of the cards that were good to us, some that were less than good, and general 2HG strategy. In this format, perhaps more than any other, you really are playing against your opponents just as much as you are playing against their cards, and that’s one of the reasons Chewie & Brian are so good at it.
A big shout-out to listeners Kristen & Anthony who stopped by to say hi! I hope I spelled your name right, let me know if I didn’t. And if you’re the anonymous sailor that met Chewie’s old man on a plane, send us a message and say hi! He’s bad at remembering names.
This episode begins with Brian and Mike regaling us with the tale of their adventures in the blighted, frozen wasteland of Atlanta. They went to GP Atlanta, in case you didn’t know. Between the main event, side events, meeting some of you guys, and the prize wall they’ve got plenty to tell! Sealed, Draft, Commander, and even Legacy all come into play!
After that we’re doing a segment we haven’t seen in a good long while. It has gone by many names, but this time we’re simply calling it a Flavor Fight! The Random Card button in Gatherer gave us 8 rare non-legendary contestants, and we pitch them against each other in a single elimination tournament! We’re ignoring card stats and going right to the art and flavor of the card to determine the winner! These are always a lot of fun, so let us know what you think!