This is our first non-Magic podcast episode! To help us out on this momentous occasion, we are joined by Squee, formerly of Monday Night Magic. We’re taking a look at remakes, reboots, remasters, rereleases, and legacy sequels across several different media – movies, tv shows, and video games. First up we try to define what we mean by all of these different varieties and then discuss why they might be made in the first place. Then the five of us go over many (many) examples across all of those to try to determine what makes one good or bad.
This was a fun discussion with quite a few twists, turns and tangents (of course). Let us know what you thought! And if you have any ideas for topics for other non-MTG episodes, be sure to let us know!
Magic is venturing out into video games again! With Arena, a MOBA, and an MMO all in the works, we started wondering what other flavors of video games Magic would fit into. It turns out MTG fits into almost anything, from city building to fighting to 4X grand strategy to kart racing, with plenty of others besides. This is a fun one you guys!
Because we’re talking about many different video game genres I asked Cap, whose name really is Stephen Rogers, to join us. He’s from the Lair of Lore, primarily focusing on streaming a ridiculous number of games on Twitch. Like a lot.
Oh yeah, we covered all the stuff in the Valentine’s Day Mini-Announcement Day too.
On the day this episode was recorded, it was announced that Cryptic Studios is working on a Magic: The Gathering Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game! This is absolutely unprecedented in MTG’s history of licensing, and we decided to do an entire episode about it! We’re beginning with Dirk’s extensive MMO experience! He goes on at length about what Magic’s world and mechanics could bring the MMO genre, and the rest of us pipe up whenever we have something to add.
After all the rampant speculation, it’s time to talk about the dark side of all this. There has been a massive negative reaction to this from the MTG community, and it’s because nerds are, I’m sorry to say, terrible people when it comes to the properties that they nerd over.
After that we’re going over as many of the other ways MTG has attempted to expand its brand over the years as we can remember. Old video games, books & comics, a miniatures game, Jones Planeswalker Soda…just whatever. Be sure to let us know if we missed any good ones!
Welcome back to Dork Vs Dork! On this show, various dorks and I are going to be playing some manner of game against each other. This week we’re playing Mole Hammers, another goofy one-button multiplayer game that is pretty ridiculous.
I grabbed Mike (the Rules Guy and Game Lore Guy from The Mana Pool) again for this episode since he just happened to be at my apartment. Can I get revenge on Mike for breaking my Dork Vs Dork undefeated streak on the last episode? Or am I just gonna lose again?
DIE YOU BASTARD RABBIT!
Welcome back to Dork Vs Dork! On this show, various dorks and I are going to be playing some manner of game against each other. This week we’re playing Soccer Physics, a goofy one-button multiplayer game that is entirely too much fun!
I grabbed Mike (the Rules Guy and Game Lore Guy from The Mana Pool) again for this episode since he was already at my place hanging out. After some initial technical difficulties caused by my crappy computer, much fun and hilarity was had!