Card Advantage – Episode 074 – Commanding Commands

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This time around, Rich and Cluze talk about the history of the Commander products, and the newly released (by the time you see this) Commander 2014.   Your hosts: Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze Rich McCann @MindM4ge   Show website: http://www.cardadvantagecast.com Show email: mtgcardadvantage@gmail.com Show Twitter feed: @cardadvantage Our decklists: http://tappedout.net/users/mtgcardadvantage/ Show RSS feed: http://mtgcast.com/topics/mtgcast-podcast-shows/active-podcast-shows/card-advantage/feed Also Show RSS feed: http://www.cardadvantagecast.com/?cat=4&feed=rss2 Card AdvantageInterviews and discussions…

Card Advantage – Episode 072 – Contested Vaults

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  It’s finally time to reveal the winners of the contest, announced back in episode 66.   We don’t want to give away the results, so you will have to listen. We will update this post next week with the lists.   Your hosts: Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze Rich McCann @MindM4ge   Show website: http://www.cardadvantagecast.com Show email: mtgcardadvantage@gmail.com Show…

Card Advantage – Episode 071 – Altered Command

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  Today we are joined by William (@BlueRam1409) of the excellent Commander Cast!   This episode, Rich, William, and Cluze take apart a Commander pre-con to make the shells of two different decks. Here’s most of what we decided (cards in bold are ones to consider adding): Cards to keep for Oloro Deep Analysis Nevinyrral’s…

Card Advantage – Episode 070 – Pre-Khans

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  Just in time for the pre-release of Khans, we talk about the pre-release of Khans! The clans, the cards, the mechanics, the whole kit and kaboodle.   Support your local game store and have fun!   Your hosts: Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze Rich McCann @MindM4ge   Show website: http://www.cardadvantagecast.com Show email: mtgcardadvantage@gmail.com Show Twitter feed: @cardadvantage Our decklists: http://tappedout.net/users/mtgcardadvantage/ Show…

Card Advantage – Episode 069 – Farewell to Ravnica

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  And so it is that we must bid farewell to that beloved block, RTR, and that hated format, current standard. Rotation time is nearly here, and Rich and Cluze look back at the cards that shaped a format, and how great it is that they are going away!   They also discuss the mechanics,…

Card Advantage – Episode 068 – Colors of Tarkir

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  This week, Rich and Cluze talk about the clans of Tarkir. With preview season underway, they try to figure out how well each clan’s mechanics and cards tie in to the clan and color wedge identity. It’s a good one. I think you should listen to it, but I might be biased.   Rich…

Card Advantage – Episode 067 – Utililands

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  This time around, we discuss some of our favorite non-basic lands that do things other than produce mana.   We probably didn’t talk about the one you like. You know, that one that you just love. I guess you will have to listen to find out…   Chapin vs. Nassif, Dragon Storm   Don’t…

Card Advantage – Episode 066 – Bouncing Fireball

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  Rich and Cluze talk about the new FTV: Annihilation as well as the merits of burn vs. bounce.   We have a sweet contest! We are giving away four Goblin staples provided by a listener named Andrew and signed by Cluze. Just create your own FTV set; 15 cards maximum, and all existing cards….

Card Advantage – Episode 065 – Khans of Speculation

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  We saw a lot of interesting stuff come out of the SDCC Magic panel this year, including our first real look at Khans of Tarkir. Rich and Cluze wildly speculate on what WotC has in store for us all.   Magic panel video, Comicon 2014 Summary of stuff from the panel A list of…

Card Advantage – Episode 064 – More Ways to Play

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  This time around, Rich and Cluze take a look at some alternative ways to play, particularly when you have an awkward number of people. Like 2, but you don’t just want to play normal Magic.   Some links you might find useful: Winston Draft Winchester Draft Wizard’s Tower   Your hosts: Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze…

Card Advantage – Episode 063 – Incorporating M15

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  We have seen the cards of M15 in action, so what’s going to make an impact? What will actually get played in decks in the various formats?   We don’t know either, but that doesn’t stop us from baseless speculation.   Your hosts: Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze Rich McCann @MindM4ge   Show website: http://www.cardadvantagecast.com Show email: mtgcardadvantage@gmail.com Show…

Card Advantage – Episode 062 – Mainly Core Set

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  Two shows in one week? How did that happen?!   Well, this one is on time, and the last one was really late. It was Cluze’s fault, we are sure. With special guest, Shawn Main @shawnmain From WotC R&D!   We corner Shawn to ask him about the design and development of the most exciting…

Card Advantage – Episode 061 – Wake the World

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  With special guest: CJ Shrader from Judgecast! @cjshrader www.judgecast.com   It is the return of Flavor Cast! This time around, we discuss Nissa, Sorin, the Eldrazi, and a bunch of other crazy nonsense. If you didn’t play back in Zendikar and want to know what’s the deal with this green planeswalker, this is the…

Card Advantage – Episode 060 – Legendary Wookie

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  We are joined by none other than Chewie, from The Mana Pool and Monday Night Magic. He is @themanapool on twitter and you can find all kinds of stuff he is involved in at http://www.themanapool.com   Chewie is currently doing a sweet Kickstarter to bring awesome Mana Pool merch to the masses and to help fund his…

Card Advantage – Episode 059 – Enchanted Evening

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  This time around, we talk (mostly) about enchantments.   Find out which enchantment makes Rich so upset he swears! Just listen for the beep…     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out…

Card Advantage – Episode 058 – Critical Theros

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We are joined by Sean Fletcher (aka Fletch), a game/graphic designer, and professional game inventor/chief tinkerer. @wanttoseemore   We try something very different this week, being critical. It doesn’t come naturally to us. Sorry about that. But we pick around the edge of Theros block, and see if we can constructively talk about some of the…

Card Advantage – Episode 057 – GP of 10,000 Cards

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Rich went to his first GP, in Minneapolis. This time around we talk all about that experience.   Also, some listener email.   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com  …

Card Advantage – Episode 056 – Cinco de Magic

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  This time we talk about that odd spot in the mana curve, the 5-drop.   We also talk about some of our favorite 5-drops of all time. (Spoiler alert, Rich likes cards that Cluze doesn’t.) As a bonus, Cluze gets Doubling Season and Planeswalkers exactly backwards for a few moments. On an unrelated note,…

Card Advantage – Special 001 – Magic at PAX East 2014

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  Cluze brings us look at what Magic is like at PAX East, 2014.   There are some interviews, some news from the panel, and if you listen closely, you can even hear him getting over some con-crud during during the week it took him to assemble and edit this story.   The music for…

Card Advantage – Episode 055 – Journey Into Pre-Pre-Release

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It’s the end of Journey Into Nyx preview season! We celebrate by looking at a few cards and and talking about some deck ideas. Fear not, some good theme shows are coming soon. Spoiler season always spoils this sort of thing…   Official preview image gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/cig# Another good place for previews: http://mythicspoiler.com/ Journey Into Nyx promos:…

Card Advantage – Episode 054 – Spoils of Victory

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It’s the start of Journey Into Nyx preview season. We celebrate by looking at a few cards and reading a ton of listener email we have been neglecting for the past several months…   Official preview image gallery: http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/cig# Another good place for previews: http://mythicspoiler.com/   Printable DCI Decklist: https://www.wizards.com/dci/downloads/CONSTRUCTED_DECKLIST.pdf   Rosewater’s Tumblr about Delver: http://markrosewater.tumblr.com/post/24667239285/who-designed-delver-of-secrets-its-my-favourite-magic   Our intro…

Card Advantage – Episode 053 – A Theros Guide to Planeswalkers

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  With special guest: CJ Shrader from Judgecast! @cjshrader www.judgecast.com   Get your Vorthos ready as we discuss the Planeswalkers involved in Theros. This episode triggered by the release of the latest Magic eBook, Godsend. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers, as we haven’t had a chance to read it yet either, but this episode…

Card Advantage – Episode 052 – A Deck of Cards

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With special guest: Nicholas Sabin of www.teamsabin.com @team_sabin on Twitter This time we talk about card trading and buying Topics this time: Card prices Current price insanity Best practices in trading The role of your LGS   Some links discussed: http://www.starcitygames.com/ http://www.tcgplayer.com/ http://store.channelfireball.com/landing https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gelakinetic.mtgfam http://www.mtgprice.com/ http://www.mtgapps.com/mtg-trades/ http://deckbox.org/decks/mtg https://pucatrade.com/   Your hosts: Aaron LaCluyze (Cluze) @lacluyze…

Card Advantage Episode 051: And That’s A Bad Miss

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  Special guest: Rich Hagon! @mtgrich mtgeurovideo@gmail.com   Topics this time: PT and GP Coverage Right Place at the Right Time Modern A Day In the Life   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission. Check out their…

Card Advantage – Episode 50 – Without A Net

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Topic this time: Mostly rambling.   We celebrate making it to 50 episodes by doing an episode without show notes! Musings about the PT and various formats Listener email Big news about our new website! Ok, the site isn’t much to speak of, but it exists… See the link at the bottom of the show…

Card Advantage Episode 49

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Show Title: Card Advantage Episode Title: Ep049 – Modern Banding Show email: mtgcardadvantage@gmail.com Topic this time: Modern! With special guest, Jeremy Schofield @J_Schofield Pre-Release BotGs thoughts History of bannings in Modern Recent Modern bannings Modern archetypes impacted Some listener email Some links of note: Timeline of card bannings: http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Timeline_of_DCI_bans_and_restrictions Current metagame for Modern: http://www.mtgtop8.com/format?f=MO   Our intro…

Card Advantage Episode 48

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Show Title: Card Advantage Episode Title: Ep048 – Born of the Previews Show email: mtgcardadvantage@gmail.com Topic this time: Born of the Gods! We talk about some of the cards in the new set, just in time for the set to drop.   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth”…

Card Advantage #47 – Magic Without Borders

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  With special guest, L3 judge Nicholas Sabin @team_sabin and www.teamsabin.com Topic this time: A history of card borders and fake cards   Animated gif comparison of old and new frames: http://imgur.com/a/LsXsO   Some links you may want to look at for card legitimacy: http://www.quietspeculation.com/2014/01/insider-spotting-fakes/ http://www.apathyhouse.com/fake/     Our intro and outro music is the track…

Card Advantage #46 – This Must Be Thursday

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  Topic this time: Promo Cards!   Gifts from WotC! The history and some notable examples. Some resources about promos: Magic Rarities: http://www.magiclibrarities.net/rarities.html Promos on MTG Salvation: http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Promotional_cards     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check…

Meet the Cast #12 – Aaron Lacluyze

  Chris Plummer, host of Playing for Cheaps, has a life outside of Magic: the Gathering, and he figures other hosts on the network do too.  The solution?  Spend 20 minutes on Skype with the various people he listens to through headphones at work.  The catch? Keep it light, keep it fun, and ask the…

Card Advantage #45 – More Complicated Than You Might Think

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  With special guest: Daniel Schoenbach, @magicshoebox on Twitter, magicshoebox@gmail.com Judge, player, SCG coverage guy   Topic this time: Coverage!   We talk with Shoebox, one of the SCG Live crew, about the trials and tribulations of coverage. What does it take to bring matches to the folks at home?     Our intro and…

Card Advantage #44 – You Tell Us What Color It Should Be!

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  Topic this time: Mono colored decks!   We talk about some old, established mono-colored decks as well as the current Devotion based mono-colored decks.   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check out their…

Card Advantage #43 – Perfectly Normal Paranoia

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  With special guest, Sheldon Menery! @sheldonmenery   Topics this time: Commander 2013 New Commanders New mechanics and interactions   Should you accept a Tempting Offer? Find out Sheldon’s answer…     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is…

Card Advantage #42 – That Quite Definitely Is The Answer

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  With special guest, Shawn Main @shawnmain (From WotC R&D)   Topics this time: We talk to Shawn all about the design and development process, and specifically Theros! Also, new Commander product. Oh, and some listener feedback. Which is nice.   So you want to play Legacy? Try this flow chart! http://polishtamales.tumblr.com/image/63100855304   We had a…

Card Advantage #41 – Life, the Pro Tour, and Everything

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  With special guest, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa @PVDDR   Topics this time: We talk to Paulo about what it’s like to be a Pro Tour player.   You can find Paulo’s articles and videos over at: http://www.channelfireball.com/author/paulo-vitor-damo-da-rosa/     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by…

Card Advantage #40 – So Long, and Thanks For All the Miracles

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  Topics this time: Rotation! We bid a fond (and not so fond) farewell to the cards that are rotating.     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com  …

Card Advantage #39 – What’s So Funny?

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  With special guest, Reuben Bresler @moxreuby   Topics this time: Reuben on Being Reuben Legends of the Hidden Temple Humor in Magic   Bob, From Accounting   You can find Reuben’s articles at: http://www.starcitygames.com/tags/ReubenBresler     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I…

Card Advantage #38 – What are we Hunting?

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  With special guest, Matthias Hunt! @MtGMatthias   Topics this time: Talking about tournament play with Matthias Also, Theros.   Send Rich some love on the emails!     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission….

Card Advantage #37 – Does Type Matter?

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  Topics this time: Theros. No, pretty much just Theros previews and mechanics. Maybe artwork. Theros!     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com   Your hosts: Jon Bronson…

Card Advantage #36 – What Comes After Bent?

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  With special guest, Daniel Schoenbach @magicshoebox magicshoebox@gmail.com Judge, player, SCG coverage guy   Topics this time: Theros Cards Theros Mechanics A Little About SCG Coverage Broken Cards: – Article by Zombiecreaturetoken: http://zombiecreaturetoken.tumblr.com/post/55616651379/on-broken-and-powerful-cards – What it means to be broken – Cards that are surely broken – Cards that may be broken A Queen Reference!    …

Card Advantage #35 – Will There Be Blood?

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  Super special guest, Dave Guskin @davetron   Magic 2014! – Pre-release – Design/Development – Core Sets! – Why Red Planeswalkers Are So Hard – Elvish Mystic – Listener feedback     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is…

Card Advantage #34 – What’s Inside the Core?

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  Core set 2014 talk today – Update on Jon – Pre-release! – Rules changes! – Cards! – More cards! – Rich talks smack about mythics! – More cards! – Listener feedback   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and…

Card Advantage #33 – What Doesn’t Stay in Vegas?

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  – Update on Jon – Post GP-Vegas comments – Modern Masters and prices – DOTP 2014 – M2014 Planeswalkers – Upcoming rules changes – Listener feedback   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check…

Card Advantage #32 – Why Even Have Limits?

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  Special guest this week: Jeremy Schofield @J_Schofield Secret special guest: Dr. Mrs. Dr. Cluze   This week, in our longest episode to date (sorry), we talk about Modern Masters and limited formats, ahead of GP Vegas.   – Update on Jon – Our experiences with Modern Masters – Cards to watch for in limited…

Card Advantage #31 – What Comes After Run?

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  Another pretty long one, but totally worth it!   Special guest this week: Graham Stark @Graham_LRR of “Loading, Ready, Run” http://loadingreadyrun.com/ You can also find Magic related stuff at @LRRMtG   Topics this time: -Jon-spotting -LRR and the cool stuff they do -Friday Nights -MTGO -Streaming -Modern Masters -GP Vegas -Other random stuff   Hear Cluze…

Card Advantage #30 – What Is Your Command?

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  This one is a bit long, but full of many good things!   Special guests this week: Jack LaCroix @jacklacroix Mitch Janowiec   Jon-spotting   Today’s theme: Commander! – Generals – Combos – Tutors – Staples – How RTR block impacted Commander Also: Thrills! Chills! A storm knocks Jack off the call! Cluze has…

Card Advantage #29 – Is That a Unit of Cheese?

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  Special guest Mike, from the Mana Pool! @themanapool (or dorks@themanapool.com)   Show topics this time: – RTR Block – Wild speculation about decks for ProTour Dragon’s Maze – Wild speculation about cards for ProTour Dragon’s Maze – Wild speculation about Theros – Rumors of promos for Duels 2014 – People we think will be at…

Card Advantage #28 – You Call That A Maze?

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  Show topics this time: – Dragon’s Maze Pre-release – Cards from Dragon’s Maze that might be impactful – Rich talks about mil – A Commander question   Don’t forget that Spring States is coming up!     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome…

Card Advantage #27 – How Did it Spoil if it was Sealed?

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  Ok, we have no show notes this week.   We randomly discuss spoiled card from Dragon’s Maze; what we like, what we don’t like, what we look forward to playing. It is random stuff. Let’s call it potpourri?    But we do give some sealed deck advice! That might be useful soon…   Our intro…

Card Advantage #26 – Split the Check?

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  This week, some stuff!   – Dragon’s Maze Spoilers – Split Cards – Fuse – Ways to cast, *not* from hand http://mythicspoiler.com/   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check out their stuff at…

Card Advantage #25 – What is it to be Human?

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  We are joined this week by special guest Gene Richtsmeier. You can find his articles on Star City Games at: http://www.starcitygames.com/pages/articlefinder.php?keyword=Gene+Richtsmeier   Our topic this time, Human Tribal! – Some PAX ramblings from Cluze – Humans as a tribe – Human cards in various formats — Standard — Modern — Legacy   Our intro…

Card Advantage #24 – Modern Compared to What?

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This week we are joined by Jeremey Schofield (@J_Schofield), recently at GP San Diego.   -What is Modern? -The Banned List -Top 8 at GP San Diego -Modern Archetypes -Cards to watch for Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is…

Card Advantage #23 – Who’s Got the Fever?

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  Our first flavor episode, featuring Mike from The Mana Pool! (@TheManaPool)   Topics: – Types of flavor – Color – Flavor Text – Storyline – Planeswalkers   Some flavor stories from the mothership: Threadbare Krenko Fbthlp   Mike’s decks on TappedOut     Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will…

Card Advantage #22 – You Toured What?

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  NOTE: We had a lot of call drop outs, so the editing might be a little dicey…   Gerry T joins us for some talk of the ProTour! Find him on Twitter @G3RRYT   Topics: – “Friday Nights” is returning from Loading Ready Run – WMCQ’s announced http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/feature/236b – ProTour Talk, with Gerry T…

Card Advantage #21 – Standard or Metric?

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  Topics: Pro-Tour Gatecrash and the state of Standard.   Some links from the show: http://www.inkedplaymats.com/ Sam Black’s deck from the Mothership: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/deck/1169   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check out their stuff at…

Card Advantage #20 – Question Legacy?

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  Jeff is back to help us with more Legacy!   Topics: This is episode 20! We are double real! Card prices in Standard No such thing as a “new” Legacy deck? Some Legacy decks: High Tide Affinity Cheerios Merfolk Slivers   Special thanks to Jeff Darran, Level 2 judge for joining us again. @jcdarran…

Card Advantage #19 – Crash What?

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  Topics: Gatecrash Pre-release Thoughts on Gatecrash Cards we like New trigger policy Modern Bannings Listener Feedback   Our intro and outro music is the track “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” by the awesome band “I Fight Dragons” and is used with permission.  Check out their stuff at http://ifightdragons.com   Your hosts: Jon Bronson…

Card Advantage #18 – Who’s In Command Here?

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  Commander, with special guest Sheldon Menery!   Topics: Commander name change Origins of the format Rule differences Color identity Banning cards “Competitive” Commander Some commanders   No listener feedback this time. We had too much awesome stuff to talk to Sheldon about. Sorry. We know we barely scratched the surface of this topic, and…

Card Advantage #17 – Why All the Hate?

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  Show topics this time: Hate Cards, with special guest, Chewie! (@themanapool) (Cards that are answers to specific cards and/or strategies)   Glaring Spotlight (the trigger for this episode, if you will) Graveyard Hate Mana Hate Land Hate Counter Hate Color Hate Library Hate Old Hate   Listener Feedback   Big thanks to Chewie for…

Card Advantage #16 – How Can Paper Spoil?

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  Show topics this time: Gatecrash Previews!   Places for “previews”/spoilers: -Gathering Magic: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/gatecrash-spoilers/ -MTG Salvation: http://www.mtgsalvation.com/gatecrash-spoiler.html -The Mother Ship (aka WotC Card Image Gallery): http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/article.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/gatecrash/cig#   New Mechanics -Battalion (Boros) -Extort (Orzhov) -Bloodrush (Gruul) -Cipher (This guild does not exist) True story -Evolve (Simic)   Some Cards…   Listener Feedback     Our intro…