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(Michifus) Podcast Episode 11: Artist Interview with Peter Mohrbacher
No, that's not a typo you're seeing in the title, just an episode that took a bit of editing before it could be published. In Episode 11, listen in as Willis (flying solo for the first time) interviews Magic artist Peter Mohrbacher, the man behind Brimaz, Pharika, Erebos, and several other all-star cards from recent Magic history. (Note: Due to some technical issues, there might be a couple of locations where the conversation seems choppy or skips a bit. This was due to Skype not cooperating completely and having to stitch together the episode from several calls. I've tried to make the transitions as seamless as possible, but if something seems amiss, that's probably it.) As mentioned in the show, Peter's Instagram, which contains tons of cool stuff can be found at: http://instagram.com/bugmeyer Full episode can be found below:
(Michifus) Podcast Episode 13: Limited Set Design Interview with Zac Hill (Part II)
#teamswag welcomes back Zac Hill for another week as he joins Willis and Mason "The Mason" for another discussion on set design, including why the sideboard matters in Limited and how this has changed, thoughts on maligned Limited sets such as Avacyn Restored and Dimir in Gatecrash, non-intuitive formats and picks, and a discussion on Conspiracy, including an analysis on Elspeth, Sun's Champion vs. Backup Plan. Contact The Future Project at: email@example.com More info on the future project can be found at: thefutureproject.org Full episode can be found below:
(Michifus) Podcast Episode 12: Limited Set Design Interview with ZacHill
In this episode of the #teamswag Podcast, Willis, Pieter, and Mason "The Magnificent" are joined by former Wizard's designer and developer, Zac Hill in part one of our interview discussing limited set design and theory. Listen in as we discuss overpowered cards and their effects in limited, why some cards get reprinted and how their context changes, and what considerations are made when determining a power level for a set. The Future Project and all the great work they do can be found at www.thefutureproject.org Full episode below:
(Michifus) Podcast Episode 10: Artist Interview with rk post
In another episode of the #teamswag Podcast focusing on the artist's of Magic the Gathering, Willis and Pieter are joined by rk post, the man behind Arbor Elf, the Avatar of ### cycle, Fulminator Mage, and Faerie Macabre. Listen in as rk post discusses his career, the change from physical to digital production, the origins of Mind Funeral (and its development name), and why he has one of the more unique signatures and artist's credits in the game. Full episode below:
(Michifus) Podcast Episode 9: Artist Interview with David Palumbo
In Episode 9 of the #teamswag Podcast, Pieter and Willis are joined by Magic artist David Palumbo, the man behind cards such as Stomping Ground (GTC), Devout Invocation, Cancel (M14), Nimbus Naiad, and more. Listen in as we pick his brain about how Magic cards are made, what inspires him, and the origins of everyone's favorite homunculus, Fblthp. Full episode can be found below:
(Michifus) Podcast Episode 8: Modern Brewing
In Episode 8 of the #teamswag Podcast, Willis and Pieter are joined by "Marjorie" Mason and Dave to discuss deck brewing. Listen in to learn when and how to brew, how to attack a particular metagame, and to evaluate the successes and failures of your creation. Full episode can be found below. Featured as our Deck of the Week, we have The Walking Dead, with the list posted by our friends over at The Cauldron. For a more in depth look, also check out the tourney report on the deck.