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Chewie, Mike, Brian, and Dirk have been talking about Magic: The Gathering on the internet for almost 10 years (at the time of this writing). Since there are so many shows about strategy and tournaments, these dorks focus on all the fun you can have with the game outside of that, from flavor to philosophy to game design to history to whatever else we can come up with. We're funny, we're serious about what we do, and we love it!

The Mana Poo‪l‬ Chewie Slate

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    • 4.9 • 65 Ratings

Chewie, Mike, Brian, and Dirk have been talking about Magic: The Gathering on the internet for almost 10 years (at the time of this writing). Since there are so many shows about strategy and tournaments, these dorks focus on all the fun you can have with the game outside of that, from flavor to philosophy to game design to history to whatever else we can come up with. We're funny, we're serious about what we do, and we love it!

    Episode 614 - More Universes Beyond

    Episode 614 - More Universes Beyond

    The dorks are back with another surprise news-related episode! Wizards made a massive announcement about upcoming products that are branded with non-Magic properties. The two examples given were Warhammer 40K and...Lord of the Rings? Whaaaaa?
    So the dorks spend an entire episode discussing this, figuring out what it could mean for the future, and trying to come up with more properties that could totally be turned into Magic products. And Dirk reveals a potentially unhealthy obsession with Planechase...
    Universes Beyond announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magics-voyages-universes-beyond-2021-02-25

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    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 613 - On Hammers & Schools

    Episode 613 - On Hammers & Schools

    The dorks are back with...Monday Night Magic? Wait, this can't be right, let me go look.
    Yeah, the dorks are actually looking at the news! First up, WotC swung their banhammer wide, with a massive pile of casualties across many many formats. Holy crap.
    And then there was actual timely news! The day of recording, WotC unexpectedly revealed some information about the next set, Strixhaven. They explained what the five schools of magic are and showed us a Command from each school. Yup, that kind of Command.
    B&R update: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/february-15-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement
    Strixhaven: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/first-lesson-introduction-strixhaven-2021-02-18

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 612 - The Surprise Ban & Other Stories

    Episode 612 - The Surprise Ban & Other Stories

    The dorks are back on card games this week! We begin by taking a look at a very important nugget of information hidden in an advertisement - the first time a ban was announced somewhere other than, you know, a ban announcement. Then we're changing gears to talk about what could very well be the biggest news Hearthstone has ever seen. Then we shift into high gear to do a Magic Mad Lib with Twitch Chat!
    Hearthstone's Core Set - https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/news/23620129/introducing-the-core-set-and-classic-format

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 611 - Weaponized Nostalgia

    Episode 611 - Weaponized Nostalgia

    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!
     

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    • 2 hr 32 min
    Episode 610 - The Sagas of Kaldheim

    Episode 610 - The Sagas of Kaldheim

    The dorks head back into Kaldheim to check out all the Sagas that we just missed during the last two episodes. Some of these are absolutely ridiculous, while the rest are just...well, pretty good actually. The art though! The Saga art is AMAZING in this set!
    Of course we also bounce around the rest of the card image gallery to find other neat stuff to talk about, and answer some questions from Twitch chat as usual. And we pitch an idea for the first non-Magic TMP episode of 2021 that we'll be doing next week!
    Kaldheim Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
    Kaldheim Variants: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants

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    • 2 hr
    Episode 609 - Gods & Monsters of Kaldheim

    Episode 609 - Gods & Monsters of Kaldheim

    The dorks return to the Kaldheim Card Image Gallery and continue poking around at the awesome stuff inside. There's a brand new Vampire Dragon (Dragon Vampire?) that makes Brian extremely happy. There's a whole new pantheon of Gods to discuss, a whole mess of weird creatures to fear, the Snow Figure of Destiny to freak out about, and a land that REALLY pisses off our old buddy Xenagos.
    Kaldheim Gallery: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim
    Kaldheim Variants: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaldheim-variants

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    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Rathmaker ,

Great, but keep the politics out...

I have recently returned to mtg, and started listening to the last couple months of your podcast. You guys do a great job, but politics were brought up a couple of times in the first few episodes I listened to. Politics in a podcast about gaming is the FIRST thing that will make me turn a show off. Your MTG content is great when it is about MTG. So please keep it to just that. If you guys do I will continue to listen to you. But the next time I hear politics get brought into an entertainment show I will turn it off, and unsubscribe. Keep up the great work guys.

Covo375 ,

Love these guys

This show is there for magic lovers that aren't at the shop grinding or aiming for the pro-tour. Do you really like Magic? Then listen to these guys.

Chad from Hawaii ,

If you like Magic The Gathering subscribe to this

One of the longest running Magic The Gathering podcasts for many good reasons: the hosts are smart and funny, so they're fun to listen to; their views and thoughts are comfortably between casual and enthusiast, so you won't have to worry too much about getting lost trying to follow along even if it's been a while since you've even bought a booster pack.

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