On this episode, Maria and Meghan hand out the extremely coveted Chrimby Awards! They celebrate the best and worst of Magic the Gathering in 2022 — from Best Art to Most Drama — it’s a walk down memory lane (what does your memory lane look like?) as the trophies are handed out. What will win Best Card Name? Best New Mechanic? Best New Deck? Grab a hot toddy or a glass of egg nog (barf) and curl up under a blankie by the fire for this episode that’s sure to keep you warm at night. Or during the day. Or even the afternoon.
On this episode, Maria and Meghan look back on the year that was 2022 in Magic the Gathering. Relive the best and brightest moments as well as the game’s lowest lows. What were the best new mechanics and sets? Top decks and cards? Biggest mistakes? Find out! PLUS: Judge Rob stops by to share his Top 5 Most Confusing Cards of 2022 — with some excellent stories about each. Thanks for being our listeners this year! You’re all the best of the best, sir. With honors.
On this episode, Maria and Meghan take a first look at Phyrexia: All Will Be One! We know you’re all spoiler’d out by now, but there is some gorgeous new artwork coming at you for January’s release of Magic’s newest set. We’ll show off new art treatments, new cards (hello, new Elesh Norn!) and new shiny lands that have Maria drooling. PLUS: the thrilling conclusion of the Dominaria story, and would YOU go backwards or forwards in time if it means you would be stuck there?
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes of a big Magic the Gathering tournament? Wonder no more with Desk After Dark!
Your hosts Maria Bartholdi and Mani Davoudi want to shed some light on what it’s like to actually produce a Magic tournament, from start to finish. With a combined decade+ of experience covering the best game in the world, Maria and Mani are here to answer your questions about everything Magic coverage. From who they’d kill first in a game of Coverage Commander to how much prep time it really takes to know every single word on every single card, Desk After Dark gives an illuminating look at life behind the desk.
Plus, on this first-ever episode, Maria and Mani break down the 2022 World Championship held this past October in Las Vegas and look ahead to the return to large-scale paper tournaments.
On this episode, Maria and Meghan get you ready to dominate in Arena Cube – running December 13th-January 1st. Learn what archetypes are the best to draft and what cards support each build. PLUS: Storytime with Meghan ramps up in Dominaria as the Phyrexian invasion grows ever more powerful, Maria can’t drink out of a can, and have you seen MTV’s newest hit Spider House?