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Beef Counters



On this episode, Maria and Meghan put on their prediction hats and try to guess what’s coming up in Magic’s newest set: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths! Will they guess literally *any* of the 12 keyword counters correctly? How about what the mechanic “mutate” does?! Soon, we’ll all find out! PLUS: It’s AMA time as our hosts dip into the GLH5 Mailbag and answer questions from listeners. …why does everyone ask about food? Maria is hungry!!

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Alone, Together



On this episode, Maria and Meghan continue to practice social distancing & let you know about a METRIC TON of new ways to play Magic the Gathering while you aren’t gathering much of anywhere, with anyone. Wizards of the Coast and Channel Fireball have a boat load of new ways to keep you entertained while you *don’t* entertain the idea of going outside. Your intrepid, inside-loving hosts will also share their favorite ways they’ve been keeping connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Come hang out virtually with them for a while, won’t you?

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Magic in the Time of Cornoa



On this episode, Maria and Meghan record remotely because they are practicing social distancing due to COVID-19 (and you should, too!) Find out how they’re doing (mentally, physically and emotionally) amid one of the strangest times our world has seen, at least in recent memory. Undeterred by the scary stuff happening around the globe, your hosts share their favorite Brawl decks on Arena (btw: Brawl is a great way to play with friends who are also self-quarantined!), give tips on working from home, and share their favorite non-MTG games to play with buddies virtually. Maria and Meghan are here for you during this tough time and are so, so happy to hopefully brighten up your day any way they can. Much love to all. Stay safe out there.

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Tier FUN



On this episode, Maria and Meghan make the best decks in Standard sit down in time out and think about what they’ve done – as they explore lots of super-fun Tier 2-Tier 100 decks that make jumping back onto the ladder a gas. Sick and tired of ramping? They’ve got a cure! Wish you could just smash face? They have decks for that! PLUS: Questions from listeners, Meghan shows off some new purple hair, and Maria has a bone to pick with the British (for once in her life).

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Paper & Peanut Butter



On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome very special guest Amateur Pro Greg back to the show to talk about his recent big win: taking down a Pioneer PTQ! Would you believe he did it while playing Pioneer for the FIRST. TIME. EVER?! Well, he did. He’s just that good! Greg will talk about how he took down the tournament and help everyone understand how paper qualifications work in the new Magic the Gathering Organized Play system. It is super confusing, but Greg makes it easy to understand. PLUS: A super-special Super Tuesday edition of Flavor Text Theater!

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We Esports Now



On this episode, Maria and Meghan take a moment to critically review Magic and its new commitment to esports. What changes have we seen? Have they been effective? What does being an “esport” mean for the future of the game? And, most importantly, is it working? PLUS: Unsanctioned drops this Friday and our hosts take a look at their favorite cards, Meghan gives a Storytime wrap-up of the official Theros Beyond Death story and Maria limps in on 2 hours of sleep.

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Windy Wins



On this episode, Maria and Meghan are joined by very special guest and Resident Tall Guy, Marshall Sutcliffe! You might know him from his podcast Limited Resources or his work as a play-by-play commentator on coverage. Or, again, just from being quite tall. Our three hosts walk us through the recent World Championship and give us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put together a high-level tournament. Find out what it’s really like to cast in the booth for 2.5 hours straight or fight through a mild hurricane on the news desk. PLUS: thoughts about Paulo’s historic win, Marcio’s questionable keep, and Thoralf’s direction-change in pack 2 of draft. Live from Honolulu, Hawaii – you won’t want to miss this one!

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RIP Bert



On this episode, Maria and Meghan record live from Honolulu, Hawaii ahead of the Magic the Gathering World Championship! Get all the info you’ll need before the big event ($1,000,000 is on the line, people!) including deck predictions, who our hosts think will win the whole thing, and speculation about Theros Beyond Death draft. LET YE BE WARNED: this episode was recorded on fully jet-lagged brains and there is lots of off-topic discussion about Mary Poppins. How does that happen? You know, no one’s really quite sure. But it is delightful, if you’re into that sort of thing. A nice off-the-rails episode if there ever was one.

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Decks & Dysentery



On this episode, Maria and Meghan take their first deep dive into the new format of Pioneer! They’ll take a look at the top decks from this past weekend’s first EVER Players Tour events and find out what made Top 8 and what went down in flames. Did the format get broken already? It might have! PLUS: Meghan regales us with a spidery tale from Greek mythology and Super Fight hits the stage for Flavor Text Theatre! BONUS: Could Maria be any *more* in love with Ken Yukuhiro’s BW Auras deck? We think not!

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Theros is an 80s Band



On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive into Theros Beyond Death Standard! What new decks are out there? What’s exiting and fun to play and isn’t just a pile of the best cards that are legal right now?! Find out! PLUS: Meghan regales us with another Greek Mythology Storytime, Flavor Text Theatre hits FM Radio near you, and Maria can’t get enough enchantments.

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