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Beacon of Creation

May 11, 2022

We've got two primo Alara experts on the podcast this week and we're designing cards! Mako, creator of the Alara custom set, puts Tim and Scribbl to the test with five design prompts. Bant redemption? Stealing houses in Unx?? Complicated block triggers???

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May 4, 2022

You have our permission to enjoy all these sweet "may" cards! All of them provide a choice within their rules text. Join Tim and Markus in considering all the different wrinkles to these choices.

You may submit a card to our new Name Inverter challenge on Discord:


Apr 27, 2022

Juliet and Kayiu continue their stay on a borrowed plane: ALARA by Mako! While there they debate who the most iconic planeswalker from Alara is, the logistics of how Grixis as a setting even works, limited bombs and constructed staples, and a broken card that's still fairer than Noble Hierarch.

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Apr 20, 2022

Juliet and Kayiu planeswalk into something borrowed: the inimitable ALARA by Mako! While there they check out some of the best documentation in all of custom set design, Encouraging combinations of flavor Tethered to mechanics, and how bottom-up sets can become top-down when they're returned to.

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Apr 13, 2022

We challenged you all to give us your best "fool" cards. Check out the second half of the review where we get fully bamboozled.

Cards from: Juliet, Larcent, Bradley Rose, Wobbles, Home Slice, Redbay, Craftedlavaistrue, Iemcd, Bracsonian, jamesGover

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