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A show about design in Magic: the Gathering. Each week we cover both official cards and custom cards made by the community. The weekly design challenge gives you the opportunity to make it on the show! Hosted by Tim, Juliet, Kayiu and Markus, with guests!

May 15, 2024

Heat up your cauldron and practice your hexes because we're going goth! We're looking at the videogame Midnight Suns and seeing what we can carry back into Magic. This card-based strategy game is by the same studio as the Civilzation and X-Com games, so it's coming from a different starting point. Tim and Peter talk...

May 8, 2024

We're taking your submissions one day (and night) at a time! We asked for your common day/nightbound cards and we got a bumper crop! Hitting that common rarity on a double face card is a narrow target, ESPECIALLY for our listeners who love to pack innovation into each card.

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May 1, 2024

Time to bring the cows home! We've got the second half of our new episode format, where we check out all the draft archetypes of a set. This is focused on the gold cards and on Wizard's description of the pairs. Our categories are:

  • Excitement: Is this a cool new strategy? Do these two cards inspire us?
  • Accuracy: Do we...

Apr 24, 2024

New set! New mechanics! New episode format??? We kick the tires on a new way to break down arcuns, those gold cards we get every set that help define draft. Rather than going for power rankings or in-depth numbers on a whole set, we're trying to model how people see these cards for the first time. To do that, we've got...

Apr 17, 2024

This week we are Beacon of Tomorrows, a podcast about time! We look over all the ways Magic has to take extra turns and try to brainstorm some new directions. From Alpha to Dr Who there are many ways to keep it going.

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