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Welcome! This is a podcast dedicated to exploring Magic history through innovative Standard archetypes. Join hosts Jason and Coleman as they discuss all the different ways players have changed how we view deckbuilding in the modern era. Any comments are welcome, you can send them to either the show or the hosts individually through Twitter.
 
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From its start as the most hated Standard deck of all time all the way until the fall of the traditional version just two years ago, Arcbound Ravager and friends have been the poster child for the Modern format. Simultaneously a combo deck and an aggro deck, Affinity does it all. While the Cranial Plating version of the deck has fallen out of favor…
 
Plaid Hat Marketing Manager Niki Shults and Multimedia Director Donald Shults talk board games -- and tons of D&D -- with us. Our topics: 1. What are some new party games you can play over Zoom or within one average household? 2. Is Catan still the perfect gateway game? If not, what is? 3. What are your best childhood memories of playing board game…
 
For many independent board game designers, licensing their game to a publisher is the best way to see their creation getting out there into the wild. But most aspiring designers and aspiring publishers alike do not have a lot of experience with licensing contracts. The terms can be confusing and many designers are afraid of being taken advantage of…
 
Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast. We are a podcast crew that loves talking about the Game Marvel Champions which is designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight games. Join hosts (KennedyHawk, Crimson, and Amerikano) as we give our honest review of the first year of Marvel champions. With highs and lows, floods and …
 
LSV and BK kick off a new cycle of episodes, each focusing on what a color brings to Constructed. They start with Black, covering its strengths, weaknesses, and ways to make your black decks better. Decks of the Week Mono-Blue Nykthos Cleansing Wildfire Jeskai Timestamps Black Review - 11:30 Social Media Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst Luis Scott-Var…
 
LSV and BK chat Kaladesh Remastered, a set which is sure to shake up Historic. Whether you want to spin the wheel with Aetherworks Marvel or grind the opponent out with Torrential Gearhulk, this episode is for you. Decks of the Week Mono-Green Food Modern Electrodominance Timestamps Kaladesh Review - 10:00…
 
We're stepping into a different format this episode as we talk about a combo deck from the early days of Modern - Hive Mind! It started as a hyper focused strategy containing a number of cards that are now banned, but ended as a backup win condition for Amulet Bloom. Both iterations, however, are built around playing Pacts. One was significantly be…
 
Welcome to Power of... a MCM Production. In each issue Episode of Power Of we will focus on one hero and a fun way to play them with each of the four aspects contained in Marvel Champions. Each episode an MCM host is joined with a guest from the community to focus on one of their favorite heroes. For this second official "Power of" Episode we have …
 
Guest Elizabeth Hargrave (Wingspan, Mariposas) drops a hint about her next project while we discuss our four new topics: 1. Learning factoids in non-educational games 2. How we can make board gaming more inclusive for everyone 3. Games whose themes have inspired innovative gameplay 4. Designing games and finishing prototypes Games discussed in this…
 
Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast. We are a podcast crew that loves talking about the Game Marvel Champions which is designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight games. Join hosts (KennedyHawk, Crimson, and Amerikano) as we discuss the darker side of hero selection (Nemesis sets!). We talk about the 13 released hero …
 
Welcome to Power of... a new MCM Production. In each issue Episode of Power Of we will focus on one hero and a fun way to play them with each of the four aspects contained in Marvel Champions. Each episode an MCM host is joined with a guest from the community to focus on one of their favorite heroes. For this first official "Power of" Episode we ha…
 
Get in and Get out - complete the mission. I wish that's how my games went. The minipodcast Stealth Strike continues with a two player expert campaign for Rise of Red Skull. Campaign spoilers for the box are included in this episode - so tune in after you've experienced it's glory for yourself first! In this mini-series your host KennedyHawk will p…
 
Rogues is one of the best decks in Standard, and has multiple distinct versions. BK and LSV break down the merits of each, and discuss ways to get the most out of your aggro-control decks. Timestamps Decks of the Week - 01:45 Rogues Deckbuilding - 07:45 Links Modern RB Prowess Standard GW YorionBy Luis Scott-Vargas and Andrew Baeckstrom
 
Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly, join hosts KennedyHawk, Crimson, and special guest Daniel from the Critical Encounters Podcast as we discuss all things Iron Man! In this episode we kick off a new series and present a unique or new to us deck focused on playing Iron Man in each aspect. The decks built on air and presented here will be featured …
 
Guest Timm Metivier of Meepleville (a board game cafe in Vegas and a channel for board game content) joins us to discuss the top 3 games we can't wait to get to the table, the business of running a board game cafe (you'd be surprised how he works around COVID), how we discover the games we want to buy, and more. The games talked about on this episo…
 
When players who were around during this deck's peak talk about it, the tone tends to be very nostalgic. Understandably so, as it might be the perfect specimen of what you would expect a non-blue control deck to be. Powered by Cabal Coffers and Mutilate, Mono Black rose to the top of a pretty diverse format and stayed there for quite a while.…
 
With bans completely changing the Standard landscape, LSV and BK discuss how to approach the wide-open format, and which decks have the most promise. Timestamps Standard Bans - 04:10 How to Approach The New Format - 34:00 Initial Metagame List - 51:25 Decks of the Week Oops, All Spells Dimir Rogues Social Media Andrew Baeckstrom - @abaeckst Luis Sc…
 
With Grand Finals decklists in, LSV and BK break down both the lists LSV submitted, and go over the full Standard and Historic metagames. Timestamps Decks of the Week - 02:00 Standard Metagame - 06:31 Historic Metagame - 35:00 Decklists Omnath Adventures 4c Turbo-PigBy Luis Scott-Vargas and Andrew Baeckstrom
 
Get in and Get out - complete the mission. I wish that's how my games went. The minipodcast Stealth Strike continues with a two player expert campaign for Rise of Red Skull. Campaign spoilers for the box are included in this episode - so tune in after you've experienced it's glory for yourself first! In this mini-series your host KennedyHawk will p…
 
Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast. We are a podcast crew that loves talking about the Game Marvel Champions which is designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight games. Join hosts (KennedyHawk, Crimson, and Amerikano) as we talk about all things Marvel Champions. In this episode we discuss the campaign experience for…
 
The big games of the year have been announced. What do we think of them? The Dice Tower's Roy Cannaday joins us to discuss the Spiel and Kennerspiel des Jahres 2020 nominees/winners; if we still use "Euro" and "Ameritrash" to define those genres; video production during quarantine times; and his new, upcoming game, Last Light. The games we talk abo…
 
LSV and BK go deep on gameplay, with tactics on how to improve your in-game decision-making. They talk about leveling, sequencing, and everything from your first land drop to how to close out a game. Timestamps Decks of the Week - 02:27 How To Play Like a Pro - 8:28 Decks of the Week Omnath Adventures https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3432394#online…
 
Lightning Bolt isn't really a card, it's a lifestyle. Since Coleman and Jason aren't especially versed burn spells, guest TJ Rogers of the Ponder Podcast has come on to extoll the virtues of these very old school red lists. Going all the way back to 1996 to talk about the original red deck and up to the first true Red Deck Wins, we've got the histo…
 
Welcome to Not 'Nuff Said - a new MCM production. In this series KennedyHawk and Attercop discuss their love of comics alternating between talking about recent issues they have picked up and issues that tie directly into the Lore of Marvel Champions the Card Game. In this first issue - Kennedy and Attercop discuss the summer crossover event EMPYRE …
 
CR returns, with LSV and BK taking a deep dive on Double-Faced Lands, Zendikar, and how the new cards are impacting various Constructed formats. Timestamps Decks of the Week: 02:26 Standard Metagame Overview: 08:26 Zendikar Reviews: 17:27 Decks of the Week RG Modern Belcher: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3413292#paper GW Auras Pioneer https://ww…
 
Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly: A Fan Podcast. We are a podcast crew that loves talking about the Game Marvel Champions which is designed by Caleb Grace and Michael Boggs at Fantasy Flight games. Join hosts (KennedyHawk, Crimson, Lester, and Amerikano) as we talk about all things Marvel Champions. In this episode we discuss Kennedy and Amerika…
 
Game designers Jon Gilmour (Dead of Winter, Dinosaur Island) and Ian Moss (Duelosaur Island, Wonderland's War) join us to discuss video games that would make cool board games, what video games have taught them about game design, our ideal gaming group, and how new RPGs make themselves stand out from the crowd. Here are the games covered on the show…
 
Get in and Get out - complete the mission. I wish that's how my games went. The minipodcast Stealth Strike continues with a two player expert campaign for Rise of Red Skull. Campaign spoilers for the box are included in this episode - so tune in after you've experienced it's glory for yourself first! In this mini-series your host KennedyHawk will p…
 
Welcome to Marvel Champions Monthly - a way more frequently than monthly podcast about the game Marvel Champions. In this brief update host KennedyHawk briefly recalls the last year of the MCM Podcasts and gives a glimpse into our future plans. Volume 2 of Marvel Champions Monthly begins this Friday when we record our next episode! I hope you are a…
 
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