It’s Magic!
November 16th, 2010

Posted by Matt

I tap two mountains and summon this week’s video. It has haste, and swings for 2.

So if you’ve been paying any attention to the crew at all, of late, it will come as no surprise to you that this episode is based extremely heavily on actual events. They did, in fact, give away Magic cards at PAX. That is, in fact, what got us back into magic. Many of us are now deeply… shall we say, “invested” in the game. There were spending limits. They did go away. Kathleen actually does have an angry kitties deck. Alex can do magic. Some of us have two or even three different decks we play in rotation. Some of us play at Friday Night Magic at Yellow Jacket.

All in all, I hope you appreciate what a fricking miracle it is that we’re even producing videos anymore.

No, I have not spent $40 on one card. (I was also not the first to cave under the spending limit).

Unskippable this week was Clash of the Titans. You can find it here.



  1. One of the best CH episodes, in my opinion. Really made my day; Alex coming up from ‘picking up his contact lens’ was seriously one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on the site! Keep them coming!

    Comment by PoorCollegeLad — November 16, 2010 @ 2:22 am

  2. I liked the callback to the Insane Clown Science Rap.

    Comment by Slack Mesa — November 16, 2010 @ 2:31 am

  3. I was wonder what App for the iPhone was used. I thought the version used looked very interesting and I have been unable to find it. An App name would be helpful.

    Comment by Backlash — November 16, 2010 @ 3:53 am

  4. I was also wondering what app you where using, it looks incredible.

    Comment by Elorex — November 16, 2010 @ 5:21 am

  5. I had a good laugh with this installment of chustle.

    There is also another reason why id on’t do the whole card thing anymore. Pokemon was the last one.

    Comment by dex-dex — November 16, 2010 @ 11:43 am

  6. The app is named “gathering”.

    Doesn’t seem to show up on the iPhone store, but you can find it on itunes.


    Comment by matt — November 16, 2010 @ 11:57 am

  7. I’ve been craving a new episode of CHustle for awhile, and this satisfied that craving two times over.

    Comment by Zarobitt — November 16, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

  8. I have to wonder… have you guys tried doing a Nice common Free for all with all your decks against one another? If you haven’t could you make a video of it for all of us to see?

    Comment by orn310 — November 16, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

  9. I miss seeing Morgan around. What is that guy up to?

    Comment by RudePoppy — November 16, 2010 @ 3:02 pm

  10. This makes me want to play, but i have alot of other commitments to keep. And i would get obsessive and nobody i know even knows Magic exists….

    I did know that Alex could do magic, i think it has been said before. Probably numerous times

    Comment by MrWhales — November 16, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

  11. Best episode of Hustle under the new format easily, I totally bought a new intro deck a few days ago too. Getting some boosters tomorrow. IT’S HAPPENING AGAIN!

    Comment by NJ — November 17, 2010 @ 12:16 am

  12. I would like to see Kathleen’s angry kitty deck. By the way keep up the lets play videos I joined the escapist publisher club because of it.

    Comment by Shas'O — November 17, 2010 @ 7:05 am

  13. Loved this video.

    Also, Angry Kitty Decks represent!

    Comment by Kaiden — November 17, 2010 @ 9:45 am

  14. Yellowjacket is looking a lot better since I went there. Some board games on the wall is nice, and a bit cleaner…

    Does it still smell a bit funky in there?

    (Also, Yellowjacket is, what, two blocks from the Marble Slab? Now I’m craving. And I’m in New Brunswick. Darn you. Darn you to tasty ice creamery hell.)

    Comment by William Adam McDuff — November 17, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

  15. Am I correct in assuming after viewing this video that Magic the Gathering has something to do with the delay of next installment of ENN?

    Comment by mareviq — November 17, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

  16. You Guys should really consider filming a tournament.
    and @ Kathleen: I want your deck…

    Comment by Jvsulliv — November 17, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

  17. Let’s play videos? Where? Do you have to be in publisher’s club to be able to see?

    Comment by Danielle Pepin — November 18, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

  18. i payed 90 dollars for a yugioh deck lol

    Comment by OZITOMAI — November 18, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

  19. <3 magic and angry kitties!

    Comment by Danielle Pepin — November 18, 2010 @ 11:50 pm

  20. Great video. Hit very close to home.

    We had a very similar thing happen at the summer camp I work at in the US. We were sent a few hundred starter decks as a promotion (intended to be handed out to the kids by us) but instead got half the staff completely hooked all over again, one of the internationals even got his cards sent to him from Australia.

    Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Nic — November 19, 2010 @ 3:49 am

  21. I use Confiscate on your Angelic Wall? XD

    Comment by Asuyuka — November 25, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

  22. Relative newcomer to the series (though it’s become my go-to “bored at work” solution), but out of the stuff I’ve seen, this episode is probably the best-made, in all respects. The writing’s great, the delivery is on, the camera work is fantastic, and it’s all presented in a way that even someone who’s never played Magic can grasp the narrative (an element that a lot of nerd humor seems to miss).

    It wasn’t until my third or fourth viewing that I noticed Kathleen hiding in the back of the game shop. XD

    Comment by AmzRigh — November 29, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

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