TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

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TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby Graham » 27 Jan 2016, 02:05

Graham unleashes the pun train for the long-awaited Battle for Zendikar nicknames episode!
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby Volodanti » 27 Jan 2016, 04:02

I absolutely love that this is just Graham making the literal worst puns he can next to a Slowly Tilting Cam.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby MowDownJoe » 27 Jan 2016, 08:56

I know Cam won't want to sit in on this again, but it was amusing hearing his reactions to these nicknames.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby Lord Hosk » 27 Jan 2016, 09:45

The dynamic of this was brilliant. With Cameron as the straight man, Graham throwing out the jokes and Alex just falling for it.

Again Paul did great with the cards.

You really hit a great rhythm.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby RedFeather » 27 Jan 2016, 11:18

The best card nickname ever belonged to Centaur Healer/The Centaur for Disease Control.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby BenMarc » 27 Jan 2016, 20:49

I feel that Blighted Steppe's nickname should reference the fact that it is literally an area where you Congregate. I'm pretty sure there's a word for that, but I'm drawing a blank.

Crumble to Dust is so close to Sowing Salt that the only acceptable nickname here is "Sowing Dust".

My friends and I all call Endless One "Eldraziball". It's easier and more grokkable to do a Fireball reference than the technically more accurate Ivy Elemental reference.

Really, Graham? Giving Felidar Cub a nickname that references Silverchase Fox? You're not going to reference the fact that this is the fourth time they've printed this exact card? (Keening Cub. Ronom Felidar. Felidar of Ancient Law.) The people need to know Graham! They deserve to know how silly things have gotten! Why doesn't WotC just reprint Keening Apparition!?!?

Hold on. In RoE we got Awakening Zone. So From Beyond needs to be Getting Out of Bed Zone, and whatever we get in the next Eldrazi-related block will be Going to the Kitchen and Turning on the Coffee Machine Zone.

I freely admit to getting this from MTGSalvation, but Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, and Dreamstone Hedron are Mind Stone, Minder Stone, and Mindest Stone, respectively.

Shoulda gone with a blood transfusion joke for Kalastria Healer. Vampire, doctor, draining ability. It's all right there.

FYI, the idea behind Chinese vampires hopping is that their bodies have succumbed to rigor mortis, so they can't move their joints well enough to walk.

I'd suggest a Mournwhelk reference for the nickname for Mire's Malace, to mirror the Muldrifter connection you made with Coastal Discovery, but, frankly, nobody cares nearly enough about Mire's Malace or Mournwhelk for it to be worth it.

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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby MrL » 30 Jan 2016, 16:59

First thought when I saw Bloodbond Vampire; "Selfie Girl!" :)
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby BlueChloroplast » 30 Jan 2016, 18:09

I liked the puns.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby Phi » 31 Jan 2016, 05:58

Official ruling for Void Winnower:

8/25/2015 Yes, your opponent can’t even. We know.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby Graham » 01 Feb 2016, 06:28

BlueChloroplast wrote:I liked the puns.
Well, good, because there's more to come in the OGW episode :D
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby protheanreaper » 06 Feb 2016, 07:53

Whenever Dan Emmons makes his next appearance, please try to make sure to discuss commander 2015 and about his involvement as the lead designer for the set. Also don't about the walkers in BFZ & OGW and about WOTC appearing to attempt to encourage a superfriends deck in standard.
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Re: TTC - Battle for Zendikar Nicknames

Postby phlip » 08 Mar 2016, 04:11

Wait, so there are people who look at Dominator Drone and not see "Eldrazi Bikini Model"?

Seriously, those shoulder spine things look to me like little spindly arms doing this pose...
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