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TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Graham » 03 Feb 2013, 22:56

The crew discusses their Gatecrash prerelease, cracks a pack (or two) of Fallen Empires, and pick their favourite card design from the forums.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Utilitarian » 04 Feb 2013, 00:32

^_^ Excellent podcast. I'm so glad you guys liked my Woodfinks. I liked both the possible deck names for my Orzhov. I think I might go with Paul's version for now and switch over if I get my hands on some more Sorins to make him a bigger part of the deck -_^
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby GoblinGuy » 04 Feb 2013, 01:05

Here's a deck all my friends hate:

2x Legion Loyalist
2x Goblin Chirurgeon
2x Mogg War Marshall
2x Skirk Drill Seargeant
3x Goblin Wardriver
2x Arms Dealer
1x Goblin Warcheif
4x Goblin Cheiftain
3x Krenko, Mob Boss
4x Clickslither
3x Seige-Gang Commander

1x Raid Bombardment
1x Goblin Warrens
1x Goblin Shrine
1x Goblin Caves

1x Lightning Bolt

3x Goblin Grenade

24x Mountain

I hoped you could come up with a good name for it, cause the best I got was "GOBLINS!"
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby ArchieO » 04 Feb 2013, 04:59

Love my deck name guys I hope to make many of my opponents Quiver before death
Also I agree the Woodfinks should be G/B bad design call on my part but really glad you liked the flavor text :D

On a side note love that you are coming from different planes each time!
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby HG Pelts » 04 Feb 2013, 05:19

For those who don't feel like making their own template for the card-y bit of Baneful Woodfinks:


For I am no artist and submitting card art lifted from Google would make me feel dirty.

Edit: Pride swallowed.


Art by Mitra Rodi (who is definitely not me, so feel free to disqualify), whom I could not find on the internet to save my life, but the image was grabbed from this page. Explanation-wise, the Kitchen Finks look like goblin-imp things, so I looked for something like that which looked like it would live in a swamp or bog. It was simple as that.
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Postby Jenelmo » 04 Feb 2013, 06:32

I Asked Maro on his blog a few days ago if Boros is named after Zoltan Boros ( I made a typo in the question) The answer was that it was not.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby wmcduff » 04 Feb 2013, 07:43

That was actually a pretty great pack for Fallen Empires! Congrats guys. Even if you couldn't come up with my name. :)
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Cybele » 04 Feb 2013, 09:26

Here's a silly deck idea that probably wouldn't work but I think it would be fun to play anyway.

4x Axebane Guardian
4x Llanowar Elves
4x Tree of Redemption
4x Wall of Tanglecord
4x Wall of Vines

4x Overrun
4x Rampant Growth

4x Feed the Pack
4x Parallel Lives

24x Forest

The idea is to get a tree of redemption out as soon as possible and switch its toughness with your life total (and hopefully making it into a 0/20), then getting at least one Parallel Lives out before feeding the tree to the wolves and swinging in with 40 2/2 (or 5/5 if you have a Overrun) tokens.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby yngi2.0 » 04 Feb 2013, 09:45

thanks for the name :) I'll use big booty bitches on a ramp to hell.
and here is another deck if you want to name it.

Land (28)
1x Azorius Chancery
1x Darkslick Shores
1x Dreadship Reef
6x Forest
2x Golgari Guildgate
1x Golgari Rot Farm
2x Hallowed Fountain
3x Island
2x Orzhov Basilica
3x Plains
1x Selesnya Guildgate
1x Simic Growth Chamber
4x Swamp

Creature (19)
2x Borderland Ranger
1x Copper Myr
4x Dawntreader Elk
3x Elvish Visionary
1x Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
1x Greenweaver Druid
1x It That Betrays
1x Kozilek, Butcher of Truth
1x Palladium Myr
1x Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre
3x Viridian Emissary

Instant (6)
4x Dark Ritual
1x Not of This World
1x Sphinx's Revelation

Sorcery (12)
1x All Is Dust
1x Balance
1x Beacon of Tomorrows
1x Diabolic Revelation
4x Diabolic Tutor
1x Enter the Infinite
2x Ranger's Path
1x Supreme Verdict

Artifact (7)
1x Akroma's Memorial
4x Gilded Lotus
1x Lightning Greaves
1x Soul Foundry

Enchantment (4)
1x Eldrazi Conscription
3x Omniscience

there are 5 steps to win wit this deck
step 1.
mana ramp to 10 at least in 3-5 turns.
step 2.
draw one Tutor(Diabolic Revelation or Diabolic Tutor) and fetch Omniscience and Enter the Infinite.
step 3.
withe Omniscience play all eldrazi mines Kozilek, Butcher of Truth.
step 4.
discards Kozilek and the rest of your hand (-7 cards) , take an extra turn,fetch and cast kozilek
step 5.
win game.

winn rated 70% for my in multiplayer it wines 10% of the times becores thies deck is public enemy number one there.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Prospero101 » 04 Feb 2013, 12:51

Great podcast, guys! I was wondering, though, for your Commander podcast, if you could give a very basic rundown of how it works? I haven't really gotten into it before, but I'm intrigued.

Anyway, I'm hoping you guys could name my Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deck. Working title is "The Mastermind at Work," but I don't like that too much. Here's the list:

3x Bloodgift Demon
4x Delver of Secrets
2x Desecration Demon
4x Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
1x Lord of the Void
4x Vampire Nighthawk
3x Cackling Counterpart
2x Dissipate
2x Murder
4x Negate
3x Think Twice
4x Ultimate Price
9x Swamp
11x Island
4x Drowned Catacomb

The idea is to basically put creatures in the graveyard for Lazav to duplicate. I feel like it's very in flavor, like Lazav would consort with demons and commit murder to pull off his job.
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Postby Foxmar » 04 Feb 2013, 13:09

Really liked the names you had for my deck! "Some Enchanted Tactics" is great but I think I prefer "Literally, Can't touch this."

Here is another deck I have with no name. Its a artifact deck.

3x master of etherium
3x etherium sculptor
4x phyrexian metamorph
3x etched champion
3x steel overseer
2x ornithopter
3x memnite
2x arcbound worker
1x master transmuter
1x memnarch
1x platinum emperion
1x vedalken archmage
3x broodstar
2x leonin abunas
2x tezzeret the seeker
2x blinkmoth urn
2x mirrorworks
3x thoughtcast

11x islands
6x plains
1x glacial fortress
1x azorius chancery
1x buried ruin
2x darksteel citadel
2x seat of the synod

The way this deck seams to work is just big artifacts that come out for free. Phyrexian metamorph solves any problems with an opponent playing a better creature than anything I have. This deck won a unofficial tournament my friends and I had. Since I was able to copy what ever creature they played but mine was a artifact that was being buffed, I always had larger creatures so no one would ever swing at me and I could easily dominate the board.

I actually need to cut like 5 cards from this deck to get it back down to 60 so open to suggestions as well as a name.
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Postby Cobblepotter » 04 Feb 2013, 14:47

I made a silly deck out of Door to Nothingness. So far it has a pretty unoriginal name of "Door Deck".

1x Salvage Scout
1x Myrsmith
1x Mirran Spy
1x Xathrid Gorgon
1x Phylactery Lich
1x Chronomaton
1x Haunted Guardian
1x Walking Atlas
1x Auriok Replica
1x Chrome Steed
1x Primal Clay
1x Stuffy Doll
1x Tangle Hulk
1x Darksteel Sentinel

Instants and Sorceries
1x Amass the Components
1x Death Wind
1x Kuldotha Rebirth
1x Rampant Growth
1x Fog
1x Boundless Realms
1x Mirran Mettle
1x Dreadborex

1x Horizon Spellbomb
1x Voltaic Key
1x Codex Shredder
1x Ichor Wellspring
1x Ring of Xathrid
1x Golgari Keyrune
1x Vessel of Endless Rest
1x Tumble Magnet
1x Gem of Becoming
1x Chromatic Lantern
1x Clock of Omens
2x Trading Post
2x Door to Nothingness
1x Staff of Nin

1x Evolving Wilds
1x Sunpetal Grove
1x Overgrown Tomb
4x Plains
4x Island
4x Swamp
4x Mountain
4x Forest

It's stall like hell, and trade the hell out of artifacts until you get the Door. It's pretty terrible in one-on-one, but I love it when people overlook me setting up in multiplayer, open the Door on one player, then bring it back with the Trading Post and suck in the next in line.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Prospero101 » 04 Feb 2013, 17:18

I'd ask you guys to name my Commander deck, but the commander is Wrexial, the Risen Deep, so obviously it has to be called Rolling in the Deep.
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Postby Exbando » 04 Feb 2013, 17:35

Can I give you a deck name, and you come up with a theme for it? Because I want a deck named "Doom Booties."
I pretty much have no clue what to put here.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Eric the Orange » 04 Feb 2013, 18:17

Hey fallen empires, I remember that. That was like the second expansion to come out when I started playing after Ice Age. It wasn't very good.
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Postby SomeCallMeTim » 04 Feb 2013, 18:49

I don't know if this is just me or not, but I couldn't download this through iTunes. Not a big deal, as I just watched it on the site, but just thought I'd let you guys know. It keeps saying network connection was reset, so it could be my connection as well maybe?
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Postby Zethyr » 04 Feb 2013, 20:50

Thank you so much for putting out this podcast today! It was a blast to listen to while I had extra time before my class!
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby diallobe298 » 04 Feb 2013, 23:25

Before posting a deck list here, is there were I post a deck to get it named? I have a deck its name sucks. I want a better name. If this is not let me know where to post it.

Thanks guys

Love your work.


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So Deck list for my deck

Panoptic Mirror x3
Isochron Sceptar x2
Amulet of Vigor x3
Melira, Sylvok Outcast x2
Energy Field x4
Sterling Grove x3
Privileged Position x2
Wheel of Sun and Moon x3
Phyrexian Unlife x2
Leyline of Sanctity x3
Counterspell x3
Trickbind x3
Golden Wish x4
Living Wish x4
Glittering Wish x3
Final Judgment x3
Meteor Crater x4
Simic Growth Chamber x3
Azorius Chancery x3
Selesnya Sanctuary x 3
Lotus vale x3
Hallowed Foutain x1
Seachrome Coast x2
Seaside Citadel x4

15 card side board

Blazing Archon
Avacyn, Angel of Hope
Platinum Emperion
Wheel of sun and moon
Energy Field
Platinum Angel
Tajuru Preserver
Sterling grove
Privileged Position
Phyrexian Unlife
Melira, Sylvok Outcast x2
Paradox Haze
Bubble Matrix
Isochron Scepter

I usually use this in multiplayer games
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby JackSlack » 05 Feb 2013, 01:15

It just occurred to me that that the acronym for the show is brilliant. TTC looks like the arms of a guy flipping a table to his left.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby wingwisher » 05 Feb 2013, 04:56

Armored transport is WAY better than skyblinder staff, it didn't sound good because Graham said "and" instead of "by" in it's description. I did like the way they compared the cards though, that worked well.
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Postby iamafish » 05 Feb 2013, 05:04

I feel like, with the comparisons, if we could have both cards side-by-side. I'm not big into magic, so I don't know the cards that well, so seeing them together to compare would be really helpful. Other than that, I really good podcast.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby Trevor » 05 Feb 2013, 06:39

This one certainly popped up early. So much for that monthly podcast order, eh?

More entertaining than the first one. It was great seeing some of the first cards I ever used in MTG.

I don't know if this is the best place for Q&A, but I've had this question in my head for a while; How would you all feel about MTG making sets for other franchises, much like LEGO constantly does now?
I can think of a few that would fit quite well. The idea of planeswalking between realms really works with this kind of crossover too I think.
The Marvel universe is popular these days, and has more than enough to work with.
The pirates, faeries, and such of Neverland could be fun.
They could take some cues straight from LEGO and jump on Harry Potter, or Star Wars.
Would save Wizards from having to dive back into their bin of old themes to try and come up with unique card ideas every time, and although a lot of these other franchises tend to try their own card games, I don't think they're ever received as well as MTG.

Keep in mind that I play magic super casually. Until recently, I never even bothered to pay attention to what set any of my cards come from, so I don't really mind how new sets would effect the professional circuit, or the...meta game I guess?
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Postby BarcodeReader » 05 Feb 2013, 12:40

Hey, Just want to say that you guys are part of the reason I still play magic, even when I don't really know anybody within 30 miles of me who plays. Thanks for keeping Magic fun!

And on that note, let's play Name That Deck!

The main idea behind it is get as many forests out as possible, using mostly creature buffs and lifegain to protect me till I pull out Rude Awakening.


Forest X 24


Borderland Ranger X 4
Elvisih Visionary X 4
Farhaven Elf
Wood Elves X 2
Nurturer Initiate
Vine Trellis X 2


Rude Awakening
Natures Lore X 2
Bountiful Harvest X 3
Rampant Growth X 3
Caravan Vigil
Harmonize X 2
Montrous Growth


Giant Growth
Naturalize X 4
Cannopy Claws
Wing Puncture
Ferocious Charge


Oakenform X 2
Raking Canopy
Entagling Vines X 2

I'm thinking of something like "Last March of the Ents." Can you do better?

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Postby AdmiralMemo » 05 Feb 2013, 14:46

Exbando wrote:Can I give you a deck name, and you come up with a theme for it? Because I want a deck named "Doom Booties."
This makes me think of a deck with Doom Cannon in it and a bunch of big-butted creatures.
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Re: TapTapConcede Ep02 - GTC Prerelease

Postby KiteNeravar » 05 Feb 2013, 17:50

I would love for some Commander tips (never played before, never even knew the format existed until you mentioned it in a video). Good themes, either serious or humorous, anything that could help me create a deck.

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