Fri, 4 January 2013
GCB & Chris talk about big wins, new mechanics, and if there's anything to do in Standard other than Thragtusk. Happy New Year! Also, when we discuss Cipher, the answer is: "It's not horrible."
Fri, 7 December 2012
Chris tries to convince you not to get better at Magic using a hair-brained theory called "gains induced from time". Brian Kibler is used as an example for everything. GCB faces a challenge from a 12-year-old. Chris get's confused about the mailbag. GCB brags about his good fortune. The boys go back in time to play Masters limited. GCB tells another tail from the early days of competitive Magic. GP Champion David Stroud helps GCB identify one of the worst cards in Magic history.
This episode is fun. It's also long. The audio is also kind of cavernous. We're workin' on it!
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Wed, 14 November 2012
GCB really wants to talk about a PTQ that he did ok in. Chris shares his conspiracy theories about Magic Online. Sealed deck is discussed, but only partly played. Chris talks a lot of trash about 12-year-olds. GCB doesn't know what legends are. All that, and healthy dose of "pickle" jokes, from the world's classiest and most thought-provoking Magic: The Gathering Podcast.
Sat, 27 October 2012
Chris & GCB, tacetly admitting that their standard decks have been pretty embarrassing so far, move on to Return to Ravnica Limited! Chris makes outlandish claims and asks GCB to justify them. GCB gives outlandish draft advice and flounders to prove its truth. This week introduces, and hopefully concludes, the Chris & GCB advice for ladies series.
Here's how the draft went down:
Pack 1 pick 1:
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Thu, 11 October 2012
Chris & GCB podcast after an evening at the bar. GCB's rants about how bad Pack Rats is, mis-describes a long series of cards, and then the boys take the Battle to Magic Online.
Tue, 25 September 2012
Chris & GCB play a different twist on Delver as the format moves towards irrelevance. Chris makes a painful discovery about himself, and then confesses it publically. GCB is unable to repeat things he was just told like 2 seconds ago. The boys gush about a new Planeswalker for a bit, too. This week's special guest: Battle of Wits!
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Thu, 30 August 2012
Chris finally talk GCB into playing some mediocre midrange control deck. GCB makes unfounded assertions about Return to Ravnica & reminisces about old magic cards. We play our first game with our audience & our first game with Chris as the contestant, and none of it works out the way we're hoping.
Chris also continues to broadcast his phone number on the podcast, which is just baffling. So enjoy that.
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Fri, 17 August 2012
GCB is finally onboard with the Zombie Apocalypse, much to Chris' confusion. Chris invents yet another game, but his PC screws up the recording so you don't get to hear it. In our first episode recorded in the Chris Murray Home Studio, you get to hear hungry babies, yapping dogs, and creative swears. And we lose all of Gatherer to audio issues.
Here's the deck we played. You can see the version GCB Top 8'ed with here:
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Sun, 5 August 2012
GCB goes on and on about his PTQ failure, Chris explains what it is to be a gentleman, Chris asks the worst rules question yet, and the boys can't think of a value 4-drop in standard to add to Bant Pod, even though every other Bant Pod list has Solemn Simulacrum in it. Chris demonstrates emotional denial about an upcoming life-changing experience (which has now taken place.)
Here's what we ran. I recommend getting the Deadeye into the maindeck (perhaps over Sun Titan), and a Simulacrum. Maybe you can cut a Borderland Ranger. A second Acidic Slime somewhere would suit my style but your mileage may vary.
4 Birthing Pod
Wed, 18 July 2012
Episode 6: Chris interrupts literally everything GCB says, which saves GCB from embarrassing himself. A song about Magic may or may not have been written. Also, NSFW.
We (accidentally) welcome our first guest, prompting Chris to (self-consciously?) insult our listeners.
GCB tells tales from the 90's wild west of competitive Magic. Chris obsesses about whether or not PTQ's are fun. Chris leans into the microphone and talks loud while GCB leans away from the microphone and mumbles. GCB talks about how being wrong doesn't bother him, then gets so bitter about being wrong that he accuses Chris of cheating. Chris & GCB try out a deck for new standard by playing a deck from old standard.
This is approximately what we played (credit to Travis Woo, with the original new-standard version, here)