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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.
 
Hosted by Johann "awesomehazelnuts" Loke, a Legends of Runeterra Player based in Singapore with an extensive history in competitive Yu-Gi-Oh, Hearthstone and Artifact, the "That's Game!" podcast covers topics on Riot Game's Legends of Runeterra such as card design, the everchanging metagame as well as the psychological and competitive aspect of digital card games.
 
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In this episode, I am joined by KattyWhy as we discuss Patch 2.9.0 & Deckbuilding problems in Legends of Runeterra today. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts You can find me on Youtube for Legends of Runete…
 
In this episode, I am joined by MisterBear, the SEA Cosmic Creation Seasonal Champion, as we talk about the decks & lineups to be expected during the Guardians of the Ascended Seasonal Tournament. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.…
 
Modern Horizons 2 is PACKED with Commander goodies - and even some busted new commanders! We're taking a look at the most impactful new cards from the set, starting with white, blue, black, and of course, those amazing new legendary creatures. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, Patreon-only episodes, and exclusive Altersleeve? Supp…
 
We're finishing up our discussion on Modern Horizons 2, focusing on the rest of the notable cards in the set. From Cursed Scroll to Quirion Ranger, we've got hot takes and lightning rounds a plenty! If you haven't listened to the first part, we highly recommend you do so, as that's where the mythics are discussed. Enjoy, and have a happy prerelease…
 
Just about the whole Magic world is excited about Modern Horizons 2, and we're no different. With the prerelease this weekend, it's the perfect time to gather our thoughts about the set. We have a fair bit of them, as this episode is going to be split into two parts. This first part is mostly focused on how the Mythics might impact the Modern metag…
 
Whenever we build decks, we always reach for these pet cards. It's time to talk about our favorite go-to spells or hidden gems that we just can't help but try to force into the 99. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/edhrecast Follow the cast on Twitte…
 
Things are a mess around the world, but many of us are just starting to socialize again. So what will we be playing first with our long-lost gaming buddies? The prolific Jonathan Cox from JonGetsGames joins us to discuss this and more. Our chosen topics: Christina Ha (host): What board games are you most excited to play with your friends, post-lock…
 
This week, Buddy & Mango talk about the classic film Seven Samurai----------------------------------------------------------------Want to watch us play D&D, and occasionally video games? Check us out at twitch.tv/somederpsplaygamesWatch the podcast and replays on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nUkst1COpd4cCiUkmPh1gCheck out the podcast on Soun…
 
In this episode, I talk about Azir Irelia. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts You can find me on Youtube for Legends of Runeterra content at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPD6dqPLwt8IoSz1QuUfM4Q Intro &…
 
Which commanders are top of their class? Who is Valedictorian, and who was voted Most Likely to Succeed? Which spells got held back? Welcome the Graduation Ceremony of Strixhaven's Class of 2021. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/edhrecast Check out …
 
Following up on our last episode, we're taking a look at the time when the inspiration for Fauna Shaman was Standard legal. We're jumping all the way back to before the dawn of the millennium to talk about the combination of Survival of the Fittest and Recurring Nightmare that won the 1998 World Championships in the hands of Brian Selden. These two…
 
This week, Buddy & Mango talk about Zach Snyder's latest cinematic endeavor.----------------------------------------------------------------Want to watch us play D&D, and occasionally video games? Check us out at twitch.tv/somederpsplaygamesWatch the podcast and replays on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nUkst1COpd4cCiUkmPh1gCheck out the podca…
 
Decklists: Spleenface: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/_yU0Bs_9E0qcHTf5W1qNHg Shaper: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/CwZ4jijMkkWpvx7smX2-jQ Tarot: https://www.moxfield.com/decks/UEly1QMzE0KSKvbcTRxwyw Links: https://linktr.ee/IntoTheNorthPodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Intothenorthpodcast TCGPlayer Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com…
 
In this episode, I talk about the best cards from Guardians of the Ascended. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts You can find me on Youtube for Legends of Runeterra content at https://www.youtube.com/channe…
 
It's a draw! We're looking through the most popular sources of card draw, card advantage, and card velocity in EDH, including our favorite tips to find the most effective forms of draw in your Commander decks. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/edhrec…
 
All the cool kids are on TikTok, so Raina and Phil from 1 Minute Board Games make Christina and Shoe honorary Gen Z-ers this week! We discover Raina's allergy to real-time games, Phil's addiction to Android: Netrunner, and Christina needs to shut up about Innovation. Our topics for this episode: Christina (host): Favorite real-time games (3:57) Rai…
 
This week, Buddy & Mango talk about Spellbreak, a Battle Royale/Capture the point sorcery game.8 Bit Brody: https://www.youtube.com/user/8BitBrody----------------------------------------------------------------Want to watch us play D&D, and occasionally video games? Check us out at twitch.tv/somederpsplaygamesWatch the podcast and replays on Youtub…
 
In this episode, I talk about the history of Ionia's dominance and whether it will ever be balanced. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts You can find me on Youtube for Legends of Runeterra content at https:…
 
It's free real estate! Utility lands can provide players with free value, but how many is to many? We've collected the data for the most popular utility lands in the game, and checked some decks to see how many players tend to use, to find out when and why those numbers go too far. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Disco…
 
A creature with an ability banned in Legacy has to be good in Standard, right? The answer to that question is a combination of multiple factors. Fauna Shaman got both an injection of great cards and awful luck. Having access to Vengevine and Stoneforge Mystic is fantastic, but the format it was in was truly unfortunate. We're also premiering a new,…
 
This week, Buddy & Mango talk about the recently released looter shooter, Outriders.----------------------------------------------------------------Want to watch us play D&D, and occasionally video games? Check us out at twitch.tv/somederpsplaygamesWatch the podcast and replays on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nUkst1COpd4cCiUkmPh1gCheck out t…
 
In this episode, I am joined by Moonboy_Gaming of Team Space, where we talk about Patch 2.7.0 of Legends of Runeterra - the nerf to Atrocity, Irelia's dominance, and the future of the metagame and so much more. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on T…
 
From Oko to Elspeth and from Teferi to Narset, planeswalkers have a wild reputation in Commander. We're going all-in to check out which walkers are the most popular, which commanders love to play them the most, the special tricks they can pull, and even how to defeat those pesky Superfriends strategies! Want access to the Challenge the Stats spread…
 
YouTube creator and BoardGameCo founder Alex Radcliffe stops by the show! Our picks for topics this week: Alex (guest): How important is theme? Have you kept mediocre board games purely because of a great theme? And what games do you love despite their theme? Shoe (producer): What are some interesting facts that we've learned from playing board gam…
 
The week we have Nathan aka The Hermit Druid on to talk new players and how we can do better as a community, enjoy! Nathan's Links: https://linktr.ee/Thehermitdruid Our Links: https://linktr.ee/IntoTheNorthPodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Intothenorthpodcast TCGPlayer Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product?utm_campaign=aff…
 
Sire Denathrius has finally fallen! Listen as Baern and Billamong recount the raid.----------------------------------------------------------------Want to watch us play D&D, and occasionally video games? Check us out at twitch.tv/somederpsplaygamesWatch the podcast and replays on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nUkst1COpd4cCiUkmPh1gCheck out th…
 
In this episode, I talk about the Empires of the Ascended expansion which will debut in Legends of Runeterra on 5th May 2021. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts You can find me on Youtube for Legends of Ru…
 
Swords, Path, Pongify, Mortify, Putrefy... the list of removal spells is so long, and Strixhaven is adding even more! How do you choose which ones to use? Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/edhrecast Follow the cast on Twitter: @EDHRECast @JosephMSchu…
 
With the latest Invitational card being printed in Strixhaven, we thought it would be a great time to talk about the cards that previous versions of the tournament gave us. For ten years, the winner of the event would be able to design a card that would be printed in an upcoming set. The catch? You had to beat the best players in the world in some.…
 
This week, Buddy & Mango defend Earthrealm.----------------------------------------------------------------Want to watch us play D&D, and occasionally video games? Check us out at twitch.tv/somederpsplaygamesWatch the podcast and replays on Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC_nUkst1COpd4cCiUkmPh1gCheck out the podcast on Soundcloud: https://soundcl…
 
In this episode, I talk about my experience playing in the Empires of the Ascended Seasonal Tournament and why The Watcher along with Atrocity needs a rebalancing. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts Intro …
 
Building and tuning a Commander deck can be a challenge! These are the lessons we've learned that help us take our EDH brews to the next level. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/edhrecast Follow the cast on Twitter: @EDHRECast @JosephMSchultz @danaro…
 
Husband-wife team Ryan and Malorie Laukat of Red Raven Games (Sleeping Gods, Above and Below, Megaland) stop by with a few gaming topics in hand: Christina (host): Our ideal "3-course meal" of board games Malorie (guest): Culling our collections Ryan (guest): How our gaming tastes have evolved over time The games discussed in this episode: Intro: A…
 
Surprise! We ran out of even more ideas, so take this podcast full of additional mini-topics! This one's basically our version of Morty's Mind Blowers https://linktr.ee/IntoTheNorthPodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Intothenorthpodcast TCGPlayer Affiliate Link: https://shop.tcgplayer.com/magic/product?utm_campaign=affiliate&utm_medium=Intothe…
 
In this episode, I talk about the decks to expect during the Empires of the Ascended Seasonal Tournament. You can contact me on Discord @awesomehazelnuts#0485, Twitter @JohannLoke, and email me at awesomehazelnuts@gmail.com. You can find me on Twitch at: www.twitch.tv/awesomehazelnuts Intro & Outro Music by Music from Pixabay…
 
Their average decks don't contain a single card from their own set! Which commanders are they, and why do some commanders refuse to play cards originally printed in the same set that they were? Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/edhrecast Follow the c…
 
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