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April 19, 2020 @ 7:37 pm

Bonus! Ikoria MtG Set Analysis for Limited

Matt and Marc are back at it with wild speculation about the new Magic set. Since we rambled on forever, making this a very difficult podcast to edit, the set has released already and we're already regretting some of the things we said (black and simic seem much stronger than we gave them credit for, for instance.) Still, I don't think we're wrong about everything. Haven't been able to get an Izzet deck together, though...

4:08 - Set mechanics
6:00 - Companion
13:46 - Cycling
17:25 - Keyword Counters
19:33 - Mutate
23:47 - White
32:57 - Blue
49:58 - Black
1:01:06 - Red
1:15:45 - Green
1:26:33 - Colorless
1:29:14 - Mulicolor
1:54:40 - Rares and Mythics

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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April 4, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

Ep 71: Best Games of 2019

The world's gone crazy! Viruses roam the streets, Matt sounds like he's turning into a robot, and computer gremlins are devouring random bits of podcast. But never fear, we at The Thoughtful Gamer are here to provide a perfectly sane, intelligent conversation about the best games of last year. We rag on a few stinkers too. Come! Escape the madness of the world and find respite with our soothing voices.

And thanks to our sponsor, Engro Games! Their kickstarter was successful and late pledges are open until April 15. Click here to get Reach and Okazaki before it's too late.

Spoilers below.

2:53 - Wavelength Diversion
5:24 - Board gaming in a pandemic
15:55 - Suspense building before the list
16:54 - Honorable "reprint" mention: Dune
22:13 - What is "up"?
23:55 - More grade A suspense
25:22 - #10: Goat n Goat
29:32 - #9: Cooper Island
30:36 - Orion relays a cryptic message regarding a "theory"
31:26 - #8: Stay Cool
35:03 - #7: The Son of Doctor Esker's Notebook
37:40 - A word about our sponsor: Engro Games
38:37 - #6: The Crew
46:30 - Best art of 2019
50:46 - Worst games of 2019
52:52 - Most disappointing game of 2019
54:17 - Most mediocre game of 2019
54:40 - Most ambitious but not quite successful game of 2019
58:50 - #5: Tiny Towns
1:04:14 - #4: Pax Pamir 2nd Edition
1:09:44 - #3: Caylus 1303
1:11:52 - #2: Pipeline
1:18:22 - #1: Pax Transhumanity
1:25:00 - Tragedy strikes and a hero emerges

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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