About the show

A Magic: The Gathering podcast for the budget-conscious player, focusing on constructed and singleton formats with hosts Scott Cullen and Emma Partlow.

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Episodes

  • Episode 68: All Your Burning Questions Answered

    October 21st, 2021  |  37 mins 33 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma take a break from regular episode scheduling to answer all the important questions from the wonderful listeners. You'll find out their favourite Legendary Elephant, their secrets to lasting 8 rounds at a GP, and even who the third member of the Cast would be...

  • Episode 67: The Return of Pioneer & Challenger Deck Upgrades!

    October 14th, 2021  |  41 mins 8 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma are talking about Pioneer this week, and how it's starting to make its return to the spotlight. They also talk about the new Pioneer challenger decks, how to upgrade them, and why Scott doesn't watch GBBO...

  • Episode 66: Powerful & Affordable Modern Decks!

    October 7th, 2021  |  37 mins 8 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Modern can sometimes feel like it's pay-to-win, but that's not the case! Scott & Emma put their heads together to bring you five of the best affordable Modern decks; whether you're trying to find the right way into the format, or find a sweet backup deck, they have you covered!

  • Episode 65: Rotation Pickups for Commander & Modern!

    September 30th, 2021  |  38 mins 50 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    The BM Cast crew are back once again to talk about rotation! They dive into each set that's leaving Standard, and give you a list of the best cards you should pick up for Modern and Commander. Scott also attempts to alleviate the symptoms of his first hangover in a very long time...

  • Episode 64: Innistrad: Spoopy Edition w/ The JesGuy!

    September 23rd, 2021  |  59 mins 48 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    He's back, and he's made a mess of the show notes! Angelo Guerrera (@Thejesguy) joins Scott & Emma for a full rundown of the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Commander Preconstructed decks & upgrades, and they all weigh in on the recent Golos ban...

  • Episode 63: More Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Previews!

    September 16th, 2021  |  44 mins 31 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma break down the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt previews, and talk about their favourite cards from each colour. They also talk about Pauper's recent ban announcement, their favourite Magic content, and Scott's real opinion on The Simpsons...

  • Episode 62: Innistrad Midnight Hunt Previews!

    September 9th, 2021  |  43 mins 32 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma tackle the start of the Innistrad Midnight Hunt previews, talk about air fryers, and whether they'd prefer to be a vampire or a werewolf...

  • Episode 61: The Next Year In Magic

    September 2nd, 2021  |  41 mins 28 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma pull apart the recent announcement for Magic: the Gathering in 2022. They talk about from Commander Legends 2 to Fortnite, and everything in between!

  • Episode 60: Modern Highlights: Mono Green Tron

    August 26th, 2021  |  48 mins 34 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Emma has returned, and she's here to show off her incredible math skills! This week, the crew dive into Tron, the perpetual mainstay of the Modern format. They talk about the deck in depth, how to utilise your walkers, and how with a bit of practice, winning's as easy as 1, 2, 7!

  • Episode 59: Commander Brew-Off!

    August 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott is joined one again by Angelo "Budget Emma" Guerrera (@TheJesguy) as they go head to head in a Commander Brew-Off! They talk through their decks, the best cards, and how to build the strongest decks on a budget!

  • Episode 58: EDH Sidegrades with The Jesguy

    August 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 18 mins
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & "Budget Emma" (@TheJesguy) tackle affordable replacements for extortionate Commander staples, and Scott explains why he hates Jund so much...

  • Episode 57: Bling on a Budget

    August 5th, 2021  |  43 mins 10 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Want to make your Magic: the Gathering deck as fancy as possible, without breaking the bank? This week, Scott & Emma take you through the many different ways you can make your deck stand out from the chaff!