The Budget Magic Cast

A Magic: The Gathering podcast for the budget conscious player.

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.

Episodes

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    Episode 44: Underrated Commander Cards

    May 6th, 2021  |  33 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 run through some of their favourite Commander cards that don't see enough play! They talk about what they're good at, where you can use them, and how their streamed game of Commander went over the weekend...

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    Episode 43: Modern Highlights: Bogles

    April 29th, 2021  |  39 mins 8 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    It's time to do the all-pants dance! Modern Bogles is a permanent feature of the format, constantly threatening to take down a tournament the moment players forget about it. Scott & Emma break down what makes the deck tick, how to mulligan, and how you can sometimes win with a Forest...

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    Episode 42: Back to School Deals - 10 Strixhaven Budget Pickups

    April 22nd, 2021  |  32 mins 17 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week, Scott & Emma highlight some of the best budget cards from Strixhaven, School of Mages!

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    Episode 41: Commander 2021 with The Jesguy

    April 15th, 2021  |  54 mins 37 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott and Emma enlist the help of the wonderful Angelo Guerrera, aka The Jesguy, to cover all five decks from Commander 2021, and how to upgrade them with just a few dollars!

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    Episode 40: Attention Class - Strixhaven is in Session!

    April 8th, 2021  |  41 mins 52 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 look at Strixhaven, School of Mages, and talk about their top picks for different formats.

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    Episode 39: Modern's Most Powerful Tribe

    April 1st, 2021  |  43 mins 58 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 back for another week, with talk about Historic, Mystical Archive, and a primer on the secret best deck in Modern...

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    Episode 38: Welcome to Pioneer, Again

    March 25th, 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

    Pioneer is back and it's better than ever! To celebrate its new thriving metagame, Scott & Emma talk about six powerful decks you can play for as little as $40!

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    Episode 37: Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

    March 18th, 2021  |  36 mins 40 secs
    budget, card, commander, core2021, edh, game, historic, magicthegathering, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Time Spiral Remastered is releasing this week, and it's full of many fantastic reprints and multi-format staples. Scott & Emma tackle the set, covering the best reprints, the cards that got the old border treatment, and the real problem with Tarmogoyf...

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    Episode 36: 2021 Challenger Decks - Pioneer Upgrade

    March 4th, 2021  |  36 mins 35 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 look at this year's Magic Challenger decks, and show you how to turn them into real and affordable powerhouses in Pioneer!

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    Episode 35: Modern Highlights: Death & Taxes

    February 25th, 2021  |  53 mins 38 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    There are two guarantees in life: Death and Taxes, and a budget version of it! Scott & Emma cover the cornerstones of the strategy and how to inconvenience your opponents to death, all without taxing your wallet too much!

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    Episode 34: Pauper 101

    February 18th, 2021  |  53 mins 34 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Pauper is a criminally underrated format, and one with the highest power to price ratio. The BM Cast crew discuss all the big players in the format, how they work, and what to choose if you're thinking of joining the format.

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    Episode 33: How To Brew

    February 11th, 2021  |  51 mins 51 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Effectively brewing decks is a skill that's hard to learn, and even harder to master. Scott & Emma try to cover the main points, and give a sample brew involving a bull on a boat...

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    Episode 32: Modern Highlights: Twiddle Storm

    February 4th, 2021  |  44 mins 5 secs
    budget, card, commander, core2021, edh, game, historic, magicthegathering, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma Twiddle their thumbs as they tell you everything you need to know about Modern's land-based Storm deck!

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    Episode 31: Kaldheim Previews Part 3: The Best of the Rest

    January 28th, 2021  |  46 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 round up Kaldheim's preview season with the best of the rest! The new Storm enabler, a Manalith factory, and one good boy...

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    Episode 30: Kaldheim Previews Part 2: Top 5 Rares

    January 21st, 2021  |  54 mins 23 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    It's part two of Kaldheim preview season, and the BM Cast crew talk about their top 5 rares & mythics from the new set!

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    Episode 29: Kaldheim Previews Part 1

    January 14th, 2021  |  49 mins 57 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week we dive into the first week of Kaldheim preview season, and discuss the best affordable new cards from the set!