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 94: Oh God, Even More Stuff!

    May 19th, 2022  |  42 mins 28 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma tackle a lot of stuff this week, from Universes Beyond, to announcing another announcement stream, and even discussing the finer points of fantasy characters engaging in naughty activities (blame Angelo)...

  • Episode 93: Week Of The Cards

    May 12th, 2022  |  33 mins 5 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Sometimes, Card Of The Week just isn't enough. Scott & Emma catch up as they give a laundry list of great budget cards to pick up soon. They also talk about what they don't want to see across the table in a Commander game, and Scott's reveals his true feelings about Hofri Ghostforge...

  • Episode 92: Irish Magic

    May 5th, 2022  |  55 mins 36 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week, Scott gets chatting with his good friend James (@Bergfuchs), the owner of the massively successful Irish Magic Discord server. They talk about playing Magic through the pandemic, dealing with counterfeit cards, and how a stifled fetch land led to James' cEDH arc...

  • Episode 91: Making Magic With MaxMakesMagic!

    April 28th, 2022  |  49 mins 11 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week, Emma chats with Max (@MaxMakesMagic) about magic content. They talk about YouTube, Shorts and Tik Tok, as well as how to get started with your own content, and what to expect as a creator...

  • Episode 90: Streets Ahead With New Capenna!

    April 21st, 2022  |  42 mins 36 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, new capenna, pauper, pioneer, standard, streets of new capenna, tcg, zendikar

    Emma is back! The BM Cast crew chat about Emma's time away, some underrated new cards from New Capenna, and how they're going to change Pioneer using treasure and angels...

  • Episode 89: Managing Online Communities with Logan (@seraph_six)

    April 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, discord, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott sits down with Logan (@seraph_six) to chat about managing online communities through platforms like Discord. They talk about catering to the needs of the community, how to spot bad faith actors, and Logan blows Scott's mind with some incredible Discord tricks...

  • Episode 88: Colour Identity with Kristen Gregory (Sponsored by Bolt Bend & Tameshi)

    March 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 18 mins
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week, Scott chats with Kristen Gregory (@TheKristenEmily) about colour identities in EDH. They talk about which colour pairings are getting great support, which ones need help, and then go on to gush about their best Bolt Bend stories...

  • Episode 87: Amanda Stevens Talks Some Cents Into Us

    March 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 14 mins
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott is joined this week by Amanda Stevens, a DEI professional, Trans Lifeline ambassador, and Commander aficionado. They chat about everything from the recent issues in the Magic community, how to learn from mistakes, moving on from problematic content creators, and why Elden Ring is just like cheese...

  • Episode 86: ALK On Paddy's Day

    March 17th, 2022  |  52 mins 38 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    It's Emma's first week off, and Scott has already gone off the deep end. He chats with Dan, aka ALK Alters (@AltersALK) this week, where they talk about Commander, improvisation, and Scott quizzes ALK on his knowledge of Irish slang...

  • Episode 85: New Capenna Already?!

    March 10th, 2022  |  39 mins 47 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Preview season never ends! Scott & Emma talk about the new cards from Streets of New Capenna, the latest Pauper bans (& unban), and Emma has an important announcement to make...

  • Episode 84: Kamigawa's Impact On Commander w/ The JesGuy!

    March 3rd, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Angelo is back with Scott & Emma, as they talk about Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty's impact on the Commander format. They talk board wipes, vehicles, and who might take control of the podcast one day...

  • Episode 83: Pioneer Brews feat. Kamigawa Neon Dynasty!

    February 24th, 2022  |  46 mins 22 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma continue their hype for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty by showing you 6 brilliant decks for Pioneer, with some as low as $35! They talk Auras, Artifacts, and the return of Scott's favourite little water sausage...