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 82: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Brews For Modern And Pioneer

    February 17th, 2022  |  47 mins 54 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 bring you six sweet new brews for Modern and Pioneer, using new cards from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. They update classic decks, create completely new ones, and Scott really jumps the shark with a dino-powered mobile fortress...

  • Episode 81: Mech Way For Kamigawa!

    February 10th, 2022  |  53 mins 7 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 have trawled through the entirety of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty to bring you their Top 5 cards in Modern, Pioneer, Commander, & Pauper! They talk about Equipment Cats, why you should allow mechs to be your commander, and which planeswalker is most likely to become a cryptobro...

  • Episode 80: Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Breaks Expectations

    February 3rd, 2022  |  47 mins 50 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 take a look at the first week of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty previews, and their favourite cards from the set so far. They talk about artifacts, good doggos, and whether this set is as broken as Throne of Eldraine...

  • Episode 79: Commander Challenge: Quintorius, Field Historian

    January 27th, 2022  |  48 mins 21 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, kamigawa, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, neon dynasty, pauper, pioneer, proxies, standard, tcg, zendikar

    This week, Scott builds Emma a Commander deck! She's always wanted a Quintorius deck with a history motif; Scott goes through the process of creating the deck, from first concept to finished draft. Now with 200% more elephants!

  • Episode 78: ALK Alters Fixes Commander

    January 20th, 2022  |  50 mins 53 secs
    afr, budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, d&d, dungeons and dragons, edh, forgotten realms, game, historic, kamigawa, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, neon dynasty, pauper, pioneer, proxies, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma are joined this week by the wonderful digital alterist, ALK Alters (@AltersALK)! They talk together about their Commander experiences, how to promote good social play in a pod, and when to wail on your friends with silver bordered cards!

  • Episode 77: Underrated Commander Cards 2

    January 13th, 2022  |  38 mins 24 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 that time of year again: Christmas is over, people are already deleting their gym memberships, and the first new Magic set of they year is yet to drop. What better time than now for Scott and Emma to talk about sweet Commander cards that need more love!

  • Episode 76: The Year Ahead

    January 6th, 2022  |  54 mins 53 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 are back! In the first episode of the year, they talk about what they expect from 2022 in Magic: upcoming sets & product releases, changes to the Magic the Gathering: Arena economy, and even how many Q&A questions they'll be answering over the year...

  • Merry Christmas 2021

    December 23rd, 2021  |  58 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 wish you a very happy holidays, and here's to a great 2022! Well, better than 2021 anyway!

  • Episode 75: Top 5 Top 5s of 2021!

    December 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 55 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 that time: the days are getting shorter, the fire is getting bigger, and everyone's doing a roundup of everything that happened this year. So who are we to do any different? Scott & Emma cover their top 5s from the year, including cards, commanders, and TV shows!

  • Episode 74: Q&A ...Again!

    December 9th, 2021  |  45 mins 23 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 dedicate the entirety of this week's episode to answering all of their listeners' questions. They discuss Alchemy, their tournament rituals, and what they'll be cooking up for Christmas...

  • Episode 73: Pioneer Primer: Spirits

    December 2nd, 2021  |  43 mins 21 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, content creation, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    Scott & Emma turn their attention to Pioneer, and break down the highest flying tribe in Magic: Spirits! They look at the key cards, good & bad matchups, and how to pilot it to victory! They also talk about hybrid mana in EDH, and how they really feel about Christmas...

  • Episode 72: Companions

    November 25th, 2021  |  44 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 take a look at the Companions that took Magic by storm back in Ikoria. They look at their impact in Modern & Commander, how you can build with them in each format, and Scott talks about his changing opinion on Faithless Looting... The crew also watched Cowboy Bebop, and have a few important things to say about it!