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 35: 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!

  • Episode 34: 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!

  • Episode 33: 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.

  • Episode 32: 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...

  • Episode 31: 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!

  • Episode 30: 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...

  • Episode 29: 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!

  • Episode 28: 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!

  • Episode 27: A 2020 Retrospective

    January 7th, 2021  |  50 mins 53 secs
    budget, card, core2021, game, historic, magicthegathering, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, secret lair, standard, tcg

    The BM Cast crew look back on the good, the bad, & the questionable of the past year in Magic: the Gathering

  • Episode 26: Modern Highlights: Infect

    December 31st, 2020  |  36 mins 41 secs
    budget, card, core2021, game, historic, magicthegathering, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    The BM Cast crew explore & explain how to play one of the most sickening decks in Modern!

  • A Short Christmas Message

    December 24th, 2020  |  1 min 20 secs
    budget, card, card game, commander, core2021, edh, game, historic, magic, modern, mtg, mtg arena, pauper, pioneer, standard, tcg, zendikar

    No episode this week, but we'll be back again next week! This is just a quick thank you to everyone for your support so far.

  • Episode 25: Modern Highlights: Mono Red Prowess

    December 17th, 2020  |  44 mins 8 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 tackle arguably the best aggressive deck in Modern, and how to play it like a reasonably competent person.