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a magic: the gathering podcast

Episodes are listed in last-in-first-out order.
Older podcasts are at the bottom of the stack.

Our show's twitter feed is: @HordeCast
The email address for our show is: hosts@hordeofnotions.com

The RSS feed for our podcast is: http://mtgcast.com/?cat=44&feed=rss2

Horde of Notions is brought to you by: Face to Face Games
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JUNE 20, 2011: It's Commander Summer and like Justin Timberlake we're bringing Carlos back! Our first ever guest rejoins us to talk M12, Commander and the usual assortment of listener mail, nonsense and hilarity.

Chris talks about his Standard Soul Blade deck and his EDH Proliferate deck.

Jack has been playing with Kami of the Crescent Moon. Giggity.

Noyan is playing Faeries in Legacy and is looking at Cunning Wish Tendrils.

Adena is still playing with herself.

Carlos has taken advantage of the unbanning to try out Worldgorger Dragon in EDH, and is working with 12post and Puresteel Paladin in Legacy.

M12 Spoilers http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=328531#5274

Commander Spoilers http://mtgsalvation.com/commander-spoiler.html

This week's Do A Barrel Roll: Clarion Ultimatum - http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=175142
Send us your ideas!

Random Moment of Geekery:

Yes, this is as awesome as it sounds.

http://encyclopediadramatica.ch/Sonmanic - Not safe for... well, anyone.

TONY JAA - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSMjAZvUGFM

The Guild Season 5 - http://news.tubefilter.tv/2011/02/11/the-guild-renewed-by-microsoft-for-season-5/

Show's email: hosts@hordeofnotions.com

Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


JUNE 9, 2011: Chris, Adena and Noyan are deserted by Jack early on but overcome their grief to discuss Slag Red and Suicide RB in Standard, Child of Alara in EDH and Artilleromancer in Modern. They also look at some ideas for the upcoming Block Pro Tour, breaking Etched Monstrosity in the process*, and discuss some offbeat deck ideas for you to try out. All this and the usual HoN nonsense!

Child of Alara EDH deck http://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/05/lands-before-time/#

Do A Barrell Roll: Sorrow's Path http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=201268

Moments of Geekery

Dr. Who S6 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who_%28series_6%29

Dancing fiddling chick - http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/06/all_hail_the_new_queen_of_nerdery.php

Gunslinger Girl - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2947

*Etched Monstrosity may not actually get broken

Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


MAY 26, 2011: Chris, Jack, and Adena discuss random combos and crazy card interactions with the master deckbuilder from the LAB (and the mothership), Noel deCordova, in his first EVER appearance on a podcast. Later, they are joined by Brian from Avant Card Show who adds his insight (and insults) as they mill through the listener email.

Noel deCordova archive: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Archive.aspx?author=Noel deCordova
Avant Card show: http://www.mtgcast.com/?cat=34
June 4 - Listener event: http://www.mtgcast.com/?p=9686

Random Geekery:
2600: http://www.2600.com/
When the Sleeper Wakes: http://www.manybooks.net/titles/wellshgetext97wtslw11.html
Toonzai: http://www.4kidstv.com/
teefury: http://www.teefury.com/
Build your own urinal out of old video game cartridges: http://blog.pricecharting.com/2011/05/how-to-build-video-game-urinal.html
Order of the Stick: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0001.html
Creepy Horsedog Robot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

Show's website: www.hordeofnotions.com
Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


MAY 19, 2011: Chris, Jack, Noyan and Adena are joined by newly-minted level 1 judge Josh to touch on a ton of topics:

- Going in-depth on the New Phyrexia event decks: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/714

- Looking at Fish and Hawkward in Standard: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/phyrexian-steel-3/ (Josh's Tempered Steel deck)

Chris's Fish deck:
4 Merfolk Sovereign
4 Coralhelm Commander
4 Grand Architect
4 Phyrexian Metamorph
4 Batterskull
2 Wurmcoil Engine
4 Spell Pierce
4 Preordain
4 Mana Leak
3 Jace the Mind Sculptor
3 Tectonic Edge
2 Halimar Depths
DI Islands

- Answering listener emails and comments, with even more deck discussion!

- A new format, 93-94

Barrel Roll - Worthy Cause http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4911

Random Geekery
http://www.alteredmtgcardart.com/ for some awesome alters
CDC Zombie Apocalypse Guide - http://emergency.cdc.gov/socialmedia/zombies_blog.asp
Zombie Holiday video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UqEhUm2B_8&feature=player_embedded
DCI Rapture guide - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/408510/mrpg.tx
Terraria - http://store.steampowered.com/app/105600/

Show's website: www.hordeofnotions.com
Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


MAY 15, 2011: The gang's all here as Chris, Jack, Adena and Noyan talk about what they want to do with New Phyrexia, debate the relative quality of 1cc discard, question the viability of Soul Sisters 2.0 and look at how Hawkward can get better with NPH. All this plus talk of text-based adventure games, giant swords, meth and awesome baseball players. How can you possibly miss this?

Steve Sadin's Hawkward: http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=36670
Do A Barrel Roll: Final Fortune
3 in 3 / Fool's Errand: http://www.thefoolsgold.com/downloads/games-windows.htm
Buy the swords from Game of Thrones: http://www.valyriansteel.com/shop/swords/needle-sword-of-arya-stark/prod_3.html
RA Dickey is the greatest baseball player ever: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/05/so_this_happened.php
Octavia E Butler: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octavia_E._Butler
Inhale: http://www.startofdarkness.com/download.html

Show's website: www.hordeofnotions.com
Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


MAY 5, 2011: The famous Conley Woods endows us with his... wisdom, and discusses his theories on rogue deck building for competitive play. We cover opportunity cost and building around meta hate, then Conley tweaks our decks. We also talk about Conley's battle with diabetes, and suggest methods of weight loss, both healthy and hazardous. As always, our random moment of geekery includes numerous references to various fantasy authors, internet sites, and videos. Links are below:

The Vampire Diaries: http://cwtv.com/shows/the-vampire-diaries
Game of Thrones: http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html
Kingkiller Chroncles: http://www.patrickrothfuss.com/content/books.asp
Star Wars The Complete Saga: http://www.starwars.com/themovies/saga/preorder_bluray/index.html
Codex Alera / The Dresden Files: http://www.jim-butcher.com/books
David Eddings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Eddings

Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


MAY 1, 2011: While Chris is away the other hosts shall play! Jack, Adena and Noyan are joined by...ummm...More Different Chris as they discuss Legacy, Mental Misstep Wars, MaRo's Tumblr and GodbookGate!

Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


APRIL 24, 2011: In the third episode of Horde of Notions we welcome back the unbanned Jack, the Mind Sculptor to discuss our recent tournament performances, talk about the morality of spoilers, touch on Planechase Archenemy EDH and then look at some of our favourite (alleged) cards from the (allegedly) upcoming New Phyrexia (allegedly) set. Allegedly.

The card we couldn't think of was Heartstone: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=207924

This week's Do A Barrel Roll: Cradle of Vitality. Can you break it? - http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=174789

Portal Pro: http://www.moddb.com/mods/portal-pro
Kaiji: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8550
Awesome Street Fighter T-shirt: http://riptapparel.com/shirt/04/14/2011/sesame-fighter-iv

Intro track: Killer Instinct theme by Nintendo
Outro track: Do No Wrong, by Azrael UK (http://www.myspace.com/azraeluk)


APRIL 18, 2011: CommanderCast's Carlos joins Adena, Chris and Noyan for this show in which Jack's secret identity is revealed. This revelation also explains his absence. The crew touch briefly on the "Ban Jace" bandwagon before talking about various decks, breaking Psychic Vortex, finding two scenarios in which One With Nothing is good and curling up into the fetal position at a deck idea. Then they discuss the Commander format and how to keep it healthy for the influx of new players this summer. We close off on the first in a series of deckbuilding challenges, this one around Vengeful Archon http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=208288
Send your ideas to lansdellicious@gmail.com

Log Me In - https://secure.logmein.com/UK/
BlackBerry Playbook - http://ca.blackberry.com/playbook-tablet/


APRIL 10, 2011: In the pilot episode of Horde of Notions the crew of Chris, Jack, Adena and Noyan discuss the decks they're playing across the formats, talk about Jace the Mind Sculptor (he's better than all...), look at the spoiled cards from New Phyrexia and talk about random geekery. The show focuses on a less Spikey, more creative way to play Magic and litter some disgusting combos all through the show.

New Phyrexia spoiler link: http://mtgsalvation.com/new-phyrexia-spoiler.html
Trailer for Game of Thrones on HBO: http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/04/warning_construction_ahead_plus_a_fun_games_of_thr.php
Amnesia: The Dark Descent : http://www.amnesiagame.com/#main
Dragon Age: Redemption web series : http://tv.ign.com/articles/115/1150344p1.html

The crew: Chris - @lansdellicious on Twitter, lansdellicious@gmail.com
Jack - @JackLaCroix, jack@mtgcast.com
Noyan - @nayon7, spreading.cheese@gmail.com
Adena - @prsgrrl, prsgrrl@gmail.com

Your Host(s): Chris, Jack, Adena and Noyan
Show's Email: lansdellicious@gmail.com

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