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HORDE OF NOTIONS
ARCHIVE OF EPISODES

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

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#30 - DARK ASCENSION EVENT (DECK) HORIZON

FEBRUARY 29, 2012: Chris, Will and Adena (and later Jack, that tardy rapscallion) break down the two Dark Ascension event decks and give you tips on how to improve them, both on and without a budget. Chris tries very hard (and fails) not to turn the Spiralling Doom deck into his deck, and everyone tries very hard (and kind of succeeds) to make the Flames deck suck less.
00:00:00 Intro
00:02:00 Main Topic: DKA Event Decks, which are found here http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/902
00:02:32 Discussion: "Gleeful Flames" Event Deck
00:32:22 Discussion: "Spiralling Doom" Event Deck
01:18:41 Random Moments of Geekery, including such gems as this...
01:27:29 Shout-Outs

Postal 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LwQDF-iBN0

Leeloo Dallas Multipass - http://www.welovefine.com/product.php?id_product=1750

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jWGbvemTag&feature=related


#29 - CLING WRAP, RUBBER BANDS, AND THE PRO TOUR

FEBRUARY 21, 2012: We're back! Episode 29 turns our focus to our core audience: the FNM grinder. What decks from Pro Tour: Dark Ascension can you expect to see at FNM in the coming weeks? How can they be adapted? How can you brew a deck to beat them? Chris, Adena, Jack and Will make this their main topic before discussing some other deck ideas and flying off on numerous tangents. Among other things, find out how you get initiated into Jack's playgroup and also what happens if you text Chris.

00:01:37 Format Changes
00:02:07 Main Topic: "How to beat the douchebags that copy the Pro Tour decks and bring them to FNM thinking they're going to win because 'OhMyGod Brian Kibler played it therefore I have to win.'"
00:03:10 Wolf Run decks (Kibler/PVDDR/CFB-style)
00:23:30 Lingering Souls decks (Esper Delver, BW Tokens, etc)
00:46:59 Unsung Heroes: Which decks aren't seeing enough play?
00:59:49 Random Moments of Geekery
01:07:30 Shout Outs

Pro Tour Dark Ascension Top 25 decklists: http://tinyurl.com/75dqa2t

House of Anubis: http://www.nick.com/shows/house-of-anubis/

Street Fighter Soundboard: http://soundfxcenter.com/sound-effects/street-fighter/0


#28 - NOPE! CHUCK TESTA (DARK ASCENSION SET REVIEW, PART 1)

JANUARY 28, 2012: OK guys, not gonna lie. This is a long-ass episode. But it's also a good one. We analyze half the set (literally) and go over the cards in various formats. Also, can you pick out which one of these people is Jack?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfCYZ3pks48

Help Chris get to GP Vancouver: http://lansdellicious.blogspot.com/2011/12/vancouver-or-bust.html


#27 - THE INNOVATOR TURNS INSTRUCTOR

JANUARY 4, 2012: Chris, Adena and Will welcome the most requested guest to the show as Patrick Chapin stops in to drop ALL OF THE KNOWLEDGE on the hosts and the listeners. Two hours of incredibly enlightening and educational stuff from The Innovator, including:

- An EXCLUSIVE reveal about his next book
- Alex Bertoncini
- Organized Play
- The rules changes that weren't
- how he approaches a new format
- why your decks lose
- why Wild Nacatl got banned
- why Tarmogoyf didn't
- Modern in general
- What he wants from Magic in 2012
- Who's the best of all time?

And so, so much more.

Help Chris get to GP Vancouver: http://lansdellicious.blogspot.com/2011/12/vancouver-or-bust.html

Laura by Spruke - I Hate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5__DYnrWgjI

Next Level Magic: http://www.starcitygames.com/pages/nextlevelmagic/


#26 - THE LEGEND OF EXTRABALLS

DECEMBER 28, 2011: Chris, Will and Adena are joined by The Eh Team's ScottyMac for a discussion on deck choice, as well as the normal look at what we've been playing and netdecks we like. Later in the show a very special guest joins in and incredible hilarity ensues.

00:01:31 What We've Been Playing
- Chris has been playing Venser/Shape Anew and Modern Miracle Gro
- Will has been playing AggroLoam
- ScottyMac has been playing Reid Duke's Modern Jund

00:22:15 Modern Deck Tech with Luis Scott Vargas (from Worlds 2011)

00:24:12 Net Decks We Like
- Chris likes Parallel Lives: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/deck/865
- Will loves Reid Duke's Pox list: http://www.starcitygames.com/events/coverage/deck_tech_monoblack_pox_with_r.html
- Scotty is digging Tom Martell's Pristine Control: http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/feature-article-pristine-control/

00:51:17 Main Topic: How Do You Choose a Deck?

01:07:52 Random Moment of Geekery
- Chris saw this video. You all should too. http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/12/this_is_why_the_three-day_waiting_period_for_ninja.php

01:16:25 Listener Emails
01:31:01 Extra special guest is special. And extra.
01:38:08 Shout Outs
01:46:01 The Legend of ExtraBalls
01:50:00 Outro


#25 - JON FINKEL

DECEMBER 19, 2011: There's not much more that needs to be said really, is there? It's a podcast with Jon Finkel. Oh sure you've got Chris, Jack, Adena and Will talking to the greatest of all time and everything but I mean... it's Jon Finkel. What else could a person possibly need?

Jon talks about current players he respects, who he trusts to give him a decklist, who should and shouldn't be in the Hall of Fame, what made him so great and what he sees as his place in the pantheon of MtG gods. It's an hour and a half of pure Magic knowledge from Jonny Magic. You know you want to hear this.

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)


#24 - DORKS

DECEMBER 9, 2011: The usual suspects are joined by casual Magic aficionado Chewie, host of The Mana Pool and Monday Night Magic, to discuss deckbuilding for the casual game. Of course that's not all this episode has to offer as we also touch on Old Man Bag, Grixis Control and more!

00:00:00 Host Introductions

00:02:37 What We've Been Playing: Jack talks about his possible decks for SCG Charlotte, Chris discusses Modern Hate Bears and Adena's been playing pack wars!

00:23:08 Net Deck Roundup: Budget UW Humans http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=368511
- GB Birthing Pod http://manadeprived.com/2011/11/rumors-of-birthing-pods-death.html

00:33:39 Spotlight: Grixis Control, with the Innovator, Patrick Chapin

00:47:14 Casual Deckbuilding: How does building for casual differ?
- What is your mindset when you build a casual deck?
- What are some all-star cards that don't see competitive play?
- Is casual more or less important to the future of MtG than competitive?

01:38:08 Random Moments of Geekery
-http://www.gog.com/ - Great old games!
-http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/plush/e71c/ - Cute overload!

01:49:44 Shout-Outs
01:58:40 Final Thoughts
02:01:59 BONUS: Interview with Conley "BonerJams" Woods, from Worlds 2011!

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)


#23 - NEWS OF THE WORLDS

NOVEMBER 23, 2011: With Adena away in San Francisco at the LAST EVER World Championships and Will being a family man, Jack and Chris are joined by Jason from Brewport Avenue to talk about the post-Worlds metagame, video games and Kris Kross. Wait, what? Also, make sure you listen until the VERY END to hear an amazing special surprise from Adena!

00:00:00 Host Introduction

00:03:07 What We've Been Playing
- Chris is playing Grim Ooze, Big Red and EDH Jor Kadeen while working on Modern Hate Bears.
- Jack is playing with himself and whisky bottles.
- Jason is playing BUGw Reanimator.

00:25:47 Net-Deck Roundup
- Chris liked the look of Counterpart Control: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/deck/835
- Jack wants to control everyone with Cuneo Control: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=942923
- Jason likes this take on GW Tokens: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=943067

00:54:59 Worlds Report: What were the surprises, the non-surprises, the decks we liked and our picks to take it all home?

01:26:54 Listener Emails: Modern Vampires? EDH Jor Kadeen list?

01:37:45 Random Moment of Geekery

01:44:42 Shout-Outs

01:49:27 Worlds 2011 Deck Tech with a very special guest.

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)


#22 - THE RELAUNCH

NOVEMBER 16, 2011: Horde of Notions is back with a new focus and a new attitude! Chris, Jack and Adena are joined by frequent guest host Carlos, who is sitting in for Will this week. Here's what's on tap, now with added timestamp goodness!

00:00:00 Host Introductions

00:01:39 The lowdown on the new format

00:02:28 What We've Been Playing

00:26:55 Net Deck Roundup - Where we find a deck from the web and talk about what we like/don’t like about it
- Chris likes http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=933435
- Adena fancies http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=41639
- Jack's fond of http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?p=7338815#post7338815
- Carlos has his eye on http://www.channelfireball.com/articles/paulo-vitor-damo-da-rosa/pvs-playhouse-no-tapping-out-with-uw-control/
- And Will sent us http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=10136

00:47:52 Main topic: Netdecking. When should you? When shouldn't you? What should you consider? Strengths and weaknesess? Straight 75/75 or something else?

01:04:21 Do a Barrel Roll! - This week's card is Nihilistic Glee http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=107517

01:12:12 Listener Emails - Zombie Mill, Red Deck Wins and more!

01:27:58 Random Moments of Geekery

- MTG cards with Googly Eyes: http://magiccardswithgooglyeyes.tumblr.com/

- Game of Thrones CCG: http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite.asp?eidm=10

- Chris’s YouTube finds:
- - - http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/10/adorable_laura_shigihara_raps_adorably_about_magic.php
- - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=giaMRyn47Xg

01:39:54 Shout-Outs and Outro

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)


#21 - NEVER METAGAME I DIDN'T ATTACK

NOVEMBER 1, 2011: Adena, Chris, Jack and NEW fourth member Will discuss their current brews before tackling the main topic of attacking the metagame. What does that mean? How does one go about it? What are the pitfalls to avoid? We do our best to give you this information, vital for any rogue deckbuilder. Then we talk about TV shows, Batman, zombies and Ender's Game.

This week's Do A Barrel Roll card is Tree of Redemption. Also, for fans of the Barrel Roll... http://www.bustedtees.com/barrelroll (thanks Tim McClaren!)

Ender's Game movie: http://geektyrant.com/news/2011/10/25/enders-game-gets-a-release-date-orson-scott-card-reveals-mov.html

TribeTwelve on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/tribetwelve

Check out Crossover month on http://www.commandercast.com/

Dead Island gameplay footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVzRo39P31I

Arkham City gameplay footage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eQCvh52J6I&feature=sh_e_se&list=SL

We're looking for sponsors! Hit us up at the email address below for more information.

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)


 
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