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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

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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#50 - OPTIONS ARE AWESOME

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012: Hard to believe it, but Horde of Notions has reached episode 50! Half a century in and we’re nowhere near done. Joining Chris, Adena, Will and Travis for this episode is Sam Black, one of the world’s best deckbuilders and PT Philadelphia semifinalist. Also making a special appearance is the one and only Jack LaCroix! We ask Sam about his deckbuilding and playtesting methods, what mistakes he sees people make and what he thinks makes a draft format great. Plus some starting points for brewing with Disciple of Bolas! Send us YOUR deck ideas and we’ll read the best ones on the show!

Sam’s UB Tapout Control (SCG Premium required)
http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/24783-Video-UB-Tapout-Control-In-Standard.html

Moment of Geekery

The insane ping pong ball auction
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItemNext&item=190724712013&autorefresh=true

The He-Man-ity
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=406826912700495&set=a.357758860940634.75355.357648544284999&type=1&theater

Awesome t-shirts
http://www.redbubble.com/people/baznet/collections/139511-tv-show


#49 - FFFREAK AND LANSDURDLE

SEPTEMBER 5, 2012: Chris, Will, Travis and (briefly) Adena are joined by former Player of the Year, famed MtGO grinder and SCG personality Brad “fffreak” Nelson for one of the best, most entertaining and yet most strategy-filled episodes of Horde of Notions ever! Brad teaches us about fundamental turns and curve theory while giving us scumbag stories AND helping Travis give Chris a new name. Satisfaction guaranteed, or your money back. ALL THE MONEY.

Ryu vs Scorpion Gak Attack – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xZARLio57s&feature=player_embedded

Watch Brad’s stream at http://www.twitch.tv/fffreakmtg

Day9 100th Episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJztfsXKcPQ

Perfect Strangers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPg5LjGYz8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSFMhFn5wF8&feature=related

Sequeltology http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8305649/tournament-determine-greatest-movie-sequel-all-time

Brad Nelson – A Real Person
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8n4wjSwPKSM


#48 - INFECTIOUS HOSTS

AUGUST 31, 2012: With Will on his way home from a triumphant performance in the car having scrubbed out of GP Boston, the team discuss Infect. What archetypes are there, how can it be beaten and how else can it be built? We also talk about our personal FNM rituals: preparation, execution and approach.

Infect decklists:
GW – http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1037463
Mono-green – http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1041161
UG – http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1040800

Chris’s t-shirt geekery:
http://www.riptapparel.com/graveyard/got-nards/
(YouTube vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzeNF3rV1NA )
http://www.riptapparel.com/graveyard/8-bit-formers/

Gandalf, traffic cop: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SQCMzIxwO6Q)

Star Wars that I used to know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJlbPXZEpRE

Bane Plays Slender: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOXCdSMaNeE


#47 - APOCALYPSE SURVIVAL GUIDE

AUGUST 22, 2012: Chris, Will and Travis are tired of being victimised by the Zombie horde, so they pool their resources to construct the Standard Zombie Survival Kit! The crew then works on a mono-green deck the likes of which you have never seen, and Chris and Travis go gaga over a white-green concoction they brew up on the fly. Finally a very special guest drops by at the end of the show. Don't miss it!

Chris wants to play this:http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/standard/24719-Brad-vs-Gerry-WG-Post-vs-UW-Delver.html

World Magic Cup winners Chinese Taipei (decklists):
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/deck/1041
(RB Zombies)

Pod Zombie featuring Dragula
http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1037539

UB Zombies http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1035516

Gavin’s Challenge: Build around an underplayed Scars block card

The Pernicious Deed story:
http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtgcom/daily/mr285

Superhero squirrels:
http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2012/07/30/superhero-squirrels-pics/

Doctor Who trailers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00wtrmm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00xk7zc


#46 - GALAXY QUEST TO GENCON

AUGUST 15, 2012: With the World Magic Cup and FNM Championships only a few short days away, the crew are joined by friend of the show Rich to talk predictions. There's talk of Standard, Modern and Galaxy Quest, and a discussion on the relative merits of Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman (HINT: all responses are valid).

World Magic Cup teams:
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/TCG/Events.aspx?x=mtg/event/worldmagiccup/invitations2012

SCG KC decklists:
http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/deckshow.php?&t[C1]=1&start_date=2012-08-12&end_date=2012-08-12&event_ID=19

MtG eyeshadow: http://nazzara.deviantart.com/

Superhero bracket: http://www.ew.com/superherobracket

Face All Red: http://emcarroll.com/comics/faceallred/01.html

Bill & Ted news:
http://www.vulture.com/2012/08/bill-ted-may-ride-again-for-a-third-film.html

Epic Funny or Die video:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/08/then_there_was_the_time_captain_picard_and_arya_st.php


#45 - EVENT DECK HORIZON, M13 EDITION

AUGUST 2, 2012: It's event deck time, so of course we have the full review of Repeat Performance and...errr...the other one. Also in this episode, Chris loses his mind over a BW ZombiePod list and Will make us all very proud!

Zombies decklist: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck.asp?deck_id=1032001

Event decks: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/arcana/1022

Horde of Notions playmats!
http://www.inkedplaymats.com/collections/frontpage/products/horde-of-notions-playmat


#44 - OMNI SCIENCE AND MALE FORGERS

JULY 29, 2012: Chris, Will, Adena and Travis discuss the weekend's results and decks, including Travis' performance at GP Columbus. They take a crack at brewing another deck for Gavin Verhey's ReConstructed column and discuss the recently-announced Return to Ravnica prereleases. And Will proves again that he cannot pronounce Magic card names!

Colin Mochrie does Star Wars:
http://www.toplessrobot.com/2012/07/here_is_a_grown_man_playing_with_star_wars_toys.php

Awesome watches and baller clocks: http://qlocktwo.com/

Key of Awesome Payphone parody (NSFW): http://youtu.be/rapo0h-RDnk

Dino poster: http://smbc.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage/products/dino-education-13×9-poster


#43 - NEW JACK CITY

JULY 13, 2012: Chris, Adena and Will welcome the new fourth member of the cast... Travis Hall! The crew talk about their thoughts after the M13 prerelease, discuss some archetypes they like after M13 becomes legal and take a shot at Gavin Verhey's latest challenge.

Gavin’s challenge: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/rc/202

Stark vs Lannister WITH LIGHTSABERS! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17W4QMNwm-c


#42 - LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING POST-M13

JULY 4, 2012: Chris, Will and Adena are joined by Josh, Adena's man. We discuss our plans for standard after M13 and talk about fun decks we’d play before M13 becomes legal.

This episode (and the deck we built on the air) was featured in Gavin Verhey's column on the official Magic website - check out the article here - I Challenge You!

Nerdpolish blog: http://nerdpolish.wordpress.com/

Gavin’s mothership article:
http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/rc/201

Carbonite Han Solo! http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/e845/


#41 - PUT ME IN COACH (GIGGITY)

JUNE 17, 2012: What’s this? Chris all by himself? Fortunately the internet comes to his rescue, and he is joined by squirrelophile Travis Hall (@travishall456) and level 2 judge and PTQ grinder Arthur Halavais (@ahalavais) to talk M13 and do some brewing with Tezzeret.

Baleful Tezzeret decklist:
http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/deck/992

Bacon cinnamon rolls:
http://momspark.net/no-brainer-recipe-bacon-cinnamon-rolls/


 
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