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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

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DECEMBER 12, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Special guest and five color afficionado ALI AINTRAZI joins Chris, Will, and Adena for an exciting episode filled with deck ideas, metagame trends, and crazy stories. Ali tells us how he devised his deck, which placed in the top 16 of GP Chrarleston, the top 8 of the TCG tournament (with a different pilot), and the top 4 of SCG Baltimore. We also discuss some of his other favorite decks, how he decides what to build, and stories of tournaments past.

Ali’s custom cube: http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/cube/23897_Custom_Cube_Project_Introduction.html
Ali’s article about his 5 color deck: http://www.starcitygames.com/php/news/event/25258.html
Conley’s article on the mothership about Ali’s deck: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/deck/1118

Jonathan Richmond’s deck
x19 Forest
x3 Swamp
x1 Golgari Guildgate

x4 Arbor Elf
x4 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
x4 Gatecreeper Vine

x4 Axebane Guardian
x2 Borderland Ranger
x4 Chromatic Lantern
x4 Gilded Lotus
x2 Golgari Keyrune

x1 Griselbrand
x1 Laboratory Maniac
x1 Clock of Omens
x1 Door to Nothingness
x4 Diabolic Revelation
x1 Primal Surge

x4 Primordial Hydra
x4 Acidic Slime
x3 Yeva, Nature’s Herald
x2 Griselbrand
x1 Tree of Redemption
x1 Worldspine Wurm

Moment of Geekery:

Elemental: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vostu.mobile.alchemy&hl=en

Monster Galaxy: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gaiaonline.monstergalaxy&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nYWlhb25saW5lLm1vbnN0ZXJnYWxheHkiXQ

BBC Proms Film Music Night (Star Wars)

Okami on PSN!!

Whatever you want to call this:

And what this is:

League of legends: http://na.leagueoflegends.com/

#59 - THANKS

NOVEMBER 26, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Happy Thanksgiving from Horde of Notions! There’s so much to be thankful for in the magical world, and our listeners top the list. Join us for another exciting episode filled with format analysis.

The gang reunites after several episodes with missing hosts. Chris, Will, Travis, and Adena finally find an afternoon when no one is off at a PTQ and discuss the new face of standard. With results just in from two GP’s, they dissect the decks that piqued their interest, as well as the winning builds.

Now that Wizards has announced that Modern will be a sanctioned format for FNM, the crew discusses various cards and strategies to keep an eye on. They also talk a bit about the Return to Ravnica limited format, both sealed and draft.

GP Bochum decklists: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/eventcoverage/gpboc12/welcome#t8dl
GP Charleston decklists: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/eventcoverage/gpcha12/welcome#t8dl
Warm Bodies Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3ErWNBX9Rc
Superman comic strip: http://themetapicture.com/its-superman/
Disney Star Wars: http://www.cracked.com/video_18493_a-sneak-peek-at-disneys-upcoming-star-wars-movies.html?wa_user1=1&wa_user2=Movies+%26+TV&wa_user3=video&wa_user4=feature_module
Travis’ Taxidermy photo: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27414104


NOVEMBER 19, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Chris and Travis welcome fan favourite Brad Nelson back to the show for a ton of Standard talk! Unfortunately, Chris managed to Lansdurdle away the first half hour of the cast somehow, so apologies are due. The rest is pure gold, including SUPER SECRET TECH in the form of the deck Brad is playing RIGHT NOW* at GP Charleston!!! Travis also lets us in on his TurboFog deck that has been having some online success, and Brad tells us how his armpit almost exploded.

Brad’s Hoof! There It Is list:
4 Somberwald Sage
2 Mulch
4 Unburial Rites
3 Lingering Souls
4 Arbor Elf
1 Angel of Serenity
4 Avacyn’s Pilgrim
4 Tracker’s Instincts
4 Grisly Salvage
3 Deathrite Shaman
4 Craterhoof Behemoth

4 Woodland Cemetery
6 Forest
2 Cavern of Souls
4 Temple Garden
3 Shimmering Grotto
4 Overgrown Tomb

2 Memory’s Journey
4 Thragtusk
1 Lingering Souls
2 Gavony Township
2 Angel of Serenity
4 Garruk Relentless

Travis’s Squirrels In The Mist
4 Thought Scour
4 Hinterland Harbor
4 Think Twice
3 Clinging Mists
4 Druid’s Deliverance
4 Snapcaster Mage
4 Fog
3 Cyclonic Rift
4 Divination
3 Jace, Memory Adept
9 Island
9 Forest
2 Otherworld Atlas
3 Increasing Confusion

1 Azor’s Elocutors
3 Witchbane Orb
4 Negate
1 Otherworld Atlas
4 Dispel
2 Psychic Spiral

Mortal Kombat vs Gangnam Style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWsBIQicYtE&feature=player_embedded


NOVEMBER 11, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Chris and Will do another two-man show, this time brewing a GB deck around Vraska the Unseen that ignores all the stalling and lifegain in the current format. Will also tricks Chris into brewing a deck with Parallel Lives, and they have a discussion about Disney buying everything.

Will also launches the Award for EIL – Excellence in Lansdurdling. Entries can be posted on facebook.com/hordeofnotions, tweeted to @hordecast or emailed to hosts@hordeofnotions.com . Full details in the show.

Tesla Coil fight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FpjcOWwiI4&feature=player_embedded
Disney buying Hasbro? http://t.co/wnvwFatV


NOVEMBER 4, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

The gang assembles to discuss Adena’s performance at GP Philadelphia (SPOILERS: she didn’t win). Will recounts his Game Day against some marshmallows and Chris regales us with tales of his two Game Days. They go on to take a quick look at the state of Standard and then challenge YOU, the listeners, to submit some decks for the Extended format. We’re BRINGING IT BACK! Well, Chris is.

Ministry of Silly Walks clock: http://iamnahald.tumblr.com/post/32588943309/no-youre-not-mistaken-i-have-indeed-made-a
The horrors of leaving a car unlocked in Canada: http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4197427/Leaving+your+car+unlocked+in+Canada/
Golgari squirrel: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=278316108955691&set=a.101610369959600.1728.100831413370829&type=1&theater
Tanooki hoodie: http://www.80stees.com/products/Racanooki-Costume-Hoodie.asp


OCTOBER 25, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

The gang’s all here, as Chris, Will, Travis and Adena attack the modern format, discussing what new cards in Return to Ravnica will make an impact on the format. Since Eggs is the deck to beat, they start brewing with that in mind. Of course, with the announcement of Modern Masters, the hosts talk about what they’d like to see in the set, as well as what they expect Wizards to include. Speculation ensues about the future of the Modern format and its viability as an FNM option, before Chris makes a SHOCKING suggestion to Organised Play that will blow your mind and make you question his sanity…even more than normal.

Mindjack Trilogy:
Power Ranger hoodies:
Flying saucer lawn ornament:
Supernatural T-shirt:
The X-Files: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files
Car Chase on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEROVWDp3n0


OCTOBER 21, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Chris, Will, and Adena discuss their escapades at States / Provincials. They explore both perspectives, since Will and Adena competed, and Chris judged. Then they discuss the recently released Ravnica event decks, for both playability and economic value.

Event decklists:

Samsung Galaxy S III: http://www.samsung.com/us/galaxy-s-3-smartphone/?cid=ppc-
Dexter: http://www.sho.com/sho/dexter/home
Ghostbusters Gangnam Style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82LCKBdjywQ
NZ Hobbit coin:
Pokemon coin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niue_dollar


OCTOBER 10, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Chris, Will and Travis look at the first week of New Standard and break down some of the successful decklists while providing suggestions for States and Provincials this week.


Man “cut” over MTG game:

Pop-up Book of Phobias


SEPTEMBER 27, 2012: Horde of Notions is brought to you by Face to Face Games, Canada’s #1 source for MTG singles and products.

Normally to remove Scars you need surgery, but in Magic all you need is for a new block to come out! Chris, Adena and Will discuss the cards they are happy to see the back of, the ones they wish would stay, cards they never got a chance to play and some overrated and underrated rotating cards. We also go over a couple of reader emails and take a quick look at the upcoming Return to Ravnica prerelease!

Divergent / Insurgent

The greatest couch ever http://www.bonbon.co.uk/clei/doc.htm

Very silly YouTube videos


SEPTEMBER 21, 2012: He’s baaaaaaaack! Writer, podcaster, commentator, community stalwart and now self-help guru Michael J Flores joins us for a second time, and if it’s even possible this outing might be even better than his legendary appearance on the still-popular episode 11.

Topics discussed with The Sensei include:

Magic coverage
Story Time with Mike
And of course Return to Ravnica spoilers.

For the spoilers the hosts each picked four cards to discuss with Mike:

Travis: Fencing Ace, Deathrite Shaman, Jace Architect of Thought, Armada Wurm
Adena: Corpsejack Menace, Rest in Peace, Necropolis Regent, Guttersnipe
Lansdurdle: Vraska the Unseen, Desecration Demon, Pack Rat, Cyclonic Rift
William : Abrupt Decay, Nivmagus Elemental, Slitherhead, Azor’s Elocutors

Moment of Geekery -
Adena: http://www.tshirtroundup.com/
Travis: http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/

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