Lay of the Lands
This episode is a deep dive on evaluating the new modal double-face card mechanic from Zendikar Rising by comparing it to a variety of existing mechanics from Magic’s past. Andy and Anthony kick things off by weighing in on what Feed the Swarm means for the color pie, then do a pack 1, pick 1 from listener Nomad’s Budget Cube. Then, they discuss signets, breaking cycles in your cube, the joy of running big, splashy spells at minimal cost, why Andy is going to test Lonely Sandbar, building decks that literally can’t get flooded or mana screwed, what a card has to do to “earn” its slot in a cube, why Tangled Florahedron is a case study in how much worse 2 mana value mana dorks are than 1 mana value mana dorks, Anthony’s kitchen drawer full of dildos, and bringing a little novelty into your life.
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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.
Thank you to donald_k_magicfor annotating this episode!