Episode 42 April 12th, 2021

Cube, Art School, & Critical Discourse

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This week, Andy and Anthony share a little of their personal history and how important their tools for critical discourse they learned in art school have been to their lives, Magic very much included. They talk about how they first met and the ubiquitous art school critique.

From their pack 1, pick 1 of Jean’s Fast Multiplayer Cube they delve into they change their card evaluations in a multi-player format. I’m not saying it’s a spoiler, but The Akroan War gets a little special attention for it’s flavorful top down design, complex play patterns, and stunning artwork.

Discussed in this episode:


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 5:11 Listener Submitted p1p1
  • 18:09 Dwell on [[The Akroan War]]
  • 25:28 Cube and Art School
  • 44:20 A Crash Course in Critical Discourse
  • 1:07:25 Summary of Main Topic
  • 1:13:33 Outro

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Musical production by DJ James Nasty.

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