*spoiler alert* If you haven’t watched Spider-Man: Far From Home you should STOP LISTENING WHEN BDM TELLS YOU TO. *spoiler alert*
Brian David-Marshall and Mike Flores are reunited for another episode of the longest running Magic podcast in the game. Before they did though, Brian met up with Top8Magic superfan, and professional comic book illustrator, Butch Mapa at Joe’s Coffee Shop on the iconic corner of Waverly and Gay in the West Village of NYC.
Later that day Mike and BDM reconnected to discuss their respective Prerelease weekends, why BDM thinks Prereleases should go away, and whether or not banning Bridge from Below will solve some of the problems that have emerged in the wake of Modern Horizons. (Spoilers; Mike thinks there may be a more problematic card that needs to be banned from that set and posits a new breakfast cereal/combo deck).
If you haven’t watched Spider-Man: Far From Home you should DEFINITELY STOP LISTENING WHEN BDM TELLS YOU TO. That’s pretty much the topic of conversation the rest of the way.
BDM and Zvi find themselves on the road again away from Brian’s trusty co-host MichaelJ. They huddled up around a tablet in some business class motel on the other side of the country to discuss a variety of timely topics from the results from Mythic Championship III to the Wild West metagaming of the Red Bull tournament series to some discussion of the previewed gold cards from Magic 2020 to see which ones Zvi feels might breakthrough in Standard despite obvious roles in Limited and Commander formats. There is even a smattering of politics to keep it extra topical.
Mike and BDM return to their old haunt at Waverly and Gay, to discuss crowd-funding travel for pro play, the weight of the impact Modern Horizons is already having on Modern (especially two specific cards), and the MPL challenger invitations.
BDM has returned from Canada, and he and Mike Flores get together to discuss Brian's Preprerelease first picks, more Modern Horizons cards that Mike is excited to try in Modern, and what they're watching (that isn't basketball).
BDM is in San Francisco this week, without Mike. But good thing he is, as this gave him the chance to connect and catch up with Pro Tour Hall of Famer and old friend, Zvi Mowshowitz about Magic the Gathering old and new.
Note to Listener: If you have not watched Avengers Endgame or the Battle of Winterfell episode of Game of Thrones... when BDM says “stop listening” at the half hour mark of the podcast you should really, really, REALLY stop listening and skip over the remaining hour or so of the recording. If you are not sure when to stop just immediately fling your headphones away when BDM says... COMMENCE THE ENDGAME!
Brian David-Marshall is back in NYC after competing in the Mythic Invitational, so he and Mike meet to talk:
the Mythic Invitational and the best-of-1 format
Mike shares the absolute worst deck he's ever played
2/3 is about War of the Spark spoilers!
Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to continue their review of basketball, Mythic Championship Cleveland, Magic coverage, and everything but the Ravnica Allegiance Blue cards.
Top 8 Magic presents: Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee. aka Glorious Night of Soil's Betrayal
BDM was supposed to spend the day working on multiple deadlines but a man has to eat, right? Fellow curmudgeon Jon Becker was in the area and they went to a diner for eggs, burnt potatoes, bottomless coffee and absolutely no cheesecake.At some point they realize they are in a pilot episode for Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee. Topics ranged across many lanes:
Why Becker loves Orzhov so much
Why you should block with your Sauroform Hybrid (which is...)
Why Brian wishes he could splash black in Simic
Ruminations on diners
Reminiscences about comic book stores
Shortcut names for new cards
Money draft culture aka "Late night" drafting
Becker's love for Ill-Gotten Inheritance
What to call Ethereal Absolution and getting to Glorious Night of Soil's Betrayal in real time.
John Wick, Hotel Artemis, and Atomic Blonde
If you like Curmudgeons with Cards Getting Coffee you should let BDM know on Twitter at @Top8Games and if you think you would be a suitable guest for a future installment be sure to send him your CV* for consideration.
Mike Flores and Brian David-Marshall return to the soundwaves from the streets of NYC to continue their review of Ravnica Allegiance by closing out Multicoloured cards, and then examining the Artifacts and Lands.
Brian and Mike convene on what is inevitably going to be the first of fifty-two 2018 Top 8 Magic podcasts. Topics include Brian's birthday, Brian's Kickstarter, different kinds of New York pizza, and, oh yeah! Magic: The Gathering Dominaria!
In this episode, your hosts Brian David-Marshall and Michael J. Flores take to the streets (and parks) of Hoboken, NJ jacked up on some nitro cold brew coffee that Michael J. is (justifiably) hyperbolic about.
With BDM at Pro Tour Born of the Gods, StarCityGames Invitational Top 8 competitors Joshua Ravitz and Thea Steele tag in with Mike for Green, Red, a little Gold, a little Modern talk, and some excellent coffee.
Also Born of the Gods! Mike and Brian talk about the closing of a New York institution and touch on some of the recent successes (and potential dinner bet liabilities) around the New York Knickerbockers. From Born of the Gods… Nyxborn Shieldmate Oreskos Sun Guide Archetype of Imagination Ashiok’s Adept Pain Seer Everflame Eidolon (would […]
Mike and Brian weather the kold to bring you the last Top 8 Magic of 2013! What are MichaelJ’s greatest hits? What do Mike and Brian consider the card of the year (Standard legal cards only)? What deck tickles their fancy beyond all others? Why do some teams get Gregg Popovich while Mike is stuck […]
Lovers of horrendous audio rejoice! Mike and Brian come to you for the first of five Five FIVE [with Flores] Theros-themed updates this week, here on ManaDeprived.com. Up first – Theros lands and white cards! What is Brian’s favorite White card? What is Mike’s? Can you tell from the title? This episode features the return […]
Topics include: Raphael Levy’s Mono-Green Deck Americans! Mike and Brian discuss how scary various mono-colored decks are / have been over the course of Magic history. Which is scariest played by a master? Which is scariest played by “random kid”? How could Mike become a better human bin?
Apologies ahead of time: BDM and I get distracted in this podcast more than once… By beautiful women passing by. You. Would. Too. -mjf Greetings from Canada! We may have prematurely deleted Archangel of Thune :/ (we still got Delver of Secrets right when no one else did!) Stuff to do with Spike Feeder / […]