Rank #1: Episode 35: Deck Techs, Pro Tours, and Magic's Most Handsome
Sep 11 2015
Rank #2: Episode 9: Cards from the future, mechanics from the past, tomfoolery from the present
Chris finally talk GCB into playing some mediocre midrange control deck. GCB makes unfounded assertions about Return to Ravnica & reminisces about old magic cards. We play our first game with our audience & our first game with Chris as the contestant, and none of it works out the way we're hoping. Chris also continues to broadcast his phone number on the podcast, which is just baffling. So enjoy that.
Aug 30 2012
Rank #3: Episode 1: Lingering Souls, Lingering coherence
(click the funny icon next to the title to listen) In our inaugural podcast, Chris & GCB introduce themselves, talk about Lingering Souls in control decks, & speak over each other. Chris rants mindlessly about some annoying people he once met. GCB half-answers some questions that you already know the answer to. Reading is assigned, stupid games are played. Please let us know what you think: what to try again, what to give up, etc. Chris played with some robot-reader software from the 80's to create an intermission in which the decklist we tested is "read". We apologize in advance for being too lazy to edit it out, now that we can include the decklist in a useful format. GCB says: "Realized after that our decklist is probably missing Evolving Wilds." 2 Sun Titan 3 Gideon Jura 1 Karn Liberated. 3 Day of Judgement 2 Oblivion Ring 4 Lingering Souls 3 Dissipate 2 Forbidden Alchemy 4 Mana Leak 3 Think Twice 2 Phantasmal Image 1 Snapcaster Mage 2 Ratchet Bomb 3 Pristine Talisman 4 Glacial Fortress 4 Seachrome Coast 1 Haunted Fengraf 3 Darkslick Shores 2 Ghost Quarter 1 Drowned Catacombs 1 Isolated Chapel 5 Island 4 Plains Sideboard 1 Day of Judgement 1 White Sun's Zenith 2 Timely Reinforcements 1 Oblivion ring 1 Revoke Existance 1 Blue Sun's Zenith 1 Negate 1 Druidic Satchel 1 Ratchet Bomb 2 Nihil Spellbomb Chris's homework, if you want to read along: http://www.starcitygames.com/magic/fundamentals/3692_Whos_The_Beatdown.html
Apr 10 2012
Rank #4: Episode 11: Does it rot?
Chris & GCB podcast after an evening at the bar. GCB's rants about how bad Pack Rats is, mis-describes a long series of cards, and then the boys take the Battle to Magic Online.
Oct 12 2012
Rank #5: Episode 34: Post PT PT Previews, Love for LSV, and Mana Entitlement
Aug 03 2015
Rank #6: Episode 12: This American Draft, the Pack Rat Challenge, and Advice for the Ladies
Chris & GCB, tacetly admitting that their standard decks have been pretty embarrassing so far, move on to Return to Ravnica Limited! Chris makes outlandish claims and asks GCB to justify them. GCB gives outlandish draft advice and flounders to prove its truth. This week introduces, and hopefully concludes, the Chris & GCB advice for ladies series. Here's how the draft went down: Pack 1 pick 1: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 2: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 3: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 4: My Pick: We wanted Cackler here, but got disconnected and goof-grabbed the eyes. Pack 1 pick 5: My Pick: This was a 3-second snap-pick. The Rhino or the Skywatch is better. Pack 1 pick 6: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 7: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 8: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 9: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 10: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 11: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 12: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 13: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 14: My Pick: Pack 1 pick 15: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 1: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 2: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 3: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 4: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 5: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 6: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 7: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 8: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 9: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 10: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 11: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 12: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 13: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 14: My Pick: Pack 2 pick 15: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 1: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 2: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 3: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 4: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 5: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 6: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 7: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 8: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 9: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 10: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 11: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 12: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 13: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 14: My Pick: Pack 3 pick 15: My Pick:
Oct 27 2012
Rank #7: Episode 33: Role Reversals and the Kolos Invasion
GCB plays along with the speculation game for once, putting Chris into a tizzy. Conrad Kolos joins us for some discussion of Origins limited and constructed first impressions.
Jul 24 2015
Rank #8: Episode 32: Renewals, Origins, and Goblin Cakecutters
GCB & Chris find another reanimation spell for the world's greatest Magic: The Gathering Podcast.
Jul 10 2015
Rank #9: Episode 8: Alpha Instants, Beta Games, and Revised BRAAAAINNZZ
GCB is finally onboard with the Zombie Apocalypse, much to Chris' confusion. Chris invents yet another game, but his PC screws up the recording so you don't get to hear it. In our first episode recorded in the Chris Murray Home Studio, you get to hear hungry babies, yapping dogs, and creative swears. And we lose all of Gatherer to audio issues. Here's the deck we played. You can see the version GCB Top 8'ed with here: http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Digital/MagicOnlineTourn.aspx?x=mtg/digital/magiconline/tourn/4182443 Head over to timevaultgames.com to thank them for sponsoring this week's 'cast! 4 Gravecrawler 3 Butcher Ghoul 4 Blood Artist 4 Bloodthrone Vampire 4 Phantasmal Image 2 Diregraf Captain 4 Geralf's Messenger 3 Phyrexian Metamorph 1 Disciple of Bolas 1 Mortarpod 3 Gut Shot 3 Birthing Pod 1 Woodland Cemetery 4 Darkslick Shores 4 Drowned Catacomb 4 Cavern of Souls 11 Swamp Sideboard 3 Vampire Nighthawk 3 Duress 1 Birthing Pod 1 Gut Shot 1 Surgical Extraction 1 Spellskite 1 Nihil Spellbomb 1 Skinrender 3 Dismember
Aug 18 2012
Rank #10: Episode 10: Griefer Timmies, Rules Changes, and Return to Rav "Insights"
Chris & GCB play a different twist on Delver as the format moves towards irrelevance. Chris makes a painful discovery about himself, and then confesses it publically. GCB is unable to repeat things he was just told like 2 seconds ago. The boys gush about a new Planeswalker for a bit, too. This week's special guest: Battle of Wits!
Sep 25 2012