Magic The Flavouring

Magic The Flavouring

Andy and Nathan discuss the flavour highs and lows of the world's greatest card game, Magic: The Gathering. Join them as they talk through world building, lore, mechanics and art, on a meandering quest to explore the relationship between storytelling and gameplay.

Episodes

May 1, 2024 82 mins

Its finally time to reap the rewards of Omen Paths and their full implications on the structure of the multiverse, and what better setting to do it than a Cowboy/Heist/Family drama/Team up/Anti-Hero story...But in among the big plays and high concepts, are there any cards or themes that stand out, and can Andy and Nathan tame this bucking bronco of a set?

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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Its time to saddle up for a rootin' tootin' showdown on the wild west Plane everyone was asking for! Was this story the big score that was promised or just a smash and grab for some quick loot? Andy and Nathan cover both the main 6 episodes and the Epilogue and discuss the bold new direction that MTG stories could be taking...

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @...

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March 26, 2024 67 mins

What happens when you push The Brothers War, New Capenna and Thunder Junction through an Omen Path together? Why you get Fallout of course! (Or something like that). The latest Universes Beyond commander decks take on one of the biggest Franchises in Video Game history, and it's one with an in-depth lore and satire so heavy handed it may as well be wearing Power Armor. How well will Andy and Nathan traverse the wastelands, and...

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So, the guys have interviewed the suspects, inspected the crime scene and built a case, but does the evidence stack up? Andy and Nathan pour through the case files of MKM and have found both hidden clues, and some shaky alibis...

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
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There's been a murder!!! Never mind that it happened on one of the most densely populated and crime ridden Planes of the Multiverse, because this time its the Guild Masters who are getting whacked! Andy and Nathan are on the case to find out if a high concept, light-hearted genre flip on a fan favourite Plane can land, or whether this tale of misdeeds is left in the stack of unsolved crimes...

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December 31, 2023 94 mins

2023 is almost over and Magic has once again pushed the envelope on its product design. And inevitably that has an impact on the flavour of the cardboard. Andy and Nathan look back over the year, to give their Vorthos highs and lows, as well as where they are personally with the game.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

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Lost Caverns Of Ixalan introduces new possibilities and expands on old themes for this fan favourite Plane. But now that the set is out, which cards compel Andy and Nathan to dig deeper and deeper into this complex set...ALSO THEY CRACK A BUNDLE!

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
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Ixalan gets deep with some fresh lore that has implications not just for the Plane but the entire Multiverse both past and present. And with such expansive flavour there is understandably a whole new ensemble of characters and story to deliver it. Andy and Nathan pour over the story articles and also talk about the future of magics next big narrative arch.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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October 17, 2023 86 mins

Doctor Who is the latest IP to get the Universes Beyond treatment, with Booster Pack products and 4 Commander decks. And with more varied deliveries of UB in the pipeline, Andy and Nathan hit pause on the hype to have a debate about where the concept is now, and how to engage with IP's you may or may not love suddenly being a part of the game...

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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MTF- @MTFlavourin...

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September 18, 2023 81 mins

When talking about a Plane entirely made up of manifested fairy tales, there is no doubt going to be a kingdoms worth of flavour. The guys pour over this second visit to Eldraine and the stories the cards tell.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEmU7KIqU4Bcwn2RfcJ-yQ


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August 31, 2023 73 mins

Eldraine is once again the palette cleanser set to help us transition away from a larger story arch. But with the Multiverse in ruins after the Phyrexian invasion, what has changed in this Fairy Tale land and can the Narrative enchant us enough to invest this new phase of Magic Story?

MTG Story articles:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/story

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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MTF- @MTFlavouri...

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August 1, 2023 95 mins

The latest Masters set focuses on the most Vorthos friendly format of them all, COMMANDER! With tons of variant arts and decent selection of new cards in the accompanying Commander decks, Andy and Nathan have a lot of new flavour to sample.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/...

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Commodore Guff is one of the most polarising characters in Magic's history and will soon have a Planeswalker-as-Commander card in the upcoming set Commander Masters.

Andy and Nathan chat to one of Guff's biggest fans, Tim Willoughby! CAG member, WOTC Coverage Team Contributor and the owner of the UK's best Gamer bar, Rule Zero. Tim shares his thoughts on Guff's card design and as well as his own take i...

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May 16, 2023 107 mins

Planechase is back! The March Of The Machine Commander precons introduced 25 new Planechase cards to explore and as Andy and Nathan's favourite format variant they are sure to have some flavourful opinions...

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEmU7KIqU4Bcwn2RfcJ-yQ

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March Of The Machine may be Magic's most eclectic set in terms of its theming and flavour, even when compared to most core sets. Spanning multiple Planes, factions and playstyles as well as a brand new card type, this set is a veritable smorgasbord for Andy and Nathan.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:

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As the latest Phryrexian Arch reaches its climax, the very nature of the Multiverse is threatened and with 10 whole episodes of main story articles to cover the action this is certainly shaping up to be one of the most ambitious narratives the Magic has ever told.   

Story Articles:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/story

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMan...

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February 20, 2023 68 mins

All Will Be One has been both a return to and an expansion on some of MTG's most iconic settings, themes and aesthetics, and there are enough flavour beats for a dozen episodes. So through all the Oli and Phyresis, what stood out to Andy and Nathan?

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
https://www.youtub...

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MTG story is charging full steam ahead through the Phyrexian invasion of the Multiverse. With a diverse spread of stories and perspectives to face,  Andy and Nathan are going to tackle them head on in their own Vorthos Strike Force!

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEmU7...

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January 13, 2023 84 mins

More magic was released in 2022 than ever before and along side it was potentially more story and lore too! So how have Andy and Nathan found the past year, and how does it set up the future of the game?

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEmU7KIqU4Bcwn2RfcJ-yQ

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December 14, 2022 66 mins

Taking a mini-beak from the horrifying war against Phyrexia, the guys dive into the whimsy filled card pool of Jumpstart 2022 and pour over the flavour offered by the new Legendary Creatures. Is Andy an MTG hypocrite and will someone please get Nathen some gosh-dang flavour text!

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouring,
Andy- @AndyMannface,
Nathan- @TheFoxintheMoon,

Youtu...

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