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 the guys as they talk through world building, lore, mechanics and art, on a meandering quest to explore the relationship between storytelling and gameplay.

Episodes

January 31, 2023 110 min

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/UCqEmU7KIqU4Bcwn2RfcJ-yQ

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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 min

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,

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

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November 30, 2022 80 min

Magic's first throw back set has a tricky job of balancing flavour that feels old school, whilst still exciting new players and serving the game 30 years after these themes were last explored. Andy and Nathan take a look at what flavour jumps out to them and also examine what different experiences this set provides each of them.

Content Warning: Alcohol

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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The Side Stories for The Brothers War web fiction are anything but, and are in fact an integral part of MTG's current narrative. The guys comb through these tales of Planeswalkers planning a Multiversal  defence against the Phyrexians in a set of stories that feature both some of the best, and an example of maybe the worst, that magic fiction has to offer.

Content Warning: Alcohol 

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

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It's time to revisit one of the most pivotal moments in Magic lore history, and to witness how MTG handles web fiction for its first "Throwback Set". Andy and Nathan review Miguel Lopez's run of five Episodes charting the Past events of The Brothers War and the aftermath of the Multiverse's most bloody conflict.

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

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @M...

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October 9, 2022 71 min

Taking a break from the endless spoiler season, the guys kick back, crack a cold one and watch the footy. But even in this most traditional of pass times, Andy and Nathan can't help but bring it back to magic...

Content Warning: Alcohol

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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

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September 10, 2022 72 min

Dominaria United takes us back to Magic's original Plane and so we have another chance to revel in some high fantasy. What cards have captured the guy's imaginations and are Vorthos' ever happy with the balance of flavour? (Apparently not...)

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 29, 2022 89 min

We are now well into the depths of the current Phyrexian narrative arch, with a return to Dominaria to ease us into a year of all the body horror/sci-fantasy/Time Warping nonsense that often accompanies the Phyrexians. The guys cast their new mechanical eyes over the Story for Dominaria United and the events that will forever change some of the characters that have driven Magic's story for years.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audi...

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August 2, 2022 65 min

With the exciting continuation of the current Phyrexian story Arch on the horizon in the form of Dominaria United, and also the boundary pushing silliness of Unfinity also soon to be released, there is still a lot of hype to be had in this relatively long break from the perpetual spoiler season. So what is getting Andy and Nathan most excited and (predictably) most annoyed?

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavou...

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Double Masters 2022 is here and whilst it may be shaping up to be one of MTG's most expensive sets ever, much like it's predecessor it is packed with flavour! Andy looks at the new flavour in this reprint set and also talks about the balance between in-world and meta references.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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

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With Double Masters 2022 around the corner, there are seemingly some exciting reprints from past Commander products being given another chance to capture players imaginations. But with an ever changing attitude from WOTC as to how to use ancillary sets in terms of exploring new lore, what Commander exclusive characters deserve new cards and stories to further explore their backgrounds?

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- &...

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June 10, 2022 61 min

With Commander Legends: Battle For Baldur's Gate, we now have a 2nd whole set in Magic dedicated to the world of DnD. And with Baldur's Gate having a slightly different tone to AFR, Andy looks at what themes, mechanical choices, and broader narrative approaches he would like to see carried on into Magic's mainline sets and story.

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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May 1, 2022 38 min

Andy is flying solo this week and will give his fate up to the whims of the Scryfall Random Card button to once again test the theory that every card in magic has significant flavour to offer!

https://scryfall.com/

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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

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New Capenna has finally been fully spoiled which means it's time for Andy to go through the most flavourful cards in the set, and this time he is joined by the Godfather of EDH, Sheldon Menery! Which cards have proven themselves worthy to join The family, and which are going to sleep with the fishes...?

Sheldon's Links:
https://linktr.ee/SheldonMenery

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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The Streets Of New Capenna web fiction is fully out and as well as exploring a brand new Plane with a deep history, we are given some narratively impactful developments for the current Phyrexian story arc. Joining Andy once again is Michelle Rapp to talk families, Planeswalkers and the future of the story...

Michelle's socials:
@kilnfiendpotter
https://kilnfiendpottery.com/

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTF...

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Michelle Rapp joins the show to talk about their favourite MTG web fiction story The Flood by Alison Luhrs. Ixalan is one of the most tightly realised story arcs in Magic story and this article delves deep into the History of the games most prominent character Jace Beleren.

The Flood by Alison Luhrs:
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/flood-2018-01-10

Michelle's socials:
@kilnfiendpotter
https://kilnfiend...

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March 28, 2022 72 min

Matt from TOTALmtg joins the show to talk about his favourite colour Blue, and how the colours philosophies influences his approach to the game, even when playing other colours. Also Andy and Matt chat about WOTC's various approaches to basing sets on existing IP's and genre tropes.


TOTALmtg's links:
https://linktr.ee/TOTALmtg

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

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Adam The Gathering joins the show to talk about his favourite Tribe in magic and also the role Arena can play in delivering magic flavour to the online community. Andy also looks at what surnames have tribal applications and what the rest of the year has in store for players who don't consider themselves Vorthos'.

Adam's Links:
https://linktr.ee/AdamTheGathering

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

Twitter:
MTF- @MTFlavouri...

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March 9, 2022 47 min

So much has changed in Magic: The Gathering since January 9th 2020, as has this podcast and Andy and Nathan's relationship to the game. So, with the show reaching 100 episodes and Nathan about to take a break from the game, where do the guys stand with the game now?

Music by Michael Rawcliffe Audio.

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

Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqEmU7K...

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