MagicFM

MagicFM

Join Gaby Spartz and Mashi Scanlan each week as they cover the latest in Magic news and events. Prepare yourself for hot takes, Mashi's attempt at clever jokes, and a deep dive into Magic, gaming, and more!

Episodes

October 7, 2021 58 min

Gaby and Mashi cover the huge Twitch data breach, as well as share their favorite memories from paper Magic.

Timestamps
07:08 - Twitch Leaks
35:16 - Favorite Paper Magic Memories

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Twitch leaks

LSV's content creation Twitter thread 

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Gaby and Mashi take a look at the mechanics of Innistrad, as well as what's coming next year to the world of Magic.

Timestamps
12:19 - Innistrad Midnight Hunt Mechanics 
25:40 - Store Championship 
34:28 - 2022 Standard Releases
50:25 - Ancillary Products and Universes Beyond

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Magic Showcase Announcements

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With digital mechanics and spoiler seasons coming from all sides, Gaby and Mashi discuss if it's getting to be too overwhelming to follow.

Timestamps
Jumpstart and Digital only mechanics - 15:00
Are there too many spoilers? - 41:38 

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Jumpstart Historic Horizons details 

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Gaby and Mashi jump right into Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, with takes on the mechanics, flavor, and more!

Timestamps
AFR Dungeons - 13:25
Flavor text in mechanics - 26:24
Flavor of the set and expectations born from D&D lore - 38:00
Final thoughts on AFR - 56:00

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

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The winds of change are coming - Gaby and Mashi weigh in on Modern Horizons 2, the future of Pro Magic, and more.

Timestamps
The death of the MPL - 12:45
Modern Horizons 2 Dive - 28:14

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
MPL cancellation announcement

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May 7, 2021 59 min

Gaby and Mashi weigh in on the massive announcement drop this week, covering topics from the D&D crossover set to Modern Horizons 2 (and more)!

Timestamps
Modern Horizons 2 News - 10:39
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms News - 31:27
WPN Play and Arena Announcements - 43:43

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Summer of Legend Article

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Gaby and Mashi take a look at the latest Strixhaven reveals, while also tackling artistic plagiarism and Arena on Mobile!

Timestamps
All about Strixhaven - 07:18
Crux of Fate plagiarism - 37:07 
MTG Arena on Mobile - 50:40

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Jason Felix's tweet
Crux of Fate side by side comparison

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Gaby and Mashi unveil MagicFM's first preview cards, and they are about what you'd expect (let's just say that lands are NOT safe). They also discuss Universe's Beyond, as Magic is opening its doors to tons of new IPs.

Timestamps
Time Spiral Remastered previews! - 13:00
Universe's Beyond announcement - 24:09
Hasbro reorg announcement - 39:20

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi ...

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Gaby and Mashi make a tier list...of the positives and negatives of tier lists. They also check in on Kaldheim and Arena Mobile in an action-packed episode of MagicFM.

Timestamps
Is ranking players bad? - 08:00
Checking in on Kaldheim - 38:21
Checking in on Arena Mobile -  45:01
WotC developer roadmap - 53:40

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
MTG Arena State of the...

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In a special episode of MagicFM, Gaby and Mashi announce a new schedule, and take a look at Kaldheim spoilers and MTGO news alongside it.

Timestamps
08:26 - MagicFM moving to monthly announcement
12:00 - More Kaldheim Previews! 
51:56 - Mythic Tokens and MTGO Subscription Model?

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
CFB Box Breaks
Scryfall Previews
Mythic Tokens

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January 8, 2021 61 min

There have been a ton of Kaldheim previews this week, so Gaby and Mashi dive in, covering the new cards, mechanics, and more (as well as a check-in on MTGA Mobile).

Timestamps
10:00 - New Kaldheim planeswalkers
25 :00 - Discussing the Kaldheim new and returning mechanics
 47:19 - MTGA for mobile early access
53:12 - Cassette tape mystery in influencer's crates 

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mas...

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Gaby and Mashi close out 2020 strong, reviewing this wild year and seeing how many of their wishlist items came true (plus making a new wishlist for next year).

Timestamps
10:00 - Year in review
43:10 - Checks and bricks
47:46 - Wishlist for 2021

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

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Everyone loves preview cards, but should Wizards be paying the creators for previewing them? Gaby and Mashi share their thoughts, and explore the consequences of such a change.

Timestamps
10:54 - Should Wizards pay creators for previews?

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Spice8Rack's twitter thread
Cube April's tweet

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In a special episode, Gaby and Mashi interview first-time Pro Tour competitor Carolyn Kavanagh on her experiences qualifying for and competing in the Zendikar Rising Championship.

Social Media
Carolyn - @MightyLinguine
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Carolyn's Twitch
Supreme Verdict Videocast
FAM: Friends and Magic

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December 4, 2020 61 min

This week, Gaby and Mashi tackle the Reserved List in depth, and it may surprise you where they land on it (unless you think they hate it, in which case you're right).

Timestamps
17:30 - All about the Reserve List

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Reserve List

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November 20, 2020 60 min

 This week, Gaby and Mashi cover the unique situation that two MOCS competitors found themselves in last week, while also examining just how expensive Arena has gotten.

Timestamps
12:32 - Reversal of match outcome at the MOCS
42:00 - Rising cost of Arena, especially Historic

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
MJ's statement
Oliver's tweet
Saffron Olive'...

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November 13, 2020 62 min

Gaby and Mashi go to the mailbag this week, answering questions that range from what their unluckiest break was to their favorite Magic art, and much more.

Timestamps
12:00 - Questions start 

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana

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Gaby and Mashi discuss the changes they like about MPL/Rivals league play, while expressing their displeasure about supreme draft and alternate art in the Vintage Cube.

Timestamps
19:00 - MPL Weekly vs. Weekly League Play 
41:00 - Vintage Cube Art and Supreme Drafts

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Cube Alternate Art
MTGO Supreme Draft Schedule

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October 30, 2020 64 min

Jeweled Lotus blew up the internet yesterday - Gaby and Mashi cover all things Lotus, as well as Arena's mobile delay and Hasbro's earnings call.

Timestamps
15:00 - Jeweled Lotus
48:10 - Hasbro earnings report interesting tidbits + mobile delayed

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan

Links
Cube April's Tweet
Patrick Chapin's Tweet
Earning's Report

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October 22, 2020 58 min

Gaby and Mashi celebrate their 52nd episode by doing a giveaway, talking about when we might return to paper Magic, and discussing the WotC rules that led to a high-profile retirement this week.

Timestamps
02:00 - 52nd Episode Celebration Plans and Giveaway
16:00 - WotC Suspends In-Store Play Until January
34:54 - WotC employee / spouse co-habitation rules  

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Sca...

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