MagicFM

By Gaby Spartz and Mashi Scanlan

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 Oct 27, 2019

Description

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!

Episode Date
MagicFM #23 - Esports Updates and Chatting with Kenji (Numot the Nummy)
3780

This week, Gaby and Mashi are joined by special guest and streamer extraordinaire, Kenji "Numot the Nummy" Egashira. They talk Esports, streaming, and much more.

Timestamps
Wizard Esports Update - 12:00
Questions for Kenji - 19:00

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

Links
Esports Update
Red Rocks Meeee

Apr 02, 2020
MagicFM #22 - Playing MTG from Home Plus Ikoria Teasers and Speculation
4276

This week, Gaby and Mashi talk about all the new ways that you can continue to experience Magic (and the gathering) online! They also have a blast discussing teasers and news about Ikoria, the next Magic set!

Timestamps
Magicfest Online - 09:09
FNM at Home - 27:00
Ikoria Teasers - 37:03

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

Links
MFO Online Info Sheet
FNM at Home Info

Mar 27, 2020
MagicFM #21 - Lighthearted Mailbag Episode (Featuring LSV)
4399

LSV joins Gaby and Mashi this week for an episode filled with stories, nonsense, and listener questions (with a bare minimum of talk about the Corona virus).

Timestamps
Questions start at - 06:15

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan
Luis Scott-Vargas - @lsv

Links
LR Lookback on Kyoto Finals

Mar 21, 2020
MagicFM #20 - Cooking (and Cubing) With Andrea Mengucci
4725

Andrea Mengucci joins Gaby and Mashi to talk #menguccicuisine, Cube, the recent bans, and more - you wont want to miss this spicy episode.

Timestamps
Questions for Mengu - 08:00
Cube Breakdown - 24:00
Thoughts on Bans - 58:00

Social Media
MagicFM - @MagicFMPodcast
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @MashiScanlan
Andrea Mengucci - @Mengu09

Links
Banned and Restricted Announcement
Gaby's Vintage Cube - You can draft it! She'd love to see it if you do :)

Mar 11, 2020
MagicFM #19 - Cube Comes to Arena, Incoming Bans, and Rivals Invites
3973

In this week's episode, Gaby and Mashi discuss Cube coming to Arena (in Sealed form), what's getting banned on Monday, and the debate around Rivals potentially getting additional invites.

Timestamps
Are Rivals being invited to the PT Finals? - 09:19
What's getting banned on Monday? - 30:09
Arena March state of the game: 49:00

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

Links
Elenbogen's tweet
Arena March state of the game
Predictions for bans

Mar 06, 2020
MagicFM #18 - Mail Bag Episode
4435

Join Gaby Spartz and Mashi Scanlan as they take a variety of listener questions, touching on topics like Worlds, game shows, and more!

Social Media
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft

Links
Questions Tweet

Feb 28, 2020
MagicFM #17 - Let The Anger Flow Through You...Or Not?
4754

Gaby and Mashi discuss Ninja's take on the will to win, Worlds, and whether they like the idea of buying cards through financing.

Timestamps
Worlds Recap - The Good and Bad: 10:39
Ninja's Gaming Tweet: 34:30
MageMarket.com's Monthly Financing: 56:54

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft

Links
Ninja's Tweet
Mage Market's AMA

Feb 21, 2020
MagicFM #16 - Rules, RPTs and Riley (Featuring Riley Knight)
4394

Gaby and Mashi are joined by Riley Knight as they discuss the PT in Phoenix, 8-player drafts on Arena, how closely rules should be followed, and more!

Timestamps
PT Phoenix Lowdown: 12:00
8-Player Drafts and Rules Following: 28:00
MTGA for Mobile: 50:39

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Riley Knight - @Rileyquarytower

Links
February State of the Game
Spin the Wheel segment
HalfArsedHistry

Feb 14, 2020
MagicFM #15 - Dimir Twin, Unsanctioned, and Organized Play Incentives
3381

Gaby and not-so-special guest LSV discuss new product offerings, the breakout deck that's taking over Pioneer, and what Organized Play is telling (or not telling) players about how to achieve their goals.

Timestamps
Unsanctioned: 03:00
Cassandra's OP Discussion: 15:00
Pioneer Shakeup: 42:36

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
LSV - @lsv

Jan 31, 2020
MagicFM #14 - Organized Play AMA
4046

Gaby and Mashi go over the Ask Me Anything that WotC Organized Play did on Reddit in this week's action-packed Magic FM.
Timestamps
AMA: Starts at ~10:00m

Social Media

Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz

Links
WotC Tabletop AMAA

Jan 25, 2020
MagicFM #13 - Organized Play Take-Backs and Modern Bans (Featuring Matt Nass)
4458

Timestamps
Matt Nass: 03:00
Theros First Impressions: 11:50
Modern Bans:  28:30
OP Announcement Retraction: 42:30

Social Media

Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Matt Nass - @MatthewlNass

Links
Banned and Restricted announcement
GP Points Cat Retraction
Organized Play for Dummies

Jan 17, 2020
MagicFM #12 - Everything You Need to Know for Your First Big Magic Event
5050

Going to a big Magic event can be intimidating, so Gaby and Mashi break down everything you need to know, from how to get there, what to bring, how to call a judge, and much more.

Timestamps
Preparing for your first MagicFest - 07:00

Social Media

Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz

Links
MagicFest GP Schedule 2020

Jan 10, 2020
MagicFM #11 - Theros Standouts and Busted Combos
4428

Gaby's triumphant return leads to conversations with Mashi about Theros previews, busted combos, and whether old or new cards should get banned when a new combo pops up.

Timestamps
Players Tour and Breaking Heliod - 14:12
Theros Previews - 30:00

Social Media

Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz

Links

Jan 03, 2020
MagicFM #10 - 2019 Year in Review and 2020 Wishlist (Featuring LSV)
3547

Mashi and not-so-special guest LSV discuss the good, the bad, and ugly from 2019, as well as going over their 2020 wishlist.

Timestamps
2019 Year in Review - 03:19
2020 Wishlist - 47:29

Social Media

Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
LSV - @lsv


Dec 28, 2019
MagicFM #9 - Organized Play Roadmap, Pioneer bans, and Theros previews
4112

Mashi and LSV discuss the roadmap for Organized play, Pioneer bans, and take a first look at Theros.

Timestamps
Pioneer Bans:  03:33
Organized Play Roadmap:  11:13
Theros Previews: 47:56

Social Media

Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
LSV - @lsv

Links
Magic playing poll

Dec 19, 2019
MagicFM #8 - Limited at Worlds, Suspensions, and is Brawlidays a Bust? (Featuring BK)
4724

Mashi and Gaby take a look at the Worlds formats, suspended Pioneer cards, and if Brawlidays is a bust.

Timestamps
Limited at Worlds: 7:27
Historic Suspensions: 30:00
Brawlidays: 44:55

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Andrew Baeckstrom BK - @abaeckst

Links
December state of the game
Merchant video
Arenabrawl.net 

Dec 12, 2019
MagicFM #7 - Discretionary Invites and Saying Bye to Byes
3870

Gaby and Mashi chat about discretionary invites to Mythic Championships, as well as bidding a not-so-fond farewell to Grand Prix byes.

Apologies for the (Mashi) sound issues this week, we had some connection issue and it shouldn't be a problem next week - Gaby

Timestamps
Bye Bye Byes:  03:55
Discretionary Invites: 17:31
Secret Lair Community Reaction: 45:37

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft

Links
Byes Announcement
Secret Lair Poll

Dec 06, 2019
MagicFM #6 - Mental Health and the Grind (plus Standard Bans)
4204

Gaby and Mashi are joined by special guest LSV as they discuss Standard Bans and how the grind affects mental health.

Timestamps
November 18 bans:  04:24
Mental health in gaming and the grind: 31:45

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
LSV - @lsv

Links
Play design lessons learned article
Oliver's twitter thread
Sperling's job after magic article

Nov 21, 2019
MagicFM #5 - Magic Arena Roadmap and Survivorship Bias (Featuring Bloody)
4261

Mashi and Gaby are joined by special guest Bloody as they discuss the exciting Arena announcements and survivorship bias in the world of Magic.

Timestamps
Arena State of the Game: 03:10
Survivorship Bias: 40:19

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft
Bloody - @Bloody

Links
State of the game article

Nov 14, 2019
MagicFM #4 - Pioneer Bans, Fractional Invites, and Mystery Boosters
4076

The Mystery Boosters have been unveiled, and Gaby and Mashi share their thoughts on the surprise. They also discuss Pioneer Bans (too many? too few?) and fractional invites in this week's MagicFM!

Timestamps

Pioneer Bans: 06:27
Fractional Invites: 25:04
Mystery Boosters: 44:31

Social Media

Gaby Spartz - @GabySpartz
Mashi Scanlan - @ThaGuyOnTheLeft

Nov 08, 2019
MagicFM #3 - Aggressive Bans and Bot Draft Burnout
4436

Are bans an acceptable cost for powerful and exciting Standard cards? Do Arena draft bots really deliver a highly replayable experience? Gaby and Mashi tackle these questions and more on this week’s Magic FM. 


Timestamps:

Are we ok with aggressive bans? 7 minutes

Arena bot draft burnout: 41 minutes

Draftable Commander?! 58 minutes


Links:

Paul’s pizza video: https://twitter.com/HAUMPH/status/1188887850156060672?s=20

Commander announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/big-things-are-coming-commander-2020-2019-10-30


Oct 31, 2019
MagicFM #2 - Is Ghosting Ethical? (Featuring LSV)
4221

This week, Gaby and Mashi are joined by special guest LSV as they tackle the outcome of the recent Standard bans, the announcement of Pioneer, and whether ghosting is ethical or not.

Timestamps:

Standard Bans: 3 minutes
Pioneer: 14 minutes
Ghosting: 37 minutes 

Oct 24, 2019
MagicFM #1 - Is Standard Solved Too Fast?
3839

Each week, Gaby and Mashi cover the latest and greatest in Magic news and events. For their inaugural episode, they discuss Standard bannings, buy-a-box promos, and whether Standard is being solved too quickly. 

Oct 16, 2019