Boards & Swords #20: Cosmic Encounter, Edge of the Empire, & Keranos Deck

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I'm back to a regular episode, and I have LOTS to talk about!  New board games, a new RPG, and I finish off the episode by walking you through my attempt at creating a standard Magic the Gathering deck.  Not to mention, we break down one of the classics of Board gaming: Cosmic Encounter!

Board Games

Power Grid

Run for your life Candyman

Zombies!!! the card game

Ascension

Fluxx

The Resistance

Board Game Breakdown

Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games

Roleplaying Games

Tried out Edge of the Empire beginner's box

Magic The Gathering

Red/Blue Deck: 

http://tappedout.net/mtg-deckpaste/09-05-14-none-28/

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Obsessive Comics Disorder #52: "The Many Colors of Free Comic Books"

This week we wonder in what world do students get suspended when teachers show porn, find out how well Philip can pick out comic books from Free Comic Book Day, and put my Magic the Gathering knowledge to the test!  In addition, we have another classic Letter from A Douchebag Editor; which quickly goes off the rails when Philip tries to figure out a character being referred to.  All of this and much much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

Boards & Swords #19: Magic The Gathering Set Preview - Journey Into Nyx

It's that time again - a new Magic The Gathering set is about to release which means I spend an episode breaking down the set and talk about all of the cool things coming!  Next week, we'll be back to a normal episode again - I've already got a LOT of Board Game stuff to talk about!

Links to Info:

http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/productarticle.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/productinfo

http://mythicspoiler.com/

Dates:

Prerelease Events

: April 26-27, 2014

Release Date

: May 2, 2014

Launch Weekend

: May 2-4, 2014

Magic Online Release

: May 12, 2014

Game Day

: May 24-25, 2014

The Cards:

165 New Cards!

Available As: Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs

Intro Packs: Mortals of Myth (G/W), Fates Forseen (U/R), Pantheon's Power (W/B), Voracious Rage (R/B), The Wilds and the Deep (G/U)

New Features:

Constellation - Enchantments with constellation abilities represent the divine constellations that fill the night sky—and now the mortal world—of Theros.  An enchantment's constellation ability triggers every time it or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control. Most of the enchantments with constellation abilities in Journey into Nyx are enchantment creatures, but not all of them.

Strive - A spell with a strive ability lets you pump more mana into it to increase the number of targets.

Bestow, Heroic, Monstrosity are all back

God/Planeswalker Cards

Pre-Release Thoughts

Ended up picking white pack due to promo card.  2-2, with one win being a bye.  Used a new method I heard from MTGyou podcast to sort out my cards.  Originally went W/R, had lots of cheap creatures and some red instants.  Learned after first game I had no meaty creatures and white wasn't really helping me.  Switched up deck to white/green, played much better.

Closing

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, talking about comics and all the geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.