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 33 - An Abridged History of Post-Mending Ravnica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:16

With Jay off on hurricane duty, Andrew, Brian, and Ashley tackle a week of juicy Guilds of Ravnica previews before recapping Ravnica's history from the Mending to the present day. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:08 – Baby Kraul! 02:12 – Dream Eater 03:37 – Guild Summit 04:45 – Assassin’s Trophy 07:41 – Command the Storm 09:08 – Affectionate Indrik 10:45 – Erratic Cyclops 11:32 – Skyknight Legionnaire 12:31 – Notion Rain 14:07 – March of the Multitudes 15:29 – Izoni, Thousand-Eyed 17:02 – Niv-Mizzet, Parun 19:13 – Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice 20:18 – Lazav, Multifarious 22:34 – Vraska, Golgari Queen 25:50 – Find // Finality, Expansion // Explosion, Response // Resurgence 26:54 – Guildgates 28:49 – The Post-Mending History of Ravnica 44:25 – Final Thoughts

 32 - Unbowed Parts 2 & 3/PAX West | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:38

Lots to talk about this week! There's a new Magic novel, a bunch of preview cards from PAX West, and two chapters of Magic Story featuring Vivien Reid! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:51 – New Novel: Ravnica by Greg Weisman Link: https://www.amazon.com/Ravnica-Magic-Gathering-Greg-Weisman-ebook/dp/B07GVPZBDZ 02:44 –Conclave Tribunal 04:17 – Narcomoeba 05:06 – Sinister Sabotage 07:48 – Necrotic Wound 08:52 – Legion Warboss 09:59 – Wary Okapi 11:16 – Emmara, Soul of the Accord 14:46 – Firemind’s Research 15:47 – Ral, Izzet Viceroy 17:23 – Thought Erasure 18:52 – Hammer Dropper 19:26 – Guildgates Reprinted 19:47 – Shock Lands Reprinted 20:27 – Moodier Richard Wright Basics 20:48 – New Guild Basics 24:36 – Ral’s Staticaster 25:24 – Attendant of Vraska 25:53 – Unbowed Part 2 & 3 Link (Part 2): https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/unbowed-part-2-2018-09-05 Link (Part 3): https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/unbowed-part-3-2018-09-07 30:43 – Vivien Speculation 32:50 – Final Thoughts

 31 - Unbowed Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:25

With Brian off at Dragon Con, it was up to Jay, Andrew, and Ashley to cover the Vorthos news about the Guild Kits, website updates, and interview with new Magic Story author Cassandra Khaw. We also answered a few listener questions before covering the first of three stories about brand-new Planeswalker Vivien Reid! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:01 – No PAX Chat This Episode 02:09 – Guild Kit Art 04:23 – Story Widget Updates 06:07 – The Mary Sue Interview with Cassandra Khaw Link: https://www.themarysue.com/tms-exclusive-cassandra-khaw-vivien-reid/ 08:00 – Listener Question: Story/Flavor Text Mismatches 12:41 – Listener Question: Do Angels Have Ghosts/Souls? 17:18 – Magic Story: Unbowed Part 1 Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/unbowed-part-1-2018-08-29 27:10 – When Does This Story Take Place? 27:58 – Prose and Horror 29:10 – Nicol Bolas and Skalla 32:00 – Lead-In to Guilds of Ravnica? 33:22 – Vivien As a Character 39:26 – Final Thoughts

 30 - An Abridged History of Pre-Mending Ravnica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:17

This week we introduce the shows two new cohosts, Brian and Ashley, who will be joining Jay and Andrew moving forward. We also (re)introduce everyone to the plane of Ravnica in preparation for the upcoming set, Guilds of Ravnica. This episode covers the pre-Mending history of the plane. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:00 – Introducing New Cohosts Brian and Ashley 02:52 – Listener Question: Could Other Paruns Be Planeswalkers? 10:39 – An Abridged History of Ravnica: City of Guilds 27:19 – An Abridged History of Guildpact 30:42 – An Abridged History of Dissension 39:40 – Speculation: Is Niv-Mizzet Really the Only Dragon? 40:18 – Speculation: Link Between Guildpact and Ravnica’s Planar Barrier? 41:20 – Speculation: Are All Ravnica’s Angels Clones of Feather? 43:39 – Final Thoughts

 29 - Chronicle of Bolas: The Unwritten Now | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:37

It's Cary's final episode with the show, but lordy is it a juicy one. While we cover the final episode of Core Set 2019's fantastic story, our big topic of the day is the ways which Wizards of the Coast can better communicate with and support the Vorthos community. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:16 – Announcing: “Rise of the Gatewatch” Book 04:45 – Listener Question: What Can WotC Do to Support the Vorthos Community? 07:31 – Lack of Promotion for Ancillary Products 12:13 – Lack of Communication about Magic Story 16:42 – Lack of Website Support for Past Lore/Onboarding Link: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/story Link: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Black-Library 26:15 – Lack of Marketing for New Products Link: https://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/wizards-of-the-coast-selects-the-martin-agency-as-agency-of-record/148375 29:32 – Lack of Engagement with Fan Content Creators 33:52 – Actionable Solutions 37:40 – Chronicle of Bolas: The Unwritten Now Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/chronicle-bolas-unwritten-now-2018-08-15 47:42 – Speculation: What Did We Learn about Dominaria’s Timeline? 50:13 – Speculation: Does Narset Know Ugin and Bolas’s History? 52:24 – Speculation: What Did Ugin Teach the Abzan, Mardu, and Sultai? 55:17 – Final Thoughts

 28 - Chronicle of Bolas: Perspectives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:34

This week we talk about an exciting announcement: a new Magic: The Gathering comic from IDW all about Chandra! We answer a few listener questions (including a rapid-fire session for Cary), talk about the latest episode of Magic Story, and delve into the truth and lies of Bolas's take on his own past. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:29 – New IDW Comic–Magic: The Gathering: Chandra Link: http://comicbook.com/comics/2018/08/08/magic-the-gathering-comics-chandra-idw-publishing/#1 12:15 – Listener Question: Vorthos-Themed Commander Decks 15:21 – Listener Question: Moonsilver and Geists 17:01 – Rapid Fire Questions for Cary 23:36 – Chronicle of Bolas: Perspectives 34:42 – Speculation: How Much of Bolas’s Story Is Lies? 36:10 – Speculation: The Rest of Dominaria’s Mythohistories 37:29 – Speculation: What the Heck Is the Meditation Realm? 42:44 – Speculation: Is This the First Time Rift? 46:17 – Final Thoughts

 27 - Chronicle of Bolas: A Familiar Stranger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:17

After a light news week, we dig into a mountain of listener questions about a variety of topics. This episode of Chronicle of Bolas also sparked a number of questions about the history of the Multiverse. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:04 – Listener Question: History of the Slivers 06:36 – Listener Question: Color Pie Awareness in Magic Story 11:20 – Listener Question: Short Summary of Lorwyn Block 13:23 – Listener Question: Nissa’s Future 15:58 – Listener Question: Our Best Vorthos Moments in a Game 18:48 – Chronicle of Bolas: A Familiar Stranger Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/unbroken-and-unbowed-2015-04-22 31:59 – Elder Dragon War Timeline Questions 37:14 – Does This Story Change What Bolas Knows about Ugin? 41:09 – Final Thoughts 45:55 – Good-bye, Cary

 26 - Commander (2018 Edition) Flavor Gems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:45

Without a Core Set 2019 story this week, Jay, Andrew, and Cary get to go deep on Commander (2018 Edition) flavor. We also report the news about the Dungeons & Dragons expansion, Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, and answer a fan question about the metaphysics of Rabiah's 1,001 reflections. 01:32 – Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica 07:01 – Saheeli, the Gifted Link: http://talinthas.tumblr.com/post/176216595342/kaladesh-returns 08:07 – Tawnos, Urza’s Apprentice 11:24 – Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer 12:59 – Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor 13:50 – Treasure Nabber 14:10 – Ancient Stone Idol 17:02 – Lord Windgrace Link: https://twitter.com/EthanFleischer/status/1021876810856849415 17:58 – Thantis, the Warweaver 19:02 – Gyrus, Waker of Corpses 20:37 – Xantcha, Sleeper Agent Link: http://www.gatheringmagic.com/samkeeper-11032016-xantcha-magics-first-trans-hero/ 23:53 – Whiptongue Hydra 24:37 – Crash of Rhino Beetles 25:22 – Turntimber Sower 26:07 – Estrid, the Masked 26:43 – Kestia, the Cultivator 29:53 – Tuvasa the Sunlit 30:35 – Arismethes, Slumbering Isle 33:47 – Aminatou, the Fateshifter Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-preview/aminatou-fateshifter-2018-07-26 35:35 – Varina, Lich Queen 37:19 – Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign 37:36 – Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow 38:55 – So What’s with That Planeswalker Poster? 42:35 – Listener Question: How Do the 1,001 Rabiahs Work? 44:52 – Final Thoughts

 25 - Chronicle of Bolas: Blood and Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:24

Lots of news to cover this week, especially the Weekly MTG interviews with franchise team members Nic Kelman and Daniel Ketchum. We also answer a few quick listener questions, recap episode 5 of Core Set 2019's story, and throw shade at five-card cycles. 00:41 – Vivien Reid Planeswalker Page 02:55 – Weekly MTG with Nic Kelman and Daniel Ketchum 08:12 – Vivien Reid Story by Cassandra Khaw Announced 13:12 – MTG Arena Exclusive Cards and Dialogue 16:43 – Listener Question: Blackblade vs. Godsend 18:23 – Listener Question: Hellkite Meaning 20:03 – Listener Question: Future of Disabled Characters 23:50 – Chronicle of Bolas: Blood and Fire Recap 36:53 – Elder Dragon War Questions 37:31 – Is Bolas Lurking? 43:30 – Final Thoughts

 24 - Chronicle of Bolas: Whispers of Treachery | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:53

This week we discuss the first look at Commander (2018 Edition), the timey-wimey history of Tarkir, episode four of the Chronicle of Bolas, and speculation about this story's near future. If you'd like to help support the show, you can visit www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast and donate today! 00:24 – Commander 2018 Deck Themes and Art 15:31 – Timeline of Tarkir’s History 21:04 – Chronicle of Bolas: Whispers of Treachery 37:24 – Frame Story Speculation 3944 – Elder Dragon War Speculation 40:36 – Will Bolas’s Ravnica Plans Explained? 42:04 – Return to Tarkir Foreshadowing 48”58 – Final Thoughts

 23 - Promos, and Canon, and Art Book-Oh My! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:53:06

Magic Story was off this past week, but there was still plenty to talk about! First and foremost, we have a Patreon now! The SDCC promos were revealed, we discuss the ins and outs of Magic canon, and highlight our favorite insights from the Dominaria art book. 01:06 – We have a Patreon now! 02:23 – San Diego Comic Con Promos 08:52 – Seeding for Future Nissa, Karn, and Teferi Plots 14:44 – Hierarchy of Canon 29:53 – Vorthos Telephone: History of Internet Fanon 36:53 – Dominaria Art Book Flavor Gems 47:06 – Lord Windgrace Art and Speculation 52:34 – www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast

 22 - Chronicle of Bolas: Things Unseen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:38

This week Jay, Andrew, and Cary cover Vorthos news, get back to answering your questions, and talk all about the latest episode of Magic Story! 00:59 – Two Sides of Jace’s Character Growth 06:02 – Apex of Power, Fraying Omnipotence, and Patient Rebuilding 09:45 – History of the Thran Empire 13:13 – Planeswalker Who-Knows-Who 15:50 – A Bunch of Teferi Questions 24:09 – Why Basic Lands Don’t Have Flavor Text 25:37 – C18 Planeswalker Predictions 31:21 – Chronicles of Bolas: Things Unseen 45:56 – Core Set 2019 Story Speculation 57:12 – Final Thoughts

 21 — Chronicle of Bolas: The First Lesson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:52:21

In this episode, we talk about story translation news, many M19 previews, and the latest Magic Story episode. Outside this episode, you're a valid Vorthos and we love you! 00:36 Translation Drops 02:46 Core Set 03:57 Nicol Bolas, the Ravager 07:08 Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire 08:56 Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner 10:48 Chromium, the Mutable 12:24 Arcades, the Strategist 14:04 Skilled Animator 14:18 Lathliss, Dragon Queen 15:06 Tezzeret's Strider 15:57 Sarkhan's Whelp 17:21 - Ajani's Last Stand 18:32 Sarkhan's Unsealing 20:26 Liliana, the Necromancer 20:59 One with the Machine 24:42 Trashmaster Goblin 25:21 Colossal Stomp 25:57 Daybreak Chaplain 26:34 Regal Bloodlord 27:30 Runed Armasaur 28:38 Azareth the Awakener 30:30 Sai, Master Thopterist 32:26 Chronicle of Bolas: The First Lesson 48:06 Discussion

 20 - Chronicle of Bolas: The Twins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:50

00:53 - Global Series Flavor Gems 07:41 - Core 2019 Story and Previews 09:24 - Nicol Bolas Elder Dragon 11:21 - Vivien Reid and the other planeswalkers 14:54 - Patient Rebuilding 16:12 - Onakke Ogre 17:58 - Take Vengeance 19:24 - Vampire Sovereign and Sovereign's Bite 20:26 - The Elder Dragons Comic 27:48 - Chronicle of Bolas: The Twins 48:40 - What does this mean for Ugin and Tarkir? 51:50 - The Ur-Dragon versus Arahbo? 54:52 - Will we see the Elder Dragon War? 56:10 - What other planes might we see? 1:00:10 - Wrap-Up

 19 - Return to Dominaria: Continuity and Retrospective | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:48

In this episode, the cast talks about the various terms for changes to continuity, and breaks down the continuity issues in Return to Dominaria. The Cast also talks about what they loved about the story and where it succeeded! 00:18 Definining Continuity Changes 09:56 Gideon's Aegis Shield 12:02 Suq'Ata City 12:52 Sisay and Shanna's Aura 14:40 Jhoira and Jodah 16:42 Molimo and Llanowar 18:36 The Cylix and Yavimayan Geography 22:38 Chandra's Problematic Timeline 23:00 Slimefoot's Babies 25:32 The Liches of Urborg 27:42 Blackblade vs Black Blade 28:50 Continuity Management and Feedback 32:14 Mother Luti and Jaya Ballard 35:29 Liliana's Character Development 36:54 Kwende as a white-aligned villain 38:02 Everything Teferi! 41:10 Gideon's Character Development 47:42 Slimefoot Remains Silent 49:13 Loose Ends and the Future 51:35 Wrap-Up

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