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 57 - Planeswalkers of WAR: The Good | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:48

Welcome to the beginning of War of the Spark speculation, folks! We're spending three weeks pouring over the stained glass Planeswalker art to talk about the history and potential futures of each character. This week we're focused on the good guys: the Gatewatch and their closest allies. Will they get to be the heroes they want to be? If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:43 – Greg Weisman on Weekly MTG Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/395516943 12:26 – Gideon Jura 13:38 – Jace Beleren 15:37 – Chandra Nalaar 16:46 – Ajani Goldmane 19:12 – Teferi 20:08 – Karn 21:38 – Jaya Ballard 24:27 – Nissa Revane 25:12 – Samut 26:18 – Saheeli Rai 26:50 – Huatli 29:04 – Tamiyo 31:35 – Some Extra Speculation 33:39 – Final Thoughts

 56 - The Vorthos Cast's First Birthday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:00

Slightly more than one year ago, The Vorthos Cast was born. Today's episode brings back original cohost Cary for a fully armed and operational podcast panel that looks back at where this show started, how it's evolved along the way, and the five wonderful folks who make it all happen. Let Jay, Loreley, Cary, Brian, and Ashley lead you down memory lane and divulge the behind-the-scenes history of the show. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 02:26 – Greg Weisman on Weekly MTG/Panel at ECCC 03:43 – Jay, Loreley, and Cary Start a Chat Link: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/49659-who-is-the-raven-man 13:22 – The Vorthos Cast Is Born 19:14 – Cary Leaves, Brian and Ashley Join 27:05 – We Start a Patreon 28:55 – Listener Question: Full Episode with Arjun? 30:03 – Listener Question: Arjun/Annie Crossover? 30:45 – Listener Question: Will Elli Ever Get to Speak? 31:52 – Listener Question: What Made Y’all Start the Podcast? 34:56 – Listener Question: Favorite Episode of The Vorthos Cast? 37:42 – Listener Question: Favorite Podcasts to Listen To? 43:51 – Listener Question: What Is Each Cohost’s Official Role? 46:21 – Listener Question: Favorite Part of Making The Vorthos Cast? 49:19 – Listener Question: Could Cary $#!%post So Hard They Believe Themselves? 52:37 – Listener Question: What Do Y’all Do for a Living? 56:31 – Final Thoughts Link: https://twitter.com/JodiesJumpsuit/status/1103660116258185216

 55 - The Ascension of Reza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:20

What a big week for Vorthos fans! Besides the final Ravnica Allegiance story being published, this year's innovation set, Modern Horizons, was announced with two deliciously flavorful cards! We also find time for a few listener questions and congratulate Autumn Burchett on their Mythic Championship victory! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:39 – Announcing: Modern Horizons Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-modern-horizons-2019-02-28 02:59 – MH1 Preview: Serra the Benevolent Link: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/jayannelli-03202018-the-song-of-serra 08:12 – MH1 Preview: Cabal Therapist 10:09 – MH1: The Mystery Art Link: https://vorthosjay.tumblr.com/post/183126555111/awesome-reveals-from-modern-horizons-serra 14:03 – Listener Question: Best Way to Summarize The Secretist? Link: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/49732-ravnica-the-living-guildpact 16:22 – Listener Question: Did Amonkhet’s Trials Exist Before Bolas? 17:21 – Listener Question: Vitu-Ghazi Weakened Due to Trostani’s Discord? 18:57 – Magic Story: The Ascension of Reza Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/ascension-reza-2019-02-27 29:17 – Magic Story Discussion Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-438748113/episode-70-nicky-drayden-interview 40:18 – Final Thoughts

 54 - The Ledger of Hidden Fortunes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:37:33

Wizards of the Coast surprised us with the first War of the Spark teaser trailer...right after we recorded an episode! Don't worry, as this week we catch up with all the public information about this climactic set. We also cover the Orzhov story and question where Ajani goes to the bathroom. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:14 – War of the Spark Trailer & Promo Art Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn_0ZjpjntE Link: http://mtg-realm.tumblr.com/post/182920955281/magic-the-gathering-war-of-the-spark 06:06 – Announcing Core Set 2020 and Commander 2019 Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-core-set-2020-and-commander-2019-edition-2019-02-21 07:56 – Listener Question: Has “The Gathering” Ever Been Referenced in Lore? 11:27 – Magic Story: The Ledger of Hidden Fortunes Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/ledger-hidden-fortunes-2019-02-20 24:05 – Story Discussion 32:54 – Final Thoughts

 53 - Mailbag Time! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:59

We love Magic Story, but it stood us up on Valentine's Day! So we hung out with our mailbag and answered a wholeee bunch of listener questions. You folks asked about old characters, planar metaphysics, pizza, and more! We had a blast, and hope y'all enjoy this episode! And yes, we'll talk about the War of the Spark teaser trailer next week. :-P If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:44 – Announcing the Ravnica: Inquisition Game Link: http://www.dicetowernews.com/ravnica-inquisition-a-social-deduction-game-set-in-the-magic-the-gathering-universe/57452 02:43 – Listener Question: Why Are Ravnican Ogres Different? 04:17 – Listener Question: Why Are Dimir Logos Everywhere? 05:57 – Listener Question: What’s with the Orzhov “Cyclops” Helmets? 06:27 – Listener Question: Can Flamekin Be Planeswalkers? Link: https://multiverseinreview.blogspot.com/2015/09/prelude-to-war.html 10:04 – Listener Question: Any Info on Circu, Dimir Lobotomist? 11:30 – Listener Question: What Is the Nature of The Sisters of Flesh and Spirit? 13:09 – Listener Question: How Catastrophic Would Slivers in Velis Vel Be? 15:38 – Listener Question: Any Non-Card Named Ravnican Vampires? Link: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/List_of_secondary_characters 18:07 – Listener Question: Natural Metaphysics of Planar Fusion? Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/savor-flavor/ajani-faces-planeswalker-2008-10-29 20:21 – Listener Question: Magical Weapon Power Ranking? 26:33 – Listener Question: Where Did the Five-Legged Shrew Go? 27:19 – Listener Question: Where Feather? 28:40 – Listener Question: Which Plane Is Most Likely to Invent Pizza? 33:57 – Final Thoughts

 52- The Principles of Unnatural Selection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:42

In this week's episode we cover the Simic fiction, discover that Jay has been hiding new information from us, and uncover the metaphysical mysteries of souls in the Multiverse. There's no Magic story on February 13th, so our next episode is going to be a mailbag column! If you have a question you're dying to ask us, you can reach us on our Twitter or Tumblr accounts: Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheVorthosCast Tumblr: https://thevorthoscast.tumblr.com/ If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:35 – 2019 Planeswalker Calendar Link: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Wall-Calendar-Day-Dream/dp/163571527X 03:37 – Listener Question: Where Do Spirits Go When They Die? 16:30 – Listener Question: Which Color Pair Is Most Misunderstood? 21:49 – Magic Story: The Principles of Unnatural Selection Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/principles-unnatural-selection-2019-02-06 33:33 Story Discussion 40:02 – Final Thoughts

 51 - Rage of the Unsung | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:38

Finally, the viashino have a place in Gruul history! Other than talking about this week's story concerning this triumphant moment, we answer some listener questions looking towards War of the Spark, call out Nicol Bolas, and wonder what Jace has on his face. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:08 – Listener Question: Who Would Win: Bolas or Ilharg? 04:53 – Listener Question: How Will War of the Spark Handle Planeswalker Cards? 08:20 – Magic Story: Rage of the Unsung Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/rage-unsung-2019-01-30 25:04 – Story Discussion 34:30 – Final Thoughts

 50 - The Illusions of Child's Play | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:34

Magic Story is finally back with Nicky Drayden's take on the Ravnica Allegiance guilds. This week we're covering the Rakdos story, catching up on listener questions, and reminding you about our new tier on Patreon that lets you listen to our recordings live on Thursdays at 7:00pm EST! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 02:33 – Listener Question: Finished the Web Fiction. What to Read Next? Link: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/forums/magic-fundamentals/magic-storyline/649232-magic-storyline-resources-the-stories-and-lore-are 06:49 – Listener Question: Any Info about Ravnican Deities/Holidays? Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/wake-call-2006-02-22 11:38 – Listener Question: How Does the Ravnican Calendar Work? 15:18 – Magic Story: The Illusions of Child’s Play Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/illusions-childs-play-2019-01-23 29:50 – Story Discussion and Speculation 37:10 – Final Thoughts

 49 - Ravnica Allegiance Flavor Gems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:21

Prerelease weekend is over, and Ravnica Allegiance is almost here! Now that the whole set is public, it's time for the cast to comb through the set and find the most flavorful gems the cards have to offer. One topic, one episode, countless facets of flavor. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:06 – Ravnica Allegiance Flavor Gems Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/ravnica-allegiance/cards?rna-productblock 01:43 – Bring to Trial 02:39 – Friggin’ Sharktopus 03:21 – Final Payment 04:04 – Rakdos, the Showstopper 05:25 – Depose//Deploy 06:53 – Angelic Exaltation, Mass Manipulation, Awaken the Erstwhile, Electrodominance, & Sagittar’s Volley 08:07 – Get to the Point 08:54 – Cult Guildmage 09:37 – Priest of Forgotten Gods 11:33 – Expose to Daylight 12:43 – Kaya’s Wrath 14:13 – Captive Audience 15:28 – Spear Spewer 16:46 – Noxious Groodion, Feral Maaka, & Sylvan Brushstrider 18:12 – Hero of Precinct One, Rally to Battle, & Civic Stalwart 19:38 – Rhythm of the Wild & Nikya of the Old Ways 22:07 – Titanic Brawl 23:06 – Humongulus 24:07 – Rakdos Firewheeler 25:55 – Burn Bright 26:51 – Verity Circle 28:05 – Catacomb Crocodile 30:02 – Ethereal Absolution 31:27 – Goblin Gathering 33:13 – Tower Defense 34:58 – Biomancer’s Familiar 35:51 – Lavinia, Azorius Renegade 37:08 – Ravnica Allegiance: Mythic Edition Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/ravnica-allegiance-mythic-edition-2019-01-10 43:36 – Final Thoughts Link: https://armlx.blogspot.com/2019/01/limited-design-32-for-three-is-place-to.html

 48 - The Guilds of Ravnica: Azorius, Orzhov & Gruul | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:03

Welcome to the final part of our series on the ten guilds of Ravnica! The law-writing Azorius, law-skirting Orzhov, and law-smashing Gruul are the subjects of this week's episode. We also briefly mention the name of the next set, War of the Spark, and announce some exciting new things for our Patreon! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:46 – New Patreon Tier Announcement! Link: https://www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast 03:44 – Next Set Title Revealed: War of the Spark Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/products/coming-soon 05:50 – Additional Notes from Ravnica Art Book 10:27 – The Azorius Senate 15:43 – Azorius Creature Types 17:20 – Notable Azorius 19:13 – The Orzhov Syndicate 25:49 – Orzhov Creature Types 27:52 – Notable Orzhov 30:23 – The Gruul Clans 35:29 – Gruul Creature Types 36:32 – Notable Gruul 37:17 – Final Thoughts

 47 - The Guilds of Ravnica: Simic & Rakdos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:58

Welcome to 2019! In the heat of Ravnica Allegiance previews, it's time to get back to our dives into the ten guilds of the plane. This week is all about the evolutionary Simic Combine and revolutionary Cult of Rakdos. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:29 – Scheduling Reminders 01:18 – Loreley Gets Another NDA 03:00 – The Simic Combine 16:46 – Simic Creature Types 19:45 – Notable Simic 20:44 – The Cult of Rakdos 25:59 – Notable Rakdos 28:16 – Rakdos Creature Types 32:19 – Final Thoughts

 46 - Children of the Nameless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:30

Surprise! There's a whole new FREE Magic: The Gathering novella by Brandon Sanderson! Children of the Nameless is about the misadventures of snarky Planeswalker Davriel on Innistrad. This week's entire episode is dedicated to this wonderfully dramatic, humorous, and metaphysically mysterious tale. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:43 – Our Ravnica Allegiance Preview Plans 01:47 – Interviews with Brandon Sanderson Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/348676141?filter=archives&sort=time Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/brandonsanderson/comments/a5c95s/children_of_the_nameless_ama_with_brandon/ 4:34 – Children of the Nameless Summary Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/story 39:46 – Children of the Nameless Speculation 50:46 – Final Thoughts

 45 - IDW Chandra #1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:29

We got two amazing new pieces of Magic fiction this past week! We briefly mention Children of the Nameless, the novella by Brandon Sanderson (which we'll talk about next week!), but today's episode is mostly about Chandra #1 from IDW. We also get back into the groove of answering listener questions. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:00 – Children of the Nameless – Novella by Brandon Sanderson Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/story 03:16 – Listener Question: What Is Project Lightning Bug? 07:34 – Listener Question: Why So Little Conflict Between Bolas and Phyrexia? 09:21 – Listener Question: Did the Rakdos Stop Being the Mining Guild? 11:53 – IDW’s Magic: The Gathering Chandra #1 Link: https://www.comixology.com/Magic-The-Gathering-Chandra-1/digital-comic/713452 32:44 – Speculation: Kaldheim Soon? 36:37 – Final Thoughts

 44 - Inside Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:46:09

In a week with some haymaker news (New promos! Chandra comic preview! New Magic Story webpage!), we spent most of this episode finally exploring Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, the first D&D crossover book officially released. It contains new information about Ravnica, lots of useful tips for first-timers, and a plethora of familiar references for Magic fans new and old. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:14 – 2019 MagicFest Promos Link: https://www.cfbevents.com/promo 02:28 – IDW Chandra Comic Preview Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/magic-gathering-chandra-preview-2018-12-05 04:46 – Magic Story Page Update Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/story 09:28 – Inside Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica 43:04 – Final Thoughts

 43 - Ultimate Masters Flavor Gems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:50:56

The Vorthos Cast is back with all the flavor news your ears need to hear. The biggest story out of last week was the boycott of future Grand Prix/MagicFest events my a number of Magic artists. We also talk about the soon-to-be-released Chandra comic from IDW and the remaining flavor gems from Ultimate Masters (out this Friday, 12/7). If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:52 – Artist Boycott MagicFest Link: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/vorthosmike-11262018-artists-boycott-magic-fests 09:23 – Chandra #1 SCGCon Exclusive Cover Link: https://twitter.com/StarCityGames/status/1068160996899020800 10:49 – Ultimate Masters Flavor Gems 11:11 – Sigil of the New Dawn 12:43 – Foil 14:13 – Frantic Search Link: https://twitter.com/_SEV8/status/1065400011343753216 16:11 – Unstable Mutation 17:10 – Offalsnout 18:46 – Spoils of the Vault 20:39 – Lava Spike 21:17 – Gamble 22:58 – Seismic Assault 26:39 – Golgari Grave-Troll 27:29 – Kodama’s Reach 28:25 – Verdant Eidolon 29:21 – Vengeful Rebirth Link: https://twitter.com/kellydigges/status/1065290256432345089 30:39 – Slippery Bogle 31:52 – Phyrexian Altar 33:25 – Ulamog’s Crusher 35:37 – Phyrexian Tower 38:50 – Squee, Goblin Nabob 40:20 – Mistveil Plains Link: https://twitter.com/VorthosMike/status/1068266617635815429 41:49 – Final Thoughts

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