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 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

 42 - Bound and Bonded | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:26

The final Guilds of Ravnica story is here! After a few news items and a juicy listener question about Magic's past, we take a look back at what have been five excellent stories set on the city-plane. Note that because of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, we will be taking a week off. The Vorthos Cast will return December 3rd with Ultimate Masters Flavor Gems. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:26 – Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica Is Out! 03:56 – D&D Lore You Should Know: Orzhov and Dimir Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/335398564 04:24 – IDW Chandra #1 Delayed A Week Until 12/5 04:45 – GoFundMe for Chris L’Etoille’s Wife, Jaime Link: https://www.gofundme.com/qsxvx-jamie039s-recovery-fund 06:16 – Listener Question: What Prequel Cards Could Exist? 13:34 – Magic Story: Bound and Bonded Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/bound-and-bonded-2018-11-14 33:30 – A Look Back at the Guilds of Ravnica Stories 41:41 – Final Thoughts

 41 - Death's Precious Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:54:56

A new Magic set has been announced! The first look at new art from Ultimate Masters occupies the first half of this week's episode, while the travels of an insectoid farm boy in this week's Magic Story inspire discussion for the second half. Also don't forget to head down to your local game story and pick up the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica for your Magic-themed D&D adventures! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:02 – Announcing Ultimate Masters Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-ultimate-masters-2018-11-05 02:10 – UMA Art: Bitterblossom 03:30 – UMA Art: Demonic Tutor 05:14 – UMA Art: Goryo’s Vengeance 06:50 – UMA Art: Reanimate 08:36 – UMA Art: Tasigur, the Golden Fang 09:42 – UMA Art: Through the Breach 13:31 – UMA Art: Eternal Witness 14:27 – UMA Art: Life from the Loam 15:19 – UMA Art: Tarmogoyf 16:26 – UMA Art: Fulminator Mage 17:45 – UMA Art: Platinum Emperion 18:20 – UMA Art: Ancient Tomb 19:23 – UMA Art: Dark Depths 21:46 – UMA Art: Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth 24:05 – The Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica Is Out! 24:44 – Magic Story: Death’s Precious Moments Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/deaths-precious-moments-2018-11-07 49:11 – Final Thoughts

 40 - Concepts & Legends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:49:42

After reporting on a smattering of Vorthos news and answering a handful of listener questions, the cast dives into The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends, the new 25th anniversary art book by James Wyatt. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:24 – Guilds of Ravnica Guild Kits Released! Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/building-guild-kits-2018-11-01 01:11 – Ravnica Weekend Nov 9-11 Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/introducing-magic-weekend-2018-10-29 04:12 – Another D&D Adventure with Ravnica: The Broken Pact Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/331337946 04:38 – Listener Question: Are the Metathran Still Alive? 06:00 – Listener Question: Is Profane Memento Referencing a Specific Angel? 06:46 – Listener Question: How Does Language Work Throughout the Multiverse? 12:01 – Listener Question: What Is Our Favorite Magic Web Fiction? 22:29 – The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Concepts & Legends Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/savor-flavor/perfection-through-etherium-2008-11-18 47:00 – Final Thoughts

 39 - Clans and Legions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:44:01

There were lots of little news pieces this week for this fully armed and operational cast to cover. We also tackled a handful of listener questions, discussed the most recent Magic Story, and got a little wholesome towards the end of the episode. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:01 – 2018 Holiday Card: Bog Humbug Link: https://twitter.com/MTGAlison/status/1055603050243452928 01:35 – Ravnica: The Broken Pact D&D Session at Twitchcon Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/328296644 01:44 – “A Brief History of Wizards Being Bad at Selling Books” Link: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/samkeeper-10252018-a-brief-history-of-wizards-being-bad-at-selling-books 07:29 – Listener Question: What Happens to Liliana If She Gets Possessed? 08:39 – Listener Question: Were the Selesnya Building an Army to Stop Bolas? 10:06 – Listener Question: What Planeswalker Would We Pick for SDCC 2018-Style Promos? 12:44 – Listener Question: Chance of Returning to Kamigawa? 14:45 – Magic Story: Clans and Legions Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/clans-legions-2018-10-24 26:49 – Speculation: Is Aresaan Feather in Disguise? 28:53 – Speculation: Do These Stories Contain Hints for the Future? 31:27 – Speculation: Is Gruul Discrimination the Breaking Point of the Guild? Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/314360130 Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/323443360 Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/323444719 36:52 – Final Thoughts

 38 - Testing the Dark Waters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:23

A Broken Pact. A controversial cover. A spectacular story. This week's episode covers another exciting week in the world of Vorthos fans as most of the cast finally returns from the plight of a hurricane. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:21 – Jay Hired as Creativity Consultant for Magic 01:54 – Ravnica: The Broken Pact Episode 2 Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/325237287 02:26 – IDW Chandra #3 Cover Controversy Link: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/10/17/turtles-ponies-ghostbusters-kyle-baker-black-panther-idw-january-2019-solicitations/ 15:09 – Listener Question: Concerns Comic Will Spoil Ravnica Story? 17:19 – Listener Question: How Does Each Guild Fund Itself? 18:58 – Listener Question: Was Niv-Mizzet Birthed by the Ur-Dragon? 20:18 – Listener Question: How Big Is Ravnica? 22:23 – Magic Story: Testing the Dark Waters Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/testing-dark-waters-2018-10-17 36:31 – Final Thoughts

 37 - Under the Cover of Fog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:01

With Hurricane Michael taking out half the cast, it's up to Andrew and Brian to cover a busy Vorthos week (Jay and Ashley are actually fine and will return next week.) We cover news about the future of Magic Story, congratulate Jay on his freelance position with Wizards of the Coast, discuss the Dimir-tastic Magic Story, and meander down interesting tangents along the way. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:02 – News: GRN & RNA Are All Side Stories Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/what-expect-magic-story-2018-10-09 05:31 – News: Magic Story to Explore Beyond Card Sets 07:07 – News: Greg Weisman Also Writing Third Ravnica Set Web Fiction 12:28 – Don’t Forget About Chandra #1 Soon from IDW 12:59 – News: Jay Working Freelance for Wizards 15:17 – Weekly MTG Interviews with Cassandra Khaw and Nicky Drayden Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/321317625 15:50 – Potential Halloween Story? 17:45 – Don’t Forget Ravnica: The Broken Pact D&D Crossover Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/322237710 18:25 – Magic Story: Under the Cover of Fog Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/under-cover-fog-2018-10-10 34:02 – Speculation: Is Merret’s Baby a Planeswalker? 39:14 – Final Thoughts

 36 - The Guilds of Ravnica: Golgari, Dimir, & Boros | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:51

This week is part two of our delve into each of the five guilds from Guilds of Ravnica! We cover the Golgari Swarm, House Dimir, and the Boros Legion. If you want to learn more about the Selesnya Conclave or the Izzet League, check out part one from last week: https://soundcloud.com/user-345643028/35-the-guilds-of-ravnica-selesnya-izzet If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:58 – Chandra #2 Cover Revealed Link: https://previewsworld.com/Article/219149-Pyro-Power-In-Magic-The-Gatherings-Chandra 02:03 – The Golgari Swarm 07:20 – Golgari Creature Types 12:02 – Notable Golgari 14:06 – House Dimir 18:36 – Dimir Creature Types 24:24 – Notable Dimir 25:48 – The Boros Legion 32:23 – Boros Creature Types 35:05 – Notable Boros 38:08 – Final Thoughts

 35 - The Guilds of Ravnica: Selesnya & Izzet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:39:07

With the Guilds of Ravnica prerelease behind us, it's time to start taking a closer look at the city-plane. After catching up with a few listener questions, we begin our dive into each of the five guilds from the set. This week we discuss the ideology, creatures, and characters of the Selesnya Conclave and the Izzet League. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:51 – Guild Kit Face Cards-New Art! 02:06 – Listener Question: Will Karn Use the Cylix on Ravnica? 03:25 – Listener Question: What Info Will Bolas Get from Liliana? 05:16 – Background of Ravnica’s Guilds 06:04 – The Selesnya Conclave 13:39 – Selesnya Creature Types 17:33 – Notable Selesnyans 20:10 – The Izzet League 25:04 – Izzet Creature Types 31:48 – Notable Izzet 35:32 – Final Thoughts

 34 - Guilds of Ravnica Flavor Gems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:55:11

Jay is off again, but we have plenty of new to fill his place! From the announcement of the Ravnica author to D&D plans, there are lots of exciting Vorthos things happening in the next month! We also take this episode to cover the rest of the flavorful cards in Guilds of Ravnica. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:50 – Guilds of Ravnica/Ravnica Allegiance Author: Nicky Drayden Link: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/312583620 02:02 – Contos de Magic: The Gathering–Brazilian Story Publication Link: https://twitter.com/kozistranslator/status/1041683986710454272 03:47 – Saving Throw Show–Ravnica: The Broken Pact D&D Stream Link: https://twitter.com/Wizards_DnD/status/1043590792462385152 07:59 – Post-Mending Ravnica History: Gideon Fights Crime 09:23 – Guilds of Ravnica Flavor Gems Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/guilds-ravnica-2018-09-19 09:52 – Collar the Culprit/Citywide Bust 11:45 – Intrusive Packbeast 11:59 – Skyline Scout 13:06 – Sworn Companions 16:24 – Drowned Secrets 17:17 – Wishcoin Crab 18:26 – Child of Night/Fearless Halberdier/Demotion 21:04 – Experimental Frenzy 23:12 – Hellkite Whelp 24:11 – Rubblebelt Boar/Street Riot 29:28 – Bounty of Might/Flight of Equenauts 31:38 – Generous Stray 33:10 – Grappling Sundew 35:11 – Pause for Reflection 36:45 – Conclave Cavalier 37:27 – Crackling Drake 39:07 – Etrata, the Silencer 41:02 – Tajic, Legion’s Edge 43:40 – Trostani Discordant 45:46 – Rhizome Lurcher 47:18 – Thousand-Year Storm 49:07 – Hitchclaw Recluse/Hatchery Spider/Prey Upon/Severed Strands 49:43 – Final Thoughts Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpOySUK3Vdc Link: https://thevorthoscast.tumblr.com/

 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

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