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feel like i need to start a “good morning” podcast which is just like

good morning
here in central washington state it is 49°F and sunny
highs in the low 80s today
i hope your day goes well and you feel accomplished by the end of it
repeat after me: today i will not be an asshole

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Can today be a day where we are kind to each other?

I'd like that.

Trying to keep myself grounded amid all the premium-product stress by continuing to do budget deck techs for Card Kingdom. This week, underrepresented Zendikar Rising legends.

Important D&D Dungeon Master tip 

Never make your players feel bad for cancelling on you.

We all know how hard it is to arrange a session everyone is available for, but you don't know what's going on in people's lives. Don't expect them to tell you why.

Additionally, if you are friends enough with your players to know about their lives, 'I'm really anxious today can we cancel?' or 'I'm having a high-pain day' are obviously acceptable reasons to cancel.


: WUBRG will be defederating from this coming Tuesday (October 6). Their moderators haven't been dealing with bad actors well, and this is the tool we have to keep ourselves safe and hopefully give them a wakeup call.

If you've got friends on .social who want to move, I can recommend instances. If you're inviting friends to join wubrg, please let me know so I can be appropriately welcoming.

When Blood Sun enters the battlefield, draw a card.
All lands lose all abilities except mana abilities.

Sorry for link to birdsite, but this was a really long post to create the first time. I’ve been working on a commander deck based on Reincarnated as a Slime. I’d love feedback or suggestions


There are slightly fewer female planeswalkers, but the median female planeswalker gets one more appearance than the median male planeswalker. Whether that counts as parity is up to you.

Being in the Lorwyn 5 or the Gatewatch gets you significantly more cards than usual. Unless you're Teferi.

Also, not a new observation, but we need more nonbinary planeswalkers who aren't assholes or tragic figures.

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Inspired by a Blogatog post, I did some basic statistics on planeswalkers and gender.

I included only black-border planeswalkers listed on Scryfall.
Planeswalker deck cards are included, so this is not a good measure of how many sets a character has appeared in.
The Royal Scions counts as half a point each to Will and Rowan.

Count: 30
Mean: 3.75
Median: 2
Mode: 1
Second mode: 2

Count: 25
Mean: 3.86
Median: 3
Mode: 1
Second mode: 3

Count: 2
Mean: 3.5
Median: 3.5

I guess it makes sense that a Zendikari fashion show would be a little more... metaphysically abstract, if you will.


games, boycotts, abuse adjacent, advice on enjoying games when upper management of the company has issues 

Small reminder that most game developers (like, the people) really strongly reccomend you don't boycott games or refuse to buy them or steal them to try and punish higher ups and execs, because it doesn't... work? You just get game devs laid off. No execs get hurt.

So like... feel free to enjoy and consume the media that looks good, and support the devs, whilst also being nice and loud about the shit upper management need to address, persistently, to push for more and more action. Simple.

It's been so long since I was excited about Magic story.
Nahiri has a full party, made up of the four new tribal legends, and Jace is clueless because he's trying to be ethical and not read people's minds. (Also he makes a friend named Mara who remembers him from the war.)
My new Card Kingdom article is out, and it's got advice for converting your favorite Brawl deck to Commander

We had our exciting preview earlier today. That doesn’t mean you don’t get our regularly scheduled episode. Join us for Memories of Zendikar part 1. The most burley man there regales us with stories of the past.

What's this? Another piece of great, story related removal?

We're proud to present our card, "Nahiri's Binding". Check out what shenanigans we can get up to in game and IRL here:…

Thank you to Wizards of the Coast for our free card!

I'll admit that "he flies, hits twice" isn't the WORST possible translation of "Flying, Double Strike." But it's all downhill from there, next thing you know you're attacking England.


Also don't think I didn't notice that the rock formation behind this guy is suspiciously Emrakul-shaped.

We had an entire two set block whose theme was "notice things in the art being subtly Emrakul-shaped," we've trained for this.

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RGWU! It's the new dance craze! It's tests your life ability, AND destroys all those who would dare oppose you!


Zendikar Rising, weird lands

I've found the next thing that'll break Standard: double-faced pseudobasic lands. You choose which one it is as you play it, and they don't even enter tapped.

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