Tag Archives: Magic: The Gathering

Magic: the Gathering – System Mastery


Download NPC Cast Episode 135 – Magic: the Gathering System Mastery

This episode we’re at GenCon, but we’re still here to chat with you about Magic: the Gathering! (72min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Nova Blitz

Wytches

Penn and Teller: Fool Us 

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Episode 112 – Magic Points

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In this episode, the guys design their own custom sets for Magic: The Gathering! (70min)

Things you may find interesting:

Tabletop Deathmatch

Unknown Armies

Time N Space
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Episode 107 – Level Up.

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In this episode, the NPCs chat about Gencon housing and that feeling of “leveling up” at a game! (83min)

2:41 – Gencon Talk – How is housing at gencon going to be distributed differently this year?

15:46 – Leveling Up – Those moment during game when you feel like you’re getting better.

Things you may find interesting:

Akrotiri – A two-player tile placement game!

Fate Reforged – The newest Magic the Gathering Set!

Spirits of the Rice Paddy – Construct and tend to rice paddies!

 

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Episode 100!

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The guys go long! Recorded live, the NPCs answer questions from the NPC Cast Universe! (104min)

Things you may be interested in:

Mordheim – City of the Damned
World of Warcraft
The Mono-Black Pox Deck that NPC Chris modeled his after.

 

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Episode 95 – Magic the Boardgaming.

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In this episode, the guys make Bullet-Point games based on Magic the Gathering cards! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

Magic the Gathering Strategy Board Game

51:27 – Outer Earth

55:50 – twitch.tv/everblightWIP

59:01 – Catalyst RPG

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Episode 73 – Rules Lawyers.

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In this episode, the guys chat about games copying games! (69min)

Things you may be interested in:

THE GAUNTLET – A charity tournament we hosted on May 18th! Livestream was recorded HERE.

Wizards of the Coast’s Announcement.

Hex Entertainment’s Response.

The Full WotC Complaint.

A great article on Quiet Speculation breaking down the whole thing.

Article about Mino vs. Tetris.

Baseball – We’re told it’s technically a game.

Sabertron – Like laser tag, but with swords!

All the information you could possibly want about D&D 5E on Enworld.

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Episode 68 – Ameritreasure.

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In this episode, we talk about “Ameritrash” games! (60min)

Friends of the show: DND Academy

Games we mention:

Eldritch Horror

Arkham Horror

Zombicide

Descent: Journeys in the Dark

A Touch of Evil

Last Night on Earth

Battlestar Galactica

Betrayal at House on the Hill

Castle Ravenloft

Rivet Wars

Civilization

Forbidden Desert

What we’re excited about:

Worlds In Peril – A supers game using the Apocalypse World engine!

Nyx-Fleece Ram – A card from the new MtG Set!

Dark Dungeons – A movie bringing Jack Chick’s 1984 masterpiece to the silver screen.

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Episode 60 – Flashfic.

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In this episode, the band is back together to talk about non-linear story structure in your campaigns! (70min)

Things you may be interested in:

Kolejka – A worker placement game that is a bit different!

Becoming – A storytelling game that follows a hero’s journey!

Conspiracy – A new Magic the Gathering expansion tailored for multi-player limited!

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Episode 59 – GMtervention w/ The Angry DM!

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In this episode, we’re joined by The Angry DM to give some tips about running your first ever RPG session! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

The Angry DM’s Blog

Privateer Press 2014 Keynote:  Privateer announces some of their sweet upcoming releases!

From the Vault Annihilation: Wizards of the Coast announces their next reprint set!

WizKids D&D Minis: WizKids announced they will be doing a new line of prepainted minis for D&D!

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Episode 55 – Trad Games.

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In this episode, we chat about traditional games! SUPER traditional! (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Iron Edda: War of Metal and Bone– An epic Norse fantasy setting for FATE Core!

Hero Forge Customizable 3-D Miniatures– Entirely customizable figures on-demand!

The Magic the Gathering movie announcement

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Episode 48: Competitive Candyland.

NPC Cast Episode 48: Competitive Candyland.

In this episode, Chris and Del chat about competitive play! (63min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Playing to Win:  A free book about competing in games, by David Sirlin.

Daily #400: A video by renowned SC2 commentator Day[9].

Redemption RPG: A kickstarter for a new Sci-Fi RPG system!

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Episode 44: Memoremorable

NPC Cast Episode 44: Memoremorable.

In this episode, NPC Chris and NPC Del talk about things you can do to make your characters memorable! (53min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Extra-Life.org: The guys are playing 25 hours straight for charity!

Commander 2013:  A new set released for the Magic the Gathering format, Commander!

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Episode 35: Playing Catch-Up

NPC Cast Episode 35: Playing Catch-Up.

In this episode the guys chat about good old catch-up mechanics in board games! (55min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Angry DM– Friend of the show, and Angry Dungeon Master.

Boom or Doom! – A documentary about kickstarting a board game!

Call of Catthulu – An RPG by Joel Sparks…play as cats!

Kindred of the East – An RPG by White Wolf.

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Episode 29: Tinseltown Tails.

NPC Cast Episode 29: Tinseltown Tails.

In this episode the NPC’s do another Campaign Crucible, with surprising results! (57min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

The Gumshoe System:  A role-playing system for investigative games.

FATE Accelerated: A lighter version of the FATE RPG system. Pay what you want!

FIASCO: An AMAZING storytelling/rpg game from Bully Pulpit!

The Ennie Nominees:  Nominees for the coveted ENNIE awards.

Kings of Air and Steam: A pickup and deliver game with zeppelins!

The Angry DM: Friend of the show, the Angry DM.

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Episode 22: So You Want To Get Into Card Games!

NPC Cast Episode 22: So You Want To Get In To Card Games!

In this episode the guys chat a bit about Collectible Card Games and Living Card Games…and a lot about Magic: The Gathering! Also: A new NPC Cast project is announced! (55min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers –  A link to one of the best ways to learn Magic the Gathering…besides learning from another person that is.

Legends of the Five Rings – A collectible card game by AEG.

Kaijudo – A (different) Collectible Card Game by Wizards of the Coast.

Android: Netrunner – A Living Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games.

A Game of Thrones: The Card Game – A Game of Thrones card game.

Shadowfist – An old CCG, reborn as a Living Card Game.

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Episode 20: This, That, and the Other.

NPC Cast Episode 20: This, That, and the Other.

In this episode, the guys cover three mini-topics: Negativity in game culture, what makes a good FLGS, and how to teach a game! Also: Del returns, Chris bleeps, and Aaron goes inverted! (60min)

Some things we discuss on this episode:

An Open Letter from the Angry DM: Pretty much what it says.

Carpe GM Podcast: A fellow podcast, check them out!

Modern Masters: A link to an article about the upcoming MtG set…Modern Masters.

Inverse World Kickstarter: A setting for both Dungeon World and FATE.

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NPC CAST EPISODE 10!


EPISODE 10: Where it all started.

Yay, ten! On a bit of a more personal episode, the guys talk about some of their most memorable experiences in role-playing games! Chris also gets excited about the new Kobolds Ate My Baby, Aaron talks meeces and Jerry Hawthorne’s game “Mice & Mystics,” and Del gets a-brewing for his new MtG Standard deck! (48min)

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NPC CAST EPISODE 6!

NPC Cast Episode 6: Bullet Points (MP3)

In this week’s episode the guys chat about cooperative tabletop games! Also: Del enables Chris, and Aaron definitely doesn’t get a sweet new nickname that we will call him for the rest of his life! (58min)

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NPC CAST EPISODE 5!

NPC Cast Episode 5: Name that Sword! (MP3)

In this week’s episode the guys blab about cliches, spurred by a sad panda post on Reddit! Also: Del does black and blue, Aaron yearns for something new, and Chris is mad Fate Core doesn’t rhyme! (56min)

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NPC CAST EPISODE 3!

NPC Cast Episode 3: Power Creep & Character Sheeps (MP3)

“Those boards don’t work on water; you need more powwwwwaaaa!” This week the guys talk about the concept of “power creep” in game design, across a wide variety of game types. Chris also snap keeps hands with Savannah Lions, Del hangs up the magical dark wizard costume, and Aaron talks about a game bringing dungeon crawling back! (49min)

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NPC CAST EPISODE 2!

NPC Cast Episode 2: The digital future, maybe. (MP3)

In this episode, the guys answer a question from Twitter and talk about digital things and stuffs that you can use alongside your tabletop games. Chris also reveals his next GM gig, Aaron likes rolling imaginary dice, and Del predicts a future scandal in Major League Baseball through an adventure hook for Shadowrun! Yes, really! (55min)

Some links we discuss in this episode:

Roll20

D&D Insider

Vassal

Solforge

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NPC Cast Episode 1!

NPC Cast Episode 1: Choo Choo (MP3)

Here it is! The Big 0-1! In this inaugural episode of NPC Cast we discuss what Game Masters can do when their campaigns go off the rails, Chris has an out of body experience, Aaron dumps dexterity, and Del has an MtG relapse! (48min)

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