Jason, Nate, and Mark run down all the exciting news. Jason’s outnumbered but he asks the right questions that we don’t have answers to yet. The cast previews the Expedition Summer Championship and they come up with a delicious bet. They play “Free to Play AMA” and they go down the misplay rabbit hole into misplay inception. In a flavorful act two, the trio discusses the intersection between tech cards and a deck’s game plan.
Mark, Jason, and Nate take a trip down memory lane to celebrate their 50th Eternal podcast. They pull the curtain back and share some of their favorite moments. Did they almost hang up on Hunter Pence? How many times did they record the first show? Why does Mark hum the Doug theme song? Was the Butterball sponsorship real? Listen to find out how you can win an in-game loot code.
Jason finally makes his triumphant return to The Misplay podcast. He joins Nate and Mark and the trio dives into the upcoming organized play events. They preview the new campaign and have a triple threat bet. Jason revives Mark and Nate Can’t Possibly Disagree and they crowd source misplays from members of the discord. They announce their new partnership with Hotels.com and unpack many of the questions and considerations surrounding Plunder.
Nate and Mark talk about the boogie man, the elephant in the room, the two factions with more influence than any other. They recap the Expedition Summer Challenge and play a guessing game with the rest of the competitive season calendar. Even Mark is salty about all of Rakano’s tools. Mark tells a tragic story of influence and the cost he didn’t pay even though he could. Finally, the duo discusses adding in some card advantage to aggressive decks.
Nate and Mark are joined by ECQ winner and future worlds competitor Gage902. They’ll profile Gage and everyone will share their ECQ stories. Jason makes a surprise appearance to talk about lore. Mark takes the low road and blames Nate for his misplay of the week. The trio talk about Gage’s ECQ winning list and the lessons it can teach you about diversifying your deck’s game plan.
Nate and Mark debut “Own It or Stone It” a user’s guide to which cards are safe to get rid of to make room for all the shiny Legendaries in the new set. They’ll break down the Top 8 of Moniker Madness and share the Best Username in Eternal. ECQ Dead or Alive is just around the corner, Mark challenges Nate to an ECQ bet to see if he can level up for his next showdown with Jason and Nate shares a misplay. Finally, Nate and Mark discuss strategies for reading your opponent’s mind.
On this week’s episode, Nate aka Soapyelo joins Mark as a guest co-host. Nate shares his player profile and together they dive into the deep end of Argent Depths with their first impressions and thoughts on the new set. Nate and Mark talk about how to slow things down and avoid playing on auto pilot less often.
Calebovitsch’s interview with Andrew Baeckstrom:
Mark and Jason recap the successful charity tournament put on this past week by Eternal Journey. Dire Wolf announced a new set: Argent Depths. They haven’t however given us any details about the next ECQ. Jason makes a case that the estimated wait time feature is a terrible predictor of when a game will launch. They round out the episode talking about the mindset and awareness you need to play from behind. Join the Discord to vote in our Moniker Madness tournament to find the best names in Eternal.
The Misplay welcomes return guest Sunyveil. The trio recaps ECQ: Shadows of the Spire and the Spring Quarterly Championship. Suny smashes his way through a new edition of Name That Card. Later they take a stab at thinking through how to allocate the wild card invites for Worlds and discuss how to grow Eternal as an eSport. The show closes with a reminder about the upcoming charity tournament hosted by Eternal Journey.
The Eternal Journey Charity Tournament:
Mark and Jason hold a memorial for Even Handed Golem and the fallen Jekknation cards, complete with a song from Sarah McLaughlin ft. T-Pain. Mark sets himself up to lose another bet and Jason steals a game from Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. Mark guides a discussion on redraws using example hands from Spellcrag and Stonescar decks.