Future Magic the Gathering Hall of Famer and World Series champion, Hunter Pence joins The Misplay! We ask Hunter about his history with gaming, board games, Magic the Gathering, and we have an opportunity to pitch Eternal to him. Hunter shares his Magic misplays and we play a game called “Jason or Hunter”. Dire Wolf Digital hooks Hunter up with a sweet gift! We also give a new player orientation if you’re taking your first look at Eternal and end the show with a draft of Eternal cards that make the best band name names.
Eternal talent, personality, and content creator, LocoPojo joins Jason and Mark to share his insights into Eternal. He knocks it out of the park on Name That Card featuring cards suited to his deck building tastes as well as cards you may or may not have ever heard of. Mark revels in his first bet victory ever against Jason. Jason pitches a Mark Can’t Possibly Disagree about organized play and finally LocoPojo gives a master class on toolboxes and deck building.
On this week’s show Paradox joins Mark and Jason for the most recent installment of The Misplay. Paradox will share a little bit of his story, in a surprise twist Mark might agree with Jason in the Mark Can’t Possibly Disagree with this, and the stakes for this month’s ECQ are set. Paradox will walk Jason and Mark through how to craft and visualize your game plan from your opening hand to the victory screen.
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Reddit moderator, Alomba, talks about his experience with Eternal and life as a mod. Alomba plays a controversial version of Name That Card and does his best Ken Jennings impersonation. Jason tries to convince Mark that combo decks are bad for the game. The the Endra balance patch get announced during the show. Dire Wolf has the last say. Twitter provides a spark of hope for having a certain somebody on an upcoming show.
Jason did a thing! He made the Top 64 of an ECQ. With his Eternal goal for the season accomplished, he mulls retirement. Mark and Jason talk about the landscape of competitive play. Is it “too much”? Too many events? Too many QCPs to track? Too much gold to spend? Too much Shiftstone? Jason thinks so and Mark predictably disagrees. Karma finally catches up with Jason as he makes a misplay with Hostile Takeover. We talk about how Jason prepared for the first round of the ECQ bracket vs. Combrei Aggro. To close out the show, and the holiday season, Mark sings “The 12 Days of Eternal”.
Mark and Jason leave the studio and meet other Eternal players at the Bay Area Meetup. They wrangle chicityshogun for a special live version of Name That Card and discuss the most recent balance changes to Torch and Heart of the Vault. Did Dire Wolf get it right? Jason is adamant again that balance changes shouldn’t be made so close to an ECQ. Twitter may or may not agree. Mark talks about building a deck with a payoff in mind. They give a Steam gift card to a Patron and listen to the end to hear the stakes of their new bet.
Mark and Jason recap their ECQ: The Time of Ancestors runs. If you don’t want to listen, they didn’t make day two. Saved you thirty minutes! Marks plays Word Association, they debate whether or not paying to play competitive Eternal is worth it, and share their unfortunate run-ins with Johnholio. To decimate, or not to decimate, that is the question. Mark and Jason explore Decimate scenarios Hunter Pence will surely need to know in the future.
Team Rankstar member and math prodigy TheBoxer comes on to discuss removal, priority, and Simon & Garfunkel. TheBoxer plays Name That Card, Jason pronounces every word correctly, and Mark learns a lesson about Decimate. Is the priority system broken? It gets debated in Mark Can’t Possibly Disagree. Mark summarizes a series of articles TheBoxer wrote for Team Rankstar and they discuss the changes to QCP.
We discuss the triumphant return of organized play with Jedi from the Eternal Journey podcast. Jedi uses his mind tricks to spoil Name That Card, he shares a misplay, and his MeUndies promo code with us. Mark and Jedi explain ECQ points to Jason and how they feel about the new Expedition format. Jedi is so nice that his politeness gets beeped out of the show.
Jason and Mark welcome Sunyveil to The Misplay this week to help go through the results of the community survey. Everyone has hot takes about the survey results, Eternal, and even the Bay Area. The results are live and available to everyone take a look for yourselves and dive into the data with us.