This is Episode 2 of Ad Naussieum with myself and @manabogged. No Neale this week because he was stuck at work. However, Matt and I have a good old yak about the first Pop-A-Lot event and share some stories about the prereleases. We then interview the winner of the first Pop-A-Lot tournament, Jeff Merrick, and then proceed to discuss whatever comes to mind until we decide arbitrarily to end it here.
A note about the Outtakes – Sometimes a story while totally hilarious and worth listening too isn’t entirely relevant to the current time period (discussions about M11 Sealed for example) or don’t jive with the rest of the podcast (questioning whether Neale is at work or in reality having an affair, he’s not don’t worry), so if you’re desperate for more Baz and Matt then give the outtakes a listen.
Either way, I hope you enjoy what we put up. Let us know on the twitters or in the comments.
Apologies for being lax in my update schedule lately. I’d say its been too hectic to ever do anything but then I’d be lying.
Anyway, as a side project (apart from gaining employment), I’ve started a podcast with Matt (@Manabogged) and sometimes Neale (@wrongwaygoback, he owns the damn site). In our first episode we discuss Dark Ascension, bad puns and we interview Rob and Adan from Pop-A-Lot who are promoting their Super Series of Magic tournaments in the Sydney area. We intended on having this episode out before now but other factors conspired against us and we couldn’t do that. The first event has come and gone but from all accounts it was a success with over 60 players.
I’d embed the audio but it’s not working for me at present.
Thanks to Rob and Adan for their time and patience.
Thanks to Matt for doing the editing on this episode. Future episodes won’t be recorded in pieces, the equipment change was even quite obvious I think between the interview and the opening/closing as I bought a proper headset just to do these podcasts. We *should* have a proper episode 1 up in the next week with *hopefully* an interview with the winner of the first Pop-A-Lot event. Even so we’ll have discussion about the full Dark Ascension Spoiler.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go run some corridors for 20 hours until I reach Gran Pulse.
As part of the WrongWayGoBack.com initiative, I’ve moved my hosting over to a new host. All my old written content has been deleted as I thought it was garbage anyway. Videos are still available on YouTube. Speaking of YouTube, I recently recorded this and scrapped the rest of it. But this video was too funny not to keep.
Yes, that did in fact hurt as much as it looked. www.ThatDamnAussie.com will redirect here in the new year once it expires on my old host’s account.
I’ve been playing a lot of 4-Pack Sealed at the encouragement of @manabogged, @piggyboy1 and @yoshiofadown, and I must say I’ve been enjoying it, when it hasn’t devolved into complete bullshit. Sometimes you open a pool with 2 Nevermore or 3 Lands you can’t use, and your opponent opens a pool with: 2 copies of an absurd rare or mythic rare, tons of synergy and the kitchen sink. Those are the times you can just do nothing, throw your arms up in the air and say that’s Magic.
Despite throwing a number of games/matches away because of poor decision making or misclicks, I must say ISD Sealed has to be close to my favourite limited format ever. I had some very good performances in full Scars block limited, and especially 6 Scars Sealed, which I naturally have some good and bad memories of: GPT success at Sydney, failure at Sydney, PTQ Top 4. Some of these were recounted in my writing at StarCityGames during their Talent Search. Yes, the Puns guy. That’s me.
The thing about Scars block was that it was, in a way, too simple to get an advantage over an unprepared opponent. My favourite limited environment so far has been full block Shards limited. I guess you always remember your first limited environment the fondest. The format was the right balance of skill and lucksackery. If you knew what you were doing, you always had the advantage. Drafting the GW u/r Aggro deck was my favourite draft archetype and the one I had the most success with even though it never got me any of my major results. I top 8′d a Draft PE with Esper both times on my 2nd day ever of playing Modo, and then I won a GP Trial for Melbourne drafting Esper after being GW in every other trial and losing.