The Collectible Card Games Thread – The Other Type of Casting

Welcome to the *CG thread, where we talk all manner of Card Games – Collectible, Trading, Living, and otherwise! Feel free to chat amongst yourselves about the card games you’re playing or anything card game-related that strikes your fancy.

Hey have you heard of this new phonemajig fad called podcasts?

See, you take your “pods” which are another name for ears, and you “cast” a spell on them to get hypnotic voices from the internet to talk to you and then you fall asleep halfway through and have to rewind back to the beginning.

Anyway what CCG podcasts do you like? I mainly listen to Magic ones because that’s my primary focus, and I feel like there are probably way more of them, but if you have any non-Magic ones I’d love to know about them. Here’s a quick list of the top ones for me:

Limited Resources – A gold standard for strategic podcasts. If you’re looking to improve your draft/sealed game, you should be checking this out. Currently hosted by coverage host Marshall Sutcliffe and Hall of Famer Luis Scott-Vargas, (LSV’s host position has rotated through a bunch of Magic all-stars, but Sutcliffe has been a constant), LR covers an in-depth range of helpful strategy from drafting to building to playing.

Tap Tap Concede – A lighter, more casual podcast, created by Internet Video People, Loading Ready Run. It has a rotating panel of hosts with various interests and specialties and is a fun look into current events and fun game-adjacent topics from a casual player’s perspective. They also regularly produce a “Nicknames” podcast where they come up with or solicit dubiously useful nicknames for every single card in a set.

Drive to Work – Whether you like him or not, Mark Rosewater is undeniably a passionate and ludicrously prolific content creator. The Drive to Work podcast is a product of this prolificness: he literally records it on his way to work because that’s when he has time to do it in addition to his weekly column and nigh-constant Q&A tumblr. It’s an interesting look behind-the-scenes of Magic from someone who has been involved with it for most of the game’s history. Sometimes it’s about game design and other times it’s about the history of the game and its creators and stars. Not every episode is fantastic but there’s so much of it that it’s easy enough to just move on to the next one.

This week’s prompt: Do you listen to any CCG-themed podcasts? Talk about ones that you like in the comments.

Or, as always, feel free to talk about anything going on with you in the world of *CGs.