The Deck Tease #22 – Our Decks Are Sealed

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The Deck Tease #22 – Our Decks Are Sealed

Sometimes it’s fun to just get together with another gal who plays Magic and talk about whatever comes to mind. Oestrus welcomes Jenn, from Jennisodes, and the two of them share their competitive level experiences, discuss the return of Zombies to Standard, and offer their input on hot button issues that have come up recently […]

The Deck Tease #21 – Men Are From Bant, Women Are From Grixis

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The Deck Tease #21 – Men Are From Bant, Women Are From Grixis

On this episode, Oestrus welcomes Tifa Meyen, founder of The Lady Planeswalkers Society. The ladies discuss the origins of the group, the role the Magic community plays in attracting more women to the game, how Tifa feels about LPS being labeled a feminist organization, and much more. For those who are interested, this is the […]

The Deck Tease #20 – Pause and Effect

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The Deck Tease #20 – Pause and Effect

More introductions! A new theme song! Two guests! On today’s show, Oestrus has the guys from Booster Victim, Trevor and Jer, as her guests. The three of them talk about their experiences being new or returning players to the Magic scene and what they feel the current environment is like. Trevor talks about a group […]

The Deck Tease #19 – Spare Change

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The Deck Tease #19 – Spare Change

Oestrus has change on her mind – changes to The Deck Tease, changes in the community, and changes with Magic the Gathering itself. She kicks off Episode 19 by talking about some ways she might be able to expand her audience, followed by what she really thinks about Dragon’s Maze. Then she discusses her excitement […]

The Deck Tease #18 – That’s Just Grand

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The Deck Tease #18 – That’s Just Grand

Oestrus is back from Grand Prix Chicago, and she is not only naming names, but taking them! Despite some last minute financial setbacks and a disappointing string of losses, she still managed to cross paths with a few famous faces (both old and new) and obtain enough fodder to fuel a rant about sportsmanship and […]

The Deck Tease #17 – 60 Card Minimum

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The Deck Tease #17 – 60 Card Minimum

This week Oestrus sits down with the new man in charge of 60 Cards, Chris Gravelle, and picks his brain about a wide variety of topics – including his background in gaming and Magic the Gathering, what went on behind the scenes during the change of ownership at 60 Cards, what they feel other websites […]

The Deck Tease #16 – Beg, Borrow, or Steal

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The Deck Tease #16 – Beg, Borrow, or Steal

On this episode of The Deck Tease, Oestrus elaborates on some Tweets that she had posted about a States champion who had written a blog post about his journey for a popular website that she is a huge fan of. When she was initially asked to elaborate on her feelings, she came up a bit […]

The Deck Tease #15 – Best Laid Plans

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The Deck Tease #15 – Best Laid Plans

After a week long hiatus, Oestrus is back with a brand new episode of The Deck Tease! In this episode, Oestrus explains why Episode 14 took longer than usual to get published and what really went on behind the scenes. She also talks about a new blogging endeavor that she is going to be taking […]

The Deck Tease #14 – An Afternoon with Adrienne Reynolds

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The Deck Tease #14 – An Afternoon with Adrienne Reynolds

Breaking with the usual format of the Deck Tease, Oestrus spends a lovely afternoon having a chat with Adrienne Reynolds, a respected member of the Magic community who is becoming more widely known for her opinions and theories on what it might take to make the Magic community and the scene at large a much […]