DegenCast

Magical Hacks

DegenCast, presented by Eternal Central, is a booze and profanity-fueled exploration of current events in the Eternal formats by the Magical Hacks, a Carolinas-based group devoted to Eternal Magic, in the same sense that cows are devoted to the hamburger industry.

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After an extended break, the boys are back in town! Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe are talking about the recent Banned and Restricted List update from February 15th, dissecting all of the huge changes across formats. Also in this cast: lots of elk noises, complaining about the Cantrip Cartel, Jame poor-shaming again, and a tutorial […]

Feb 26

37 min 16 sec

Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe are joined by a very special guest, a founding member of New England Old School scene and prolific Old School tournament organizer, Dave Firth Bard. We talk about his history with the game, the growth and cultivation of the New England Old School scene, and most importantly in 2020, webcam […]

Nov 2020

1 hr 33 min

The crew is back with a new episode after a long hiatus, and this is a long one! Join Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe on another cavalcade of buffoonery, as they discuss “current” events in MTG, and embody what the kids these days call “paper boomers.” 0:00:00 Intro 0:01:35 The Death of the DCI (Yes, […]

Oct 2020

1 hr 27 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe), joined by Ryan “Rusty” Hobbs, verbally shitpost, discuss some webcam Magic, and goof off for an hour and a half. Big ups to James for finishing this episode, despite losing the master and starting over 3 times. 00:00:00 Our Best Intro Music Ever 00:00:43 Rusty Plugs His Twitter […]

Aug 2020

1 hr 25 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss Legacy, Banned and Restricted changes, Grudge Matches, and more. 01:25 – B&R Announcement (March 9th) – Underworld Breach 09:25 – Recap: Legacy Quarterly @ Atomic Empire (Durham, NC) 10:30 – Sidetrack #1: Pinball 11:30 – The Spaghetti Tragedy (I Forgot Inners) 14:40 – The ACTUAL Start of […]

Apr 2020

54 min 19 sec

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss Old School, Vintage, Legacy, and gatherings. 00:00 Intro and Northern Stronghold Vintage FNM 04:40 UW Lantern – It’s not good against Dredge 09:20 An unnecessarily long and rambling story about GP Hoth (GP Louisville 2017, Legacy; Polar Vortex) 11:05 Saturday Old School Recap 16:03 The Grudge Match: […]

Mar 2020

1 hr 7 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) recap Hacksmas 2019, and discuss the current Vintage metagame, among other things. 00:00 Pulp Fiction + Intro 02:20 Thor’s family makes great BBQ Sauce 02:40 Hacksmas 2k19 Recap – Vintage “FNM” 05:00 Interruption: Rich Explains “Monkey Poo” 06:30 Saturday AM – “Irish Brunch” and HyperExtended (The Battle of […]

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Jan 2020

1 hr 6 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss the November 1 2019 Banned and Restricted List announcement. 00:00 Intro and shenanigans 02:45 Beginning of actual discussion 10:55 “You have to make mistakes to learn” 12:00 Our brief mention of EDH for the year 14:25 Banned card discussion – Wrenn and Six (Legacy) 17:00 “TNN was […]

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Dec 2019

58 min 22 sec

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) begin to recap North American Eternal Weekend 2019. 00:00 Intro 02:40 Lords of the Pit Friday Night Contracts 06:35 Everything is bigger in Texas/”Meaty Balls” 08:45 Eternal Central Old School at Eternal Weekend – Recap 13:00 Dega Aggro (recap interrupt) 24:35 Juxtapose/Stasis (recap interrupt) 34:40 THE SPICE 43:50 […]

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Nov 2019

1 hr 2 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) begin to recap North American Eternal Weekend 2019. 00:00 Intro 02:15 Where to start to skip the Elk 04:20 Vintage Champs recap 19:35 Vintage Champs Top 8 discussion 29:50 Card choice trends and obligatory Banned & Restricted List talk 38:00 James almost loses his collection in an Uber […]

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Nov 2019

1 hr 11 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss the introduction of the Pioneer format, Eternal Weekend preparation, interesting Vintage decks, and more. 1:00 – Oregon Trail/”Pioneer” 9:45 – “Rich hates Magic” 11:25 – Vintage at the Northern Stronghold, recap 18:10 – Eternal Weekend Vintage predictions 27:00 – Decklist Discussions (Will Magrann’s Shops list from the […]

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Oct 2019

1 hr 5 min

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss the most recent GP Atlanta (Legacy), as well as surrounding underground events including Tuskvitational IV (HyperExtended) and Atlanta Old School. 00:00 Intro 1:15 Tuskvitational 6:00 GP ATL – Erik Johnsosn 19:30 Day 2 35:50 Dr. Bill – The Ultimate Ringer 37:00 Gigabites Cafe Old School 47:30 Old […]

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Oct 2019

59 min 23 sec

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss the Old School Player’s Ball 2019, recently held in Chicago. Total runtime: 33:36

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Oct 2019

33 min 35 sec

The Hacks (Richard Sponholz and James Easteppe) discuss the most recent changes to the Vintage Banned and Restricted List. Total runtime: 39:33

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Oct 2019

39 min 32 sec