This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series No-Show Monday

In this instance, I’d like to assume that the reverse is also true

Hi all,

As you may have noticed, this is usually where the podcast goes but it’s just me typing out a mea culpa this week.  Long story short: I needed some more time to wrap up the stack of grading I had at the end of the marking period and we didn’t have much of a topic lined up until next week, so it became an unintentional week off.

 

However, I’m never one to let space go to waste.  Whenever downtime hits, I usually go back to the well and check out some weird one-offs or dumb cycles of cards that I’ve either been meaning to pick up or that I haven’t found a proper home for yet.  Maybe some of these will find their way into a future ‘cast or be consigned to the dustbin of my trade binder; for now, though, I need a second opinion:

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This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series No-Show Monday

This is the face of disappointment I see in my head

 

I really do hate doing two No-Shows in a month but, as the title says, sometimes life doesn’t take my plans into account.  How very inconsiderate of you, Life.

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This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series No-Show Monday

The holidays are upon us again and podcasts unfortunately have take a backseat to family stuff.  I know, I know.  You’re saying, “But Mark, why bother with your flesh & blood relations at this festive time of year when there’s cardboard wizardry to get up to?”

 

You make a fine point, sir or madam.

 

“No-Show Mondays” are usually where I get a chance to spout off about a few random cards that caught my eye and that I don’t have the heart to inflict upon Adam, Mike, or some other unsuspecting guest, so why should today be any different?

 

With that said – and with all apologies to Mr. Dickens:

 

I have endeavored in this Ghostly little post, to raise the Ghost of an Idea (namely that M19 was an excellent little core set with a number of underrated cards), which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with the season, or with me.  May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it aside in favour of YouTube videos or Twitch streams elsewhere.

 

Your faithful Friend and Servant,

–Mark

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This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series No-Show Monday

My reaction to Ravnica Allegiance spoilers:

 

I’ve been pretty open about my disappointment in Guilds of Ravnica on the ‘cast, so maybe it’s the low expectations that set instilled in me that has me over the moon for the new hotness rolling out these past two weeks.  I don’t know.  What I do know, however, is that I’m actually excited for a Ravnica set again, which hasn’t happened since Return to Ravnica.

 

2019 is definitely coming up roses so far.

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