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Casual Magic with Shivam Bhatt

Welcome to Casual Magic, a show about rediscovering the fun parts of Magic the Gathering. Each week we feature guests from in and around the MTG community and discuss our lives through the lens of Magic, and the joys we discover in this game. It's not Magic without The Gathering!

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Casual Magic Episode 225 - Simon Nielsen
This week I'm joined by one of the best players on the Pro Tour, Simon Nielsen! We talk about his intro to competitive play and his mind blowing streak of four top 8s in a row! Casual Magic is brought to you by Archidekt and Quiver, and by my supporters at Patreon.com/Shivamb.
60:23 5/21/24
Casual Magic Episode 224 - Anthony Lee
This week I'm joined by one of the leaders of Team Handshake, World champs competitor Anthony Lee! We talk about the art of testing on a team spread across the globe, and what it's like to play at the highest levels!
61:01 5/14/24
Casual Magic Episode 223 - Bennie Smith
This week I'm incredibly honored to welcome one of my inspirations in Commander, Bennie Smith! His book on how to build and play EDH decks changed my outlook on the game, and his articles did too. Absolutely lovely chat! Casual Magic is brought to you by Quiver and Archidekt! You can also support me directly at patreon.com/shivamb.
59:36 5/7/24
Casual Magic Episode 222 - Andrew Brown
This week we're joined by Wizards Senior Game Architect Andrew Brown to discuss the art of balance and making magic cards!  Casual Magic is supported by Quiver and Archidekt, and by listener support at Patreon.com/shivamb. 
64:54 4/30/24
Casual Magic Episode 221 - Amazonian on Brawl
This week I'm joined by Amazonian, the world's premiere player of Brawl on Arena, to learn everything there is to know about this remarkable commander variant and her nearly 200 decks! Casual Magic is brought to you by Quiver, Archidekt, and the fine folks who support me on patreon at Patreon.com/shivamb!
65:03 4/23/24
Casual Magic Episode 220 - CovertGoBlue
This time we have the number one arena streamer on Youtube, CovertGoBlue! We talk about his incredible business acumen as well as the art of performing. Casual Magic is brought to you by Quiver and Archidekt! You can also support me directly at Patreon.com/shivamb.
73:46 4/16/24
Casual Magic Episode 219 - Jim Davis
This week we have an in depth conversation with Pro Player and Content Creator Jim Davis! We discuss the art of content creation and getting better at Magic, and the work life balance between the two. Casual Magic is brought to you by Archidekt and Quiver! Support me directly at Patreon.com/shivamb.
76:26 4/9/24
Casual Magic Episode 218 - Cass Lynn aka DevotedDruid
This week I'm joined by Cass Lynn, aka Devoted Druid, cohost of the Brainstorm Brewery podcast and phenomenal dealer of Magic Cards. She's also one of the people who i go out of my way to see at events, and we had a lovely conversation about cards and the culture they create, as well as fun legacy tricks.  Casual Magic is brought to you by Archidekt and Quiver! Support me directly at Patreon.com/ShivamB.
68:36 4/2/24
Casual Magic Episode 417 - InfiniTokens
This time we're talking with Meaghan A, the creator of InfiniTokens! We talk all about the genesis of these ingenious play aids and the ups and downs of running a small community-supported business! Also, Infinitokens rule and you should use them! Casual Magic is brought to you by Archidekt and Quiver! You can support me on my patreon at Patreon.com/shivamb.
49:34 3/26/24
Casual Magic Episode 216 - Rule Zero with Chief of PlayEDH
This week I'm joined by Chief, Media Lead for the PlayEDH online community, and we go deep into the heart of Commander Matchmaking and Rule Zero! Casual Magic is brought to you by Quiver and Archidekt! Support me directly at Patreon.com/shivamb!
63:56 3/19/24
Casual Magic Ep 215 - Alex teaches Aristocrats
This week, Pauper expert Alex Ullman returns to teach me about his favorite style of play- sacrifice for value, or as we all know it, Aristocrats! Join us as we throw our beloved friends away and bring them back over and over again!  Casual Magic is brought to you by Quiver and Archidekt! Support me directly at my patreon at Patreon.com/shivamb. 
62:09 3/12/24
Casual Magic Episode 214 - Trick Jarrett
This week I'm joined by Trick Jarrett, Content Strategist at Wizards, to talk about his content journey that led from his own podcasts to the mothership itself! Casual Magic is brought to you by Archidekt and Quiver! Support me on Patreon at patreon.com/shivamb!
62:54 3/5/24
Casual Magic Episode 213 - Mental Misplay
This week we're joined by Alan, aka Mental Misplay, CEDH streamer, charity organizer, and all around great guy! We talk a lot about raising money for causes and being over the top in all aspects of our lives. Great chat! Casual Magic is sponsored by CoolStuffInc, Archidekt, and Quiver! Support me directly on my patreon at Patreon.com/shivamb!
60:17 2/27/24
Casual Magic Episode 212 - Going Analog
This time, I'm joined by my friends Dan "Shoe" Hsu and Christina Ha, hosts of the Going Analog podcast, to talk all about my secret love of Boardgames!  Casual Magic is sponsored by CoolStuff, Quiver, and Archidekt! Support my patreon at patreon.com/shivamb.
58:19 2/20/24
Casual Magic Episode 211 - Bosh'n'Roll
This time we're joined by eternal master and CEDH champion Brian "BoshNRoll" Coval, to discuss the beauty of playing really powerful old cards! Casual Magic is brought to you by Archidekt, CoolStuffInc, and Quiver. Support my patreon at patreon.com/shivamb!
69:03 2/13/24
Casual Magic Episode 210 - Light Humphreys
This week we're joined by Light Humphreys, former marketing manager at Wizards, to talk about the art of marketing, and why Neon Dynasty was so cool! Casual Magic is brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt. Support me on Patreon at patreon.com/shivamb!
75:24 2/6/24
Casual Magic Episode 209 - Pauper Dragon Highlander Returns!
This week we're once again joined by Derek of the Pauper EDH Rules Committee to discuss how to downshift a deck from Standard EDH to Pauper! I was sick when we recorded, and I apologize for the frazzled conversation, but Derek was a great sport =) Casual Magic is brought to you by CoolStuff, Quiver, and Archidekt! Support me on patreon at Patreon.com/shivamb!
78:42 1/30/24
Casual Magic Episode 208 - Jonathan Medina and Finance
This week, we're joined by long time MTG Finance writer and dealer Jonathan Medina to talk about Magic, Money, Reprints, and Pricing! Casual Magic is brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt! Support me directly at Patreon.com/shivamb!  
70:09 1/23/24
Casual Magic Episode 207 - Kurohitsuki
This week I'm joined by commander streamer and MTG Ambassador Kurohitsuki, and we sit and share our vorthos love for the game!  Casual Magic was brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quivertime, and Archidekt! Support me on patreon at patreon.com/shivamb
59:50 1/16/24
Casual Magic Episode 206 - Tinkering With Cadira and Commander Mechanic
This week, we're rejoined by the Commander Mechanic to help hammer out my Cadira deck and talk about deck building philosophy!  Casual Magic is brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quivertime, and Archidekt. Support my patreon at patreon.com/shivamb.
102:13 1/9/24
Casual Magic Episode 205 - Deathsie
Starting off the year with a bang, this time around I've got Deathsie, twitch streamer and draft legend, chatting with me about his absolutely boggling life and how he became a master of limited! Casual Magic is brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt! Support me on patreon at patreon.com/shivamb!  
55:58 1/2/24
Casual Magic Episode 204 - Veggie Wagon Yee
Wrapping up 2023, I chat with Magic content creator and tiktoker and just all around genial human being, VeggieWagon Yee! Thank you all for joining me this year, and here's to an amazing set of episodes in 2024! Casual Magic is brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quivertime, and Archidekt! Support me on patreon at Patreon.com/shivamb!
72:58 12/26/23
Casual Magic Episode 203 - Zombo Combo
This week Tim Willoughby returns to give us a seminar on the art of Zombie decks! We cover multiple color combinations and archetypes, and honestly, we didn't even cover half of his notes.  Casual Magic is brought to you by Quiver, CoolStuffInc, and Archidekt! You can also support me on patreon at www.patreon.com/shivamb. Thank you for all your support!
98:11 12/19/23
Casual Magic Episode 202 - Ryan of Playing with Power
This week we chat with PWP Ryan, one of the leaders of the Playing with Power content collective! We talk content creation, CEDH, and how seriously we should be taking ourselves! This show is sponsored by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt! You can also support me on Patreon at patreon.com/shivamb!  
73:34 12/12/23
Casual Magic Episode 201 - Commander Sealed
This week on Casual Magic, we're joined by Gunner Wuher to discuss the phenomenal charity tournament Commander Sealed! We discuss the challenges of running events for commander, and the joys of building decks out of limited pools of cards.  This episode was brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt!
54:19 12/5/23
Casual Magic Episode 200 - LSV
EPISODE 200! Thank you all so much for taking this ride with me! Today I talk to one of the greatest of all time, Luis Scott Vargas!  Casual Magic has been brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt. If you'd like to support me directly, please go to my patreon at www.patreon.com/shivamb.  
73:01 11/28/23
Casual Magic Episode 199 - Gerry Thompson
This week, we chat with one of the greatest deck builders in the game, Gerry Thompson! We discuss his checkered past, his deck tuning insights, and how he changed his life to become more level headed and kind.  This episode was brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt!  Support my patreon at https://www.patreon.com/Shivamb!
67:10 11/21/23
Casual Magic Episode 198 - Mason Clark and Coaching
This week we're joined by pro player and Magic coach Mason Clark to discuss the methodology and art of coaching folks to be better Magic players! This episode was brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt! Check out my Patreon at patreon.com/shivamb!
64:20 11/14/23
Casual Magic Episode 197 - Crim and the Universes Beyond
This week, MTG Goldfisherman Crim returns to gush about how much we both love Universes Beyond, and where we hope it goes! This was recorded three days BEFORE Wizards announced their collaboration with Marvel, so you can see how good our predictions were, lol. This podcast was brought to you by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt!
66:10 11/7/23
Casual Magic Episode 196 - Ovidio Cartagena and the Lost Caverns of Ixalan
This week we have a very special interview brought by the Magic Ambassador program, featuring Senior Art Director Ovidio Cartagena talking about the culture and inspirations of Lost Caverns of Ixalan! Absolutely fantastic and moving conversation. This show was sponsored by CoolStuffInc, Quiver, and Archidekt.
83:38 10/31/23

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