Scry Me a River

Scry Me A River is the world's premier Magic advice podcast (probably, we didn't check). Each week Riley & Denis wax philosophical off of questions, quandaries and queries submitted by listeners - tweet at @Stranjak or @Rileyquarytower to have your question on the show!

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Riley’s Shameful Snack Secrets – Scry Me A River

This week, Denis and Riley explore the establishment and enforcement of house rules, how to become the villain in your playgroup (and why you should), share some top-shelf Power Moves, and uncover a deep, shameful secret that Riley had never before revealed to anyone.

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This One’s For The Trapmakers – Scry Me A River

This week, Denis and Riley talk about ways to spice up a timid or inactive EDH playgroup, share some Empower and Power Moves, advise on how to get started in Magic commentary or broadcasting, and then just talk about cricket fielding positions for like fifteen minutes.

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Frasier-Based Personality Tests – Scry Me A River

This week, Denis and Riley offer their perspective on and experience with working from home, then get sidetracked and take Frasier personality tests instead. They go through a long list of both Power and Empower Moves, discuss streaming, and share suggestions on how to stay sane while confined to your home.

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Dana Fischer’s Premium Power Moves – Scry Me A River

This week, Denis and Riley are joined by Dana Fischer, the Elves diehard who is the youngest person to ever cash a GP! Dana offers her perspective on getting kids into Magic, giving advice to both adults and children, and shares some of the power moves she likes to pull on her opponents. Additionally, a new segment – Empower Moves – is introduced!

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How To Curse Your Opponent’s Deck – Scry Me A River

This week, Denis and Riley do the longest ad read they’ve ever done, advise on the best ways to improve as a brand new player, kick off Reverse Power Moves, talk about dealing with burnout when it comes to Magic, and share ancient secret techniques for how to curse a deck.

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Riley Does an AMA

This week, Denis is away, so Riley took the opportunity to get really self-indulgent with an AMA. He answers questions on everything from D&D house rules to his teaching career, as well as a bunch of nonsense about EDH, winding up Kiwis, and pizza.

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Foley Secrets They DON’T Want You To Know

This week, Denis and Riley share the fallout from the “scrybabies” blunder, advise on how to get a budget-focused foothold in Pioneer and Modern, reveal the innermost secrets of the sound industry, and – of course – share a fresh batch of power moves.

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Mark Boyd Strikes Back

This week, Denis and Riley advise on how to keep a friend interested in Magic and on how to diversify your friendships’ nerd portfolios, get absolutely steamrolled by a Mark Boyd Power Move, and finalize the debate over Batman’s color identity.

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LSV Gets Hot and Juicy

This week, Denis and Riley are joined by special guest Luis Scott-Vargas! The trio talk about bridging community gaps between formats, explore the play/draw rule, share some top-shelf power moves, and burn through an extremely silly AMA.

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The Wisdom of Adam Savidan

This week, Denis and Riley are joined by special guest Adam Savidan from LoadingReadyRun! The three boys talk about balancing public Magic life with personal relationships, unveil some premium Power Moves, and then do an AMA for, like, way over an hour.

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Please Don’t Kill Me With Your Handshake

This week, Denis and Riley talk about how to get started on building your first Commander deck, explore how best to politely avoid the handshake when necessary, unleash a fresh batch of power moves, and reignite an old feud between Denis and Mashi.

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Cracking Packs and Making Moves

This week, Denis and Riley figure out the best way to crack spare packs when you can’t get a draft together, unveil another boatload of premium power moves, and discuss the best way to deal with how Magic almost forces us to try and play other games optimally at all times.

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Power Plays and Exiled Etiquette

This week, Denis and Riley get stuck into how to introduce new players to the game without overloading them, unpack a boatload of power moves, discuss how best to deal with cards in exile, and decide exactly what kind of river the one in the show’s name actually is.

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The Adventures of Denis and Scrooge

Denis and Riley offer a total of 50% enthusiasm for a Christmas-themed episode. Bah humbug! They talk about the best and worst gifts they’ve given and received, advise on Magic-themed Christmas decorations, and get absolutely riggedy-wrecked as they showcase more power moves.

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Kickflipping into Casual Commander

Denis and Riley figure out the best way to ingratiate yourself into an established EDH playgroup, explore the wild world of Magic slang, share more listener-submitted power moves, and advise on how to deal with opponents that tilt off thanks to your deck choice.

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Tabasco is the Monopoly of Hot Sauce

Denis and Riley discuss the link between outerwear and the death of U.S. presidents, explore how and when to tell a bad beat story, question the rules about tapping things clockwise or counter-clockwise, and get stuck into some of the best MtG Power Moves you’re likely to come across.

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In Which Denis Frames Riley for Cheating

This week, Denis and Riley chase down the elusive owner of www.knight.com, explore ways to combat assumptions about how casual a player might be, kick off a new segment called POWER MOVES, and discuss gift-giving when it comes to Magic. 

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El Coolio Magnifico

This week, Denis and Riley let you behind the curtain to Denis’ lies and Riley’s punctuality, tackle how to handle pre-game chat in a game of Commander, share their respective dark histories with online handles, and discuss how color pie breaks affect Magic.

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I Block With my Honda Accord

Denis and Riley explore how video games can make you feel old, go through the best ways to overcome reluctance to playing Commander, explore the role of survivorship bias in content creation, examine the relative merits of using a Honda Accord as a token.

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