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Ally Encampment is a podcast about Diversity in Magic. You can subscribe at CardConfidants or MTGCast.

Come on over to the encampment where we take turns with you playing the game of doing whatever we can to make places that Magic the Gathering is played as inclusive and welcoming to everyone as possible.

Let’s play a game at the Ally Encampment where we do whatever we can to make places that Magic the Gathering is played as inclusive and welcoming as possible.


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Turn 5 – Cultural Exchange – is available on Card Confidants and MTGCast and looks like this:

0:35 Draw step: First impressions playing Kaladesh
10:55 Main phase: Representation of Indian culture on Kaladesh
43:35 Combat: Interview with Wizards of the Coast Community Manager Michael Yichao
46:50 Blockers: Interview with Courtney Pozzolo on teaching Magic to new players
51:10 Second main: Cultural appropriation (or cultural appreciation) in general
1:13:50 End step: what’s coming up next episode 

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Turn 4 – Dispelling myths and creating players – is available on Card Confidants and MTGCast and looks like this:

3:40 Draw step: Favourite PAX moments
8:27 Main phase: Dispel target myth: Trevor talks about the panel on challenging assumptions about diversity with data
20:15 Main phase: Create new players: Ben talks about teaching new players to play Magic
30:10 Combat: Interview with Melissa DeTora
34:05 Second main: First thoughts on Kaladesh
44:40 End step: what’s coming up next episode

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Turn 3 – Don’t be Sh**ty – is available on Card Confidants and MTGCast where we start a sub-game: the first in a series where instead of a regular episode we will interview a guest. Our first guest is James McIlwraith, co-owner of The Two-Headed Giant in Nanaimo where Leigh first got involved with Planeswalkers for Diversity by starting a local chapter there. James is interviewed by Rob and Leigh about the importance of inclusive playgroups, why James thinks it all comes down to “Don’t Be Sh**ty”, and why he recommends that the ultimate goal of organizations that promote diversity should be to work ourselves out of a job to the point that we aren’t needed anymore.

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Turn 2 – Back from the Brink – is available on Card Confidants and MTGCast and looks like this:

Upkeep: Back from the Brink!
Draw: Eldritch Moon
Main Phase: Pre-releasing / Judges for Diversity
Combat: Canon LGBTQI characters in Magic
Declare blockers: Finding local playgroups at University
Post-combat main phase: PAX

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Turn 1 – Magic is for Everyone – is available on Card ConfidantsMTGCast and YouTube and looks like this:

Untap: Welcome!
Upkeep: Hosts Leigh & Emily introduce themselves, once/month co-host Roberto, and recurring guest Trevor
Draw: Why we love the new Planeswalker Arlinn Kord
Main Phase: What Planeswalkers for Diversity means to each of us
Combat: What is assuming positive intent and how/why would you want to do it?
Second main: We didn’t play any spells here this turn
End step: Help us come up with a catchphrase to end the cast with in the Planeswalkers for Diversity facebook group

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