Take an audio tour inside a Shadowmoor Prerelease to get you prepared for this weekend's Launch Parties.

Discovering Shadowmoor

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The letter T!he Shadowmoor Launch Parties are coming this weekend! To get you prepared for Shadowmoor's dark intrigue, take a step back in time to the set's Prerelease weekend for nearly 90 minutes of audio coverage, from first glance to lasting impressions.

Join Rich Hagon at The Games Club in central London (UK) as he brings you the sights, sounds, and smells of the Shadowmoor Prerelease weekend. With hundreds of players, long-time artist Greg Staples, coverage veteran Tim Willoughby, an army of judges and nearly 300 shiny new cards, there’s something here for everyone. From Timmy to Johnny, from Spike to Silkbind Faerie, and across the formats, this is the story of the Shadowmoor prerelease 2008.


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  • Part 1: New mechanics with head judge Glen White, plus early player perspectives (19.0 MB)
  • Part 2: In deep with artist Greg Staples (8.4 MB)
  • Part 3: The pro's view with Stuart Wright, plus premier-event coverage mileage junkie Tim Willoughby (16.7 MB)

  • You can also access previous studio podcasts by visiting the Podcast Archive.


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