Shroom for Two Episode 34: Pet Play

Hello, Heroes!

Welcome to a tribetastic episode of Shroom for Two! This week is the debut of our new segment, Tribe Talk. We kick it off with discussion of one of the post powerful zombie tribes: Pets! We talk about the ins and outs of the tribe and its associated gameplay.

We also perform a quck mea culpa on Banana Split, with Mike's banana CC deck outperforming our expectations. We also discuss Secret Agent, and why it's more narrow than it looks. We do a few listener mail questions as well!

If you'd like to have us answer your questions, please write to us at shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com!

Show notes for Episode 34

[0:00] PVZ Heroes Reddit's Next Tournament https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/8joldu/2nd_official_reddit_tournament_with_prizes/

[2:53] Mike's Banana Captain Combustable https://imgur.com/a/a3WpQAU

[9:54] Card of the Week: Secret Agent

[21:21] Listener Mail: Would we ever stream on Twitch?

[25:51] Listener Mail: Climbing to Ultimate with one Hero per rank https://pastebin.com/BpXgGsCx

[29:56] Tribe Talk: Pets

Shroom for Two Episode 33: In Memoriam of Mustache Monument

Hello, Heroes! 

Welcome to a patchtastic episode of Shroom for Two! Apologies for the late posting.

This week, Mike and Taylor go over all the card changes! We highlight a few changes that we think will make a big impact. Mike and Taylor disagree about how big the Marine Bean change will be. Send us your thoughts about whether Marine Beans will start showing up in bean decks!

Then, we discuss this week’s card of the week - Garlic! Mike and Taylor also disagree about how good Garlic is. Taylor thinks it’s a must-have auto-include for every guardian deck, but that might just be because he loves Rotobaga and Pecanolith so much. Mike is more lukewarm on Garlic, but sees its potential.

Finally, Mike pulls up in his solid gold rocket car and tells Huge-Giganticus to get in, loser, we’re going shopping for ladder points. We discuss how Excavator Zombie is spicy HG technology, and ponder what the effects of the Mustache Monument nerf will be on Shieldcrusher Viking.

To get in touch, send us listener mail to shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com!

Show Notes for Episode 33: 

Full list of card changes:  https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/8hzqld/spring_update_megathread/

Mike’s HG deck: https://ibb.co/eLBbkd

Timestamps:

[0:00] Card Changes

[25:09] Card of the Week: Garlic

[30:15] Mike’s HG Deck

Shroom for Two Episode 32: Smarty Plants

Hello, Heroes!

Welcome to another astute episode of Shroom for Two! This week, we double up on card-of-the-week segments, since we skipped discussing Health Nut last time. We hope you got the full complement of Health Nuts when they were available, because we've got pretty much nothing but good things to say about it. We're less generous to Banana Split, but we try to make it clear why, and what potential we see in it.

Then, we finally reach the thrilling conclusion of the Class Warfare segment. We end where we begin, with Green Shadow and the easy-to-learn, hard-to-master Smarty class. There's a lot of very juicy game design topics present in Smarty's section of the color pie! We discuss the combo enablers everybody hates to love and loves to hate, why beans are the gold standard for PVZ Heroes tribal synergy, and why Dark Matter Dragonfruit is just three Defensive Ends duct taped together.

Class Warfare may have concluded, but we've still got plenty of ideas in the pipeline for Shroom for Two! If you've got any ideas for us, or have any comments and questions to share, please email us at shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com! You can also find us on YouTube at shroomfortwopodcast. Don't forget to jackhammer those "Like" and "Subscribe" buttons.

Shroom for Two Episode 31: The Decktacular

Hello, Heroes!

Welcome to another battle episode of Shroom for Two! This is our third series of recorded matches on Shroom for Two. This time, Mike and Taylor battled each other with a set of listener-submitted decks from the last episode!

As is usual for these recorded match episodes, there's a brief pre-show, after which you should pause the show and watch the matches on YouTube. Then, restart the show for the post-game wrap-up.

We skipped talking about Health Nut this week, even though it's great, to make room for the games. You should get them, though, and we'll talk about all the reasons why next week.

FYI, towards the end of the show, Taylor's computer decided to install a bunch of updates, and he falls off the internet. No fear, he'll be back next week, and Mike closes the show without busting on Taylor too much.

If you've got any feedback or listener mail, please send it to shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com! We're also shroomfortwopodcast on YouTube. Don't forget to jackhammer those Like and Subscribe buttons.

Show notes for Episode 31

Decktacular YouTube playlist
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvg89Cb4nRw&list=PLynMPM5_VbeIrQ74LUzfWyKNYkAqWE3JN

Mike's Decks
 - https://imgur.com/a/zNZeKbB

Taylor's Decks
 - https://imgur.com/a/sfEpFQ3

Shroom for Two Episode 30: Rate My Deck

Hello, Heroes!

Welcome to a very decktacular episode of Shroom for Two! We'll be going over six decks submitted by you, the listeners! We're very impressed with what you all put together. So impressed, that we've got a special surprise waiting for you after we review the sixth deck!

If you're interested in sending us some listener mail, please send it to shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com!

[5:47]  Card of the Week: Zombie High Diver
[14:38] Decktacular: Onion Chompzilla
 - https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/7y8x07/onion_rings_and_lil_buddies_to_ultimate/
[18:02] Decktacular: Brain Freeze Frenzythrough
 - https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/428611606277128224/429076856692539392/Screenshot_2018-03-29-20-37-55.png
[20:40] Decktacular: Wall Knight 3-Nut
 - https://imgur.com/CRLBhwE
[24:46] Decktacular: Smash Hunting Grounds
 -  https://pastebin.com/14gz5vNB
[33:06] Decktacular: Chompzilla Aggro
 - https://imgur.com/qyZ6AsV
[39:08] Decktacular: Boogaloo Newspaper
 - https://imgur.com/a/vDbfpnz

 

Shroom for Two Episode 29: The Remailbaggening

Hello, Heroes!

Welcome to another episode of Shroom for Two! This week, it's a listener mailstravaganza, where we answer a bunch of questions sent in by you!

We got so many deck submissions that we'll be dealing with those separately. Next episode will be the listener deckstravaganza! This time, you'll hear us discuss cards you like, cards you don't like, and a few cheap shots at Mark Zuckerberg.

If you've got any questions, comments, decks, or feedback, please send them to us at shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com!

Show Notes for Episode 29

[4:57] Card of the Week: Snake Grass
[13:00] Mailbag
 - Gabo's email. Check out the topic ideas and tell us what you think! https://pastebin.com/mUgbytiY
[17:34] Listener Mail: Red Stinger
[21:38] Listener Mail: Chomper
[25:36] Listener Mail: Podfighter
[30:14] Listener Mail: Synchronized Swimmer
[32:49] Listener Mail: Rarity changes
[35:55] Listener Mail: Why is Mike in love with Neptuna?
 - Hearthstone Mechanic: Secrets https://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Secret
[40:16] Listener Mail: Tokens
[44:19] Listener Mail: More on Bad Cards
 - Various buff suggestions https://pastebin.com/gbzVGMRD

Shroom for Two Episode 28: Party Hearty

Hello, Heroes! Welcome to another robust episode of Shroom for Two!

This week, Mike continues detailing his enthusiastic climb up the ladder. Then, we discuss Lily of the Valley, who's not as sturdy as they once were, but still a very strong inclusion in most decks. Finally, we do our penultimate Class Warfare, for everybody's favorite bunch of healthy zombies, the Hearty class.

We'll be doing a bunch of listener mail next week. Send your questions, comments, and ideas to shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com!

No timestamps this week, because Taylor only had time to google synonyms for "hearty" before heading out the door! Try and spot them all!

Shroom for Two Episode 27: The One Where We Sell Out

Hello, Heroes! Welcome to a fun and funny episode of Shroom for Two. This week, we discuss a few of those rumored nerfs/buffs. Mike's 6 copies of Valkyrie are crying as nerfs appear to be coming for most parts of that OTK Valkyrie deck except Valkyrie.

Then, we discuss the card of the week, Spyris. We disagree about how good Spyris is, but we're both of the opinion that it's a good card that you should be playing.

We end the show with Mike discussing his new ladder project! He'll be keeping data about his match wins and opponents, see how his decks put up numbers, and see what the different substrata of the ladder look like!

If you've got feedback for us or our new friends, please send them to shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com!

[4:09] Unofficial card changes
 - The thread containing the info (https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/870x1l/spoilers_upcoming_changes_to_existing_cards/)
[9:35] Card of the Week: Spyris
[18:19] Ladder Talk
[27:20] Stinger
 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzTz7npIYUk

Shroom for Two Episode 26: Kabloom Goes the Dynamite

Hello, Heroes!  
  
Welcome to an explosive episode of Shroom for Two that's sure to appeal to red mages everywhere. We celebrate the first day of Spring (and Philadelphia's corresponding blizzard) with a deep dive on the Kabloom class.  
  
First, we revisit SuraF and Justini's power rankings, with an eye towards picking a few nits. Then, we give some reasons why Shamrocket (this week's event card) may be the best one in the entire mix. We follow that up with a piece of listener mail and a ludological breakdown of why "bad cards" exist. We conclude with a Class Warfare segment on one of the most powerful plant classes.  

If you've got any questions, feedback, or suggestions, please post them in the Reddit thread (we're sticky now!) or email us at shroomfortwopodcast@gmail.com  

Show notes for Episode 26  
[1:43] Tier Lists revisted  
 - Zombie event cards (https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/833n13/zombies_event_card_tier_list_set_4_edition/)  
 - Plant event cards (https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/8445zg/plant_event_card_tier_list_set_4_edition/)  
 - f00gers and Weasel's Set 3/4 Zombie card list (https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/864pgt/colossal_and_triassic_zombie_tier_list_f00gers/)  
[16:35] Card of the Week: Shamrocket  
[22:17] "Bad" cards  
 - The email (https://pastebin.com/8TEdFZBB)  
 - Mark Rosewater's podcast on bad cards (http://media.wizards.com/podcasts/magic/drivetowork27badcards.mp3)  
 - Mark Rosewater's article on bad cards (https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/when-cards-go-bad-revisited-2012-10-22)  
[27:55] Class Warfare: Kabloom  

Shroom for Two Episode 25: Paris Hilton's Deathbed VR Puzzle Hunt

Hello, Heroes! Welcome to an episode of Shroom for Two with a title so weird, we forgot to read it!

This week, we ponder the mechanical implementation of Three Nut and why it makes weird things happen. Then, through some listener mail, pondering a collection of decks from metas past, and the implications of releasing a set in two batches. Then, we check out SuraF and Justini's awesome graphics, wherein they ponder the relative power of various event cards. Finally, Mike asks you to ponder which block meter shenanigans generate the most feelbads.

Stick around after the show, where we ponder why Ready Player One looks so lame. 

[0:00] Ready Player Paris Hilton
[1:30] Three Nut's weird rules (and maybe a bug)
[6:00] Puzzles and stuff
 - Taylor won't shut up about Magic: Emblems(https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Emblem)
[10:45] Listener Mail: A whole bunch of decks
 - The decks (https://imgur.com/a/wznki)
[20:16] Listener Mail: Combos split between set 3 and 4
 - The email (https://pastebin.com/eY1Ynv6N)
[28:24] Plucky Clover plus Event Card Rankings
 - Plant cards (https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/8445zg/plant_event_card_tier_list_set_4_edition/)
 - Zombie cards (https://www.reddit.com/r/PvZHeroes/comments/833n13/zombies_event_card_tier_list_set_4_edition/)
[42:52] Good use of polling
 - Which feels worse? (https://www.strawpoll.me/15273197)
[48:50] Stinger: We bust on Ready Player One some more [PG-13]