Quote of Arms
By Jeremy Rowe
Coat of Arms is a Magic card where creatures of the same type boost each other's power, regardless of who owns them. Quote of Arms is a similarly inclusive podcast, supporting diverse voices while strengthening the kindred aspects of our lives.
So...what's your favorite un- or under-supported tribe?
Quote of ArmsAug 04, 2022
Quote of Arms Episode 50 VAMPIRES! with Voiddyn
IT'S HERE! BIG NUMBER 50!
Voiddyn and I celebrate a big milestone by talking about a timeless tribe. Hope this podcast is just as eternal!
Quote of Arms Episode 49 WIZARDS! with BigTuckTweets
Big Tuck and I talk about the Wizard Fissure with a particular author, the Magic of magicians, and the limits and opportunities incumbent upon a versatile creature type!
Quote of Arms Episode 48 TRIBAL IN PAUPER! with DracVPauper
DracVPauper and I talk about Pauper Commander, a new, more-accessible, fast-paced Commander variant, as well as how and why to build around tribal synergies in a powered-down card pool!
Quote of Arms Episode 47 OOZES! with Hiro Zero Virus
Ooze the best creature type? One that can bend and shape itself to become literally everything!
No, we don't mean changelings; for all your cloning needs, choose the ooze!
Quote of Arms Episode 46 VAMPIRES! with Abockley
Abockley and I discuss the denizens of the darkness, the pointy-teethed menaces who lurk in the shadows and live forever in our hearts.
No matter what plane or IP you know them from, we guarantee you know about...vampires!
Quote of Arms Episode 45 GIANTS! with MakoMark
MakoMark makes a mark on Quote of Arms with a Giant episode!
We talk about big creatures, big spells, and share big laughs!
Quote of Arms Episode 44 SPIRITS! with Red Zone Gaming
It's a S-S-S-Specter! Or, is it an ancestor? Or a statue?
One thing's for sure: it's an awesome episode about Spirits, with special guest Justin Z from Red Zone Gaming!
Quote of Arms Episode 43 ROGUES! with ScrufyNerfHerd
ScrufyNerfHerd slinks into the studio to speak about Rogues: the salacious, sinister, shadowy sneaks, omnipresent in both Magic and Dungeons and Dragons!
Quote of Arms Episode 42 DRAGONS! with Living Card Animations
Geoffrey from Living Card Animations, who animated the Unsummoned Skull logo featured on the YouTube adaptation of this podcast (check it out at bit.ly/unsummonedskull!) comes on to talk about the beat brawny beaters that scale the skies!
Animated antics, amazing artistry, and awesome acknowledgements abound!
Quote of Arms Episode 41 ANGELS! with Rose Thorn
A chorus breaks out in song. Light radiates from the sky, refracted in every color of the Magic spectrum.
While Angels, like Roses are beautiful, every rose has its thorn, and Rose Thorn and I talk about the protective, powerful, vengeful, and unforgiving rulers of the sky.
Quote of Arms Episode 40 CONSTRUCTS! with Will of the Compleation
Will of the Compleation and I build an episode based on the charming robot piles that accumulate into advantage.
Get ready to construct a whole new meaning of what artifact decks can look like!
Quote of Arms Episode 39 ELVES! with Dana Fischer
I'm joined by the youngest player to make Day 2 of a Grand Prix, the prodigious Dana Fischer!
We discuss elves, Nissa, and all things green (NOT blue!) over several formats and levels of competition!
Quote of Arms Episode 38 NINJAS! with Jake F
What have those sneaky courtesans been up to? Jake F and I catch up on Ninjas, a shadowy tribe that has improved noticeably in the last few years, especially with the return to Kamigawa!
We look at competitive and casual versions, as well as what they're like on either side of the table!
Quote of Arms Episode 37 SQUIRRELS! with Anomolee
Anomolee and I discuss the acorn-loving, adorable furry tree-dwelling rodents, but be warned: they are DEADLY!
Like a squirrel's random-moving mind, we also discuss the differences between tokenization and representation, and quite a lot of pop culture references!
Quote of Arms Episode 36 Demons! with Ashlen Rose
The ethereal, effervescent Ashlen Rose, master of giant stompy creatures embraces her dark side in a discussion of black's entry into the cycle of beefy fliers: white has Angels, Blue has Sphinxes, Red has Dragons...and we had a great time!
Quote of Arms Episode 35 CATS! with Sheldon Menery
The creator of Commander joins the host with the most to discuss cats, a tribe with 9 lives and almost as many different interpretations!
We look at different incarnations of cats in Magic's history: past, present, and future, as New Capenna looks to change the direction of the tribe and provide some awesome new strategies and commanders!
Quote of Arms Episode 34 GRUULFRIENDS! with Cur10us Cr0w
The amazing designer behind the thumbnails for the YouTube adaptation of the podcast, bit.ly/unsummonedskull, comes on to talk about Gruulfriends, the semi-canonical ship of Nissa and Chandra, and a deck that combines elements of both to tell a beautiful story of identity, love, and acceptance!
Quote of Arms Episode 33 NINJAS! with Bennie Smith
Bennie Smith, esteemed writer for Star City Games (whose work I have been reading and enjoying for YEARS!) slips into the schedule to discuss Ninjas! More than simple couriers, and far beyond the phenomena of Naruto, these roguish creatures strike quickly, then vanish into the night, making you wonder if they were ever there at all...
Quote of Arms Episode 32 UNICORNS! with AnnaMT
What's scarier than a stampede of hooves trampling anything and everything underfoot? A stampede of hooves trampling anything and everything underfoot WITH SWORDS ON THEIR HEADS! The Unicorn Queen rides into town in style, sharing the good word of the unicorn and altering the perception of these rare, beautiful, and, most all, deadly creatures! Call them a myth at your own risk, as the dangers they pose are very real!
Quote of Arms Episode 31 VAMPIRES! with Lady Lazula
Lady Lazula and I discuss the terrors of the night, the carnivorous canine-centric humanoids known as vampires!
While they do imbibe blood, they definitely don't suck (but, according the the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, some scrape)!
Quote of Arms Episode 30 ELEMENTALS! with Jeremy Noell
For the 30th episode special, I'm joined by Jeremy Noell, of Star City Games and Commander VS fame, who is also a friend of mine from college, to talk about creatures that are critical elements of multiple planes, embodying different colors and playstyles!
Quote of Arms Episode 29 ELDRAZI! with Dualcast Gaming
They came as three.
We discuss as two.
Looming, leering Lovecraftian terrors are the subject of this entry, from tiny tendrils to towering terrors, there are many varieties of Eldrazi, and they have woven their way into the fabric of Magic itself, supporting a variety of playstyles and strategies!
Quote of Arms Episode 28 WIZARDS! with MurphisAlvy
MurphisAlvy and I talk Wizards...and, no, not just the ones of the Coast, the ones that do the most!
From Dominaria to Strixhaven, Wizards are all over Magic: the Gathering; who else do you think supplies all the magic?
Quote of Arms Episode 27 SHAPESHIFTERS! with Galacticlam
Galacticlam and I talk about shifty, sneaky stealthy shapeshifters!
They come in different forms; they sneak or strike in swarms; they've infiltrated cultures and subtly learned our norms!
They might be in the shadows, or hiding in plain sight, but one thing's absolutely sure: they have a role at your game night!
Quote of Arms Episode 26 FUNGI! with LennyWooley
LennyWooley, AKA Ajani's Gay Pridemate, and I talk about the sporoform puffclouds that build power over time, proliferating shenanigans!
If they're not your favorite tribe, they'll grow on you, and mold your thinking!
Quote of Arms Episode 25 ROGUES! with Trent
Trent and I go rogue, talking about sneaky spies, alleyway assassins, and political plotters!
Rogues have infiltrated all color combinations, archetypes, and alignments, weaving their way into the fabric of Magic's intricately-woven tapestry!
Quote of Arms Episode 24 PEGASII! with DougYNerd
DougYNerd and I talk about the noble, regal flying mounts and the wild, free mustangs of the atmosphere! While there's been much to-do about their horned-horse cousins, Pegasii are a fantastic flying equines in their own right!
Quote of Arms Episode 23 CLERICS! with Mike Carrozza
Accomplished comedian and writer for Commander's Herald, Mike Carrozza, and I talk about perhaps the most important tribe: Clerics! Clerics are usually seen as White Mages, both in color and in healing capability, and Magic clerics do this and more. After all, NO ONE. MESSES. WITH. THE. WHITE MAGE.
Quote of Arms Episode 22 MERFOLK! with Christian
Christian, a fellow EDHREC writer and marine biologist comes on to talk about the physiology, lore, and gameplay of Magic's iconic blue fish-people: Merfolk! We're swimming with the fishes now!
Quote of Arms Episode 21: DEMONS! with JQLGirl!
JQLGirl and I start the third season off with the polar opposite of how the second season ended! On the opposite plane as the big, white angels are the devilishly manipulative demons, dashing debonair destroyers in darkness.
Quote of Arms Episode 20: ANGELS! with Hoth Queen of Snow
The second 10-episode season of Quote of Arms comes to an end with another bang: a long-awaited guest comes on to talk about the tribe that's almost as ubiquitous as herself! Hoth Queen of Snow joins me to discuss Angels in Magic, including different builds, uniqueness of planes, and what they represent!
Quote of Arms Episode 19: WIZARDS! with SnapBoltBaral
SnapBoltBaral and I talk about the most intellectual, creative, and flexible creature type: wizards! No, not the ones that make the game, but certainly the ones that break its rules! What they lack in size, they make up for in synergy and teamwork, and we'll go over how those pieces fit together to make powerful engines!
Quote of Arms Episode 18: THRULLS! with Nick (Janky as Heck)
Nick and I discuss a Janky as Heck tribe: the crazy lovechildren of zombie and homunculi: zombunculi, also known as Thrulls! Additional topics include connections between Magic and geopolitical issues, positive representation of BIPOC in Magic lore, and how to win with 0/1s!
Quote of Arms Episode 17: GOBLINS! With Skylar
Skylar and I discuss goblins, Moxfield packages, and trans rights!
How do all these come together? Listen and find out!
Quote of Arms Episode 16: DRAGONS! with Fitz
Fitz and I explore the mythos behind the firebreathing tyrants that rule the skies in a variety of Intellectual Properties, our scaly overlords, the dragons!
Quote of Arms Episode 15: MYR! with Livio
Livio and I talk about the cutest little robotic bird men, as well as the Oathbreaker format!
Quote of Arms Episode 14: ELEMENTALS! with JJ Mickey
What tribe will we discuss this week? Elementary! JJ Mickey and I discuss Elementals!
Quote of Arms Episode 13: SKELETONS! with MonoWhiteBorder
A special Halloween episode with MonoWhiteBorder, discussing a bleached white-ish tribe: Skeletons!
Quote of Arms Episode 12: GIANTS! with EclipseMeteor
EclipseMeteor and I talk about the most Gigantic of all types!
Quote of Arms Episode 11: Spiders! with Little Timmy
In the Season 2 Premiere, Little Timmy, from the Skull Symbol Discord, and I discuss the spookiest tribe of all: SPIDERS!
Quote of Arms Episode 10 GOBLINS! with Kalkris and Thiccc Boiii
The first 10-episode season of Quote of Arms comes to an end with a bang: TWO guests for the price of one! Our favorite little red men get a special treatment with not one, but TWO guests sharing their unique perspectives on Goblins old and new!
Quote of Arms Episode 9 SLIVERS! with Hamburger Time
Slivers get under people's skin...in more ways than one! Join me and Hamburger Time as we develop a hive mind of understanding for these prismatic critters, exploring how they function, how they win, and how to leverage their strengths and weaknesses to interact with them in novel ways!
Quote of Arms Episode 8 SHRINES! with Zephram
This episode is about an enchantment tribe, known as Shrines, which was first printed in Kamigawa. A variant of enchantress, this is a 5-color tribe with some support cards. They also have special meaning to Zephram, a returning guest, as well as being the first deck Zephram played on-stream with the Skull Symbol!
Quote of Arms Episode 7 SPHINXES! with EclipseMeteor
Riddle me this: what tribe consists of big blue fliers, knows the future, and can win without a point of combat damage? Find out as Eclipsemeteor and I explore the various color combinations of these gigantic cerulean prognosticators and learn how blue can enjoy green's stompy role, and maybe even improve upon it!
Quote of Arms Episode 6 ELVES! with Goaliemann5533!
Elves are a tribe that goes back to the beginnings of the game. They've been interpreted numerous times, with various color pairings, archetypes, and personalities. The archetype, known for snowballing advantage, has become known as "ElfBall". Goaliemann took that name and ran with it, capitalizing on a zombified mass of pointy-eared dead guys to make a LITERAL Elfball!
Quote of Arms Episode 5 BEARS! with Zephram
Bear with me: there are a lot of bear-related puns. Also, this was recorded a slightly different way, so the audio quality may be a bit different.
Still, this is a an awesome and timely episode delving into different meanings and interpretations of what began as an under-supported tribe, was revitalized by Modern Horizons, and has special meaning during Pride month!
Zephram and I explore our personal connections to the tribe, the animal, and the LGBTQ+ meaning!
Quote of Arms Episode 4 LANDFALL! with Create Commander
Every plane has lands, and a deck dedicated to landfall is a beautiful mosaic of landscapes from across the multiverse. Create Commander has embraced the sprawling visages of disparate planes and brought them together, surrounded by creatures that provide benefits as they witness the ever-changing multiverse. This episode focuses on special lands, the creatures that care about them, and the aspects of landfall that reach across the Blind Eternities!
Quote of Arms Episode 3 BURN! with Rorbearpig
Rorbearpig shares his love of little red creatures and direct damage spells across a variety of formats, including Standard, Modern, and Commander!
Quote of Arms Episode 2 SPIRITS! with Ron from Game Grounds
A discussion of one of Ron's favorite decks, his Modern Spirits deck, how it got him and his wife into Magic, and a possible new direction to rekindle that first deck feeling in commander!
Quote of Arms Episode 1: DOGGOS!
The inaugural episode of Quote of Arms!
This cast is about Magic: the Gathering players' favorite creature types and the decks they have built around them.
The first episode is a solo cast, as I was testing out my organization and concept.
Hope you like it as much as I enjoy scratching a cute little puppy belly!
The Quote of Arms podcast is greenlit to start! It will focus on weird and wacky tribal Magic: the Gathering decks, what they are, what their identity is, how they do the jobs a deck needs, how they win, and what makes them interesting and worth building around! Coat of Arms is a Magic card where creatures of the same type boost each other's power, regardless of who owns them. Quote of Arms is a similarly inclusive podcast, supporting diverse voices while strengthening the kindred aspects of our lives. So...what's your favorite un- or under-supported tribe?