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Scry Me a River is a weekly Magic: the Gathering advice podcast. Hosted by Riley Knight and Denis Stranjak, SMaR is here to solve your MTG-related questions, queries, and quandaries. Scry Me a River is sponsored by Channel Fireball - the best cards and content in the multiverse!
 
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This week, Denis and Riley pick up the conversation on how to deal with a constant need to optimise everything, from Magic to life more broadly. They read and discuss listener stories and perspectives, and consider ways to deal with this problem that so many Magic players deal with. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rlyknght…
 
This week, Denis and Riley field all sorts of questions about podcasting, streaming, etiquette at GPs, and more! They also discuss the consequences of putting sugar in a petrol tank, which you shouldn't do, even if you're looking to besmirch the name of a hated rival. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rlyknght or @stranjak -…
 
This week, Denis and Riley get back to Classic SMaR, with a bevy of Power Moves, AITMA questions, and advice submissions for you to get your teeth into. They talk about everything from mulliganing in Commander to Magic teaching you ruthlessly optimise everything in life, and Riley also gets baited into ranting about historical French warfare for a …
 
This week, Denis and Riley are joined by Gianna "Bloody" Kaplan, famed Twitch streamer! Bloody shares her Magic origin story, discusses her perspectives on diversity in the Magic community, lays down sick brags about Super Smash Bros, and tells us about her famous finger tattoos. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rlyknght or…
 
This week, Denis and Riley get back to the business of advice, dispensing their perspectives on topics such as calling too many judges or always feeling that the grass is greener when it comes to time put into Magic. They also offer listeners a shoulder to scry on, and talk about avoiding parental bans of childhood video games. Got a question, quer…
 
This week, Denis and Riley are joined by famed Magic streamer Gaby Spartz, who answers your listener-submitted questions! Hear Gaby's tips for streaming success, discover how she explains what streaming Magic is to people who have no idea, and ! find out her favourite ways to troll LSV! Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rlyk…
 
This week, Denis and Riley return to the normal PG content you crave, including some actual factual advice questions, some classic AITMAs, and some surprising bombshells for Denis which prompt from very raw responses from the vexatious Irishman. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rlyknght or @stranjak - where you can either @…
 
This week, Denis and Riley get hot and steamy for their 69th episode. Will Riley sacrifice future employability at the altar of smutty podcast entertainment? It might be too late for that! In this episode we go through some questions and submissions about, er, grown folks' issues, and we're not talking about doing your taxes. Got a question, query,…
 
This week, Denis and Riley are joined by Ben and Ethan from the popular internet radio show Lords of Limited, and they answer YOUR questions! Find out who would win in a fight, what they think of WandaVision, what meal they'd eat for the rest of their lives, and the answers to other serious and hard-nosed Magic-related questions, just like these. G…
 
This week, Denis and Riley answer have exciting updates on the time capsule situation, and disturbing updates on the Sparky situation. There are some advice questions, some AITA submissions, and even a Power Move or two - all the SMaR content you know you crave. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rlyknght or @stranjak - where…
 
This week, Denis and Riley answer you questions on first-time EDH etiquette - particularly online - resolve a sibling-based Magic dispute, and unpack what it means to want to deal thousands of damage to Sparky. They also have an exciting new sponsorship opportunity, and need your input on how to proceed! Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us …
 
This week, Denis and Riley are back with more advice questions, more LGS Horror Stories, more EDH-based friendship dilemmas, and some advice on how best to support streamers and content creators without spending money. Don't worry - there's MGS chat too, the content you crave, as well as high-level advice for both Magic cheats and serial killers. G…
 
This week, Denis and Riley are joined by famed MTGA streamer Voxy! She talks about everything from her ideal draft pod, to streaming as a full-time job, to her rankings of sparkling ice water. Denis and Voxy also team up and dunk on Riley a lot, which I'm sure everyone will agree is very unfair and not just because it's me Riley who writes these ep…
 
This week, Denis and Riley share some updates from listeners who have written in for advice, and unpack a difficult and involved advice question that affected the two of them quite personally only hours before they recorded. There's a lot of Apex chat, too. Oops. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak…
 
This week, Denis and Riley take advantage of the time of year and enjoy a bit of reflection and renewal, while of course fielding your advice questions (including a tricky one about counterfeit cards). They also share some highlights and lowlights from their respective years on the secret podcast-within-a-podcast - shh! Got a question, query, or qu…
 
This week, Denis and Riley have a Christmas-themed episode... for about 15 seconds, before Riley's Scrooge-like disdain shuts it down. Instead, they share some more Shark Tales (which leads them to put prices on their friendship), talk about rigging coin flips and die rolls, and share a story of biological warfare as part of an LGS Horror Story. Go…
 
This week, Denis and Riley deal with sharking a willing victim, explore a stream's fake ghosting situation, talk about how to keep up-to-date with Magic news without using Twitter, and hear some updates from previous Power Move submissions. They they talk about MGS2 for like 15 minutes. Oh yeah. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitte…
 
This week, Denis and Riley go through some very serious and important advice questions, before dealing with Shark Tales about all sorts of things, from siblings to school bullies. Riley also does an absolute number on Denis - TWICE - and then there's like 15 minutes of Halo and Metal Gear Solid chat. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on T…
 
This week, Denis and Riley have more Shark Tales to share, as well as some actual factual advice questions, only some of which actually relate to Magic. They discuss the impact 2020 has had on work standards, advise on how to deal with friends who aren't on the same MtG level as you, and share an LGS Horror Story that will tilt you like a pinball m…
 
This week, Denis and Riley share some more Shark Tales (woohoo!), including stories involving being voluntarily sharked, and explore some real Seto Kaiba AITA energy. They also offer some good-old fashioned EDH deckbuilding advice, and then out of nowhere Denis offers some pro League strats for your listening pleasure. Got a question, query, or qua…
 
This week, Denis and Riley kick off a brand new segment: Shark Tales! They share a number of stories sent in by listeners, all concerned with "sharking" unknowing players while trading. There are also a few tangents about, like, fighting animals and stuff like that. It's the SMaR Content You Crave. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twi…
 
This week, Denis and Riley give in and pander to the newest (and largest) SMaR demographic, bees, talking about many of the issues and challenges facing the modern bee. They also get stuck into some Power Moves, just like in the olden days, and of course get across some listener-submitted advice questions. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find u…
 
This week, Denis and Riley do their best to avoid the never-ending 24-hour jetpack news cycle and instead dive into some questions submitted by listeners, such as how best to sneakily avoid being targetted at the EDH table, addressing bribery and corruption in casual games between friends, and unravelling a fishy story about a "lost" Lotus Petal. G…
 
This week, Denis and Riley are joined by Vince "PleasantKenobi" Chandler, who helps advise on how to deal with discovering traded cards are worth much more than you thought, and provides suggestions on some good ways to practiced distanced gaming with friends. The trio also go through a bunch of shorter questions and then talk about Metal Gear Soli…
 
This week, Denis and Riley go through listener-submitted voice clips with advice updates and messages, and generally pat themselves on the back more than anyone could consider appropriate. Thank you to everyone who has come along for the SMaR ride so far - may there be many more years to come! Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter …
 
This week, Denis and Riley go over proxied basic lands, discuss the dynamic between best-of-one and best-of-three Magic, advise on how best to help your friends sell their cards (hint: it involved Channel Fireball), and talk about how not to set a bad first impression when playing Magic with strangers. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on…
 
This week, Denis and Riley celebrate the 50th episode of Scry Me a River by offering you an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into how the SMaR sausage is made, talking about the creation and editing process, and airing some dirty laundry about each other as they do so - Denis also finally shares the highly controversial Tubs & Tiles story! Got a…
 
This week, Denis and Riley talk about the grey areas of stream ghosting, the politics of EDH win conditions, how to deal with someone not knowing what their own cards do, and the dos and don'ts of dealing with salty sea dogs while playing online. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak - where you can …
 
This week, Denis and Riley advise on how to purchase a gift for someone who doesn't know they need it, discuss the politics of Mono-Red in the casual play queue, chat about weird Magic terminology, and unbelievably, get across ANOTHER situation where someone is stealing cards from Walmart. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @r…
 
This week, Denis and Riley share some hot MtG finance tips, discuss how best to retrieve a collection from a jilted ex, unveil a new segment for penitent confessors, and advise on how to deal with a low-down dirty card thief. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak - where you can either @ us or slide …
 
This week, Denis and Riley discuss the politics of buying boxes and box toppers (available now at Channel Fireball Dot Com), offer advice on how to deal with nerves and choking, and go through a listener question that exposes Riley's darker side. ACTUAL EARNEST SPOILER ALERT: They also discuss The Last of Us Part II in great detail, so steer clear …
 
This week, Denis and Riley go off script to reminisce about Grands Prix and MagicFests of old, given that GP Vegas would have been last weekend. They share stories from GPs over the years, involving fires and floods, Russian rip-offs, and lunch orders gone wrong, and Riley also offers a unique insight into securing the naming rights of a friend's c…
 
This week, Denis and Riley offer some SMaR Classic: actual advice questions with everything from EDH playgroup budgets, streaming, and eating cards, to a smattering of old segments, plus plenty of tangents about stealing cookie dough as a kid or how cheap, garbage food is a hundred times better than $50 steaks. We also celebrate a huge milestone in…
 
This week, Denis and Riley once again rule on a stack of AITA questions: everything from friends leaving you out of a session you organised to when you should (or shouldn't) concede to your opponent, share some absolutely bonkers LGS Horror Stories, and for the very first time offer "call the cops" as advice to a listener. Got a question, query, or…
 
This week, Denis and Riley get through another load of AITA questions, including not scooping to an opponent who "deserved" it, misstating how many copies of a card you're playing, and interfering in ongoing games. There's a ten-minute tangent about barbecuing to look forward to, and Riley tells one of the most embarrassing stories of his life. Got…
 
This week, Denis and Riley are joined by CFB Video and GFX editor Geoffrey Palmer, who presides over a boatload of AITA questions. From EDH quandaries to FNM villains, Geoffrey helps Denis and Riley sort through who is and is not on the right side of things. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak - wh…
 
This week, Denis and Riley discuss listener perspectives on pre-boarding, share some vintage LGS Horror Stories, discover Denis' all-or-nothing approach to trophy-based competition, hear a bunch of stories from Riley's primary school days, and share some exciting news Riley received in a recent email. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on …
 
This week, Denis and Riley address returning to IRL playgroups after as lockdowns start to ease, and advise on how to bridge a Magic generational gap. Riley reveals a dark secret about his past, and then there's just a whole bunch of YGO chat, including some premium YGO Power Moves! Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyqua…
 
This week, Denis and Riley cover the follow-up discussion to the debate about mass land destruction in Commander, cover some premium Power Moves, talk about getting new players started with Jumpstart, discuss the politics of the egg burrito, and go on a weird deep dive into the lore of Yu-Gi-Oh. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitte…
 
This week, Denis and Riley discuss the listener-submitted suggestions for how to decide who goes first, advise on how to stop being the EDH archenemy, talk about the way competitive players influence casual Magic, and then Denis tilts off ferociously about an LGS Horror Story. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytowe…
 
This week, Denis and Riley get across all your favourite segments - AITA, LGS Horror Stories, and even Power Moves! They talk about the best ways to determine who gets to go first, buying out underpriced cards in an LGS, and reveal the hidden truths of the flat moon. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stra…
 
This week, Denis and Riley get very real while talking about their parents and video games, then go straight back into the nonsense with some terrific AITA questions, using MTG to teach kids how to lose, and, of course, the importance of knowing about a canister Damascus. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or …
 
This week, Denis and Riley talk about sneaking food into cinemas, store owners absconding with thousands of dollars of pre-orders, an LGS Hall of Shame, how to get out of a brewing funk, and the greatest scams they've ever seen pulled off. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak - where you can either …
 
This week, Denis and Riley explore stomping your LGS with tier decks, people taking advantage of social hand-smoothing algorithms, missing your untap step, and then spend ages talking about nasty things they did at high school and how to get into nightclubs without paying. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or…
 
This week, Denis and Riley share some incredible LGS Horror Stories that involve bribery, corruption, and disastrous tournament rules, rule on some Commander-based AITA questions, and explore some of the issues that arise while playing paper Magic with social distancing. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @…
 
This week, Denis and Riley work through a jam-packed show with an appearance from special guest Nikki Reilly, who weighs in on the MTG Red Flag topics brought up last week. They also share some of your LGS Horror Stories, get across some AITMA situations, and share one extremely entertaining Power Move. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us o…
 
This week, Denis and Riley follow up on the proxy debate from last week, work through a bucketload of tough (and not-so-tough) AITA scenarios, share some MtG Red Flags and LGS Horror Stories, and hear about the time that Riley met LeBron James. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak - where you can ei…
 
This week, Denis and Riley advise on how to meet cool people, discuss slow play on MTGA, explore the role of proxies in Commander, and share LGS horror stories. They also launch a new segment, MTG Red Flags, and Riley unveils his excuse as to why he doesn't have to play League. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytow…
 
This week, Denis and Riley rule on various AITA cases, including adjusting your playstyle for the kitchen table, taking the law into your own hands at FNM, and mercilessly defeating your children at chess. They also offer advice on how best to deal with a troublemaker online, and how to settle Magic arguments when a judge is unavailable. Got a ques…
 
This week, Denis and Riley unpack an exciting professional collaboration opportunity, explore the best way to take large but polite handfuls of chips, run through a stack of AITA situations, and offer more sage wisdom on how to succeed with Magic broadcasting. Got a question, query, or quandary? Find us on Twitter - @rileyquarytower or @stranjak - …
 
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