Fans of “Spellslingers” will be happy to know that a new season of the show will finally air on Geek & Sundry’s YouTube channel starting Thursday, July 17. The show will be entering its second season and will feature an all-star list of guests. They include, in no particular order, Greg Miller (Game Over Greggy, IGN), Michelle Roberson (FragDolls), Allie Brosh (Hyperbole and a Half), Joshua Ovenshire (Smosh Games), Josh Barnett (UFC) and Luis Scott Vargas (pro Magic player, MTG Hall of Famer).
“Spellsingers” will once again be hosted by well-known “StarCraft” shoutcaster, Sean “Day” Plott. According to the press release, there will be a total of six episodes which will air weekly along with bonus content.
The show is produced by Geek & Sundry which was originally created by Felicia Day (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). “Spellslingers” is a show that pairs host Plott with guests in a one versus one match in a game of “Magic: The Gathering.” The decks they play on each show are 60-card, pre-constructed decks and chosen at random by spinning a wheel containing all of the possible single and two-color combinations. The show also features plenty of witty bantering and side-commentary from both players that add up for great entertainment value.
Be on the lookout to see if Plott will win any of his matches as last season he struggled to win any. There is no official word as to what viewers can expect this season. If you remember, Boston Games Examiner interviewed Plott about his experience with the show during the first season. In the interview he said he hoped that the show would evolve in the second season. Much of the first season featured many instructions and graphics geared towards new players.
If all goes according to plan, this season may see a more balanced feel of intermediate and beginner game play. One thing is for sure, when professional player Luis Scott-Vargas makes his appearance, things may get a little tough for Plott.
The two have actually played each other before when Plott made a appearance as a “special invite” at Pro Tour Dragon’s Maze held in San Diego in 2013. Plott lost the match 2-1. To read the whole interview with Plott, click here or follow the link below.