elcome back to the Magic: The Gathering podcast! The 2005 World Championships are set to begin Wednesday in Yokohama, Japan, and Randy Buehler is back at the microphone to preview the action.
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This month's studio podcast kicks off with the extremely tight race for Player of the Year between France's Olivier Ruel and Japan's Kenji Tsumura, which will be decided at Worlds. In addition, Randy and Hall of Famer Alan Comer discuss the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame and Alan's return to competitive Magic. Finally, Randy announces the complete 2006 Pro Tour schedule. (If you're scared of technology, you can check out Brian David-Marshall's preview of Worlds here.)
Then for the rest of the week, Randy will be delivering new updates every few hours from the floor of Worlds. Listen in as he interviews players, follows the Player of the Year race, updates the National Team competition and much more.
In addition to Randy's regular event coverage, we will bring you monthly podcast updates on the latest news from the world of Magic.
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