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Grindcast Episode 174: Our Peak Episode

Well folks, we’re never beating this one. From the Zendikar Rising Championship to pooping softballs, this episode has a little bit for everyone. Or, you know, the two main categories of people: Magic players and weirdos.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 173: The Decks of the Zendikar Rising Championship

Is it a Pro Tour? Is it…something else? Who knows! But it’s two formats and a bunch of good players, so we’re taking a look at the standard and historic lists we’ve managed to pull off of twitter so far. Let’s find out if Dimir Control is better than Rogues, if Gruul is truly dead, and whether the Troll King is going to rule standard this weekend!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 172: How to Fix Historic

…ok so we don’t actually have the answer to that question. But we are breaking down the format, the best decks, and our concerns with it now and going forward. Plus! A bit of legacy, the fairest format in the land, after this weekend’s Manatraders tournament.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 171: Artifacts and Ethics

Kaladesh Remastered is here! We’ve been jamming artifact decks and Bomat Couriers in historic and are reporting back with our findings. Spoiler: Bomat Courier is really, really good. Plus we add our voices to the teetering pile of MOCS discussion!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 170: Lookin’ at some Legacy

We’re checking on on Magic’s Oko-est format in preparation for the Manatraders Legacy series this month!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music

Grindcast Episode 169: It’s nice to talk about modern

Let’s check in on everyone’s favorite format that we barely get to play anymore! With various titans and four-armed elementals around it’s become a format of heavy hitters, but there’s still some play to it. We also take a look at Kaladesh remastered and speculate on how some old favorites will impact historic.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 168: Standard is STILL GOOD

Unbelievable, we’re like two weeks in and standard has more than one deck! In this celebratory episode we’re going over the individual card choices you can make to customize the top decks in the meta depending on what you expect to play against. And we talk about video games!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 167: Yorion My Mind

Standard has become a race to be the biggest, grindiest deck possible–but watch out for rogues and those pesky aggro decks who like nothing better than punishing people for playing seven mana spells. The format’s changing every half hour or so, but we go over strategic evaluations and matchup breakdowns to help give you the tools you need on any given day!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 166: New New (new?) Standard

We got the bans that we asked for! And an extra one, just in case! What a deal! We’re breaking down our new, super fair standard this week, and answering all your questions. Is Kroxa good? Yes. Should you play rogues? See question one. And more!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 165: Holy crap, did they fix standard?

Well, no, probably not. But the results are in from the first weekend post-Uro ban and they are…inconclusive. It’s possible that Omnath isn’t the only deck you’re allowed to play, and that’s something, right? We’re taking a look at standard and even a little historic in the leadup to this weekend’s Grand Finals!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Timecodes
5:30 Grand Finals
8:00 Standard/Uro Ban
11:00 Rakdos Midrange
19:35 Gruul
25:15 Scutate aside
26:45 Monowhite
32:30 Omnath decks
40:00 Monogreen vs Gruul
43:50 Rogues
50:00 Dimir and Grixis
56:00 Mill
1:02:00 Historic
1:12:30 BS’ing about Hades