Podcast Episodes

Grindcast Episode 93: WE’RE NUMBER TWO! WE’RE NUMBER TWO!

Fresh off of simultaneous second place finishes at SCG Richmond, CCR and Collins have plenty of week one standard to talk about. Is monored the deck to beat? Is bant midrange the real deal? Why couldn’t either of us have won just one more match? All these burning questions and more on this week’s episode!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 92: The Nexus Step for Standard

It’s here! Chris and Collins have been playing some week 0 standard and they’re gonna share everything they know about it with you–even if most of what they know is that Nexus is looking real, real nice with Tamiyo. Plus, London mulligan thoughts and a look at the mythic championship this past weekend. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 91: War of the Spark Constructed Set Review and Preorder Guide (Part 2)

Whew, this one’s a monster! But we’ve finally wrapped up our constructed set review. Our throats are a little sorer, CCR’s pockets are a little lighter, and now we know exactly how the standard meta is going to shape up. Or, you know, something like that.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

War of the Spark Constructed Set Review and Preorder Guide (Part 1)

We’re doing it live! Join CCR and Collins as we go over the white, blue, and black cards of War of the Spark–and CCR puts his money where his mouth is as he places his preorders live, with clicks and keypresses and all captured for the full experience. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 89: Modern stuff. Preview cards. What more could you want?

Modern results are in, and Esper Control is the hottest new deck that’s sure to break modern in half. Or, maybe, put a dent in some of Izzet Phoenix’s numbers. Who knows! Plus an army of new WAR spoilers, some of which are bound to spark your imagination. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 88: We’re Going to War

War of the Spark spoilers are finally here! CCR and Collins take a look at some of the coolest stuff spoiled so far, but not before giving our takes on maybe the most important magic tournament of all time. Strap yourselves in, because we’ve got Opinions and we’re about to share ’em!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 86: Your Izzet Phoenix Plan is Bad

So, you’re playing against Phoenix. And you’re losing, a lot. Even though you’re bringing in all these hate cards! What gives! Well, Collins and CCR are here to talk about what works and what doesn’t against Modern’s hottest deck. Plus! A spicy standard list that CCR hopes to take to the top 8 of SCG Cincinnati.

Grindcast Episode 85: The Horror of Modern (featuring Lee McLeod!)

SCG Regionals was this past weekend, with UR Phoenix claiming a whopping EIGHTEEN top 8 slots in ten tournaments. Are we looking at another imminent ban? Is the modern format beyond saving? Is Ensnaring Bridge the new hero of the format? All this and more!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 84: What’s on the Modern Horizon?

This week! Collins and CCR take a critical look at modern, Modern Horizons, and what we can expect for the future of magic’s most popular format. Is modern healthy? Can it be fixed? Or is it collapsing under its own weight? Find out here!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 82: Arena PTQs and A New Hope for Modern!

Finally, the organized play announcement we’ve all been waiting for! Chris and Collins break down all the news about how to qualify for paper and digital Mythic Championships. Plus! An update on modern, including a sweet new deck that just might restore balance to a format dominated by faithless looting. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music