Podcast Episodes

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

Grindcast Episode 80: Thought Erasure is the Best Card in Standard (but not for long)

Fresh off of SCG Baltimore, standard is moving and grooving, heading towards the grindiest meta we’ve seen in ages. Is monoblue really the best deck to pick on these builds, or is everyone just fooling themselves? Plus! We talk some legacy and give our takes on the Mythic Invitational.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Ep 79: Everyone’s Jelly of Hydroid Krasis

Week one of Ravnica Allegiance standard is behind us, and boy have we got a jellyfish hydra beast for you. Sultai looks to be the early leader behind the flying, card drawing, life gaining machine, but plenty of other strategies are making their mark early on in the format. Come find out what we’ve learned so far!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music

MTG Grindcast Episode 78: The Endless Possibilities of RNA Standard

Ravnica Allegiance is here! And the Lotusboxers Zan Syed and Jeremy Bertarioni have dropped by to share everything they’ve learned from relentlessly jamming new standard. Is Turbofog unbeatable? Is Judith the scourge of the new format? Find out on this extra special episode!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.