Podcast Episodes

Episode 56: From Hardened Scales to Hard-to-Crack Metas

Fasten your seatbelts and harden your scales, because standard and modern are moving quick! But we’re here to break the formats down and take a look at the latest tech popping up in tournaments all over the physical and digital realms. Plus: what to do when you feel like your metagame calls keep falling short, even while other people seem to succeed again and again.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Episode 54: Modern Madness!

SCG Indy is over and done, and brought some huge changes to the modern format! So this week we’re talking Militia Bugler, Wizard’s Lightning, and Drogskol Captain. Even a little Vengevine for spice! Plus we settle once and for all whether Jeskai Control is unplayable in Modern. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 53: Of Horses and Humans

This week we’re talking two maindeck cards that completely transform tough matchups: Vine Mare in monogreen and Militia Bugler in modern humans. Plus looks at the latest in standard and modern and thoughts on when not to make the intuitive play. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 52: It’s Easy Being Green

CCR managed to top 8 the MODO ptq this weekend with standard’s hottest deck: Steel Leaf Stompy! Chris and Collins talk about its place in the meta and how to attack standard. Plus! Week one legacy results are in and we take a look at how everyone’s getting along without their favorite mana elf and free peek. Come hang out! Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 51: And Featuring Zan Syed as Himself!

Friend of the show Zan Syed took down SCG Atlanta with Infect, so we had to get him on! We talk tournament prep, from brewing strategies to learning new decks, dealing with disappointment, and what’s next for team Lotus Box. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 50: On Probes and Poison Counters

Man, have we got some stuff to talk about today! From WotC’s great decision to ban Gitaxian Probe and Deathrite Shaman, to WotC’s questionable decision to invite Hearthstone streamers to an 8-man with 150k in prizes, this has been a busy week. Plus, we talk some modern, especially infect of both the BG and UG varieties. Don’t miss out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 49: Core Set ’19 Constructed Set Review

M19 is all spoiled up, so you know what that means: Chris and Collins have a full constructed set review in one mega 3 hour episode! Find out which dragons and angels are going to take over standard, and which amulets you should refrain from putting into your modern sideboard. Grab a snack, get comfy, and let’s review some cards!

Episode 48: Ironworkin’ for the Weekend

Modern is getting fast. Real real fast. And Matt Nass is really, really good at going fast (is it the basketball shorts?) Join Chris and Collins this week as they talk Modern, including one particular hard working deck, Dominaria spoilers, and all the news to come out of the big GP Vegas weekend. Come hang out! Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 47: Standard and Spoilers and SCGCon oh my! (also modern)

SCGCon is in the books, and we’re seeing some movement in both the invitational formats. Is chainwhirler’s grip on the format starting to loosen? Can you play literally anything you want in modern? And what is the deal with this buy-a-box promo? Find out on this episode!

Episode 46: How to Beat Goblin Chainwhirler

…or, at least, how to try to beat it. With PT Dominaria in the books, standard has a new semi-psychotic overlord. Have his decrees made 1 toughness creatures completely unplayable? Are Chris and Collins trying to find a way to beat the three mana goblin, or are we just living in a chain whirled? Find out on this episode!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!