Episode Archives

Grindcast Episode 77: Ravnica Allegiance Constructed Set Review!

Ravnica Allegiance is here and it’s…hoo boy is this a set. From four mana enchantments that double your mana to the best Blood Artist we’ve ever seen, join CCR, Lee McLeod and Collins Mullen as we go over all the big hitters of Magic’s newest and (at least temporarily) sweetest set.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music

Grindcast Episode 76: KCI: The Scourge of Modern (and Ravnica Allegiance Spoilers!)

We’re back from SCG Columbus! Collins missed out on Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace but he’s still got stories to tell, and cases to make for why KCI should be banned in modern. Plus! Tons of new Ravnica Allegiance cards and we promise we’re not going to just talk about the Simic ones. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 75: Here’s the Mail!

The mail’s here! And Chris and Collins sit down together to answer all your burning questions, from our favorite standard decks of all time to our happiest Magic memory to whether or not we’re into pineapple on pizza, we’re spilling all the tea on our first ever mailbag episode!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 74: Mox Insights Interview with Matt Nelson (and spoilers!)

This week we’ve got Matt Nelson of Mox Insights here to talk about the future of Magic data analytics! They’ve broken down GP Atlanta and now we’ve got their GP Portland data to pore over. Plus! Some hot new Ravnica Allegiance spoilers to argue about. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 73: SCGcon Storytime Featuring Lee McLeod!

We made it out of Roanoke alive! And we brought stories! CCR and Collins are joined by honorary third member of the Grindcast (and cube championship participant) Lee McLeod to break down everything that happened over this past snowy invitational weekend, from 10 thousand dollar cube drafts to the 10 million dollar pro tour–excuse me, mythic championships.

Come hang out! Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 72: Crack(l)ing the formats for SCG Con

SCGCon is this weekend, and Chris and Collins are both making the trip up to Roanoke! Whether you’re in the main event or grinding some cube qualifiers all weekend long, we dive into standard and modern in our attempts to answer the question at the heart of magic: is Crackling Drake the best creature in every format?

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 71: Mad about Modern

Whether you love the format or you’re furious about it, you’re probably playing it this weekend! Chris and Collins have the lowdown on the current state of modern, from a look at the breakdown of decks played at GP Atlanta to what we’ve been seeing online in the comp leagues. If you’re playing Magic this weekend, you’ll probably want to come hang out.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 70: Welcome to the All-Grindcast PPTQ Finals

Chris and Collins faced off in probably the single most important match of Magic the Gathering this year. While Collins did walk away with the victory and the rptq invite, there’s still plenty of standard that’s still up in the air. Join us for an extra special Thanksgiving episode, since you’re probably not standing up for a couple hours anyway.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

MTG Grindcast Episode 69: Post-Pro Tour Standard!

The pro tour results are in, and white weenie is clearly the best deck in Standard…right? We break down everything we learned from Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica and the info we’re going to use to attack the format going forward. If you’re playing a pptq or standard showdown in the next couple weeks, don’t miss this one!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Episode 68: What to Play at SCG Regionals

Despite the looming Pro Tour next week, CCR and Collins are deep in the heart of modern season. With SCG Regionals on the horizon, it’s time to get serious and break down just where we are in the modern meta. Is Creeping Chill still busted? Or maybe we should rely on lands that make too much mana this weekend? Come find out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.