Episode Archives

Grindcast Episode 123: The Player of the Year on Pioneer

ZAN WON PLAYER OF THE YEAR!! And unfortunately he can’t share much in the way of insights on the PC formats. But he joins us to talk all about the PC race, Team LotusBox’s evolution over the past year, and what he’s excited about for Pioneer now that everything’s banned. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 122: Burning Inquiries

Since Collins’s PC prep is hush-hush, we figured we’d do a mailbag episode! We cover everything from Collins-sized geese to smoochable planeswalkers. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 121: Got there.

Collins did it! After a long, hard-fought year he’s secured his spot in the SCG Players’ Championship. This week we’re talking about the Invi, locking in that spot, and what we’re looking at in all the PC formats that have just gone through HEAVY bans.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 120: Going Ballistic: Invi Prep in the Lotus Box House

We’re working really hard on pioneer! And…not totally forgetting modern. The invitational is tomorrow so we’re bringing you everything we’ve learned in the run up to the biggest pioneer tournament yet!

Grindcast Episode 119: Pioneer Post-Ban Postmortem

They warned us, and they weren’t kidding! A whirlwind week, as we get Pioneer for the invitational, and then a swift ban of its two best decks. We’re breaking down what’s been working for us and what’s been whiffing in Magic’s shiniest new format. Come hang out!

 

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 118: Going for Br-Oko in Atlanta

The boys really did it this time, breaking modern in half by playing just a boatload of standard cards. Lotus Box put 4 players into the top 8 at SCG Atlanta, and Collins made the finals! So we’re talking about the Urza deck that got them there, and then we’re not able to help ourselves and switch gears to Pioneer. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 117: *Insert Pioneer Pun Here*

Well, that was a hell of an announcement, wasn’t it? Wizards of the Coast went out of their way to keep us from having to play historic, and we’re here with all the wild speculation and hot takes we can muster up. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 116: Oko is Loco

Just a week into Throne of Eldraine and we’re playing Oko in…every deck. In every format. Is he the best planeswalker ever printed? Time will tell, but for now he’ll likely be the most ubiquitous. We also talk a bit about CCR’s run to mythic with standard reanimator, and how to goose modern. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 115: Can we Beat Golos?

The field at SCG Philly was full of the dead, so we’re breaking down what’s working and what isn’t in a Golos-dominated standard. Plus, how about this Mox Opal-dominated Modern? Magic’s two biggest formats have two clear best decks, and we’re breaking down how we see this playing out. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 114: Adventuring with Throne of Eldraine

Whew, time for a normal episode! Throne of Eldraine has, of course, massively shaken up Standard but it’s also having some immediate impact on Modern! We check out the latest iterations of Mox Opal decks and go over just how much standard has progressed in the *checks watch* two days the set has been on Arena. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.