Episode Archives

Grindcast Episode 95: ZAN’S NUMBER ONE (Jeremy’s ok too)

The Grindcast has been bested. Our roommates caught wind of our sick finishes at SCG Richmond and, quite literally, one-upped us with first place finishes in the open and the modern classic. Zan’s here to give us the lowdown on Jeskai walkers, and Jeremy has the latest on running four Narsets in Modern. Plus! Modern Horizon spoilers.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 94: All Eyes on the MPL

This week, Chris and Collins are talking about a small announcement or two out of Organized play. You know, little things like GerryT quitting the MPL, new MPL members, diversity invitations to Arena Mythic Championships. That sort of little thing.

Plus! Standard: so many planeswalkers, so little time. Come hang out!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

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 87: A Whir-lwind Weekend (with Zan Syed!)

Lotus Box team captain Zan Syed joins us this week, fresh off of a top 8 at SCG Cincinnati! We chat about his deck choice methodology, team tournaments, going to time, and even find a few minutes to hear about best of one. Don’t miss it!

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.