Episode Archives

Grindcast Episode 164: Does Wizards want us to Walk away?

All right, we got our ban. And…it’s just Uro. But don’t let an abandoned standard keep you from getting excited for, uh, mechanically unique The Walking Dead Secret Lair cards? Am I reading this right?

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 163: Omnath the Omnipresent

Zendikar’s not even out yet but new standard is in full swing, with one particular four color, four-armed elemental swinging harder than the rest. We also take a look at modern, the opposite format of current standard, where you can play damn near anything and have a shot.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 162: Zendikar Rising Set Review!

It’s here! And you can’t play it on arena yet for some reason so you might as well listen to the set review. We’re going over our top 5 cards in each color, and trying to make not all of them MDFCs. And it’s all complete with a surprise spooky ending!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 161: Steppeing into Historic

With the first historic Mythic Invitational this weekend and some SCG historic lists to look at we break down Duel Decks: Goblins vs. Mayhem Devil. Er, the historic format. But mostly we talk about NEW CARDS!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 160: Zendikargle Rising

With approximately a dozen new sets on the horizon, we’ve got a ton to explore in this episode! From Jace shoes to Yargle secret lairs to, uh, actual spoilers for standard legal cards there’s a little something for everyone here.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 159: Let’s Learn Legacy (with Anuraag Das!)

This week! We’re joined by legacy aficionado Anuraag Das, who’s giving us the rundown on the format leading up to the Manatraders tournament this weekend. We’re packing as many 2019-2020 cards as we can into this episode about Magic’s (ostensibly) oldest format.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

MTG Grindclass: How to Beat control (Episode 158)

This week! We’re going a little off the beaten path and bringing you a Topic. Are you tired of your opponent countering all your spells, killing all your creatures, and reloading with some bonkers blue planeswalker? This week we’re talking all about how to beat control. Sniffing out countermagic, taxing their mana, diversifying your threats, we’ve got a little of everything control mages hate.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 157: Some Promising New Formats

A week after one of the biggest ban announcements in magic history, and we’re examining the wreckage left behind. Is Sultai midrange really unbeatable? I mean, realllly? Plus how the clock has been turned back on Pioneer, and we finally define what it means to have fun.

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music!

Grindcast Episode 156: EVERY FORMAT IS GOOD AGAIN (for now)

In one of the biggest (and most surprising) ban announcements since Mirrodin, Standard, Historic, and Pioneer have all been turned on their heads. Is Uro going to loom over each of those formats? Uh, yes. The answer is yes. But there’s other stuff that we talk about too!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.

Grindcast Episode 155: Prowessing up a Storm in Modern

This week we’re breaking down where Modern has gone post-Astrolabe ban, including the 5(!!) different colors of prowess decks that showed up in the Manatraders tournament. Plus we complain about standard and give our takes on Historic!

Thanks as always to Wave Sunray for our music.