Author Archives: Allied Strategies

224 – THB Limited Musings

With the full spoiler out, we’ve each picked some commons and uncommons we think are interesting to discuss in terms of Theros Beyond Death Limited.

The plan is to report back on our findings next week, with another episode focused on this new limited format.

Here’s a link to this week’s show!

Episode 223 – Interesting THB Spoilers

This week we’ve each picked out some cards we think are interesting in Constructed from the cards spoiled so far from Theros: Beyond Death. Next week we’ll probably run the same plan, so let us know which cards you’d like to hear about!

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Episode 222 – The Best of the Decade

This episode, we’re taking a look at the best things from the last decade – mostly Magic-related with a few random other topics thrown in for good measure. Next week we’ll start diving in to Theros: Beyond Death stuff!

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Episode 221 – Looking Forward to 2020

Let’s take a look ahead to the New Year in Magic. We’ll talk about what we know about the sets that are coming, and the structure of Organized Play in Magic, as well as our personal goals and expectations for the year.

How about you? Do you have any MTG New Years Resolutions? Let us know on Twitter @alliedstrats

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Episode 220 – Looking Back at 2019

This week we’re taking a retrospective look at the year in Magic the Gathering. You’ll hear about our years, and what we think of the direction the game has taken in terms of Design, Organized Play, and as a developing eSport.

How was your 2019? Let us know on twitter @alliedstrats

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Episode 219 – A Good Standard Format

After several waves of bannings, we’ve finally moved into a Standard Format that our hosts find to be quite good. This week’s show, we’re taking a broader look at the characteristics of good standard formats for us, drawing from our full breadth of Magic and Game Design experience.

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Episode 218 – RB Fires

This week we’re covering Red Black Fires – Ben’s been playing the deck a ton so he has a bunch of information to share!

Here’s John Rolf’s list:

4 MIDNIGHT REAPER
4 CAULDRON FAMILIAR
4 CAVALIER OF FLAME
4 MAYHEM DEVIL
4 GOD-ETERNAL BONTU
4 STORMFIST CRUSADER
Sorceries:
2 COVETOUS URGE (this is the most flexible spot in the list)
Artifacts:
4 WITCH’S OVEN
Enchantments:
4 FIRES OF INVENTION
Lands:
7 SWAMP
2 MOUNTAIN
4 FABLED PASSAGE
4 BLOOD CRYPT
4 STEAM VENTS
2 CASTLE LOCTHWAIN
3 BLOODFELL CAVES
Sideboard:
3 DURESS
1 FLAME SWEEP
4 RITUAL OF SOOT
2 SCORCHING DRAGONFIRE
1 REDCAP MELEE
2 BEDEVIL
2 COVETOUS URGE

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