Episode 217 – Pillars of Pioneer with Carolyn

This week’s Episode is coming out early, partially due to holiday timings, and partially so you can hear it before too many of the Pioneer PTQs that are scheduled for this week are in the past! We’re taking a look at the format through the lens of the Pillars of the Format, like Thoughtseize, and Field of the Dead, and will try to help explain what the field looks like and what strategies work well against each other.

We also have a Special Guest this week, Carolyn Kavanagh, host of the FAM: Friends and Magic Podcast! Check it out anywhere you can find a Podcast, or find her at https://www.twitch.tv/themightylinguine and https://twitter.com/MightyLinguine

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Episode 214 – MCVI Prep

This week we’re diving into Ben and Sam’s Mythic Championship prep by going over the decks they’ve been working on – tune in this weekend to discover what they ended up playing! We’ll be back next week with a regularly recorded episode.

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Episode 213 – Oko: What Went Wrong?

Oko, Thief of Crowns looks like a format-warping mistake, and one that causes serious problems for the format beyond mere power level considerations. What causes led to this card making it to print?

For reference, here’s Ari Lax’s article on the subject: https://armlx.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-actual-problem-with-oko-thief-of.html

And here’s Jon Finkel’s tweet: https://twitter.com/Jonnymagic00/status/1188918066824011782?s=20

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Episode 212 – Musings on Pioneer

There’s a whole new format that’s been announced since we last Podded – read all about Pioneer here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21

We’re examining the format’s crucial characteristics – what is the mana like? What are the cards legal in this format that are banned in others? What’s the removal like?

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Episode 211 – A Rose in any other Format

The exact same Magic card can vary wildly in value from format to format. This week we’re examining the factors that cause this fluctuation, as well as some specific card examples that have gone from unplayable to premium between the years.

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