Episode 228 – Optimizing IRL Tournaments

We’ve been to hundreds of Magic tournaments in the real world, and there are some nuances to the process that we decided to spend an episode discussing. Learn about the process of choosing which tournaments to attend, how to get there, where to stay, what to eat, and more!

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Episode 227 – Players Tour Retrospective

The first set of Players Tour events are now behind us, and Ben (briefly) and Sam have competed in one! We’re talking all about their experience in the new type of tournament, as well as the debut of Pioneer at this type of event. Ben also won a GP after he scrubbed out so we talked about that too.

Here’s the article mentioned near the start: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613489/magic-the-gathering-is-officially-the-worlds-most-complex-game/

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Episode 226 – Mini Topics

Three mini topics make up this week’s show:

Firstly, Worlds is coming and we’re previewing the tournament and the competitors. Next, Pioneer’s land imbalance has led to a suggestion of completing the cycles that only have half of their cards in the format. We’ll discuss that idea, and then finally move on toe the suggestion of creating separate packs for Drafting and for other use.

We will be taking next week off, and will hopefully return the week after with more Allied Strategies.

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Episode 225 – THB Draft Archetypes

This week we’re covering each of the two-color pairs in Theros Beyond Death. This limited format is being received quite well so far, and our hosts have already got several drafts under their belts, so we have a pretty good idea of what each of the color pairs is supposed to look like, though there are of course many questions that remain unanswered about the format.

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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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