Episode 197 – Philosophy of the Banlist

This week, Bridge from Below was banned from Modern. We’re using this to lead into a larger discussion of what kind of cards should be banned in which formats and the types of cards we expect to see banned going forward.

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Episode 196 – Scapeshift in Standard

This week we’re taking a look at a new strategy that is exciting in Standard – Scapeshift! Enabled by Field of the Dead, Scapeshift can create a horde of Zombies as a one-card win condition. Find out how we think that deck might look in this episode!

Here’s a link to the article discussed in the Patreon Question of the Week: https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.09828

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Episode 194 – Draft Analysis: Modern Horizons

This week we’re reviewing every pick from Shuhei Nakamura’s Top 8 Draft (which Ben was also a participant in!!) from GP Washington DC – follow along here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZRAvRJk2PT3_vGCn8bj7u_gWJGSJ_cAMn-ByhkQxdKk/

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Episode 193 – Modern Horizons Limited

This week we’ve been doing some Modern Horizons drafts and we’re sharing our thoughts about which archetypes are strong in the format, and the implications the metagame may have for particular cards in draft.

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Episode 192 – New Decks on the Horizon

Modern Horizons might bring new decks to the forefront of Modern, or breathe fresh life into older decks that have stagnated as the format’s power level has creeped upwards. Find out some archetypes we think might be among them, and which cards we’re most interested in building around in these new and existing strategies.

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Episode 191 – The Mulligan

This week’s episode is all about the Mulligan – largely focused on one controversial mulligan in particular made recently by Ross Merriam. Here’s the post he made about it, which we reference heavily during the show: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qJ-c6wVr09evcVdTim09lE_EiHPMSRUkFniyMV0PlMk/ – huge thanks to him for making this reasoning public, which made this episode possible!

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