Episode 86 – Modern without Bridge

Episode 86 – Modern without Bridge

 
 
00:00 / 01:28:56
 
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In a bit of a longer than usual show, this week we have Nikolas Ek on in the guest host chair. We talk about modern now that Hogaak has been banned as well as some interesting standard decks that have started pooping up on our radars.

News: 3:20
Deep Dive: 25:40

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis by Vincent Proce.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 85 – First impressions of 2020

Episode 85 – First impressions of 2020

 
 
00:00 / 01:32:02
 
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In a bit of a longer than usual show, this week we have Jon Partridge on in the guest host chair. We discuss last weekend’s European Modern Series results, and what we think are going to be the most impactful cards from Core 2020 on the Standard format.

News: 2:10
Local Results: 30:00
Deep Dive:47:40

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord by Chase Stone.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 84 – Magic Burnout

Episode 84 – Magic Burnout

 
 
00:00 / 01:14:26
 
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We look at some more previews from Magic 2020, and then have a discussion about Magic burnout, what can cause it and what you can do to help it. We also have some news on Simeon’s future with the Podcast

News: 1:10
Deep Dive: 33:40

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Chandra’s Outrage by Christopher Moeller.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 83 – the surprise failures of WAR standard

Episode 83 – the surprise failures of WAR standard

 
 
00:00 / 01:03:23
 
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This week we talk a bit about the previews from Magic 2020, and then have a look at decks that didn’t make it, even in the incredibly diverse WAR standard, and maybe see if we can figure out what they were missing.

News: 1:10
Deep Dive: 36:40

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Judith, Scourge Diva by Wesley Burt.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 82 – Reading Standings

Episode 82 – Reading Standings

 
 
00:00 / 01:18:32
 
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This week we go through the news and results from this week, and then go through how to read swiss standings at tournaments. We go through an example standings set from a recent MCQ to help explain some of the concepts we are discussing. These examples can be found over on StandardIntelligence.uk.

News: 1:30
Local Results: 9:20
Deep Dive: 25:30

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Mass Manipulation by Anthony Palumbo.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 81 – The Testing Process

Episode 81 – The Testing Process

 
 
00:00 / 01:06:36
 
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This week on the podcast we talk about GP Kansas, the news of the Redbull Untapped tournament, and other news. We also go over our ideas on how we go about testing process for new decks.

News: 1:30
Deep Dive: 33:00

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Basilica Bell-Haunt by Yeong-Hao Han.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 80 – MCQ London Results

Episode 80 – MCQ London Results

 
 
00:00 / 00:56:05
 
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With the first season of MCQs now finished in the UK, we have a look at what we think of the system. We also look at the results from Axion Now’s MCQs from this past weekend as well as some results from Barcelona.

News: 1:05
Local Results: 11:00
Deep Dive: 20:30

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Experimental Frenzy by Simon Dominic.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 79 – MCQ Sheffield Results

Episode 79 – MCQ Sheffield Results

 
 
00:00 / 01:12:42
 
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After our second weekend of MCQs in the UK, held last weekend in Sheffield, we take look at the results as well as catching up on some results from across Europe. We then also talk about what we think the best decks this weekend are going to be.

News: 1:05
Local Results: 9:00
Deep Dive: 50:00

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Command the Dreadhorde by Daarken.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 78 – MCQ Liverpool Results

Episode 78 – MCQ Liverpool Results

 
 
00:00 / 01:02:19
 
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The first ever UK MCQ was held last weekend. We take a look at the top 8 from that to see what we think you should play this weekend. That tournament is also put into context by looking at some results from the rest of Europe as well, with a French and Spanish MCQ top 8 results to talk about.

You may also want to go check out Chris Vincent’s write up of the Liverpool MCQ over on www.masterofmagics.com .

News: 1:05
Local Results: 22:30
Deep Dive: 43:40

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Mox Amber by Steven Belledin.
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.

Episode 77 – Time-Travellers vs One Whirly Boi

Episode 77 – Time-Travellers vs One Whirly Boi

 
 
00:00 / 01:12:03
 
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After weeks with no results to talk about, we finally get to flex our analysis muscles talking about one international and one local set of results that are going to help define our early standard metagame. The SCG tour showed us what happens how a room filled with degenerate combo decks stacks up against efficient creatures and burn spells, while the results from Axion Now shows us what happens when someone decided to beat up on the decks that beat up Nexus of Fate.

Local Results: 2:10
Deep Dive: 20:00

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod
Art: Chandra, Fire Artisan Japan Alter by Ryota-H
This podcast is supported by our patreons at Patreon.com/SIcast, as well as our sponsors, Axion Now. Head to AxionNow.com to find out about upcoming events and find singles on sale.