Episode 18 – Broadening the Meta

Episode 18 – Broadening the Meta

 
 
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We’ve spent the last couple of weeks talking about the Mono-Red menace. This week, we notice the indications that the metagame has maybe begun to turn back and we might have space opening up at the top. Simeon has also had a look at the conversion rates for the decks at the one PPTQ we have results for, Alpha Games, have a look at that here.

Episode 17 – GP Memphis vs Red

Episode 17 – GP Memphis vs Red

 
 
00:00 / 00:58:53
 
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Thanks to TOs that battled the elements, ran events and got us deck lists, this week we gather intelligence on 5 PPTQ top 8s, Xtreme Trades, ACE Comics, Manaleak, Patriot Games, and Playnation. We also talk about the GP results and what that may mean for our conflicting meta game, as well as our look at new products.

You can also read my current view on the format here.

Episode 16 – How to use MTGO lists

Episode 16 – How to use MTGO lists

 
 
00:00 / 00:40:59
 
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This week we gather intelligence on a PPTQ top 8 at Murphy’s Vault, and then take a look at the changes to information we are getting out of wizards from standard leagues online, and what we as players can do to make the most of this information.

Episode 15 – Standard Bogles

Episode 15 – Standard Bogles

 
 
00:00 / 00:48:33
 
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This week we gather intelligence on 4 PPTQ top 8s. Simeon and I look a little harder at this weeks breakout deck with 2 PPTQ wins to its name – UW Auras. Also, have a look at the current breakdown of top 8s we have covered so far this season here.

Episode 14 – The Rivals Meta Takes Shape

Episode 14 – The Rivals Meta Takes Shape

 
 
00:00 / 00:56:38
 
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This week we gather intelligence on 3 PPTQ top 8s, Forge 26, Castle Comics and Axion Now.  Simeon has also gone out of his way to generate a meta breakdown of the last 2 so that we can really see the shape of this new world we find ourselves in now that the energy menace has been dealt with. The meta breakdown from Simeon, with data from Castle Comics and Axion Now (many thanks to both), can be found here.

Episode 13 – Common factors at GP London

Episode 13 – Common factors at GP London

 
 
00:00 / 01:06:27
 
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This week we talk through GP London, with mentions of everything from Standard to Pauper. We also keep talking about the GP… we never really make it off of GP related subjects actually.

Our regularly scheduled programming will return next week, when we have some PPTQs to talk about.

Episode 12 – The First Rivals PPTQ results

Episode 12 – The First Rivals PPTQ results

 
 
00:00 / 00:57:14
 
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Simeon and I gather intelligence on a PPTQ top 8 from Gamers@Hart, the first PPTQ of the season. We also talk through the way the meta online is shaking out.

Contents
News: None
Top 8s: 1:28
Deep Dive: 12:03

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod

Episode 11- Brews and Bans

Episode 11- Brews and Bans

 
 
00:00 / 01:16:22
 
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Simeon and I talk about the recent shake up in the standard meta and live brew a Merfolk deck. Have a look at what we came up with (after having a look at some other ideas) here.

Contents
News: 0:28
Top 8s: Nope
Deep Dive: 20:56

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod

Episode 10 – Set Review Time!

Episode 10 – Set Review Time!

 
 
00:00 / 01:24:07
 
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This week we gather intelligence from 3 PPTQ Top 8’s from the Missing Geek, Mug and Meeple, and Geek Retreat. Simeon and I then go through some of the cards that might see play in new standard.

Contents
News: 0:36
Top 8s: 16:47
Deep Dive:

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod

Episode 9 – An interview with a Champion

Episode 9 – An interview with a Champion

 
 
00:00 / 01:35:38
 
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This week we gather intelligence on… no… PTQ top 8s? In this quiet time we have English National Champion Autumn Burchett answer our questions and explain how to improve at Magic over the long run.

Contents
News: 0:50
Deep Dive: 6:30

Intro and Outro Music: Bit Quest by Kevin Macleod
News Theme: NewsSting by Kevin Macleod