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Each week, our three expert hosts dive into competitive Magic strategy. We create deck guides, explore theoretical concepts, and examine cards from upcoming sets to predict how they'll affect the metagame.

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Each week, our three expert hosts dive into competitive Magic strategy. We create deck guides, explore theoretical concepts, and examine cards from upcoming sets to predict how they'll affect the metagame.

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Good job, and good nonsense

By Nick Frega - Nov 07 2019
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I love this show. In addition to being good strategy content (I love what Sam has to say in particular), but mostly I love the friendship and nonsense. They seem like good friends welcoming me to chill with them

Good sound, better strategy

By AE Marling - May 25 2015
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Expert analysis by pro-tour competitors and PTQ grinders. The sound quality is also now excellent.

iTunes Ratings

43 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
1
3
1
1

Good job, and good nonsense

By Nick Frega - Nov 07 2019
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I love this show. In addition to being good strategy content (I love what Sam has to say in particular), but mostly I love the friendship and nonsense. They seem like good friends welcoming me to chill with them

Good sound, better strategy

By AE Marling - May 25 2015
Read more
Expert analysis by pro-tour competitors and PTQ grinders. The sound quality is also now excellent.
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Allied Strategies Magic the Gathering Podcast

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Each week, our three expert hosts dive into competitive Magic strategy. We create deck guides, explore theoretical concepts, and examine cards from upcoming sets to predict how they'll affect the metagame.

Rank #1: Episode 105 – The Aftermath of HOU

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We are now on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/alliedstrategies – that is where you will find our Patreon Deck Episode when it airs tomorrow if you are a Patron – otherwise, it’ll air everywhere else one week thereafter.

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

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Aug 31 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 135 – Dominaria in Modern

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For the millionth week in the row we’re going to talk about Dominaria cards! Theorizing about this set hasn’t gotten old yet – and after prerelease weekend we got together to talk about how some of these cards might impact the Modern metagame, which is famously stable and diverse at the moment. Ben’s already gotten an unassuming 1-drop creature into a Modern deck, one that you may not even have heard of before this episode!

We’ve also got a twitter handle now, @alliedstrats!

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Apr 26 2018

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Rank #3: Episode 201 – Board Games with Jon Stern

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Jon Stern joins us this week to talk all about a shared passion we share outside of Magic – Board games! Here’s a list of the games we talk about in this episode:

Hanabi

Biblios

Onitama

7 Wonders Duel

Puerto Rico

Quacks of Quedlinburg

Clank!

Bridge

Spirit Island

Agricola

Join us again next week for more of your regularly scheduled MTG content!

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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/allied-strategies-201.mp3

Aug 08 2019

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Rank #4: Episode 146 – Hardened Scales Deck Guide

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This episode is an in-depth guide to another great Modern deck powered by Mox Opal and Ancient Stirrings! Hardened Scales is an enchantment that combines with every creature in the deck to generate ridiculous bursts of value that are often immediately lethal through surprising board states and life totals. We went over every card in the 75 and talked about their synergies, sideboard strategies, and the vulnerabilities of the deck.

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Here’s the full decklist:

1 Evolutionary Leap
2 Welding Jar
3 Throne of Geth
4 Mox Opal
4 Hardened Scales
4 Ancient Stirrings
2 Sparring Construct
4 Walking Ballista
4 Steel Overseer
4 Hangarback Walker
4 Arcbound Worker
4 Arcbound Ravager
1 Pendelhaven
2 Horizon Canopy
2 Blinkmoth Nexus
4 Darksteel Citadel
4 Inkmoth Nexus
7 Forest

Sideboard
4 Nature’s Claim
1 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
2 Relic of Progenitus
2 Gut Shot
2 Dismember
3 Damping Sphere
1 Evolutionary Leap

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Jul 19 2018

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Rank #5: Episode 126 – A Slice of Standard

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Ben’s been trying to make dinosaur decks work in Standard for the past few weeks, and this week he’s sharing that process and the resulting decks with us! We also talk about a few of the other decks Ben’s been working with, as well as Bant Approach, a deck that Tristan has been having success and fun with.

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Here is a link to Ben’s R/G dinos list as featured on Channelfireball.

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Feb 22 2018

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Rank #6: Episode 134 – Dominaria’s Gold Uncommons

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You can learn a lot about a format from its cycle of multicolored uncommons. At the very least, they hint at what sort of archetype each two color pair might default to, but their relative power level can also influence which of those color pairs is strongest to draft. This week on Allied Strategies we’re taking a thorough look at all ten of Dominaria’s gold uncommons, discussing how they might play, and eventually ranking them on power level.

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https://alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/allied-strategies-134.mp3

Apr 19 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 132 – Dominaria Cards that Might be Great

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Last week we were excited by the cards that had been spoiled from Dominaria. This week things have gotten even more promising, with a bunch of spoilers that offer great potential to the deckbuilder willing to build around them. We’ve picked some such cards to talk about to try to determine which might be Standard all-stars and which might not pan out.

We also have each created our very own Signature Spellbooks in our newest and flashiest segment, ‘This Week in Magic.’ There’s a twist though – we each reveal seven of our eight cards, then the other hosts guess the final one. How well do we know each other? Find out in this episode!

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Apr 06 2018

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Rank #8: Episode 145 – M19 Sealed Primer

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With Limited Grands Prix fast approaching, we decided to use this week to talk about our initial thoughts of the M19 Sealed format now that we’ve played some combination of physical and online Prerelease events.

We’ve also got a Mailbag episode coming up for Episode #150 (so 5 episodes from now) – if you have any questions you’d like us to answer, send them to us here, on our Patreon, on our Twitter, via carrier Pigeon, in person at GP Sacramento, or really any other way you can think of.

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https://alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/allied-strategies-145.mp3

Jul 12 2018

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Rank #9: Episode 217 – Pillars of Pioneer with Carolyn

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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

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/allied-strategies-217.mp3

Nov 26 2019

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Rank #10: Episode 218 – RB Fires

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This week we’re covering Red Black Fires – Ben’s been playing the deck a ton so he has a bunch of information to share!

Here’s John Rolf’s list:

4 MIDNIGHT REAPER
4 CAULDRON FAMILIAR
4 CAVALIER OF FLAME
4 MAYHEM DEVIL
4 GOD-ETERNAL BONTU
4 STORMFIST CRUSADER
Sorceries:
2 COVETOUS URGE (this is the most flexible spot in the list)
Artifacts:
4 WITCH’S OVEN
Enchantments:
4 FIRES OF INVENTION
Lands:
7 SWAMP
2 MOUNTAIN
4 FABLED PASSAGE
4 BLOOD CRYPT
4 STEAM VENTS
2 CASTLE LOCTHWAIN
3 BLOODFELL CAVES
Sideboard:
3 DURESS
1 FLAME SWEEP
4 RITUAL OF SOOT
2 SCORCHING DRAGONFIRE
1 REDCAP MELEE
2 BEDEVIL
2 COVETOUS URGE

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/allied-strategies-218.mp3

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #11: Episode 215 – How many lands should I play?

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In limited, most people know to usually play 17 lands, but why is that the number? What are the reasons to deviate? This episode will tackle these topics and also catch up a little with our hosts’ results from the recent Mythic Championship!

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/allied-strategies-215.mp3

Nov 14 2019

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Rank #12: Episode 155 – Guilds in Standard

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The full spoiler for Guilds of Ravnica is out and there are dozens of cards (and millions of lines of text on them) that are interesting in the context of Standard. Join us this week as we select a few such cards and discuss their potential merits in the post-rotation world. You may also get a leg up on your competition as you learn from Ben’s mistakes how the cards actually function rather than how they would function if you were illiterate.

We’ve also made some changes to our Patreon rewards and added an exciting new tier of benefits – check it out over at https://www.patreon.com/alliedstrategies

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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/allied-strategies-155.mp3

Sep 20 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 142 – M19 First Look: Constructed

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The 2019 Core Set is fast approaching, and in classic Allied Strategies fashion, we’ve picked out a few cards each to talk about in terms of constructed (almost entirely Standard). We also spent a bit of time talking about Grand Prix Vegas, which was the first GP in half a year that all three of us attended.

Right now, the poll for the subject of our next Patreon Deck Episode is up on our Patreon for Friends of the Podcast to vote on – it’ll show up in this feed for everyone one week after Patrons get access to it!

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https://alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/allied-strategies-142.mp3

Jun 21 2018

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Rank #14: Episode 208 – Eldraine Limited Primer

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This week we’re taking a look at the archetypes in Throne of Eldraine – the payoffs, the enablers, and the color combinations they work best in! Of course we haven’t played any games yet, but hopefully this episode will give you a good starting point for your first few drafts of the format.

Be warned, there’s some heavy nonsense for the first 15 minutes – skip ahead if you want to get straight to the main topic!

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/allied-strategies-208.mp3

Sep 26 2019

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Rank #15: Episode 153 – Guilds of Ravnica Mechanics

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How will the mechanics of Guilds of Ravnica play in the limited environment? We’ve analyzed each of them individually to bring you thorough predictions about how they’ll play, what patterns they’ll incentivize, and how highly you’ll need to prioritize certain effects. We also discussed the tension or accord created by mechanics overlapping in colors, and how that could lead to fierce competition over certain types of cards in draft while leaving other powerful effects to the only drafter at the table who is interested.

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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/allied-strategies-153.mp3

Sep 06 2018

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Rank #16: Episode 206 – The Tale Begins

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This week we’re talking about more Throne of Eldraine cards, while Sam is on a weird thing about “The” correctly being used or omitted in card names.

Here are the cards we covered this week: Witch’s Vengeance, Opportunistic Dragon, Epic Downfall, Greedy Impulse, Harmonious Archon, Giant Killer, Charming Prince, Robber of the Rich (with a tangent into Outlaws’ Merriment), and Once Upon a Time.

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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/allied-strategies-206.mp3

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #17: Episode 139 – PT Dominaria Prep

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Ben joins us from the past this week for a special timeshifted episode to discuss the decks that he tested for Pro Tour Dominaria. This Pro Tour was notably different than most due to the longer time gap between the set’s release and the event – how did this affect testing? This set also brought an unusually high number of potentially great cards – what does that mean for a team’s Pro Tour testing plan? Find out answers to these questions and more on this week’s episode!

Next week we’ll return to our usual schedule with non-timeshifted content!

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https://alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/allied-strategies-139.mp3

Jun 02 2018

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Rank #18: Episode 219 – A Good Standard Format

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After several waves of bannings, we’ve finally moved into a Standard Format that our hosts find to be quite good. This week’s show, we’re taking a broader look at the characteristics of good standard formats for us, drawing from our full breadth of Magic and Game Design experience.

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/allied-strategies-219.mp3

Dec 12 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 143 – M19 Second Look: Constructed

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Last week’s formula worked so great that we decided to run it back – we’ve picked even more M19 cards that are even equally as exciting as last week and we broke down how they might fit into standard. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget to account for the 1-toughness tax!

Next week, on this feed, you’ll get access to our most recent Patreon Deck Episode one day before our next episode airs. If you’re a Patron, you already can listen over on your Patreon Feed! Next week’s regularly scheduled episode will cover M19 limited.

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Jun 29 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 211 – A Rose in any other Format

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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.

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/allied-strategies-211-fixed.mp3

Oct 17 2019

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Episode 225 – THB Draft Archetypes

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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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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/allied-strategies-225.mp3

Jan 23 2020

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224 – THB Limited Musings

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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!

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Jan 16 2020

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Episode 223 – Interesting THB Spoilers

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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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Jan 09 2020

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Episode 222 – The Best of the Decade

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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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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/allied-strategies-222.mp3

Jan 02 2020

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Episode 221 – Looking Forward to 2020

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Let’s take a look ahead to the New Year in Magic. We’ll talk about what we know about the sets that are coming, and the structure of Organized Play in Magic, as well as our personal goals and expectations for the year.

How about you? Do you have any MTG New Years Resolutions? Let us know on Twitter @alliedstrats

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Dec 25 2019

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Episode 220 – Looking Back at 2019

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This week we’re taking a retrospective look at the year in Magic the Gathering. You’ll hear about our years, and what we think of the direction the game has taken in terms of Design, Organized Play, and as a developing eSport.

How was your 2019? Let us know on twitter @alliedstrats

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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/allied-strategies-220.mp3

Dec 19 2019

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Episode 219 – A Good Standard Format

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After several waves of bannings, we’ve finally moved into a Standard Format that our hosts find to be quite good. This week’s show, we’re taking a broader look at the characteristics of good standard formats for us, drawing from our full breadth of Magic and Game Design experience.

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/allied-strategies-219.mp3

Dec 12 2019

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Episode 218 – RB Fires

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This week we’re covering Red Black Fires – Ben’s been playing the deck a ton so he has a bunch of information to share!

Here’s John Rolf’s list:

4 MIDNIGHT REAPER
4 CAULDRON FAMILIAR
4 CAVALIER OF FLAME
4 MAYHEM DEVIL
4 GOD-ETERNAL BONTU
4 STORMFIST CRUSADER
Sorceries:
2 COVETOUS URGE (this is the most flexible spot in the list)
Artifacts:
4 WITCH’S OVEN
Enchantments:
4 FIRES OF INVENTION
Lands:
7 SWAMP
2 MOUNTAIN
4 FABLED PASSAGE
4 BLOOD CRYPT
4 STEAM VENTS
2 CASTLE LOCTHWAIN
3 BLOODFELL CAVES
Sideboard:
3 DURESS
1 FLAME SWEEP
4 RITUAL OF SOOT
2 SCORCHING DRAGONFIRE
1 REDCAP MELEE
2 BEDEVIL
2 COVETOUS URGE

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/12/allied-strategies-218.mp3

Dec 05 2019

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Episode 217 – Pillars of Pioneer with Carolyn

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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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https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/allied-strategies-217.mp3

Nov 26 2019

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Episode 216 – Magic Skills for Life

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Many of the skills we hone by playing Magic competitively can transfer to other parts of life! This week, that’s our main topic, as well as the recent Bans and Restrictions, of course!

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Nov 21 2019

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Episode 215 – How many lands should I play?

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In limited, most people know to usually play 17 lands, but why is that the number? What are the reasons to deviate? This episode will tackle these topics and also catch up a little with our hosts’ results from the recent Mythic Championship!

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/allied-strategies-215.mp3

Nov 14 2019

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Episode 214 – MCVI Prep

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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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Nov 07 2019

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Episode 213 – Oko: What Went Wrong?

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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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Oct 31 2019

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Episode 212 – Musings on Pioneer

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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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Oct 24 2019

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Episode 211 – A Rose in any other Format

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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.

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/allied-strategies-211-fixed.mp3

Oct 17 2019

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Episode 210 – Common Mistakes in Limited

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This week we’ve identified some of the most insidious types of errors we see people commit in Limited, and we’re unpacking them all! If there’s anything you think we missed, let us know and we’ll mention it next week!

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Oct 10 2019

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Episode 209 – First Decks of the Format

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This week, after a healthy amount of nonsense and Happy Birthday singing, we covered the 8 decklists in the MPL this weekend. Here is a link to those lists if you’d like to follow along: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/competitive-gaming/eldraine-split-sapphire-division-decklists

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Oct 03 2019

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Episode 208 – Eldraine Limited Primer

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This week we’re taking a look at the archetypes in Throne of Eldraine – the payoffs, the enablers, and the color combinations they work best in! Of course we haven’t played any games yet, but hopefully this episode will give you a good starting point for your first few drafts of the format.

Be warned, there’s some heavy nonsense for the first 15 minutes – skip ahead if you want to get straight to the main topic!

Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

https://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/alliedstrategiespodcast.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/allied-strategies-208.mp3

Sep 26 2019

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Episode 207 – Witch Cards are Good?

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This week we’re examining more Throne of Eldraine cards – it turns out that the ones we’re most interested in talking about are almost all Black, so if you’re a fan of Swamps, this episode is for you!

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Sep 19 2019

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Episode 206 – The Tale Begins

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This week we’re talking about more Throne of Eldraine cards, while Sam is on a weird thing about “The” correctly being used or omitted in card names.

Here are the cards we covered this week: Witch’s Vengeance, Opportunistic Dragon, Epic Downfall, Greedy Impulse, Harmonious Archon, Giant Killer, Charming Prince, Robber of the Rich (with a tangent into Outlaws’ Merriment), and Once Upon a Time.

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Sep 12 2019

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Good job, and good nonsense

By Nick Frega - Nov 07 2019
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I love this show. In addition to being good strategy content (I love what Sam has to say in particular), but mostly I love the friendship and nonsense. They seem like good friends welcoming me to chill with them

Good sound, better strategy

By AE Marling - May 25 2015
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Expert analysis by pro-tour competitors and PTQ grinders. The sound quality is also now excellent.