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The Masters of Modern

Your weekly insight into Modern, a competitive Magic: the Gathering format, with hosts Alex Kessler and Glenn Jones. We break down all different aspects of the format from deck archetypes to new releases and predictions!

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Masters of Pioneer 2020 Metagame First Look

Alex and Michael dive into the results of the MPQ Brussels and Nagoya to learn how the Pioneer format is shaping up.YouTube: YouTube.com/TheMmcastJoin The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCastDiscord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwSMMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/themmcastInstagram: @TheMMCastKess:Twitter: @KesswylieInstagram: @Kess_WylieTwitch: Twitch.tv/KesscoBen:Twitter: @benbatemanmediaInstagram: @BenBatemanMediaTwitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreamsMichael:Twitter @DudarddWebsite: kess.co/themmcastEmail: themmcast@kess.coFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=shareProduced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.comCheck out Alex Kessler's Battle Bosses miniatures combat game! - https://www.kess.co/battlebosses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 30mins

7 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Top 100 Cards in Modern’s History + Kaladesh Preview Card!

For the 100th episode of the podcast, Kessler and Ben are pulling out all the stops. First you get their Preview Card “Blossoming Defense”. Then, in honor of 100 episodes they set out to accomplish the daunting task of ranking the top 100 cards in Modern’s history. For over 5ish hours they go through each...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

4hr 22mins

12 Sep 2016

Rank #2

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What Pioneer can Teach Us About Modern

Esper Faeries list http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/07-11-19-esper-faeries/?cb=1573103730Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCastFollow us on YouTube - Every Friday we release a video of this podcast with card images!Follow us on Facebook and join the conversation on the Official Masters of Modern Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/17038... Also please make sure to follow us on Twitter:@theMMcast - http://www.twitter.com/theMMcastAlex @Kesswylie - http://www.twitter.com/kesswylieBen @BenBatemanMedia - http://www.twitter.com/BenBatemanMediaMichael @dudardd - http://www.twitter.com/dudarddMarshall @MarshUnfocused - http://www.twitter.com/marshunfocusedFollow Our Instagram @themmcast - https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.comCheck out Alex Kessler's Battle Bosses miniatures combat game! - https://www.kess.co/battlebosses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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What do non-Modern Bannings mean for our format?

The gang discusses the banning of multiple planeswalkers across multiple formats. What does this mean for Modern?Please take the MMCast Audience survey! https://forms.gle/4z9Z4NA2Ye7BDRxv7Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCastFollow us on YouTube - Every Friday we release a video of this podcast with card images!Follow us on Facebook and join the conversation on the Official Masters of Modern Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/17038... Also please make sure to follow us on Twitter:@theMMcast - http://www.twitter.com/theMMcastAlex @Kesswylie - http://www.twitter.com/kesswylieBen @BenBatemanMedia - http://www.twitter.com/BenBatemanMediaMichael @dudardd - http://www.twitter.com/dudarddMarshall @MarshUnfocused - http://www.twitter.com/marshunfocusedFollow Our Instagram @themmcast - https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.comCheck out Alex Kessler's Battle Bosses miniatures combat game! - https://www.kess.co/battlebosses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

47mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Amonkhet Preview card and Top Ten Black Cards in Modern | #126

In a surprise twist of events, the Masters of Modern Podcast gets to release their preview card right now! It is the long awaited reprint of Aven Mindcensor. This is followed by the podcast finishing the first Top Ten cycle in the show’s history “Top Ten Black cards” Top Ten Lists: Kessler: 1) Liliana 2) Thoughtseize/Inquisition of Kozilek ​3) Dark Confidant 4) Viscera Seer 5) Fatal Push 6) Griselbrand 7) Goryo’s Vengeance 8) Tasigur/Gurmag Angler...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 22mins

30 Mar 2017

Rank #5

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What Can Be UNBANNED in Modern? w/ Corey Burkhart | #112

Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben to go over each of the cards on the Modern ban list And discuss which cards are still too powerful to be unbanned, and which could potentially be let back into the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Where to Find Corey: @corey_burkhart Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 28mins

17 Dec 2016

Rank #6

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The Best Boros Cards EVER

Alex, Ben, and Michael are counting down the best Boros cards in light of the first one's ever to be banned, Zirda and Winota.Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCastDiscord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwSMMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/themmcastInstagram: @TheMMCastKess:Twitter: @KesswylieInstagram: @Kess_WylieTwitch: Twitch.tv/KessWylieBen:Twitter: @benbatemanmediaInstagram: @BenBatemanMediaTwitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreamsMichael:Twitter @DudarddWebsite: kess.co/themmcastEmail: themmcast@kess.coFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=shareProduced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

21 May 2020

Rank #7

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The Power Level of New Card Types with Patrick Chapin | #122

Magic Pro, Hall Of Famer, and host of Top Level Podcast Patrick Chapin joins Kessler and Ben to go over the history of new card types like Equipment, Vehicles, and Planeswalkers. They discuss the design decisions behind them and the difficulty to balancing a new type of design. To Find Patrick: https://twitter.com/thepchapin http://www.toplevelpodcast.com/ Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 11mins

3 Mar 2017

Rank #8

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GP Hartford Recap & Landless Decks in Modern

Ben is joined by Michael Grothe to break down GP Hartford and talk about landless combo strategies in the format.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Top 10 Modern Red Cards / Blue Red Delver

Jimmy Wong joins Kessler and Bateman as they each go through what they think are the best 10 Red cards in Modern. This is followed by a deck tech on the new big bad of Modern: UR Delver.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 19mins

14 Nov 2014

Rank #10

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Top Ten Green Cards in Modern | #113

In time for the holidays, Kessler and Ben List off their Top Ten Favorite Green cards (like Christmas trees!) for Modern. To finish things off, they each present 5 Green cards they wish saw more play in the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 8mins

24 Dec 2016

Rank #11

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Building a Mana Base and Commander 2016

Kessler and Ben go over the news for the last week, breaking down what a few easter eggs in the Commander 2016 set could mean for modern. They then break down the best practices for how to build your mana base, going over each type of land and why you should consider putting it into your deck. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 5mins

3 Nov 2016

Rank #12

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Liliana of the Veil / Modern Burn

Kessler and Ben breakdown the early history of Planeswalkers and focus on one of the best Planeswalkers in Modern: Liliana of the Veil. Followed up with a deck tech on an allstar in Modern - Burn.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

55mins

17 Apr 2015

Rank #13

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Masters of Pioneer?! LIVE

Ben is back to discuss the newest Magic format with Michael - Pioneer!Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCastFollow us on YouTube - Every Friday we release a video of this podcast with card images!Follow us on Facebook and join the conversation on the Official Masters of Modern Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/17038... Also please make sure to follow us on Twitter:@theMMcast - http://www.twitter.com/theMMcastAlex @Kesswylie - http://www.twitter.com/kesswylieBen @BenBatemanMedia - http://www.twitter.com/BenBatemanMediaMichael @dudardd - http://www.twitter.com/dudarddMarshall @MarshUnfocused - http://www.twitter.com/marshunfocusedFollow Our Instagram @themmcast - https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.comCheck out Alex Kessler's Battle Bosses miniatures combat game! - https://www.kess.co/battlebosses Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 21mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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Top Ten Commons in Modern

Alex and Ben break down the Top Ten Commons in Modern and five more Commons they wish saw more play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

27 Oct 2015

Rank #15

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Top 10 Eldritch Moon Cards for Modern

Get ready for the next Top 10 off between Kessler and Ben as they compare their top 10 lists for the best cards for Modern from Eldritch Moon. We'll examine the strengths and weaknesses of the cards as well as what decks may now see play now that they are added to the format.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 12mins

27 Jul 2016

Rank #16

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Top 30 Decks in Modern History

Kessler and Ben once again employ the help of very technically capable Magic scientists to break down their picks of the top 30 decks in Modern History. To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

27 Jun 2017

Rank #17

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An Aside on the Sideboard / Modern Merfolk

Alex and Glenn explain the mysteries behind the sideboard and the best ways to take advantage of it. Followed by a in Depth Deck Tech on Modern Merfolk.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 39mins

17 Oct 2014

Rank #18

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Ban Announcments & Aether Revolt Review | #116

Kessler and Ben break down the recent Banned and Restricted Announcements of Gitaxian Probe and Golgari Grave Troll and what they mean for Modern. They also discuss what the new schedule on announcing updates to the Ban list means for the format as well. Finally, a full review of the most recent set Aether Revolt. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 31mins

20 Jan 2017

Rank #19

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History of the Eldrazi Winter 101 and Reprint Policy 304 with The Professor

Is an emergency ban required to save the Modern Format? Will the WotC gods be kind and reprint some of our favorite Modern cards in Eternal Masters and Conspiracy 2: Electric Bragoloo? Can Alex and Ben Cheer up the Professor in regards to their favorite format? These questions and more will be answered in this action packed episode!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 18mins

23 Feb 2016

Rank #20