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Episode 97 - Best Events on MTGO

Arena has been getting all the attention lately.  Magic Online is still the go to platform especially with Dominaria looming.  We break down which events you should play and which queues you should avoid on MTGO.  How will events look like on Arena?  Dave challenges Conor to play a spicy Modern list.  Stay tuned next week for the results! The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com GP Amsterdam - 1:46 Arena marketing - 8:55 Favorite Magic Online events - 13:56 What events should you play? - 18:32 How will Arena improve the event framework - 40:15 Cardhoarder deck challenge - 53:33 Colorless Eldrazi decklist Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr

4 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 98 - w/ Ethan Saks aka LordTupperware

Podcaster and streamer Ethan Saks (aka LordTupperware) joins the show this week.  He shares why he started the Lords of Limited podcast.  We discuss how to be a better coach for Magic and give our quick takes on ghosting.  Other topics include Dominaria spoilers, how limited can be improved digitally, and our favorite vacation experiences. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com What drove Ethan to start a limited podcast? - 4:38 Coaching in Magic - 14:44 Ghosting - 30:17 How can limited be improved digitally? - 38:03 Dominaria spoilers - 43:56 Cardhoarder deck challenge - 1:03:23 Cardhoarder After Dark - 1:06:27 Ethan's Twitter: @lordtupperware | Twitch: Lordtupperware Ben's Twitter: @mistermetronome Lords of Limited Podcast Twitter: @LordsofLimited Lords of Limited Patreon UR God-Pharaoh's Gift decklist Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 16mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 100 - w/ Lee Sharpe

The Digital Manager of Magic Online, Lee Sharpe, joins us for our episode 100 celebration! We talk Magic Online, the challenges of developing digital games, and possible new features coming in the near future. Conor reveals his special announcement along with a personal After Dark topic. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Lee's journey to working at Wizards of the Coast - 3:50 The challenges of developing digital games - 10:36 Magic Online wishlist - 17:03 MTG Arena - 21:33 The early stages of Brawl - 31:45 Cardhoarder After Dark - 54:09 Lee Sharpe's Twitter: @mtg_lee Longer form feedback: MagicOnlineFeedback@wizards.com Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 11mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 83 - Seizing MTGO Accounts & VMA Primer

We discuss the latest developments from the Jeremy and Travis Woo bans.  Also the validity of Wizards seizing Magic Online accounts with or without compensation.  Loading Ready Run hosted the Unstable Pre-prerelease.  Mark Rosewater sat down for an interview discussing the development of Unstable.  We close out the show with a lengthy primer of Vintage Masters! The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Wizards seizing Magic Online accounts - 3:27 The future of legislating digital gaming - 21:11 Mark Rosewater Unstable interview - 25:54 Vintage Masters Primer - 37:08 Dave on the MTGlife podcast Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 19mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 81 - Harassment Online & Is MTGO Worth It?

With Christine Sprankle leaving MTG due to harassment online, we share our thoughts on the topic and discuss what can be done to decrease harassment particularly in digital games.  We revisit whether Magic Online is worth it for certain player groups.  How does Magic Arena change the dynamic for each group?  Other topics include previewing the World Magic Cup and ranking our favorite Marvel movies. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Is Magic Online worth it? - 2:32 Is MTGO worth it for casual players? - 10:08 World Magic Cup preview - 29:41 Harassment and Bullying in MTG - 39:05 Cardhoarder after dark - 1:00:11 In Response: What We Owe Each Other - Video by Tolarian Community College Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 8mins

29 Nov 2017

Rank #5

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Episode 101 - Standard Metagame & MTGO Conduct Update

With Dave heading to GP Birmingham this weekend, we take a look at the Standard metagame.  Karn and Walking Ballista are starting to appear in the majority of decks.  Will this format get old fast?   Other topics include Wizards updating their Magic Online conduct, Arena economy, and our favorite villains.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Magic Online Conduct Update - 4:38 Arena economy update - 17:11 Standard metagame - 23:41 Cardhoarder After Dark - 44:38 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

54mins

10 May 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 80 - Masters Sets & the Modern Format

This week we take a look at the Iconic Masters draft format and the implications of Masters sets going forward.  The price of the Modern format has decreased slowly over the past few years.  Is the overall price still too high for players?  Other topics include Unstable previews, embarrassing MTGO mistakes, and favorite Thanksgiving foods.   The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Iconic Masters draft format - 2:00 Masters sets have gone too far - 5:14 The price of the Modern format - 25:00 Unstable previews - 36:30 Embarrassing MTGO mistakes - 48:03 Modern Prices, Masters Sets, and Reprint Equity - article by Saffron Olive Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 4mins

22 Nov 2017

Rank #7

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Episode 79 - Play Point Bundles & Magic Content

Wizards is experimenting with the MTGO economy by offering discount Play Point bundles until the release of Rivals of Ixalan.  What impact will this have on the economy?  We also dive deep into Magic content.  We outline the common downfalls that content creators keep repeating.  Magic Online doesn't it make it easy for content creators but we share our tips to improve the viewing experience.  Other topics include full sets in Treasure chests, Dave's experience at GP Warsaw, and Mac and Cheese preferences.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com GP Warsaw - 3:10 Play Point Bundles - 8:20 Full sets in Treasure Chests - 25:16 Magic content preferences - 32:46 Common downfalls of Magic content - 37:00 Social media & cross promotion - 59:33 How to utilize MTGO for content - 1:07:16 Social Currency - SCG article by Gerry Thompson Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 28mins

15 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 87 - Standard Bans & RIX Draft

It's that time again. More cards banned from Standard.  We try to compare the situation and environment to previous bans.  Has Wizards learned their lesson?  Is Standard actually fixed now?  We also share our first impressions on the Rivals of Ixalan draft format.  Dave shares his hot take on why this format is one of the worst of all time. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com B&R announcement - 2:33 RIX draft impressions - 27:09 Why Dave thinks RIX is a bad format - 34:49 Best archetypes in RIX so far - 48:19 Cardhoarder After Dark - 51:08 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 8mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 76 - Eternal Weekend & MTG Arena

This week we discuss all the formats besides Standard.  The Eternal Weekend metagames triggered ban worthy discussions amongst the community.  Are these concerns valid going forward?  We take a look at Collins Mullen's 1st place Humans list from SCG Cincinnati.  The Modern metagame continues to evolve with new innovations from Ixalan.  We share our current thoughts on the Magic Online economy and which cards have drastically changed in price.  We close the show with our thoughts on MTG Arena gameplay.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Eternal Weekend - 3:45 Deathrite Shaman ban worthy in Legacy? - 9:43 SCGCIN Modern Open - 14:25 Magic Online economy update - 25:03 MTG Arena gameplay - 35:30 Eternal Weekend decklists Collins Mullen's Humans decklist Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 3mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #10

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Episode 89 - SCG CON & Magic Price is Right

The details for SCG CON have been announced.  We share our thoughts on all the wacky formats and how this event can galvanize the Magic tournament scene.  Dave and Nathaniel square off in the Price is Right: Magic Finance Edition.  Who will prevail?  Other topics include Dave making Bronze, Twitch video producer changes, and party games.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Dave achieves Bronze pro level status - 3:05 SCGCON - 12:17 Twitch & YouTube changes - 21:38 Price is right - 36:00 Cardhoarder After Dark - 1:01:30 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 16mins

31 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 77 - GP Changes & PT Team Series

This week we look over the changes to the 2018 Grand Prix circuit.  Conor gushes how awesome Innistrad is.  The Innistrad Throwback Standard Gauntlet decklists were released.  Pro Tour Ixalan is coming up so we make our predictions and draft our picks for the PT Team Series.  We also discuss what is missing from the Team Series. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com GP Liverpool - 2:08 2018 Grand Prix Changes - 9:58 Innistrad Throwback Standard Gauntlet - 22:30 Pro Tour Ixalan preview - 32:59 What's missing from the PT Team Series - 38:50 Team Series draft picks - 48:55 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

59mins

1 Nov 2017

Rank #12

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Episode 88 - MTG Arena Economy

Version 1 of the MTG Arena economy has been revealed.  We share our praise and fears of Wizards taking a risk on a newly developed economy.  Conor recounts his experience directing a fighting game stream at Frosty Faustings.  We take a look at the fighting game scene and how it differs from Magic.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com MTG Arena announcement - 3:53 Concerns about the new economy - 15:42 The fighting game scene - 49:15 Cardhoarder After Dark - 1:00:37 Frosty Faustings vods Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 16mins

24 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 82 - Irish World Magic Cup Report

Dave is back from the World Magic Cup.  He shares his perspective on his teammate getting disqualified from the event.  Team Cardhoarder had a big weekend with Eli Kassis winning the SCG Invitational and Jack Kiefer winning the Iconic Masters online PTQ.  Vintage Masters is coming back to Magic Online!  Other topics include the Great Designer Search, Power 9 artwork, and favorite movie snacks. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com WMC tournament report - 3:00 DQ for Irish team member - 12:00 Team Cardhoarder victories - 28:33 Vintage Masters back on MTGO - 35:08 Great Designer Search returns - 45:12 Cardhoarder After Dark - 47:43 DQ announcement Eli Kassis article on Starcitygames.com Skullcraic Podcast with Dave Wolfe Dave's articles on Troll Trader Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

58mins

6 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 78 - Pro Tour Ixalan

We discuss all the happenings from Pro Tour Ixalan including all the nerd drama.  No surprises from the Standard metagame.  The amount of player mistakes in the top 8 however was shocking.  Conor updates the fantasy Team Series standings.  Other topics include Throwback Standard Gauntlet decklists, slow play improvements, and Legos. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Pro Tour nerd drama - 2:06 Standard metagame - 12:16 Team Series fantasy standings - 17:70 Coverage from Pro Tour Ixalan - 21:00 Throwback Standard Gauntlet decklists - 31:52 Lego discussion - 42:58 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

46mins

8 Nov 2017

Rank #15

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Episode 84 - MTGO 2017 Year in Review

We reflect on the most impactful changes to Magic Online in 2017.  Other categories include favorite set, favorite mechanic, and much more! The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Top 5 most impactful changes to MTGO in 2017 Honorable mentions - 2:08 #5 Worth leaving - 15:48 #4 MTGO Challenges - 19:10 #3 Constructed prize changes - 22:33 #2 Sets being released week one - 29:36 #1 MTG Arena - 34:38 Favorite and least favorite set - 41:54 Favorite and least favorite card - 46:27 Favorite and least favorite mechanic - 52:47 Final grades and resolutions - 56:50 Cardhoarder After Dark - 1:02:11 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 15mins

20 Dec 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 90 - Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

We take a look at the big surprises and stories to come out of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan including a nerd drama report by Dave.  Modern seems to be in a great place.  Are bans really necessary at this point?  Other topics include Pro Tour Team Series fantasy update, Korey McDuffie, and favorite hangover food.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com PTRIX storylines and surprises - 4:49 Nerd drama report - 18:22 Possible bans in Modern - 29:19 PT Team Series fantasy updates - 40:12 Cardhoarder After Dark - 45:11 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

58mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #17

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Episode 102 - Revisiting Ravnica & Changes to Brawl

This week we catch up on Magic news.  Wizards announced the fall set is returning to the Ravnica plane while Battlebond spoilers are actually exciting.  In Magic Online news, we discuss the changes to Brawl and the new Cube Series Spotlight.  The Price is Right game is back.  Can Nathaniel continue his win streak? The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com What we've been up to - 1:20 Ravnica - 9:00 Battlebond - 19:16 Changes to Brawl - 25:12 Cube Spotlight Series - 33:11 The Price is Right game - 36:52 Cardhoarder After Dark - 55:21 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 12mins

23 May 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 99 - MTGO News & Favorite Dominaria Cards

Matt Nass wins GP Hartford with Ironworks Combo.  We ponder if there will be looming bans before the team Pro Tour.  Wizards released the upcoming Magic Online events for flashback formats, Brawl, and even hinted at a new initiative.  What could it be?  We share our favorite, least favorite, and speculation picks from Dominaria. The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com GP Hartford - 1:45 Magic Online news - 11:37 Dominaria picks - 30:27 Cardhoarder Deck Challenge - 52:19 Cardhoarder After Dark - 57:29 Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 11mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 93 - Magic: The Reprinting

Wizards has released spoilers for Masters 25 and the decklists for the newly branded Challenger decks.  The community asked for reprints.  Now the community is swarmed with them.  The release of Iconic Masters was just 4 months ago.  How far will Wizards continue to push reprints?  We also take a look at the current prices with the Price is Right game.  The Cardhoarder Podcast is proudly sponsored by Cardhoarder.com Email us at cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com Challenger decks - 2:32 Masters 25 - 14:12 Price is Right game - 36:27 Cardhoarder After Dark - 56:43 The Future of Masters by Gavin Verhey Music provided by Terrible Spaceship Conor's Twitter: @conorpodonnell | Twitch: conor_od Nathaniel's Twitter: @Cardhoarder | Twitch: Cardhoarder Dave's Twitter: @DaveSea89 | Twitch: davesea

1hr 11mins

28 Feb 2018

Rank #20