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A Magic: the Gathering podcast for tuning and building constructed decks week to week. Primarily focused on Standard and Modern, especially on Magic Arena.

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A Magic: the Gathering podcast for tuning and building constructed decks week to week. Primarily focused on Standard and Modern, especially on Magic Arena.

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Great podcast!

By mark wy - Mar 18 2020
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Great MTG conversation. This podcast is thorough yet easy to soak in. Interesting and topical. Check it out if you’re in need of good, we’ll hosted Magic content.

iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
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4
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Great podcast!

By mark wy - Mar 18 2020
Read more
Great MTG conversation. This podcast is thorough yet easy to soak in. Interesting and topical. Check it out if you’re in need of good, we’ll hosted Magic content.
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75 Card Pickup

Latest release on Aug 08, 2020

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A Magic: the Gathering podcast for tuning and building constructed decks week to week. Primarily focused on Standard and Modern, especially on Magic Arena.

Rank #1: Episode 22: Pioneer and New Standard

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With the release of the new format Pioneer, we cover the rules of engagement for building the first wave of decks and some of the shells that are most promising. Also with standard getting a ban, we discuss the best ways to attack Oko to avoid a one deck metagame.

Oct 23 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #2: Episode 26: Jeskai Fires... in PIoneer?

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With Mono Black and Field of the Dead dominating Pioneer, Baker and Nick try to crack the code for beating both of them with the help of some dragons and one of the best cards left standing from Standard. Also: a discussion on the next move in standard with the MC coming soon
Decklist here: https://imgur.com/a/tGzpXE3

Nov 28 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #3: Episode 31: Breaking Heliod + Ballista

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A powerful new combo is being introduced to Pioneer with the release of Theros Beyond Death, so we're getting a head start by trying to find the best ways to build around it!

Jan 11 2020

1hr 6mins

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Rank #4: Episode 14: Building with Stoneforge Mystic

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We discuss all the card choices to best leverage the newly unbanned Kor Artificer in modern UWx decks

Aug 29 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: Episode 27: GB Adventures Deep Dive

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Baker and Nick spent some time independently helping MC7 competitors Autumn Burchett and Ally Warfield prepare the Lucky Clover Adventures deck that they registered for the tournament, and now that decklists are public we're comparing notes on how to build the deck we think is the best in the room. Also, some talk about how to approach Pioneer after the latest wave of bans.

Dec 05 2019

1hr

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Rank #6: Episode 28: Going Delirious in Pioneer

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In the wake of the Oko ban in Pioneer, we talk about how to attack the new format, with some special attention to a GB Traverse the Ulvenwald + Emrakul the Promised End shell that Baker has been working on. Also covered: trying to attack Urza in modern, and how to update your standard deck for GP Portland.
Baker's article with the GB list and his thoughts on it: https://magic.facetofacegames.com/where-to-go-next-in-pioneer/

Dec 20 2019

58mins

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Rank #7: Episode 32: Modern After Opal

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With a new set of bannings (and a new set of cards!) arriving, we go in depth on which decks are most likely to emerge and rise to the top.

Jan 16 2020

58mins

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Rank #8: Episode 30: Urza in the MOCS Playoffs Win

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Baker won the MOCS Playoffs this week with his own build of Urza midrange, so this week we're breaking down how his preparation led him to these card choices, what we would change, and matchup with the new Simic Field deck he played against in the finals.

Jan 02 2020

43mins

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Rank #9: Episode 24: Special Guest Felix Sloo

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Baker is out for the week, and replacement MTGO grinder and deckbuilder extraordinaire Felix Sloo (probably better known as xfile) joins Nick to chat his PTQ win over the weekend, beating the Oko mirrors, and the state of Pioneer after the first ban announcement and big paper tournament

Nov 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #10: Episode 15: Rebuilding SFM Decks

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Now that we've had a week to try out Stoneforge Mystic and see what works (and what doesn't), we talk about what we don't like about them and how to build with SFM going forward (mana dorks and infinite combos)

bobinchese's Devoted Druid primer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14KrgjrermN7tjW0CTVk4oA4GWArqt1kXhdc-2vFsCaQ/edit

Baker's 4c Saheeli: https://imgur.com/a/phDbzbz

Sep 05 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Episode 33: Week One Theros Standard

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We get an early look in at which decks have stuck around from last format, and which ones are poised to break out with new cards.
Also: a quick THB limited primer from Baker's testing

Jan 25 2020

1hr 4mins

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Rank #12: Episode 23: Refining Pioneer Brews

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This week we take a deep look at six of the sweetest decks from the first Pioneer deck dump and how we can refine them to try and break the format open!
The deck dump can be found here: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-league-2019-10-28

And the updated lists can be found here:
https://twitter.com/75CardPickup/status/1189834459283120130

Oct 31 2019

1hr 22mins

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Rank #13: Episode 39: Temur Rec and Sultai Break Out

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Baker's fresh off a win with Temur in the MTGO Standard Challenge, so he walks us through how to update it this week for the MagicFest Online Qualifiers, as well as a look into the Sultai deck by Yuta Takahashi that had a breakout performance in one

Mar 27 2020

50mins

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Rank #14: Episode 25: Post Ban Standard

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In the wake of the latest wave of bans this year, we talk about what cards are primed to shine with Oko and Veil gone, how to adapt decks from the previous meta, and some theory discussion on the strength of Temples in a midrange meta

Nov 22 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #15: Episode 21: Mythic Championship Decklists

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We go over the finer points of the decklists from the Mythic Championship and the insights they offer into deckbuilding and how to attack the format.

Oct 18 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #16: Episode Twenty: Beating Golos

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Now that Golos has emerged as the clear top deck, we explore the avenues each of us has been using to beat it, Nick with the mirror and Baker with Gruul

Oct 10 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #17: Episode 29: Innkeeper and Urza

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Fresh off a top 16 in GP Portland, Nick talks how he felt about GB adventures, and what he'd change going forward. Meanwhile, Baker is prepping for the MOCS Playoff and goes over the specifics of how to build Urza decks.

Dec 27 2019

55mins

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Rank #18: Episode 38: Uro in Standard

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Everyone has a lot of time to grind Arena ladder these days, so we cover the latest developments in Standard, including UG Adventures, RB Cat, and the return of Temur Reclamation

Mar 20 2020

49mins

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Rank #19: Episode Eighteen: Removal Tests in Eldraine Standard

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We discuss how different removal in a format can impact which cards you're willing to play in a format, and how the key new cards from Eldraine like Murderous Rider, Bonecrusher Giant, and Wicked Wolf will impact our deckbuilding

Sep 27 2019

1hr 7mins

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Rank #20: Episode Nineteen: Building BG Aggro

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We work through the process of how Baker developed the BG aggro deck he's been crushing MTGO with and what we've learned about the format as its begun to take shape in the early weeks.
BG list: https://scryfall.com/@VTCLA/decks/eff495f9-8f4d-426f-bea6-1d815fa77431

Oct 03 2019

58mins

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Episode 51: Even More Bans

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Standard, and Pioneer received huge shakeups Monday, plus a light pass on Pioneer, so we're breaking down the philosophy behind the latest ban updates and how to adapt to the new environments

Aug 08 2020

1hr 3mins

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Episode 50: Breaking down the (Un)Bans

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A new banlist has arrived and we're ready to explore what post-Astrolabe modern looks like and the many uses of Oath of Nissa

Jul 15 2020

43mins

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Episode 49: Beating Down Week One

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Nick and Baker have been exploring all the ways to run the Growth Spiral decks over before they can turn the tide with haymakers, including Gruul Haste, GW Conclave Mentor variants, and an Izzet Spells list that Baker top 8'd the standard challenge with

Jul 04 2020

50mins

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Episode 48: Core Set 21 Previews

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We're back this week, breaking down some of the most exciting new cards from Core set 21 and how to build around them

Jun 19 2020

1hr 4mins

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Episode 47: Incoming Bans and the Failings of Organized Play

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We discuss the gross nature of WotC's latest decision to strip most of the promised prize pools from the tournaments that were postponed to Arena and the impact it has on the trust of players

May 27 2020

40mins

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Episode 46: UW Lurrus Ensoul

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Baker's been working on a new twist on a classic archetype (if you can call any Pioneer deck classic anyway), and is sharing the best ways to build it and play the key matchup against burn

The list: https://scryfall.com/@VTCLA/decks/10086c7d-9745-4c0a-8454-937db420a19b

May 22 2020

36mins

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Episode 45: The Problems in Standard

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We talk our way through which cards in standard are making it difficult to attack from novel angles (or enjoy) and the best choice for this weekend's arena tournaments

May 15 2020

49mins

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Episode 44: 95 Card Pickup

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Turns out Yorion is a pretty good card! Nick has been working on the more conventional Bant Yorion deck, while Baker explores all the possibilities of Yorion Fires so now we pool our knowledge on the best ways to make use of your extra 20 cards

Apr 30 2020

55mins

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Episode 43: Animal Friends in Standard

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Now that we've gotten the chance to play with the cards, let's talk about how broken some of them are! Breaking down how to build the most popular standard decks in this episode, most of which come with a buddy

Apr 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Episode 42: Ikoria First Impressions

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Thanks to the streamer event we got our first look at Ikoria, and we're breaking down which cards, decks, and interactions caught our eye and how to update them for week one standard.

Apr 17 2020

1hr 3mins

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Episode 41: Ikoria Spoilers

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Ikoria Lair of Behemoths is right around the corner, and we're talking about Companion, Mutate, which cards we think shine the most and how to take advantage of them

Apr 09 2020

54mins

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Episode 40: Breaking Down the First MagicFest Online Results

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With Ikoria spoilers around the corner, we're taking one last look at Theros Beyond Death standard and how we expect it to play out over the next couple weeks in the MagicFest Online tournaments

Top 8 lists: https://www.channelfireball.com/all-strategy/magicfest-online-weekly-championship-top-8-deck-lists/

Matchup data chart: https://mtgmeta.io/metagame?f=standard&e=4&p=2020-03-23:2020-03-30

Apr 02 2020

45mins

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Episode 39: Temur Rec and Sultai Break Out

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Baker's fresh off a win with Temur in the MTGO Standard Challenge, so he walks us through how to update it this week for the MagicFest Online Qualifiers, as well as a look into the Sultai deck by Yuta Takahashi that had a breakout performance in one

Mar 27 2020

50mins

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Episode 38: Uro in Standard

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Everyone has a lot of time to grind Arena ladder these days, so we cover the latest developments in Standard, including UG Adventures, RB Cat, and the return of Temur Reclamation

Mar 20 2020

49mins

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Episode 37: Modern after Once Upon a Time

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A new wave of bans just hit, but maybe not in the format you were most expecting. Quite a few decks were affected in Modern, so we talk through how much they each are impacted and what will happen to the metagame going forward

Mar 11 2020

51mins

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Episode 36: Special Guest Aaron Gertler

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Fresh off his win at Dreamhack Anaheim and the meteoric rise of Temur Clover, Aaron sits down with Baker to go in depth about building and playing the deck.
Find Aaron at https://twitter.com/AaronGertler

Mar 03 2020

51mins

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Episode 35: Standard for the Mythic Challenge

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Nick's prepping for the Mythic Points Challenge this weekend, so we walk through his plans for how to attack the format in the wake of a big shakeup from Dreamhack weekend.
Also: Baker's plans for Pioneer and Modern for the MOCS Showcases

Feb 29 2020

57mins

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Episode 34: Standard in an Azorius World

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Blue-White Control has established itself as the best deck in standard, so in the wake of Worlds we discuss the ways to attack it.

Feb 21 2020

1hr 5mins

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Episode 33: Week One Theros Standard

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We get an early look in at which decks have stuck around from last format, and which ones are poised to break out with new cards.
Also: a quick THB limited primer from Baker's testing

Jan 25 2020

1hr 4mins

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Episode 32: Modern After Opal

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With a new set of bannings (and a new set of cards!) arriving, we go in depth on which decks are most likely to emerge and rise to the top.

Jan 16 2020

58mins

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iTunes Ratings

4 Ratings
Average Ratings
4
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Great podcast!

By mark wy - Mar 18 2020
Read more
Great MTG conversation. This podcast is thorough yet easy to soak in. Interesting and topical. Check it out if you’re in need of good, we’ll hosted Magic content.