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Barry Botter

This week we are talking Strixhaven previews.  That's right Strixhaven.  We are still covered in snow from  Kaldheim but it is on to the next set.  We cover the announcement of Strixhaven as a wizard school that is not at all like another wizard school you may know.  Get into the spoiled cards and the new premium cards coming in that set.

Magic Manager - 5:22

2021 Challenger Decks - 8:10

Arena Open - 13:44

Strixhaven World Preview - 19:27

New Command Cycle - 31:40

Mystical Archives - 1:01:47

Wild Stryxhaven Speculation - 1:22:28

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The Nuclear Option

WOTC decided to take the nuclear option.  They banned multiple cards in historic, modern and legacy all at once.  This will change the formats, but how.  The guys discuss the decks that are impacted and what kinds of decks will be good in the future.

Historic Bans - 5:34

Pioneer Bans - 21:32

Modern Bans - 30:57

Magic decks from the internet - 55:44

Legacy Bans - 57:57

Vintage Unban - 1:08:11

Cascade Change - 1:09:00

Fire Design - 1:15:07

Arena Open - 1:28:44

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Snow Blind

Bryan and James try to get a handle on Kaldheim limited.  This is the first set in a while where both of us don't feel like they are blind and can't see what is going on in the set.  We first talk about the complexity of the set, then work through the archetypes and then sum up our thoughts.

Kaldheim Complexity - 7:01

Kaldheim Archetypes - 23:21

    Snow - 23:21

    Three Color - 27:47

    UW flier - 40:59

    BW - 46:11

    RW - 51:17

    GW - 57:04

    UB - 1:00:58

    UR - 1:05:29

    UG - 1:11:11

    RB - 1:16:56

    BG - 1:20:12

    RG - 1:21:37

Take Aways - 1:23:20

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Crossover Special - CTH Legends of Runeterra

This is the promised episode of the new podcast from Anthony (@ElCharruaRico) and Kristos(@kristosiiVEVO), Casual Try Hard LOR (Legends of Runeterra)(@casual_pod).  We wanted to put it in our feed so you had a chance to hear it.  If you like subscribe on the Podcast App, Stitcher or Spotify by searching Casual Try Hard LOR.  We will have our regular episode coming out on Thursday.  Until then, enjoy the Legends of Runeterra.

A New Challenger

This week is a little different.  We are having the guys from Casual Try Hard Legends of Runeterra on the podcast.  We have Anthony (a.k.a. RicoPlay1723 @ElCharruaRico) and returning guest Kristos (@kristosiiVEVO) on to talk about their new podcast and the game Legends of Runeterra.  After we give you all the Runeterra you can handle, we share some stories from MTG events of the past.  Then we end on a brief set of Parenting Facts.

If you like what you hear, check out their podcast by searching Casual Try Hard LOR where you listen.  We are going to be releasing their entire first episode in our feed later this week so you can get a taste of what they have to offer.

Casual Try Hard LOR 2:02

Old Magic Stories - 46:20

Parenting Facts - 1:13:42

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Land of the Ice and Snow

This week Kaldheim, the land of the ice and snow, has finally arrived.  We go through the cards that look interesting to us and our listeners in constructed.  Then we talk about some synergies in the set that might help push a deck over the top.

Kaldheim Cards

White - 3:43

Blue - 35:23

Black - 1:00:33

Red - 1:05:50

Green - 1:07:46

Gold - 1:19:22

Listener requests - 1:32:14

Synergy Cards - 1:41:11

Listener Questions - 2:01:02

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The Secret of Mana

This week we discuss the secret of mana.  No, I don't mean the 1993 SNES classic.  I mean, how mana has changed in modern magic.  We discuss all of the playable mana doublers that have defined standard and some older formats.  We come to the idea of calling this new archetype the snowball.  We go into how you battle this archetype and what you need to do.  We then get into why these cards are getting made.....commander.  Finally, we get back to thinking about the newest mana doubler, Jorn.

Changing mana rules - 3:54

Mana doublers - 13:13

Snowball archetype - 27:24

Battling a Snowbll - 46:05

Where the snowballs come from - 1:12:26

Back to Jorn - 1:17:10

We miss old magic - 1:22:06

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Kaldheim Quick Cold Brews

Spoilers are coming out fast and we wanted to plant a flag with some ideas we had.  We throw together some deck ideas with the new cards and try to figure out where they will fit in standard.  This leads us to talk about the power of snow-lands and how they might take over for the rotation.

Vorinclex - 4:31

Awaking of Trolls - 12:27

Jorn and Snow - 20:24 

Tibalt - 57:17

Treasure Decks - 1:00:14

Toralf - 1:07:21

Arena - 1:16:26

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Kaldheim Tune Up

This week, we get under the hood of Kaldheim and talk mechanics.  We work through everything we currently know about about the new mechanics in the set and make some wild predictions.

 

Kaldheim - 2:50

Mechanics 

    Snow - 5:17

    Changeling - 17:36

    Boast - 26:39

    Saga - 33:07

    MDFC - 39:05

    Foretell - 46:32

    Rune - 58:59

Predictions sure to be wrong - 1:04:09

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The Year of Products

This week, we look back on 2020 in Magic.  The main take away from the year is that there are a ton of products.  We will start by taking about talking about all of the various products that happened and if they were good or bad.  Then we will talk about the move to Arena and Arena opens followed by the fallout from no in-person play.  Next, we discuss the year of commander and some of the issues with commander being Magic's most played format.  Finally, we look forward to what we expect and want from 2021.

The year of products - 2:22

Secret Lairs - 3:15

Booster Fun - 6:02

Set Boosters - 9:18

VIP Boosters - 16:21

Different Versions of Cards - 20:59

Mystery Boosters - 27:09

Jumpstart - 31:07

Commander Legends - 34:57

Arena Opens - 39:02

No in-person play - 47:45

Year of Commander - 54:45

Magic in 2021 - 1:02:15

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