Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 27: The Brainstorm Blues Part 2

With so many facets to Brainstorm, episode 27 of #EverydayEternal finds Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby), Julian Knab (@itsJulian23), and special guest Ben Wheeler (@TopOnMyUpkeep) further discussing ways to fight the blue menace. First, is Brainstorm really the problem? The team seems to agree that an over-reliance on misunderstood statistics could indicate that it’s not. In case it is, what can WotC do about it? Both card creation and potential unbannings are explored.

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A Magic Game Theory

Greetings, and welcome to another article of Magic Theory, which is a bit different than my Miracle-centric content that you may be accustomed to. I will neither tell you which deck to play at your next Legacy event, nor how you should be preparing for tournaments to come. First we will take a look at the principles of Game Theory. Then I will try to convey the messages that we learned by taking a look at these principles to our beloved game, Magic: the Gathering. So let’s get it going, right?

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 26: The Brainstorm Blues

In episode 26 of #EverydayEternal Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Julian Knab (@itsJulian23), and Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby) discuss two things key to the long term existence of Legacy. First, Matt rebuts a recent article claiming that Brainstorm is too dominant in Legacy. Later the guys discuss the recently announced Grand Prix schedule for 2015 which includes 50% more Legacy events than last year! From there, the cast discuss their recent attempts to break the format, including a new Lands deck for Jacob and a revamped New Horizons deck for Matt.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 25: Back in Black (and Green)

In episode 25 of #EverydayEternal, Sam Craven (@thecravenone), Julian Knab (@itsJulian23), and Matt Pavlic (sdematt), talk recent tournament results across both Vintage and Legacy. Matt and Julian regale with recent tournament results in each format. Julian tells us about his win at Prague Eternal, and Matt talks about why winning Feels So Good.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 23: Deck Changes in a Slow Moving Metagame

In a rambling episode 23 of #EverydayEternal, Matt and Julian Knab (@itsJulian23 on Twitter) discuss recent changes to several decks. Julian provides some insight into his unusual choices in Elves, and we analyze some of the changes that are becoming more popular lately. To cap it off, Julian and Matt field a community building question about getting people into playing with real cards.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 22: Bazaar of Guests

In episode 22 of #EverydayEternal, Matt is joined by some of Europe’s finest to talk about their experiences at the 2014 Bazaar of Moxen. Marc König (@Bahra01 on Twitter), Jean-Mary Accart, and regular guest Julian Knab (@itsJulian23 on Twitter) discuss their deck choices, fun stories, and the future of large Eternal tournaments, such as Bazaar of Moxen.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 21: Bazaar of Miracles

In episode 21 of #EverydayEternal, Matt and Sam are joined by Julian Knab (@itsJulian23 on Twitter) to discuss predictions for this weekend’s Bazaar of Moxen. We expect Miracles and Team America to be the strongest contenders, with Jund as a possible spoiler deck. In our continuing discussion on Team America, we do a deck deconstruction and discuss the core of the deck and how to deal with it. This is part 2 of this week’s DOUBLE EP release! Check out part 1 here.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 20: Journey Into Play Analysis

In episode 20 of #EverydayEternal, Matt, Sam, and Jacob spend some time analyzing the final match of SCG Seattle, featuring our previous guest, Greg Mitchell on Team America vs. David Bauman on Death and Taxes. We also delve into the spoilers for the soon to be released new set, Journey into Nyx. This is part 1 of this week’s DOUBLE EP release! Check out part 2 here.

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