Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 13: Tournaments Galore!

In episode thirteen of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby), and Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) have a very special guest. Joining the guys is Bazaar of Moxen Legacy winner, Julian Knab (@itsJulian23).

We get reports from Julian and Sean about their trips to Bazaar of Moxen and Eternal weekend as well as some discussion about the events themselves. Of course, results are king! We analyze the metagame after the last few big tournaments and discuss how to prepare for that metagame just in time for Grand Prix: Washington, DC.


Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 12: Big Things on the Horizon

In episode twelve of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne) discuss the big things coming soon to eternal magic. After a brief return to Johnny decks and Matt’s SCG Open: Seattle tournament report, the guys discuss the cards out of Commander that they’re most looking forward to. This segues in to the big tournaments coming up this weekend and how we expect to see the metagame change.


Legacy Metagame Analysis November 2013

Welcome to our initial Legacy Metagame Analysis. This will be a monthly series of Legacy metagame reports covering all of the major tournaments, showing which decks are grabbing the top finishes. I have been doing my own metagame analysis for months now, and I find it really helpful as a bird’s eye view of what is performing well in Legacy.

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 11: Listener Feedback Part 1

In episode eleven of #EverydayEternal, Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), Matt Pavlic (sdematt) and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) respond to listener feedback. We start by exploring our Johnny side, and discussing how we prefer to play. We move on to Deathrite Shaman and whether he’s bannable. This paves the way to questioning what makes a card bannable, and some thoughts on cards that could be unbanned.

For the last half of the cast, the guys discuss deckbuilding. There’s a little bit of complaining about netdecking, but the focus is on how to build it your own way. This includes ten minutes of brewing the next generation of Esper Stoneblade from scratch.


Ovino 8 2013 Legacy Top 16 Decklists and Standings

The huge annual Ovino tournaments were recently held, and 407 people duked it out for a studly prize pool in Milan (Italy) on September 28 2013. Vladimir Padve (UR Delver) bested Ilya Sherbakov (Dark Depths Maverick) in the finals.

We are proud to bring you the Top 16 decklists from the Ovino 8 2013 Legacytournament, as well as the complete final standings.

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 10: Midrange Mania


In episode ten of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt) and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) discuss the recent surge in popularity of midrange decks. The cast starts with a quick run down of some recent tournament results as well as brief analysis of our favorite cards out of Theros. Matt and Sam then focus on Shardless BUG, Jund, and Junk; how they work and what you can do against them. The cast starts with a quick run down of some recent tournament results as well as brief analysis of our favorite cards out of Theros.


Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 9: Preparing for Battle


In episode nine of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), and Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) discuss big tournaments. First, Sean regales us with his tales from GenCon, including winning an uncut sheet of Antiquities (congrats, Sean!). We’ve gotten some feedback about large tournaments such as Vintage Champs, so the guys move on to discussing how to prepare for such a large event. Everyone involved reminds you that it is not just the deck that’s important come game day!


Doomsday: The Puzzling – The Dream Halls Dilemma


Your opponent is on a very strong combo deck in OmniTell, but you are not deterred. You are also on a combo deck, but one which features more countermagic and disruption. This will be a game of inches, but one that you should win if you plan properly. You took the first game of the match, and your opponent is not about to go down without a fight. You brought in a pair of Dark Confidants and Cabal Therapies for some extra draw and disruption.

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 8: Taking Control


In episode eight of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) discuss the second of Magic’s pillar archetypes; control. The cast talk about what a control deck is, including historical examples, how to play, and how to build. Non-blue mages need not fret; there’s plenty of discussion of other forms of control including Staxx’s taxing effects and Pox’s hand control.


Doomsday: The Puzzling – The Double Deathrite Conundrum

Doomsday: The Puzzling - The Double Deathrite Conundrum

The moment you feared has finally arrived. After stomping two Show and Tell decks, overcoming a UW Control deck with dominating countermagic, and narrowly defeating a RUG Delver deck, you are faced with your most difficult matchup yet: Shardless BUG. It’s the fifth round of a seven round Legacy tournament, and a trip to the Top 8 is on the line. Win here, and you can draw into the elimination rounds, where guaranteed prizes await. Lose here, and you might fall out of contention completely.

Your opponent, Jimmy the Cat Warrior, is a well known area player, and a skilled opponent. Escaping with a win here will require precision and exact planning. Fortunately, you are focused and determined.

Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 7: Weathering the Storm


In episode 7 of Everyday Eternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt) and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) delve into more detail about the playability of M14’s most talked about card: Young Pyromancer. Warning: Deck discussion and brewing ahead! Our hosts also address the growing presence of combo in the Legacy metagame, and what you can do to fight it. Omni-Tell and Tendrils are the lessons for today, but the same can be applied to many of the other major combo decks.

As always, the guys open up with some discussion of recent events. This week, they also spend just a couple minutes analyzing the prevalence of Shardless BUG at the invitational, and the UWR Delver/Stoneforge deck that’s been gaining traction recently.


Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 6: Judge Q&A


In episode six of #EverydayEternal Sean and Sam are conspicuously absent, and Matt Pavlic (sdematt) and Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter) are joined by guests Michael Nixon and Kevin Long, level 2 judges from Vancouver and Los Angeles, respectively. The gang have a fun Q&A with the judges including interesting stories, rulings, and tips for dealing with your local judge. We wrap up with a bit of listener feedback and look forward to next week, when all four hosts (should) be together again!