Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 7: Weathering the Storm

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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.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 6: Judge Q&A

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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!

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 5: Therapy Session

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In episode five of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) discuss one of the most loved and most hated cards in legacy, Cabal Therapy. We discuss several different scenarios involving Cabal therapy and what card you might want to name most upon resolution of your Cabal Therapy. We also discuss the upcoming release of the Magic 2014 core set and its potential impact on eternal formats. If you play buzzword bingo, get ready for a good show because this episode is strictly better than a skill intensive mirror match, and that sure does seem good.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 4: Community Building

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In episode four of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) discuss the Legacy community as a whole and what can be done to help foster and grow that community. Returning to a previous topic, we discuss more ways to punish the metagame; this time, discussing cards we think are underplayed in the meta.

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So Many Insane Plays Podcast Episode 26: N.Y.S.E. Open 1

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In episode 26, Kevin Cron and Steve Menendian analyze the results of the inaugural New York Stack Exchange Open: it’s metagame, Top 8, and overall significance to the Vintage format. Also, M14 rules changes, Grand Prix: Las Vegas, exclusive Eternal Weekend news, and a special mystery guest!

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 1: Alpha, an Introduction

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Welcome to the inaugural #EverydayEternal podcast! Matt Pavlic, Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds on most forums), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) circle together to discuss the new changes to the Legendary and Planeswalker rules, and analyze the play in a tight game of Maverick vs. DeathBlade from the recent SCG Baltimore.

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So Many Insane Plays – Designing For Eternal

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You Make the Card 4 arrived with much fanfare and even greater surprise. It has been seven years since the last You Make the Card (YMTC) campaign. Its return coincides with the 20th anniversary of Magic, and is a celebratory gesture by Wizards of the Coast on the game’s behalf.

Perhaps as surprising as YMTC’s welcome but unexpected return are the voting results so far. In the card type vote, Land and Enchantment received the most votes, with Enchantment winning a tight run-off. Not only was this result unexpected (few people thought Enchantment would be a top vote-getter), but it was surprising for what it signifies. I believe that these results may be interpreted, as others have suggested, as a signal to collectively push this process in a different direction than previous YMTC events, in which voters selected Creature, Artifact, and Instant as the card types.

So Many Insane Plays – Dragon’s Maze Eternal Set Review & Updated Vintage Checklist

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Stephen Menendian takes a deep look into the Dragon’s Maze for potential Eternal playables, and reviews the set with his characteristic insight and detailed analysis. Stephen has also conducted some preliminary testing of an unrestricted Regrowth in Vintage, and briefly shares some insights that you do not want to miss. Finally, for collectors, traders, and Vintage enthusiasts alike, be sure to check out the updated Vintage Checklist of playables.

Team Eternal Presents: Pernicious StrixStill – A Primer

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Editor’s Note: Team Eternal is one of the frontrunners of the Landstill archetype (both BUG and WUB) in the Netherlands, and is composed of Michèl Theissen and Jeroen van Beeck, among others. Since 2011 this duo has been working on the archetype full time and has given the deck a chance to shine in Europe. In this article, some of the deck’s card choices and tactics are presented and discussed.

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StandstillThe archetype known as Landstill, in all its variants, predates the birth of the Legacy format, and can easily traced back to the Mana Drain-fueled powerhouses that exixted in Type 1.5 (Classic Restricted), before the modern Legacy format was created. Many versions of said archetype can be found on the Legacy boards of the well-known forums. While the deck is well known and extremely powerful, it does not see the light of day as much as we believe it should. If your goal in a game of Legacy is to a) play with the best draw spell in the format (i.e. Standstill), b) get rewarded for high level play, and c) provide your opponent with many, many turns of being frustrated to the point of conceding, then Landstill is the deck for you.

Serious Vintage Podcast Episode 8: January B&R Update, Non-Blue Aggro-Control, Team Serious Open, and Cocktails

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In Episode 8 of the #SeriousVintage podcast we invite Jake Hilty (@TuringTested) to join us and talk a little about non-blue aggro-control in Vintage. Jake is an aggro aficionado, and recently wrote an article for Mana Deprived on the transfer of Jund to Legacy, along with the banning of Bloodbraid Elf in Modern. Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser) and I (@GrandpaBelcher) will be tossing out questions about non-blue dudesweats. We’ll also talk about the January Banned and Restricted List update, the upcoming Team Serious Open, and cocktails!

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