Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 5: Therapy Session

Everyday Eternal Episode 5

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

SMIP Podcast Episode 26

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

So Many Insane Plays - Dragon's Maze Eternal Set Review

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

Pernicious StrixStill - A Primer

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.

Introduction

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

Serious Vintage Episode 8

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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Rocking Junk – Why You Do Not Need to Play Blue to Win in Legacy

Over the past couple of years in Legacy, there has been a bit of backlash against Blue for being very good. Blue is able to counter spells, draw more cards, and manipulate other cards. No other color has access to the array and variability of these techniques like blue, but, fear not. You don’t need to be playing Brainstorm, Force of Will, or Jace to be winning in Legacy. As we can see by recent results, many tournament top eight’s are filled with many different decks, including those that do not run any blue cards. This goes to show you the amazing diversity in the Legacy format and how much innovation is there, or opportunities just waiting to be exploited. Many have recently stated that Maverick, RUG Delver, and Miracles were the end-all be-all, but the results beg to differ.

Serious Vintage Podcast Episode 4: On Belching in Vintage & Legacy, and Serious Chicago Eats

Welcome to the fourth installment of the Serious Vintage Podcast, hosted by Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher on Twitter), Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple on Twitter). Thanks for joining us for our inevitable Belcher show. Team Serious members have played more Belcher than most other players, in both Vintage and Legacy, so we thought we’d give you a little insight into the deck in both formats, when and why it’s a good metagame choice, and some of the tactics that go into playing it. Then we’ll look at some of the food you might be interested in if you’re going to Chicago for the Modern Grand Prix.

Check out all of those topics and more after the jump!

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