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.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 10: Midrange Mania

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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.

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Serious Vintage Episode 17: The Human Condition

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For episode 17, Geoff (@ThallidTosser on Twitter) and Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher) are joined by Steven Stierman, the 4C Humans player who rocked the GenCon 2013 Vintage events with his disarming personality and well-armed aggro deck. We talk about Humans and the GenCon Vintage experience and then go straight to breakfast with a section on pancakes.

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 9: Preparing for Battle

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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!

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Everyday Eternal Podcast Episode 8: Taking Control

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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.

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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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Serious Vintage Podcast Episode 15: GenCon 2013 Preview

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For episode 15 Geoff (@ThallidTosser on Twitter) and Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher) bring back Jerry Yang (@yangtrolls), epicurean and, as we learn, the actual worst Vintage player in the world, to talk about the upcoming GenCon extravaganza. We talk a bit about the Vintage metagame and the applications of Young Pyromancer, then we jump straight into the events and, more importantly, the food of GenCon. If you’re going to be in Indianapolis in a few weeks, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode.

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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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