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!


Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
00:48 Sean’s Gencon Recap
18:54 SCG Baltimore results
19:34 SCG Baltimore results: Painter wins (we told you so!)
23:15: SCG Baltimore results: 3 TES decks in the top 16
26:58: How to prepare for a large event: What deck would you bring?
41:32: How to prepare for a large event: Know your deck and know the meta
48:24: How to prepare for a large event: Mental endurance is a factor
55:41: Wrap up
Total runtime: 56:09

Show Notes

Here is Sean’s Top 2 (split) decklist from the GenCon 2013 Friday Vintage tournament.

RIP Control, by Sean O'Brien, 1st/2nd Place GenCon Friday Vintage

[Business] (36)
Force of Will
Mental Misstep
Spell Snare
Mana Drain
Swords to Plowshares
Ancestral Recall
Sensei’s Divining Top
Time Walk
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Aven Mindcensor
Vendilion Clique
Trinket Mage
Grafdigger’s Cage
Rest in Peace
Helm of Obedience
Mystical Tutor

[/Business] (0)

[Mana Sources] (24)
Black Lotus
Mox Emerald
Mox Jet
Mox Pearl
Mox Ruby
Mox Sapphire
Mana Crypt
Sol Ring
Tolarian Academy
Library of Alexandria
Flooded Strand
Misty Rainforest
Scalding Tarn

[/Mana Sources] (0)
[Sideboard] (15)
Grafdigger’s Cage
Swords to Plowshares
Umezawa’s Jitte
Stoneforge Mystic
Meddling Mage
Hurkyl’s Recall[/Sideboard]

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