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English, Leisure/Hobby/Lifestyle, 1 season, 422 episodes, 1 day, 22 hours, 15 minutes
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We create the best Magic: the Gathering content for competitive players, focusing primarily on the various constructed formats!
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Mason Clark On Designing Modern Horizons 3

Mason Clark was on the podcast quite a while ago when he was crushing Modern with Four-Color Omnath. Now, he joins Gerry and Dave to talk about his experience working on Modern Horizons 3. *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** Find Mason online: twitter.com/masoneclark youtube.com/@MasonClarkMTG constructedcriticism.com youtube.com/@ConstructedCriticism infinite.tcgplayer.com/author/Mason-Clark/ac8528f0-10c0-4258-87b1-80380ea6405f patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitter.com/mattccosta twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
7/13/20242 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds
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Everything Matt Costa Knows About Bant Nadu

Matt Costa finished 18th with Bant Nadu at Pro Tour Modern Horizons 3, requalifying for the Pro Tour. He shares his preparation, his technology, and what the deck should look like going forward. His 7-3 decklist: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/6476611#paper *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitter.com/mattccosta twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
7/4/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pro Tour Modern Horizons 3 Preview And Predictions

The Pro Tour Modern Horizons 3 metagame was released, so Gerry and Dave dug in. Is Gerry buying the Nadu hype? *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitter.com/mattccosta twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
6/28/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 27 seconds
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Modern Decklist Dump (AKA Modern Horizons 3 Set Review, Part 2)

Since new Modern is well underway, there isn't much point to continuing the set review in a traditional manner. Instead, Gerry and Dave take a look at the most recent decklists from Magic Online and discuss the cards they were planning to talk about as they show up. *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitter.com/mattccosta twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
6/22/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Very Late Modern Horizons 3 Review

Gerry and Dave get to work analyzing Modern Horizons 3, a banger of a set with no shortage of appealing cards for Modern. 15:26 - White Flare of Fortitude Guide of Souls Jolted Awake Ocelot Pride Static Prison White Orchid Phantom Wrath of the Skies 36:08 - Blue Brainsurge Consign to Memory Deep Analysis Harbinger of the Seas Tune the Narrative Sink into Stupor Tamiyo, Inquisitive Student Ugin’s Binding 1:05:02 - Black Boggart Trawler Buried Alive Chthonian Nightmare Flare of Malice Necrodominance Quest for the Necropolis *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitter.com/mattccosta twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
6/15/20241 hour, 36 minutes, 4 seconds
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Matt Costa Qualified For The Pro Tour!

Although Matt may not have won the Regional Championship, he did finish high enough to qualify for the Pro Tour! He piloted his trusty Azorius Control deck, which created some wonderful stories from the event. *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitter.com/mattccosta twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
6/9/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 31 seconds
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Storytime, Plus Regional Championship Predictions

Where were Gerry and Dave last week? Well, strap in, because it's storytime with GerryT. Plus, Gerry and Dave have their RC predictions, what they've been playing, and what they'd be play at the RC. *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
6/2/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dave Is Back, Now It's Time To Work On Pioneer And Standard

Gerry and Dave are ready to tackle Pioneer RCQ season and the Standard Regional Championship. They talk about where each format is headed and what they like. In particular, Gerry has many thoughts on Boros Convoke in Standard and why it continues to put up poor results. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
5/16/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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Gerry And Matt Talk Modern Horizons 3

GerryT had Matt Costa back on the show to both gush and vent about Modern Horizons 3. Although early previews have some cards that make Gerry very giddy, there's one specific reason why he doesn't think this set is all sunshine and rainbows. Can we stop with the free spells already? *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t twitter.com/mattccosta Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
5/10/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pro Tour Outlaws Of Thunder Junction Review

Matt Costa returns and has added a new member to his family! He also made Top 4 of a Pioneer RCQ with Niv-to-Light and got to watch a Pro Tour over the weekend. Gerry and Matt share what they liked, didn't like, and what they'd play going forward. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t twitter.com/mattccosta Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
5/2/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 24 seconds
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Dave Makes Gerry Predict The Pro Tour Metagame

When they recorded this episode, the metagame breakdown for Pro Tour Outlaws of Thunder Junction had just been posted. Since Gerry hadn’t seen it yet, Dave decided to have a little fun with him… Maybe these sorts of predictions were why Gerry usually did poorly in Pro Tours. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
4/27/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dave Gets Caught Up On Standard

Dave is back from family vacation and it's time to catch him up on what he missed. How strong is Lost Jitte in Standard? Are Birds (Aven Interrupter and Slickshot Show-Off) about to take over? Is Duelist of the Mind actually mid in Standard? *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
4/19/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Big Score, With Matt Costa

Dave is out in the world doing rad things, so we've got Matt Costa this week! Since they forgot to review the Big Score sheet last week, Matt is here to provide his input and catch us up on all things Magic-related. *** White Collector’s Cage Grand Abolisher Black Greed’s Gambit Red Generous Plunderer Green Omenpath Journey Multi-Colored Loot, the Key to Everything Colorless Lost Jitte Sword of Wealth and Power *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
4/11/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gerry Makes Dave Think About New Cards (Outlaws Of Thunder Junction Previews)

They've done 40 episodes without ever talking about preview cards, but that ends now! Gerry forces Dave to evaluate cards he's never seen before and certainly has never played with. Unsurprisingly, Dave is quite good at it. *** White Aven Interrupter Dust Animus Blue Duelist of the Mind Jace Reawakened Seize the Secrets Black Forsaken Miner Red Demonic Ruckus Magda, the Hoardmaster Slickshot Show-Off Stingerback Terror Gold Akul the Unrepentant Kellan, the Kid Oko, the Ringleader Pillage the Bog Seraphic Steed Colorless Arid Archway *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
4/7/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Untitled Episode

Gerry and Dave have a laundry list of Magic topics to discuss! There's Pioneer RCQ season, LMS Prague, Frank Karsten's incredible article on how many surveil lands is correct to play in Modern, and more. *** Frank's article: https://www.channelfireball.com/article/How-Many-Surveil-Lands-Should-You-Be-Playing-in-Modern-MTG/34e0ac98-3ef3-4e13-8ab4-5421124c07c4/ *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
3/28/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gerry Plays Magic, Wins Tournament

Gerry finally played Magic for the first time in a while and might have accidentally broken Modern? Was it because Dave's incessant nagging finally paid off? (Spoiler: No, no it was not.) Hear all about the legendary 24 person 15K held at Galaxy Con, what led to Gerry shuffling Zoo and Goryo's together, and what he thinks about the deck going forward. *** Gerry's Galaxy Con decklist: https://x.com/G3RRYT/status/1769173338725704077?s=20 *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
3/21/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 43 seconds
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Violent Outburst Is BANNED (And Maybe Nothing Changes?)

The new B&R announcement is verrrrrry interesting. Gerry Thompson and Dave Shiels talk about the specific cards, but also the announcement itself. Plus, both of them have tournaments this weekend to prep for. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
3/15/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Dave’s RCQ T8 With Dimir Midrange

Dave finally broke his RCQ curse and cruised to the Top 8 with Standard Dimir Midrange. He loved the deck, but hated one of Gerry’s favorite cards. He shares his matchups, what he’d change going forward, and whether or not he’d run it back. Plus, Gerry has SCG Philly this weekend, which means he’s thinking about Modern. This time, it means getting brain wormed by a deck that is currently .1% of the Modern metagame. Surely this will end well… *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
3/7/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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Everything About Magic Con Chicago

Gerry and Dave break down everything from MC Chicago, including the Pioneer Pro Tour and Standard 75K! Is a new deck enough to sway their opinion on Pioneer? Does Vampires even count as "new?" Plus, how do the wild Standard results affect Dave's RCQ aspirations? Is he going to become a Splendid Reclamation gamer? *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** patreon.com/gerrytpodcast twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
3/2/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Gerry And Matt Both Won RCQs!

While Dave was busy acclimating back to normal life, Gerry and Matt were putting in work — Both of them won RCQs, and so did Dave’s brother Brian! To top it off, all three of them did it with different decks. Hear about how Gerry ended up on Boros Convoke, how Matt may have ruined Standard with Azorius Control, and what their recommendations are going forward. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't.  You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** HUGE thanks to our sponsor of the podcast, HeavyPlay!  You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
2/21/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Why Gerry And Dave Couldn’t Win A Match At The RC

Why is Magic so hard? Gerry and Dave went to the Regional Championship in Denver, but neither won a match! Hear about their deck of choice, what happened, and whether they’d do it all over again. Plus, they talk Standard for the remaining RCQs. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** HUGE thanks to our sponsor of the podcast, HeavyPlay! You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/conorpodonnell
2/17/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Did SCG Hartford Just Completely Warp RC Denver?

If there's a big tournament in Hartford, Matt Costa will be there. He'll also be here to tell you about his weekend playing Golgari Yawgmoth in both events. In the meantime, Dave might be putting down Indomitable Creativity for the time being. Another friend of the show, Adam Snook, took Grixis Death's Shadow into Sunday's Top 8 and he might have converted his friends. We talk all things Death's Shadow, but then Matt brain wormed us toward the end. RC Denver is next weekend and now we're all in danger. *** Check out our sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Follow them on socials to see their cool products, how they work, and see what they come up with in the future! Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** HUGE thanks to our sponsor of the podcast, HeavyPlay! You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon
2/8/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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Is Seismic Assault Taking Over Modern?

After the recent Modern bannings, the format was in upheaval, but seemed to have settled into a fairly stable space. Or did it? Despite the metagame having every macro archetype represented and nothing seeming too strong, nearly the entire format revolves around creatures. We don't have Fury anymore, but we do have Seismic Assault! Incredible deck-builder cftsoc3 rocked Gerry and Dave's world with a take on their beloved Indomitable Creativity list, now with Seismic Assault and Life from the Loam. The boys are in love, but will it lead to heartbreaks or a happy ending? Plus, we have a new sponsor, HeavyPlay! They're a card gaming accessories brand, with innovative takes on playmats, deck boxes, and sleeves. Most notably, their products feature their EquipMAG System, which you allows you to magnetically attach your deck box, dice tray, and playmat to each other. Gerry and Dave are both accessory snobs, but love HeavyPlay's stuff, will happily be using it at their future events, and wouldn't have accepted the sponsorship (or used their products) if they didn't. You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! *** Gerry's version of Assault Creativity 3 Archon of Cruelty 4 Indomitable Creativity 4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker 4 Seismic Assault 4 Wrenn and Six 3 Life from the Loam 3 Lightning Bolt 3 Fatal Push 2 Terminate 3 Thoughtseize 1 Ziatora’s Proving Ground 2 Stomping Ground 2 Blood Crypt 2 Mountain 4 Dwarven Mine 3 Forgotten Cave 1 Boseiju, Who Endures 4 Wooded Foothills 3 Scalding Tarn 3 Bloodstained Mire 2 Arid Mesa Sideboard 2 Boseiju, Who Endures 2 Brotherhood’s End 3 Pick Your Poison 2 Legion's End 2 Veil of Summer 1 Forest 1 Thoughtseize 2 Terastodon *** Gerry's version of Gruul Assault/Loam 4 Tarmogoyf 2 Seasoned Pyromancer 4 Wrenn and Six 3 Life from the Loam 4 Seismic Assault 4 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker 4 Unholy Heat 1 Flame Slash 1 Lightning Bolt 2 Dead//Gone 2 Magmatic Insight 2 Mishra’s Bauble 1 Conflagrate 2 Gemstone Caverns 2 Boseiju, Who Endures 2 Fire-Lit Thicket 3 Stomping Ground 2 Mountain 2 Forest 4 Wooded Foothills 2 Misty Rainforest 2 Scalding Tarn 4 Forgotten Cave 1 Tranquil Thicket Sideboard 3 Pick Your Poison 3 Veil of Summer 1 Gemstone Caverns 2 Boseiju, Who Endures 3 Chalice of the Void 2 Endurance 1 Cursed Totem *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi *** HUGE thanks to our sponsor of the podcast, HeavyPlay! You can find them at heavyplay.com or on any social media site @HeavyPlayLLC. Use code "G3RRYT" for 10% off! patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by: twitter.com/heresasianjon The GOAT brewer: twitter.com/cftsoc3
2/1/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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Dave Is Back Full-Time And Prepping For Modern

With SCG Hartford and RC Denver on the horizon, Gerry and Dave's attention turns to Modern. The metagame is solidifying, but is there any way to truly exploit that? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
1/26/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dave Returns And Falls In Love With Monastery Swiftspear In Standard

Dave is back, but Matt Costa is still here too! Hear about Matt's RCQ Top 8 with Domain Ramp, the cool deck that knocked him out, why Dave hates Ramp, and how aggro is taking over Standard. Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/mattccosta twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t Edited by Jonathan Choi twitter.com/heresasianjon
1/18/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Matt Costa Wants To Play Domain Ramp

Last week, Gerry and Matt provided a couple decks that are great against Domain Ramp, but Matt is still going to play Ramp for his first RCQ. He talks about why, how he's broken away from the MTGO decklists, and where he thinks his decklist will end up for the tournament. In the meantime, Gerry further explored Rakdos Reanimator and likes what he found. Plus, big news for StarCityGames and Regional Championships! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/mattccosta twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
1/13/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 30 seconds
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Domain Ramp Is Beatable In Standard!

With Dave still on baby alert, Gerry is joined by Matt Costa this week. They sat down to figure out if Domain Ramp was beatable in Standard and thankfully the answer is a resounding YES! Not only that, but they were able to do it with two different decks. Before all that, they talk Pioneer and Modern ahead of SCGCIN because Gerry is back on the grind this weekend. Their decklists: Deck 4 Spyglass Siren (LCI) 78 3 Swamp (IKO) 266 4 Subterranean Schooner (LCI) 80 3 Make Disappear (SNC) 49 4 Tishana's Tidebinder (LCI) 81 2 Malcolm, Alluring Scoundrel (LCI) 63 4 Deep-Cavern Bat (LCI) 102 4 Island (IKO) 263 1 Otawara, Soaring City (NEO) 271 2 Cut Down (DMU) 89 1 Kitesail Larcenist (LCI) 61 2 Bitter Triumph (LCI) 91 2 Go for the Throat (BRO) 102 3 Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor (BRO) 95 3 Ertai Resurrected (DMU) 199 1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire (NEO) 278 2 Mirrex (ONE) 254 4 Darkslick Shores (ONE) 250 4 Underground River (BRO) 267 3 Shipwreck Marsh (MID) 267 4 Restless Reef (LCI) 282 Sideboard 2 Cut Down (DMU) 89 2 Duress (MID) 98 2 Unlicensed Hearse (SNC) 246 1 Negate (ZNR) 71 1 Gix's Command (BRO) 97 2 Kaito Shizuki (NEO) 226 1 Kitesail Larcenist (LCI) 61 2 Path of Peril (VOW) 124 1 Negate (ZNR) 71 1 Memory Deluge (MID) 62 *** Deck 4 Swamp (IKO) 266 2 Bitter Triumph (LCI) 91 2 Anoint with Affliction (ONE) 81 2 Go for the Throat (BRO) 102 3 Brotherhood's End (BRO) 128 2 Cavern of Souls (LCI) 269 4 The Cruelty of Gix (DMU) 87 1 Breach the Multiverse (MOM) 94 2 Virtue of Persistence (WOE) 115 4 Mountain (IKO) 269 4 Big Score (SNC) 102 2 Burn Down the House (MID) 131 4 Trumpeting Carnosaur (LCI) 171 3 Etali, Primal Conqueror (MOM) 137 2 Chandra, Hope's Beacon (MOM) 134 2 Blackcleave Cliffs (ONE) 248 4 Haunted Ridge (MID) 263 4 Sunken Citadel (LCI) 285 4 Field of Ruin (MID) 262 3 Demolition Field (BRO) 260 1 The Irencrag (WOE) 248 1 The Celestus (MID) 252 Sideboard 2 Cut Down (DMU) 89 3 Duress (MID) 98 2 Lithomantic Barrage (MOM) 152 2 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse (DMU) 107 1 Breach the Multiverse (MOM) 94 3 Preacher of the Schism (LCI) 113 2 Extract the Truth (SNC) 78 *** Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/mattccosta twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
1/4/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 9 seconds
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Creativity Post-Ban And Rating Each Deck In Standard

Standard RCQ season is about to begin! Gerry and Dave have been trying all the decks out there and are ready to break down the pros and cons of each. But first, Dave has some updates for Indomitable Creativity in Modern. It's not getting much attention, but maybe it should? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/gerrytpodcast youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
12/29/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 8 seconds
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Grinding Into The Regional Championship With Matt Costa

Gerry and Dave are joined by Pro Tour Top 8er Matt Costa, who successfully won a Last Chance Qualifier with his Izzet Drakes deck. They chat about their history together, why Matt would fly to an RC he wasn't qualified for, and his experience with Izzet Drakes in the new Pioneer format. Regional Championship decklists: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/sat-9-30-am-u-s-regional-championship-dreamhack-atlanta-2023#paper Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
12/21/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 35 seconds
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Gerry Gets Ready For The Pioneer Regional Championship

Gerry has been going deep on Smuggler's Copter brews ever since the unban. Find out has merit, what didn't cut it, and how many cards Gerry has in his decks that Dave has never heard of. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
12/14/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 7 seconds
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BryanG Returns!

Gerry tricked Bryan into doing a podcast! Get updates on his life, then stick around for nonsense, just like old times. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
12/11/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 51 seconds
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This Banned Announcement Is Awesome (And Also Has Some Problems)

An exciting B&R change means an emergency episode! Gerry and Dave dive into the changes, how they feel about them, and how Modern and Pioneer will look going forward. The Smuggler's Copter unban is a surprise that very few people saw coming and one that creates serious ramifications. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
12/5/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 36 seconds
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Gerry Finally Wins An RCQ (Plus A Pleasant WotC Surprise)

All it took for Gerry to win an RCQ was flying to Boston (and listening to Dave)! They also played the Arena Open, Legacy Showcase, and a Pioneer Challenge. Also, changes are coming to Pioneer and Modern, but what are they? Gerry's RCQ winning decklist: https://x.com/G3RRYT/status/1728558723931812003?s=20 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
11/30/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 23 seconds
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Gerry Grinds RCQs, Dave Grinds MTGO

We've got a little bit of everything this week. Modern, Limited, Legacy, AND Vintage. It was so much that they forgot to talk about how Pioneer was broken over the weekend.
11/23/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gerry Goes To Pittsburgh

Spoiler: Gerry had medium results, but learned a ton about Beans, Scam, and Modern in general. He shares all of it, plus some of the promising ideas he hasn't been able to test yet. Friday decklist: 4 Omnath, Locus of Creation 4 Solitude 4 Shardless Agent 1 Eagles of the North 3 Ardent Plea 4 Up the Beanstalk 4 Leyline Binding 2 Fire // Ice 2 Dead // Gone 2 Time Warp 1 Jace, Wielder of Mysteries 1 Murderous Cut 1 Set Adrift 2 Teferi, Time Raveler 1 Force of Negation 1 Xander's Lounge 1 Jetmir's Garden 1 Sacred Foundry 1 Watery Grave 1 Breeding Pool 1 Steam Vents 1 Hallowed Fountain 1 Temple Garden 1 Forest 1 Plains 1 Island 3 Windswept Heath 4 Flooded Strand 4 Misty Rainforest 2 Lórien Revealed Sideboard 3 Leyline of Sanctity 1 Set Adrift 1 Dead // Gone 1 Time Warp 2 Endurance 2 Force of Vigor 2 Force of Negation 3 Commandeer Saturday decklist: 4 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer 4 Orcish Bowmasters 4 Dauthi Voidwalker 3 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker 2 Seasoned Pyromancer 4 Fury 4 Grief 2 Lightning Bolt 2 Terminate 1 Molten Collapse 4 Thoughtseize 4 Not Dead After All 2 Undying Evil 1 Agadeem's Awakening 3 Blackcleave Cliffs 4 Blood Crypt 2 Bloodstained Mire 2 Marsh Flats 3 Verdant Catacombs 3 Swamp 2 Polluted Delta Sideboard 2 Blood Moon 1 Alpine Moon 2 Bonecrusher Giant 1 Chalice of the Void 2 Engineered Explosives 1 Hidetsugu Consumes All 3 Leyline of the Void 2 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse 1 Feed the Swarm Sunday decklist: 4 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer 4 Orcish Bowmasters 2 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker 4 Seasoned Pyromancer 4 Fury 4 Grief 1 Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger 1 Unholy Heat 2 Lightning Bolt 2 Terminate 1 Molten Collapse 4 Thoughtseize 4 Not Dead After All 2 Undying Evil 1 Agadeem's Awakening 1 Shatterskull Smashing 2 Blackcleave Cliffs 1 Blightstep Pathway 2 Blood Crypt 1 Godless Shrine 1 Sacred Foundry 4 Bloodstained Mire 4 Marsh Flats 1 Verdant Catacombs 2 Swamp 1 Mountain Sideboard 2 Blood Moon 1 Sheoldred's Edict 1 The Filigree Sylex 2 Engineered Explosives 1 Hidetsugu Consumes All 3 Leyline of the Void 3 Wear // Tear 2 Roiling Vortex Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
11/15/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 23 seconds
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Gerry’s Plan For SCG Pittsburgh

Gerry is ready for Pittsburgh! Or is he? More Bean nonsense, more excuses for not playing Scam, and likely more losses are heading his way. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
11/10/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gerry Spends The Weekend Playing Magic

What's a boy with no weekend plans to do? Play an ungodly amount of Magic in order to share what he learned. Why did Rakdos Scam risk giving Gerry a heart attack? What are the updates to Cascade Beans? How many times did Gerry queue into Mono-Black Coffers round 1? All these questions answered and more! Friday Challenge decklists (9th): https://www.mtgo.com/en/mtgo/decklist/modern-challenge-2023-10-2712589120 Sunday Challenge decklists (27th): https://www.mtgo.com/en/mtgo/decklist/modern-challenge-2023-10-2912589160 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
11/2/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dave Shiels Makes Third Top 8 In A Row!

Dave won the Standard event at SCG Dallas, and while he didn't go back-to-back that weekend, it did mark his third Top 8 in a row! With a family and a demanding job, how does he do it? Turns out, he might have a secret weapon... Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
10/26/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 9 seconds
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Stu Somers Explains The Impact Of Play Boosters

Bonus episode! Gerry has local game store owner Stu Somers on the podcast to explain the ramifications of play boosters. If you've ever wondered how a store makes money, what their relationship is like with WotC, or how play boosters are going to affect you or your LGS, this is the episode for you. Stu answers all your burning questions! Find Stu on Twitter: twitter.com/ssomers55 Visit Stu's store: vaultgamestore.com 5274 State Route 30 STE 18-B Greensburg, PA, United States, 15601 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
10/20/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Breaking Modern And Standard For SCG Dallas

Spoiler: Gerry and Dave didn't break anything, but they have good versions of good decks and are (mostly) ready for SCG Dallas. They share their new technology, potential audibles, and growing fear of Three Blind Mice. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
10/18/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Play Green Cards!

While Dave was on vacation, Gerry was rekindling his love for green cards. He catches Dave up on his controversial Modern decklist and valiantly tries to convince him that Golgari is playable in Standard. Modern decklist: 4 Omnath, Locus of Creation 4 Fury 4 Solitude 1 Endurance 4 Up the Beanstalk 4 Wrenn and Six 4 Expressive Iteration 2 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker 4 Leyline Binding 2 Prismatic Ending 2 Fire//Ice 1 Lorien Revealed 1 Teferi, Time Raveler 2 Boseiju, Who Endures 1 Zagoth Triome 1 Stomping Ground 1 Steam Vents 1 Sacred Foundry 1 Temple Garden 1 Hallowed Fountain 1 Breeding Pool 1 Forest 1 Island 1 Plains 3 Misty Rainforest 4 Windswept Heath 4 Flooded Strand Sideboard 1 Kaheera, the Orphanguard 1 Boseiju, Who Endures 2 Chalice of the Void 2 Force of Negation 1 Force of Vigor 2 Narset, Parter of Veils 2 Celestial Purge 2 Alpine Moon 2 Leyline of Sanctity Standard decklist: 1 Duress (MID) 98 3 Forest (IKO) 272 3 Cut Down (DMU) 89 4 Go for the Throat (BRO) 102 2 Tenacious Underdog (SNC) 97 3 Liliana of the Veil (DMU) 97 3 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse (DMU) 107 1 Takenuma, Abandoned Mire (NEO) 278 3 Virtue of Persistence (WOE) 115 4 Mosswood Dreadknight (WOE) 231 6 Swamp (IKO) 266 3 Blossoming Tortoise (WOE) 163 2 Boseiju, Who Endures (NEO) 266 4 Glissa Sunslayer (ONE) 202 4 Deathcap Glade (VOW) 261 4 Llanowar Wastes (BRO) 264 4 Restless Cottage (WOE) 258 2 Mishra's Foundry (BRO) 265 2 Lord Skitter, Sewer King (WOE) 97 1 Wrenn and Seven (MID) 208 1 Outland Liberator (MID) 190 Sideboard 3 Duress (MID) 98 1 Cut Down (DMU) 89 2 Rankle's Prank (WOE) 102 1 Tear Asunder (DMU) 183 1 Sword of Once and Future (MOM) 265 2 Path of Peril (VOW) 124 1 Wrenn and Seven (MID) 208 1 Obstinate Baloth (BRO) 187 2 Breach the Multiverse (MOM) 94 1 Gix's Command (BRO) 97 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
10/12/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 42 seconds
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Making Up For Lost Time

They missed last week, so Gerry and Dave are back this week with a MASSIVE episode! Why Gerry skipped Vegas, some WOE limited, Worlds results, Modern metagame updates, upcoming tournaments, which Standard cards to buy, and... relationship advice? Since Gerry explicitly said people shouldn't read his early writing, Dave made sure to dig up his first article for SCG. DEFINITELY DO NOT READ THIS https://articles.starcitygames.com/articles/feature-article-ten-things-you-need-to-know-about-pre-hollywood-standard/ Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
10/1/20232 hours, 45 minutes, 45 seconds
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Modern After Wilds Of Eldraine

Omnath won a massive Modern tournament online this weekend sporting an equally massive maindeck of 75 cards. Thanks to Up in the Beanstalk, we've returned to the discourse about playing more than 60 cards in Modern's favorite midrange pile. Modern Super Qualifier: https://www.mtgo.com/en/mtgo/decklist/modern-super-qualifier-2023-09-1012578844 Modern 96: https://www.mtgo.com/en/mtgo/decklist/modern-challenge-96-2023-09-0912578877 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
9/13/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dave Made Top Cut With Creativity!

Dave crushed Columbus so hard that even Gerry is an Indomitable Creativity main now. They both recap their weekends before going deep on Modern's former boogeyman, pointing out why it's great right now and where it should go moving forward. Dave's decklist: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5842699#paper Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
9/7/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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Picking Our Modern Decks For Columbus

Columbus is this weekend and neither Gerry nor Dave have locked in their Modern decks. Gerry has been grinding leagues to no avail while Dave was busy with having a life, so now they're both in trouble... Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
8/30/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Adventures Of GerryT And Omnath

Gerry spent the weekend in North Carolina playing Modern and he's got a lot to say about it. He crushed the first day, but failed to make Top 8. Is Omnath worth running back? Plus, some very bad Pioneer ideas. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
8/24/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 51 seconds
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Three Major Modern Tournaments

Last weekend was a great time for Modern players, which means Gerry and Dave have a pile of decklists to analyze. Did anything new rise to the top? Was Tron sufficiently hated out? Was Rakdos able to keep its top spot in the format? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
8/17/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Surprising B&R Update

In a shocking twist, Preordain and Mind's Desire are unbanned! Gerry and Dave examine their history and speculate on where they'll make an impact. They also talk about their recent experience in Pioneer, Modern, and Explorer. Plus, they've booked for their next tournament... Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
8/10/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pro Tour The Lord Of The Rings Aftermath

Gerry and Dave go over their favorite parts of the first Modern Pro Tour in four years. Did the PT play out the way they thought it would? How do the results influence what Gerry's going to play at his next tournament? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
8/3/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pro Tour Barcelona Modern Predictions

Gerry and Dave follow the ever evolving Modern metagame and make their predictions for the first Modern Pro Tour in four years. Is Modern simply The One Ring vs everything else? Are there any good choices against Rakdos Scam? Is Indomitable Creativity playable? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
7/28/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 15 seconds
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SCG Cincinatti Top 4 Storytime

Nobody gets sick of hearing about white guys failing upward, so there's no excuse to miss this episode! Gerry, Dave, and his brother Brian had a great showing in Cincinatti despite their best efforts and now it's time to share exactly how. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
7/20/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 39 seconds
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Every Format For SCG Cincinatti

Gerry and Dave are headed for Cincinatti! They've put in the work and are sharing everything, including how they're leaning for Pioneer, Modern, and Legacy. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/_DaveShiels twitch.tv/gerry_t
7/13/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 31 seconds
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Adjusting To The One Ring In Modern

Love it or hate it, this is one of the most exciting times in Modern's history. Lords of the Rings was an incredibly impactful set and The One Ring has dramatically altered the Modern landscape. Gerry is happy to see Four-Color Omnath back on top and Dave, previously a Creativity main, might have to reconsider his deck of choice.
7/5/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 50 seconds
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Introducing Dave Shiels

Bryan's successor has been chosen! Get to know Dave, his impressive Magic resume, and how he's already getting Gerry to play more Magic. If you wanted the cast to focus more on weekly strategy, you have your wish. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitch.tv/gerry_t
6/30/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bryan's Final Show

Real life has officially taken over and Bryan has to step down from the cast. With over 300 episodes under his belt, this podcast wouldn't be where it is today without his massive contributions. In his final regular appearance, Gerry and Bryan talk missed opportunities, regrets, and how they got together in the first place. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/26/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 28 seconds
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Gerry's Decks For This Weekend

With Gerry headed to Baltimore this weekend and a plethora of events to choose from, which decks has he settled on playing? Bryan is somehow surprised by Gerry's rational and level-headed decision making process. Plus, very important MTG discourse and Pioneer RC results. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/16/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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Post RC Pioneer Checkup

With a huge weekend of Pioneer in the books, the boys are combing through the data, figuring out who the contenders and pretenders are after one of Pioneer’s biggest metagame shake ups in a very long time. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/11/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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Just Your Standard Bans

With a dramatic shakeup going down in Standard, it's time to check in with the boys and see what they think of the new format. Do they approve of the changes... or were they looking for something more? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/5/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 38 seconds
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This Modern League Is Spicy!

Even though Pioneer and Standard are more relevant this weekend, Gerry and Bryan take a look at one of the recent Modern leagues. Both MTGMOM and Aftermath added some cool toys to the format and the MTGO hivemind never fails to disappoint. (Don't worry, none of the decks are "literally Hogaak.") https://www.mtgo.com/en/mtgo/decklist/modern-league-2023-05-23 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/31/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 49 seconds
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A Pioneer Deck Dump

With Pioneer back at the forefront of everyone’s mind for the latest RCQ season, it’s time for the boys to see what’s going on in the Magic Online Pioneer leagues. https://www.mtgo.com/en/mtgo/decklist/pioneer-league-2023-05-18 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/21/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Standard is Back on the Menu

With a bold new plan for rotation, can Standard capture our hearts once more? Gerry and Bryan are laying out what they want to see from the Magic's latest effort to revive their previous flagship format. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/15/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wrapping Up Aftermath

The last of the Aftermath previews are here, and Gerry and Bryan found plenty of little tidbits to love… but maybe only in small doses. How did Magic’s wildest Standard experiment yet work out? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/10/20231 hour, 19 seconds
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March of the Machine: Aftermath

The boys are wrapping up spoiler season the only way they know how—by going back to spoiler season! With the vast majority of March of the Machine: Aftermath leaked, it’s time to hear what Gerry and Bryan think of one of the oddest sets in Magic’s storied history. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/22/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 5 seconds
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March of the Machine Top 10

March of the Machine is here, and Gerry and Bryan are ready to present their Top 10 cards alongside Gerry’s experiences from SCG Richmond. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi 23:01 - Close Cuts 30:52 - HM: Invasion of Kaldheim 34:27 - Scorn-Blade Berserker 39:30 - Bloated Processor 42:59 - Kogla and Yidaro 46:46 - Invasion of Gobakhan 51:47 - Invasion of Tarkir 56:35 - Invasion of Alara 1:02:57 - Phyrexian Censor 1:09:40 - Knight-Errant of Eos 1:14:13 - Wrenn and Realmbreaker 1:20:11 - Rona, Herald of Invasion arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/18/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 14 seconds
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March of the Machine, Part… 3?

While the boys can’t agree what part of their set review they’re on, they do agree that there are plenty more March of the Machine cards to talk about! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Bloodfeather Phoenix - 4:35 Into the Fire - 10:20 Invasion of Kaldheim - 12:29 Invasion of Karsus - 18:34 Invasion of Tarkir - 20:17 Nahiri's Warcraft - 23:12 Urabrask - 27:30 Volcanic Spite - 31:52 Atraxa's Fall - 34:34 Cosmic Hunger - 35:38 Deeproot Wayfinder - 36:40 Invasion of Ikoria - 37:57 Invasion of Ixalan - 45:02 Invasion of Shandalar - 46:52 Polukranos Reborn - 49:50 Vorinclex - 52:41 Djeru and Hazoret - 55:10 Invasion of Amonkhet - 1:00:12 Invasion of Azgol - 1:04:03 Invasion of Pyrulea - 1:06:36 Kroxa and Kunoros -1:08:26 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/12/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 42 seconds
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March of the Machine, Part 2

More new cards are on the docket today, as Gerry and Bryan continue their set review. March on! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi 8:41 - Dusk Legion Duelist 14:34 - Elesh Norn 20:28 - Invasion of Gobakhan 23:12 - Invasion of Theros 33:07 - Projenitor Exarch 34:41 - Phyrexian Censor 37:47 - Sunfall 40:59 - Artistic Refusal 44:06 - Invasion of Segovia 48:48 - Rona, Herald of Invasion 56:04 - Bloated Processor 58:10 - Invasion of Fiora 1:01:40 - Sheoldred arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/8/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 49 seconds
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March of the Machine, Part 1

Preview season is here in earnest, and Gerry and Bryan are running through the latest reveals from March of the Machine. Listen in for their thoughts on Battles, Team-Ups, and everything else in Magic's next set! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/2/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 29 seconds
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Gerry’s Broken Modern Deck

After weeks of teasing, Gerry is finally ready to spill the beans on his new Modern list. Join the boys as they go card by card to get you up to speed on what happens when one of the best deck tuners in the history of Magic decides he’s had enough of a popular archetype being poorly built. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/25/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 2 seconds
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An Unexpected Journey

Gerry and Bryan are off to Middle Earth, and they’re not even stoping for Elevenses! Find out whether cards from Magic’s first Modern-legal Universes Beyond set have them running to the store to snatch up lottery tickets… I mean packs. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/17/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bryan Played Magic

In a very novel and exciting turn of events, Bryan found time to play actual games of Magic. Hear him and Gerry muse on their experiences in the Arena Open and with ONE limited in general. Plus a trip around the globe to check in on Standard in the APAC region. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/10/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 36 seconds
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Down in the Dumps

On a very special episode, not only are Gerry and Bryan bringing you the hottest tech from the most recent Modern deck dump, they’re also bringing you the latest news from the garbage dumps of Texas. Find out which dump your favorite cards will show up in! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/4/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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March of the Machine First Look

New cards are here, and there’s no question that March of the Machine kicked off with a bang. Join Gerry and Bryan as they do their best to decipher which cards they’re supposed to be reviewing! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/24/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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Post-Pro Tour Pioneer

Some members of the podcast found themselves glued to the Pro Tour throughout its runtime. Other members found themselves trapped in a never ending purgatory above international waters. But all the members have plenty of opinions on the Pro Tour's return, the state of the Pioneer metagame, and when it's appropriate to forgive and forget. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/23/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Prayers Up

As Bryan prepares for Cyclone Gabrielle and its impact on his plans to return to the US, he’s looking for thoughts and prayers from the Arena Decklists family. Unfortunately, Gerry has nothing to offer him but the hottest Standard deck lists around. You take what you can get, I guess. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/11/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 20 seconds
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All Will Be One Top 10

After a blissfully long and endlessly exciting preview season, the boys are ready to drill down on the Top 10 cards of All Will Be One. Find out if your favorites made the cut! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/5/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 47 seconds
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Final All Will Be One Previews

Every card from Phyrexia: All Will Be One has been previewed and the hits keep coming. Gerry and Bryan do a deep two-hour dive on the newest cards, although a large chunk of that two hours is spent reminiscing about all the cool throwbacks in the set. Oops. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Phyrexian Vindicator - 9:45 Crawling Chorus - 13:31 Duelist of Deep Faith - 17:16 Planar Disruption - 18:07 Tekuthal, Inquiry Dominus - 19:23 Jace, the Perfected Mind -23:30 Prologue to Phyresis - 27:03 Malcator's Watcher - 28:50 Distorted Curiosity - 29:58 Bring the Ending - 31:10 Thrummingbird - 31:41 Minor Misstep - 32:09 Vraan, Executioner Thane - 36:32 Drown in Ichor - 39:48 Vat of Rebirth - 41:09 Solphim, Mayhem Dominus - 43:48 Capricious Hellraiser - 46:50 Exuberant Fuseling - 51:36 Churning Reservoir - 52:53 Sawblade Scamp - 54:38 Gleeful Demolition - 57:01 Nahiri's Sacrifice - 58:57 Cacophony Scamp - 1:03:34 Thrun, Breaker of Silence - 1:04:37 Tyrannax Rex - 1:10:50 Nissa, Ascended Animist - 1:14:56 Evolved Spinoderm - 1:20:38 Evolving Adaptive - 1:21:42 Rustvine Cultivator - 1:23:10 Viral Spawning - 1:27:03 Thirsting Roots - 1:32:20 Atraxa, Grand Unifier - 1:34:38 Voidwing Hybrid - 1:38:31 Sword of Forge and Frontier - 1:39:20 Argentum Masticore - 1:45:56 The Filigree Sylex - 1:49:53 Tablet of Compleation - 1:52:34 Prophetic Prism - 1:54:07 Dross Spellbomb - 1:54:28 Furnace Spellbomb - 1:54:50 ETB tapped Spheres - 1:56:12 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/28/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 27 seconds
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Second Look At All Will Be One

Gerry and Bryan gave glowing reviews for part one and the hits keep coming! Strap in, and get ready to talk about some truly exciting Magic cards. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/20/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 10 seconds
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First Look at All Will Be One

Gerry and Bryan are sitting down to take a look at All Will Be One, and early reviews are off the charts. Multi-format all-stars abound, and we're only starting to scratch the surface of this set. All this, plus the boys go for mani/pedis. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Kaito, Dancing Shadow - 5:52 Lukka, Bound to Ruin - 11:22 Kaya, Intangible Slayer - 18:48 Nahiri, the Unforgiving - 23:00 Not confirmed spoiler 1 - 33:56 Not confirmed spoiler 2 - 38:29 Not confirmed spoiler 3 - 47:56 Not confirmed spoiler 4 - 51:00 Not confirmed spoiler 5 - 53:07 Not confirmed spoiler 6 - 55:58 Not confirmed spoiler 7 - 58:58 Not confirmed spoiler 8 - 1:01:51 Not confirmed spoiler 9 - 1:03:48 Not confirmed spoiler 10 - 1:09:56 Not confirmed spoiler 11 - 1:11:15 Not confirmed spoiler 12 - 1:14:00 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/15/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Solid Six Out Of Ten Episode

After spewing all their content last week and Magic having a slow week, Gerry and Bryan don’t have much to talk about except a relatively tame set of Modern results. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Amulet - 14:52 Archon of Cruelty - 17:27 Izzet Murktide - 22:36 Yawgmoth - 28:11 Hammer - 33:53 Keruga Elementals - 39:59 Goblins - 43:49 Storm Scale - 46:02 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/6/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 46 seconds
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2022 in Review

Once again, it’s been a year. Gerry and Bryan gather round the virtual fireside for a little chat, reviewing EVERY SINGLE Magic release this year. Obviously, this takes about three hours. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Astrology lands - 2:32 Chris Cox - 8:39 Innistrad Double Feature - 12:19 Secret Lair Street Fighter - 15:23 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty - 28:54 Reinstatement tabletop pro tour - 37:58 Challenger decks - 51:14 Explorer - 54:11 Streets of New Capenna - 55:10 Pro Tour Season starts - 1:00:00 Alchemy - 1:02:07 Commander Legends - 1:05:45 Booster pack price increase - 1:11:15 Double Masters - 1:15:38 Spellslingers mobile game - 1:22:53 Dominaria United - 1:29:27 Infinity - 1:34:48 MTGO transfers servers - 1:42:03 Magic 30 - 1:44:11 Pioneer Challenger decks - 1:47:48 Daily MTG overhaul - 1:49:45 Brother's War - 1:55:05 30th Edition Beta - 1:56:50 Starter Commander - 2:00:50 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/30/20222 hours, 35 minutes, 8 seconds
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Standard Is Actually Good

It’s a bold direction, but Gerry and Bryan decided to have a cozy podcast with zero discourse. Recent Standard events make it seem like Standard is in a great place, so they break down the format and the successful archetypes. And, because they can’t help themselves, they also talk about discourse. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: EDH - 12:15 Standard 1st place Izzet - 18:46 Mono-White - 23:44 Grixis - 33:53 Mono-Red - 38:09 Mono-Blue - 39:42 6th place - 41:44 7th place - 44:37 8th place - 45:37 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/23/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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First Look at All Will Be One

It’s time for new Magic cards! Again! The boys are catching up with Phyrexia’s latest attempt to conquer the multiverse as only they can—with plenty of detours, twists, and turns along the way. Plus, a truly disturbing discovery in the art of an old classic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Magic data science - 25:47 Elesh Nor, Mother of Machines - 43:11 Blue Sun's Twilight - 53:13 Phyrecian Obliterator - 55:20 Koth, Fire of Resistance - 58:22 Slobad, Iron Goblin - 1:00:04 Jor Kadeen, First Goldwarden - 1:06:14 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/16/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 10 seconds
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Modern Is Full Of Nonsense

In the wake of a banning and an artifact-themed set, how has Modern been shaping up? The answer will surprise you, because it sure surprised the hell out of us. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Manaless Charbelcher - 3:20 Amulet - 6:14 Yawgmoth - 8:47 Izzet Murktide - 10:10 Goblins - 12:11 Ad Nauseam - 17:13 Mono-White - 20:15 Mono-Blue Affinity - 25:14 Kannister Goblins - 28:31 Living End - 30:05 Omnath - 31:07 Orzhov Grief Blink - 36:03 Dryad Omanth Bring to Light - 37:34 Bant Stoneforge - 47:54 Tameshi - 52:03 Blue Moon - 58:28 G/W Company - 1:03:54 Obosh Red - 1:06:13 R/G Storm - 1:09:41 More White Midrange - 1:14:46 Burn - 1:16:35 Esper - 1:19:19 Rakdos - 1:21:59 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/9/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Discourse Episode

This week, Gerry cruelly goads Bryan into an episode of mono-hot takes. Is the stack empty? Is capitalism a shining beacon of truth, ensuring that only the best products get made and sold? Is Alchemy the best format in Magic? No… but we’ll talk about it all anyway! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Magic 30 - 16:38 Tournament grinder discourse - 48:36 Chris Pikula history lesson - 55:24 The Arena Graph - 1:13:51 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/2/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 46 seconds
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Reviewing the First Regional Championships

Meta-game data from the first RC is now flowing thanks to some hard work from the community, and the boys have plenty to weigh in on. How insufferable will Bryan be after Lotus Field showed up as the top performing deck? What archetype was a complete and total scam? Why do both boys think the biggest gainer on the weekend was Mono-Green Devotion... with a 48% win-rate?!? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Mono-Green Devotion - 11:34 Lotus Field - 25:50 Fire of Invention decks - 34:47 Mono-White Humans - 54:31 U/R Phoenix - 1:00:11 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/26/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 24 seconds
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Brothers' War Arrives With a... Noise?

Gerry and Bryan want to get excited about Brothers' War, but with barren Standard tournament attendance and no Standard streamers on Twitch, where are new cards supposed to go to get showcased? Is it time to give up and make every set Modern Horizons? The boys make due with what they've got and share their stories from Standard and even talk a little Pioneer in advance of the upcoming Regional Championship. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Why aren't people playing Standard? - 7:22 Standard metagame - 22:32 Is Black still dominant? - 28:57 Other decks Gerry looked at - 37:22 Limited - 50:55 Pioneer - 58:46 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/18/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 16 seconds
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Definitely Not a Top 10 Show

With the boys hitting levels of pre-release excitement not seen for quite some time, they're queuing up a new approach for their review of the "best" cards in The Brothers' War. Hear, in no particular order, the 10ish cards that got their creative juices flowing and have them stoked to play with Magic's latest set! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Blanchwood Prowler - 6:00 Fortified Beachhead - 10:49 Hostile Negotiation - 17:17 Lay Down Arms - 27:07 Obliterating Bolt - 31:24 Arcane Proxy - 38:44 Third Path Iconoclast - 44:55 Bladecoil Serpent - 49:22 Citanul Stalwart - 53:58 Phyrexian Fleshgorger - 1:02:08 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/12/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 33 seconds
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Final Brothers’ War Previews!

With almost the entire set previewed, Gerry and Bryan have a lot to cover. Brother’s War is a wild set with powerful applications for every Magic format and they even managed to sneak in some exciting reprints! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Calamity's Wake - 10:06 In the Trenches - 13:21 Kayla's Command - 15:19 Lay Down Arms - 18:23 Myrel, Shield of Argive - 24:04 Siege Veteran - 27:07 Soul Partition - 27:26 Hurkyl's, Final Mediatation - 30:42 One with the Multiverse - 32:52 Skystrike Officer - 35:10 Urza's Command - 37:17 Ashnod, Flesh Mechanist - 38:27 Gix's Command - 41:14 Misery's Shadow - 42:26 Brotherhood's End - 45:36 Mishra's Command - 47:53 Saheeli, Filigree Master - 58:06 Skyfisher Spider - 1:00:44 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/4/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Brothers' War is Underway

Never-ending preview season kicks off again, and after a peak in at the Magic World Championships, it's time to look at new cards from The Brothers' War. Find out what Gerry and Bryan think of this absolute gaggle of Mishras and Urzas. All this, and a catastrophic conclusion to CatWatch 2022. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: 1:11 - Cat update 10:49 - Worlds 22:43 - Mishra, Excavation Prodigy 31:26 - Mishra, Tamer of Mak Fawa 33:32 - Urza, Prince of Kroog 38:01 - Teferi, Temporal Pilgrim 40:58 - Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor 45:16 - Titania, Voice of Gaea 53:06 - Phyrexian Fleshgorger arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/28/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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Look How They Massacred My Standard

Standard has a new look and… oh wait, it’s still Jund dominating events. But Jund’s performance in the first week post-bans only tells part of the story. Jund lists continue to evolve and cards like The Kami War and Plaza of Heroes are starting to flex their muscles. Find out where the boys see Standard heading in the coming weeks! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/standard-challenge-2022-10-16 https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/standard-challenge-2022-10-17 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: 0:40 - Legacy tournament 16:14 - Standard Arena PTQ 20:54 - Standard MTGO challenges 1:02:03 - Bryan's cat situation arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/21/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ach! Bans, Run! It's a New Standard!

And Modern too! The boys weigh in and early reviews say... not bad! Find out what Gerry has been crushing Arena with, where Modern goes from here, and get the details on a special event Gerry is playing that uses the greatest ban list of all time--all supplemental products! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Legacy Tournament - 1:23 B&R - 14:38 Which companion is next? - 21:03 Standard - 34:45 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/14/202258 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Straw that Broke the Podcast's Back

Strap in. The boys have opinions. $250 dollar booster packs stuffed with cards you can't play anywhere, one of the worst designs in Magic history, the foretold Post Malone Secret Lair, and, of course, Transformers... It's been a heck of a week. And it's got one of the hosts contemplating a move they've never considered before. Did we just reach Magic's tipping point? Also, how about another preview season!? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/7/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pioneer Guy Appears

Bryan couldn’t make it this week, so Gerry recruited Pioneer specialist Todd Anderson to hang out, catch up, and get his perspective on Pioneer and which decks are actually good. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Cooking & Streaming with Todd - 1:21 OP system thoughts - 25:19 Mono-Green - 43:24 Abzan Greasefang - 49:37 Mono-White Humans - 55:15 Rakdos Midrange - 58:36 Azorius Control - 1:07:16 Spirits - 1:08:31 Jund Sac - 1:10:04 Izzet Phoenix - 1:12:29 Lotus Field - 1:17:47 Mono-Red - 1:20:35 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/1/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 55 seconds
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To Unfinity and Beyond

Standard season marches on and the first seeds of innovation have been planted. Gruul Aggro, Bant, and Izzet Control have begun to make appearances, but there's even wackier stuff going on if you're willing to dig a little deeper. Plus, you know the boys love them some discourse--what's their take on Unfinity preview season? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Unfinity & Pauper - 19:18 Standard Challenges - 43:40 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/22/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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Every Format in Magic

The boys are doing their best to diversify. Obviously there are post-Dominaria check-ins on Standard, Modern, and Pioneer. But would you believe the boys find the time to talk Limited and gasp Legacy this week!!?? Find out what's got the guys waxing on every format in Magic, and why Scarwood hag is way closer to a masterpiece than a disaster. https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/event-coverage/video-draft-tech-mill-yourself-gerry-thompson-2011-11-18 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Legacy - 1:20 Black Midrange in Standard - 19:10 Pioneer - 34:51 Design question for Bryan - 39:46 Throwing shade at Andrew Brown - 52:26 Modern - 1:01:04 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/16/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dominaria United Top 10

Dominaria United is a difficult set to evaluate, but Gerry and Bryan are going to try. With several cards on the Top 10 list that are either busted or unplayable, it's an episode that's... interesting. Timestamps: Honorable mentions - 3:18 10 - 15:06 9 - 17:12 8 - 20:39 7 - 24:31 6 - 25:56 5 - 27:15 4 - 29:30 3 - 31:07 2 - 33:11 1 - 38:10 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/10/202252 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dominaria United First Results

Week 1 of Magic’s newest set is in the books, and the boys are hard at work reviewing the results. Find out what’s impressed so far in Standard, Pioneer, and even get a quick check in on Modern! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/10/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dominaria United Top 10

Dominaria United is a difficult set to evaluate, but Gerry and Bryan are going to try. With several cards on the Top 10 list that are either busted or unplayable, it's an episode that's... interesting. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Honorable mentions - 3:18 10 - 15:06 9 - 17:12 8 - 20:39 7 - 24:31 6 - 25:56 5 - 27:15 4 - 29:30 3 - 31:07 2 - 33:11 1 - 38:10 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/5/202252 minutes, 4 seconds
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Final Dominaria United Review

At this point, Dominaria United is out on MTG Arena, but Gerry and Bryan haven't even finished reviewing the set yet! Get their final thoughts before their Top 10 show in a couple days. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Defiler of Instinct - 4:21 The Elder Dragon War - 7:30 Radha's Firebrand - 9:25 Squee, Dubious Monarch - 16:15 Sprouting Goblin - 19:13 Hurloon Battle Hymn- 21:50 Fires of Victory - 23:12 Electrostatic Infantry - 25:34 Phoenix Chick - 27:21 Silverback Elder - 30:30 The World Spell - 35:54 Urborg Lhurgoyf - 37:42 Defiler of Vigor - 38:39 Leaf-Crowned Visionary - 41:06 Quirion Beastcaller - 41:55 Llanowar Greenwidow - 43:17 Tear Asunder - 46:08 Ajani, Sleeper Agent - 47:23 Rith, Liberated Primeval - 54:33 Soul of Windgrace - 1:01:29 Ertai Resurrected - 1:03:52 Meria, Scholar of Antiquity - 1:06:52 Stenn, Paranoid Partisan - 1:09:32 Uurg, Spawn of Turg 1:11:23 Baird, Argivian Recruiter - 1:12:29 Karn, Living Legacy - 1:13:12 Timeless Lotus - 1:15:43 Relic of Legends - 1:16:48 Plaza of Heroes - 1:20:23 Thran Portal - 1:21:16 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/2/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 30 seconds
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Will Dominaria United Bring Back Standard?

After missing last week, Gerry and Bryan have plenty of Dominaria United previews to catch up on. There's not one, but two cards Gerry thinks were made just for him, and that's just in the first half of the set! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Serra Paragon - 8:09 Valiant Veteran - 11:33 Leyline Binding - 12:36 Danitha, Benalia's Hope - 15:19 Anointed Peacekeeper - 16:36 Defiler of Faith - 18:39 Guardian of New Benalia - 22:45 Aether Channeler - 26:33 Vodalian Hexcatcher - 28:36 Haughty Djinn - 30:03 Vodalian Mindsinger - 32:08 Defiler of Dreams - 33:37 Founding the Third Path - 35:28 Joint Exploration - 38:30 Protect the Negotiators - 40:44 Tolarian Terror - 41:34 Liliana of the Veil - 44:06 Sheoldred the Apocolypse - 45:53 Drag to the Bottom - 47:59 Defiler of Flesh - 49:19 Stronghold Arena - 51:05 Braids, Arisen Nightmare - 54:41 Sheoldred's Restoration - 56:12 Pilfer - 57:52 Cut Down - 1:01:15 Writhing Necromass - 1:03:59 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/26/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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RCQs March On!

As the qualifying season continues, Gerry and Bryan continue to keep tabs on all of the most important news and formats. This week, the boys are talking about Modern, Magic’s 30 anniversary celebration, and their favorite genres of music. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/12/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Pioneering Podcast

Despite already having his invite, Gerry hit the road to observe a few Pioneer PTQs this week. Hear what underappreciated tool he built his deck around as the boys weigh in on all the best decks in Pioneer. And this time around, they're reading the front AND THE BACK of their cards! Timestamps: Bryan's RCQ - 3:20 Mono Green - 19:17 Rakdos Sacrifice - 28:46 Judges at PTQs - 42:58 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/5/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dominaria United and a Pioneer Near Miss

The boys are back with a show covering a menagerie of topics, including their first impressions of Dominaria United! Also featuring Bryan’s PTQ top 8 flameout, how and when to goldfish, recruiting others to join your cult, and the importance of clear communication in Magic. Something for everyone! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/29/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 30 seconds
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Gerry Wins An RCQ!

It's been a while, but Gerry played paper Magic and won his first RCQ with the Omnath deck he's been talking about for months. Is 4c Omnath the absolute best deck to be playing in Modern or are there weaknesses to exploit? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/22/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Modern Test Sesh

With their first PTQs just around the corner, it's time for the guys to get to work and do some playtesting. Thankfully, one of them seems to understand that, and Gerry has a weekend's worth of observations about the best decks in Modern. And Bryan... well he definitely bought some new Magic cards! You can't say the team doesn't understand their strengths and weaknesses! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Marvel Snap - 9:27 Steam deck - 24:31 Modern metagame - 27:50 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/15/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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Reviewing Magic Online PTQs

PTQs are in full swing, including on Magic Online where huge fields competed in both Pioneer and Modern. Find out what the boys are sleeving up for their own events, and what they think of this week’s developments. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/8/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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Preparing for a PTQ Season

Just like old times, the boys are doing their best to get everyone ready for a PTQ season! This particular episode is designed to serve as a timeless guide to the small steps you can take along the way to guide yourself to success. From deck selection tips to evaluating your opponents, there’s something here to give everyone the edge they’re searching for in securing that (now hypothetical) blue envelope! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/1/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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Explorer Crash Course

With Bryan working on other things, it’s up to Gerry to teach him everything he needs to know about Explorer! Bryan wants to know which decks are best, how the metagame is shifting, and even forces Gerry to give his personal recommendations. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/17/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 14 seconds
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Mason Clark, The 4c Omnath Expert

With Bryan currently traveling across the world, Gerry is joined by Dreamhack Dallas winner Mason Clark. They talk about how he keeps winning with Omnath in Modern, why they call him eSports, and even drop some hot takes. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Dreamhack Dallas Modern discussion - 13:19 Pioneer Bans - 1:11:16 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/9/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 58 seconds
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A Brief Exploration of Explorer

And we do mean brief. The boys intended to talk about Arena’s newest format in depth but pressing matters like turtles, international travel, and the difference between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat took over the broadcast. We’ll get ‘em next time! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Bryan's travel - 1:00 Pete from SCG interview - 27:23 Sealed PTQ results - 54:15 Explorer - 1:12:01 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/3/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 4 seconds
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Standard After The Capenna Championship

#MTGSNC had a huge impact on Standard. Gerry and Bryan cover the highlights and innovation of this powerful eight set Standard format (and the pitfalls of hosting large tournaments on MTG Arena). Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Streets of New Capenna championship - 13:31 Arena problems - 18:39 Historic - 35:44 Standard metagame breakdown - 40:48 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/27/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mastering Streets of New Capenna Limited

When Gerry T decides he likes a limited format, the world better watch out. He's been living on Arena for the past few weeks, crushing New Capenna limited on his way to Mythic. Now, he's ready to share his wisdom with Bryan (and you!). A can't miss show for everyone planning on participating in the upcoming Arena Championship Qualifiers! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/20/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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More Complaining, Plus Some Pioneer Content

It's another week and that means another #wotcgaffe. The boys air their greivances about WotC's mistreatment of Carmen Handy and even have enough time to chastise SCG for loosening their covid restrictions. If you want to get straight to the Pioneer content, I suppose you skip to the 35 minute mark, but why would you? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/13/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 57 seconds
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New Capenna Modern Deck Dump

New Capenna is here and as is tradition, the boys are checking in on its influence in Modern. While it may not be the deepest set in Modern’s history, there are still plenty of shakeups to be found if you know where to look! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/6/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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Just When I Thought I Was Out They Pull Me Back In

Magic: Arena must have gotten word that Gerry and Bryan felt spurned lately, because they came back this week with a desperate plea to keep them gaming and spending wildcards. A new format, organized play, de-emphasizing ladder… it almost sounds too good to be true. But was it enough to win the boys back? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/28/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Top 10 Cards of New Capenna

New Capenna is almost here, and if you’re looking to find out who will be running these Streets after it’s release, you’ve come to the right place. Hint: his name starts with an “O” and ends with a “B”. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/22/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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New Capenna Previews Continue

Treasure these days before we get to fully dive into the treasure that is Streets of New Capenna. What new treasures will we be adding from this set to our treasuries? What will United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen name as the card she treasures the most? Also, does returning to the same mechanics repeatedly have diminishing returns? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/15/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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Streets of New Capenna Previews

Magic’s latest set has started to hit the streets, and early reviews of New Capenna are solid. Does a trio of old friends herald a return to a planeswalker dominated Standard? Does Modern’s newest combo have what it takes to shake up the format? How good is Gerry’s Godfather impersonation? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/9/20221 hour, 39 seconds
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A Not-So Disappointing Announcement for MTG Players

It’s been a rough few years for competitive Magic, but the boys are finally seeing a light at the end of tunnel. Hear them break down Magic’s new Organized Play system as only they can, and find out if today’s announcement was enough to get them off the bench and battling again. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/1/202256 minutes, 57 seconds
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A Disappointing Announcement For MTG Arena Players

The most recent Weekly MTG stream opened up a conversation on MTG Arena's economy and the playerbase is not happy. Gerry and Bryan break down some of the finer points of the stream and share their own frustrations. Plus, a bit of Modern. Feel free to use the alternate title "Is Wizards Smoking Halo?" Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists twitch.tv/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/18/20221 hour, 53 seconds
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Pro Tour Preview Show

It'll always be a Pro Tour to us. The boys are taking a crash course in Historic and Alchemy, as they review the most played archetypes for this weekends big Magic: the Gathering event (name as yet unclear). Find out what archetypes have them excited to tune in, and how you can enjoy the show along with them! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: (00:44) - Lurrus banned (4:00) - Content on ArenaDecklists website (19:21) - Historic and Alchemy as formats (25:03) - Gerry WOTC story (29:32) - Historic archetypes (48:54) - Alchemy archetypes arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/11/20221 hour, 12 seconds
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New Capenna And A Modern Tier List

It's time for new Magic cards, and New Capenna is kicking off with some serious upgrades for our future manabases. The present is a hot topic of discussion as well, as the boys talk through a recent Modern Tier List published on www.arenadecklists.gg , and attempt to atone for leaving out your favorite deck. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: (O:40) - What grinds Gerry's gears? (16:09) - Shard Triomes (37:27) - Modern Tier 1 (53:40) - Tier 1.5 (1:00:21) - Tier 2 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/4/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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Standard, Or Something

Ostensibly, this is an episode of a Magic: the Gathering podcast focused on Standard. There will be talk about good cards and good decks. There will also be talk about general malaise, the end of a content creation era, and what the future holds for the Arena Decklists crew. Take the good with the bad, and have a listen. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Alchemy Historic updates - 6:36 Standard - 23:38 Content discourse - 50:09 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/25/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 26 seconds
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The First Standard Decklists With MTGNEO

Magic Online had the first Standard tournaments with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty and the results are in! Did Kamigawa finally fix Standard or should we all go play Pioneer instead? As expected, Gerry and Bryan also cover plenty of nonsense, including their future in content creation, hedge funds, mental health, and more. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Life updates - 0:30 Alta Fox - 14:50 Izzet - 33:13 Orzhov - 40:47 Jeskai - 49:29 Esper Control - 54:28 Gruul - 56:01 Mono-White - 56:56 Mono-Red - 59:06 Azorius Control - 1:05:59 Mono-Green - 1:11:40 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/18/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Top 10 Cards of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty

Magic's newest set has arrived, and the boys are overflowing with praise for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. One card type in particular is dominating a stacked Top 10, but rest assured this episode has a little something for every type of mage. Even if you just want to yell at them for blowing their number one pick, there's a good chance you will get your wish! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: #10 - 4:31 #9 - 7:55 #8 - 12:59 #7 - 16:08 #6 - 18:36 #5 - 21:31 #4 - 27:18 #3 - 30:00 #2 - 38:37 #1 - 44:55 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/11/202253 minutes, 48 seconds
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Kamigawa Previews Continue

Magic’s newest set marches closer and despite their best efforts to be curmudgeons, Gerry and Bryan are getting hyped. Oddly, the guys seem to think this return to Kamigawa has a chance to make as much of a splash in older formats as it does in Standard. What cards have caught their eyes? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/4/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 32 seconds
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Unemployment, Tanukis, and Kamigawa

It’s been an interesting week in Magic: the Gathering. This episode talks about everything you’ve been wanting to know, and some things you most definitely did not want to hear about. Descriptions won’t do this justice, so just take a listen. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Greater Tanuki - 23:07 The Reality Chip - 29:39 Life of Toshiro Umezawa - 33:18 Azusa's Many Journeys - 38:03 Michiko's Reign of Truth - 40:45 The Dragon-Kami Reborn - 42:46 Boseiju, Who Endures - 50:55 Enthusiastic Mechanaut - 55:00 Secluded Courtyard - 59:30 Tezzeret, Betrayers of Flesh - 1:06:33 The Wandering Emperor - 1:10:11 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/28/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Keys To The Castle (Vantress)

The unthinkable has happened. The powers-that-be in Magic: the Gathering have given Gerry and Bryan complete autonomy, and are allowing them to alter every B+R list in Magic (obv not really). What is in store for your favorite format? Standard, Modern, Legacy... even Commander are all going under the microscope in this unique look at format health! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Commander - 1:26 Pauper - 17:08 Vintage - 31:46 Legacy - 34:21 Pioneer - 44:37 Modern - 52:15 Standard - 1:07:46 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/21/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 41 seconds
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If You Must Play The Alchemy Open

Let's be frank. The Arena Decklists boys don't think it makes any sense to give the Alchemy format your money right now. But, if you have already spent the wildcards or just hate value, the cast refuses to hang you out to dry. Using the patented Gerry T Bucket System, they give you the tools you need to think about the format critically and take home the cash this weekend. Also featuring the now-requisite amount of nonsense and outrage! Enjoy! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Alchemy Open - 8:07 Pillars of the format - 17:22 Inquisitor Captain - 44:29 Key to the Archive - 49:38 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/14/202259 minutes, 29 seconds
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Listen to this Pioneer Episode or You Never Get Another One

This is it friends. Your one chance. A lot of people have been professing their love for Pioneer lately. Despite our fears that we might be making our least listened to episode ever, we caved and gave you our review of all the decks in the latest Pioneer deck dump. If you love Pioneer, this is your moment! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Yorion Fires - 11:28 Rakdos - 14:11 Naya Winota - 17:45 Boros Burn - 19:45 Niv-Mizzet Reborn - 21:56 Arclight Phoenix - 23:37 Boros - 31:24 Temur Company - 33:25 Abzan Humans - 37:44 4-Color Ascendancy - 39:34 Dimir Control - 46:27 Mono-Red - 49:40 Azorius Control - 51:17 Jund Food - 53:09 Vampires - 55:45 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/7/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Modern Deck Dump Is Back Again

An Arena Decklists classic returns! Gerry and Bryan are trolling through the Modern league results to see what’s popping in everyone’s favorite format. Why do they hate your favorite deck? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/31/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 20 seconds
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An Ode to the Greatest: Magic Online and Animals

Alright friends, strap in for this one. It's gonna get weird. It's a slow news week for Magic: the Gathering, so the boys are talking about every thing under the sun. From the history of Magic: Online to their future plans for pet ownership, no topic is off-limits! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/24/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Previews Are Here!

Preview season is never ending, and the boys are ready for their first peek at Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty… well, kinda. In addition, we’ve got our first look at the Alchemy metagame, and an Arena Decklists consensus pick for best deck in the format! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/17/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Top 10 New Alchemy Cards

Just like that, Magic newest format is here and being played, and it brought with it some new toys. Like they do with any set, Gerry and Bryan are putting you out ahead of the field and letting you know what cards are about to shape Alchemy! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/10/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 43 seconds
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Welcome to the Alchemy Decklists Podcast

Alright… maybe it’s not time for a name change quite yet. But a new Arena only format is here, and the boys are dropping their hot takes about the announcement of Alchemy. On a scale of “comatose” to “old man yells at clouds,” where do Gerry and Bryan fall on yet another bold new experiment for Magic’s digital age? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/3/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hullbreaker Horror Is The Only Thing That Matters In Standard

Hullbreaker Horror was dramatically under-hyped during preview season and now it's the most exciting card in Standard! Is it more oppressive than Alrund's Epiphany as a finisher? Gerry and Bryan sound off and provide some solutions. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/19/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Innistrad: Crimson Vow Top 10

Is Innistrad: Crimson Vow enough to shake up a less than ideal Standard metagame? Gerry and Bryan discuss the strongest cards in the set and where they fit in. 3:39 - DM Concealing Curtains 11:32 - HM Cemetery Prowler 13:19 - HM Welcoming Vampire 17:36 - Fell Stinger 19:46 - Hopeful Initiate 23:14 - Voldaren Bloodcaster 25:51 - Voltaic Visionary 28:14 - Fleeting Spirit 32:28 - Inspired Idea 34:54 - Hullbreaker Horror 41:38 - Wandering Mind 44:57 - Overcharged Amalgam 47:20 - Ascendant Packleader Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/11/202156 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Most Interesting Previews From Innistrad: Crimson Vow

It's only been one week of previews and there's already plenty of cards poised to shake up Standard. Gerry and Bryan choose some of their favorites to discuss their impact and get you ready for the biggest wedding of the year! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi http://arenadecklists.gg http://patreon.com/arenadecklists http://youtube.com/arenadecklists https://twitter.com/arenadecklists https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango
11/5/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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Cracking the Historic Metagame

This weekend’s qualifiers have everyone focused on Historic, and Bryan and Gerry are no exception. The guys have been tracking the metagame carefully, and while the Tier 0 of the format won’t surprise anyone who’s been paying attention, there are some last minute developments that have the potential to turn the format on its ear. Even if you’ve got your deck locked in, you can’t afford to skip this Historic run down! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/28/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Road to SCG Con

Many of you are gearing up for your first big Magic tournament in a long time, and you know Gerry and Bryan aren't going to leave you hanging. They've got plenty of thoughts to get you ready for SCG Con on every topic imaginable. Magic finance, Standard, Modern, and more--every thing you could possibly need to know before a trip to Roanoke is right here! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/22/20211 hour, 34 minutes, 22 seconds
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Historic Bans and a Standard Update

Format changes are back on the menu, and this time, it’s Tibalt’s Trickery and Memory Lapse being put on ice. Where does this leave Historic now? Meanwhile, Worlds has come and gone, and a new champion has been crowned. Did he bring a new metagame along with him? All this, and all kinds of other strange things on this week’s Arena Decklists! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/15/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Decklists of the Magic World Championships

Magic’s biggest tournament of the year is just around the corner, and we’ve got the decklists in our hands. Gerry and Bryan have picked their favorites for the tournament, but a brilliant piece of deckbuilding has both guys pulling for a dark horse competitor. What decks should you be laddering with before it’s too late? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/8/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Best Decks in Standard

The Standard metagame is starting to take shape, and it's quickly dividing into contenders and pretenders. Two strategies in particular stand out above the rest, and Gerry and Bryan have plenty of thoughts on how to optimize the best decks. Don't miss the latest builds, sideboard tech, and strategies for Standard, alongside your usual dose of nonsense, all on this week's Arena Decklists! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/1/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 7 seconds
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New Standard is Finally Here!

Rotation has finally come and the guys first review says (drumroll) it’s excellent! Underplayed cards, a metagame breakdown, and their takes on the best decks in the format are all here in this episode! Don’t miss it! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/24/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Top 13 Cards of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

Innistrad is finally here, and the boys are back with their spookiest set review ever. In keeping with the flavor of the season, they're counting down the top 13 cards in a set that they both feel has revitalized Standard. Find out what you need to craft today! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/17/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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More Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Previews

The hits keep coming from Magic's newest set. Both Gerry and Bryan have some high praise for Innistrads design, and this jumbo-sized show goes over the many cards they just can't wait to get their hands on. Plus their early frontrunner for best card in the set is still flying way under the radar, are they delusional or ahead of the curve? Listen and find out! 1:12 - Adversary Cycle 12:33 - Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset 16:53 - Sigardian Savior 18:43 - Lier, Disciple of the Drowned 20:50 - Moonveil Regent 26:08 - The Meathook Massacre 29:09 - Tovolar's Huntmaster 31:07 - Florian, Voldaren Scion 33:45 - Katilda, Dawnhart Headwitch 37:04 - Rite of Harmony 43:43 - Slogurk, the Oversline 45:16 - Dire-Strain Rampage 47:30 - Old Stickfingers 49:38 - Can't Stay Away 51:26 - Ghoulcaller's Harvest 55:54 - Hostile Hostel 58:41 - Sacred Fire 1:00:02 - Rootcoil Creeper 1:01:06 - Memory Deluge 1:04:22 - Fateful Absence 1:06:17 - Faithful Mending 1:08:51 - Kessig Naturalist 1:10:33 - Sneak into Festival 1:12:08 - Augur of Autumn 1:14:30 - Willow Geist 1:17:28 - Deathbonnet Sprout 1:18:52 - Suspicious Stowaway 1:22:18 - Slaughter Specialist 1:24:00 - Falkenrath Pit Fighter 1:26:08 - Reckless Stormseeker 1:27:24 - Briarbridge Tracker 1:28:11 - Curse of Silence 1:31:12 - Fading Hope 1:32:50 - Cathartic Pyre 1:34:32 - Ambitious Farmhand 1:36:02 - Sunset Revelry 1:38:43 - Turn the Earth 1:41:31 - Delver of Secrets 1:42:13 - Thermo-Alchemist 1:47:05 - Eaten Alive Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/10/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 45 seconds
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Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Previews

We’re back to preview season, and it’s time to turn our attention to a brand new Standard format! The guys give their breakdown of Innistrad’s “new” mechanics and let you know which of the new cards have them howling at the moon. Awoooooooo!!! Midnight Hunt Mechanics - 1:48 Dual lands - 8:46 Brutal Cathar - 12:09 Enduring Angel - 15:25 Doll Stitcher - 19:11 Secrets of the Key - 22:25 Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia - 29:59 Festival Crasher - 32:42 Snarling Wolf - 34:07 Tovolar, Dire Overlord - 35:51 Arlinn, the Pack's Hope - 38:21 Sigarda, Champion of Light - 41:01 Galvanic Iteration - 43:24 A Little Historic - 46:09 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/3/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Historic Horizons is Finally Here

After a bit of a delay, Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is finally available on Magic: Arena, and Gerry and Bryan wasted no time getting to work. Day 1 was all about Vesperlark and Dragon’s Rage Channeler for the boys, and they’ve already starting forming some new rules of engagement for the format. All this, and reactions to this week’s big Magic announcements. 5:32 - 2021 Showcase 33:41 - Historic Horizons Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/27/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ask Us Anything

Gerry and Bryan are taking advantage of a slow Magic week to take questions from their Patrons! What burning questions are on everyone’s mind? Listen and find out! arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/13/20212 hours, 35 seconds
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Two Sets Worth of Previews!

The digital ink hasn’t even dried on Jumpstart Modern Horizons, and it’s already time for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! Good news, it’s come out of the gates firing. How did seven little cards get Gerry and Bryan so hyped? Plus, a final review and must craft list for Jumpstart Modern Horizons and… a heartfelt, sincere apology to WotC?!?! Triskadekaphile - 5:43 Consider - 7:17 Play With Fire - 14:00 Infernal Grasp - 17:13 Join the Dance - 19:54 Champion of the Perished - 22:52 Wrenn and Seven - 24:56 Jumpstart Historic Horizons Highlights - 33:05 Izzet Decks - 36:03 Other Archetypes - 40:19 Soulherder Decks - 45:19 Emry Artifact Decks - 47:58 Shamans - 50:31 Davriel Twin - 51:10 Archmage's Carm - 57:36 The Top 10 - 1:02:44 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/6/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jumpstart Historic Horizons Previews

Yes, Jumpstart Historic Horizons is the name of a real Magic release in 2021, and it probably won’t shock you that the boys have thoughts on this one. They break down the addition of some of the strongest cards in Historic’s… history. Davriel's Withering - 28:46 Davriel, Soul Broker - 35:41 Longtusk Stalker - 42:02 Seasoned Pyromancer - 44:37 Managorger Phoenix - 45:25 Hardened Scales - 47:51 Kiora, the Tide's Fury - 49:47 Ranger-Captain of Eos - 51:25 Sarkhan, Wanderer to Shiv - 52:32 The First Sliver - 53:12 Yawgmoth, Thran Physician - 53:33 Bloodbraid Maruader - 54:17 Breya's Apprentice - 55:17 Chitterspitter - 55:44 Dark Salvation, Diregraf Colossus, Undead Auger - 55:56 Esper Sentinel, Thalia's Lieutenant - 56:46 Goblin Engineer- 57:31 Lonis, Cryptozoologist - 58:10 Nettlecyst - 59:46 Pool of Vigorous Growth - 1:00:02 Priest of Fell Rites - 1:01:34 Return to the Ranks - 1:01:51 Sanctum Weaver, Sterling Grove - 1:03:34 Subversive Acolyte - 1:05:56 Thought Monitor - 1:06:49 Tome of the Infinite - 1:07:20 Dragon's Rage Channeler - 1:08:35 Shoreline Scout - 1:10:57 Unholy Heat - 1:11:49 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/30/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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Turns Out Brainstorm is Powerful

In a shocking and unexpected turn of events, Brainstorm has proven to be too good for Historic. Where does that leave things in Historic now? Is Izzet Phoenix still the deck to beat? Plus, a check in on Modern and Standard! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/23/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Past, Present, and Future of Standard

Gerry and Bryan are enjoying their time in the Forgotten Realms, and both have been impressed with the quality of the decks they've been brewing up in Standard. Find out what cards they've been maximizing for the past week, and why they think there is still potential for a last minute format shake up. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/16/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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Top 10 Cards of Dungeons and Dragons: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

After a slow start, preview season eventually kicked into high gear and the guys are now singing AFR’s praises. This Top 10 list is loaded with cards that they believe can be big difference makers—even in the current high-powered Standard environment. Listen up and get a head start on Week 1 of new Standard! 00:47 - Worlds Talk 4:10 - Top 10 Warm Up 8:30 - Honorable Mention: Demilich 11:53 - Creature Lands 14:59 - Ebondeath, Dracolich 18:24 - Flameskull 20:06 - Loyal Warhound 23:18 - Grand Master of Flowers 27:57 - Prosperous Innkeeper 31:40 - Shambling Ghast 42:12 - Werewolf Pack Leader 45:15 - Iymrith, Desert Doom 50:26 - Orcus, Prince of Undeath Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/9/20211 hour, 4 seconds
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The Forgotten Realms Deserve Their Name

Thus far, our Adventures in The Forgotten Realms have been… well, forgettable. Gerry and Bryan are still doing their usual breakdown of the new cards, but very little has caught their eye for constructed play. Luckily this frees up plenty of time for a special guest, and Cedric Phillips is here to present his take on the Magic OP controversy. 00:11 - Cedric Brings the Heat 41:18 - Flavor Words 49:38 - Oswald Fiddlebender 51:03 - Blackstaff of Waterdeep 52:30 - You See A Guard Approach 53:10 - Contact Another Plane 54:52 - Shambling Ghast 56:02 - Gelatinous Cube 57:18 - Flameskull 58:30 - Minion of the Mighty 1:00:03 - Zalto, Fire Giant Duke 1:00:36 - Zariel, Archduke of Avernus 1:02:10 - Circle of Dreams Druid 1:02:53 - Werewolf Pack Leader 1:04:17 - Varis, Silverymoon Ranger 1:06:01 - Orcus, Prince of Undeath 1:08:08 - Triumphant Adventurer 1:09:32 - Volo, Guide to Monsters 1:11:35 - Kalain, Reclusive Painter 1:12:34 - Demilich 1:16:27 - Creature lands Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/2/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 13 seconds
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750,000 Reasons to Be Angry

Make no mistake about it, the boys are fired up this week! With Wizards retroactively cutting prize support for the second time in the midst of their most profitable run ever, Gerry and Bryan are taking the gloves off and letting you know what they really think of the unfettered greed seeping its way into their favorite game. Also, some stuff about new Magic sets and Modern. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/25/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Deep Dive: Golgari Food is the Best Deck in Modern

Gerry T has been living in the queues since Modern Horizons 2 dropped, and he’s whipped up the best version of the best deck. The combination of Asmor and Urza’s Saga is this set’s Hogaak, and if you want to win in Modern, you owe it to yourself to learn how Gerry has positioned this deck for success. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/18/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Most Important Cards of Modern Horizons 2

Gerry and Bryan are back together and looking at the Modern Horizons 2 cards that have flipped the format upside down. How long do they think Urza’s Saga will last? What cards are over and underrated right now? Why is Bryan so upset about last week’s episode? Tune in and find out! 5:24 - Time Warp Banning 14:00 - Constructed Talks 17:15 - Urza's Saga / Asmor Decks 31:22 - Dauthi Voidwalker 35:30 - Esper Sentinel 36:51 - Dragon's Rage Channeler/Ragavan 42:48 - Counterspell 46:02 - Murktide Regent 47:55 - Kaldra Compleat 49:29 - Shardless Agent 55:49 - Scion of Draco / Territorial Kavu 58:58 - Vindicate 1:00:51 - Ignoble Hierarch 1:01:50 - Imperial Recruiter 1:07:34 - Solitude Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/11/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 34 seconds
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A Different Kind Of Set Review

Bryan is off this week, so @cedricaphillips makes a guest appearance. Rather than do a boring set review, they share untold stories about some of the reprints from Modern Horizons 2. Braids: 1:00:29 Upheaveal: 1:06:20 Patriarch's Bidding: 1:10:17 Imperial Recruiter: 1:22:15 Solitary Confinement: 1:27:31 Yavimaya Elder: 1:32:47 Quirion Ranger: 1:41:20 Shardless Agent: 1:46:38 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/4/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Modern Horizons Meltdown

Things are heating up in Modern Horizons 2 preview season, and Gerry and Bryan are spending plenty of time breaking down the hottest new prints. Find out what cards are about to change the face of Modern forever! Plus, a disagreement so intense that Bryan threatens to leave the podcast?!?! Solitude - 10:52 Esper Sentinel - 17:08 Svyelun, God of Sea and Sky - 20:06 Subtlety - 22:09 Persist - 25:44 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer - 32:58 Calibrated Blast - 36:33 Obsidian Charmaw - 39:01 Dragon's Rage Channeler - 42:17 Ignoble Hierarch - 46:33 Gaea's Will - 49:40 Territorial Kavu - 50:57 General Ferrous Rokiric - 53:26 Asmor - 56:32 Priest of Fell Rites - 1:04:34 Grist, the Hunger Tide - 1:08:01 Sword of Hearth and Home - 1:11:27 Scion of Draco - 1:13:03 Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - 1:15:28 REPRINTS Enchantress's Presence - 1:19:03 Sterling Grove - 1:19:03 Solitary Confinement - 1:19:03 Upheaval - 1:19:03 Flame Rift - 1:19:03 Quirion Ranger - 1:19:03 Imperial Recruiter - 1:19:03 Goblin Bombardment - 1:19:03 Patriarch's Bidding - 1:19:03 Zuran Orb - 1:19:03 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/28/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 54 seconds
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Three Sets Worth of Previews!?!

Somehow this week has provided the guys with new cards from three different sets to talk about! Historic Anthology 5, Modern Horizons 2, and D&D: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms are all explored with that classic Arena Decklists lens. No matter what format you’re focused on, this monster cast has something for you! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/21/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Future of Professional Magic

With Wizards of the Coast again taking a hammer to organized play, the guys are left weighing in on yet another cataclysmic change to the Magic landscape. Did they really discuss ending the podcast? Do they have any optimism that this could actually be a good thing? Join the boys as they progress through however many stages of grief there are, and mourn the passing of this latest incarnation of professional Magic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/14/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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First Look at Modern Horizons 2

Get ready for a little bit of everything as Gerry and Bryan talk through a huge day of announcements! They’re not only taking their first look at Modern Horizons 2, but there’s even a few cards from the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons crossover to discuss. All this and the usual “everything else” on this week’s episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/7/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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Strixhaven Schools Standard... Sort Of

Strixhaven’s initial appearance on the Standard stage didn’t really blow anyone’s socks off, but beneath a static top of the metagame, Gerry and Bryan see some potential. They’ve bonded over a love for a surprise deck that you won’t see coming, and they’re still holding on to hope that Sacrifice decks are starting to figure things out. If you’re not satisfied with the status quo, let Gerry and Bryan guide you forward! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi 15:12 - Sultai Titans' Nest 33:37 - Dimir Rogues 43:40 - Adventures Decks/Izzet Dragons 52:11 - Mono-Red 53:39 - Mono-White 58:14 - Cycling 1:00:38 - Rakdos Sacrifice 1:16:40 - Transmogrify arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/30/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 57 seconds
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Strixhaven meets Modern

A little something for everyone in this episode, as Gerry and Bryan check in with the latest Modern league on Magic Online, but also spend plenty of time checking in with Standard, Historic, and telling stories about the good old days like the out of touch geriatrics that they are. Two full hours of Strixhaven goodness, ready to be beamed directly into your earballs! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-league-2021-04-20 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Living End - 23:25 Sultai Midrange - 26:12 Infect - 28:34 Lantern - 30:08 Yorion Enigmatic Incarnation - 32:01 Neoform - 36:52 Esper Control - 41:26 Gruul Valakut - 43:10 Nivmagus Elemental - 47:08 Winota - 51:28 Storm - 52:15 Dredge - 54:48 Jeskai Control - 59:57 Amulet - 1:03:30 Ad Nauseam - 1:04:56 Gruul Prison - 1:26:31 Yorion Fires - 1:09:36 Prowess - 1:15:53 Eternal Command - 1:22:28 Sultai - 1:28:47 U/W Tron - 1:38:40 Yawgmoth Combo - 1:48:17 Grixis Lurrus - 1:54:32 Kiki Chord - 1:58:37 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/24/20212 hours, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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Strixhaven Day One

Gerry and Bryan have spent their first post-Strixhaven day on the ladder, and results are surprising! Is there really a card that might have what it takes to reshape Standard? Meanwhile, Historic is a brand new format, and they think they're onto the best deck there too. Let their labor save your wildcards! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Early Access - 2:55 Plumb the Forbidden - 11:45 Sedgemoor Witch - 26:40 Sultai is the litmus test - 31:09 Selesnya Magecraft - 32:16 Blade Historian - 35:33 U/R Dragons - 43:04 Historic - 45:24 Izzet Phoenix - 51:11 Time Warp - 1:01:14 Inquisition of Kozilek - 1:04:54 Mind's Desire - 1:06:20 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/17/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Not-Top 10 Cards of Strixhaven

For the first time in podcast history, Gerry and Bryan are at a loss when it comes to ranking the cards in a new set! Why did the boys pass on making a Top 10 list this go around? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Velomachus Lorehold - 7:12 Galazeth Prismari - 11:33 Beledros Witherbloom - 14:34 Blade Historian - 17:43 Multiple Choice - 21:03 Sedgemoor Witch - 22:04 Callous Bloodmage - 25:05 Expressive Iteration - 26:10 Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios - 34:46 Mila, Crafty Companion - 41:49 Tempted by the Oriq - 44:56 Elite Spellbinder - 47:09 Professor of Symbology - 49:27 Emergent Sequence - 52:35 Mavinda, Students’ Advocate - 54:59 Unwilling Ingredient - 1:04:09 Eureka Moment - 1:07:06 Daemogoth Titan - 1:10:58 The Biblioplex - 1:13:54 Codie, Vociferous Codex - 1:16:09 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/9/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Top 10 Historic Cards in Strixhaven's Mystical Archive

Strixhaven's Mystical Archive is about to revolutionize the Historic format, and that means that one Top 10 list just won't cut it for this set. Gerry and Bryan are letting you know the ten (or more) cards that are about to change everything. No Historic player can afford to skip this episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Mystical Archive pre-bans - 5:48 Honorable mentions - 13:46 #10 - 25:15 #9 - 29:18 #8 - 35:05 #7 - 37:45 #6 - 42:47 #5 - 46:59 #4 - 50:46 #3 - 53:18 #2 - 56:55 #1 - 1:10:17 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/3/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 20 seconds
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Our First Look at Strixhaven

Preview season already!?! No complaints here, as the guys get to reviewing both the new cards in Strixhaven and the reprints about to hit the Historic format. Plus, the debut of Arena iOS and how the guys anticipate their gaming habits will be influenced. Spoiler: it’s toilet Magic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Arena on IOS - 0:27 New dual lands - 19:11 Commands - 27:04 Quandrix Command - 33:04 Professor Onyx - 40:10 Rowan and Will - 45:26 Kasmina, Enigma Sage - 52:57 Professor of Symbology - 56:00 Shadrix Silverquill - 1:05:58 Mystical Archive - 1:14:46 Time Warp - 1:30:53 Abundant Harvest - 1:32:13 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/26/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to Get Ahead in Historic

With big events coming up and a couple of key new prints impacting the format, it’s time to take another look at Historic. The guys are breaking down the format in their classic style, letting you know what they think of the usual suspects and trying to identify what has the potential to be the next big thing. Hint: it’s Death’s Shadow. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Death's Shadow - 8:44 Dealing with Shadow mirrors - 29:17 Company decks - 35:16 Angels - 39:40 Goblins - 42:39 Elves - 44:25 Vampires - 49:17 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/19/20211 hour, 31 seconds
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The Marvelous Metamorphosis of Modern

It's been a while, but with a return to live Magic creeping slowly closer, the guys decided it was time to check back in on everyone's least/most favorite format: Modern! There are a lot of questions to be answered such as: where did all these Slivers come from? What does Bryan have against Lightning Skelementals? And is it finally time to put our Primeval Titans to rest? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Scapeshift - 1:21 Mono-White Martyr - 7:29 Bring to Light - 8:17 Living End - 10:26 Goblins - 12:49 Bring to Light Scapeshift - 15:32 Burn - 18:46 Yawgmoth Combo - 21:08 Jeskai Polymorph - 25:38 Grixis Prowess - 28:47 Amulet - 31:35 Selesnya Company - 35:12 80 card D&T - 40:19 Colossus Hammer - 44:49 Dimir Control - 47:48 Bryan's finance habits - 55:53 Golgari Midrange - 1:07:17 Oops All Spells - 1:09:42 Selesnya Company - 1:15:45 Twin - 1:22:20 Azorius Control - 1:28:43 Ad Nauseam - 1:30:10 Elves - 1:32:50 Grixis Control - 1:34:12 Mono-Green Eldrazi - 1:37:11 Slivers - 1:39:03 Mono-Red Midrange - 1:42:53 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/13/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 22 seconds
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Standard Still Surprises

After a weekend of play at the highest level, Standard revealed that it still had some new tricks up its sleeve. What deck spent the weekend moving forward by going back in time? What under-respected archetype is just waiting to reward you for mastering it? How come no one is talking about Dredge in Standard? Add in some thoughts on parenting from two guys who couldn’t care for a potted plant, and you’ve got another can’t miss episode on your hands! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/6/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 8 seconds
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You Shall Not Pass... On This Podcast

Another day, another huge announcement from Wizards of the Coast, and to the surprise of no one Gerry and Bryan are... fine with it? Are we sure this is right? Why are the guys happily taking their Magic cards to Mordor and beyond? Plus, a look at the decks currently dominating Standard, and an impassioned defense of Nickelback. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Wizards news announcement - 0:57 Nickelback discussion - 3:08 D&D set - 9:27 Is there an IP you're hoping for? - 22:40 Standard - 28:06 Naya Adventures - 37:21 Mono-Red Snow - 46:42 Mono-White - 51:54 Rogues - 1:00:15 Sultai - 1:05:02 Rakdos - 1:05:50 Temur Obosh - 1:08:01 Dimir Rogues - 1:18:18 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/26/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 11 seconds
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Your Guide To The Kaldheim Sealed Arena Open

In an Arena Decklists first, Gerry and Bryan turn their attention to Magic's greatest format--Limited! They're here to get you prepared for this weekend's Kaldheim Sealed Arena Open. If you're looking to take home that sweet $2,000 dollar prize, you can't afford to sit this episode out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Arena Open Entry & Payout Options - 1:51 Play vs Draw - 8:00 Sideboarding - 19:55 Risk vs Reward in Deckbuilding - 36:58 Kaldheim Sealed - 51:11 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/18/20211 hour, 54 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Biggest Ban Announcement Ever

Sweeping change has come to almost every Magic format, and Uro (and some of its most notorious pals) have been left out in the cold. Where do we go from here? Let Gerry and Bryan tell you in this special bonus episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Why did it take so long? - 1:46 Historic - 6:51 Pioneer - 12:44 Modern - 17:52 Legacy - 36:22 Vintage - 52:36 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/16/202154 minutes, 46 seconds
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Is Sultai the Standard Deck To Beat Yet Again?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Sultai just might be the best deck in Standard. However, Gerry and Bryan are more optimistic about their chances of fighting back this time, and they’re here to highlight a bevy of decks that might have what it takes to compete. Plus, breaking news and Bryan browbeats Gerry into teaching everyone Sealed for the upcoming Arena Open! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: How broken was Modern? - 7:15 Uro Ban announcement - 9:57 Possible sealed episode? - 18:32 Standard - 32:59 Sultai Ultimatum - 35:20 Temur Adventures - 51:28 Mono-Blue - 55:07 Mono-Red - 1:02:54 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/12/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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Kaldheim Deck Dump

The first decks of Kaldheim Standard have arrived and you know Gerry and Bryan can’t wait to dive in. Come explore the innovations (and conspicuous absences) from the first Magic Online league! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Boros Showdown - 6:14 Rogues - 8:18 Mono-Green - 11:47 Gruul - 16:47 Rakdos Sacrifice - 21:07 Mardu Pyromancer - 24:36 Mono-White - 30:16 Naya Showdown - 37:01 Dimir Control - 46:15 Boros Showdown - 51:06 Temur Ramp - 59:14 Mono-Red - 1:02:38 Cycling - 1:07:25 Mono-White - 1:09:23 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/5/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 41 seconds
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The First Days of Kaldheim Standard

No sleep. No food. No Genshin Impact or Teamfight Tactics. The boys lived on Magic Arena for the first day of Kaldheim’s release, and they’re already seeing the trends emerge. What has impressed and what has come up short? What important principles must deckbuilders keep in mind? Why is Haste the keyword you need to focus on right now? The answers are all here! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/30/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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Kaldheim Top 10s

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: Gerry and Bryan’s Top 10 list of the best cards in Kaldheim is here! Plus a bonus look at their Top 5 commons and uncommons in the set. Not to go full clickbait, but their number one card might shock you! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Commons & uncommons - 4:05 Honorable mentions - 4:26 #5 - 6:46 #4 - 7:42 #3 - 9:43 #2 - 10:56 #1 - 13:59 Rare honorable mentions - 18:01 #10 - 30:43 #9 - 37:25 #8 - 46:17 #7 - 48:40 #6 - 50:55 #5 - 54:15 #4 - 56:02 #3 - 58:34 #2 - 1:02:34 #1 - 1:09:55 Gerry's Aeon Chronicler story - 1:24:21 2007 Nationals Decklists: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/event-coverage/decklists-top-8-decks-2007-07-28 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/22/20211 hour, 36 minutes
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Kaldheim is Heating Up

After a less than stellar start to the preview season, the last few days have brought some exciting new cards to Kaldheim. As always, the boys are following their own path, and there are a lot of hyped cards that they’re ready to completely pass on. At the same time, they’re starting to identify a couple cards giving off “broken” vibes. Listen and find out where your favorites fall! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Reidane, God of Justice - 0:30 Starnheim Unleashed - 10:25 Usher of the Fallen - 14:30 Ascendant Spirit - 16:51 Cosmos Charger - 20:55 Duskwielder - 24:03 Burning-Rune Demon - 26:25 Egon, God of Death - 29:03 Eradicator Valkyrie - 33:56 Skemfar Avenger - 36:06 Blood on the Snow - 37:11 Quakebringer - 41:52 Goldspan Dragon - 44:58 Jorn, God of Winter - 49:07 Esika, God of the Tree - 54:41 Esika's Chariot - 59:35 In Search of Greatness - 1:02:08 Battle of Frost and Fire - 1:08:09 Firja's Punishment - 1:09:25 Kardur's Vicious Return - 1:12:55 Waking the Trolls - 1:15:55 Harald, King of Skemfar - 1:17:24 Harald Unites the Elves - 1:18:36 Karfell Port - 1:24:57 Surtland Frozenflame - 1:27:38 The World Tree - 1:28:42 Faceless Haven - 1:33:42 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/16/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 2 seconds
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More Kaldheim Previews!

Magic’s newest set continues its preview season, and we’re starting to get to the good stuff. Some of these cards are being dramatically misevaluated right now, and Gerry and Bryan are here to set the record straight. Get your head start in new Standard! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Snow lands - 3:38 Frost Bite - 7:26 Niko Aris - 8:47 Valki, God of Lies - 15:41 Invasion of the Giants - 23:20 Glimpse the Cosmos - 27:06 Binding the Old Gods - 31:06 Behold the Multiverse - 33:44 Sigrid, God-Favored - 37:57 Masked Vandal - 40:16 Elvish Warmaster - 41:54 Alrund, God of the Cosmos - 44:22 Alrund's Epiphany - 48:10 Old-Growth Troll - 50:55 Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider - 54:16 Koll, the Forgemaster - 56:58 Reflections of Littjara - 58:12 Question of the week - 1:12:30 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/8/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Top 5s of 2020

The New Year is upon us, and that means it’s time to bid a not so fond farewell to 2020. What better way to do so than spending a couple hours with the guys as they go over their favorites (and least favorites) from the past year. Magic, movies, music, and more... it’s all in this mammoth episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Top 5 MTG players - 7:08 What will MTG look like in the future - 11:30 Top 5 card of 2020 - 20:03 Top 5 formats - 34:33 Top 5 video games - 44:19 Top 5 anime - 59:58 Top 5 tv shows - 1:05:05 Top 5 albums - 1:16:26 Top 5 movies - 1:23:02 Top 5 books - 1:24:45 Top 5 least favorite cards - 1:40:18 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/1/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 46 seconds
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A First Look at Kaldheim

It’s the most magical time of the year... preview season!! A whole host of exciting new Magic cards have the guys feeling festive. Hear their takes on what cards are destined to shake up your favorite formats. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Historic - 1:25 Halvar, God of Battle - 5:13 Pathways - 13:10 Kaya the Inexorable - 18:30 Magda, Brazan Outlaw - 25:12 Toski, Bearer of Secrets - 32:14 Sarulf, Realm Eater - 36:56 Showdown of Skalds - 45:33 Realmwalker - 47:11 Pyre of Heroes - 52:04 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/25/202059 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Ultimate Guide to Magic Content w/ Emma Handy

Hope you’re ready for an episode that’s been years in the making! Before she leaves for Wizards of the Coast, Emma Handy makes her long overdue Arena Decklists debut to talk about Magic content as both a creator and consumer. Whether you’re looking to get in the content creation game yourself, or just increase the benefit derived from the media you follow, there’s something in this episode for everyone. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/18/20201 hour, 49 minutes, 14 seconds
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Getting Ready For a Historic Weekend

With two big Historic events on tap this weekend, Gerry and Bryan are diving into the results of the Zendikar Rising Championships to figure out what to play. The usual suspects are all discussed, but there’s also a new deck that’s starting to catch the team’s attention. On top of that, the guys weigh in on aliens, quicksand, and how Gerry can stop setting himself on fire. This episode might have gone a little off the rails... Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Lack of patience with Uro - 1:51 Gerry's laptop problem - 6:12 Sultai vs 4 Color - 18:52 Sacrifice decks - 33:53 Goblins - 42:22 Azorius Auras - 45:54 Azorius Control - 48:56 Colorless Ramp - 52:25 Question of the week - 1:00:45 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/12/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Decks of the Zendikar Rising Championship

High-level Magic is back on the menu this week, and Gerry and Bryan are perusing the decklists from both formats of the Zendikar Rising Championship. What decks do they love, like, and loathe? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Zendikar Rising Championship - 0:40 Standard Overview - 6:08 Yorion decks - 21:05 Historic - 35:59 Are players copying Gerry less? - 38:58 Fringe decks - 54:46 Secret Lairs and YouTube - 1:10:26 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
12/5/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Deep Dive on Historic Rakdos Sacrifice

When Gerry and Bryan are in perfect agreement on a deck, it’s usually time to take notice! Both of the boys have fallen in love with Gerry’s unique take on Rakdos Sacrifice, and they’re here to break down exactly what makes the deck tick. Pick up the best deck in Historic before the word gets out! 3 Woe Strider 2 Castle Locthwain 4 Cauldron Familiar 4 Witch's Oven 4 Fabled Passage 4 Claim the Firstborn 4 Mayhem Devil 4 Priest of Forgotten Gods 3 Midnight Reaper 4 Scrapheap Scrounger 4 Bomat Courier 3 Dragonskull Summit 2 Thoughtseize 4 Blood Crypt 3 Mountain 7 Swamp 1 Phyrexian Tower Sideboard 2 Soul-Guide Lantern 3 Witch's Vengeance 3 Noxious Grasp 1 Bedevil 2 Abrade 2 Chandra, Torch of Defiance 2 Thoughtseize Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Decklist - 4:08 Trimming 3 drops - 15:50 Core interactions - 26:12 Sideboarding - 33:42 Why Collected Company doesn't belong - 53:07 Giving Thanks - 1:01:43 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/28/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Best Decks In Historic Post-Kaladesh Remastered

This week the focus remains on Historic, as Gerry and Bryan try to unpack all the effects of Kaladesh Remastered. The early days of the format have been packed with surprises, as some hyped cards fizzled out and some underrated gems have established themselves as format staples. If you’re participating in this weekend’s SCG Tour Online, this is a can’t miss episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Questions of the week - 3:02 Sultai Midrange - 17:20 WOTC curating Historic - 24:06 Aetherworks Marvel - 31:55 Mono-red - 48:37 Gruul - 52:35 Auras - 55:21 Colorless Ramp - 56:39 Jund Sacrifice - 1:00:21 Rakdos Pyromancer - 1:05:10 Vehicles - 1:07:15 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/20/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kaladesh Remastered Shakes Up Historic

With Kaladesh Remastered hitting MTG Arena this week, Bryan and Gerry comb through the set and point out all of the potential haymakers that may impact the Historic format. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Aetherworks Marvel - 3:37 Fatal Push - 17:25 Winding Constrictor - 18:37 Bomat Courier - 20:43 Scrapheap Scrounger - 23:23 Sram, Senior Edificer - 25:20 Fast Lands - 26:33 Blossoming Defense - 28:47 Metallic Rebuke - 30:18 Heart of Kiran - 33:38 Baral, Chief of Compliance - 35:58 Toolcraft Exemplar - 37:46 Refurbish - 40:35 Torrential Gearhulk - 41:29 Minister of Inquiries - 44:03 Whir of Invention - 45:33 Chandra, Torch of Defiance - 48:27 Aethersphere Harvester - 51:33 Hope of Ghirapur - 52:41 Ceremonious Rejection - 54:20 Skysovereign - 59:56 Question of the week - 1:03:10 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/13/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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These Decks Will Make You Want to Play Modern Again

Gerry and Bryan are back to review the decklists from another Magic Online league, and this time their focus is on Modern! The format is in one of the healthiest states it’s seen in a long time, and a lack of competitive focus on the format seems to be inspiring some wild deck choices. Follow along at https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-league-2020-11-03 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Rakdos Shadow - 2:54 Valakut - 3:40 Eldrazi - 6:10 Zombies - 9:18 Rakdos Midrange - 10:54 Yorion Scapeshift - 12:34 Ghosts of Standard's Past - 15:22 Heliod - 18:22 Field of the Dead - 20:34 Sultai Control - 23:02 Azorius Yorion - 25:01 Humans - 27:55 Izzet Phoenix - 29:13 Amulet - 30:20 Mono-Red Eldrazi - 32:03 Polymorph - 33:37 Storm - 35:35 Jeskai - 38:30 Bant Company - 41:14 Life gain - 42:42 Temur - 46:06 Abzan Company - 49:13 Goblins - 51:20 Gyruda - 52:33 Golgari Midrange - 54:50 Neoform - 56:08 All Spells - 58:03 80 Azorius Yorion - 59:29 Vampires - 1:03:23 Living End - 1:04:10 Sultai Vengvine - 1:05:37 Tribal Zoo - 1:07:55 Battle of Wits - 1:11:32 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
11/7/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 12 seconds
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Standard Is Keeping Us Hooked

Standard has been through some tough times over the past year, but this current incarnation is proving to be a return to form. As Gerry and Bryan get ready to make their return to the caster's booth for the Red Bull Untapped Finals, they're unpacking the results of last weekend's league play. What do they have to say for Yorion? Did Bryan trick everyone into playing a bad deck Week 1 AGAIN? What's the plan for the upcoming Arena Open? All this and more on this week's episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Red Bull Untapped - 1:04 MPL Rivals results - 8:10 Temur - 24:41 Gruul Adventures - 35:55 Arena Open - 46:14 Question of the week - 56:29 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 54 seconds
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Yorion Is The New Enemy

This is a big weekend for tournament Magic and Yorion is the headliner. What caused its meteoric rise and can anything stop it? Gerry and Bryan share their experiences with the different Yorion variants, their mirror match strategies, and the other decks in the format that have their attention. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: MPL & Rivals - 0:50 Standard Yorin - 11:28 Lukka setups - 27:58 Rogues - 36:27 Adventures - 46:00 Ramp - 51:11 Fake Blue Tron - 59:57 Rakdos & Mono Green Food - 1:04:35 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/23/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Pillars of New Standard

Magic is back baby! Sweeping bans have finally made the format feel fresh again, and Gerry and Bryan have been hard at work figuring out the rules of engagement for new Standard. They present their pillars, and explain how the presence of five format defining cards should be shaping your deck building in the coming weeks. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: B&R - 3:41 What Standard looks like now - 15:35 The Great Henge - 20:36 Heartless Act - 30:34 Ruin Crab - 34:39 Food decks - 39:37 Embercleave - 42:39 Shark Typhoon - 47:49 Skyclave Appartition - 51:30 Izzet Spells - 57:39 Setessan Champion - 1:02:21 Question of the week - 1:14:22 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/15/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Best Decks of Magic’s Grand Finals

Two formats and a small field of some of the best players in the world have left Gerry and Bryan with plenty of food for thought headed into the biggest Magic tournament of the year: the Grand Finals! The guys talk about why the Omnath problem has proven so difficult to solve in Standard, and whether the competitors here have found any glimmers of hope. When it comes to Historic, Omnath is only beginning to assert its dominance. Did anyone in this field find the answer? Also, what video game came out of nowhere this week to consume the lives of our hosts? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Grand Finals small metagame - 8:43 Standard decks - 22:08 Rakdos - 30:11 Historic - 51:12 Question of the week - 1:07:40 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/9/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 9 seconds
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Standard Isn’t Solved

Look, the bans didn’t go exactly how Gerry and Bryan had hoped. Omnath remains a huge fixture of Standard, and engines are still the order of the day. However, there’s still work to be done and moves to make. The guys are hard at work, both figuring out the best version of Omnath and the best way to fight it. Hear what’s been working for them, and learn about Standard’s surprisingly deep second tier. Do any dark horse archetypes have what it takes to unseat the four-armed menace? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Uro Ban & Playing Omnath - 2:44 Mono-Red - 25:53 Mono-Green - 35:38 Gruul Adventures - 40:23 4 Color Adventures - 47:22 Mill - 54:17 Dimir Control - 1:05:03 Rogues - 1:12:18 Question of the week - 1:21:38 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
10/2/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Standard Problems Require Modern Solutions

Wow. Prior to the actual release of Zendikar Rising, bans are already on the horizon. Why does this keep happening, and what do Gerry and Bryan think needs to change to prevent bans in the future? What cards do they expect to get the axe? Is this the straw that breaks the camel’s back when it comes to player morale? It’s not all bad news this week though. With Standard temporarily on ice, the guys check in on a Modern league, and find a format picking up some exciting new tools from Zendikar Rising. Is Modern the best format in Magic again? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Incoming B&R announcement? - 0:55 Modern - 29:37 Neoform - 40:44 Mono-White Taxes - 42:08 Scourge of the Skyclaves - 46:01 Grixis Shadow - 48:42 Belcher - 52:33 Niv-Mizzet vs Omnath - 55:21 Uro Ramp - 57:50 Naya Landfall Scapeshift - 1:01:59 Kiki Chord - 1:05:07 8 Crab - 1:08:56 Azorius Control - 1:11:00 Jeskai Control - 1:14:08 Eldrazi Tron - 1:16:54 Better Scourge Decks - 1:18:58 Question of the week - 1:27:51 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/24/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 12 seconds
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New Standard, Old Tricks

With a couple days of new Standard under their belt, Gerry and Bryan are ready to share their first impressions. And those impressions are generally summed up by a simple mantra: "Play Omnath and Lotus Cobra." Drawing your deck on Turn 4, turns producing dozens of mana, passively gaining tons of life, ample card advantage... It's all possible for Four-Color Genesis Ultimatum. Is there any hope, or are we doomed to another two years of Standard defined by ramp? 4 Omnath, Locus of Creation (ZNR) 232 1 Mountain (UND) 94 2 Island (UND) 90 1 Plains (UND) 88 4 Lotus Cobra (ZNR) 193 4 Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (THB) 229 4 Genesis Ultimatum (IKO) 189 3 Radha, Heart of Keld (M21) 224 4 Dryad of the Ilysian Grove (THB) 169 2 Forest (UND) 96 4 Fabled Passage (ELD) 244 2 Riverglide Pathway (ZNR) 264 3 Cragcrown Pathway (ZNR) 261 4 Tangled Florahedron (ZNR) 211 1 Bala Ged Recovery (ZNR) 180 4 Turntimber Symbiosis (ZNR) 215 4 Escape to the Wilds (ELD) 189 1 Thassa's Oracle (THB) 73 2 Spikefield Hazard (ZNR) 166 4 Shatterskull Smashing (ZNR) 161 2 Glasspool Mimic (ZNR) 60 Sideboard 2 Spikefield Hazard (ZNR) 166 3 Valakut Exploration (ZNR) 175 4 Mystical Dispute (ELD) 58 3 Elder Gargaroth (M21) 179 3 Redcap Melee (ELD) 135 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Gerry and Bryan's Omnath lists - 4:43 How to combat Omnath - 12:54 Reevaluating DFCs - 32:13 Janelle was right - 49:55 Question of the week - 59:49 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/19/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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Zendikar Rising Top 10

Gerry and Bryan have been hard at work building decks for new Standard, and their work has unveiled a bevy of new information about the format. Cards have been rapidly moving up and down their personal rankings, and they discuss each and every card they considered for inclusion in their Top 10s. If you're looking for a head start on deckbuilding come release week, you CANNOT miss this episode. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Pathways - 7:49 Omnath - 16:14 Bloodchief's Thirst - 21:37 Nullpriest of Oblivion - 24:29 Orah, Skyclave Hierophant - 28:06 Acquisitions Expert - 30:56 Zareth San, the Trickster - 36:22 Skyclave Apparition - 47:16 Akoum Hellhound - 50:30 Jace, Mirror Mage - 56:53 Magmatic Channeler - 1:00:20 Ancient Greenwarden - 1:05:07 Bala Ged Recovery & Shatterskull Smashing - 1:15:59 Ranking DFC mythic spell lands - 1:27:13 Gerry's Top 10 - 1:38:23 Bryan's Top 10 - 1:39:48 Question of the week - 1:47:56 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/11/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 23 seconds
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Zendikar Rising Previews Continue

A whole bunch of new Zendikar Rising cards have been previewed and Gerry and Bryan have opinions in this monster episode. What mechanic has the guys feeling some real trepidation at first glance? What creature have they already picked out as one of the best cards in the set? Why can’t Gerry convert in Fall Guys? All this and some bonus talk about the best deck in Historic! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Pathways - 2:33 Archon of Emeria - 12:18 Archpriest of Iona - 15:56 Emeria's Call - 19:08 Skyclave Apparation - 29:05 Confounding Conundrum - 35:15 Merfolk Windrobber - 43:54 Sea Gate Stormcaller - 44:51 Acquisitions Expert - 51:40 Bloodchief's Thirst - 54:16 Coveted Prize - 56:41 Demon's Disciple - 1:00:10 Feed the Swarm - 1:01:12 Mind Carver - 1:04:20 Nighthawk Scavenger - 1:07:40 Soul Shatter - 1:13:04 Thwart the Grave - 1:14:08 Akoum Hellhound - 1:15:54 Ardent Electromancer - 1:17:40 Cleansing Wildfire - 1:19:17 Roiling Vortex - 1:22:00 Skyclave Geopede - 1:26:46 Valakut Awakening - 1:31:08 Bala Ged Recovery - 1:36:09 Lotus Cobra - 1:44:27 Roiling Regrowth - 1:47:34 Tajuru Paragon - 1:48:14 Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate - 1:50:07 Zareth San, the Trickster - 1:51:19 Zagras, Thief of Heartbeats - 1:53:27 Cleric of Life's Bond - 1:57:53 Orah, Skyclave Hierophant - 1:59:31 Kaza, Roil Chaser - 2:00:52 Nissa of Shadowed Boughs - 2:01:52 Omnath, Locus of Creation - 2:08:32 Crawling Barrens - 2:08:09 Question of the week - 2:19:56 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
9/4/20202 hours, 28 minutes, 57 seconds
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Our First Zendikar Rising Previews!

Our first look at Zendikar Rising is here and Gerry and Bryan are already over the moon about one of the new cards! Find out what they think of new versions of Jace and Nahiri, and get their breakdown of the Historic format in a post-Field of the Dead world. Also, does Magic have too many formats right now? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Jace, Mirror Mage - 0:50 Nahiri, Heir of the Ancients - 12:08 Field of the Dead banned....again - 24:56 Historic going forward - 42:18 Question of the week - 1:26:39 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/27/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 8 seconds
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Arena Constructed is Fun Again

With substantial changes in both Arena constructed formats, Gerry and Bryan are finally enjoying themselves again! Standard has a bit of a Sultai problem, but this past week showed there is still a lot of room for innovation. Similarly, Sultai Field occupies the top tier of historic, but there are a bunch of options that are starting to figure out the best way to fight the zombie hordes. Listen and learn how to climb the ladder! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 1:46 Historic - 22:59 Secret Lairs, comics, and baseball cards - 29:02 What is the relationship of Pioneer and Historic? - 59:48 Question of the week - 1:09:02 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/21/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Truth About Standard Sultai

Post-ban Standard has quickly become centered around yet another Simic-based archetype, but Gerry and Bryan aren’t ready to give up hope! The guys are convinced that there are multiple archetypes capable of challenging for the throne, they just need to adjust for the Sultai menace. Hear how Gerry’s finding success with rebuilt classics and how Bryan is changing Sultai to get the largest edge in the mirror. A can’t miss episode for anyone who wants to win in Standard! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Why Gerry hates Sultai control - 0:59 Sultai's weaknesses - 7:31 Rakdos Knights - 17:37 Winota - 18:53 Temur Elementals - 25:16 Temur Adventures - 38:55 Bryan's problems with Sultai - 42:03 Question of the week - 59:34 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/13/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 24 seconds
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Somehow, Another Episode About Bans

After months of player unrest, Wizards stepped in and gave the players the sweeping changes they've been clamoring for! Bans have dramatically transformed Standard and Pioneer overnight. Gerry and Bryan got right to work, and they’re bringing you their analysis and early picks for both formats! Are you ready? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: B&R surprise announcement - 2:45 New Standard - 24:23 Pioneer - 38:36 Historic - 49:57 Question of the week - 1:03:38 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
8/6/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Historic Episode!

With the Arena Open coming up this weekend, Arena Decklists finally gives the people what they’ve been clamoring for—an entire episode focused on Historic! Gerry and Bryan even brought along a special guest in the form of Historic devotee Nick Prince. The trio teams up to let you know exactly what this young format is all about and what they see as the best choice for this coming weekend. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Gathering info on Historic - 1:37 Temur Reclamation - 7:05 Goblins - 16:19 Midrange decks - 22:15 Azorius Spirits - 35:14 Rakdos Sac - 39:37 Kethis & Underworld Breach - 42:45 Mono-Red - 49:07 Humans & Lifegain - 52:03 Orzhov Vampires - 1:02:55 Tempered Steel - 1:03:48 Tiny Bones - 1:05:20 Question of the week - 1:10:36 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/30/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 50 seconds
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The New Faces of Modern and Pioneer

After last week’s bans, Modern and Pioneer events revealed some subtle changes starting to take root. Gerry and Bryan are looking to get one step ahead of the shifts. They got together to identify new trends and potential responses in both formats. If you’ve been dying for a return to classic Arena Decklists metagame analysis, this is the episode for you! Follow along for the Modern PTQ at: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-champ-qual-2020-07-20 Follow along for the Pioneer League at: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-league-2020-07-23 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Modern - 1:11 Wilderness Reclamation - 30:51 Mystic Sanctuary - 38:57 Pioneer - 49:01 Question of the week - 1:19:01 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/24/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bans and Unbans Are Here Again!

Once again, the Banned and Restricted list has shaken up almost every format. Gerry and Bryan are weighing in on what the changes mean, and what new decks are ready to step into the top tiers of their respective formats. Plus, a bold new proposal for how the banned list should operate going forward and thoughts on the ever changing shape of organized play. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: B&R announcement for Historic - 1:51 Pioneer - 19:52 Modern - 36:42 Question of the week - 55:11 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/16/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ask Arena Decklists Anything!

With the rug pulled out from under them by upcoming bans, Gerry and Bryan decide to give a little back to their Patrons and spend THREE HOURS answering every single question they were asked. Get to know more about the guys as people and expect plenty of great Magic insight sprinkled in along the way. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/10/20203 hours, 12 minutes, 28 seconds
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Core Set 2021 Deck Dump

Gerry and Bryan are bringing you an Arena Decklists classic this week—the deck dump! Follow along as they review the best (and worst) of the new Standard decklists, and even talk through a few bonus decks. Follow along at: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/standard-league-2020-07-02 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Mono-Red - 3:53 Jund Food - 6:08 Rakdos Sacrifice - 7:58 Izzet Spells - 12:48 Paw Blade - 17:06 Sultai Ramp - 19:43 Mono-Green - 24:35 Gruul - 28:37 Mono-Black & Vampires - 43:14 Question of the week - 48:08 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
7/3/202056 minutes
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Core Set 2021 Release Day with Yoman_5

Long time friend of the podcast Yoman_5 stops by to discuss his experiences in the Core Set 2021 Streamer Showcase. What cards underwhelmed and impressed? What dormant archetype has been brought back from the dead with the printing of a powerful new rare? What cards are still flying under the radar and just waiting to be unlocked? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/26/202055 minutes, 6 seconds
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Core Set 2021 Top 10!

Gerry and Bryan are back to bring you their look at the best cards in Core Set 2021. In an effort to get you better prepared for your Week 1 tournament, the boys changed the formula a bit and added the reprints to the mix. Plus, Gerry learns what Jumpstart is! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Reprints Honorable Mentions - 4:00 #5 Reprint - 8:31 #4 - 10:26 #3 - 13:14 #2 - 15:42 #1 - 18:49 New Cards Honorable Mentions - 25:09 #5 - 28:06 #4 - 31:15 #3 - 34:20 #2 - 37:47 #1 - 41:51 Question of the week - 55:27 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/18/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Core Set 2021 Previews

Gerry and Bryan are back, and reviewing what we’ve seen so far from Core Set 2021! The last Core Set was deceptively powerful. Do the guys think this new set can live up to its predecessor? What card do they feel is the surefire focal point for our next Standard format? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: B&R Announcement - 3:18 Baneslayer Angel - 6:31 Basri Ket - 7:30 Basri's Lieutenant - 10:13 Seasoned Hollowblade - 13:19 Selfless Savior 13:56 Teferi, Master of Time - 16:47 Archfiend's Vessel - 22:57 Eliminate - 25:22 Liliana, Waker of the Dead - 28:08 Village Rites - 31:18 Chandra, Heart of Fire - 33:17 Chandra's Pyreling - 35:58 Conspicuous Snoop - 36:44 Garruk - 40:07 Llanowar Visionary - 42:31 Solemn Simulacrum - 43:20 Mazemind Tome - 44:33 Sparkhunter Masticore - 47:43 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon - 50:16 Question of the Week - 1:02:36 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
6/11/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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I Can't Breathe

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by an act of police brutality. The eight minutes and forty-six seconds of silence contained in this podcast represent the amount of time the murderer spent with his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck as he struggled to breathe. The Arena Decklists Podcast stands with protesters. We stand with the Black Community. We call for an end to an oppressive system of “justice” that was designed from the ground up to perpetuate white supremacy. For thoughts on race in Magic, we recommend The Cedric A Phillips Podcast: shorturl.at/eQU28 #blacklivesmatter
6/4/20208 minutes, 46 seconds
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Arena Open And Everything Else

Between upcoming bans, various PTQs, and all the other events, there’s a lot to talk about! Gerry and Bryan give their cliff notes on each format, from what’s happening to which deck to play. Eighth Edition Article: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/selecting-eighth-edition-wrapup-2002-11-25 Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: WOTC tweet addressing Companion - 0:47 Historic - 16:31 Pioneer - 22:02 Modern - 30:03 Pauper - 39:55 Legacy - 43: 26 Question of the week - 56:40 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/29/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 50 seconds
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Duplicitous Dealings from Organized Play

Gerry and Bryan have thoughts on recently announced changes to upcoming Pro Tours and as you might expect, they’re fired up! Listen while they bring you up to speed on the curious case of the disappearing two million dollars, and why it’s completely disingenuous to write off the retroactive changes as a necessary reaction to Covid-19. In the midst of all of this, the guys are still bringing you their picks for the best decks in BO1 and BO3 for upcoming events. Plus, Gerry takes a victory lap and a display of the power of positivity! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: OP Discussion - 0:37 Arena Open - 24:12 Hearthstone Announcement - 35:03 B&R Announcement - 44:09 Redbull Untapped - 47:02 Positive moments - 57:32 Question of the week - 1:06:36 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/22/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Huge Weekend of Ikoria Standard!

With two massive Standard tournaments on the docket this weekend, Gerry and Bryan got together to break down all the best decks. What successful archetype is Gerry finally ready to turn his back on? Does Bryan think Temur Adventures is here to stay? What off the radar aggro deck looks like it’s poised for a breakthrough? All this and more on this week’s episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Jeskai Lukka - 10:58 Boros Cycling - 18:05 Temur Elementals - 22:15 Temur Adventures - 23:53 Temur Reclamation - 26:13 Mono-Red Obosh - 35:01 Bant Yorion - 40:42 Winota - 41:29 Jeskai Fires - 44:01 Azorius Control - 48:41 Knights - 54:36 Question of the week - 56:34 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/14/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jeskai Lukka Is A Bad Deck (And Also Busted)

A meme deck quickly rose to the top of Standard, which left Gerry and Bryan reeling. How did this abomination, which completely ignores everything we've learned about Magic deck-building, get to be the best deck in Standard? It might be time we have to unlearn everything we thought was true. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Why Jeskai Lukka is bad - 3:00 Misconceptions - 14:50 Matchups - 30:15 Growth Spiral vs Birth of Meletis - 33:19 Other decks to consider - 47:36 Question of the week - 1:00:30 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/7/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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Modern after Ikoria

Gerry and Bryan are back with an Arena Decklists’ classic: the Modern Deck Dump! Everyone knows Lurrus is public enemy #1 in Modern right now, but what else has Ikoria done to shake up the format? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Shadow - 11:12 RG Atarka - 13:11 Goblins - 16:35 Mono-Blue Tron - 18:45 UR Lutri - 19:54 GW Heliod - 22:10 GB Lurrus - 24:25 Abzan Lurrus - 26:36 Yorion - 28:35 Bant Stoneblade - 35:22 Mono-White Lurrus - 36:57 GW Hardened Scales - 39:35 Yorion Humans - 42:19 Rakdos Lurrus - 46:03 Jund Lurrus - 49:43 Bant Yorion - 54:21 4-color Shadow - 55:25 Burn - 57:00 As Foretold - 57:46 Lurrus Infect - 1:00:01 Living End - 1:03:19 Simic Nexus - 1:06:13 RG Land Destruction - 1:09:54 GrisShoalBrand - 1:15:57 Heartless Summoning Gyruda - 1:20:58 Obosh Gruul - 1:27:47 Dimir Lurrus - 1:33:56 Grixis Lurrus - 1:38:38 Yorion Niv Mizzet - 1:43:47 Question of the Week - 1:48:46 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
5/1/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ikoria’s Companions Are Completely Fine (In Standard)

Have we ever seen such an enormous shake-up in every format due to a single set (or mechanic)? Gerry and Bryan break down each major constructed format but mostly discuss how Standard’s companion hype won’t last forever. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 3:54 Fires - 17:24 Gyruda - 18:17 Yorion - 22:02 Winota - 28:15 Flash - 30:43 Thoughts on Standard Gameplay - 33:52 Pioneer - 44:19 Modern - 44:56 Legacy - 55:10 Question of the week - 1:05:09 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/23/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ikoria Top 10!

After building a ton of new decks, Bryan and Gerry come together to form their Top 10 list for Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths. What card shot up their rankings in record time? What hyped cards didn’t even make the cut? Listen and find out! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Gerry's #10 - 7:16 Bryan's #10 - 13:01 Gerry's #9 - 19:23 Bryan's #9 - 21:40 Gerry's #8 - 26:55 Bryan's #8 - 32:40 Bryan's #7 - 38:55 Gerry's #7 - 46:31 Gerry's #6 - 50:58 #5 - 58:15 #4 - 1:02:01 #3 - 1:05:41 #2 - 1:16:55 #1 - 1:20:40 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/17/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 15 seconds
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Can Ikoria Compete With Standard’s Broken Engines?

In this MONSTER episode, Gerry and Bryan cover the first wave of Ikoria previews. In a vacuum, the set has a ton to offer but will it be enough to compete with Standard’s top tier? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt - 10:09 Narset of the Ancient Way - 16:10 General Kudro of Drannith - 19:42 Offspring's Revenge - 24:03 Song of Creation - 27:22 Sprite Dragon - 33:04 Emergent Ultimatum - 34:15 Jegantha, the Wellspring - 40:34 Gyruda, Doom of Deaths - 49:44 Obosh, the Preypiercer - 51:56 Keruga, the Macrosage - 53:25 Lurrus of the Dream-Den - 55:39 Kaheera, the Orphanguard - 58:55 Fiend Artisan - 1:05:08 Mythos of Snapdax - 1:08:21 Sea-Dasher Octopus - 1:11:41 Question of the Week - 1:28:41 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/10/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 25 seconds
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Michael Majors Returns!

As a founding member of the podcast, Gerry and Bryan welcome back Michael Majors with open arms. He recently left his position at Wizards of the Coast and shares why, what he learned, and what his future in content creation will entail. As a master of deckbuilding and theory, Michael's return is the most exciting news for the Magic community in quite some time. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
4/2/20201 hour, 47 seconds
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Ramping Up Our Standard Coverage

Following a massive expansion of digital organized play, Gerry and Bryan find themselves drawn back into Standard. They’re breaking down the results from the first wave of Arena qualifiers. Do you have to play Uro to have a chance in this format? What former top-tier deck put up an absolutely miserable conversion rate? Plus, a bonus look at Pioneer and Modern events from Magic Online! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 6:16 Temur Reclamation - 17:52 Simic Flash - 22:16 Jeskai Fire - 24:53 Simic Ramp - 28:18 Sultai Midrange - 33:20 Temur Adventures - 35:40 Mono-red - 39:24 Azorius Blink - 44:36 Modern - 58:56 Question of the week - 1:09:39 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/27/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 43 seconds
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Magic in a New World

Gerry and Bryan planned to return to regularly scheduled programming this week, but the news just wouldn’t cooperate. After a rash of cancellations due to COVID-19, the future of Magic changed in an instant. While everyone’s primary focus should be on health and safety, the guys are optimistic that Magic can still play a role in our lives. They offer advice for improving your play in the absence of a competitive scene, and talk about how they intend to pass the time until we are all brought back together for the Gathering again! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/20/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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Coronavirus, B&R, And Everything Else

Gerry and Bryan sit down to discuss Magic’s latest B&R update and how it affects each format. First they have to talk about the massive impact of #coronavirus on competitive Magic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: COVID 19 reactions - 1:17 B&R announcement - 18:40 Modern - 36:56 Azorius Stoneblade - 41:24 Standard - 54:28 Question of the week - 1:10:05 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
3/12/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 40 seconds
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Big Shifts In Standard, Modern, And Pioneer

With a plethora of events on the horizon, Gerry and Bryan check in with each major format in order to prepare you for your upcoming events. Can Azorius Control be stopped? What did stop Amulet Titan? Is anything better than Dimir Inverter? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Hunter Burton Memorial - 0:37 Standard - 9:22 Pioneer - 33:41 Modern - 49:24 Question of the week - 1:15:34 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/28/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 12 seconds
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The GOAT And Brewing To Beat Pioneer’s Top Tier

With Worlds in the books, is it time to change our opinions on who is the greatest player of all time? Gerry says no! Plus, they comb through one of the latest Pioneer deck dumps looking for new brews and new technology. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Is PV the GOAT? - 1:45 Pioneer - 18:31 Mono-Red - 30:58 Simic Ramp - 34:54 U/W Spirits - 36:07 Bant Hexproof - 37:41 G/B Stompy - 42:19 Mono-Green Aggro - 43:54 Selesnya Heliod - 45:33 Sultai Inverter - 48:31 Gruul Possibility Storm - 51:31 Orzhov Midrange - 54:24 Simic Delirium - 1:04:25 Goblins - 1:05:33 U/W Control - 1:11:35 Izzet Ensoul - 1:15:36 Mono-Red Devotion - 1:17:47 W/B Doom Foretold - 1:24:04 Question of the Week - 1:30:00 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/21/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Azorius Control VS Temur Rec Grudge Match

Opinions on the Azorius VS Temur matchup are divisive, so Gerry and Bryan set out to find the truth! They streamed their testing process to their Patrons and now discuss the matchup in-depth, what matters, and how each archetype should be built going forward. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/14/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pioneer Prep for Patrons in Phoenix

In the aftermath of the biggest weekend in Pioneer history, Gerry and Bryan answer their Patrons' burning questions about Pioneer leading into MagicFest Phoenix. Is Niv-Mizzet down for the count? What are the best secondary win conditions in Dimir Inverter? Did Pioneer just become the new Modern overnight? All these questions and more, answered on this week's episode! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Deck selection change for LCQ/other events? - 2:51 Do I have to respect Niv? - 11:55 Advice for a possible disappointing weekend? - 27:10 If I had to switch decks, what to consider? - 35:10 Which events have the best EV? - 39:08 Short list of decks you would play - 41:35 How often you curb deck selection to others? - 47:21 Extraction/leylines trap or good? - 53:12 Thoughts on Gideon of the Trials - 1:04:47 Sultai Inverter nonsense or sweet? - 1:08:03 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
2/7/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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Theros Broke Every Format

We finally return to tournaments this weekend! Gerry and Bryan keep you up to date on what’s been happening in Standard, Modern, and Pioneer for SCG Richmond and the PTs in Brussels and Nagoya. Get their picks for each format! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 4:14 Modern - 30:58 Pioneer - 1:01:30 Question of the week - 1:24:48 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/31/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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Theros Beyond Death Standard Tier List

Gerry and Bryan have been playing a ton of Standard on MTG Arena and are ready to share what the format looks like, what the best decks are, and how to build them. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Tier 1 decks - 3:54 Mono-Black Devotion - 14:37 Simic Ramp - 20:04 Mono-White - 27:20 Tier 2 - 44:29 Gruul Aggro - 57:56 Temur Elementals - 1:05:48 Blue Devotion - 1:07:38 Izzet Phoenix - 1:13:54 Izzet Breach - 1:21:17 Question of the week - 1:26:36 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/24/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 24 seconds
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Theros Beyond Death Top 10!

After building a ton of new decks, Bryan and Gerry come together to form their Top 10 list for Theros Beyond Death. What card shot up their rankings in record time? What hyped cards didn’t even make the cut? Listen and find out! For a behind the scenes look at the creation of this Top 10, be sure to check out their pre-show discussion, available only at patreon.com/arenadecklists Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Honorable mentions - 3:53 #10 - 9:55 #9 - 13:29 #8 - 19:22 #7 - 28:08 #6 - 32:25 #5 - 37:16 #4 - 42:02 #3 - 48:33 #2 - 52:49 #1 - 57:30 Question of the week - 1:06:53 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/17/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Best Decks in Standard for MCQ Weekend

Gerry and Bryan have stayed plugged in to Standard and are ready to bring their metagame analysis to the table prior to this weekend’s Arena MCQ. What top tier decks have rapidly plummeted down the ranks? What surprising option from the past do the guys think it’s time to bring back? Listen now and get ready to score your invite! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Arena PTQ - 1:31 Standard - 12:15 Jeskai Fires - 35:18 Question of the week - 57:56 arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is Theros Beyond Death Another Eldraine?

New year, new previews! Gerry and Bryan comb through the revealed Theros cards and share their thoughts. Does Elspeth make white playable? Is Gray Merchant busted? Will Heliod break Pioneer? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Banishing Light - 4:10 Daxos, Blessed by the Sun - 5:25 Elspeth, Sun's Nemesis - 8:00 Heliod, Sun-Crowned - 13:06 Idyllic Tutor - 19:56 The Birth of Meletis - 21:30 Revoke Existence - 23:47 Ashiok's Erasure - 24:56 Glimpse of Freedom - 26:06 Nadir Kraken - 30:20 Thirst for Meaning - 33:11 Aphemia, the Cacophony - 35:36 Cling to Dust - 37:54 Erebos, Bleak-Hearted - 41:17 Grey Merchant of Asphodel - 43:32 Mire Triton - 48:02 Woe Strider - 50:22 Escape Velocity - 52:16 Ox of Agonas - 55:34 Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded - 57:50 Storm Herald - 59:36 Storm's Wrath - 1:01:09 Underworld Breach - 1:01:51 Underworld Rage-Hound - 1:04:36 Setessan Petitioner - 1:05:12 Setessan Champion - 1:05:28 Nylea, Keen-Eyed - 1:06:24 Staggering Insight - 1:08:20 Ashiok, Nightmare Muse - 1:10:10 Devourer of Memory - 1:12:51 Allure of the Unknown - 1:13:48 Warden of the Chained - 1:18:51 Gallia of the Endless Dance - 1:19:38 Klothys, God of Destiny - 1:21:58 Kunoros, Hound of Athreos - 1:25:04 Nyx Lotus - 1:28:00 Question of the week - 1:32:49 arenadecklists.gg/ patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango
1/3/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Past, Present, And Future Of The Arena Decklists Podcast

Gerry and Bryan chat about everything they’ve learned over the last few years and where they’re headed in the future. Seeking happiness, how you should be interacting with OP, how to become a content creator, and their plans for 2020 are all topics that make this a can’t miss episode. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: GP Portland - 0:26 Standard - 16:31 Life & MTG outlook - 34:22 2019 OP reflections - 1:11:35 Question of the week - 1:26:00 https://arenadecklists.gg/ http://patreon.com/arenadecklists http://youtube.com/arenadecklists http://twitter.com/arenadecklists http://twitter.com/g3rryt http://twitter.com/bryango
12/27/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Only Two Decks To Play In Standard AND Pioneer

Gerry and Bryan are heading to Grand Prix Portland! They have their sights set on the main event but also plan on hitting up the PTQs if things don't go their way. They've narrowed down their options and are in agreement on what archetypes to play but maybe not about the details... Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Pioneer bans - 4:06 Decks besides U/W Control - 9:24 Standard Jund Cat - 28:49 Other decks worth considering for GP Portland - 41:29 Question of the week - 45:50
12/20/201952 minutes, 34 seconds
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MCVII In Review And Pioneer Simic Devotion Deep Dive

It's been a busy week! With #MCVII in the books, Standard is destined to change, but by how much? Food won the tournament but didn't fare well overall. Also, Gerry casually broke Pioneer. Get the inside scoop on Simic Devotion and the matchup breakdown! https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/thompson-article/ Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: MCVII Standard - 4:06 Simic Devotion breakdown - 20:31 Matchups - 35:43 Mono-Black - 38:47 Azorius Control - 44:26 Izzet Phoenix - 57:21 Question of the week - 1:05:17
12/12/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 56 seconds
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Breaking Down ALL #MCVII Decklists

Breaking Down ALL #MCVII Decklists #MCVII is this weekend, and all 67 decklists are released! Gerry and Bryan look at every single decklist in the tournament, breaking down card choices, the metagame, and which decklists you should be watching during the event. https://www.magic.gg/news/all-mythic-championship-vii-standard-decklists Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: MCVII metagame breakdown - 8:26 Esper Control - 18:49 Jeskai Fires - 22:24 Golgari Adventures - 24:20 Golgari Sacrifice - 27:06 Simic Ramp - 28:23 Izzet Flash - 32:23 Jund Sacrifice - 35:31 Azorius Control - 41:36 Simic Flash - 44:00 Sultai Ramp - 53:04 Jund Fires - 56:34 Gruul Adventures - 59:17 Temur Adventures - 1:07:54 Rakdos Fires - 1:10:57 Temur Reclamation - 1:13:30 Five-Color Fires - 1:17:11
12/6/20191 hour, 39 minutes, 6 seconds
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What to Play in Standard and Pioneer

The metagames for both formats finally set, so Gerry and Bryan get to work figuring out what they should be playing in each format. Gerry even made the finals of a Pioneer PTQ with his deck of choice! Plus, there's some general theory talk you absolutely can't miss. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 2:13 Pioneer - 40:06 Question of the week - 1:04:32 About the "Mental Health with Noah Weil" episode: From 1:07:30-1:13:30, Noah told a story involving a judge call, which wasn't an accurate representation. I believed him, likely because he used discriminatory language to describe the judge in question, such as "kid," "young," and "smug" which undermined his credibility. The judge in question shared a thread about the ruling, which you should read: twitter.com/MaxPlaysMTG/status/…26418621902848?s=20 Max makes two excellent points: 1. All judges earned their way onto these events because we know what we’re doing. 2. Delegitimizing the rulings of a judge because of their age, gender, race, disability, etc is USC-worthy itself. I responded: twitter.com/G3RRYT/status/1197673301520240641?s=20 I've very sorry I allowed this to happen. Big thanks for Max, Kevin, Nicholas, and everyone else who took the time to provide feedback. -Gerry
11/29/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jund Cat and MTG's New Standard

In the wake of bans and the massive Twitch Rivals tournament, what does Standard look like? Cat/Oven seems great (and was Bryan's deck of choice), but Jeskai Fires and Temur Reclamation were incredibly popular too. Where does Standard go from here? Bryan's Jund Cat Deck Tech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bv5cYr9plFY Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard bans - 3:43 Bryan's Twitch Rivals list - 15:14 Rivals metagame - 37:17 Question of the week - 1:09:47
11/22/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mental Health With Noah Weil

In this bonus episode, Gerry is joined by Noah Weil to discuss a topic that's incredibly important to both of them -- mental health. They share their own experiences dealing with mental health issues, what they've learned as a result, and how they hope to destigmatize it in the future. Edit: From 1:07:30-1:13:30, Noah told a story involving a judge call, which wasn't an accurate representation. I believed him, likely because he used discriminatory language to describe the judge in question, such as "kid," "young," and "smug" which undermined his credibility. The judge in question shared a thread about the ruling, which you should read: https://twitter.com/MaxPlaysMTG/status/1197626418621902848?s=20 Max makes two excellent points: 1. All judges earned their way onto these events because we know what we’re doing. 2. Delegitimizing the rulings of a judge because of their age, gender, race, disability, etc is USC-worthy itself. I responded: https://twitter.com/G3RRYT/status/1197673301520240641?s=20 I've very sorry I allowed this to happen. Big thanks for Max, Kevin, Nicholas, and everyone else who took the time to provide feedback. -Gerry
11/20/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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Standard, Modern, and Pioneer Technology

With two of the biggest tournaments of the year happening on back-to-back weeks, Gerry and Bryan have been going deep into each constructed format. Despite casting #SCGCON instead of playing, Bryan thinks he might have broken it... Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: MCV - 1:28 Where does Standard go from here? - 22:19 Modern - 29:28 Pioneer - 1:07:57 Questions of the week - 1:28:21
11/14/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pioneer Post-Bans With @HS_Orange

Gerry recruits Hearthstone pro @HS_Orange to talk Pioneer. Orange got his professional gaming start in Magic and has been crushing the Pioneer format online. Gerry asks Orange about the format in general, the B&R list, how to test the format, and lessons he learned from playing HS at the highest level.
11/8/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 53 seconds
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Standard is Exploitable, Plus Pioneer

Standard is broken but Gerry and Bryan are ready to exploit that! When the best deck maindecks Noxious Grasp, what should you be playing? Also, coverage of the Pioneer format continues!
10/31/20191 hour, 40 minutes
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The Best Decks for Post-Field Standard, Plus the Pioneer Tier List

Gerry and Bryan share their recommendations for the Arena PTQ this weekend and then, by popular demand, they talk more #mtgpioneer. They have the early tier list for the format!
10/25/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 52 seconds
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Modern After #MTGELD

The first Modern results after #MTGELD are in! Is Urza broken or is everyone wrong? Why is Oko everywhere? Is Amulet Titan suddenly good? Gerry and Bryan break it all down. twitter.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists patreon.com/arenadecklists Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: MC5 - 1:05 Modern - 11:32 Neobrand - 21:32 Oko in Amulet - 31:09 Once Upon a Time - 35:44 Control - 57:07 Question of the week - 1:08:50
10/18/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 40 seconds
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Bant Golos Deep Dive

Gerry and Bryan do what they do best, which is go deep on the best deck in Standard! Which version is the best? What's the best plan for the mirror? What's good against it? arenadecklists.gg patreon.com/arenadecklists youtube.com/arenadecklists twitter.com/arenadecklists Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Why is Golos so powerful? - 6:53 Mirror breakers - 26:52 Maindeck slots - 38:44 Bad matchups? - 58:15 Modern Amulet - 1:03:02 Question of the week - 1:14:55
10/11/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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The #MTGELD Standard Tier List

Throne of Eldraine is here and the AD crew has been in the trenches figuring out what the deck to play is in Standard. In Bryan's case, he's been defining the metagame almost single-handedly! Find out what they think are the best decks for this weekend. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Fandom Legends - 4:16 Golos - 11:55 Simic - 24:04 Fire of Invention - 34:25 Adventures - 41:02 Mono-red - 50:53 Esper dance - 54:15 Question of the week - 1:02:58
10/3/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 2 seconds
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Untitled Goose Podcast

The Goose is loose! Gerry and Bryan review the MTG Arena Streamer Showcase event and talk about where Standard is going, which cards went up in their rankings, and which cards went down after seeing #MTGELD in action. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Fires of Invention - 9:19 Irencrag Pyromancer - 19:40 Questing Beast - 28:25 Rankle, Master of Pranks - 36:24 The Great Henge - 40:20 Dance of the Manse - 45:17 Vantress Gargoyle - 58:13 Legacy - 1:19:15 Question of the week - 1:23:11
9/26/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 47 seconds
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Throne of Eldraine Top 10s!

#MTGELD previews haven't quite concluded, but Gerry and Bryan are ready to call it. They have their Top 10 lists, some honorable mentions, and a ton of excitement for Eldraine Standard. Come listen to what they've been working on! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Honorable mentions - 9:16 Gerry's #10 - 23:04 Bryan's #10 - 24:24 Gerry's #9 - 27:01 Bryan's #9 - 28:54 Gerry's #8 - 31:43 Bryan's #8 - 37:38 Gerry's #7 - 43:07 Bryan's #7 - 47:04 Gerry's #6 - 49:03 Bryan's #5 - 51:44 Gerry's #6 - 51:52 Gerry's #5 - 56:00 Gerry's #4 - 59:41 Bryan's #4 - 1:02:34 Gerry's #3 - 1:05:56 Bryan's #3 - 1:10:39 Gerry's #1 - 1:10:54 Gerry's #2 - 1:11:16 Question of the week - 1:21:28
9/20/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Best #MTGELD Previews and the Modern Tier List

[PODCAST] The Best #MTGELD Previews and the Modern Tier List Gerry and Bryan check in on #MTGELD previews. Two cards seem particularly absurd in Modern. After that, it's time to establish the Modern tier list after the recent shake-ups. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Charming Prince - 1:42 Hypnotic Sprite - 5:23 Robber of the Rich - 9:11 Lochmere Serpent - 13:53 Emry, Lurker of the Loch - 18:51 Murderous Rider - 21:41 Questing Beast - 25:34 The Royal Scions - 32:24 Once Upon a Time - 36:00 Mystical Dispute - 48:36 Outlaws' Merriment - 50:10 Modern - 57:12 Tier 1.5 - 1:18:08 Tier 2 - 1:31:35 Question of the week - 1:45:12
9/13/20192 hours, 3 minutes, 33 seconds
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Throne of Eldraine Previews

The first previews for #MTGELD are here! If you missed the live episode, you can listen to Gerry and Bryan talk about Adventure, Adamant, Food, Garruk, Oko, Knights, Rankle, Brawl, and more. We're now on YouTube! youtube.com/arenadecklists Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Bake into a Pie - 4:26 Slaying Fire - 5:22 Silverflame Ritual - 7:38 Embereth Paladin - 8:31 Beanstalk Giant - 10:03 Piper of the Swarm - 13:26 Heraldic Banner - 15:08 Garruk, Cursed Huntsman - 15:51 Fireborn Knight - 20:29 Order of Midnight - 21:28 Foulmire Knight - 22:41 Smiten Swordmaster - 24:13 Syr Konrad, the Grim - 25:32 Embereth Shieldbreaker - 26:59 The Circle of Loyalty - 28:36 Tournament Grounds - 30:46 Wintermoor Commander - 31:38 Midnight Clock - 32:40 Rankle, Master of Pranks - 34:50 Tome Raider - 38:44 Eye Collector - 39:20 Maraleaf Pixie - 39:59 Faerie Vandal - 40:27 Golden Egg - 41:25 Gilded Goose - 42:25 Run Away Together - 44:38 Wishful Merfolk - 45:15 Crystal Slipper - 46:02 Witch's Cottage - 47:53 Witching Well - 49:57 Lovestruck Beast - 51:51 Flaxen Intruder - 53:12 Oko, Thief of Crowns - 54:29 Chulane, Teller of Tales - 58:27 Questions from chat - 1:08:16
9/6/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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First Stoneforge Decklists!

Magic Online posted the first decklists on Friday, so Gerry and Bryan waited to record last week's episode until those lists were up. If you missed it live, you can hear their first reactions to the post B&R Modern decklists, many of which featured Stoneforge Mystic. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 1:53 Modern - 7:21 Neoform - 7:53 Devoted Druid - 9:43 Dredge - 11:25 U/W - 14:54 W/B Eldrazi - 20:45 Esper Control - 24:27 Affinity - 25:38 Urza decks - 29:48 G/W bears - 35:26 Martyr - 40:46 Bant Midrange - 45:40 Stoneblade - 52:23 Loam - 57:49 Bring to Light Scapeshift - 1:04:09 G/W Eldrazi - 1:10:00 Mono-red prison - 1:14:03 Abzan - 1:19:35 B/W Midrange - 1:26:08 Infect - 1:33:27 Amulet - 1:39:12 Humans - 1:45:54 Mardu - 1:52:22 Eldrazi Tron - 2:14:37 Spirits - 2:22:13 Elementals - 2:28:05 U/R Delver - 2:43:41 Questions from chat - 2:47:31 twitch.tv/arenadecklists twitch.tv/bryangmtg
9/2/20193 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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B&R Ramifications

In case you missed us recording this LIVE on Twitch, you can listen to Gerry and Bryan discuss the B&R changes. What's up with the Rampaging Ferocidon unban? We expected Hogaak to get the axe, but Faithless Looting? Plus, the early front-runners for Stoneforge Mystic! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: B & R announcement - 3:03 Modern shakeup - 12:43 Question from chat - 50:34
8/29/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Approach a Format with an Obvious Best Deck

When the best deck is obvious, what do you do? Those formats often contain ways to gain easy edges, and Gerry and Bryan lay out the guidelines for when you should play the best deck or something that beats it.
8/23/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 51 seconds
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OP Changes and is Scapeshift the Only Deck You Should be Playing in Standard?

Organized Play finally announced their new system for 2020 and there's a ton to unpack! Plus, with the MTGA WMCQ this weekend, Standard is on the minds of roughly 6000 people. If you want to win the tournament, should you be playing anything other than Scapeshift?
8/16/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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What Does it all Mean?

In this "level up" episode, Bryan presents Gerry with a simple scenario: Your opponent attacks their 2/2 into your 2/2. There's more than you think that goes into the decision of whether or not you block, and they use this scenario to illustrate how you should be thinking when faced with a decision. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Alex Stratton - 0:41 Bryan wins Fandom - 8:12 Main topic - 15:54 Question of the week - 1:24:16
8/8/20191 hour, 35 minutes, 23 seconds
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MCIV Aftermath

Get the inside scoop on #MythicChampionshipIV from Gerry's point of view, his thoughts on Hogaak, how to beat it, and what decks could be great choices going forward.
8/2/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jund Deep Dive

Gerry and Bryan go DEEP on one of the fan favorites of Modern -- Jund! They discuss why it's suddenly viable again, how Gerry ended up picking it as his deck of choice, and what each of the most popular matchups look like. For fans of Jund (or Modern in general), this episode is for you.
7/25/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 32 seconds
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Standard After #SCGWOR, Modern for MCIV

Last week, Gerry and Bryan made some predictions for #SCGWOR, which were both a hit and a miss. Now they have some idea of where Standard is headed. It's also time for Gerry to start his prep for MCIV, and he is not happy.
7/19/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 10 seconds
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Top 8 Standard Decks for #SCGWOR

Gerry and Bryan have been immersing themselves in Standard and have their picks for the top choices going into this weekend. Temur Elementals, Nexus, and Esper are safe choices, but what do they think is going to be holding the trophy at the end of the tournament? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Red Bull Untapped - 0:24 Modern ban - 5:13 Temur Flood - 13:12 Esper - 29:43 Feather - 35:16 Nexus - 40:22 Mono-red - 45:43 Mono-blue - 48:19 Tribal - 54:21 Question of the week - 1:02:27
7/11/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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M20 in Practice

Gerry and Bryan finally get their hands on #MTGM20! After two days of seeing the cards in action and playing with them themselves, they discuss which cards have been incredible, which have been misses, and how these new decks should be built.
7/5/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 48 seconds
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M20 Top 10s

The shortest preview season of all time means there's only one episode on #MTGM20, and this episode has it all. Gerry and Bryan discuss how M20 differs from traditional Standard set design, the best reprints in the set, their honorable mentions, and their Top 10s. With two large Modern events this weekend, they also feel the need to briefly touch on Hogaak and exactly how much you should be respecting it. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Notable reprints - 7:48 Honorable mentions - 10:26 Gerry's #10 - 22:27 Bryan's #10 - 25:32 Gerry's #9 - 27:08 Bryan's #9 - 28:20 Gerry and Bryan's #8 - 30:02 Gerry's #7 - 33:20 Bryan's #7 - 36:33 Gerry's #6 - 39:25 Bryan's #6 - 42:23 Gerry's #5 - 44:25 Bryan's #5 - 47:25 Gerry's #4 - 51:01 Gerry's #3 - 52:32 Bryan's #3 - 58:03 Gerry's #2 - 1:01:58 Bryan's #2 - 1:03:38 Gerry's #1 - 1:11:41 Bryan's #1 - 1:12:29 Question of the week - 1:17:07
6/28/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 58 seconds
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Modern Horizons in Practice

There have been three deck dumps in Modern since the release of MH1 and the set has had way more of an impact than just Hogaak. Gerry and Bryan go through the most recent deck dump, looking for buried treasure in Modern. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: B2L Kiki-Jiki - 10:11 As Foretold - 12:49 Mono-White Eldrazi - 15:38 Esper Control - 17:46 Jund - 20:13 Izzet Delver - 22:31 Rakdos - 26:26 Merfolk - 29:29 Thopter Sword - 31:50 Sultai Reclamation - 34:31 Naya Aggro - 35:24 Mardu Pyromancer - 37:19 Azorius Control - 42:25 Dimir Midrange - 43:00 Temur Delver - 47:21 Grixis Urza - 49:32 Jeskai - 51:54 Izzet Phoenix - 54:54 Izzet Kiln Fiend - 59:22 Esper - 1:00:45 Esper Shadow - 1:02:30 Bant Spirits - 1:05:31 Druid combo - 1:06:59 Ninjas - 1:20:33 Mono-Black Karn control - 1:12:35 Vampires - 1:14:32 B2L Scapeshift - 1:17:52 Faeries - 1:19:32 Temur stuff - 1:22:48 Mono-Green LD - 1:24:09 Hogaak - 1:24:36 Amulet Druid - 1:28:45 Burn - 1:33:48 Goblins - 1:35:45 Jeskai Humans - 1:39:12 Question of the week - 1:43:54
6/21/20191 hour, 50 minutes, 35 seconds
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SCGCON Recap and MH1 Top 10

SCGCON is in the books and both Gerry and Bryan share their experiences. Plus, they share their Top 10s for Modern Horizons, which has already begun to shake up Modern! Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: SCGCON & Modern - 1:50 Collecting Power - 16:30 Honorable mentions - 25:00 Gerry's #10 - 28:57 Bryan's #10 - 31:06 Gerry's #9 - 33:13 Bryan's #9 - 34:58 Gerry's #8 - 37:38 Bryan's #8 - 39:21 Gerry's #7 - 41:22 Bryan's #7 - 42:24 Gerry's #6 - 43:37 Bryan's #5 - 45:01 Gerry's #4 - 46:28 Gerry's #3 - 49:35 Bryan's #3 - 50:57 Gerry and Bryan's #1 - 52:52 Question of the week - 1:02:01
6/13/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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The SCGCON Game Plan

SCGCON is upon us and both Gerry and Bryan are looking to crush the Invitational. They've been prepping for both Standard and Modern, and while they agree where the formats are, they've taken different approaches. Who will be right? Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Standard - 1:03 Modern - 33:47 Question of the week - 57:58
6/7/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 56 seconds
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Modern Horizon Previews!

The second wave of MH1 previews are here! If you want an inside scoop on where these cards are going to show up and where, this is the place. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi On Thin Ice - 9:04 Winds of Abandon - 11:02 Generous Gift - 13:28 Vesperlark - 15:56 Echo of Eons - 17:18 Archmage's Charm - 20:30 Bazaar Trademage - 22:37 Future Sight - 24:22 Rebuild - 26:22 Yawgmoth, Thran Physician - 20:30 Dead of Winter - 34:56 Nether Spirit - 36:24 Carrion Feeder - 38:31 Plague Engineer - 41:11 Unearth - 43:00 Charming Vampire - 46:58 Hexdrinker - 48:14 Collector Ouphe - 49:50 Crashing Footfalls - 50:33 Genesis - 53:25 Weather the Storm - 54:35 Aria of Flame - 57:45 Pashalik Mons - 1:00:18 Shenanigans - 1:01:25 Kess, Dissident Mage - 1:02:29 Wrenn and Six - 1:05:39 Eladamri's Call - 1:07:52 Fallen Shinobi - 1:08:55 Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis - 1:10:52 Kaya's Guile - 1:13:21 Sword of Truth and Justice - 1:16:35 Sword of Sinew and Steel - 1:17:46 Talismans - 1:18:32 Mox Tantalite - 1:19:19 Arcum's Astrolabe - 1:21:15 Hall of Heliod's Generosity -1:23:17 cycle lands - 1:24:16 Question of the week - 1:29:59
5/30/20191 hour, 40 minutes, 30 seconds
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Modern Horizons Cards to be Excited About, Plus Catching up on Standard

Previews for Modern Horizons are well underway and there have been some NICE ones. Gerry and Bryan divulge their favorites so far and where these new cards will fit into Modern. After that, they catch up on Standard, talk about how the metagame shifts have affected their deck of choice, and what they'd play this weekend!
5/24/20192 hours, 2 seconds
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The Standard Sleeper Picks

Gerry and Bryan know exactly what they’d play this weekend and they’re more than happy to share that info. See what they think about Jeskai Superfriends, Izzet Phoenix, Simic Manipulation, and more!
5/17/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Expanding on Gerry’s MPL Resignation

The AD Cast (formerly The GAM Podcast) wants to talk about Standard this week, but before they do, Bryan had some questions he wanted to ask Gerry about the reasons for his resignation, how he feels about the MPL replacements, and what he’s going to do going forward. It ended up going longer than expected, so it became its own bonus episode!
5/17/201940 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Rebrand, What We'd Play in Standard, and MTGWAR's Massive Modern Impact

The GAM Podcast is now known as the Arena Decklists Podcast! Gerry and Bryan discuss the rebrand and what it means for them, but then it's business as usual. With Standard MCQs starting up, Bryan needs to figure out what to play, but Gerry has all the answers. Then they discuss the 16 (!) MTGWar cards that have already been proven Modern contenders. Music: Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Standard - 5:00 Modern - 27:42 Blast Zone - 41:48 Narset and Teferi - 50:53 Finales - 53:57 Dreadhorde Arcanist - 1:00:06 Question of the week - 1:11:07
5/10/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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Nick Prince and his First Mythic Championship

In this bonus episode, Gerry and Bryan are joined by friend of the cast Nick Prince. After ten years of playing Magic competitively, Nick was able to qualify for MC London, which was more than enough of a special reason to finally get Nick on the cast. They talk about what changed before having an avalanche of strong results, how to approach a big tournament as someone without a large testing team, what his expectations were going in, and how he felt about being a guinea pig for the London mulligan, open decklists, and a prerelease MC. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Legend of Mana "Moonlit City Roa" (OC Remix #3904) • ReMixer: Platonist | Composer: Yoko Shimomura
5/10/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 41 seconds
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The First Look at #MTGWAR Decklists

War of the Spark is out and the first results from Magic Online are in! Join Bryan and Gerry as they dissect those decklists, talk about what has and hasn’t worked in their testing, and the all-stars they missed for their Top 10s. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Mega Man X3 "Doppler Stage 1" (OC Remix #3903) • ReMixer: jnWake | Composer: Kinuyo Yamashita Timestamps: Modern - 1:35 WAR limited - 7:43 Big red - 23:58 Boros Heroic - 28:46 Gruul - 33:30 Mono-red - 37:44 Dimir midrange - 39:14 Simic Nexus - 42:36 W/B aristocrats - 47:27 W/B midrange - 50:48 Jeskai control - 53:57 Esper control - 56:37 Sultai - 59:48 Question of the week - 1:05:41
5/3/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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War of the Spark Top 10s!

War of the Spark has finally arrived in its entirety, and that means it’s time for Gerry and Bryan’s Top 10 lists! But there is so much more to this episode than just a couple of lists. The guys attempt to lay out exactly how they see the early weeks of new Standard unfolding, and believe it or not, they’re actually in agreement about the most powerful themes of the set. Don’t worry though! Debate still rages on individual card rankings. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Mega Man 2 "Air Man Stage" (OC Remix #3898) • ReMixer: DDRKirby | Composer: Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishi Timestamps: Honorable mentions - 6:21 Gerry's #10 - 9:59 Bryan's #10 - 12:17 Gerry's #9 - 14:00 Bryan's #9 - 17:51 Gerry's #8 - 22:17 Gerry's #7 - 25:11 Bryan's #7 - 27:12 Gerry's #6 - 31:22 Bryan's #6 - 33:34 Gerry's #5 - 37:26 Bryan's #5 - 39:39 Gerry's #4 - 40:19 Gerry's and Bryan's #3 - 43:05 Gerry's #2 - 46:20 Bryan's #2 - 49:20 Gerry and Bryan's #1 - 51:19 Question of the week - 58:34
4/25/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Final Wave of #MTGWAR Previews

@G3RRYT and @BryanGo are ready to put a bow on War of the Spark preview season. While the top tier cards came fast and furious until the bitter end, the guys are starting to identify some overhyped ones as well. Tune in and get your first warning about some trap cards that have people way too excited. Plus, the hosts share their thoughts on the return of old school MCQs, and Gerry finally tells his tale from the Mythic Invitational! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Hollow Knight "Greenpath" (OC Remix #3895) • ReMixer: Gabriel Tripp & RebeccaETripp | Composer: Christopher Larkin Timestamps: Finale of Glory - 13:18 Finale of Revelation - 16:46 Narset, Partner of Veils - 19:55 Commence the Endgame - 21:32 God-Eternal Kefnet - 23:36 Tamiyo's Epiphany - 27:17 Spark Double - 28:38 Silent Submarine - 31:04 Narset's Reversal - 32:50 Finale of Eternity - 35:30 Deliver Unto Evil - 38:37 The Elderspell - 41:30 Spark Harvest - 45:00 Bond of Revival - 45:49 God-Eternal Bontu - 47:45 Finale of Promise - 50:49 Sarkhan the Masterless - 54:50 Finale of Devastation - 58:22 Bond of Flourishing - 1:01:05 God-Eternal Rhonas - 1:04:42 Oath of Kaya - 1:11:13 Casualties of War - 1:12:57 Tamiyo, Collector of Tales - 1:14:28 Soul Diviner - 1:17:52 Ashiok, Dream Render - 1:20:37 Enter the God-Eternals - 1:23:29 Huatli, the Sun's Heart - 1:26:34 Firemind Vessel - 1:28:53 Blast Zone - 1:29:44 Question of the week - 1:33:14
4/19/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 26 seconds
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Second Wave of #MTGWAR Previews

Previews for War of the Spark came out quickly, but we’re not done yet! @G3RRYT and @bryango dissect the latest cards that they think could make an impact. Plus, some unexpected news late in the podcast has them talking about the news right as it happens. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Skies of Arcadia "Valua City" (OC Remix #3893) • ReMixer: Bree & Kylok | Composer: Tatsuyuki Maeda & Yutaka Minobe Timestamps: Nissa's Triumph - 5:30 Forced Landing - 8:31 Chandra's Triumph - 9:12 Jaya's Greeting - 10:30 Heartfire - 12:31 Jaya, Venerated Firemage - 15:19 Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin - 17:10 Illharg, the Raze-Boar - 18:59 Mizzium Tank - 24:05 Vizier of the Scorpion - 28:55 Massacre Girl - 29:46 Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor - 32:15 Fblthp, the Lost - 34:01 Tomik, Distinguished Advokist - 38:26 Single Combat - 41:31 Domri's Ambush - 45:37 Living Twister - 47:22 Ral's Outburst - 49:36 Feather, the Redeemed - 51:46 Solar Blaze - 54:00 Neoform - 54:51 Merfolk Skydiver - 56:12 Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves - 57:40 Deathsprout - 1:01:06 Storrev, Devkarin Lich - 1:02:44 Dovin, Hand of Control - 1:05:15 Saheeli, Sublime Artificer - 1:07:19 Nahiri, Storm of Stone - 1:09:15 Public decklists - 1:10:45 Mobilized District - 1:22:43 Question of the week - 1:24:14
4/12/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 34 seconds
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Head GAMs E22 - Brains Are Jerks

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the twenty-second episode of Head GAMs! This week your hosts explore the automatic negative thoughts our brain creates. What do we do when our brain’s autopilot is getting in our way? What strategies have Bryan and Jonathan used in the past? Tune in to find out how to start battling all of the nasty thoughts your brain throws at you. Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
4/8/201950 minutes, 6 seconds
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Interviewing Autumn Burchett, the First Mythic Champion

In this bonus episode, The GAM Podcast welcomes @AutumnLilyMTG to the show! We discuss their meteoric rise to Magic stardom, the mindset that drove their success, and... why they like land destruction?!? If you only listen to one podcast this year, it should be this one. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Pokemon Red "Battle theme" (OC Remix #2194) • ReMixer: Fishy | Composer: Junichi Masuda
4/8/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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War of the Spark Previews!

War of the Spark Previews! With almost 100 cards previewed so far, Gerry and Bryan have a ton of ground to cover. What do Gerry and Bryan think of the new Planeswalkers, easily the most difficult cards to evaluate. Is Dreadhorde Invasion the new Bitterblossom? Will the Ral plus double Expansion combo ruin Standard? They cover all of these things and many more! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Mario Kart 7 "Victory Lap" (OC Remix #3892) • ReMixer: Lampje4life | Composer: Kenta Nagata Timestamps: Liliana, Dreadhorde General - 10:00 Dreadhorde Invasion - 16:00 Liliana's Triumph - 18:36 Bolas's Citadel - 19:57 Gideon's Blackblade - 22:36 Gideon's Triumph - 27:14 Jace, Wielder of Mysteries - 28:50 Augur of Bolas - 30:38 Flux Channeler - 34:25 Chandra, Fire Artisan - 36:31 Dreadhorde Arcanist - 38:57 Grim Initiate - 41:40 Nissa, Who Shakes the World - 42:25 Vivien, Champion of the Wilds - 44:50 Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter - 46:23 Vivien's Arkbow - 48:32 Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God - 50:28 Niv-Mizzet Reborn - 52:31 Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge - 54:53 Domri, Anarch of Bolas - 56:23 Ral, Storm Cauldron - 57:41 Sorin, Bengeful Bloodlord - 1:02:03 Cruel Celebrant - 1:03:55 Teferi, Time Raveler - 1:06:31 Time Wipe - 1:10:26 Dreadhorde Butcher - 1:12:17 Angrath's Rampage - 1:14:17 Widespread Brutality - 1:16:21 Angrath, Captain of Chaos - 1:17:48 Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner - 1:19:23 Roalesk, Apex Hybrid - 1:21:19 Ajani, the Greathearted - 1:23:44 Karn, the Great Creator - 1:25:35 Karn's Bastion - 1:28:28 Interplanar Beacon - 1:30:06 Question of the week - 1:31:26
4/5/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 11 seconds
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No Bad Matchups: An Amulet Deep Dive

With Gerry focused on last-minute prep for the Mythic Invitational, Bryan is at the helm and is using the opportunity to do a deep dive on one of his favorite Modern decks: Amulet Titan! Bryan is joined by Amulet master Edgar Magalhaes, and the two leave no (mana) stone unturned in a mammoth exploration of what might be the most misunderstood deck of all time. Learn the ins and outs of the only Modern deck with #nobadmatchups! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Phantasy Star III "Town 1" (OC Remix #3824) • ReMixer: djpretzel | Composer: Izuho Numata Timestamps: Core decklist - 9:30 Manabase - 28:14 Sequencing - 35:53 Toolbox lands - 44:35 Possible card choices - 1:01:01 Sideboarding - 1:22:44 Question of the week - 1:55:14
3/29/20192 hours, 53 seconds
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HBMO's Impact on the Modern Metagame & Why BO1 Matters to You

Last weekend saw several large events (mostly) be dominated by Izzet Phoenix. Surprisingly, there was a different dominant deck at the Hunter Burton Memorial Open and a different take on Arclight Phoenix. There's also the Mythic Invitational in a week, so Gerry and Bryan discuss Duo Standard, best-of-one as a whole, and what sort of innovation there's been since players have been trying to break the format of the million dollar tournament. Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Chrono Cross "Victory theme" (OC Remix #3884) • ReMixer: Lemonectric | Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda Timestamps: Hunter Open Modern Metagame - 7:50 Mythic Invitational Testing - 16:27 Question of the Week - 1:11:21
3/22/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 42 seconds
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B&R Updates, Modern, and Duo Standard

In the 121st episode of The GAM Podcast, there’s much to talk about. The Modern community was up in arms about the lack of changes to Modern, but why? Plus, Gerry has been busy testing Duo Standard for the Mythic Invitational. Is this format for real? Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Donkey Country 2 "Forest Interlude" (OC Remix #3875) • ReMixer: Mordi, Slaygon | Composer: David Wise Timestamps: Modern ban list - 0:48 Modern metagame - 18:09 Bo1 format - 49:04 Arena rankings - 1:12:38 Question of the Week - 1:18:50
3/15/20191 hour, 28 minutes, 22 seconds
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Head GAMs E21 - Tilt

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the twenty-first episode of Head GAMs! Finally, the hosts are tackling their all-time most requested show topic—tilt! Why did Bryan and Jonathan resist discussing this topic for so long? Do the hosts have their own tilt-monsters lurking in their closet? Why does Bryan think tilting is fundamentally incompatible with the way he chooses to live his life? If you have been dying for a way to get your tilt under control, this is the episode for you! Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
3/11/201952 minutes, 6 seconds
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Modern Horizons and the Best Way to Approach a Linear Modern

We’ve gotten the first glimpse of what’s in store for us at the end of June with Modern Horizons, so Gerry and Bryan are eager to talk about it. Plus, the Modern metagame has some linear decks at the top, which makes it difficult to pick the correct deck. How should you approach it? Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music TMNT "Hudson River" (OC Remix #2409) • ReMixer: Shnabubula | Composer: Kozo Nakamura Timestamps: Modern Horizons - 0:56 Current Modern Metagame - 14:16 Whir Prison - 25:22 Amulet - 37:12 Question of the Week - 1:00:59
3/7/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Mythic Championship, Modern, and Legacy!

While the first Mythic Championship didn’t go Gerry’s way, he learned a lot and is ready to impart his knowledge. There’s also MF LA and RPTQs for Modern plus SCG Syracuse for Legacy this weekend, which Gerry and Bryan also cover. Congrats again to @AutumnLilyMTG for a dominating performance in Cleveland! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Pilotwings 64 "Hang Glider" (OC Remix #3356) • ReMixer: KingTiger & YoshiBlade | Composer: Dan Hess Timestamps: Gerry's MC report - 5:57 Esper control - 24:19 London mulligan rule - 31:37 Modern metagame - 46:33 Legacy - 58:52 Question of the week - 1:02:29
2/28/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 26 seconds
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Can The GAM Podcast Call Three Tournament Winners in a Row?

They shot-called Mono-Blue Aggro for #SCGDFW then Rakdos Midrange for #GPMemphis. Can Gerry and Bryan go three for three with MC Cleveland this weekend? Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time "Sewer Surfin" (OC Remix #1730) • ReMixer: Juan Medrano & zircon | Composer: Harumi Ueko & Kazuhiko Uehara Timestamps: Hunter Burton memorial - 2:14 What deck should Gerry play? - 4:49 Limited discussion - 39:07 Question of the week - 52:45
2/22/201959 minutes, 50 seconds
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Head GAMs E20 - Listener Questions

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the twentieth episode of Head GAMs! This week the hosts are tapping into their favorite source of inspiration—listener questions! Jonathan and Bryan help listeners address a plethora of issues including decision paralysis and fatigue, dealing with an opponents off-putting attitude, and keeping a growth mindset even in the face of tremendous setbacks and adversity. If you’d like to participate in future listener focused episodes, don’t forget to check out our Patreon page at patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast The Good Place Podcast: https://www.nbc.com/the-good-place/exclusives/tgp-podcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
2/17/201954 minutes, 42 seconds
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Questions that Need Answering in Standard

The first Mythic Championship is rapidly approaching and Bryan wants to get Gerry on the right track. They discuss Mono-Blue Aggro’s performance at #SCGDFW, the plethora of aggressive decks in the format, and finish off with some questions that Bryan would be asking himself if he were competing. Will Gerry pass or fail? Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Snowboard Kids "Avalanche" (OC Remix #3865) • ReMixer: Miso29 | Composer: Isao Kasai & Tomohiko Sato Timestamps: Mono-blue going forward - 5:29 Rakdos - 19:09 Where is mono-red? - 49:30 Question of the week - 1:03:14
2/14/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 19 seconds
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Everything You Need to Know About Mono-Blue Aggro

As the Standard metagame moves closer to being dominated by Esper Control and Sultai Midrange, only one deck looks poised to take the crown — Mono-Blue Aggro. Whether you’re playing with or against it, you cannot miss this episode. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Star Fox "Sector Y" (OC Remix #3494) • ReMixer: Slimy | Composer: Hajime Hirasawa Timestamps: Mono-blue overview - 2:20 Main deck card analysis - 15:12 Sideboard - 55:57 Mulligans - 1:22:30 Matchups - 1:29:32 Question of the week - 1:47:25
2/8/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 56 seconds
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Head GAMs E19 - Successful Laddering

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the nineteenth episode of Head GAMs! This week we get to hear about Bryan’s debut as a broadcaster and look back at how his preparation compared to the real thing. The hosts also discuss the nature of competitive ranked ladders in video games and the psychological dangers of committing completely to topping a ladder. Bryan and Jonathan leave you with tips to engage with ladders in a healthy way that maximizes how to increase your skill and find satisfaction. Don’t forget to head over to www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast to learn more about our exclusive bonus content! Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
2/4/201956 minutes, 17 seconds
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Standard is More Than Hydroid Krasis

It’s Episode 115 of The GAM Podcast and regular contributor Cedric Phillips is filling in for an ailing Gerry T. Cedric and Bryan were eye witnesses to the formation of the Week 1 standard metagame this past weekend in Indianapolis. What were their takeaways from the first SCG Tour event of new Standard? They’re happy to share and are also diving back into the Magic Online 5-0 decklists as they search for the next big thing in Standard! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Spyro the Dragon "Artisans" (OC Remix #3592) • ReMixer: Laarx | Composer: Stewart Copeland Timestamps: SCGINDY - 3:29 Rakdos aggro - 10:32 Sultai - 17:50 Midrange Gates - 22:39 Big Gruul - 28:02 Azorius aggro - 30:13 Bant tokens - 40:31 Esper midrange - 46:49 Mono-red aggro - 50:20 Izzet Drakes - 58:01 Mono-blue - 1:05:02 Question of the week - 1:15:44
2/1/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 50 seconds
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Analyzing the First RNA Magic Online Decklists

In Episode 114 of The GAM Podcast, Gerry and Bryan break down the first published Standard results. What worked, what didn’t, and what’s the best builds of these decks going forward? Also, how the hell do you beat Mono-Red? They answer all of it! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Chrono Trigger "Save the Future" (OC Remix #3854) • ReMixer: StormSkuggan | Composer: Nobuo Uematsu & Noriko Matsueda Timestamps: Rakdos midrange - 10:43 Selesnya - 14:44 Mono-Blue aggro - 19:47 Bant midrange - 22:29 Sultai - 29:56 Esper Control - 35:38 Gruul - 39:19 Mono-Red aggro - 45:51 Temur Vannifar - 49:54 Simic - 53:07 Esper Control - 55:58 Mardu Judith - 56:58 Sultai - 1:00:14 Simic - 1:01:28 Temur Reclamation - 1:03:58 Mardu aggro - 1:06:51 Gruul - 1:07:48 Abzan - 1:10:42 Simic elfball -1:12:53 Boros - 1:15:26 Gruul - 1:17:14 Rakdos - 1:19:59 Big red - 1:22:11 Esper midrange - 1:23:29 Decks we would play at SCGINDY - 1:27:36 Question of the week - 1:34:53
1/24/20191 hour, 47 minutes, 53 seconds
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Arena Changes and Our MTGRNA Top 10s

MTG Arena announced some BIG changes a couple days ago, so naturally Gerry and Bryan had to get those out of the first. After that, it’s all about their picks for the ten best RNA cards in Standard and how their expectations changed after watching those cards in action. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Suikoden "Theme of Sadness" (OC Remix #3852) • ReMixer: ilp0 | Composer: Hirofumi Taniguchi Timestamps: Arena is great - 2:00 Honorable mentions - 14:15 Gerry's #10 - 16:00 Bryan's #10 - 17:53 Gerry's #9 - 19:22 Bryan's #8 - 21:00 Gerry's #7 - 23:09 Bryan's #6 - 28:15 Bryan's #5 - 30:00 Gerry's #4 - 35:03 Gerry's #3 - 41:47 Gerry's #2 - 48:22 Bryan's #2 - 49:13 Bryan's #1 - 54:00 Question of the week - 1:02:54
1/18/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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Head GAMs E18 - Embracing a Growth Mindset

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the eighteenth episode of Head GAMs! This week the hosts are tackling one of Jonathan’s favorite topics—mindset. What does it mean to have a growth mindset? What potential benefits are there, in both competition and life, to embracing an effort to better yourself as a person? How can you change your view of the world in order to maximize your capability for growth? All of these questions and more will be answered on this week’s Head GAMs! Don’t forget to head over to www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast to learn more about our exclusive bonus content! Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
1/14/201957 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Massive Amount of Ravnica Allegiance Previews

Gerry may have been out last week, but nothing was going to keep him from talking about all the #MTGRNA previews we got over the last week. There’s no shortage of exciting cards to talk about! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Command & Conquer "On the Prowl" (OC Remix #417) • ReMixer: Scott Peeples | Composer: Frank Klepacki Timestamps: Domri, Chaos Bringer - 5:04 Ravager Wurm - 8:09 Thrash Threat - 11:04 Rhythm of the Wild - 14:12 Skarrgan Hellkite - 17:13 Warrant Warden - 22:24 Precognitive Perception - 27:39 Kaya's Wrath - 31:11 Consecrate Consume - 34:30 Seraph of the Scales - 37:10 Etheral Absolution 41:08 Revival Revenge - 43:19 Growth Chamber Guardian - 46:18 Incubation Druid - 48:25 Frilled Mystic - 51:29 Salamander Drake - 54:48 Theaters of Horrors - 59:29 Drill Bit - 1:02:03 Carnival Carnage - 1:03:24 Skewer the Critics - 1:06:38 Gutterbones - 1:08:18 Hero of Precinct One - 1:09:48 Angel of Grace - 1:13:40 Priest of Forgotten Gods - 1:18:20 Electrodominance - 1:21:22 Wilderness Reclamation - 1:25:08 Quench - 1:30:08 Scrabbling Claws - 1:32:59 Question of the Week - 1:35:48
1/11/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 48 seconds
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GP Vancouver, More Rav Allegiance Previews, and a Special Guest!

Gerry's out sick this week, so Bryan takes over the hosting duties and even recruited a special guest. They talk about their GP Vancouver experience then get right down to evaluating the newest Ravnica Allegiance cards! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Super Paper Mario "Memory: Night" (OC Remix #3710) • ReMixer: AJ DiSpirito | Composer: Chika Sekigawa, Naoko Mitome Timestamps: GP Vancouver - 2:58 Kaya, Orzhov Usurper - 10:04 Dovin, Grand Arbiter - 20:46 Deputy of Detention - 30:01 Judith, the Scourge Diva - 36:22 Hydriod Krasis - 42:56 Biomancer's Familiar - 48:45 Mass Manipulation - 53:59 Sphinx of Foresight - 57:20 Question of the Week - 1:06:51
1/4/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Head GAMs E17 - Start the New Year Right

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the seventeenth episode of Head GAMs! In the spirit of the new year, this week is all about the dos and don’ts of tackling New Year’s resolutions. Listen as the hosts spend time walking each other through their own plans for 2019. Will Bryan live healthier? How will Jonathan go about building his brand? You’ll hear how to use research proven methods for setting and attaining your goals. If you want to start off 2019 the right way, you can’t miss this episode! Also, don’t forget to head over to www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast this week for December’s workbook and other bonus content. Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
12/31/201851 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ravnica Allegiance Previews and the 2018 Year in Review

In the 110th episode, The GAM Podcast tackles the last few Ravnica Allegiance previews, the craziness of 2018 and what's coming in 2019. They also spend quite a bit of time on their question of the week, making this one of the longest episodes ever! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Sonic CD "The Jazzy Cosmos" (OC Remix #3702) • ReMixer: GCJ | Composer: Masafumi Ogata, Naofumi Hataya Timestamps: Absorb - 5:35 Emergency Powers - 17:05 Sphinx's Insight - 20:00 Gruul Spellbreaker - 29:04 Frenzied Arynx - 33:29 Incubation Incongruity - 34:52 MTG 2018 review - 39:32 Question of the Week - 1:27:21 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/theGAMpodcast
12/28/20181 hour, 46 minutes, 29 seconds
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GAM E109 - First Look at Ravnica Allegiance, with Cedric Phillips

Ravnica Allegiance previews are upon us. Does the man who calls the SCG Tour have what it takes to evaluate cards from the new set? Gerry and Bryan put him to the test! Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Mega Man 9 "Morricone Man" (OC Remix #2525) • ReMixer: Mazedude | Composer: Hiroki Isogai Timestamps: Zegana, Utopian Speaker - 6:04 Simic Ascendancy - 19:02 Aeromunculus - 20:11 Growth Spiral - 22:34 Rix Maadi Reveler - 34:22 Rakdos Firewheeler - 40:18 Light up the Stage - 43:41 Rafter Demon - 49:55 The Haunt of Hightower - 51:29 Lavinia, Azorius Renegade - 52:40 Tithe Taker - 1:01:28 Mortify - 1:06:48 Imperious Oligarch - 1:11:30 Gate Colossus 1:12:54 Question of the Week - 1:16:49 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/theGAMpodcast
12/21/20181 hour, 30 minutes, 3 seconds
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GAM E108 - Approaching Your Mental Flaws, with Jonathan Carter

Last week, Gerry and Bryan asked the GAM Discord for their biggest struggles in Magic, and they provided enough great examples to fill two episodes. This episode features things that are more on the mental spectrum of things, so they brought on Jonathan Carter, co-host of the HeadGAMs Podcast to provide his expertise.
12/20/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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Head GAMs E16 - How to Do Something New

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the sixteenth episode of Head GAMs! In celebration of this week’s topic, Jonathan takes over hosting duties as the cast focuses on strategies for learning and doing new things. Whether you’re on the cusp of a career change, picking up a new form of competition, or just want to be prepared when the time comes, Head GAMs has the advice that will set you up for success in your new endeavors! If you’d like to learn more about how you can support the Head GAMs podcast, check us out over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
12/16/201851 minutes, 53 seconds
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GAM E107 - Constantly Update the Narrative

Gerry and Bryan asked the GAM Discord what their biggest struggles with Magic were and the responses were enough for two whole episodes! A summary of the episode won’t do it justice, but if you’re looking to level up your game, you can’t miss this episode. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Jeanne d'Arc "Sword of God" (OC Remix #3714) • ReMixer: Juan Medrano | Composer: Takeshi Inoue https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/theGAMpodcast
12/14/20181 hour, 22 minutes, 21 seconds
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GAM E106 - Last Minute Modern Shakeups and the Cases for Amulet and Hollow Phoenix

Whether you're playing an RPTQ, #SCGINVI, or GP Portland, it's going to be a Modern weekend. Fair decks were out in force last weekend at #SCGBALT, but Arclight Phoenix took the top two spots. Did the Modern metagame suddenly shift? Is Jeskai Control good again? Gerry shares his experience with EdB's Mono-Red Hollow Phoenix, while Bryan goes over his prep with Amulet, and why they're likely going to register those decks this weekend. Gerry and Bryan's question of the week is a can't miss either. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Super Smash Bros. Melee "Choose Your Destiny" (OC Remix #3734) • ReMixer: DaMonz | Composer: Hirokazu Ando Timestamps: SCG Baltimore - 6:51 Bryan's deck for GP Portland - 24:30 Arclight Phoenix decks - 36:59 KCI - 57:08 Question of the Week - 1:09:28 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast
12/7/20181 hour, 24 minutes
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Head GAMs E15 - Question Time

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fifteenth episode of Head GAMs! The hosts have an incredible amount to be thankful for this holiday season, and an ever-growing cadre of Head GAMs listeners ranks near the top! The cast takes some time to express gratitude in the form of a new Patreon framework and an episode dedicated to answering listener questions on every conceivable topic. Tilt, intrusive thoughts, being old and uncool, and dealing with the change in seasons—this is the most free-flowing episode of Head GAMs ever recorded! If you’d like to learn more about how you can support the Head GAMs podcast, check us out over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
12/3/20181 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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GAM Podcast Episode 105

With GRN Standard (almost) in the books, Gerry and Bryan talk about the last couple evolutions of the format. From Adrian Sullivan's win at GPMKE to the last round of Magic Online decklists, Standard's evolution hasn't slowed down. For those who have been asking about Arena, Gerry and Bryan also give their takes on Magic's newest platform. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Brave Fencer Musashi "Me and My Game Boy" (OC Remix) • ReMixer: DDRKirby(ISQ) | Composer: Tsuyoshi Sekito Timestamps: U/R Drakes - 5:08 Big Red - 12:35 Esper Control - 16:30 Mono-Green Aggro - 19:02 Boros - 20:49 Quasiduplicate - 23:06 U/B Control - 24:30 Selesnya - 27:36 Jeskai Control - 31:37 Grixis Control - 34:37 G/R Monsters - 41:12 Golgari - 45:49 Mono-Blue - 48:51 Boros - 49:57 Golgari - 53:59 Mono-Red - 56:20 Arena - 57:26 Question of the Week - 1:13:39 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] https://www.patreon.com/thegampodcast Decklist Dump: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/competitive-standard-constructed-league-2018-11-26?fbclid=IwAR1Kz9mJpkSOkWGzjdnMVhM7rTfXZEgKLJ4vYwonHCX3CuvOK0ecpQzoyM4
11/30/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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GAM E104 - A Mammoth Modern Episode

Gerry and Bryan didn’t plan on talking about Modern for almost two hours, but here we are. Not only is there the data from GP Atlanta (courtesy of @averybigbear), but there’s been a constant metagame shift, a couple new archetypes, and a Modern decklist dump to cover. If you wanted help selecting your deck for GP Portland, SCGCON, or any other Modern tournament, look no further! Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Double Dragon "Bimmy Whatchu Got" (OC Remix #3285) • ReMixer: Shnabubula | Composer: Kazunaka Tamane Timestamps: Modern overview - 6:14 Infect - 20:24 Goblins - 22:37 Mono-Green Tron - 29:51 Bant Knightfall - 31:23 Mono-White Matyr - 32:24 Bring to Light Scapeshift - 33:26 Mono-Red Arclight - 34:40 Humans - 38:41 Elves - 42:06 Hardened Scales - 44:02 U/R Breach - 47:43 Amulet - 50:25 Control decks - 54:16 Bridgevine - 59:03 Ad Nauseam - 1:00:44 Bant Spirits - 1:03:46 D&T - 1:06:04 Jund - 1:09:32 Jeskai Ascendancy - 1:15:22 Enduring Ideal - 1:16:45 Dredge - 1:20:01 Traverse Shadow - 1:24:08 Mardu Pyromancer - 1:28:44 As Foretold Living End - 1:30:11 Question of the Week - 1:38:47 https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] https://www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
11/23/20181 hour, 45 minutes, 54 seconds
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Head GAMs E14 - Top Tier Competition w/ Gerry Thompson

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fourteenth episode of Head GAMs! How do you prepare for one of the biggest competitions of your year? We brought in one of the best Magic: The Gathering players in the world, Gerry Thompson, to talk about his approach prior to, during, and after his toughest tournaments. If you’re not a Magic player, fear not! The techniques discussed here are applicable across all forms of competition! If you’d like to learn more about how you can support the Head GAMs podcast, check us out over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
11/19/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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GAM E103 - Pro Tour GRN Lied to Us

Six Boros decks in the Top 8 of PT GRN might seem scary, but the data tells a different story. Gerry and Bryan go through the data collected by @jaredlunsford and see who the real winners from the PT were. Here’s a hint: It ain’t Boros. Music: Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Final Fantasy Tactics (OC Remix #3757) • ReMixers: sschafi1, Tiago Rodrigues, PirateCrab, Marc Papeghin, Jordan Chin | Composers: Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Yukiko Mitsui, Yuko Miura Timestamps: Gerry's PT report - 1:38 Boros - 21:48 Golgari - 33:59 Control decks - 42:24 Selesnya tokens - 53:14 Question of the Week - 57:51 Contact and Support twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h1bqHau4Z-bV0IKoC9_ku1-epYhJyW7fQuXJ-o_5m8Y/edit?usp=sharing
11/16/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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Head GAMs E13 - Listener Responses

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the thirteenth episode of Head GAMs! This episode is all about our listeners, and the hosts are taking the time to review listener responses to questions relating to our last two months of episodes. For fresh information regarding sleep, nutrition, strengths, weaknesses, and burnout, check out this cast! You can find out how to participate in similar episodes in the future and support the Head GAMs podcast over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
11/12/20181 hour, 6 minutes
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GAM E102 - Bryan Tries to Guess Gerry’s Pro Tour Deck

In this special pre-Pro Tour episode, Bryan takes over the hosting duties! Gerry takes Bryan through his PT testing process and discusses the pros and cons of each archetype, including the deck Gerry broke the format with for all of two days. Since then, Boros Tokens showed up and ruined everything. At the end, Bryan takes a stab at what Gerry submitted for the tournament. Will he guess correctly? Intro music Mario Kart 64 "Dreaming Racing" (OC Remix #396) • ReMixer: prozax | Composer: Kenta Nagata Outro music Super Mario Kart "A Road That You Go" (OC Remix #3600) • ReMixers: DrThrex, DiscoCactus | Composer: Kenta Nagata Timestamps: Gerry's PT preparation - 1:52 Standard Metagame - 7:15 Fringe/sleeper decks - 39:24 Question of the Week - 52:09 Contact and Support twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast
11/9/201858 minutes, 44 seconds
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Head GAMs E12 - Jonathan's Favorite Studies

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the twelfth episode of Head GAMs! In a long-awaited episode, Jonathan is leading Bryan (and our listeners) through some of his favorite studies and tidbits relating to performance psychology. From the health-related benefits of optimism, to the physiological study of visualization, you won’t believe what some of Jonathan’s favorite studies have revealed! As always, Jonathan is quick to suggest potential uses for these facts in training and preparation regimens. See what science has to say and step up your own approach to competition and life! Don’t forget you can support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
11/5/201852 minutes, 4 seconds
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GAM E101 - What the Double GP Results Mean for Standard

A pair of Standard Grand Prix means over 60 decklists to peruse and two wildly different winner’s metagames to compare. Gerry and Bryan waste no time in dissecting the results, why it went down the way it did, and what it means going forward. Bryan also discusses his GP New Jersey experience with Izzet Arclight. What worked, what didn’t, and how to tune the deck are all things you need to know. While Bryan was busy in NJ, Gerry was playing Magic Online with the same deck and weighs in with his own conclusions. GP Lille - 7:23 Mono-Blue - 10:37 Izzet decks - 13:05 Golgari - 22:00 GP New Jersey - 30:38 Boros decks - 31:57 Jeskai - 46:36 Selnesnya Tokens - 51:39 Modern - 1:01:10 Question of the week - 1:04:54 Contact and Support twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast
11/2/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 4 seconds
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GAM E100 - Meet Your World Champion

In this benchmark, incredible episode, Gerry and Bryan welcome reigning World Champion Javier Dominguez to the podcast, fresh off his Top 4 finish at GP Lille. They discuss Javier’s incredible run the last few years, his gaming history, and how to got to be where he is now. If you want to know how a World Champion approaches competitive gaming, you can’t miss this episode. Music: Witcher 3 - Kaer Morhen Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast
10/31/201858 minutes, 50 seconds
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GAM E99 - How to Pick a Deck for GP New Jersey, Featuring Josh Cho

Picking a Standard deck is tough these days. Is Golgari by far the best? Is it Selesnya’s time to reclaim glory? Has Mono-Red Aggro been a sleeper this whole time? Gerry and Bryan have Josh Cho join the show to discuss Standard, what they like, where the format is headed, and what to play this weekend. By the end of the episode, all three are on the same page! Music: Jamestown - Chyptune Timestamps: Decks we're leaning towards - 3:46 Golgari - 12:42 Jeskai Control - 27:51 U/R Arclight Phoenix - 35:58 Selesnya Tokens - 53:12 Metagame predictions - 59:18 Question of the week - 1:04:24 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast
10/26/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Head GAMs E11 - Psychological Strengths

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the eleventh episode of Head GAMs! As promised, the hosts are continuing the discussion from last week’s episode, but this time they are focused on their greatest psychological strengths. What one aspect of Bryan’s psychological makeup has been most instrumental in shaping his approach to life? Why is Jonathan able to find success dealing with adverse times? How have these strengths improved not only the hosts’ lives, but also their approach to competitive performance? All this and so much more on this week’s Head GAMs! Don’t forget you can support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
10/22/201853 minutes, 47 seconds
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GAM E98 - Everything About Golgari, Including How to Beat It

Golgari is the deck to beat in Standard! Gerry and Bryan dissect the winning lists, talk about what they like and dislike, and where they would take Golgari moving forward. They also discuss what the other top decks can do to have a better chance against Golgari. What decks should you stay away from and which look poised for a breakout? Timestamps: Music: Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo - Character Select Golgari's Dominance - 5:00 Control Decks - 28:01 GW - 49:46 Question of the Week - 1:03:53 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
10/19/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Head GAMs E10 - Psychological Weaknesses

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the tenth episode of Head GAMs! The hosts kick off the show by discussing a surprising aspect of last week’s cast that generated a groundswell of support and interest amongst Head GAMs listeners. Then it’s on to the main topic, as both Bryan and Jonathan reveal and discuss what they consider to be their biggest psychological weaknesses. They hold nothing back, sharing some of their own regrettable moments as they try to inspire listeners to work on their own faults. How was Jonathan damaging some of his most important relationships? How did Bryan’s inability to check his ego hurt his legal career? Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom! Both hosts are optimistic that they can, and often do, control their worst faults, and they want to share with you how they’ve managed to do so. Plus, the hosts will be back next week to discuss their greatest psychological strengths! Don’t forget you can support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
10/15/20181 hour, 42 seconds
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GAM E97 - Analyzing the Second Wave of Standard GRN Decklists

You asked for it, so you got it! Gerry and Bryan tackle this week's mammoth decklist dump that contains 51 (!) unique decks. They'll be back to their normal metagame analysis next week, but this was too good of an opportunity to pop up. If you like Standard technology, brews, metagame discussion, and talk of what's over-performing or under-performing (and that's why you're here, right?), you don't want to miss this nearly two hour long episode. Decklist dump: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/competitive-standard-constructed-league-2018-10-08 Music: Persona 5 Soundtrack - Will Power Why does MTGO exist? - 3:04 Abzan Control - 8:57 Jeskai Control - 11:50 Golgari Explore - 14:08 Boros Dragons - 16:46 Boros (ft. Path of Mettle) - 20:22 Jeskai Drakes - 24:44 Boros Angels - 26:05 Boros (ft. Miltia Bugler) - 28:19 Mono Red - 30:25 Grixis Control - 32:09 Abzan - 35:06 Mono Red Flame of Keld - 37:47 Golgari - 39:25 Izzet Drakes- 41:27 G/W - 43:39 Abzan - 44:58 Boros - 46:53 G/W - 49:03 Golgari - 50:47 Mono-Blue - 53:12 Esper Control - 54:51 Jeskai Angels - 57:13 Grixis Thieves - 59:37 Mono-Black - 1:00:57 G/W - 1:03:46 Golgari Elves - 1:06:19 Jeskai Control - 1:07:58 Izzet - 1:10:28 Mono-White - 1:13:16 Jeskai Control - 1:15:48 Boros - 1:17:31 Golgari - 1:18:46 Mono-Red - 1:20:36 Jeskai Control - 1:21:54 Mono-White - 1:24:54 Finder Golgari - 1:27:30 Sultai Control - 1:28:10 B/W Knights - 1:29:04 U/W Control - 1:30:49 Jeskai Control - 1:32:26 Boros Tokens - 1:33:36 G/W March - 1:35:07 Dawn of Hope Control - 1:37:27 Izzet Drake - 1:38:56 Izzet - 1:40:10 G/W Tokens - 1:40:30 Grixis - 1:41:22 U/B Surveil - 1:43:28 Golgari - 1:44:19 Mono-Green - 1:45:17 Boros - 1:45:31 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
10/12/20181 hour, 57 minutes, 29 seconds
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Head GAMs E9 - Sleep and Nutrition, Continued

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the ninth episode of Head GAMs! Didn’t get enough sleep after our last episode? No worries, the hosts continue last week’s discussion, picking up with some unanswered questions. Can you really learn in your sleep? How do prescription drugs affect sleep? Jonathan then gives a helpful guide for evaluating the quality of your own sleep. Finally, the show closes with some brief tips for making sure your nutrition is optimized at your next competition. Try these tips before your next event and see what proper preparation can do for you! Don’t forget you can support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Links: youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
10/7/201853 minutes, 27 seconds
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GAM E96 - Analyzing the First Winners from GRN Standard

Guilds of Ravnica is out on Magic Online and the first results are in! Gerry and Bryan analyze the 5-0 metagame, deck by deck, all the while discussing their own experiences in Standard. If you're playing a tournament this weekend (or just want a head start in the format) you can't miss this one! Music: Mega Man 11 Fuse Man Theme Timestamps MTG Arena - 3:37 Goblins - 7:21 Golgari - 10:37 Boros - 17:36 Mono Blue - 22:13 U/W Control - 24:45 Boros Angels - 28:54 Golgari Bryan's list - 30:22 Grixis Midrange - 31:17 U/B Surveil - 34:39 Mono Green - 39:18 Mono Red Dragons - 41:11 Boros Midrange - 42:54 Abzan - 46:20 Jeskai control - 48:10 G/W Tokens - 51:25 Mono Red - 55:50 G/W knights - 56:54 Bant Midrange - 1:01:02 Mono White - 1:04:01 Question of the Week - 1:12:36 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/theGAMpodcast
10/5/20181 hour, 18 minutes, 34 seconds
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Head GAMs E8 - Goodnight Sweet Podcast

Wake up people! Bryan and Jonathan are back for the eighth episode of Head GAMs! The hosts are putting on their pajamas, getting comfy, and leading a talk about settling down for a good night’s sleep. Why do so many of us treat sleep as an afterthought, when it has such a dramatic effect on our performance? What happens to us physiologically when we are sleep deprived? Are there potential solutions available for those among us who are problem sleepers? Bryan talks through his own historical problems with sleep and Jonathan drops his usual tidbits of knowledge throughout the cast, challenging our listeners to treat sleep as an important part of their performance regimen. Don’t sleep on this episode! Don’t forget you can support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
9/30/201848 minutes, 27 seconds
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GAM E95 - Gerry's Worlds Experience and Dispelling "Week 1" Myths

We try to not be a drama podcast, but Gerry's experience at the World Championship is something that must be talked about. Bryan had some personal questions regarding the weekend that he'd been pondering, and Gerry is happy to answer them. They also delve into the various myths surrounding the release of a new set. Is it strategically correct to play aggro or at least be proactive? How does having all purpose answers like Assassin's Trophy change the equation? Music: Braid Timestamps: Gerry protesting Worlds - 2:11 New Standard - 27:00 What we would play week 1 - 56:58 Question of the Week - 1:04:02 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/theGAMpodcast
9/28/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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Head GAMs E7 - Burnout

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the seventh episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts are talking through their own experiences with burnout in the professional and competitive realm. After defining exactly what the term means, the hosts give helpful tips for identifying burnout in ourselves and others. Bryan then posits a controversial opinion regarding what he sees as a common and unjustified response to competitive burnout. And finally, as always, Jonathan has some concrete steps we can take to alleviate the stress of burnout. Don’t forget you can support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons (including the first of our newly announced vlogs!) over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
9/24/201848 minutes, 17 seconds
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GAM E94 - Our GRN Top 10s

The full Guilds of Ravnica preview is up, so it means time to do call our Top 10s from the set! Gerry and Bryan agree on a lot of things, but the top of their GRN lists aren’t it. Music: Undertale Bryan's honorable mention - 3:49 Gerry's honorable mention - 8:32 Gerry's #10 - 9:31 Bryan's #10 - 13:11 Gerry's #9 - 15:14 Bryan's #9 - 19:48 Gerry's #8 - 23:00 Bryan's #8 - 24:47 Gerry's #7 - 27:25 Gerry's #6 - 31:13 Bryan's #6 - 33:27 Gerry's #5 - 36:36 Bryan's #4 - 41:31 Bryan's #3 - 42:38 Gerry's #2 - 46:18 Question of the week - 57:06 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/theGAMpodcast
9/21/20181 hour, 1 minute, 52 seconds
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Head GAMs E6 - Listening to our Listeners

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the sixth episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts sent out questions related to past show topics to a bunch of listeners. Join Bryan and Jonathan as they explore and discuss listener responses related to past failures, issues with motivation, and so much more. If you’d like to participate in the next listener focused show, we’ve got good news for you. There are a limited number of participation slots available as a reward over on our brand-new Patreon page! Come support the Head GAMs podcast and check out the great perks we’re offering our patrons over at www.patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast Contact and Support: patreon.com/HeadGAMsPodcast twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
9/17/201850 minutes, 26 seconds
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GAM E93 - The Best Guilds of Ravnica Cards

It’s preview season and, as expected from a Ravnica set, the hits don’t stop coming! Join Gerry and Bryan as they tackle cards like the format defining Assassin’s Trophy, the difficult to evaluate Dream Eater, Vraska, Niv-Mizzet, Izoni, and everything else. Music : Celeste Timestamps: Assassin's Trophy - 3:29 Vraska, Golgari Queen - 6:49 Find Finality - 10:45 District Guide - 14:17 Izoni, Thousand-Eyed - 19:21 Molderhulk - 21:35 Nullhide Ferox - 24:28 Mausoleum Secrets - 27:41 Midnight Reaper - 29:28 Deafening Clarion - 32:10 Response Resurgence - 35:40 Goblin Cratermaker - 37:42 Niv-Mizzet, Parun - 38:55 Expansion Explosion - 42:12 Ionize - 44:18 Chemister's Insight - 45:54 Arclight Phoenix - 52:17 Dream Eater - 55:45 Notion Rain - 58:32 March of the Multitudes - 1:03:24 Bounty Agent - 1:06:02 Beast Whisperer - 1:07:21 Guildmage's Forum - 1:11:10 Question of the Week - 1:13:34 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
9/14/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 3 seconds
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Head GAMs E5 - Motivation

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fifth episode of Head GAMs! The listeners have spoken again, and they asked us to spend this week’s episode discussing motivation. How does motivation relate to self-determination theory? What’s the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation? How can we tap into our core values to provide us the motivation to pursue self-improvement? All this and more on this episode of Head GAMs! Links: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ National Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-8255 Contact and Support: twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
9/10/201846 minutes, 20 seconds
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GAM E92 - Guilds of Ravnica Card By Card

The first wave of Guilds of Ravnica previews are out, and we cover them all! From mechanics to manabases, everything is covered. Music: Donkey Kong Country 2 Timestamps: New mechanics - 0:58 The mana - 8:31 Legion Warboss - 12:33 Ral, Izzet Viceroy - 16:29 Thought Erasure - 20:42 Underrealm Lich - 26:43 Emmara, Soul of the Accord - 30:11 Boros Challenger - 33:54 Quasiduplicate - 35:12 Sinister Sabotage - 37:43 Macabre Hatchery - 38:48 Impervious Greatwurm - 40:20 Firemind's Research - 41:48 Narcomoeba - 43:59 Status and Statue - 51:31 Conclave Tribunal - 57:00 Moodmark Painter - 1:00:02 Question of the Week - 1:09:36 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
9/7/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Head GAMs E4 - Impostor Syndrome

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the fourth episode of Head GAMs! This week, listeners chose the topic of discussion via Twitter poll, and people wanted to hear all about Impostor Syndrome. How does Jonathan define Impostor Syndrome? Who among us is suffering from this pervasive form of self-doubt? How does Impostor Syndrome affect our ability to perform, and what can we do to overcome this mode of thinking? Bryan and Jonathan share experiences from their own battles with Impostor Syndrome and provide advice designed to help put Impostor Syndrome behind you. All this and more on this episode of Head GAMs! Contact and Support: twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
9/3/201843 minutes, 29 seconds
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GAM E91 - Unlock

It’s the week before preview season, and that means it’s perfect time for a “level up” episode, heavily inspired by the workings of Michael Majors! Gerry and Bryan talk about decks from Magic’s past that seemingly showed up out of nowhere, even though the pieces were there the whole time. They make the case for devouring information and not dismissing anything, even if it’s not quite there yet, in the hopes that their listeners can be on the forefront of technology. What do each of these decks and engines have in common? Bryan’s Friday article on StarCityGames.com is the perfect companion piece. Music: Dragon Ball FighterZ Timestamps: Rotation & Head GAMs - 3:30 Main topic - 8:12 Question of the week - 53:50 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
8/31/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Head GAMs E3 - We're Talking About Practice

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the third episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts are talking about practice. Not a game… practice. The discussion starts with the oft-cited “10,000 hour” rule. Does it really take 10,000 hours to become an expert at something? Jonathan then introduces his four-step system for effective practice and references his experience working with some of the top esports competitors in the world, including stories about how the best of the best practice their craft. Your preparation for your next big event starts here—with Head GAMs! Contact and Support: twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
8/26/201846 minutes
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GAM E90 - The Secrets That Will Help You Win Your RPTQ

Despite having to drop out of Grand Prix Los Angeles due to a migraine, Gerry learned two key secrets to winning in Standard. While it might be too late for him to utilize that knowledge, it’s perfect timing for those trying to win an RPTQ in the coming weeks. Even Bryan is on board! For those playing Modern this weekend, Bryan shares his perfect metagame deck. Oddly enough, Gerry agrees with him! The GAM Podcast is in perfect harmony this week. Music: Starcraft Protoss Victory Theme Timestamps: GPLA - 2:02 Sorcerous Spyglass - 10:16 R/B - 21:34 Grixis - 38:22 Modern - 44:54 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
8/24/201857 minutes, 25 seconds
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Head GAMs E2 - Optimizing Failure

Bryan and Jonathan are back for the second episode of Head GAMs! This week, the hosts are talking about coping with failure. Bryan talks through one of his greatest failures, as Jonathan clues him in on exactly what is happening in the brain when humans experience failure. How does failure relate to the five stages of grief? What are some exercises you can do during a potential failure to help avert disaster? Should failure be an essential part of your practice routines? All of this and more on this episode of Head GAMs! Contact and Support: twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
8/20/201850 minutes, 55 seconds
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GAM E89 - Everything About Turbo Fog

Bryan has been working hard on perfecting Turbo Fog for Grand Prix Los Angeles. Some, including Gerry, have thought Turbo Fog was dead now that people know about it, but Bryan disagrees! They talk about Standard's winners and losers heading into the weekend, but after that, it's all Turbo Fog, all the time. Gerry plays devil's advocate, grilling Bryan on each of his card choices and the viability of Turbo Fog in general. Music: Scott Pilgrim vs the World Time stamps: Announcements - 1:47 Standard metagame - 7:29 Turbo Fog - 26:23 Gerry's deck choice - 59:59 Question of the week - 1:06:47 Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] https://www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
8/17/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 35 seconds
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Head GAMs E1 – Intros and the Quickest Roads to Mental Improvement

Welcome to the very first episode of Head GAMs! Jonathan Carter is an accomplished performance psychology consultant who has worked with some of the best in e-sports. Bryan Gottlieb is a guy who talks a bunch. Together, they want to make you great at everything. Head GAMs is a discussion of the mental aspects of competition. No matter how you compete, Head GAMs will do its best to help you take your mental game to the next level! In this first episode, the hosts introduce themselves and discuss the genesis of Head GAMs. Bryan then puts Jonathan immediately to the test, asking for the highest impact adjustments he can make to his mental game to see improvement today. Links: Five-minute Journal – https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal What Good Are Positive Emotions by Barbara L. Fredrickson – http://www.unc.edu/peplab/publications/Fredrickson%201998.pdf Contact and Support: twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/JonathanACarter twitter.com/HeadGAMsPodcast [email protected]
8/13/201849 minutes, 13 seconds
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GAM E88 - The Future of Standard, Modern, and Legacy

With PT25A finally in the books, it's time to look ahead to future events, like GP Orlando and GP Brussels, and how PT25A is going to shape them. While Gerry's team had a dismal performance, was it because of their deck choices? If Gerry or Bryan were playing this weekend, what would be their weapon? This week's show wraps up with some HUGE announcements that you won't want to miss. Make sure you stick around for the entire episode! Music: Persona 4 Arena Time Stamps: Limited on the Pro Tour - 2:04 Legacy metagame at PT25A - 6:27 Standard - 27:03 Modern - 46:17 Question of the week - 58:49 Big announcements - 1:09:07 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
8/9/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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GAM E87 - Breaking PT25A

GAM E87 - Breaking PT25A The decklists are submitted and it’s time to battle! Gerry thinks he may have broken the format for PT25A and Bryan has many questions! The decks Gerry, Josh Cho, and Matt Severa settled on might surprise you, but they needed to make bold decisions to gain an edge. Get an update on what’s happening in each format and what’s going to stand out at PT25A in this all-encompassing episode. Music: Tactics Ogre Timestamps: Team Pro Tours - 7:29 Standard - 19:49 Modern - 32:17 Past Pro Tour decisions - 48:45 Legacy - 56:09 Question of the week - 1:10:33 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
8/3/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 13 seconds
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GAM E86 - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The GAM Podcast

GAM E86 - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The GAM Podcast Ever wanted to know who would replace Gerry or Bryan if they left the cast? Thanks to our wonderful Patrons from Patreon.com/thegampodcast, we now do five episodes per month. In this bonus episode, Gerry and Bryan solicited questions from The GAM Podcast Discord channel. They. Answered. Them. All. In this mammoth episode, you get to hear Gerry’s and Bryan’s takes on coverage, relationships, pizza, and everything in between. Music: Soul Blazer Contact and Support: https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] https://www.patreon.com/thegampodcast
7/31/20183 hours, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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GAM E85 - Going Deeper In Modern

For the first time ever, Gerry and Bryan take a deep dive into the Modern Magic Online decklists. They discuss each of the 46 decklists, talking about what they like and dislike, while also giving their opinion on each deck’s place in the format. From Vengevine to Death’s Shadow and Cragganwick Cremator to Erayo, this is an episode Modern players won’t want to miss! Music: Demon's Crest Timestamps: Goblins - 3:10 G/R stuff - 10:09 Infect - 15:27 KCI - 17:10 Mono-Blue Tron - 21:20 Dredgevine - 22:36 Bant Spirits - 28:05 Jeskai Control - 31:00 U/B Mill - 33:52 Amulet - 37:08 Reveler Jund - 44:09 G/R Eldrazi - 45:24 R/W Prison - 49:40 Esper Midrange - 53:16 Ponza - 1:02:32 Humans - 1:07:32 U/W Control - 1:12:26 G/R Valakut - 1:16:18 Modern match stats across the last 3 modern GP's: https://www.reddit.com/r/spikes/comments/907n9x/modern_last_3_gps_combined_stats/?st=JK2QA0GU&sh=0bc53577 Credit to https://www.reddit.com/user/Erzel_ Contact and Support twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
7/27/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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GAM E84 - The Sleeper Decks Of Core Set 2019 Standard

Goblin Chainwhirler is unplayable! Nah, just kidding, but it does seem to be just another great card in a sea of great cards. Is the reign of Goblin Chainwhirler finally over? Has Steel Leaf Champion taken the throne? How do Nicol Bolas, Sai, and the rest of Core Set 2019’s all-stars fit into the mix? Is Paradoxical Outcome the real deal? Gerry and Bryan cover all this, plus the Core Set 2019 card that’s poised to have the biggest impact in Modern! Music: We Love Katamari Timestamps: Militia Bugler in Modern - 1:30 Standard - 9:31 Vine Mare - 19:10 Zombies & Sarkhan's Unsealing - 33:02 Paradoxical Outcome - 38:20 Question of the week - 53:03 Contact and Support: twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
7/20/20181 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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GAM E83 - Taking A Hard Look At The First Core Set 2019 Standard Results

Core Set 2019 is officially out on Magic Online and the brewers have been doing work! Gerry and Bryan take a deep dive into the first 17 decklists to go 5-0 on Magic Online and pick out their favorites for the upcoming weeks. Who was the big winner from Core Set 2019? Is Stitcher's Supplier as great as Gerry predicted? Is Nicol Bolas running amok? Where do you want to be going forward? The GAM Podcast answers all these questions and more. Music: Donkey Kong Country Decks we've been playing - 7:34 B/U GPG - 13:23 Sifter Wurm - 22:11 Jeskai Control - 25:06 Grixis Midrange - 29:27 Zombies - 32:55 Steel Leaf Stompy win percentage - 46:04 B/U Midrange - 56:27 W/B Knights - 1:01:49 Question of the Week - 1:11:05 Contact and Support twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
7/12/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 29 seconds
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GAM E82 - Ten Modern Cards To Stay Away From

There’s more than one way to prepare for a tournament. Most of the time, you’ll narrow down your deck choice from among the best options, but what if you started in reverse? Gerry and Bryan break down the recent Modern events, talk about where the format is heading, and talk about things that absolutely won’t work in Modern going forward. None of your favorite decks are safe! Music: Cuphead Timestamps: GP Barcelona & SCGATL - 2:44 B&R Announcement - 12:39 Cards you shouldn't be playing in Modern - 21:52 Gerry's #1 - 27:30 Bryan's #2 - 34:09 Gerry's #2 - 36:58 Bryan's #3 - 39:01 Gerry's #3 - 43:52 Bryan's #4 - 48:54 Gerry's #4 - 50:20 Bryan's #5 - 52:01 Gerry's #5 - 56:37 Question of the week - 1:03:04 Contact and Support twitter.com/g3rryt twitter.com/bryango twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
7/6/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 24 seconds
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GAM E81 - Our Core Set 2019 Top 10s For Standard

With Core Set 2019 fully previewed, it's time to fully break down the set and talk about what looks good for Standard. Yes, there are Goblin Chainwhirler issues, but with the Standard metagame stabilizing and this set being chocked full of power, there will be cards from Core Set 2019 to make their way into Standard. Gerry and Bryan both have some surprises on their Top 10's. Can you guess which ones? Music: Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventures Time Stamps Gerry's #10 - 5:53 Bryan's #10 - 10:45 Gerry's #9 - 11:48 Bryan's #9 - 16:13 Bryan's #8 - 19:51 Gerry's #7 - 23:58 Bryan's #7 - 29:19 Gerry's #6 - 36:21 Gerry's #5 - 38:44 Gerry's #4 - 43:38 Bryan's #4 - 48:21 Gerry & Bryan #3 - 53:01 Bryan's #2 - 55:56 Gerry's #1 - 57:21 Question of the Week - 1:12:22 Contact and Support https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] patreon.com/thegampodcast
6/28/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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GAM E80 - Mardu, KCI, Infect, And More Core 2019 Previews

Grand Prix Las Vegas is in the books, and Krark-Clan Ironworks emerged victorious again. Gerry played trusty Mardu Pyromancer to a respectable 12-3 finish and shares his thoughts on the archetype. There was also the Modern PTQ on Magic Online that was won by... Goblins?! Infect is also silently crushing it, so where is Modern going next? Core 2019 continues to impress with reprints and new cards alike. Is there anything in the set that can contend with Goblin Chainwhirler?
6/21/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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GAM E79 - SCGCON, RPTQs, GP Las Vegas, and Core 2019 Previews!

Despite so many different events happening at the same time, The GAM Podcast aims to cover them all! Hear Gerry’s take on the B/U Midrange deck he played at the SCGINVI and his thoughts on Mardu Pyromancer leading up to Grand Prix Las Vegas. There’s also the RPTQ metagame and some talk about the first batch of cards previewed from the return to core sets.
6/15/20181 hour, 18 minutes
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GAM E78 - The Daddy Returns

Thanks to our wonderful Patrons for helping us reach our stretch goal -- The GAM Podcast now happens five times a month! These episodes are meant to be timeless classics, either as "level up" episodes or those interviewing guests. With that in mind, The GAM Podcast is proud to present our first returning guest: Kevin "The Daddy" Jones! Kevin talks about his monumental run at Pro Tour Dominaria that ultimately lead to him finishing a heartbreaking 17th place. Join Gerry, Bryan, and Kevin as they discuss the highest highs and lowest lows of playing on the Pro Tour. Daddie! Music: Smash Brothers Melee
6/14/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 55 seconds
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GAM E77 - How To Squander A Pro Tour And The Unified Standard Metagame

At Pro Tour Dominaria, Gerry blew a 3-0 start with a mediocre Standard record with R/B Midrange. Get his thoughts on the PT, the prevalence of red in general, and what to do going forward. Bryan spent the weekend glued to coverage, so he’s got his own thoughts on the matter as well. What’s more important is the RPTQs coming up and how to configure your team’s lineup. If you’re not sure what decks to play, The GAM Podcast has you covered! Music - Wave Race 64 Time Stamps PT Dominaria - 2:53 RPTQ prep - 31:41 Seat assignment & communication - 53:02 Question of the week - 1:01:28 Contact and Support https://twitter.com/g3rryt https://twitter.com/bryango https://twitter.com/TheGAMPodcast [email protected] Patreon.com/thegampodcast
6/7/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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GAM E76 - The New Best Deck In Modern

There will be a Pro Tour Dominaria recap next week (and some recommendations for Team Unified Standard), but for now, it's time to talk Modern! Is Jeskai Control the best deck in the entire format? Despite what Bryan says, it sure as hell isn't Tron. What about Humans? Mardu Pyromancer? Where do all these decks stand at the moment and what's the deck to play for SCG Regionals? Gerry and Bryan share their picks for the weekend! There will be a Pro Tour Dominaria recap next week (and some recommendations for Team Unified Standard), but for now, it's time to talk Modern! Is Jeskai Control the best deck in the entire format? Despite what Bryan says, it sure as hell isn't Tron. What about Humans? Mardu Pyromancer? Where do all these decks stand at the moment and what's the deck to play for SCG Regionals? Gerry and Bryan share their picks for the weekend!
6/1/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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GAM E75 - The GAM Podcast Goes To Toronto, Plus Finding The Truth

Gerry and Bryan (along with Todd Anderson) teamed together for Grand Prix Toronto and learned plenty of valuable lessons along the way. Hear about what The GAM Toddcast chose to play in each format, why, and what they would change. After last weekend, Gerry is confident he may have broken the team constructed format and can’t wait to put it into practice. There’s also a nice rant about Finding The Truth, what that means, why matchup percentages are irrelevant, and how to utilize it in your preparation.