Ravnica Allegiance Set Review Part 2 – Ep 83



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing and decorative ferns
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 83 Community Spotlight:
    1. @UltimateGuard – 00:03:27
      1. Backpack Video link: https://twitter.com/i/status/1088874145369055232
    2. @TheTokenOtaku, @Tequila_Nebula – 00:03:46, 00:43:49
    3. @mark_behm – 00:07:17
    4. @CMDRCentral – 00:15:31
  3. Main Topic – Ravnica Allegiance: The Best of The Rest
    1. Disclaimer: These are cards, in our opinion, that we think could be good in Commander. If we didn’t talk about your favorite card in this show, or the previous one, tweet at us and let us know!
    2. White
      1. Smothering Tithe
      2. Unbreakable Formation
    3. Blue
      1. Mass Manipulation
      2. Persistent Petitioners
      3. Sphinx of Foresight
    4. Black
      1. Font of Agonies
    5. Red
      1. Mirror March
    6. Green
      1. End-Raze Forerunners
      2. Guardian Project
      3. Rampage of the Clans
    7. Gold
      1. Bedevil
      2. Biomancer’s Familiar
      3. Captive Audience
      4. Cindervines
      5. Dovin, Grand Arbiter
      6. Emergency Powers
      7. Ethereal Absolution
      8. Frilled Mystic
      9. High Alert
      10. Hydroid Krasis
      11. Kaya, Orzhov Usurper
      12. Kaya’s Wrath
      13. Rhythm of the Wild
      14. Simic Ascendancy
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Slinging Spells and Drawing Cards, A Niv-Mizzet Story – Ep 82


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 82 Community Spotlight:
    1. Mothership Books and Games – 00:13:16, 00:51:24
    2. Correction: Dig Through Time doesn’t trigger Parun – 00:14:48
    3. See our Commander 2018 Preview Card Video for Chaos Warp – 00:35:48 (https://youtu.be/sjyr-fQfEuk)
    4. @noahbradley – 00:40:21
    5. @JoshLeeKwai– 00:45:14
  3. League Update:
    1. Getting ready to start up for Season 6 – The Brawl.
  4. Main Topic – Deck Tech of Niv-Mizzet Parun EDH Deck
    1. See the Deck here:
    2. Opened Niv-Mizzet in my Pre-Release pack and have been really wanting to build around him for a while, but just got around to it.
    3. The idea of the deck is to cast a bunch of instants to draw a bunch of cards to do a bunch of damage.
    4. Aside about how we built the deck together, sitting in the same room.
    5. Cards
      1. Card Draw
        1. Treasure Cruise
        2. Dig Through Time
        3. Windfall
        4. Dictate of Kruphix
        5. Consecrated Sphinx
        6. Cantrips (Usually bad in EDH)
          1. Brainstorm
          2. Ponder
          3. Preordain
          4. Serum Visions
        7. Counterspells
          1. Pact of Negation
          2. Swan Song
          3. Disallow
          4. Cryptic Command
          5. Mystic Confluence
        8. Spell Duplication
          1. Primal Amulet
          2. Sunbird’s Invocation
          3. Thousand-Year Storm
          4. Mizzix’s Mastery
          5. Epic Experiment
        9. Spell Recursion
          1. Snapcaster Mage
          2. The Mirari Conjecture
          3. Mission Briefing
          4. Archaeomancer
          5. Venser, Shaper Savant
        10. Removal
          1. Thing in the Ice
          2. Lightning Bolt
          3. Vandalblast
          4. Cyclonic Rift
          5. Chaos Warp
          6. Aetherize
          7. Evacuation
        11. Turns
          1. Time Warp
          2. Karn’s Temporal Sundering
        12. Creatures
          1. Psychosis Crawler
          2. Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
          3. Guttersnipe
        13. Tutors
          1. Firemind’s Foresight
          2. Merchant Scroll
        14. Artifacts
          1. Sensei’s Divining Top
          2. Lightning Greaves
          3. Thought Vessel
          4. Vedalken Orrery
        15. Lands
          1. Desolate LightHouse
          2. Reliquary Tower
          3. Riptide Laboratory
        16. Win Conditions
          1. Niv-Mizzet, Parun
          2. Keranos, God of Storms
          3. Omniscience
          4. Palinchron
          5. Grapeshot
          6. Capsize
        17. Cards We Cut
          1. Remand
          2. Izzet Locket
          3. High Tide
          4. Stormtide Leviathan
          5. Hypothesizzle
          6. River’s Rebuke
          7. Psychic Corrosion
          8. Cards that said Look at X cards from the top of your library and put Y cards into hand.


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The Commanders of Ravnica Allegiance and Top 3 Picks – Ep 81


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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 81 Community Spotlight:
    1. @JumboCommander (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cR4-qGHUaM) – 00:16:33
    2. Magali Villeneuve (@Cathaoir1) – 00:22:50
    3. @CommanderinMtG (http://www.commanderinmtg.com/2019/01/03/e156-ravnica-allegiance-preview-card-wilderness-reclamation-mtgrna.html) – 00:32:40
  3. Main Topic – Ravnica Allegiance Commanders
    1. Disclaimer CJ has not seen any of this stuff till just now
    2. Potential Commanders
      1. Judith, the Scourge Diva
      2. Lavinia, Azorius Renegade
      3. Nikya of the Old Ways
      4. Prime Speaker Vannifar
      5. Rakdos, the Showstopper
      6. Teysa Karlov
      7. Zegana, Utopian Speaker
      8. The Haunt of Hightower (Buy-a-box promo)
    3. Ryan and CJ’s Top 3
      1. Ryan
        1. 3 – Wilderness Reclamation
        2. 2 – Angel of Grace
        3. 1 – Electrodominance
      2. CJ
        1. 3 – Guardian Project
        2. 2 –  Pestilence Spirit
        3. 1 –  Priest of Forgotten Gods
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Get on the 2019 Hype Train – Ep 80


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Get on the 2019 Hype Train – Ep 80

  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 80 Community Spotlight:
    1. Correction: Ravnica Allegiance is NOT coming out on Arena on January 8th – 00:11:50
    2. @BrandSanderson (https://magic.wizards.com/en/story) – 00:13:40
    3. @Gladwell – 00:14:00
    4. @commanderinmtg – 00:15:48
    5. @TolarianCollege – 00:29:42
    6. @CrypticStudios – 00:35:10
    7. @dpkrausejr – 00:38:43
    8. @maro254 – 00:40:05
    9. @CommandersBrew (https://overcast.fm/+E4-wODTus) – 00:45:23
    10. @MtgDeckCheck – 00:53:15
  3. Main Topic – 2019 Predictions and Hype
    1. Further evolution and development of MtG Arena
      1. Big tournaments!
      2. Ryan BP: Will exit from Beta in 2019
        1. No mobile client in 2019
      3. Standard, Pauper, and Singleton Tournaments on the fly
    2. Card sets
      1. Upcoming Expert sets
        1. Ravnica Allegiance – release date: January 25, 2019
          1. Zack – Probably Ravnica
        2. Milk: Spring 2019
          1. Zack – (Phyrexia)
        3. Archery: September 2019
          1. Zack – (Chronicles)
      2. Core 2020
        1. Zack – BP: Garruk comes back to kill the MTG UNIVERSE
      3. 2019 Commander Set
        1. Ryan’s bold prediction: PARTNERS!
      4. Other Boutique set
        1. Ryan’s guess: Conspiracy 3
        2. Modern Genesis
  1. Spellbook: Chandra!!!!
  2. Other intro player set/boardgame/thing thing
    1. Like the DnD board games
  3. Bold predictions!
    1. Wizards announce an MtG Cartoon
    2. Maybe possibly, is it too soon? Nah, it can’t be too soon, is it? Magic MMO by Cryptic is not released but the release date is  ANNOUNCED in 2019. Zack – But they try to monetize the beta starting in Dec 2019.
    3. Wizards begin to include a code with each booster that gives you a booster in Arena.
  4. GP Zack’s Big Ass House
  5. Mark Rosewater’s Tweet:
    1. “My Christmas gift for all of you is a quote: “In my twenty-three years working on the game, I have never been more excited for a suite of Magic products than I am for 2019. Magic fans are in for an amazing year!” #WotCStaff” – https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1077624839827992576
    2. “To clarify my quote from earlier. I’ve been excited about individual sets in the past, but this is the first time I’ve expressed enthusiasm for an entire year’s worth of products. #WotCStaff” – https://twitter.com/maro254/status/1077825655922819072
  6. No matter what, we are in for some surprises and 2019 is looking great!
  7. A1 Spicy Predictions
    1. Ryan – BP: More stories like from Brandon Sanderson
    2. Ryan – BP: Commander 2019 decks come with Arena redeem code
    3. Zack  – BP – Like the DnD board games
    4. Zack  – BP – Big year for MtG Puzzlequest.
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  9. Thanks for listening, kind message, mic drop
  10. Outro – Top 10 Snacks in ‘Murica!
    1. Water: Not even in the top 10!!!
    2. No way is Canada’s Snack game anywhere NEAR USA
    3. 10 – Leftover Mac and Cheese from Ryan’s Daughter’s Dinner
    4. 09 – Beef Jerky (Peppered is best, hands down, no argument!)
    5. 08 – Rejected Chocolates Butler’s wife gets from the factory
    6. 07 – Breakfast Tacos
    7. 06 – Poutine
    8. 05 – Chex Mix
    9. 04 – Ryan’s Leftover Halloween Candy
    10. 03 – Chipotle
    11. 02 – Beer
    12. 01 – Cheese Log and Triscuits

Lands Matter! – Ep 79



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  1. Thanks
    1. Mike Condon for the music and editing
    2. Vanessa
    3. Tiffany for the logo/icon
  2. Ep 79 Community Spotlight:
    1. @bmkibler – 00:07:33
    2. @JoshLeeKwai – 00:18:54
  3. Streamer Events – Kibler’s Giant Monsters
    1. I played, Zack did not
    2. Apparently shifting Meta
  4. Main Topic – Lands Matter!
    1. Corrections, retractions, and apologies – CJ misspoke in the arcades episode about how many lands he ran. He said 32 but it’s 36.
    2. EDH and 60-card constructed are not the same but we can use 60-card and the ideal example
    3. Mana Curve, maybe talk about the original Sligh
    4. CJ’s Guilds of Ravnica Boros deck from MTG Arena  5-0 with fewer lands in play than opponent, Every Game
    5. Agro Vs. Control
    6. When to cheat Vs. When to flood
    7. Optimal (fetches and shocks) vs guildgates
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