From Canadian Nationals to the World Championship


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KYT, Robert, and Vince are joined by Kelly Ackermann from Face to Face Games Toronto, host of the 2017 Canadian Nationals.

  • (00:00:50) How excited is Kelly for Canadian Nationals this weekend in Toronto? Who else is heading to Nationals?
  • (00:05:34) What does the cast thing of the new Magic 25 logo, and will it change the back of Magic cards?
  • (00:16:18) Friday at Canadian Nationals: what is the difference between Last Chance Qualifiers, and Trials? What else is going on in other formats like Vintage and Legacy? What can attendees expect from the Prize Wall?
  • (00:36:22) What are the popular formats in Toronto right now?
  • (00:40:44) Will the World Championship have any impact on Nationals or even the Pro Tour?
  • (00:48:42) Which deck from the World Championship would Rob play at Nationals? And why won’t he play UB Control?
  • (01:04:54) How was the World Championship overall, as an event? What does it say about Standard?
  • (01:16:21) Any Ixalan draft tips to be gleaned from the World Championship? How important is the UG Merfolk deck?
  • (01:28:58) Rob’s MOCS results playing Ixalan sealed.

You hosts on Twitter:

Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Rob Lombardi – @AnarKisTMTG
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4
Kelly Ackermann – @TPGKelly

First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast hosted that discusses the week’s hottest competitive and social topics of the game.