Monday, November 18, 2019
MTGO MCQ Champion Andy Robdrup and SCG Philly Champion Shaheen Soorani talk about their championship weekends!
Shaheen Soorani joins First Strike to talk about the state of competitive MTG before all of them dive into Modern.
KYT, Elliot, and Jonathan are joined by "Detective" Dhaliwal and MTGO ringer Tangrams, Dave Inglis, to look at whether any cards from the Hogaak deck will be feeling the banhammer Monday, and their Top 5 Core Set 2020 cards for Standard.
KYT, Robert, and Bryan get together to look at the decks to play in the current Modern metagame, the viability of a Pauper Grand Prix, and Ixalan sealed. Then they are joined by Jonathan Medina to discuss the success of the goofy set, Unstable.
KYT, Andy, Elliot, and Jonathan catch up with Detective Dhaliwal, who cracked the case of the Hamilton Open with Modern's new best deck, Hogaak Vengevine.
KYT, Andy, and Jonathan are joined by MTGO legend Daniel Goetschel to discuss electronic MtG in bricks and mortar stores, the Modern metagame for MC Barcelona, and the pitfalls of Modern Horizons draft.
KYT, Bryan Gottlieb, Andy Peters, Matthew Dilks, and Alex Bianchi get together to discuss fair decks in Modern, Grixis in Standard, and when a disqualification can be right but unfair.
KYT, Andy, Derek are graced by two thirds of the SCG Vegas Team Open winners, Markus Thibeau and First Strike's own Jonathan Zhang, as they look at making a team, the Standard metagame, and choosing Modern decks.
KYT, Derek, and Andy welcome the Affinity master himself, Alex Majlaton to talk about Affinity in the Jace Modern, as well as discussing playing after bans, and the new Magic 25 Limited format.
KYT is joined by Andy Peters and Alex Bianchi, who after figuring out the best deck in Standard and Modern, they tackle the mystery of why Team Canada can't do well at the World Magic Cup. Then Jonathan Medina shows up for the last half of hour of the show to debate the financial merits of Iconic Masters over Unstable.

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