First Strike #11 – From FNM Promo Cards to Pro Tour Predictions


First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast that discusses competitive and social aspects of the game. In this episode, Pro Tour Aether Revolt is just around the corner, and KYT moderates the debate topics between Robert Lombardi, Doug Potter, and Bryan Gottlieb.

  • (0:02:00) So how about the new FNM promos?
  • (0:06:00) Is it time to sell your MTGO collection? What will Magic Digital Next bring?
  • (0:20:00) Are we heading towards a two-deck format in Standard again, with Jeskai Saheeli vs Green-Black?
  • (0:26:00) Will Walking Ballista be good at the Pro Tour?
  • (0:31:00) If this a two-deck Standard, will there be more bans after the Pro Tour?
  • (0:43:00) Should players keep testing Standard this week, or just wait for the Pro Tour?
  • (0:47:00) Is UR Artifacts still a legitimate archetype in Aether Revolt draft?
  • (0:55:00) How excited are you for the Pro Tour teams? Which is your favourite?

First Strike’s Pro Tour Team Picks:

  • KYT: Team Face to Face Games
  • Doug: Last Samurai
  • Bryan: Mutiny
  • Rob: Team Puzzle Quest

You hosts on Twitter:

KYT – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0
Doug Potter – @DougPkr
Bryan Gottlieb – @BryanGo