First Strike #25 – From Limited Haymakers to Twitch Chat Solutions


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KYT, Robert, and Vince get together less than a week before Robert goes to the Pro Tour, to sound off on banning cards in Limited, the Standard deck to beat, and whether Twitch chat is really too toxic and how to fix it?

  • (00:01:00) Should Glorybringer be banned from Amonkhet Limited? Are haymaker bombs like this desirable in a Limited format?
  • (00:08:19) Is Honed Khopesh good in Limited?
  • (00:13:29) Any lessons learned in Limited since last episode that Robert hopes to take to the Pro Tour this weekend? Colour combinations not to play?
  • (00:16:43) How much effort should be put into “next levelling” the other drafters at the table?
  • (00:19:58) Is stock Mardu the deck to beat or the deck to play in Standard right now? Has Robert changed his opinion on Glorybringer in Mardu decks since testing?
  • (00:31:31) What is everyone’s stance on Twitch chat? Should it be moderated, shut off completely, or left alone, for Magic streams?
  • (00:50:54) Should Pro Tour Hall of Fame inductees always take the positive stance for the game?
  • (00:57:40) Are people playing Modern more than Standard?
  • (01:08:28) What are Rob’s plans between now and the Pro Tour?

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KYT – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4

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