First Strike #41 – From Legendary Planeswalkers?! To Ixalan Sleepers


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KYT returns to a dino-sized week of Ixalan spoilers, so he gathers Bryan Gottlieb and Vince D’Agostino to debate all the news surrounding the newest Magic set.

  • (00:01:50) How about that Ixalan card theft exposé?
  • (00:04:24) Legendary Planeswalkers?! Flavour fail or intuitive rules move?
  • (00:11:14) Jace, Cunning Castaway, does this look good? In which format? Standard or Modern?
  • (00:22:21) Are you on board with the flavour of dinosaurs and pirates? How about mechanics like double-faced cards or vehicles being back so soon? Is there too much going on in Ixalan?
  • (00:34:40) Would it be too early to return to the Energy mechanic, too?
  • (00:41:54) Vraska’s Contempt: just another version of Hero’s Downfall, or is this something flexible and better?
  • (00:48:29) Old Growth Dryad: too symmetrical, or a great start to the curve?
  • (00:55:20) Ruin Raider: is this the new Bob?
  • (01:01:13) Constructed news: Surprised that there were no new bans in Modern or Standard? Why is Bryan playing Temur Energy in Standard?

You hosts on Twitter:

Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Bryan Gottlieb – @BryanGo
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4

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