First Strike #43 – From Examining the Arena To Looking Like a Conquistador


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KYT, Robert, and Vince reveal two exclusive Ixalan previews, and take an in-depth look at the newly-announced MTGArena digital game.

  • (00:02:05) KYT came out of retirement to play UW at a Modern PPTQ, how did he do and what does he think of the deck?
  • (00:16:43) First impressions of MTGArena?
  • (00:33:22) Will the design of card mechanics for real life Magic be influenced by MTGArena?
  • (00:39:13) Could poker card-reading technology help streaming really Magic? What else could benefit feature matches?
  • (00:49:41) Viewer question: In IRL PPTQs, should anything be done about players who double draw into Top 8?
  • (00:56:48) New Blood Moon rule changes: How big is this?
  • (01:03:35) First Strike looks at two exclusive Ixalan Previews: Vicious Conquistador
  • (01:01:11) …and Makeshift Munitions!
  • (01:18:01) More Ixalan spoilers: Growing Rites of Itlimoc, Spell Swindle, Bellowing Aegisaur, Huatli,Warrior Poet, Vraska, Relic Seeker

You hosts on Twitter:

Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @AnarKisTMTG
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.