First Strike #45 – From the Policy Changes to Ixalan Prereleases


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KYT, Doug, Vince, and Canada Regional Coordinator Jonathan Goud look at the new Communication policy changes, and lessons leared from Ixalan Prereleases.

  • (00:02:47) After Jonathan explains the new optional choices communication policy, what do the guys think of it?
  • (00:23:23) How does this new policy compare to the Missed Triggers policy? Even Pacts?
  • (00:48:24) Have you heard of the Levine Trench? And how does Doug use that to get better at Magic?
  • (00:56:23) So did anything change about the Bribery rules?
  • (01:00:10) What changed about Exert?
  • (01:07:15) How successful were the guys at their Ixalan Prereleases?
  • (01:26:25) What archetypes might be valid for Team Sealed at GP Providence this weekend?
  • (01:29:09) Which archetypes look promising for Ixalan draft?

You hosts on Twitter:

Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Doug Potter – @dougPkr
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4
Jonathan Goud – Level 3 DCI judge, and Head judge for Canadian Nationals

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