First Strike #78 – Fournier drives Standard Vehicles for the win online

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KYT, Derek, and Andy welcome Daniel Fournier, fresh off winning an MTGO Standard PTQ with BW Vehicles and Dean McLaren, winner of the Red Deer F2F Modern Open with Krark-Clan Ironworks.

  • (00:03:04) Is it a surprise that BW Vehicles took down a PTQ?
  • (00:11:50) What is the best Standard deck for this weekend? Is adjusting to your opponent’s sideboard plan more important than playing the right deck? Is [card]Cast Out[/card] better than [card]Vraska’s Contempt[/card]?
  • (00:34:33) Humans seems to be dominating Modern, so is KCI the deck to beat it? What was the Modern metagame in Red Deer? Just how good is [card]Karn, Scion of Urza[/card] in Affinity in Modern? Are [card]Death’s Shadow[/card] and Infect dead in Modern?
  • (00:46:21) Should [card]Splinter Twin[/card] be unbanned in the current Modern? What is expected for announcement day coming up, and will it be good or bad news for the Pro Tour?
  • (00:52:10) Is it getting too hard to be Pro Magic player these days?

Your hosts on Twitter:
Kar Yung Tom – @KYTmagic
Andy Robdrup – @AndyAWKWARD
Derek Pite – @misplacedginger
Daniel Fournier – @tirentu
Dean McLaren – @ManacleRend

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