First Strike #9 – From Prerelease Card Battles to the Digital Future


First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast that discusses competitive and social aspects of the game. In this episode, Aether Revolt Prereleases have just passed, and KYT moderates the debate topics between Doug Potter and Robert Lombardi.

  • (03:00) Doug and Robert’s Prerelease experience
  • (07:16) What Prerelease prize structures do they look for?
  • (19:51) Card Battle: Metallic Mimic vs Untethered Express?
  • (31:34) Best Aether Revolt Uncommons/Commons?
  • (38:38) Is it better to play first or draw in Sealed?
  • (46:40) Is it right to base bans on MTGO match data?
  • (54:02) What do the guys think of the digital offerings announcement by the WotC CEO?

You hosts on Twitter:

KYT – @kytmagic
Doug Potter – @DougPkr
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0