First Strike – The Spirit of the Rules


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KYT, Robert Lombardi, and Andy Peters get togther to discuss Rivals of Ixalan sealed from Grand Prix Indy, new Modern decks for Grand Prix Toronto, and can new content segments save Grand Prix video coverage?

  • (00:03:46) Andy went to play Team Sealed at GP Indy, so how did that go? And what lessons did he learn for the new Limited format? So is Rivals of Ixalan a good Limited format?
  • (00:12:51) With the large side event at GP Indy, is Pauper more popular than Frontier?
  • (00:16:53) Should players already qualified for the Pro Tour be able to play in team PTQs to help other players qualify?
  • (00:27:44) UW Auras in Standard? What new cards can you look forward to facing in Standard now? What other decks from the SCG look promising? What do these decks say about Standard going forward?
  • (00:40:57) What does the Modern metagame in MTGO leagues look like for Robert? What does Andy suggest playing in Modern? Are there any innovations?
  • (00:57:20) Rich Hagon’s new content segments promised for the 2018 Grand Prix, can they bring an audience to Limited event coverage?
  • (01:03:31) Is the Vintage Super League stream better or worse than a regular Twitch stream? Will the “Conquer” format–banning decks Hearthstone style–they’ll be using for the Modern Super League provide good info about the format?

You hosts on Twitter:

Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @AnarKisTMTG
Andy Peters – @AndyAWKWARD

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