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KYT, Robert, joined by ManaDeprived.com streamers Derek “Trophy Hunter” Pite and Travis “Semulin” Sowers, have the pleasure to introduce ManaDeprived’s official preview card, Wayward Swordtooth!

  • (00:03:18) How was streaming in 2017 as a full-time job for Travis? What is it like being in an official Streamer Showdown?
  • (00:08:54) How will this new 24-hour Rivals of Ixalan MTGO preview league work on January 5?
  • (00:13:02) Why does Travis love MTG Arena? And why is streamed MTGO Limited content better than watching Limited Grand Prix coverage?
  • (00:21:26) Is the WR Standard deck any good? But can it really beat Temur?
  • (00:28:42) Is Blood Sun a new Modern staple? And what deck is best to pick up to get into Modern right now?
  • (00:37:42) First impressions of our official preview card, Wayward Swordtooth. What Standard decks would want this card?
  • (00:54:33) Will Wayward Swordtooth and the Ascend mechanic work well in Limited?
  • (00:59:18) Predictions for the following Rivals of Ixalan cards: Azor’s Gateway? Angrath, the Flame-Chained? Huatli, Radiant Champion? Vraska, Scheming Gorgon? Angrath, Minotaur Pirate? Ravenous Chupacabra?
  • (01:19:06) As a whole, can Rivals of Ixalan have a big effect on the existing decks in Standard?
  • (01:23:55) What decks look good in Modern for the upcoming Modern Pro Tour?
  • (01:33:39) Should Magic judges be required to produce background checks before being certified?

You hosts on Twitter:

Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @AnarKisTMTG
Derek Pite – @misplacedginger
Travis Sowers – @Semulin

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