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It’s the dawning of a new (or new-old) day here at ManaDeprived. Mike Flores is joined by SCG Regionals Champion (and fellow Burn afficionado) Roman Fusco [http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=111507] for a new weekly podcast revisiting the great articles of Magic’s strategic history.
Mike and Roman did a fairly long episode with “How to Win a PTQ” in the first episode of Ancestral Recall. This time around they opt for a short article that you may have heard of – Who’s the Beatdown?
Does Who’s the Beatdown? hold up?
It’s up to Roman to make that call… But here’s an excerpt from its originator:
“‘Who’s the Beatdown?’ is remembered because it was first, not because it was best.”
-Michael J. Flores
The duo shift in the second half of the podcast to a discussion of how to approach similar matchups today (e.g. B/G in Standard), Mike reminisces about Rebel Informer, and conclude on the process of deck selection.
Original Article: Available at Deckade – http://amzn.to/deckade
Mike Flores – @fivewithflores
Roman Fusco – @RomanFusco