First Strike #31 – From Vegas New Modern to the Hour of Revelation

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Robert Lombardi, Bryan Gottlieb, and Vince D’Agostino find themselves hosted by none other than Doug Potter, and boy did Grand Prix Las Vegas give them lots to talk about!

  • (00:03:00) What an interesting Modern top 8 from Grand Prix Vegas! Where was Grixis [card]Death’s Shadow[/card]?
  • (00:10:28) Wait, quad sleeves? Does that really protect four times as well as one set of sleeves?
  • (00:15:07) Is post Marvel-banning Standard worth playing? What does the format look like now?
  • (00:23:45) What one deck in Standard would each host recommended today?
  • (00:26:59) Are Magic Online drafts really being cheated by a cabal of eight players working together?
  • (00:37:21) Should the content creators not talk about leaked spoilers, like the leaked sheet of Ixalan rares?
  • (00:47:16) Reactions to HOU cards previewed in Vegas: Hour of Revelation, cycling Deserts, Scorpion God, Grind/to/Dust.
  • (00:59:35) There’s a team format Pro Tour coming! How can a team prepare for this format? Is it a good format for a Pro Tour?

You hosts on Twitter:

Doug Potter – @dougpkr
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0
Bryan Gottlieb – @BryanGo
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4

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