Community

  • This past weekend’s Standard Open and Modern IQ winner Trevor Humphries is under investigation by SCG for cheating (shuffling).

    • Prize money is being held until review is complete. If found guilty, prize will be donated to charity.

  • TCGPlayer 50k Championship is coming this weekend. Thoughts on the new schedule?

 

Competitive

  • SCG Worcester Standard Open:

    • Top 8 headlined by Dave Shiels (playing Jeskai) and Andrew Boswell (playing Lax Abzan Midrange)

    • Top 8 decks: 2 Jeskai, 3 Abzan Midrange, 1 Boss Sligh, 1 Gb Devotion, 1 Temur Midrange

    • Won(?) by Trevor Humphries playing Jeskai. (0 Rabblemasters, 3 Brimaz and 1 Narset maindeck)

  • Legacy Open won by Ben Glancy playing Esper Deathblade featuring 3 Treasure Cruise.

    • Treasure Cruise is taking over! 4 decks with Treasure Cruise in the top 8 including 2 U/R Delver decks.

  • Modern IQ

    • Won(?) by Trevor Humphries.

    • 2 Naya Zoo in the top 8.

    • 4 U/R Delver in the top 16, all with Treasure Cruise.

    • Dig Through Time starting to show up in various lists, including Twin and Jeskai Geist.

 

  • Grand Prix Los Angeles:

    • Notable top 8 competitors: Brad Nelson (Mardu Midrange), National Team member Isaac Sears (Abzan Aggro)

    • Top 8 decks: 2 Abzan Aggro, 2 Abzan Midrange, 2 Boss Sligh, 1 GR Monsters, 1 Mardu Midrange

    • Won by Daniel Scheid playing GR Monsters.

      • Top 16 included Patrick Chapin (Abzan Midrange), Brian Kibler (Temur Monsters), Fabrizio Anteri (Abzan Midrange), and Valentin Mackl (Mardu Midrange)

 

  • Dave’s Deck Corner

    • Spotlight on the Mardu list played by Brad Nelson, Valentin Mackl, and Patrick Dickmann.

 

This Weekend

 

  • Mike and Morgan talk about preparation, what decks they are thinking of playing at the TCGPlayer 50k?
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Community

FNM Updates, Now you can play literally anything



Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir CoverageU



Competitive

Pro Tour Decklists

  • Three of top lists are Jeskai Wins, three of top lists are some form of Abzan (two midrange, one aggro), one Jeskai Ascendancy Combo list, one UB control list (#idontneednogreen)

 

You Know What Really Grinds My Tears?

 

States

 

Fun

Pro Tour Fantasy Draft - Mike won! Yay!

 

Direct download: AYES61.mp3
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Community

 

  • Newest MTGO Fail of the Week

    • Half of the top 8 had auto-submitted 80 card decks.

    • Winner was asked by Mike Turian to re-play the finals, which he declined.

    • There will be a make-up top 8 played on Nov 2nd for another slot.

 

Competitive

 

  • No Standard last week as SCG was off for GP Orlando (limited).

 

  • Won by Eugene Hwang, playing Mardu.

    • Solid top 8 headlined by the adorable duo of Melissa Detora and Frank Lepore. Other notables included Harry Corvese, Pierre Mondon, Sol Malka.

    • Tom Ross dominated the tournament until the final 2 rounds, where he took his only losses.

    • What do we think of the limited format, from what we have seen so far?

 

TCG STATES: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/deck_search_result.asp?Location=2014+Standard+State+Championships+-+Ohio



  • SCG Fall States

    • What are we all planning on playing?

    • Is the expected metagame any different now that we have some results?

 

  • At Your End Step Fantasy Pro Tour

 

Qualified Players: http://magic.wizards.com/en/protour/ktk/invitations

 

Top 25 last year: http://magic.wizards.com/en/protour/standings/poy201314

 



Jordan

  1. Yuya Watanabe

  2. Josh McClain

  3. Patrick Chapin

  4. Stanislav Cifka

 

Mike

  1. Jeremy Dezani

  2. Owen Turtenwald

  3. Josh Utter-Leyton

  4. Jon Finkel

 

Morgan

  1. Shuhei Nakamura

  2. Jared Boettcher

  3. Melissa DeTora

  4. Yuuki Ichikawa

 

Dave

 

  1. Reid Duke

  2. William Huey Jensen

  3. Tom Martell

  4. Tomoharu Saito

Direct download: AYES60.mp3
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Community

 

  • SCG Coverage Discussion

    • New Jersey had fine coverage, Indy eh….

      • No Deck Techs

      • No Feature Match Area

      • No Top 8 Profiles, etc.

 

Competitive

 

  • Dual SCG Opens

 

  • How Did We Do?

    • Jordan and his awesome top 8, Mike Cashed

    • Format Discussion, AYES decks going forward

 

 

  • Legacy Opens

    • Indy top 4 featured 4 Elves decks. Riley finished top 4 while Bobby Colegrove took it down.

    • NJ was taken down by Bob Huang playing UR Delver featuring 4 Monastery Swiftspear and 4 Treasure Cruise. (Khans immediate impact on Legacy).

Direct download: AYES59.mp3
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Khans of Tarkir New Standard Preview

 

Community

 

  • Prerelease: Mike - Mardu, Jeskai, Dave - Temur. Morgan - Abzan

  • Thoughts on

    • New seeded rares/pack

    • Sealed Format

    • Outlook on Draft Format

 

Competitive

 

 

Strategy Mailbag

 

Chase asks thoughts on Wingmate Roc in Abzan Midrange?

 

Zeb wants to know if a deck featuring Hardened Scales is possible?

 

Min wants more info about Jeskai - Jeskai burn specifically

 

Mike wants to know about Ktk  Wedges vs Shards Wedges (more fetches)


RG wants to know if any of the outlast cards are good enough with Ajani Steadfast?

Direct download: AYESEpisode58.mp3
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Khans of Tarkir Spoiler Extravaganza!

 

Community

 

  • The Community Cup

    • The Community winning means we get promos and formats

    • Coverage was entirely unwatchable

  •  Cube Invitational

    • Mike crushes it and all those who opose

 

Competitive

 

 

SPOILER EXTRAVAGANZA

 

http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/ktk-cig-en

 

Work through the colors hitting notable cards. (Discuss playability in Standard, Modern, Limited, Cube, Battlebox)

 

  • White - 0:21:00

  • Blue - 0:45:00

  • Black - 1:05:00

  • Red - 1:23:00

  • Green - 1:43:00

  • Multicolor, Artifacts, Lands -  1:54:00
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Community

  • The PAX Party

    • Cards Announced - www.mythicspoiler.com

      • New Clan Charms - Utilizing New Formatting

      • All 5 Mechanics

        • Jeskai - Prowess

        • Mardu - Raid

        • Temur - Ferocious

        • Azban - Outlast

        • Sultai - Delve

      • Clan Enchantments

      • New Walkers: Sorin, Solemn Visitor, Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

      • 5 Mana Wrath and more!

  • Reveal of Fate Reforged - http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/announcingfrf-en

    • Sarkhan goes back in time to save Ugin

    • Connection to Zendikar/Eldrazi

    • Nicol Bolas spotted in the art

    • Pre-Mending Walkers?



Competitive

 

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Mike, Dave and Morgan are back this week to discuss GP Kobe, SCG Washington, DC and the recent changes made to Standard rotation and block structure.

 

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Direct download: AYES55.mp3
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Hello boys and girls!

Mike, Jordan, Morgan and Dave are back this wekk to talk GenCon and the new Kahns cards that were spoiled. We also discuss the PTQ that happened in Columbus, as well as discuss a hot button issue in the community. You'll have to listen to see which one it is!

Direct download: AYESepi54.mp3
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Morgan, Dave, Mike and Jordan discuss the organized play changes as well as discuss the Pro Tour in depth!

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