The Dive Down is a podcast focused on Magic: The Gathering's Modern and Pioneer formats, with the casual spike in mind. Each week your hosts Dave, Shane, Stanislav, and Zak discuss decks, events, and level-up topics related to the latest non-rotating formats.
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Episode | December 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 47 mins
The guys get together in a studio to indulge themselves with discussion of our favorite Dive Down (and Magic) moments of 2019.
The Break Down: We talk about what we have been playing and enjoying in Modern and Pioneer
The Dive Down: The best (and worst) of 2019
Episode | December 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 45 mins
The Dive Down teams up with Faithless Brewing to bring you a deck dive into Five Color Niv-Mizzet!
The Break Down: The week of Pioneer PTQs and the subsequent bans
The Dive Down: The Five Color Niv-Mizzet deck dive!
Episode | December 2nd, 2019 | 56 mins 22 secs
In our third bonus episode, we take questions from our awesome fans and listeners about Magic the Gathering and our personal lives.
Episode | November 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
The crew tackle a level-up topic: how to overcome the challenge of picking up a new deck!
The Break Down: GP Columbus
The Dive Down: That Fresh Deck Smell
The Dive Down, cont.: Those Fresh Deck Plans
Episode | November 22nd, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
This week, the Dive Down looks at some of Modern's bans throughout history, and examine how they shaped the format as it today.
The Beak Down: SCG Invitational, Modern and Pioneer results
The Dive Down: A history of bans and their impact on Modern
The Wind Down: The cards we liked in 2019
Episode | November 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 51 mins
This week, the Dive Down gents explore three winning decks from the breakout new format - Pioneer!
The Break Down: Veil of Summer banned, and the MTGO Modern Challenge
The Dive Down: S/B/H Pioneer Edition!
The Wind Down: Archival Masters
Episode | November 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 41 mins
This week, The Dive Down gents do a patent-pending Dive into a fan favorite tribe - Spirits! We also discuss the first wave of Pioneer bans and the decks of the first Pioneer PTQ.
Breaking News - The first Pioneer bans!
The Break Down - The first Pioneer PTQ!
The Dive Down - A Spooky Modern Tribe
Episode | November 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 46 mins
This week we dive deep on Magic's latest boogeyman — Oko, Thief of Crowns. Is it one of the best cards ever or just one of the goodest? We work it out in between tournament reports on SCG Atlanta and the first MTGO Pioneer Challenge.
The Break Down: SCG Open Atlanta
The Dive Down: Oko, Thief of Hearts
The Wind Down: The First Challenge of Pioneering
Episode | October 29th, 2019 | 59 mins 9 secs
In our second monthly bonus episode, we revisit our Modern Horizons grades to see what we missed on - and why.
The Dive Down: Modern Horizons Revisited
Episode | October 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
We talk the SCG Regionals, the decks that got away, and, oh yeah, an ENTIRELY NEW ETERNAL FORMAT - Pioneer!
The Break Down: SCG Regionals
The Dive Down: Welcome to Pioneer Town
The Wind Down: White Whales
Episode | October 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 42 mins
We go over the SCG Indy (AKA the Motor City) Open, then perform our patented deep dive process on the various Urza-based decks showing up in Modern!
The Break Down: The Motor City SCG Open
The Dive Down: Playing Vintage in Modern
The Wind Down: How the podcast has impacted our play
Episode | October 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 40 mins
The crew talk about combo decks they have tested with new Throne of Eldraine cards.
The Break Down: Modern Challenge
The Dive Down: "Wait, do you just win here?"
The Wind Down: I Don't want No Slump
Episode | October 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 39 mins
The crew do a deck dive into a personal favorite - Mono-Red Prison!
The Break Down: #OkoWatch2019
The Dive Down: SSG Ritual Ritual Karn
The Wind Down: Pocket Monsters
Episode | September 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 13 mins
magic the gathering, modern magic, trading cards
The Dive Down: Reducing Libraries to Zero With UB Mill
Episode | September 27th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
The Dive Down: Our picks to click from Throne of Eldraine
The Wind Down: Our plans for some tournament downtime
Episode | September 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
The Break Down: Greetings from Ghent
The Dive Down: 15 Card Combos
The Wind Down: Friendly Favorites