Episode 163

Talking Magic in Trying Times


March 2nd, 2022

1 hr 45 mins 13 secs

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About this Episode

It's been a trying week. We needed a break. So this week, we're going to keep it positive by taking some time to discuss what we've been enjoying in Magic and beyond. It's a bit of a grab bag — we talk about the MOCS, Slogurk, Creativity, Oni-Cult, paper magic, hanging with Stan, hanging with Shane, and more. Stan gets a trophy. Dave loses creatively. Shane finds a deck he thinks is cool.

We'll also be donating the proceeds of this week's episode to Trans Lifeline (https://translifeline.org/) and the UN Refugee Agency (https://www.unhcr.org/).

The Break Down: Good Things in MOCS
The Dive Down: Good Things in Modern
The Dive Down, pt2: Good Things in Magic

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5:39 - Housekeeping
9:41 - The Break Down: The MOCS
15:29 - What makes GDS so good?
21:36 - The power of Lurrus
29:29 - Saturday's Modern Challenge
34:12 - The top 8
38:40 - The Super Qualifier top 8
42:40 - Are we banning Lurrus?
46:00 - A brief diversion
48:52 - The Dive Down begins - Stan likes Standard
54:10 - Dave plays Limited
1:00:31 - A mini deck tech on Aspiringspike's Rakdos Anvil in Modern
1:09:41 - Other Aspiringspike thoughts on Modern
1:11:20 - Stan 5-0's with Temur Slogurk
1:19:38 - Dave playing Indominatable Creativity
1:28:10 - Stan getting better at Magic
1:35:25 - Non-Magic things that bring us joy
1:43:40 - Closing out

Links from this week's episode:
The MOCS: https://magic.gg/events/2021-magic-online-champions-showcase-season-3
Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12392345#paper
The PTQ: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-super-qualifier-12392317#paper
Spike's Oni-Cult VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jlf1Ay6bWI&ab_channel=Aspiringspike
Stan's Slogurk Deck: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4647667#paper

Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name?

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