Temur Rhinos are craschading onto this week's show, in a classic deck dive into the midrangy combo deck. Plus a preview of the upcoming Nerd Rage Series Modern Trial in Mundelein! Stan's been playing a lot of Rhinos lately, and some recent discounts on Force of Negation finally got Shane to pull the trigger on buying the deck. So Dave said "let's do a deck dive!" and in the ensuing practice matches, we discovered an amazing thing... everyone loves playing this deck! We also kick off the episode with some metagame predictions and leaderboard check-in ahead of this weekend's Nerd Rage Series Modern Trial in Mundelein.
The Break Down: NRG: Chicago Preview
The Dive Down: A Deck We Can All Agree On
The Dive Down, cont: Crashing in for the Win
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1:38 - Housekeeping
6:58 - The Break Down begins: The NRG Modern 10k trial preview
11:48 - The potential NRG metagame
19:48 - What will the season leaders be playing?
23:00 - The Barbers of Seville
25:45 - The Dive Down begins - These Rhinos are Making me Crashy!
31:13 - What is this deck all about?
38:29 - The construction of the deck
42:14 - The interaction
50:50 - Additional threats and interaction
53:58 - Flex spots
58:43 - The sideboard
1:06:37 - Sweet plays and protips
1:10:44 - Keep or mull
1:16:14 - How to tempo your opponent out
1:24:16 - Buying yourself some time
1:28:15 - Matchups
1:37:03 - Sideboards
1:40:00 - Other Rhino variants
1:42:59 - Our takes on Rhinos
1:49:58 - Closing out
Links from this week's episode:
The NRG Chicago Modern 10k: https://articles.nerdragegaming.com/event/nrg-series-15000-trial-weekend-chicagoland-il/
Crashing Footfalls: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4963081#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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