Episode 27

Knights of the Necropolis ft. Riley Knight

June 21st, 2019

1 hr 47 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

The Break Down: We talk about the latest MTGO 5-0 deck dumps and the last MTGO Modern Challenge.
The Dive Down: Stan and Zak chat with CFB's Riley Knight.

Timestamps:
4:56 - Start of Break Down
5:32 - Sultai Snow
5:54 - Devoted Karnbo
9:27 - Jeskai Humans
14:08 - RB Goblins
17:22 - Mardu Octomancer
18:39 - Modern Challenge
31:20 - Start of Riley Knight interivew
32:15 - "What’s your favorite Modern deck to play?”
35:28 - “How often do you get to play?”
36:29 - “How has broadcasting Magic events changed your perception of the game?”
39:14 - “What are your most and least favorite decks to discuss while broadcasting?”
41:55 - “Do any banalities in the game get more interesting when you’ve seen them for the thousandth time?”
43:26 - “Does the nature of Modern make covering it different compared to Standard or Limited?”
45:36 - "Are you ever at a loss for things to talk about on coverage?”
47:42 - "Does coverage make you a better player?”
49:46: CFB Modern Madness
57:15 - "Why is playing snow basics strictly better?"
1:00:13 - "Do you like any Modern Horizons cards for Scapeshift?"
1:02:38 - "What effect will the new Force cycle have on Modern?"
1:05:51 - Hogaak discussion.
1:09:08 - "How often do you get concerned with new decks' power levels?"
1:11:48 - "What consequences do overpowered decks have on Modern?"
1:14:13 - "What other decks could Modern Horizons introduce or improve?"
1:17:02 - "Are Modern decks becoming more versatile?"
1:18:40 - "Do you set goals for yourself as a player?"
1:22:33 - "Should combo decks be built to be faster or more resilient?"
1:29:04 - "Could Hogaak get banned before MC Barcelona?"
1:32:48 - "Does WOTC print enough answers to new cards?"
1:40:33 - "How much vegemite do you have on your toast?"

Links from this weeks episode:
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Riley's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rileyquarytower
CFB Articles: https://www.channelfireball.com/author/riley-knight/
Arena Boys: https://www.channelfireball.com/author/arena-boys/
Half-Arsed History Podcast: https://halfarsedhistory.net
CFB Modern Madness: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/denis-stranjak/modern-madness-the-best-modern-deck-of-all-time/

Deck lists:
Sultai Snow: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1999817#paper
Devoted Karnbo: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004203#paper
Jeskai Humans: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004168#paper
RB Goblins: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004208#paper
Mardu Octomancer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004185#paper
Battle of Wits: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2013017#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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