Episode 34

All Decks Go To Heaven ft. Ross Merriam


August 9th, 2019

1 hr 47 mins 8 secs

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About this Episode

The Break Down: The 8/4/19 Modern Challenge - only 38% Hogaak
The Dive Down: I've Abandoned My Bird
The Wind Down: It's Not Easy Being Fair

03:15 - Housekeeping
03:39 - The Break Down begins - 8/4/19 Modern Challenge
24:13 - The Wind Down begins - Is it time to put Izzet Phoenix down in Modern?
37:47 - The current and past Modern metagame
43:55 - Has Modern "rotated"?
49:16 - The impact of Modern Horizons
56:19 - Is Hogaak bannable?
60:55 - Making the most of Modern now
74:37 - Modern after Hogaak
79:17 - Can Phoenix actually survive in a Hogaak world?
87:23 - The Wind Down Begins - Why play fair?
98:14 - The role of Magic in Ross's life

Links from this week's episode:
8/4/19 Modern Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-challenge-2019-08-04
The MTG ELO Project: http://www.mtgeloproject.net/50decks/modern.html
Ross's article: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38921_Its-Time-To-Put-Izzet-Phoenix-Down-In-Modern.html
Gerry's article: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/38937_Dont-Give-Up-Yet-Ross-Izzet-Phoenix-Is-Actually-Great-Right-Now.html
Find Ross on twitter: https://twitter.com/RossHunneds
Watch Ross on Vs. Live! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5d1KNNFArSPiU3vDwsH3dNtMGVm7Ldmd

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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