Episode 45

Pioneer Days: Fording Rivers, Dying of Dysentery


October 25th, 2019

1 hr 39 mins 53 secs

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About this Episode

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

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2:22 - Housekeeping
3:58 - The Break Down begins - SCG Regionals top 8 data
9:53 - 9 takeaways from the SCG Regional results
33:37 - The Dive Down begins - Introducing Pioneer!
41:55 - The Pioneer ban list philosophy
48:57 - What Pioneer means for The Dive Down
56:22 - What are we excited to play?
1:06:47 - What are we nervous about?
1:12:00 - The potential impact of Pioneer on Modern
1:17:00 - What does this mean for Modern players?
1:29:29 - Our final takes on Pioneer
1:32:16 - The Wind Down - The decks that got away

Links from this week's episode:
A bunch of SCG Regionals lists: http://www.starcitygames.com/decks/results/start_date/2019-10-19/end_date/2019-10-19
WOTC's Pioneer announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-pioneer-format-2019-10-21

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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