Episode 50

How to Casual Spike a New Deck


November 27th, 2019

1 hr 39 mins 23 secs

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About this Episode

The crew tackle a level-up topic: how to overcome the challenge of picking up a new deck!
The Break Down: GP Columbus
The Dive Down: That Fresh Deck Smell
The Dive Down, cont.: Those Fresh Deck Plans

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2:16 - Housekeeping
4:45 - The Break Down begins - GP Columbus
7:07 - The day 1 meta
17:20 - The day 2 meta
21:38 - The top 8 and our thoughts on Modern at the end of 2019
31:30 - The Dive Down begins - how to learn a new deck
33:10 - What we like about picking up a new deck
40:10 - What we don’t like about picking up new decks
45:59 - How do we learn about new decks
54:58 - Thinking about a deck’s plan - the early game
1:05:38 - The mid-game
1:11:03 - The late-game
1:13:25 - What is your deck trying to do better than other decks
1:19:00 - Looking for card synergies in your deck
1:21:24 - What is your deck’s position in the meta?
1:23:44 - What’s the role of your deck?
1:31:52 - what can you lose to?
1:37:50 - closing out

Links from this week's episode:
CFB's MF Columbus Coverage: https://coverage.channelfireball.com/event/42
Who's The Beatdown?: https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/whos-the-beatdown/

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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