This week The Dive Down crew welcomes special guest Todd Anderson to join us on our first Pioneer-focused Deck Dive — Chonky Red! Listen to find out why it's not an aggro deck, how tightly you should hold your Rabblemasters, and how to really bring the glory.
The Break Down: Todd and All Things Todd
The Dive Down: Chonk and All Things Chonk
The Wind Down: Listener Questions
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3:30 - Housekeeping
4:30 - The Break Down: An interview with Todd!
33:12 - The Dive Down begins: Chonky Red!
34:52 - What is the Chonk?
36:30 - Why all those lands?
42:00 - What makes this deck popular?
45:00 - The development of the Chonk
53:30 - The construction of the Chonk - the aggro creatures
1:09:00 - The burn spells
1:12:24 - The creatures that are also burn spells!
1:22:09 - The goldfish cards
1:31:26 - The… Chandra
1:35:33 - Sideboard considerations
1:42:23 - The future of the Chonk
1:46:02 - The Wind Down: listener questions!
1:52:23 - Where to find Todd
Links from this week's episode:
Todd's recent Chonky Red article on SCG, including his most recent decklist: https://articles.starcitygames.com/premium/its-not-big-its-chonky-all-things-chonky-red-in-pioneer/
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