Episode 88

Gifts Storm: A Modern Ritual


August 28th, 2020

1 hr 41 mins 31 secs

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About this Episode

This week it's back to Modern for the TDD crew as they peruse Prelim pivots for a format pulse and then dive into one of the oldest and Izzetest decks in Modern — Gifts Storm. Stan gets emotional. Dave gets self-deprecating. Shane gets quiet. It's another week on The Dive Down.

Housekeeping: A Winner is Announced!
The Break Down: Surprises in the Modern Prelims
The Dive Down: Grapeshot: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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3:45 - Housekeeping
8:25 - The Break Down: Surprises in the Modern Prelims
21:22 - The Winner's Meta and some takes
25:51 - Cool Decks, Inc.
31:55 - The Dive Down: Grapeshot: The Gift that keeps on giving
34:10 - Why Storm?
36:14 - How Storm is designed
42:13 - The cost-reducing creatures
51:10 - Gifts Ungiven, Grapeshot, and other key cards
1:14:21 - The Gifts Packages
1:22:02 - The sideboard
1:26:29 - Beating Storm
1:35:12 - How we feel about Storm
1:39:02 - The Wind Down - P. Sully's Bonus

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