Episode 94

Zendikar Rules! New Innovations in Modern & Pioneer


October 9th, 2020

1 hr 49 mins 41 secs

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About this Episode

Stan and Shane are on their own this week, so they talk about their recent playtesting in Modern and Pioneer in a vaguely Sleeve/Believe/Heave part two. Before that, they go over the weekend's Pioneer and Modern Showcase Challenges to see what's performing well and what the meta looks like. And then they finish with an extended Wind Down where they answer a bunch of listener questions.

The Break Down: Dave's Not Here, Man
The Break Down, pt. 2: Just Kidding
The Dive Down: Stan and Shane Play Decks!
The Wind Down: Getting Personal

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4:19 - Housekeeping
8:15 - The Break Down begins: Pioneer and Modern Showcase Challenges
18:10 - The Pioneer Showcase top 32 meta
20:10 - Why Pioneer differs from Modern
23:40 -The Modern Showcase Challenge
36:21 - The Modern Showcase top 32 meta
40:33 - The Dive Down begins
42:18 - Chonky Gruul in Pioneer
52:45 - Boros Wizards in Pioneer
1:02:40 - A new Jeskai Fires in Modern
1:21:00 - Rakdos Sacrifice in Pioneer (briefly)
1:24:35 - The Wind Down begins: Listener questions!
1:25:05 - What is the origin story of The Dive Down?
1:28:32 - Who taught you how to play Magic, and how wrong did you have it?
1:31:43 - What is your favorite sound?
1:34:43 - What other formats are you exploring?
1:39:25 - What is your most memorable Halloween costume?
1:42:29 - What is your biggest misplay?
1:44:31 - What are your favorite LGS's you've been to?

Links from this week's episode:
10/4/2020 Pioneer Showcase Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/pioneer-showcase-challenge-2020-10-05
10/4/2020 Modern Showcase Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-showcase-challenge-2020-10-04#decklists
Chonky Gruul: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3451939#paper
Boros Wizards: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3451938#paper
Rakdos Sacrifice: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3448907#paper
Jeskai (wild)Fires: https://t.co/XWe7YiWHMQ?amp=1

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