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Zendikar Party



On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome Judge Rob back to the show (virtually, of course!) for his overview of all the new mechanics, card interactions, and tricky new rules you might run across while playing your Zendikar Rising prerelease! You don’t want to be caught not knowing how something works, and Judge Rob has got you covered! Maria and Meghan also name the Cutest and Grossest card of the new set, and Meghan refuses to drop the Nahiri thing…even after the, y’know, mass murder. Get ready to throw down in Sealed with this episode of GLHF!

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A Smack of Jellyfish



On this episode, Maria and Meghan get ready for this weekend’s epic 4-day Magic the Gathering tournament: the Mythic Invitational! Hear all about their predictions for the top decks for the Historic format’s first time in the big spotlight. PLUS: The GLHF crew unveils an exclusive preview card (it’s a super sweet rare), Meghan falls for Teferi, and a Very Important discussion about the best names for groups of animals. Y’know, Magic talk.

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The Ghost of Pro Tours Past



On this episode, Maria and Meghan take the time travel bathtub on a journey back through every high-level Magic championship since they started playing the game in 2012. Relive the greatest moments in Pro Tour history from Return to Ravnica on and get to know high level play in a way that’s fun, inclusive and funny. Even if you didn’t watch these tournaments, you’ll love hearing all the wild stories that happened, about the broken decks the players brought, and the biggest punts (and bluffs!) of all time. We hope you enjoy this fun retrospective episode!

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Absolutely Correct Predictions



On this episode, Maria and Meghan make their predictions about the new fall set: Zendikar Rising! Both hosts are known for their almost scary ability to correctly predict new mechanics and cards – will they be able to do it this time? Find out! What do you think of Maria’s new “Salt” mechanic? How about Meghan’s tribal “Bioluminesce?” PLUS: Storytime with Meghan takes us through the previous Zendikar blocks to get you caught up with the story. SPECIAL BONUS: Will either host make it to the end of the episode alive?!?

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2020: Not ALL Bad



On this episode, Maria and Meghan look back at the past year of Magic design and talk about the highs, the lows, the low-lows, and the highest-highs. From Throne of Eldraine (yep, that was just a year ago!) to Jumpstart, this high-fiving dynamic duo discusses big-time mistakes like Oko and Companion and big-time successes like the number of people playing Magic, unique new mechanics, and sets with a lighter theme. Guided by a new article from the head of Magic Design, Mark Rosewater, you’ll love reminiscing about the year in MTG that was. What were some of your favorite design moments of the past year? Some of your biggest complaints? Listen and join in on the discussion, okay? We want to hear from you! PLUS: Meghan cracks another waterlogged pack…this time, it’s Eternal Masters. Hoo boy.

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Mark Rosewater’s 2020 State of Design


Drafto?



On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you an all-time draft primer three-for-one: for Double Masters, Dominaria and Amonkhet! Thinking of diving into any of these formats on Arena, IRL or on Magic Online? Don’t go without this! Maria and Meghan will give you some tips from their experience drafting these sets…literally hundreds of times. PLUS: the saddest segment ever on GLHF (RIP, wet packs) and Maria has TWO of the best segues of all time. It’s really something to behold. …with your ears.

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Ban Hammer Bros.



On this episode, Maria and Meghan talk about the jaw-dropping news that hit all of us like a ton of bricks on the day that shall now be known as “Ban Hammer Monday.” Standard gets a HUGE shakeup with four big-time bans, Historic also gets hit with impactful bans, as do other formats. Our hosts will talk about the impact and will also brew up some ideas for new decks now that the big baddies have been sent packing!

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F.I.R.B.



On this episode, Maria and Meghan have an in-depth conversation about design philosophy in Magic the Gathering. Should Wizards of the Coast change how they approach designing cards? Are they focused too much on creating “powerful” rares? Does sacrificing power mean sacrificing fun or selling fewer packs? PLUS: thoughts about everyone’s favorite topic: BANS! Should WotC ban the payoff or the enabler? How do they avoid having to ban things in the first place? Fret not, Maria and Meghan manage to solve all of R&D’s problems in this one 50-minute episode. They’re just that good, people.

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Historic Actualization



On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you all the info you’ve ever wanted to know about Historic! Arena’s new format is really starting to come into its own and a big tournament is on the horizon. Will you be ready? You will if you listen to this episode! Our hosts go over a METRIC TON of Historic decklists and let you know what they think are the best of the best, sir, with honors. PLUS: they’ll also throw in a lot of hot jank for the players that just want to have a good time (you’re all JUST as valid! Truth!!) Historic as a format is super fun right now and this show will give you the tools to test it out or rank up quickly and maybe even win that cool $2,000…or just beat down on your BFF.

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List of Historic Decks:

Craterhoof Tokens: https://app.cardboard.live/shared-deck/d68800c2-c9c3-11ea-8b34-12f15ef2af51?channel_id=75975979

GW Bogles, Elves, Goblins, etc f/ Saffron Olive: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/eight-new-jumpstart-historic-brews

RW Bogles: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/kor-champion-of-the-auras-jmp

Vampires (AliasV): https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3190844#paper

Tempered Steel: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/tempered-steel-f7fe4ba4-d96a-41eb-85bc-bef9636da3b3#paper

High Alert: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3139488#paper

Dinos: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/historic-jund-dinos#paper

Unicorns: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/unicorn-tribalcombo

Breach Combo: https://mtgazone.com/deck/historic-breach-combo-by-glenn-yip-mtg-arena-zone-historic-open-5-5th/

Mono Black Devotion: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/mono-black-devotion-3fee60d8-0c89-45e1-98d8-2d337077200c#paper

Gitrog Lands: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3200385#paper

Tinybones Discard: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3212203#paper

“Tron”: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/historic-historic-tron#paper

Simic Ramp: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/historic-ramp#paper

Gruul Smash: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/historic-gruul#paper

Mono Blue Tempo: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/mono-blue-tempo-7847a20d-97c3-44a5-9b4c-d99ea0806934#paper

Mono White Lifegain: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/lifegain#paper


Karn is Actually a Cake



On this episode, Maria and Meghan jump into their mailbag of listener questions! That’s right, it’s time to Ask Them Anything…and you certainly do! Our two hosts answer questions about everything from Magic the Gathering (duh) to who their ideal co-hosts on coverage from history would be to their favorite cheeses. Listen in and laugh along because, hey, we could all use a laugh and some levity. right about now. Oh! They’ll also talk about the new bans! Next week, our hosts will dive deep into Historic!

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