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Uncommonly Good



On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you their first reactions to the brand new War of the Spark trailer! What do they think is going to happen on Ravnica? Who will win? Is Liliana dead??! What will Bolas do with all of those sparks?!?! PLUS: all the shiny new preview cards your brain can handle (who is the Wanderer??), a wrap of of the Mythic Invitational (find out who’s bracket came out on top) including the decklists of the Top 4 competitors, our hosts set some Arena goals for themselves in the upcoming season, Meghan recaps a lovely Simic Storytime and Maria is really into an animated Dack Fayden.

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Best and Worst of One



On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive face-first into a fluffy pile of Best-of-One knowledge! They’ll give you tips on how to best rank up in the format on Magic Arena, what decks benefit from the unique format (and which ones…don’t), exactly how much better it is to be on the play (we use math!!), and dole out some ideas on some spicy brews to help you get up that Ladder. PLUS: Meghan spins a tale of the Gruul Clan on Ravnica that involves tattoos and rubbery bones, Maria burns down a McDonald’s, and our hosts give a special shoutout to an A+ taco delivery guy.

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BBD’s Best-of-One Article: http://magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=15188&writer=Brian+Braun-Duin&articledate=3-22-2019

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Jank Lover



On this episode, Maria and Meghan talk about the spiciest of brews they’ve been piloting in Standard lately while Maria reveals a newfound truth about herself as a Magic player. PLUS: Our creative hosts invent several new cards that are SURE to be included in War of the Spark, Meghan can’t pronounce “chieftain” to save her life, and an Arena Accident that has left one of our hosts scarred…possibly for life.

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Debauchery: Yes or No?



On this episode, Maria and Meghan check out the beautiful new stained glass art for 36 of the planeswalkers included in the newest upcoming set: War of the Spark! What do SO MANY planeswalkers mean for Standard? For Limited? For ANYTHING, really?! Our wonderful hosts give us their predictions about what will and won’t happen in the new set, how the planeswalkers will balance the format, and what will happen in the story. PLUS: We get some insight into where we’re headed for upcoming sets from Head Designer Mark Rosewater and Meghan tells us the surprisingly adorable tale of the Rakdos cult on Ravnica.

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Secret Twins



On this episode, Maria and Meghan get hyped for Modern Horizons – the hottest new yoga magazine from 1993! Oh no, wait…it’s the new vegan restaurant that just opened up down the street…no wait, it’s actually a brand new Modern product from Wizards of the Coast! Who knew?! Our intrepid hosts hypothesize what will be included in the set (Legacy staples in Modern?!? More Boggles?! Taking more turns?!) and talk about the top deck in the format right now. PLUS: a deep dive into the lore of Magic with questions & answers from Lead Designer Mark Rosewater and Meghan tells a very nice Selesnyan tale from Ravnica.

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318: Historically Mythic



On this episode, Maria and Meghan recap what was an *amazing* Mythic Championship Cleveland! Find out what the top decks were, how it felt to work on the show behind-the-scenes, and what insights they have about Standard moving forward. Also: Yay Autumn Burchett!! PLUS: a deep dive on the future of Magic the Gathering through the eyes of Head Designer Mark Rosewater, Meghan gives us a storytime about the Golgari Clan on Ravnica, and Maria tells a disturbing tale about fungus.

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317: MC Cleveland Preview



On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome Amateur Pro Greg back to the show to talk Mythic Championship Cleveland prep! Find out what the top pros are drafting (so you can do it on Arena!) and why. What are the worst color pairs to be in? What are the best? And what’s the best common? The answer may surprise you. PLUS: Greg gives us the rundown on the top decks in Standard, our hot takes on the War of the Spark teaser trailer, and a chance for YOU to win big if you pick the best players and cards in GLH5’s first Fantasy Mythic Championship draft. Details inside the episode!

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316: The Pillars of Standard



On this episode, Maria and Meghan walk you through the top decks in Standard (with a little help from Reid Duke) and how to beat every single one of them! They’ll let you know what cards to watch out for, what cards you need to care about killing or countering, and how to get that edge that will let you level up. PLUS: We catch up with three of the guilds on Ravnica in Storytime with Meghan (it’s back! It’s back!), dip into the GLH5 Mailbag to answer an interesting question about a hypothetical Nexus cycle, and Meghan goes on a delightful rant about bannings. Get in here!

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315: Mythic Madness



On this episode, Maria and Meghan do a deep dive about all the new information and controversy surrounding the announcement of Magic’s 1st-ever Mythic Invitational. What’s up with the wacky format called “Duo Standard”? Why did one participant suddenly drop out? And what does Wizards of the Coast hope for the future of Arena and it’s foray into esports? Find out! PLUS: New Standard decks that will help you take all the turns ever, mess-around with some midrange antics, or smash your opponent with some help from a certain Deputy. Oh! And we’ll all learn at least one fun fact about trees.

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314: Coverage Conundrum



On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive into the mailbag to answer questions from listeners. The big one? What do they think about the potential future of no Grand Prix coverage? Nothing has been officially confirmed (except the loss of text coverage) so our hosts answer hypothetically about a world where GPs fly far, far under the radar. PLUS: hot new Standard decks after SCG Indianapolis (Maria goes Midrange?!), draft tips following GP New Jersey, and our first Ravnica Allegiance segment of “What is This Card?!” that’s so great, you’ll want to yell along with them. SPECIAL BONUS: Meghan can’t form words on this episode. It’s great.
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