272: GP Seattle Hangover



On this episode, Maria and Meghan recap the epic-ness that was Grand Prix Seattle! They’ll share stories and insight from Legacy (it’s not actually that scary!) and from Standard – where Maria played the main event. Find out what it’s like to pilot UW Auras to a solid finish, what new deck was the talk of the town (and nearly unbeatable), and what lessons Maria learned from her good friend Sram, Senior Artificer. PLUS: Brand new Dominaria preview cards, a trip to the bottom of the mailbag, and plenty of deliriousness after one of the best GP experiences our hosts have ever had the pleasure of surviving.

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271: Do the Transguild Promenade



On this episode, Maria and Meghan invent a fancy new dance to celebrate their TWO EXCLUSIVE preview cards for Dominaria! Want to find out what they are and what deck Maria is excited that they might go in? You’d better listen!! PLUS: even more sweet Dominaria previews, an update on the wide, wild world of Standard, and Meghan recaps a rousing victory in Team Modern Super League! Put your left shank in, twist your rightmost arm: you’re doing the Transguild Promenade!

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270: Guess that Entfesselungskünstler



On this episode, Maria and Meghan have fun with a German pack of Odyssey by trying their best (and with their worst German accents) to guess what the cards do! They sure do open some spice! PLUS: A For the N00bs on how to evaluate cards specifically for draft, our hosts take a peek at some brand spankin’ new Dominaria cards, and Meghan gives some insider insight into this week’s deck choices on the Team Modern Super League! Everybody ready for a Schreckenskrabbler?!

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269: Masters 25 Draft + Mechanics Forever: Part III



On this episode, Maria and Meghan dust off their MFA’s for a *Masters* 25 draft! See what I did there? Our hosts walk us through a few Masters drafts they did and what strategies, synergies + powerhouse cards they noticed. BTW, Horseshoe Crab is SO STINKIN’ GOOD! PLUS: The results of Modern at Grand Prix Phoenix, obscure Magic mechanics take the stage for their final bow in Mechanics Forever: Part III, and Masters 25 makes a movie-worthy appearance in Flavor Text Theatre!

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268: Mechanics Forever: Part II + Dominaria



On this episode, Maria and Meghan talk about some VERY EXCITING (and sad) news! Dominaria info has been accidentally spoiled (that’s the sad part) but we all get info on some amazing new cards and mechanics (that’s the very exciting part)! Listen in as our hosts walk us through the awesome newness that is Dominaria along with some EPIC new cards. PLUS: MtA’s mission to revisit old mechanics in Magic continues as our dynamic duo encounters crazy stuff like Forecast, Haunt, and Soulshift.

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267: Mechanics Forever: Part I



On this episode, Maria and Meghan hunker down inside their podcasting log cabin (complete with roaring fire and creepy bearskin rug) to wait out the raging snowstorm outside. While curled up by the fire, they decide to go through a bunch of Magic’s old, obscure mechanics and have a guess at what they do! Why don’t you join them for a hot toddy and a rousing night of discussing Banding, Phasing, Flanking or Horsemanship! It’s a snowed-in party like never before! PLUS: updates from the Magic Online Championship (go, Bogles!) and our two heroes discuss all the old-timey goodness that’s packed inside Masters 25.

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266: Teach a Friend Magic Month



On this episode, Maria and Meghan introduce MtA’s Teach a Friend Magic Month! In March, MtA will be all about getting your buddies into the game. This week, our dynamic duo reveals their four best tips for teaching someone Magic. They’ll also talk what’s new in Standard after Grand Prix Memphis, check in on how Modern’s doing post un-bans, and BRACE YOURSELF, MtA reveals some EXCLUSIVE Magic 25 preview cards! (And guess what? They have THREE of them!) Don’t forget that Patreon Pledge Drive month is coming to an end, so please be sure to update your pledge to monthly or start a new pledge before February runs out! Link below in the show notes.

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265: Me Like 2HG



On this episode, Maria and Meghan take a swim in the wonderfully pleasant waters of Two-Headed Giant! After the announcement of a new 2HG product called Battlebond, our hosts break down the basics of the world’s most two-headed format. What does it mean to draft 2HG? What are best practices for building sealed? And if Maria and Meghan could make up any 2HG mechanics, what would they create?! PLUS: Standard is alive and thriving! Wahoo! Listen in as Maria breathlessly raves about Vampires while Meghan enjoys a different…approach. (See what I did there?) ALSO: Flavor Text Theatre takes a trip from Kaladesh to Ixalan and Meghan has a hilarious slip of the tongue.

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264: Oh, Bloody Elf! Jace is Back!



On this episode, Maria and Meghan break your brains with some HUGE Modern news! (To be read in a cockney accent:) “Oh, Bloody Elf, Jace is back!” Our hosts break down what the Modern unbannings of Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf and what that could mean for the format. PLUS: Maria is on Cloud 9 after Bogles takes down Grand Prix Toronto, Meghan walks us through her top-decking triumphs on the Team Modern Super League, and a For the N00bs that helped Meghan level-up her sideboarding. Remember: it’s Patreon Pledge Drive month and we’d love to have you update your pledge to monthly or join us as a new member of the crazy MtA family! Call 612-FOSSILZ and leave us a message about why you choose to support.

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263: Don’t Prove Yourself, Improve Yourself!



On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome back Amateur Pro Greg (@Magic_Michelp) to the show to talk about his first Pro Tour experience at PT Rivals of Ixalan! Greg walks us through the trials of picking a deck, what it’s like to open Tetzimoc (!!) in your first-ever Pro Tour draft, and his favorite things about Spain. PLUS: Insight on Lantern Control, 5-Color Humans, Hollow One, and other sweet Modern decks that grabbed the spotlight on Magic’s biggest stage. Our hosts also chat about the upcoming Team Modern Super League (go Team MNVA!) , play “Guess that Flavor Text” as Meghan tries to stump our chumps, and MtA kicks off its February Patron Pledge Drive with the rallying call of 612-FOSSILZ! …Seriously, call our number and leave a message. It’ll be great!

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