GerryT and Bryan talk the surprise success of R/B Aggro at Grand Prix Birmingham and the menace of Goblin Chainwhirler! Who has the biggest "I told you so" in the podcast's history? Listen in!
Gerry and Bryan quickly check in on The Scarab God (yep, still unplayable) before taking a deep look into the most successful deck of the weekend: W/B Vehicles.
With Dominaria, white has completely supplanted black as Standard's midrange and control color of choice. Why? And why should it have happened sooner, according to Gerry and Brian?
The first MODO results are in for Dominaria! Gerry and Bryan go through the first wave of decklists one-by-one, talking about what they like as we get to SCG Baltimore!
The full Dominaria set has been previewed and Gerry and Bryan are both excited! They each break down their Top 10 picks from the set, but it easily could have been a Top 30.
As always, they both have some picks that will surprise you.
First, Gerry and Bryan discuss Grand Prix Seattle, Gerry's Top 4 finish with R/B Aggro, and whether this Standard format succeeded!
The real meat of the episode is about Modern, Grand Prix Hartford, and how Bryan doesn't know what to play. Should he default to playing Karn again?
There are format truths in Standard, Modern, and Legacy, but people don't always come to the same conclusions. In this episode, Gerry and Bryan agree on the truths of the formats, but take wildly different approaches to adapting to those truths.
How do aggro decks hold their ground against Walking Ballista and a bevy of removal? How do you get an edge in the Hymn to Tourach / Kolaghan's Command grindfest in Legacy? Humans and Hollow One are the best decks in Modern, but how do you beat them? How is everyone else going to beat them?
While this is "just" an episode about deck selection for the coming weeks, it's a fascinating look at how people can tackle the same problems in different ways.
In what could be the greatest episode yet, Gerry and Bryan tackle the subject of greatness. What does it mean to be "great" at something? What does it take to get there? What are some traits shared by people with the capability for greatness?
Inspired by the movie "Whiplash," this is a can't miss "level up" episode, no matter your skill level.
After dipping his toes back into the waters of Modern, Gerry recounts his experience playing the innovative Human Company deck. What was good about the deck, and what fell short?
There are still more Dominaria previews to go over and one hour wasn't nearly enough last time. As it turns out, this podcast wasn't enough either!
Gerry and Bryan waste some precious minutes bragging and talking about recent Standard and Modern trends, but then it's time for Dominaria! Classic characters as planeswalkers, new card types, beloved reprints, and homages position Dominaria to be the greatest Magic set of all time, and it's not enough to cover in just one episode.
Standard is the talk of the town, and we've got a lot of Legacy to play at SCG Worcester tomorrow! Join two of the best and brightest as they talk about these formats before the big weekend!
You're getting twice the formats this week! Grand Prix Memphis is the big topic and the Standard that goes with it, but there's a lot of Modern to be discussed as well! And these guys are the best at doing so!