Episode 106 – Core 202020

We’re playing catch up after a very hectic June so please bear with us. This was recorded pre-Bridge from Below ban so Hogaak was still running roughshod over the format. Core 2020 hadn’t even been fully spoiled. Oh, heady halcyon days!

Anyhoo, Chris and I talk about the highlights and mediumlights of what was out at the time, what we were playing, a leafy green Spice Rack card and more!

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!

 

Episode 105 – Modern Horizons is Here!

Ari and I start the dive into Modern Horizons!  Metagame developments, winners and losers, a rundown of superlatives: Most Nostalgia, Top Competitive, Most Likely Legacy/Vintage, Most Excited (Good Cards) and Most Excited (Long Shots)!  All that plus new potential archetypes, the Spice Rack card and more!

Thanks for listening!

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!

 

Full Episode (It’s a long one):

 

Split (If you want more bite sized versions):

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Episode 104 – Planeswalkers on the Horizons

Emma’s back to talk with me about British cereal, some tournament results, War of the Spark Planeswalkers, Modern Horizons, Celestial Kirin combo, a chilly Spice Rack card and more!

Stay tuned tomorrow 5/28 for our exclusive Modern Horizons preview card!

Thanks for listening!

 

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. A few Narset/T3feri decklists:
    1. https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=22008&d=348552&f=MO
    2. https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21934&d=347809&f=MO
  4. Here’s my combo focused Kirin list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1931381#paper
    1. This list by Japanese player Hirata Akito looks sweet and I’m definitely going to try it next! https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=22019&d=348698&f=MO

Episode 103 – WAR Spike Change-ling

Ari and I cover metagame updates, London results, our top 5 picks from War of the Spark for Modern, the Spice Rack and more!

Thanks for listening!

 

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. My broadcast of Nerd Rage Gaming’s Wednesday Night Modern VOD is here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/415950761 (there are some audio issues in the first few minutes but hang in there!).
  4. Ari’s blogpost about the London Mulligan is here: https://armlx.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-issues-with-london-mulligan.html
  5. Follow Warren Smith (http://www.twitter.com/mtgwarren). His Mono Red Phoenix decklist is here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/turnonethoughtseize/D5MS_b3UYAAv9x8.jpg
  6. Team One Thoughtseize has its first player! As a test run we are sponsoring a player from my and Chris’ LGS named Jeff Pyka. He’s a 6 time PT competitor, former Silver Pro, 11th place at PT Ixalan, Top 8 at GP Cinci 2014 and a number of Top 16 finishes at SCG and GP events. This pilot program will run for the MCQ season that feeds MC IV 2019.

Episode 102 – Emma Joins the Team

 

Modern writer extraordinaire Emma Partlow joins the Turn One Thoughtseize crew and we dip our toes into the first bits of War of the Spark, talk about our latest pickups, decks we’re playing, London Mulligan, the first Sponsored Player for TEAM One Thoughtseize and my upcoming coverage debut at NRG!

Follow Emma at http://www.twitter.com/emmmzyne and read her articles at https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/author/epartlow/.

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. God-Pharaoh’s Statue + Thalia + Trinishphere is: All opponent’s spells cost 2 more (3 more if they are non-creature) then after all cost additions and reductions have been applied, Trinisphere makes sure they pay at least 3 mana total for the spell.
  4. NRG commentary info – https://www.twitch.tv/nrgseries – April 24th 7 PM Central
  5. Team One Thoughtseize has its first player! As a test run we are sponsoring a player from my and Chris’ LGS named Jeff Pyka. He’s a 6 time PT competitor, former Silver Pro, 11th place at PT Ixalan, Top 8 at GP Cinci 2014 and a number of Top 16 finishes at SCG and GP events. This pilot program will run for the MCQ season that feeds MC IV 2019.

 

 

 

Episode 101 – Ari Joins the Team

Episode 101 marks the beginning of the new format for the main Turn One Thoughtseize podcast! The first episode of each month I will be joined by Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax to cover the more competitive aspects of Modern.

This week we do a deep dive into recent results, discuss card advantage in theory and practice, hit deckbuilding with packages, talk Proliferate in War of the Spark, What We’re Playing and a Spice Rack card!

 

Show notes:

  1. Examples of starting cores for package deckbuilding:
    1. http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2019-03-30/VBsvLiA2y06XCgphPqioeA==
    2. http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2019-03-30/5_Z9gEnXPU28vXEhIgW00Q==
  2. Follow Ari on Twitter: www.twitter.com/armlx
  3. Read Ari’s articles at www.starcitygames.com

 

Thanks for listening!

Episode 100 – Ep 100 Part 1 & 2

Chris returns! We cover Modern as it was when the show started back in 2015 and where it is now, highlights from the first 100 episodes, decks we’re playing, metagame and of course, the Spice Rack.

Show Notes:

Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!

Join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. Find us at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

Stay tuned for Part 2 which is an hour long interview with our very first guest, Ethan Fleischer of Wizards R&D! We talk about everything from the Magic design pipeline to biggest mistakes to the glory of designing cards for your own decks and a lightning round of “what’s up with this card”!

Show notes:
– Some info on Ethan for those unfamiliar: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Ethan_Fleischer
– Check out Ethan Fleischer (@EthanFleischer): https://twitter.com/EthanFleischer

Episode 99 – Valar Morghulis

So folks aren’t blindsided, Episode 99 was Zach’s last episode. That’s the main reasons this episode took so long to come out. It was a tough record and proved to be a tough edit.
He is stepping away from the game for the time being, there’s no drama or bad blood. His time with the show was great and there will always be space in the lineup if/when he comes back.
Original co-host Chris will be returning for Episode 100 currently scheduled for release the week of the 20th. Following that, the main Turn One Thoughtseize show will be split into a “pro/spike” focused show with myself and Ari Lax and a “general/Johnny Jenny” show with myself and Emma Partlow (Hipsters of the Coast, Card Kingdom).
Chris will be heading up new content for the third week of the schedule focusing on Standard and Arena.
I’m leaving the “fourth” week of the month open for special features, future shows or just a good ol’ fashioned week off.
This episode we cover:
– Modern Horizons wishlist/discussion
– Zach’s memories and farewell

Show Notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. Join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. Find us at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

 

Episode 98 – Calling All Degens 2 – Ancient Stirrings

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Zach was cloistered with his Pro Tour testing team earlier this week so Dylan Hand, Star City grinder and contributor subbed in to help me cover the back half of our Faithless Looting/Ancient Stirrings degeneracy review in the post-KCI world!

We cover:

  • Recent event results
  • Metagame trends
  • Cards you *should* be playing
  • Ancient Stirrings decks – how to play ’em and how to beat ’em
  • Decks we’re playing, the Spice Rack and more!

 

Show Notes:

  1. Follow Dylan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ingrathismtg and Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ingrathismtg
  2. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!

  3. Join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. Find us at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

 

Episode 97 – Calling All Degenerates

KCI is dead. What is the most busted thing you can be doing in Modern right now? What is the mysterious Modern announcement at the end of the month? What cards would we add to Modern?

Long story short, Faithless Looting and Ancient Stirrings are where its at. We’ll do a deep dive on Ancient Stirrings decks next time but right now we’re going Looting!

Show notes:

1) Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!

2) Patreon is still going strong so if you would like to join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. It is at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize.

3) Ryan’s Phoenix list – http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21069&d=339984&f=MO

4) Jeff Carr’s Mono Red Phoenix – http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21069&d=339985&f=MO

 

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– Ahren & Zach

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael RileyBeefyTy Guenly and Tanner of The freakin’ Grammar Club remixed by me!