Episode 109 – Watch the Throne

This episode we dive into Throne of Eldraine’s impact on Modern. Spoiler alert: it is BIG! Ari and I cover what hit, what missed, how to catch that darn gingerbread man, a Spice Rack that’s twice as nice 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 108 – The One Where Zach Stops By

Zach swings by the ol’ podcast to give us a peek into what he’s been up to then we talk:

  • Throne of Eldraine Rare lands (and why you’re evaluating them wrong)
  • Stoneforge Mystic unbanning so far
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer (and why you shouldn’t buy Mox Opals)
  • Spice Rack and more!

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. The numbering got a little weird because last month was a nightmare so the ep is introduced in the recording as 110. There’s 2 “lost episodes” that will be released at some point that fill in that gap.

Episode 107 – Banned and Delivered

Ari and I are back and things have changed for the better! Join us for a rousing discussion of bannings, unbannings, The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota, what to do when you hate Magic, possible homes for Stoneforge, TWO Spice Rack cards and more!

It’s a whole new world folks!

Thanks for listening and thanks for sticking with us while Hogaak blew over.

 

 

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. The numbering got a little weird because last month was a nightmare so the ep is introduced in the recording as 109. There’s 2 “lost episodes” that will be released at some point that fill in that gap.

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):

Part 1:

Part 2:

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