First Strike #28 – From Celebrity Status to Keeping Them Honest

0
223

Click here to learn how to join the First Strike Nation!

KYT, Robert Lombardi, and Bryan Gottlieb get together to debate celebrity Pro Tour invitations, crazy Japanese decklists, and what could possibly save Standard!

  • (00:02:42) Should celebrities receive special invites to the Pro Tour?
  • (00:15:45) Would promotional invitations be better at Grand Prix than the Pro Tour? How often is too much?
  • (00:27:03) Interesting Decklists from Grand Prix Kobe: Are the odd choices of cards in the Affinity and Esper Control lists sheer genius?
  • (00:37:03) The Modern metagame looks very diverse, what do they think of this? Is there a best deck in Modern?
  • (00:43:17) Is Krark-Clan Ironworks well-positioned in today’s Modern metagame?
  • (00:45:40) Is the Temur Energy deck that won the SCG Baltimore Classic the deck that Standard needs to diversify the format?
  • (00:49:13) Removing Censor from control decks in Standard, is this the right metagame move?
  • (00:56:07) Who does Robert have on his team for GP Cleveland team sealed? How is he preparing for the sealed format?
  • (01:03:57) How powerful in Standard that potential Hour of Devastation spoiler, and is it real? What about the leaked Commander cards?

You hosts on Twitter:

KYT – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0
Bryann GottliebĀ – @BryanGo

First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast hosted by KYT that discusses the week’s hottest competitive and social topics of the game.

Discussion