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Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

First Strike #40 – From The Sweetness of Standard To More Phantom Drafting

First Strike #40 – From The Sweetness of Standard To More Phantom Drafting

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No KYT this week, so Doug Potter leads the discussions with Robert Lombardi and Vince D’Agostino, covering everything from Standard to why MTGO needs more Phantom Drafts.

  • (00:00:41) Is the Standard metagame coming full circle, and how awesome is that?
  • (00:04:47) How does one attack the metagame when there are so many viable decks?
  • (00:12:24) Are Corey Baumeister and Brad Nelson the best duo of Standard players in the world?
  • (00:20:59) What would Standard now look like if nothing had ever been banned?
  • (00:31:04) What non-MtG experience or tools should WotC have to improve the non-MtG tournament experience?
  • (00:38:09) Should the MtG tournament experience be managed by WotC to be the same from store to store worldwide?
  • (00:52:28) With EV on MTGO dropping and making draft less enticing, should there be Phantom Draft Leagues on MTGO? What other cool changes would make MTGO more interesting?
  • (01:07:26) What decks would the guys play in Modern this weekend?

You hosts on Twitter:

Doug Potter – @DougPkr
Robert Lombardi – @AnarKisTMTG
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4

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