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Posted by on Oct 3, 2017

First Strike #46 – From Drafting for Science To Standard for Nationals

First Strike #46 – From Drafting for Science To Standard for Nationals

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KYT and Bryan have returned from Grand Prix Providence, and are joined by Rob to discuss the usual variety of topics.

  • (00:03:21) Is Green-White Dinosaurs a trap in Ixalan sealed? What takeaways about Ixalan sealed did KYT and Bryan take away from GP Providence?
  • (00:08:15) Is Ixalan limited as underwhelming as it is rumoured?
  • (00:19:46) What kind of approaches has Rob found work best in draft?
  • (00:24:06) Can anything make live coverage of team sealed events more interesting to viewers?
  • (00:28:33) What are the early thoughts on constructed, in the wake of the first SCG event of new Standard? Which decks should be played into the second week?
  • (00:35:23) With no clear best deck going into Nationals, how much time should be spent trying to break a card vs mastering an existing deck?
  • (00:40:13) Should there be more security at large Magic the Gathering events?
  • (00:53:42) Go Fund Me for First Strike Nation member Connor Bryant’s brother’s family, after his brother’s death.
  • Go Fund Me Supporting W. Eric Simmons’ Family:

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Kar Yung Tom – @kytmagic
Bryan Gottlieb – @BryanGo
Rob Lombardi – @AnarKisTMTG

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

  • Jingus

    Wow you guys just could not be more wrong about this format. Do you even play it?

    One thing that stood out to me was you saying that the sealed format was terrible and that there weren’t any 3-4 color decks that you expected because of treasure.

    The defacto best sealed deck is u/g or u/b splashing literally all of the good cards in your pool because treasures are that good.

  • Jingus

    I disagree with many many points in this show.

    You say there are no 3-4 color decks and that the sealed format is terrible, but I think if you tuned into the top tables of recent pptqs/ptqs you would see that the defacto best deck in the format is u/b or u/g splashing literally every good card in your pool.

    Treasures are that good. I won a pptq the other day with 3 red cards and a settle the wreckage in my u/g merfolk deck.