First Strike #5 – From Standard Bannings to Tezzeret the Schemer


First Strike is a Magic: The Gathering debate-style podcast that discusses competitive and social aspects of the game. In this episode, KYT moderates the debate topics between Toronto’s Grand Prix winner Robert Lombardi and special guest veteran streamer Vince D’Agostino (

  • (02:13) Current Standard, as bad as the pros say or better than they know?
  • (12:48) Should cards be banned quicker in Standard?
  • (25:35) FNM promos, what can WotC do to make them better?
  • (37:28) Are constructed formats too easily solved by the availability of decklist and tournament data?
  • (45:15) Tezzeret the Schemer, Oath of Ajani, from Aether Revolt: Good cards or not even exciting?
  • (57:34) Biggest MTGO-related pet peeve?

You hosts on Twitter:

KYT – @kytmagic
Robert Lombardi – @RobertLombardi0
Vince D’Agostino – @daggr4