Cardhoarder Podcast

A weekly look at what's new on Magic Online

Conor O'Donnell - Host & Editor

@conorpodonnell

Conor is a Video/Audio post-production enthusiast from Chicago. He previously worked for Star City Games as a Video Producer Associate. Experience included streaming with the SCGLive crew for 34 Opens, 9 Invitationals, and 4 Grand Prixs. As far as slinging cards, Conor started way back in Mirage. Stayed casual until jumping into the digital world of Magic Online when Mirrodin Besieged was released.

David Murphy

@DaveSea89

David is a competitive magic player from Dublin Ireland who has been playing since Scourge. He started playing Magic Online and streaming seriously about a year ago when the PPTQ system made it hard for him to qualify for the Pro Tour in Ireland. His dream is to one day be a full time magic player and content creator.

Nathaniel Buckley-Wright

@Cardhoarder

Nathaniel is the co-owner and Managing Member of Cardhoarder. He started playing Magic seriously when Judgment was released on MTGO, but only started playing Magic competitively again when he began managing Cardhoarder 2 years ago. He brings a different perspective to Magic Online both as a dealer whose livelihood depends on its success, and as one of few MTGO dealers that still plays Magic competitively.


Season 1: Episode 1 - Press Play

Show Notes

  • 0:00 - Host Introductions
  • 9:30 - Magic Online SOI Release and Changes to Prerelease
  • 27:50 - Ability to Watch Replays in Matches You Didn't Participate in Removed
  • 40:20 - New President for Wizards of the Coast
  • 48:00 - MTGO.com/calendar
  • 50:00 - Coldsnap Flashback Draft
  • 57:10 - 100 Ticket Modern Challenge
  • 68:15 - Battle of Tix

Season 1: Episode 2 - League Updates

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Season 1: Episode 3 - Enter the Battlefield

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Season 1: Episode 4 - All About the MOCS

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Season 1: Episode 5 - Eternal Masters

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Season 1: Episode 6 - Magic Online Championship

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Season 1: Episode 7 - Interview with BrewSpytheMagicGuy

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Season 1: Episode 8 - Back to Momir Basic

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  • Intro - 0:00
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:14
  • Grand Prix Manchester Recap - 6:45
  • Momir Basic introduction - 17:45
  • CSL Momir Week - 25:20
  • Eternal Masters full spoiler discussion - 31:44

Season 1: Episode 9 - Legacy Gauntlet

Show Notes

  • Intro - 0:00
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:25
  • Pauper Challenge Top 4 predictions - 6:37
  • LRR Pre-prerelease - 19:53
  • SCG Atlanta - 26:30
  • Morningtide added to Flashback Draft - 28:50
  • Primary reason we play Magic Online - 32:04
  • Legacy Gauntlet discussion - 36:00

Season 1: Episode 10 - Streamer Spotlight with MTGBlogger

Show Notes

  • Intro - 0:00
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:24
  • Streamer Spotlight with MTGBlogger - 14:31
  • GP Prague report - 31:50
  • Legacy Gauntlet reactions - 37:00
  • Little things to improve to win more games on MTGO - 44:34
  • Legacy Competitive Leagues - 55:32
  • Eternal Master release online - 57:40

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Season 1: Episode 11 - Is Magic Online Worth It

Show Notes

  • Intro - 0:00
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:07
  • Access Magic and Eldritch Moon spoilers - 8:14
  • WMCQ and PPTQ rundown - 21:26
  • Magic Online Player Advisory Board - 29:35
  • Is Magic Online worth it? - 35:17
  • Outro -1:06:42

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Season 1: Episode 12 - Building a Collection

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Season 1: Episode 13 - Team Cardhoarder

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Season 1: Episode 14 - Digital Love

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Season 1: Episode 15 - How to Deal with Bugs

Show Notes

  • Intro - 0:00
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:20
  • SCG Columbus Standard Open - 6:40
  • Paul Cheon and Kenji's 48 hour stream - 24:20
  • 4-3-2-2 payout changes to 6-2-2-2 - 29:26
  • How to report bugs - 33:31
  • Favorite bugs from years past - 59:00

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Season 1: Episode 16 - In Game Client Tips

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Season 1: Episode 17 - MTGO Player Advisory Board

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Season 1: Episode 18 - Interview with Chris Andersen

Show Notes

  • Intro - 0:00
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 2:20
  • SCG Syracuse - 8:28
  • Should we expect a ban in Modern in the near future? - 17:06
  • Team Cardhoarder's progress - 25:01
  • Untapped market in MTG and coverage - 31:21
  • Playing online versus IRL - 36:24
  • Long term professional goals - 49:27

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Season 1: Episode 19 - Pucatrade Future Site Release

Show Notes

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 2:47
  • How will the Community Cup evolve? - 6:50
  • "You make the Cube" contest - 21:50
  • Pucatrade now allows trading for Magic Online - 27:16
  • How will Conspiracy 2 be introduced online? - 52:49

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Lee Sharpe Tumblr CN2 post

Magic Online Wishlist spreadsheet


Season 1: Episode 20 - Draft Leagues

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Wizards article about Magic Online grinder Brandon Burton

Channel Fireball articles about Draft Leagues from Sam Pardee and Matt Sperling

Penny Dreadful subreddit

Magic Online Wishlist spreadsheet


Season 1: Episode 21 - Magic World Championship

Show Notes

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:12
  • World Championship Structure - 11:37
  • MTGChamp PAX stage setup - 27:21
  • BBD's journey on becoming World Champ - 37:44
  • Pucatrade update - 53:05
  • Kaladesh spoilers - 58:53

Referenced Content:

Eric Froelich's reddit post

CVM's Brews Review Episode 1

E-mail which deck you want to see CVM play! cvm.stream@gmail.com

Magic Online Wishlist spreadsheet


Season 1: Episode 22 - Masterpiece Series

Show Notes

Referenced Content:

Reddit thread discussing Expeditions in every set and redemption

Conor's pick - Shaun McLaren's stream

Dave's picks - JayBoneCapone and Logan Nettles stream

Nathaniel's pick - Team_Spice

Cardhoarder Stream Network


Season 1: Episode 23 - 2017 MOCS Changes

Show Notes

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 2:17
  • Walking the Planes concludes - 11:25
  • Favorite Magic video series - 18:21
  • WMCQ weekend - 23:00
  • New MOCS system introduced - 29:47
  • MOCS Opens - 41:05
  • No more MOCS promos - 50:56
  • QPs taken away from certain events - 57:03
  • Premier Play extends to Friday - 1:06:01
  • MOCS prize pool increased - 1:14:55

Referenced Content:

Walking the Planes Episode 41: "The End"

Inside The Deck - The Magic Collector

LRR Kaladesh Pre-prerelease

What is the MOCS?


Season 1: Episode 24 - Week 1 Testing with Kent Ketter

Show Notes

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 3:16
  • Week 1 testing philosophy - 6:45
  • Hot Takes YouTube series - 28:24
  • Kent's long term goals and thoughts on the future of MTG - 31:14
  • Kaladesh impact card picks - 41:17
  • Underrated Kaladesh picks - 51:21
  • Upcoming events on Magic Online - 58:32

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Frank Karsten - CFB article on manabases


Season 1: Episode 25 - Treasure Chests and Redemption

Show Notes

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The MTGO Economy: It's About Trust - article by Nathaniel

The Complete History of Magic Online - article by Saffron Olive

How Wizards Manages its Savings Account - article by Saffron Olive

Dave's new YouTube Channel


Season 1: Episode 26 - Commander Online

Show Notes

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 3:06
  • Is playing Commander online worth it? - 12:57
  • How can MTGO appeal more to casual players? - 22:29
  • Distribution of the new Commander products - 28:35
  • Tips and suggestions for streaming Commander - 37:26
  • Commander cards in need of reprinting online - 49:31
  • Expensive Commander cards that are dirt cheap online - 56:22

Referenced Content:

Tom's Twitch stream twitch.tv/mtgradio | Twitter @mtgradio

MTGGoldfish Series - Commander Clash

Numot Gaming Series - Elder Dragon Hoedown

Expensive Commander cards that are dirt cheap online - article by Tomer Abramovici

Archie's Commander Twitch stream - twitch.tv/acowen

Dave's YouTube Channel


Season 1: Episode 27 - Revisiting Standard

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VSL Patreon

Enter the Battlefield: Roanoke Part 1

Dave's YouTube Channel


Season 1: Episode 28: SCG Tour Changes

Show Notes

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 3:32
  • SCG Tour changes - 10:23
  • Can Modern fill the void of Legacy? - 25:06
  • SCG Team Constructed - 30:35
  • No more Players' Championship - 36:32
  • Giveaway details - 43:17
  • 20 Questions - 48:20

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SCG Tour changes

Giveaway details!

Send us a screenshot of which card you have the most copies of on your Magic Online account. Either email us cardhoarderpodcast@gmail.com or tweet using the hashtag #mtgocardhoarder.  Winners will be selected at random and will be announced during episode 29!

  1. 1st prize - A Kaladesh Invention of your choice
  2. 2nd prize - Kaladesh draft set
  3. 3rd prize - Over 4,000 copies of Treasure Cruise



Season 1: Episode 29: Magic Online Event Updates

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Drake Fall and a Mailbag - Gatheringmagic article by Alex Ullman

Community Legacy League

Dave's YouTube Channel


Season 1: Episode 30: Eh Team Tribute with KYT

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Manadeprived.com

The Eh Team #300 - The Gathering: One Last Time

The Frontier format subreddit


Season 1: Episode 31: WMC & MTGO Economy Status

Show Notes

  • Dave's WMC experience - 2:08
  • Why was the format Team Unification Modern? 17:45
  • What is holding team events back? - 25:50
  • Progress report of Magic Online - 34:00
  • SCG Knoxville - 53:17

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Make Team Unified Constructed Great Again - Numot Gaming article by AJ Sacher

Enter the Battlefield: Santiago

KYT's new podcast: The First Strike Podcast - Episode 1

In Response: A Magic the Gathering Debate

Dave's YouTube Channel


Season 1: Episode 32: Bring Back Collectors

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 2:30
  • Magic Before Online: 1996 World Championship - 9:20
  • Deck of the Week: R/G Aetherworks - 15:23
  • GP Chiba Top 8 - 27:25
  • Palace Jailer not on MTGO - 31:15
  • Why WOTC needs MTGO collectors - 44:55

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World Championship 96 Semifinals: Olle Rade vs Mark Justice

R/G Aetherworks decklist

Dave's Treasure Chest opening video


Season 1: Episode 33: Jacob Baugh: Atlanta Invitational Champion

Referenced Content:

Jacob Baugh's Twitter: @JacobABaugh

SCG Atlanta Invitational coverage page


Season 1: Episode 34: Standard Problems

  • Listener MTGO Wishlist request - 2:05
  • What makes a good Standard format? - 7:31
  • Can MTGO mimic the paper economy? - 24:19
  • MOCS Open - 42:35
  • Players' Championship Fantasy Draft - 57:11

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Music provided by Terrible Spaceship


Season 1: Episode 35: Gleemox & Throwback Standard Gauntlet Series

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Flashback favorites and throwback standard gauntlets

Deck of the Week

Rich Shay reaction

Joe Lossett PC debrief

CLL announcement thread


Season 1: Episode 36: MTGO 2016 Year in Review

  • Top 5 most impactful changes to MTGO in 2016
    • Honorable Mentions - 3:20
    • #5 Gauntlets - 8:12
    • #4 Redemption - 14:27
    • #3 New MOCS system - 26:37
    • #2 Treasure Chests - 34:34
    • #1 Leagues - 51:03
  • Deck of the Year - 1:02:23
  • Favorite and least favorite set - 1:06:08
  • Favorite and least favorite card - 1:11:45
  • Favorite and least favorite mechanic - 1:18:56
  • Final grades for 2016 and resolutions - 1:24:45

Season 1: Episode 37: Magic Digital Next

  • Magic Online Wishlist - 2:30
  • Mark Rosewater's Tweet - 13:20
  • Community topics - 29:40
  • Aether Revolt Masterpieces - 40:48
  • Aether Revolt Spoilers - 49:34

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Season 1: Episode 38: w/ Numot the Nummy

  • How did Kenji get into streaming? - 3:50
  • 365 day stream challenge - 8:23
  • How to start streaming casually - 13:29
  • Suggestions for partnered streamers - 16:50
  • 24 hour streams - 21:35
  • How to keep MTGO interesting and staying motivated - 32:18
  • Events that need to come back to MTGO - 39:16
  • How to approach sponsors - 48:52
  • Balancing chat, gameplay, and moderation - 59:20
  • Kenji's future goals - 1:05:07

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Season 1: Episode 39: Bannings & Digital Shake-up

  • Standard Bans - 2:00
  • Is there a problem with the Future Future League - 12:06
  • Modern Bans - 27:07
  • No more online Prerelease - 35:24
  • New single game draft leagues - 41:33
  • Updates to Treasure Chests - 58:26
  • Chris Cocks 'Making Moves' article - 1:04:56
  • Worth Wollpert leaves WOTC - 1:23:58

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Season 1: Episode 40: Standard Meta & MTGO Improvements

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Season 1: Episode 41: The State of Magic Online

  • MTGO set release date now Monday after paper Prerelease - 1:21
  • Elaine Chase response to MTGO panic - 14:00
  • MTGO Traders lowers their ticket price - 23:30
  • MTGO new event critiques - 39:25
  • Video coverage expanding for 2017 - 58:00
  • Fantasy Team Pro Tour draft - 1:12:00

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Season 1: Episode 42: Magic Teams & Rules Lawyers

  • Dave's experience at PTAER - 6:43
  • Pro Tour Team Series critiques - 11:43
  • PTAER team fantasy results - 31:31
  • Judge call during round 8 - 34:24
  • MTGO Bug of the week - 1:05:22
  • Acquiring cards online during week 1 - 1:08:11
  • Windmillionaire inspired game - 1:26:35

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Season 1: Episode 43: Return to Nationals

  • Giveaway trivia question - 4:10
  • Nationals is back - 7:24
  • Unified Modern cut from World Magic Cup - 41:35
  • Sunday PTQs at GPs and no more in store GPTs - 52:51
  • Throwback Standard Gauntlet decklists announced - 1:03:41

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Season 1: Episode 44: Death's Shadow & Magic Digital Next

  • 1996 World Championship card eBay posting - 3:49
  • Winner announced for giveaway - 8:23
  • Magic Digital Next statement - 11:16
  • Deck of the week: Modern Death's Shadow - 23:49
  • Team Constructed Magic & SCG Baltimore - 41:16
  • MM2017 spoilers & full art basic lands - 49:36
  • Round table: Streams you should be watching - 1:06:25

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Season 1: Episode 45: Community Legacy League & MM17 Spoilers

  • Interview with Daniel from CLL - 1:04
  • Jack Kiefer from Team Cardhoarder wins MTGO PTQ - 16:00
  • Modern Masters 2017 spoilers - 21:02
  • Throwback Standard Gauntlet taken down - 34:39
  • Magic Online Championship preview - 39:52

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Community Legacy League links:

Discord group | Facebook | Twitter


Sign up at Gatherling | Watch coverage on Pat Euglow's Twitch


Contact Daniel @Bobofraggles or @mtglegacyleague

MTG Dash Metagame prediction


Fill out the survey here for a chance to win $40 in Cardhoarder/Isle of Cards credit


Season 1: Episode 46: Magic Online Championship & MM17

  • SCG Louisville now Team Constructed - 3:38
  • Magic Online Championship - 5:35
  • Modern Masters 2017 full spoiler released - 33:00
  • New cards for the Pauper format - 57:34
  • Magic Online Wishlist - 1:05:03

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Season 1: Episode 47: MTGO Prize Changes & Grand Prix in 2018

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Season 1: Episode 48: 1v1 Commander Leagues & AKH Spoilers

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Season 1: Episode 49: Rules Change & Team Draft Super League

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Season 1: Episode 50: Pauper Online

  • Best aspects of Pauper & downfalls for creating content - 3:39
  • History of Pauper - 9:43
  • Origin of the banned list - 11:26
  • Most impactful cards in Pauper - 16:30
  • Has leagues helped or diminish the popularity of Pauper? - 23:06
  • Wizards injecting new Pauper cards with Master sets - 29:09
  • What card would you downshift to common? - 39:04

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Season 1: Episode 51: RPTQ & Nationals Updates

  • Changes to the Pro Tour - 3:44
  • Nationals update - 20:16
  • RPTQ changes - 29:13
  • Throwback Standard Gauntlet reactions - 48:02
  • Favorite and least favorite cards spoiled from Amonkhet - 55:20

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Season 1: Episode 52: B&R Announcement & AKH 1st Impressions

  • B&R announcement: Legacy - 2:19
  • Standard no changes - 17:28
  • Commander bans - 26:02
  • Combat shortcut rules change - 29:41
  • Exert implementation on MTGO - 38:06
  • Amonkhet first impressions - 45:38
  • Twitch Affiliate Program - 55:02

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Season 1: Episode 53: The State of Standard

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Season 1: Episode 54: New Challenges for MTGO

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Season 1: Episode 55: MTGO Era Begins

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Season 1: Episode 56: MTGO Fraud & Theft

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Season 1: Episode 57: Special Invites & the LSV Game

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Season 1: Episode 58: MTGO PTQ Changes & LSV Game Part 2

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Season 1: Episode 59: Dave Qualifies for the PT & Metamorphosis 2.0

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Season 1: Episode 60: GP Vegas & Team Pro Tours

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Season 1: Episode 61: IDs & the MTGO Economy

  • GP Cleveland and IDs - 6:36
  • Battle of the Planes win percentages - 18:57
  • Michael Majors working for Wizards - 20:50
  • Which cards on MTGO have spiked and which have fallen? - 26:46
  • Reviewing the MTGO redemption cycle - 51:52

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Season 1: Episode 62: MTGO Improvements & Favorite HOU cards

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Season 1: Episode 63: Pro Tour Testing with Joe Lossett

  • Joe's journey in competitive Magic - 4:57
  • Wizards hiding more data - 11:57
  • Initial impression of HOU limited - 35:57
  • Over and under performers - 42:52
  • Joe's thoughts on Legacy - 53:31

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Season 1: Episode 64: FNM Promos & PT Standard Preparation

  • In-Store Play Evolves - 6:14
  • Top 5 decks to look out for at PTHOU - 19:31
  • Honorable mentions & what Dave might play at PTHOU - 39:20
  • Crack a pack & HOU draft update

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Season 1: Episode 65: Dave's Pro Tour Kyoto Experience

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Season 1: Episode 66: MTGO Player Rewards & Pro Club Changes

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Season 1: Episode 67: Dave's RPTQ & Vintage Leagues on MTGO

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Season 1: Episode 68: w/ Gerry Thompson

  • Gerry's Reddit post - 2:00
  • Gerry's early career in MTG - 5:36
  • Gerry's Pro Tour career - 14:35
  • Making a living off MTG - 25:23
  • MTGO & digital gaming - 37:15
  • Gerry's take on MTG content - 47:18
  • Memorable games of MTG - 57:00

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Season 1: Episode 69: w/ Chris VanMeter

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Season 1: Episode 70: MTG Arena & Hascon

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Season 1: Episode 71: w/ Erin Campbell

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Season 1: Episode 72: Rotation & Ixalan First Impressions

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Season 1: Episode 73: Ixalan Standard & MTG Arena

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Season 1: Episode 74: Team Cardhoarder Brazil w/ Willy Edel

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Season 1: Episode 75: Dave Wins Irish Nationals

  • How Gus met Dave - 2:43
  • Dave's deck choice for Nationals - 9:41
  • Swiss rounds report - 15:00
  • Drafting B/W Vampires - 20:30
  • Top 8 matches - 28:07
  • Improving Nationals - 33:34
  • B&R announcement & health of Magic - 47:01
  • Music suggestions - 1:00:30

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Season 1: Episode 76: Eternal Weekend & MTG Arena

  • Eternal Weekend - 3:45
  • Deathrite Shaman ban worthy in Legacy? - 9:43
  • SCGCIN Modern Open - 14:25
  • Magic Online economy update - 25:03
  • MTG Arena gameplay - 35:30

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Season 1: Episode 77: GP Changes & PT Team Series

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Season 1: Episode 78: Pro Tour Ixalan

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Season 1: Episode 79: Play Point Bundles & Magic Content

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