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Your weekly insight into Modern, a competitive Magic: the Gathering format, with hosts Alex Kessler and Glenn Jones. We break down all different aspects of the format from deck archetypes to new releases and predictions!

Episode Date
Episode 203 - New Show Sneak Peak - Best of One
00:48:12
In this special episode, we preview a new sister podcast to the MMCast focused on Arena called "Best of One" with Alex, Ben, and friend of the show, Michael Grothe.
Feb 20, 2019
Episode 202 - Modern Magic Finance with Chaz Andres
01:14:04
Ben and Alex discuss the results of the GP Toronto and the SCG Classic, then talk to Magic finance guru Chaz Andres about price predictions.
Feb 13, 2019
Episode 201 - Modern Alternate Win-Cons, plus Spectacle and Electrodominance in Modern!
01:06:22
Ben and Alex discuss the recent appearance of Spectacle cards in Modern events and then discuss the best alternative win conditions in the format!
Feb 06, 2019
Episode 200! Interview with Gavin Verhey
01:01:55
Ben and Alex welcome Gavin Verhey, Magic's Product Architect, onto the show to discuss the future of Modern and the recent banning of Krark Clan Ironworks! It's our 200th Episode!
Jan 30, 2019
Ravnica Allegiance Set Review pt. 1: The Masters of Modern Podcast 199 and a Half Pt 2
01:22:31
The Masters of Modern 199 and a Half: Ravnica Allegiance Set Review Part 2
Jan 29, 2019
Ravnica Allegiance Set Review pt. 1: The Masters of Modern Podcast 199 and a Half
00:55:02
The Masters of Modern 199 and a Half: Ravnica Allegiance Set Review Part 1
Jan 26, 2019
Ravnica Allegiance Exclusive Preview Card & Top Ten Graveyard Hate Cards in Modern
00:33:47
Alex and Ben bring a special Hong Kong experience to the podcast with The MMCast exclusive Ravnica Allegiance preview card! Also, they count down the top 10 graveyard hate cards in modern. Happy new year!
Jan 09, 2019
Grand Prix Portland Review & Changes to the Pro Tour
01:08:09
Alex and Ben return to discuss the fate of Ben and his brother and Grand Prix Portland, as well as to discuss the new change stop the Magic Pro Tour circuit
Dec 31, 2018
Grand Prix Portland Preview & No Changes to the Modern Banned List
00:49:08
The Masters of Modern 197: Michael Grothe returns to the show to discuss what Ben should play at Grand Prix Portland, and to react to the lack of modern bannings last week
Dec 04, 2018
Disrupting Shoal is our Ultimate Masters Preview Card & Pro Tour GRN Recap
00:58:43
The Masters of Modern Podcast #196: Happy Thanksgiving! Ben and Alex discuss their Ultimate Masters exclsuive preview card Disrupting Shoal and break down Pro tour guilds of Ravnica
Nov 24, 2018
Bant Spirits Wins GP Atlanta, Ultimate Masters Reaction and More!
00:49:27
The Masters of Modern Podcast #195: Bant Spirits Wins GP Atlanta, Ultimate Masters Reaction and More! Ben and Alex break down the top decks of GP Atlanta and react to the announcement of Ultimate Masters
Nov 12, 2018
Amulet Titan and the Undead Decks of Modern
00:48:46
MMCast 194: Amulet Titan and the Undead Decks of Modern - Alex and Ben discuss the return of Amulet Titan at the top tables and the other decks in moderns history that have survived bannings
Nov 03, 2018
The Rise of Arclight Phoenix and The Winner and Losers of GRN in Modern
01:03:36
MMCast 193: The Rise of Arclight Phoenix in Modern - Alex returns to the podcast to discuss his favorite new card Arclight Phoenix, as well as several other awesome decks that have popped up in modern.
Oct 29, 2018
Ashlen Rose returns to chat Card Kingdom's 'The Chalice' Tournament, Tron and More!
00:39:06
The Masters of Modern Podcast 192: Ashlen Rose returns to chat Card Kingdom's 'The Chalice' Tournament, Tron and More!
Oct 22, 2018
What's the Best Card in GRN? Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Pt. 2
01:03:22
MMCast 191: Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Part 2: Alex and Ben break down the best cards in Guilds of Ravnica
Oct 12, 2018
What's the Best Card in GRN? Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Pt. 1
00:41:27
MMCast 190: Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Part 1: Alex and Ben break down the best cards in Guilds of Ravnica
Oct 04, 2018
Is 6 Pro tours a Win for Magic the Gathering? Predicting Magic in 2020
00:57:12
The Masters of Modern Podcast 189: Reuben Bresler returns to the show to discuss the future of MTG and whether or not it's going to be in a better place in 2020. We talk pro play, online presence, finance and more!
Sep 21, 2018
EXCLUSIVE Guilds of Ravnica Spoiler Episode: EPIC NEW CREATURE Knight of Autumn!
00:47:35
Ben and Alex preview their brand new spoiler card for Guilds of Ravnica, Knight of Autumn. It's an exciting card with major uses in the modern format. Be sure to like, subscribe and comment below! Also, the show is viable as a full audio podcast weekly wherever podcasts can be found! @BenBatemanMedia @KessWylie @Dudardd
Sep 14, 2018
The History of Control Decks in Modern
00:40:41
Ben is joined by Magic veteran Reuben Bresler to discuss the history of control decks in modern and the rise of blue white control as a tier 1 deck.
Sep 08, 2018
Can Magic The Gathering Survive The Counterfeit Epidemic?
00:47:48
Alex and Ben break down the concern of counterfeits and their overwhelming effect on Magic the Gathering and it's secondary economy.
Aug 31, 2018
Ancient Stirrings Survives The Ban Announcement & The Art of Chaos Drafting
00:44:27
Ben and Alex return from Grand Prix Los Angeles to discuss the total lack of modern banning this week and to break down the art of chaos drafting.
Aug 24, 2018
Top Ten Blue/Red Cards in Modern
01:19:30
Ben and Alex return to the top ten series, counting down each of their top ten blue/red cards in modern.
Aug 17, 2018
Pro Tour 25th Anniversary Recap & Drafting Beta at GenCon
00:53:28
Ben and Alex recap the top modern decks from the Pro Tour and Michael Grothe returns to the show to discuss is epic qualification for the Beta draft at Gencon.
Aug 10, 2018
How Gavin Verhey accidentally designed modern, EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
00:54:17
Ben sits down with senior Magic designer Gavin Verhey to discuss the creation of the modern format and how Gavin unknowingly contributed to it's inception before working at WOTC.
Jul 26, 2018
Breaking Down The Challenger Decks & Discussing Them For Modern
01:04:40
Alex is joined by returning guest Michael Grothe to discuss the standard challenger decks and to ponder whether or not modern could have the same product available in the future.
Jul 19, 2018
Stoneforge Mystic is STILL BANNED & Ancient Stirrings Isn't
00:49:29
Ben and Kessler return to discuss the impact of this weeks banning announcement or lack thereof. With no immediate changes to the modern format they discuss when Stoneforge will be unbanned and what cards could be on the cutting room floor come the next modern PT.
Jul 05, 2018
M19 Set Review & Exclusive Battle Bosses Spoiler
01:06:03
Alex & Ben give their full set review for M19 and discuss the exclusive spoiler for KessCo's upcoming new game Battle Bosses!
Jun 29, 2018
M19 EXCLUSIVE SPOILER, GP Vegas Wrap Up & Introducing TheMMCast on Youtube
00:48:53
Ben returns from GP Vegas to join Alex for our MMCast M19 spoiler, break down his tournament experience and The Masters of Modern introduce video!
Jun 21, 2018
GP Vegas Preview & Modern's Summer 2018 Tier 1 Decks
00:57:20
Alex and Ben break down the state of modern in summer 2018, and talk about the best decks for GP Vegas this weekend.
Jun 12, 2018
MTG Arena Update & Commander Cards in Modern?
00:47:57
The Masters of Modern are joined by The Command Zone's own Craig Blanchette & return guest Michael Grothe to discuss the newest MTG Arena updates, as well as the possibility of adding supplemental product releases into the modern format.
Jun 02, 2018
Exclusive BattleBond Preview Card & Mono Blue Prison
00:43:53
Ben and Michael Grothe premiere the newest MMCast preview card provided for free by Wizards of the Coast! They also discuss Mono Blue Prison is modern & the newly announced Guilds of Ravnica.
May 23, 2018
Dominaria Set Review for Modern
01:33:44
Ben and Alex double down and do their full Dominaria set review.
May 03, 2018
GP Hartford Recap & Landless Decks in Modern
00:44:21
Ben is joined by Michael Grothe to break down GP Hartford and talk about landless combo strategies in the format.
Apr 24, 2018
Dominaria Preview: SKIRK PROSPECTOR, a Goblin reprint for Modern
00:42:24
Ben and Alex discuss the ins and outs of their exclusive Dominaria spoiler card, and all its glory!
Apr 09, 2018
Is Thalia the Legendary 2 Drop White Has Been Missing?
00:41:14
Ben and Alex discuss the infamous cycle of 2 drop creatures in magic's history as well as ponder the iconic 1 drops and 3 drops.
Apr 07, 2018
Top 8 Phoenix Interview with Michael Hughes
01:03:36
Alex Interviews GP Phoenix Top 8 Player Michael Hughes About His R/G Eldrazi Deck
Mar 30, 2018
Magic 25 Review & the Consequences of Magic Leaks
00:48:10
Ben & Alex break down Magic 25, and the impact of the unexpected Dominaria leaks.
Mar 20, 2018
Brian David Marshall on Bloodbraid Elf in Modern, Masters 25, and more!
00:51:17
Brian David Marshall returns to discuss Bloodbraid Elf in Modern, Masters 25, and his brand new comic book!
Mar 09, 2018
MASTERS 25 PREVIEW! & Prison Decks in Modern
00:46:57
Alex & Ben are back to discuss their exclusive Masters 25 preview cards and break down prison decks in Modern.
Mar 01, 2018
​Breaking News: Inside the Magic the Gathering Movie
00:41:39
Alex, Ben and Michael Grothe are back to discuss their inside scoop on the development of the Magic the Gathering movie. This is a piece of news you won't want to miss!
Feb 23, 2018
Gerry Thompson PT Interview, Jace & Bloodbraid Elf Unbanned!
00:56:17
Gerry Thompson returns to discuss his finals appearance at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan, the CRAZY unbanning of Jace the Mind Sculptor & Bloodbraid Elf, and the future of the format.
Feb 13, 2018
Will Lantern Control Be Banned? PT Rivals of Ixalan | #162
00:51:23
Alex and Ben are back to discuss the Modern Pro Tour goodness from PT Rivals of Ixalan. Hang out while they break down each of the decks in the top 8 and ponder the potential future of Lantern Control! Bannings? No bannings? Find out inside!
Feb 07, 2018
The Third Great Designer Search | #161
00:48:21
Wizards of the Coast has begun the third Great Designer Search. Ben and Kessler give you a brief breakdown on the history of the last two Great Designer Searches, and then answer the essay questions from the first round of the Third.
Jan 29, 2018
Rivals of Ixalan Set Review for Modern | #160
01:19:07
Kessler and Ben go through the new cards from Rivals of Ixalan to discuss playability and to see if any could be big hits in Modern.​
Jan 23, 2018
GP Santa Clara Tournament Report | #159
01:02:36
KessCo game developer and returning guest Michael Grothe joins the podcast to talk with Ben about their GP Santa Clara experiences, the GP Top 8 and a weird new Pact of Negation brew Ben is messing with.
Jan 14, 2018
Merfolk Mistbinder – Rivals of Ixalan PREVIEW & Top 10 Simic in Modern | #158
01:10:24
The Masters of Modern Preview card for Rivals of Ixalan, Merfolk Mistbinder, is literally the best Blue Green card in Modern’s history and the set’s not even out yet! To honor its mistiness, Kessler and Ben break down the Top Ten Simic cards in modern. (Spoiler alert: almost all of them are bad.) TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To the Twitter Poll: https://twitter.com/theMMcast/status/932837617279778816 Saffron Olive’s Article on the cost of Modern: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/modern-prices-masters-sets-and-reprint-equity Official Masters...
Jan 02, 2018
A Year in Review and GP Santa Clara Prep with Michael Grothe | #157
01:09:31
​This is the last episode of 2017! Kessler and Ben break down their favorite moments, best episodes, and lay a ground work for where they plan to go in the future. Then special guest, game designer Michael Grothe, joins the cast and break down GP OKC to figure out the best deck options to take to the next Modern Grand Prixt Santa Clara. TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To the Twitter Poll: https://twitter.com/theMMcast/status/932837617279778816 Saffron...
Dec 22, 2017
Graveyard Shenanigans with Frank Fields | #156
00:47:44
After weeks of messing around with “far too many graveyard brews”(Kessler), Ben takes over the cast with special guest and host of the Cooldown Podcast: Frank Fields. They go over all of the different ways the graveyard can be utilized for value and which ways Modern can utilize them better. To Find Frank: @FFMirhi The Cooldown Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cooldown-podcast/id1052500792?mt=2 TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To the Twitter Poll: https://twitter.com/theMMcast/status/932837617279778816 Saffron Olive’s Article on the cost...
Dec 10, 2017
Top Ten White Blue Cards in Modern | #155
00:58:50
We’ve finished reviewing the color pairs and almost all of the permanent types. It’s time to start a series of top tens on the color pairs, starting with Kessler’s favorite pair UW. Which Azorius card will reign supreme? Will Ben be able to finally win a sweet honorable mentions battle after Kessler’s dominant winning streak? 1) Geist of Saint Traft 2) Spell Queller 3) Supreme Verdict 4) Reflector Mage 5) Detention Sphere 6) Sphinx’s Revelation...
Dec 01, 2017
Is Modern Too Expensive?
01:05:49
Over the last 4 years Wizards of the Coast has heavily increased reprint set cycles, has printed almost every major staple in Modern, and the format is now at an all time low in cost. But is it low enough? Kessler and Ben break down the cost of reprint sets, why Modern is expensive as it is, and whether or not the cost of Modern is warranted or should be less expensive. TO BUY SUPER...
Nov 24, 2017
SUPER PARTY BATTLE | #153
00:57:47
Kessler’s first game Super Party Battle, was just released at Thinkgeek.com. Lead Developer Michael Grothe joins Kessler and Ben as they break down the design history of the game, and the key ways it plays in a Maro-esque game design episode. They also go over Unhinged Spoilers and convince Ben how cool an Un-set can be. TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE : http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate...
Nov 18, 2017
The Standard Ban List in Modern | #152
00:55:07
Kessler and Ben feel like the Standard Ban list may be a great resource for figuring out what cards may be undervalued in modern. Breaking down the history of the ban list, the see each era of bannings, discuss the cause of those bannings (Hint: artifact blocks and new card types) and then discuss which cards banned could see or deserve to see more play.​ TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE : http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To Download Lifelinker:...
Nov 11, 2017
The Worst Color Combos | #151
00:43:31
Sultai, Mardu, and (Gasp) Esper, have always had trouble breaking through in Modern Tier 1 play. Kessler and Ben break down why each has had trouble breaking through, what each color pair is missing, and which is primed to be the next big thing!​ To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To...
Nov 08, 2017
State of Modern | #150
00:51:51
After a week off due to travel, the Masters of Modern Podcast is back! This week we break down the most recent Modern SCG events, the current power of Storm, Recent Ban List announcements and more! To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet...
Oct 27, 2017
Ranking the Colors in Modern | #149
01:00:47
“Live” From the Dallas Toy Fair, Kessler and Ben break down all five colors in Magic (and maybe a 6th), discussing their strengths and weaknesses, and ranking them from best to worst. Which color comes out on top? Which color needs work? And what’s with this sixth color? To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for...
Oct 09, 2017
Ixalan Modern Review | #148
01:16:09
​Kessler and Ben go through every card that they think has a chance at seeing play in Modern from Ixalan. Listen to see what gems could be found exploring this brand new plane of Pirates, Dinosaurs, Merfolk, and Vampires! To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along...
Sep 29, 2017
Is Modern a Turn 4 Format? | #157
00:43:36
After last weekend’s Star City Game tournament results, Kessler and Ben analyze the value of fast mana, and why it is important (or unimportant) that Modern be a turn 4 format.​ Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future...
Sep 22, 2017
Masters of Modern 3 Year Anniversary Special | #156
00:50:43
With a new audio recorder setup, The Masters of Modern venture forth into their 3rd year of podcasting! This weeks episode asked you loyal listeners to send in your questions, and Kess and Ben each answer them as thoroughly as they are able. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future...
Sep 14, 2017
SPELL PIERCE Ixalan Preview and Top 8 Perma-Banned Cards | #146
00:33:15
The Masters of Modern are proud to present to you their preview card for Ixalan: SPELL PIERCE, in Standard for the first time and ready to counter instant and sorceries (As long as your opponent’s don’t have 2 open mana). Kess and Ben then break down their Top 8 picks for cards that can never be unbanned. Ban Watch List: Hot: Street Wraith Mox Opal Death’s Shadow Mishra’s Bauble Warm: Devoted Druid Simian Spirit Guide...
Sep 06, 2017
Ixalan Mechanics & the Beginner’s Guide to a Modern RPTQ | #145
00:52:48
Special guest Alex Sheftel joins Ben as they review the new mechanics and rules changes incoming with Ixalan, and they discuss the process of getting into Modern for a Limited player that qualified for a Modern RPTQ with no Modern experience. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast...
Sep 04, 2017
Commander 2017 Review and GenCon | #144
00:46:47
Back from GenCon, Kess and Ben break down the new Commander 2017 sets and pick out a few cards they wish would be printed into the modern format. Are their ​​favorite cards fair? What decks will they see play in? Do they have a chance to ever be reprinted? Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV...
Aug 25, 2017
How to Sideboard in Modern in 2017 | #143
00:54:49
Kess and Ben break down some tips and tricks to sideboarding in Modern, going through the different conceptual reasons to include cards in your 15, then taking each of the top tier decks in the format and explaining what the best sideboard tech against each deck is. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us...
Aug 11, 2017
The Mono-Red Pro Tour & PPTQ Report | #142
00:51:51
As the Mono Red filled Pro Tour went down this weekend, Ben went on the grind through 3 Modern tournaments with Superior Burning CoCo. Kessler helps him break down the deck’s Strengths and Weaknesses, while discussing what the deck can do to get to the next level. They also cover how great Fauna Shaman is. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!....
Aug 02, 2017
Comic-Con and Modern Pro Tours | #141
00:47:48
Last week Wizards announced the return of the Modern Pro Tour while Kessler and Ben went to San Diego Comic-Con. So this week we break down what the Modern Pro Tour means for you, as well as all the happenings at San Diego Comic-Con. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for...
Jul 28, 2017
Friday Night Magic and Superior Burning Coco 2.0 | #140
01:06:38
This Monday, Wizards of the Coast made a big announcement in regards to their in-store programs. The biggest change are the promos, changed from Standard Uncommons to foil double sided tokens. Kessler and Ben discuss each of the changes, as well as break down Ben’s most recent tech on Superior Burning Coco. DECKLIST: Creatures:26 4 Burning-Tree Emissary 3 Dark Confidant 2 Fauna Shaman 4 Myr Superion 1 Pack Rat 2 Scavenging Ooze 1 Selfless Spirit...
Jul 19, 2017
Hour of Devastation Modern Set Review | #139
01:11:06
Nicol Bolas, the God-Pharaoh has arrived in style. After ten years of being in the background we are finally getting the Bolas themed set we’ve all wanted. Kessler and Ben review the most recent Magic release this week, discussing how a bunch of the new cards in the set could effect Modern and what strategies may get better moving forward with their introduction. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet...
Jul 12, 2017
Modern Ban Watchlist | #138
01:12:27
Though we do not believe that any cards need or will be banned very soon, we have decided that it would be good to have a running list on our episode right ups, of possible bannable cards, so that you, our listeners, can be wary of specific decks in the future. This week we discuss the current list, and why each card is on it. Ban Watch List: Hot: Street Wraith, Mox Opal, Death Shadow,...
Jul 08, 2017
Top 30 Decks in Modern History
01:03:58
Kessler and Ben once again employ the help of very technically capable Magic scientists to break down their picks of the top 30 decks in Modern History. To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also...
Jun 27, 2017
Claim // Fame – HOUR OF DEVASTATION Preview + GP Vegas Recap | #136
01:09:49
Returning from GP Vegas Kessler and Ben have some awesome stuff to share! First the MMCast Exclusive preview card:​ Claim//Fame. Then Ben played commander for the first time and is ready to start brewing! Lastly a step by step break down of GP Vegas both for Ben and Kessler, as well as the Modern Tournament itself. ​For our Anchor Preview discussion: https://anchor.fm/10minutesofmagic?at=292441 To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to...
Jun 22, 2017
Block Changes, GP Vegas, Mardu Eldrazi with Corbin Hosler | #135
01:30:39
On the eve before GP Vegas, possibly the largest Magic event in history, Wizards of the Coast made one of the biggest announcements in regards to block structure, and the printing of standard sets ever. Corbin Hosler of Brain Storm Brewery, DailyMTG, and Mining Modern subs in for Ben to co-host with Kessler this week to discuss all the exciting news, The upcoming Super GP, and break down a new Mardu Eldrazi list. With special...
Jun 14, 2017
The State of Modern, Summer 2017 | #134
00:59:34
Last weekend Modern got two Grand Prixs: Copenhagen and Kobe. This week, Kessler and Ben break down the different metagames of each tournament and all the spicy techs introduced to the format. They also go over the new leaked cards from “Hour of Devastation.” GP Copenhagen Top 8 Decks: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpcop17/top-8-decklists-2017-05-28 GP Kobe Top 8 Decks: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpkob17/top-8-decklists-2017-05-28 To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us...
Jun 07, 2017
Effects of Masterpieces on Magic | #133
00:56:08
Since Wizards of the Coast began printing Masterpieces in Standard, their effect on Magic pricing has been significant. Kessler and Ben break down how the sealed product economy works, and how Maseterpieces like Invocations and Expeditions affect card prices. To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along...
May 31, 2017
Back to the Future (Magic Planes) | #132
01:29:11
Marshal James from the “Do I Still Love It” Podcast joins Kessler and Ben as they go through Magic’s past blocks and discuss which sets we are most likely to return to and why. Which Mechanics do you want to see return the most? Which Characters? What will the story be? Which of the Gatewatch may make an appearance? We’re counting down from each set since Mirage block! To Find Marshal James: https://twitter.com/doistillloveit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/do-i-still-love-it/id1134679832?mt=2 For...
May 23, 2017
The Best Tutors in Modern | #131
01:22:43
Do you like tool box strategies? Combo? Always having the card you need when you need it? Stretching your side board to its most Sideboardyness? In this weeks episode Kessler and Ben breakdown as many of the Modern tutors as possible, by category and power level, making sure that you know how to tutor for the tools you need in any situation.​ To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to...
May 17, 2017
Casting the Magic Movie | #130
01:01:22
A few years ago, Wizards of the Coast announced that they were teaming up with Fox to develop the Magic movie! Likely this movie will star the Gatewatch, so Kessler and Ben walk through each Gatewatch member and give their thoughts on which actor would best play that character. To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch...
May 08, 2017
Modern Amonkhet Set Review | #129
01:15:52
After getting a chance to play with all of the new Amonkhet cards during the pre-release, Kessler and Ben go through the different cards in the set they think are most likely to make it in Modern. What decks get a bonus, what new decks will be created, and what strategies may even get worse. Plus their thoughts on the limited format and all of the new mechanics. To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our...
Apr 25, 2017
Modern Masters Block Draft | #128
00:37:01
Coming to you live(ish) from Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, the Modern Masters podcast hosted a Modern Masters Draft! Which Modern Masters You ask? All of them? Pack 1 MM2013, Pack 2 MM2015, Pack 3 MM2017, with Special guests, Jimmy Wong, Josh Kim, and Marshal James, with cameos from Alex Sheftel, Sam Abramowitz, Paul Gritsch. Will Kessler or Ben come out on top? Will people pull sweet, sweet, value? What archetype is the...
Apr 17, 2017
GP San Antonio and Team Unified Modern Tournament Report | #127
01:20:29
Ben was joined by Ryan Skonnar (Death’s Shadow) and Stephen St Clair (Infect) at GP San Antonio for Team Unified Modern. He took the sweet brew below, and did live recordings, so Kessler and Ben listening to the tournament and provide color commentary. Creatures:11 2 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy 4 Simian Spirit Guide 1 Goblin Dark-Dwellers 4 Greater Gargadon Spells:28 3 Ancestral Vision 4 Chalice of the Void 3 Engineered Explosives 1 Tormod’s Crypt 1 Beck...
Apr 09, 2017
Amonkhet Preview card and Top Ten Black Cards in Modern | #126
01:18:18
In a surprise twist of events, the Masters of Modern Podcast gets to release their preview card right now! It is the long awaited reprint of Aven Mindcensor. This is followed by the podcast finishing the first Top Ten cycle in the show’s history “Top Ten Black cards” Top Ten Lists: Kessler: 1) Liliana 2) Thoughtseize/Inquisition of Kozilek ​3) Dark Confidant 4) Viscera Seer 5) Fatal Push 6) Griselbrand 7) Goryo’s Vengeance 8) Tasigur/Gurmag Angler...
Mar 30, 2017
KessCo and Mental Magic | #125
00:49:06
Ben Interviews Kessler about the big project he has been working on all year, KessCo. They go over what Kessler’s start up is trying to do, talk about the process he went through to create and launch a game line, and give a sneak peak of the 4 game titles they are releasing this August. Then they both play a game of mental Magic! Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future...
Mar 27, 2017
Team Unified Modern | #124
00:44:24
Kessler and Ben go over the unique format of GP San Antonio “Team Unified Modern” a format where teams of three compete, but no decks can contain the same cards. They also announce which MMcast listeners will be Ben’s teammate at the GP and talk Lord of The Rings. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat...
Mar 18, 2017
GP Changes & Best Modern Masters 2017 Reprints | #123
00:35:53
Kessler and Ben break down their picks for the top cards reprinted in Modern Masters 2017 and go over fan picks for the biggest missed reprints. Magic news: big changes to GPs have happened and we discuss how it may effect you. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please make...
Mar 11, 2017
The Power Level of New Card Types with Patrick Chapin | #122
01:07:25
Magic Pro, Hall Of Famer, and host of Top Level Podcast Patrick Chapin joins Kessler and Ben to go over the history of new card types like Equipment, Vehicles, and Planeswalkers. They discuss the design decisions behind them and the difficulty to balancing a new type of design. To Find Patrick: https://twitter.com/thepchapin http://www.toplevelpodcast.com/ Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet...
Mar 03, 2017
Modern Masters 2017 Preview! | #121
00:23:07
Kessler and Ben preview 2 great cards from the Modern Masters set that are definitively pillars of the format. They go through trivia on each card without spoiling what the cards are first so try to guess! Once revealed they then discuss what them being printed means. There may also be a guitar. New Game Knights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfMQdoaiujE Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...
Feb 28, 2017
Patreon Deck Techs – Aether Revolt | #120
01:02:26
Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben to review new decks and brews submitted by Masters of Modern Patreon users. Every set the podcast uses brews submitted by Patreons that feature new cards from the most recent set, and discuss different ways to take those decks to the next level. Make sure to check out the Patreon to get in on the next Brew episode once MTG Amonkhet is released!!! https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Dave Ankarlo:(Caleb Durward) Kuldotha Cherrios...
Feb 26, 2017
Official Three color Pair Rankings | #119
00:53:40
Kessler and Ben have consulted with those same Magic Scientists who created the top 100 cards list to come up with the official unequivocal completely subjective ranking of the Top Ten 3-color-pairs (Wedges/Shards) in Modern. 10) Sultai: UBG 9) Mardu: BWR 8) Esper: BWU 7) Bant: UGW 6) Temur: RGU 5) Jeskai: UWR 4) Grixis: BRU 3) Naya: RGW 2) Abzan: GBW 1) Jund: RBG Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for...
Feb 17, 2017
Magic Digital Next and Pro Teams | #118
00:55:16
Magic has announced big plans in the digital space! Ben and Kessler breakdown their thoughts of what most likely to happen in Magic online’s future. They then discuss how Pro Tour teams can be a benefit to the viewing experience. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please make sure to...
Feb 07, 2017
Modern Masters 2017 Predictions | #117
01:02:34
Masters of Modern namesake set “Modern Masters” is getting its latest edition this spring “Modern Masters 2017”. As is tradition, Kessler and Ben break down what they think each color pair’s draft archetype is going to be, predict the 15+ Mythics, and discuss possible returning mechanics. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram...
Jan 28, 2017
Ban Announcments & Aether Revolt Review | #116
01:27:13
Kessler and Ben break down the recent Banned and Restricted Announcements of Gitaxian Probe and Golgari Grave Troll and what they mean for Modern. They also discuss what the new schedule on announcing updates to the Ban list means for the format as well. Finally, a full review of the most recent set Aether Revolt. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side...
Jan 20, 2017
Twin 2.0 & The State of Combo in Modern
01:03:39
Corey Burkhart, friend of the show and a Top 25 Magic Pro player, sits down with Ben to chat Felidar Guardian combos and the state of combo decks in Modern moving into 2017. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please make sure to check our our Patreon page! It helps...
Jan 13, 2017
Aether Revolt Preview: “FATAL PUSH” & How Does Removal Shape Modern?
00:51:10
​Kessler and Ben break down how Fatal Push can effect Modern and how it matches up against other essential removal in the format. They discuss how removal shapes Modern and what deck building restrictions they enforce. Fatal Push: Fatal Push B Instant Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less. Revolt – Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left...
Jan 02, 2017
Top Ten Green Cards in Modern | #113
01:04:38
In time for the holidays, Kessler and Ben List off their Top Ten Favorite Green cards (like Christmas trees!) for Modern. To finish things off, they each present 5 Green cards they wish saw more play in the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please...
Dec 24, 2016
What Can Be UNBANNED in Modern? w/ Corey Burkhart | #112
01:24:08
Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben to go over each of the cards on the Modern ban list And discuss which cards are still too powerful to be unbanned, and which could potentially be let back into the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Where to Find Corey: @corey_burkhart Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For...
Dec 17, 2016
Best of 2016 Awards | #111
00:51:36
Kessler and Ben break down the year 2016 month by month. going over ban list announcements, major tournaments, and set releases. Then they give their picks for Best of the Year in the following Categories: Best of the Year: Favorite Cards: Saheeli Rai vs Bedlam Reveler Best New Card: Prized Amalgam vs Thought Knot Seer Best Returning Card Narcomeba vs Koth of the Hammer Best Set: Oath of the Gatewatch (Thought Knot Seer, Kalitas, Eldrazi...
Dec 08, 2016
New Format “Frontier” and World Championships
00:56:45
Kessler and Ben go over the newest format to hit the tournament scene: “Frontier.” They discuss where it came from, what decks are popular, and why there may be a need for a new competitive format to exist. In News: World Championship Results Aether Revolt Spoilers. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram...
Dec 03, 2016
Thanksgiving Thanks to Our Patrons
00:11:34
Kessler and Ben are joined by “Musical” guest Josh Kim to update everyone on where the patreon will be going in 2017, and to thank everyone who has donated IN SONG! to remind people of the updates: Swag box will move from MMCast branded content to sweet Stuff we think you will like! We will be letting people know ahead of time what the month Swag item is! International Swag Boxes will need a price...
Nov 22, 2016
Magic and Esports with Josh Kim
01:09:22
Josh Kim from All Chat and Riot Games joins Kessler and Ben as they go over what Magic is currently doing in Esports and how it could improve. They then go over a sweet RUG Bedlam Reveler+Traverse the Ulvenwald Delver list. Josh’s Decklist: http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/260396 Watch our Out of the Box video for Commander 2016 with Josh Lee Kwai, Jimmy Wong, Josh Kim, and Craig Blanchette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRu1jN67qSM SCG Modern Open Top 8: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/scg-modern-open-columbus-2016-11-13#online To find Josh:...
Nov 17, 2016
Grand Prix Dallas with Corey Burkhart
01:10:25
Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben after an insanely impressive finish at GP Dallas, losing only a single match to Skred red in the finals. Corey goes over his deck choice, why he went with the specific list he landed on, and a few key moments from the tournament. GP Dallas Top 8 and Corey’s List http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpdfw16/top-8-decklists-2016-11-06 Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...
Nov 11, 2016
Building a Mana Base and Commander 2016
01:01:24
Kessler and Ben go over the news for the last week, breaking down what a few easter eggs in the Commander 2016 set could mean for modern. They then break down the best practices for how to build your mana base, going over each type of land and why you should consider putting it into your deck. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...
Nov 03, 2016
From Platinum Pro to Making Magic with Andrew Brown
00:36:55
Ben Interviews Platinum Pro Player and soon to be Wizards R&D Employee Andrew Brown about his journey as a pro player, and his new job with Wizards of the Coast.
Oct 28, 2016
Best Modern Cards from Kaladesh (2/2)
00:49:34
In Part 2 of our Kaladesh set review, Kessler and Ben finish discussing the top 11 picks from their favorite 25 cards from Kaladesh. From brew potential to powerhouse bombs, Kaladesh has a lot to offer. Follow us on YouTube! www.youtube.com/topdeckingTV To buy our sweet playmat along with other sweet future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat To...
Oct 20, 2016
Modern Cards from Kaladesh
00:43:09
Kessler and Ben go through their 25 favorite cards from Kaladesh. Over two weeks they will go over each card they think has potential to effect the format; from brew potential to powerhouse bombs, Kaladesh has a lot to offer.
Oct 15, 2016
September/October Deck Doctors
00:44:40
Welcome to the next edition of our Brew/Deck Doctor episode, where we take Patreon Member submitted deck lists and give tips and tricks on how to make the deck stronger/more competitive. This week Ben takes on the format by himself since he kidnapped Kessler and has locked him in his bunker, preventing him from joining in the episode this week.
Oct 05, 2016
Top 20 Cards in Modern’s History
00:50:24
For their 100th episode Ben and Kessler counted down the Top 100 cards in Modern. Since Kessler is out of town, here are the top 20 cards from that countdown if you missed it! Check out the full episode here: https://rocketjump.com/listen/top-100-cards-modern-kaladesh-preview-card Follow us on YouTube! www.youtube.com/topdeckingTV To buy our sweet playmat along with other sweet...
Oct 03, 2016
Magic’s Ten Uncompleted Card Cycles
00:53:48
Kessler and Ben break down the Ten different cycles throughout Magic’s history that have we want to see completed! Discussing what cards remain in the cycle and what the completed cycle could possibly look like. Let us know your vote for any that we missed! Follow us on YouTube! www.youtube.com/topdeckingTV To buy our sweet playmat...
Sep 22, 2016
Top 100 Cards in Modern’s History + Kaladesh Preview Card!
04:17:42
For the 100th episode of the podcast, Kessler and Ben are pulling out all the stops. First you get their Preview Card “Blossoming Defense”. Then, in honor of 100 episodes they set out to accomplish the daunting task of ranking the top 100 cards in Modern’s history. For over 5ish hours they go through each...
Sep 12, 2016
PAX WEST: World Championship and Kaledesh first thoughts.
00:52:49
A lot of awesome stuff happened at PAX West this last weekend from the Kaledesh Spoiler season kicking off to the Magic World Championship. Kessler and Ben break down the World Championship and go over each of the new mechanics from Kaledesh.
Sep 08, 2016
Is Modern Diverse? & Triple Modern GP Weekend
00:57:06
Kessler and Ben go over the recent Modern GP Top 8s to analyze whether or not the Modern Format is more Diverse then it was pre-Splinter Twin Ban. Does an aggressive format with many archetypes make a diverse play style format?
Sep 01, 2016
Conspiracy 2 and Modern Reprints
00:49:59
Kessler and Ben go over the newest supplemental Magic Set: Conspiracy 2! They break down which cards were reprinted, which cards were missing from the set, and which new cards they wish Wizards would reprint so that they could play it in Modern.
Aug 26, 2016
Top 10 Ravnica Block cards for Modern
00:58:58
In a continuation of their Modern Block reviews, Kessler and Ben break down their picks for the Top 10 best Modern cards that the original Ravnica block has to offer. As always this is followed by a “5 Most Under Played Ravnica Cards Contest,” follow us on Twitter to vote!
Aug 18, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Tempo / Modern Vampires
00:46:33
Kessler and Ben break down the need-to-know basics of playing Tempo decks in Modern. This includes the history of tempo in the format, different key decks, the difference between tempo and combo, and the way different color combinations deal with being a part of a tempo deck. They then finish off their series of Deck Brews involving the 5 main tribes of Innistrad with Modern Vampires.
Aug 10, 2016
From the Vault: Lore, Deck Doctors, and Modern Spirits!
00:55:06
Now that we know what cards are coming in From The Vault: Lore, Kessler and Ben breakdown what's in the box and what they like and don't like about it. Then it's onto TWO Patreon Donation Deck Techs, followed by a sweet Spirits Brew that Ben has been working on.
Aug 02, 2016
Top 10 Eldritch Moon Cards for Modern
01:08:20
Get ready for the next Top 10 off between Kessler and Ben as they compare their top 10 lists for the best cards for Modern from Eldritch Moon. We'll examine the strengths and weaknesses of the cards as well as what decks may now see play now that they are added to the format.
Jul 27, 2016
Twitter Question Marathon
01:07:08
We asked everyone on Twitter a ton of interesting and thought-provoking Magic questions - now it's our turn to answer those same questions on the podcast! Hear what our answers are to "What type of land should the 6th Magic color be based on?", "Which animal on a Magic card would you most want to eat?", and more!
Jul 05, 2016
Eldritch Moon Preview Card – Whispers of Emrakul (LIVE!)
00:45:40
Kessler and Ben finally have a official Wizards Preview card to preview for everyone!!! It may or may not be Delirium based Hymn to Tourach...
Jun 30, 2016
Eldritch Moon First Thoughts with Matt Sperling
00:59:09
Channel Fireball's Matt Sperling joins Kessler and Ben as they break down and react to each of the new mechanics in the upcoming Magic set: Eldritch Moon. They break down what each mechanic's potential is and go over some key cards spoiled so far. Specifically Emrakul. Lastly Ben and Kessler break down the recent Game of Thones Finale.
Jun 29, 2016
Let’s Ban Blood Moon!
01:00:28
Kessler and Ben are joined by TheMeadery.Org Blogger Scott Campbell as they debate if Blood Moon should be banned. Kessler and Scott know which side they would take - who will convince Ben to join their side?!
Jun 22, 2016
Top 10 Cards from Eternal Masters we want to see in Modern
00:55:45
Kessler and Ben go through the newly released Eternal Masters to see which cards printed in the set would, if reprinted in Modern, offer the most fun changes to the format. They use diversity, impact, and power level balance to determine if they can be reprinted through Standard, or if the cards could be fun if printed into Modern with some other method. And yes, Kessler picks a card he shouldn't have.
Jun 14, 2016
Deck Doctors: June Edition
00:34:09
Kessler and Ben break down three decks submitted by viewers and discuss different ways to make the lists more competitive. We're addressing Mono Black Blood Artist, Zombies, and Temur Thing in the Ice.
Jun 11, 2016
Eternal Masters and GPLA / GP Charlotte
00:43:51
Kessler and Ben go over the recently spoiled Eternal Masters set and what it does and does not have available for Modern. They then go over the winning decks and Top 8s of both of the recent Modern Grand Prix events in Los Angeles and Charlotte.
May 31, 2016
Top 10 Favorite Cards: Live! From #GPLA at LA LIVE
00:56:28
Thanks to our sponsors Don't Make This Weird and our Patreon supporters we were able to put on a podcast recording in front of a Live "Studio" Audience! at the Staples Center in LA Live. Ben and Kessler break down each of their Top 10 favorite Modern cards of all time, followed by live fan questions.
May 24, 2016
GPLA Preview + Best Sideboard Cards per Color with Sam Pardee
00:51:31
Get ready for Grand Prix Los Angeles with MTG Pro and Chann el Fireball writer Sam Pardee. We discuss what the meta game is looking like going and all the different plans of attack. They then each share their picks for best cards to sideboard per color.
May 18, 2016
Magic Lore with Shaun Penrod- LIVE!
01:15:40
Shaun Penrod from MTG Pro Tutor joins Kessler and Ben to explain what is going on in the Magic story. They break down each of the major villains of Magic, and then go into exactly what is happening right now and what may lie in the immediate future of the Magic Story.
May 10, 2016
The Working Player’s Guide to Tournament Prep
00:57:16
Kessler and Ben, sick and battered, discuss some best practices when preparing for a major tournament. From GPs to PreTQs they go over important sideboarding tips, meta gaming choices, and playtesting strategies.
May 03, 2016
Modern Pro Tours and Platinum Rewards Changes with Paul Rietzl
00:49:46
Paul Rietzl joins Kessler and Ben as they break down the recent Wizards of the Coast announcement in regards to the reduction of Platinum level rewards, as well as the cancelling of all future Modern Pro Tours. Was this a mistake? If so how big of a mistake? What can be done to fix it?
Apr 26, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Mill
01:03:36
Kessler and Ben break down the history of milling: what milling is, how it's seen competitive play in Modern, the best ways to use mill safely, why friends don't let friends play Mill decks, and what the results at SCG Columbus mean for the future of the format. Also maybe how Sean Connery in The Rock is most likely James Bond.
Apr 19, 2016
Sweet New Brews: Werewolves, Zombies, Thopters, Oh My!
01:03:56
With all the new cards and the unbannings, Kessler and Ben take deck doctor submissions from our Patreon subscribers. Then, new brews they've been working on since the Banning announcement and release of Shadows Over Innistrad.
Apr 12, 2016
Modern BANS and UNBANS! TOP 10 Shadows of Innistrad cards and more – Live!
01:49:09
Thanks to the Masters of Modern Patreon, this week's episode was recorded live on Twitch! We finished the #MarchWalkerMadness tournament with a bang, opened some sweet cards in some pack openings, gave our Top Ten Shadow Over Innistrad cards for Modern lists, and responded to the Wizards Ban list announcement! Tune in the first Monday of every month to listen to the cast live!
Apr 05, 2016
History of the Modern Ban list
01:01:46
In preparation for Monday's Ban and Restricted List announcement, Alex and Ben go over the history of Modern's Ban list, going through each announcement and explaining Wizards' reasoning behind it. They also break down the first two rounds of the #MarchWalkerMadness Planeswalker Tournament, and may give a spoilerific review of Batman Vs Superman at the very end.
Mar 29, 2016
All 61 Modern Legal Planeswalker Rankings (Pt. 2/2)
01:15:37
Kessler and Ben have decided to finally put down in stone the exact power ranking of all Modern Legal Planeswalkers. Now see who the best of the best are, as well as some underplayed gems.
Mar 22, 2016
All 61 Modern Legal Planeswalker Rankings (Pt. 1/2)
01:06:42
Kessler and Ben have decided to finally put down in stone the exact power ranking of all Modern Legal Planeswalkers. See who the worst of the worst are, as well as some underplayed gems. Tune in next week for the top 30!
Mar 15, 2016
Eldrazi GP Weekend with Gerry Thompson – Bonus Episode!
00:58:59
Thanks to our Patreon subscribers we are now able to do this epic bonus episode! Magic All-Star Gerry Thompson joins the cast to discuss his Top 8 finish at GP Detroit. We also talk about what could or should be banned, what the future of Modern looks like, and if Wizards should focus on Modern during research & development.
Mar 11, 2016
Shadows Over Innistrad and Patreon Deck Doctor…LIVE!
01:05:48
Recorded in front of a live Twitch.tv studio audience, Kessler and Ben go over all of the sweet happenings on the plane of Innistrad. During this to much time may be spent on the possibility of actual one mana planeswalkers. And lastly they break down 2 decks in a Patreon submitted Deck Doctoring.
Mar 08, 2016
Top 10 Cards in Kamigawa Block for Modern
01:07:46
Kessler and Ben break down their picks for the Top 10 best Modern cards that the Kamigawa block has to offer. As always this is followed by a "5 Most Under Played Kamigawa Cards Contest," follow us on Twitter to vote! Also be sure to check out the Kamigawa Flash Back drafts on MTGO this week.
Mar 01, 2016
History of the Eldrazi Winter 101 and Reprint Policy 304 with The Professor
01:13:54
Is an emergency ban required to save the Modern Format? Will the WotC gods be kind and reprint some of our favorite Modern cards in Eternal Masters and Conspiracy 2: Electric Bragoloo? Can Alex and Ben Cheer up the Professor in regards to their favorite format? These questions and more will be answered in this action packed episode!
Feb 23, 2016
UR Eldrazi & How To Top 8 a Pro Tour with Andrew Brown (Team East West Bowl)
01:14:30
Andrew Brown just Top 8'd Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch after his team invented the best version of the most dominant deck archetype in the history of Modern. He jumps on the cast to break down how he and his team figured it out, and what it takes to Top 8 one of the most difficult Magic tournaments of the year.
Feb 16, 2016
Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch: The Real Rise of the Eldrazi
01:00:08
Kessler and Ben discuss the results of the most recent Pro Tour: Oath of the Gatewatch where 6 Eldrazi decks made it into the Top 8. They then go into the best ways to beat our new Eldrazi overlords from decks that went 8-2 or better at the Pro Tour, to unexplored strategies that should be good moving forward.
Feb 09, 2016
Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Preview with Shaun Penrod
01:19:50
Kessler and Ben are joined by Shaun Penrod, the host of the "MTG Pro Tutor" Podcast as they break down the inner workings of a Magic Pro Tour. They breakdown what to expect from the Modern Pro Tour: Oath of the Gatewatch from best decks to Pro Teams.
Feb 02, 2016
Top Ten Oath of the Gatewatch cards for Modern with Brian David-Marshall
01:33:04
Magic Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall joins the cast to help Ben and Kessler break down the Top Ten Modern Cards in Oath of the Gatewatch, and which of those cards are most likely to see play in the upcoming Pro Tour.
Jan 26, 2016
SPLINTER TWIN BANNED?!?!? (also Summer Bloom)
01:16:16
Last Friday in a surprise turn of events, Wizards of the Coast announced the banning of format staple Splinter Twin alongside the more predictable Summer Bloom.
Jan 19, 2016
The Modern Bubble is a Comin’ and Oops All Turns
01:12:26
Corbin Hosler of Wizards coverage, Brainstorm Brewery, and MTGPrice.com joins Kessler and Ben to break down some of the recent price spikes in Modern and reasons why more cards are going to start spiking very soon. They then break down the Mono Blue deck: "Oops All Turns"
Jan 12, 2016
Top Ten Blue Cards In Modern
01:08:19
Alex and Ben take on the best color in Magic as they break down and compare their Top Ten Blue cards in Modern.
Jan 06, 2016
Oath of the Gatewatch Predictions with Josh Lee Kwai
01:17:55
Alex and Ben are joined by the Command Zone's very own Josh Lee Kwai as they go over what was spoiled for Oath of the Gatewatch and try and predict (and may have already gotten wrong) what is going to be coming in January.
Dec 19, 2015
Should we Unban Stoneforge Mystic? Alex & Ben Answer Your Questions!
01:13:14
Alex and Ben are answering listener submitted questions on today's episode! "Is there a control deck in Modern?" "Does the Stoneforge Mystic GP promo mean we are getting an unban?" "Is Living End the most fun deck out there?" and more!
Dec 08, 2015
GP Pittsburgh with Top 8 Finalist Corey Burkhart
01:05:00
Alex and Ben interview Corey Burkhart who finished in the Top 8 at Grand Prix Pittsburgh with his Grixis Control list. They cover his tournament experience, how he came about choosing the deck, which innovative changes he made, as well as his recent addition to Team Ultra Pro.
Dec 01, 2015
Tribes by the Colors
01:07:30
For this week's Thanksgiving episode, Kessler and Ben discuss everything involving Tribes and Creature Types in Modern. What does tribal mean in Magic and Modern? What is the main tribe for each color? What are some under-utilized tribes that could see some more play in the format?
Nov 24, 2015
November 2015 Brew off + Double Deck Doctor
01:01:36
You voted for it, now they battle! You decided this month's competitors: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy and Vengevine are featured in November 2015's Brew Off, where Ben Bateman and Alex Kessler must brew decks featuring both cards. In the spirit of the brew, they go over two user submitted deck lists, and explain the changes they would make to them if they took them to a Modern tournament THIS weekend!
Nov 17, 2015
Top 10 Most Influential Cards in Mirrodin Block
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Alex and Ben move onto Mirrodin Block to go over their top ten picks for the most influential cards in Modern. They then battle it out to see who has the coolest list of cards from Mirrodin Block that aren't seeing enough play. Who wins? You decide!
Nov 10, 2015
Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy and RPTQ Report with Andrew Brown
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Andrew Brown joins Alex and Ben as they go over his recent Top 4 finish at the San Diego Regional Pro Tour Qualifier. Followed by a break down of the new card on everyone's mind, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy.
Nov 04, 2015
Top Ten Commons in Modern
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Alex and Ben break down the Top Ten Commons in Modern and five more Commons they wish saw more play.
Oct 27, 2015
Top Decking and Anniversary Prize Give Away
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Alex and Ben are joined by Oliver Brink, the director of the Magic: the Gathering webseries Top Decking to discuss what it was like to make the show.
Oct 20, 2015
The New Scry & Steal of the Geist Head Brew
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Alex and Ben break down what the new Vancouver Scry Mulligan rule means for Modern and tournament play, followed by a Deck Tech on Ben's new Steal of the God Head + Geist of Saint Traft deck.
Oct 13, 2015
Best Cards to Pick Up After Rotation and the Banning Announcements
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It's our one-year anniversary episode! Alex and Ben discuss what the new set rotation means for Modern, what the best Theros Block pick ups are, and what the Banned and Restriction announcement should have been and may eventually be.
Oct 06, 2015
Top Ten Modern Cards from Battle for Zendikar
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Alex and Ben list their Top 10 best cards for Modern from the new set Battle For Zendikar. Which of the lists do you think "got it right"?
Sep 22, 2015
Is Hearthstone a Competitor to Magic: The Gathering?
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We discuss what Hearthstone and ask the important question: "Does Hearthstone compete with Magic: The Gathering? Our esteemed guests this week are Josh Sutherland, formerly of IGN and Blizzard, and Reuben Bresler, formerly of Star City Games.
Sep 15, 2015
A Year in Review with Magic Developer Tom Lapille | #50
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Tom Lapille, former member of Magic R&D, joins Alex and Ben as they look back at everything that happened in Modern and Magic over the last year. Check out Episode 49 for more from Tom!
Sep 08, 2015
The World Magic Qualifiers and Favorite Khans Moments with Tom Lapille
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The World Magic Cup Qualifiers are this weekend, so we've got you with an early look with Tom LapIlle so you can get all of the info you need to rock it. Tune in next week for the full episode where we go over the last year in Magic and look to the future with Tom Lapille.
Sep 04, 2015
Cosplay, Battle for Zendikar Spoilers, and RG Tron with Ashlen Rose
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Twitch streamer and Cosplayer Ashlen Rose joins Kessler and Ben as they go over the new Battle for Zendikar mechanics and her history as a Magic cosplayer. They then break down RG Tron.
Aug 24, 2015
Speed Round Brews with Travis Woo
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We had too much content from our podcast with Travis Woo a few weeks back, so we separated the game we played at the end for a special bonus episode!
Aug 21, 2015
An Interview with Patrick Chapin / Card Advantage vs. Velocity
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Magic Hall of Famer Patrick Chapin joins Kessler and Ben as they go over his history as a Magic player, followed by an explanation on the different forms of Card Advantage and why it is so important to Magic.
Aug 17, 2015
Grixis Control Deck Tech with Patrick Chapin
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The "Innovator" Patrick Chapin joins Kessler and Ben in this bonus Deck Tech episode as they go over Grixis Control just in time for the last Modern PreTQs of the season. Make sure to tune in Monday for the full Patrick Chapin interview episode!
Aug 14, 2015
Pro Tour: Magic Origins and #TeamGeist with Scott MacCallum
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Scott MacCallum from the Eh Team Podcast joins Alex and Ben as they break down Pro Tour: Magic Origins and what new cards from Standard may see play in Modern. Followed up by an awesome Deck Tech on the deck #TeamGeist.
Aug 09, 2015
Magic Philosophizing with Travis Woo
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Travis Woo, Magic brewmaster and Philosopher, is back to join Alex and Ben as they discuss why Magic is good for the world, what makes a good Magic card, and what is "interaction."
Aug 04, 2015
Pro Tour Teams with Paul Rietzl and CoCo Naya
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Paul Rietzl, currently ranked as the 6th best player in the world, joins the cast to talk about his Magic career, professional Magic teams, and break down his Naya Collected Company list from GP Charlotte.
Jul 27, 2015
Tournament Food and Health / Jeskai Miracles
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Ben's back in town to help Alex break down the best eating and exercise habits you can apply to take your tournament game to the next level. Then our first community submitted Deck Tech with Boris Fishman's "UWR Miracles".
Jul 20, 2015
Modern Merfolk Deck Tech with The Professor from Tolarian College
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There was just TOO MUCH STUFF from our episode with The Professor from Tolarian Community College earlier this week, so here's a Merfolk Deck tech as a bonus mini cast!
Jul 17, 2015
Top 10 Magic Origins Cards with The Professor from Tolarian College
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The Professor from Tolarian Community College fills in for Ben this week as he and Kessler break down the top 10 new cards from Magic Origins and which of those will show up in your next Modern tournament.
Jul 13, 2015
The Modern Price Spike with Jason Alt from Brainstorm Brewery
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We're joined by Jason Alt of MTGPrice and Brainstorm Brewery Podcast fame and Jimmy Wong to talk about the recent Modern price spikes that has everyone running for the hills.
Jul 05, 2015
Aggro and Zoo with Adrian Lopez from MTG Focus
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Adrian Lopez, co-host of the podcast MTG Focus: Spikes, joins Alex and Ben as they break down what Aggro means in the Modern format. Followed by a Deck Tech on the king daddy of all Aggro decks: Modern ZOO.
Jun 28, 2015
The Planeswalkers of Origins / Lantern Control with Zac Elsik
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Ben and Alex discuss the playability of the new dual-faced Planeswalkers from Magic: Origins in Modern. Then Zac Elsik, the pilot who took Lantern Control to 15th place at GP Charlotte, joins to discuss the ins and outs of the deck.
Jun 21, 2015
The Power of Versatility and Superior Burning CoCo
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With the recent success of Kolaghan's Command, Alex and Ben discuss the different modal cards Wizards has created and the powered offered by versatility. Followed by a Deck Tech on Ben's new brew: Superior Burning CoCo.
Jun 13, 2015
GP Vegas Recap: A Trip Through the Desert
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Kessler and Ben recap their experience at the largest Magic: the Gathering tournament ever while driving back home through the desert between GP Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Jun 06, 2015
Modern Metagame / How Modern Masters 2 will effect Modern
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Kessler and Ben discuss the different tiers of decks in Modern and how Modern Masters 2015 will effect the format.
May 22, 2015
Modern Masters 2015 Review with Reuben Bresler
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Reuben Bresler joins Kessler and Ben as they review the recently spoiled Modern Masters 2015.
May 16, 2015
Top Ten White Cards in Modern
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Jimmy Wong of VGHS and The Command Zone podcast joins Alex and Ben as they count down the top 10 White cards in Modern.
May 08, 2015
Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir & Looking Back at Khans Block
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Pro Tour competitors Andrew Brown and Cliff Chen join the cast to talk about their experiences at Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir, followed by a look back at how the Khans of Tarkir block has effected Modern.
May 02, 2015
Which Legacy cards should be in Modern?
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Kessler and Ben go through each color, artifacts, gold cards, and lands to see what Legacy legal cards should be reprinted to be allowed into the Modern format.
Apr 24, 2015
Liliana of the Veil / Modern Burn
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Kessler and Ben breakdown the early history of Planeswalkers and focus on one of the best Planeswalkers in Modern: Liliana of the Veil. Followed up with a deck tech on an allstar in Modern - Burn.
Apr 17, 2015
The Problem with Modern Pro Tours with Magic Designer Tom LaPille
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Famed Magic developer Tom LaPille joins Ben and Alex in discussing how having a Modern Pro tour has affected the format, why it could be a problem, and possible fixes so that both Pros and grassroots players can enjoy it.
Apr 10, 2015
Magic Swag: the Pro Tour Grimoire / Affinity 2
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John Lau, creator of the Pro Tour Grimoire from Wizardry Foundry, joins Alex and Ben as they discuss everything from Card Sleeves to Deck boxes and any other weird things they may bring with them from tournament to tournament. Then we deck tech Affinity again in a format where much has changed around it.
Apr 03, 2015
Modern Masters 2015 Predictions
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Alex and Ben break down what has been spoiled so far with Modern Masters 2015 and with that information what they think will be in the soon to be released set.
Mar 27, 2015
Top 10 Cards in Dragons of Tarkir
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Alex Kessler and Ben Bateman count down their top 10 favorite cards from Dragons of Tarkir and explain why each card has the chance to break into the Modern format.
Mar 20, 2015
Modern Finance with Chas Andres
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Chas Andres, finance expert from StarCityGames.com, joins Alex and Ben as they the talk about some of the ins and outs of Modern finance as well as how upcoming sets like Modern Masters and and Dragons of Tarkir could affect the format.
Mar 13, 2015
The Art of the Brewmaster / Living End with Travis Woo
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Travis Woo of ChannelFireball.com joins Alex and Ben as they talk about how he goes about building some of the coolest decks in modern. They then break down the deck that put Travis on the map: Modern Living End.
Mar 06, 2015
Is Modern Broken? With Matt Sperling
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Matt Sperling of ChannelFireball.com joins Alex and Ben as they ask the question "Is Modern Broken?" We discuss the issues pros think the format suffers from and then break down if those issues are a real problem to the health of the format.
Feb 26, 2015
Pro Tour Fate Reforged Breakdown / Amulet Bloom Combo
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Pro Tour Competitors Eugene Hwang and Austin Bach join Alex and Ben as they digest what happened during Pro Tour Fate Reforged and what it was like to compete at the event. Followed up by the only deck tech in Modern that can kill you before you take your first turn: the Amulet Bloom Combo.
Feb 13, 2015
Format Warping Answers / Modern Aristocrats
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Alex and Ben break down some of the best answers in Modern and how they change the way the format works. Followed by a deck tech on a port from Standard's past- Modern Aristocrats.
Feb 07, 2015
Highlander Roulette with Game Designer Erich Weidetz
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Alex and Ben break down their favorite casual format, Highlander Roulette, with the format’s creator and Erich Weidetz (game designer at Mattel). Find out more about Highlander- http://highlanderroulette.blogspot.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @Kesswylie @BenBatemanMedia @theMMcast Email us at: theMMcast@rocketjump.com Modern Ban List: http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/tcg/resources.aspx?x=judge/resources/sfrmodern Audio PodcastSubscribe on iTunes | RSS | Download file | Duration: 40:37...
Jan 30, 2015
Ban List Review / GP Denver Champion Andrew Brown
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GP Denver Champion Andrew Brown joins Alex and Ben as they discuss the changes to the Ban and Restricted list, they also break down how Andrew went about winning a GP including some insight into the best habits while playing control.
Jan 24, 2015
Fate Reforged / Ban List Preview
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Craig Blanchette joins Alex and Ben as they go through their top picks from Fate Reforged for Modern. Check out the two decks Alex has brewed in the show notes.
Jan 16, 2015
Top Ten Artifacts in Modern / Hunted Handsome
01:24:30
Jimmy Wong joins Alex and Ben as they go through their top ten artifacts in Modern. This is followed by the first brew of the year, Hunted Handsome.
Jan 10, 2015
8th and 9th Edition Review / RG Tron
00:58:46
Kessler and Ben review all of the important cards in 8th and 9th edition for Modern. This week's deck tech is on the giant spaghetti monster himself: Emrakul, the Red Green Tron.
Dec 20, 2014
Good Competitive Play / Soul Sisters
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Travis Bouise from Channel Fireball joins Kessler and Ben as they break down a few good habits to keep in mind while playing competitive magic. Followed up with a deck tech on the Life Gainiest deck in the format: Soul Sisters.
Dec 12, 2014
Welcome to the PRE-TQ / Abzan Junk Midrange
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Josh Lee Kwai of the Command Zone joins Kessler and Bateman as they explain the recent changes with paths to the Magic Pro Tour. Then a deck tech on the classic big bad of the modern format Black Green Midrange.
Dec 05, 2014
In & Outs of the Mulligan / Modern Scapeshift
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Andrew Brown of HiDeHo comics joins Kessler and Bateman as they explain the best things to keep in mind when dealing with the most difficult part of Magic; the Mulligan. This is followed by a deck tech on Grand Prix Madrid's runner up: RUG Scapeshift.
Nov 21, 2014
Top 10 Modern Red Cards / Blue Red Delver
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Jimmy Wong joins Kessler and Bateman as they each go through what they think are the best 10 Red cards in Modern. This is followed by a deck tech on the new big bad of Modern: UR Delver.
Nov 14, 2014
Sweet Brews / Master Architect
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Kessler and Bateman break down a sweet brew that attacks the new Modern meta game, and with it the best processes for creating new decks in the Modern format.
Nov 08, 2014
Modern Pro-Tours: A History / Splinter Twin
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For Glenn Jones' last episode as Co-Host, Ben Batemen joins the show to discuss four of the most important Modern Tournaments in it's history and how each one shaped the face of the format. Followed by a in Depth Deck Tech on the original Modern combo deck Splinter Twin.
Oct 31, 2014
Tournament Prep with GP Orlando Champion Eugene Hwang / Jeskai Ascendancy Combo
00:59:01
GP Orlando champion Eugene Hwang joins Alex and Glenn as they walk you through the process of getting ready for a major tournament. Followed by an in depth Deck Tech on the new Modern menace, Jeskai Ascendancy Combo.
Oct 25, 2014
An Aside on the Sideboard / Modern Merfolk
01:35:45
Alex and Glenn explain the mysteries behind the sideboard and the best ways to take advantage of it. Followed by a in Depth Deck Tech on Modern Merfolk.
Oct 17, 2014
The Modern Banned List / Melira Pod
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Alex and Glenn are joined by Jules Robins of Gathering Magic and Goblin Artisans as they Delve into the Modern Banned list. Followed by a sweet Deck Tech: Melira Pod.
Oct 10, 2014
Judges Are Your Friend! / Modern Storm
01:36:38
Alex and Glenn are joined by Judge Leo Maros and discuss the Magic Judge program and why you should consider judges your friends! Followed by an awesome Deck Tech: Modern Storm.
Oct 02, 2014
Modern Masters 2 Predictions / Jeskai Control
01:32:15
Jimmy Wong joins Alex and Glenn as they predict the awesomeness that is to come with "Modern Masters 2". Followed by an awesome Deck Tech: Jeskai Control!
Sep 25, 2014
Khans of Tarkir Modern Review
01:52:32
We interrupt your regular Masters of Modern broadcast to bring you an emergency review of Khans of Tarkir and its impact on modern! Special guest: comedian Marshal James.
Sep 19, 2014
Standard vs. Modern / Affinity
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Welcome to The Masters of Modern! In our first episode, hosts Alex Kessler and Glen Jones break down the differences between Magic's major competitive formats, Standard and Modern and deck tech Affinity.
Sep 11, 2014