This week we're looking at a bunch of draft logs from streamers who made their way to Day 2 of the Arena Open. Huge thank you and shout out to the various folks that submitted their logs to us, check them out!
Follow along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRFB_G2Hcb43cZXonRi5ZzrJ8v2L4bBWZadAH8Pmu-LoNC9zkfKQRP1mCLO-Qg90ngH4oGAkK-iXrQt/pub
With both competitive limited events on MTGA behind us, it's time to look at the amount of fun there is to be had in Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate! This week, your hosts are looking at a number of sweet build around rares in the format and what you can do to maximize them the next time you see them in draft!
Ethan and Ben practiced HBG sealed all week and it payed off with both of them scoring impressive 7-1 records in day 1 of the Mythic Championship Qualifier on Arena! Now they're here to tell you everything they learned in preparation for the Arena Open this coming weekend. Listen along as they break down how to optimize a sealed pool and what the specific rules are for winning in HBG Sealed!
With a full week of drafts under their belts, your hosts are here to let you know exactly what the rules of engagement are for HBG. We've got top commons solidified (with some cross reference to 17lands), top archetypes outlined, and a roundtable full of interesting decisions and discussions!
Roundtable Draft: https://www.17lands.com/draft/ef57849325824213a534910a4ce44e0a
Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate may be the most divisive limited format we've ever seen and even your two hosts are quite split on their enjoyment of it so far! But no matter, we're still here to bring you everything we've learned from our first weekend full of drafts including rules of engagement, specific overperformers, and top commons re-ranked!
We've got our first ever digital-only draft format available on MTG Arena for the next couple months and are here to break down everything you need to know for your first weekend of drafts with our patented Crash Course style episode. Join us for stats on creatures vs. removal, archetype support, card disagreements and top commons and uncommons!
HBG Grading Spreadsheet:...
With new sets like Alchemy Horizons and Double Masters 2022 just around the corner, it's time to say goodbye to the five families and send off Streets of New Capenna with 50 takes in 50 minutes. Whether you're looking for our final thoughts on broken Brokers and the rest or coming back to this set for the first time as a flashback, this is the episode for you!
This week we're digging deeper into the current Theros Beyond Death offering on MTG Arena with updates on how our first few drafts have gone as well as a Full 45 Draft Log Review!
Theros Beyond Death Premier Draft is coming to MTG Arena for the first time this week so we're here with a refresher on the mechanics, best cards, and winning strategies to get you ready for that Mythic climb!
Are you tired of trying to draft Brokers over and over again? Do you long for a fun deck with lots of colors and powerful cards? Well, look no further than this week's episode where we show you how to get off the main streets and head to the back alleys for a change of pace!
Draft decisions in Streets of New Capenna can be incredibly difficult and knowing when to change lanes or stay the course isn't always obvious. This week, we're looking at what makes pivoting so tricky in this format and why two-drops are of the utmost importance.
Draft Logs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRya_JsgcNd2SDn7fCm_zRoVM-Gc3boHd7I0NPqy-GjnFlmjjiYVZCyJCPF8Rqs5GmMl_40EC7uczkE/pub
For our May Bonus Episode, we're joined by content creator extraordinaire MTGNerdGirl. Twitch Streamer, youtuber, MagicMics Podcast co-host, and founder/manager of the stream team DegenGaming, NerdGirl wears many hats in the world of content creation and we're excited to have the opportunity to sit down and talk to her about all her success!
Now that Streets of New Capenna has been out for a few weeks, one thing is clear: Brokers is broken! This week, we go deep on why that is and, more importantly, how you can arm yourself with the tools to beat the best family!
Roundtable - https://www.17lands.com/draft/79ae5b2337574a28bd28f7097dc5fc62
It's time again for another Team Draft breakdown from our recent battle against Team Resources on the Streets of New Capenna! After a brief format check-in, we dive in to all 6 draft logs and deck pics from the competitors to see how things flowed around the table!
Follow along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vT6MORZ1m1xmL3utiV1mVtkZVDxk4Ssedy7aVIJVNKFQYqemcA965WlESTetafCuRZGxPfKPfOOz_P7/pub
Streets of New Capenna is billed as a three-color format. But guess what? You've been lied to! Sure sometimes you'll end up fully three colors, but you'll have a lot more success if you draft the way we outline in this episode. Plus, we've got a great "outside-in/inside-out" way to contextualize the format as well as a number of difficult mid-draft decisions!
We've got an amazing episode in store for you with Ethan fresh off of his 8th place finish in the Team Sealed 20K at SCGCon Pittsburgh and Ben with a ton of drafts under his belt. Ethan gives you a little tournament report breakdown and then Ben gets into his dos and don'ts for successfully navigating SNC drafts!
Team Sealed 20K Pool and Decks: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTKjehrvnJBxRBtp8LnR7XR6t6-2eGDyxsq7qdUnGbluMldcRxqwRnn5tjApsogMGNd15Dy_E-5GF9K/pub
With the paper prerelease under their belts, your hosts are here to give their very early impressions of the cards from Streets of New Capenna. How have the mechanics played out, which cards have surprised so far, and more!
Mock Draft: https://www.17lands.com/site_draft_replay/cf155d6787444534beddc6d08899ba0c
The Tinkerer's Cube is back on MTG Arena and so your hosts are taking their April Bonus Episode to talk all about the updates! We've got big picture thoughts, archetype breakdowns, and the one deck that got a MASSIVE update!
Streets of New Capenna is finally here and with it comes our Crash Course style episode chock full of all the information to get you prepped and ready for your first drafts of the format! We've got creature and removal stats, archetype and mechanic support, top commons and uncommons for each color, and much much more! Welcome to the Family!
SNC Grading Spreadsheet:...
Preview Season for Streets of New Capenna is in full swings so we're looking at the new and returning mechanics as well as every single common and uncommon spoiled as of April 10th!
We're sending off Neon Dynasty in classic Lords of Limited fashion with our 50 takes episode! We sum up this set by looking at the format's rules of engagement, busted sagas, 2-for-1's galore, Reito Sentinel spice, and much, much more!
We're back with one of our favorite episode styles in a new edition of "What's the Play?" This week, we're looking at a number of in-game decisions from various matches in Neon Dynasty and discussing our thought process behind them.
Play along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vS2TVASLonkFTyPs9ydWcMGCbVPThQas_dVPEZ1BtbB6S0qmCEpZV1OZUfaenTE-BTlXv8P-xkHCouK/pub
After a brief discussion about what we've been drafting recently, we dive into an entire draft log review! We'll discuss every single pick and the thought process behind them as well as the final deck!
Play along at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSE48lxg1KkNruoB7mO1uNlep_XkO708nXnV12w2aOrLZ1wpC-bNeNkG6WLPHriER1jOpBP_QxNFNDj/pub
This week we're taking a sort of "re-review" approach to Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. The format has settled and so we're using data and our own experiences to outline the overarching rules of engagement as well as specific top performing cards.