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Mairsil, The Pretender DECK TECH | #177 09/05/2017

Josh has been brewing around one of the new Commanders Mairsil, The Pretender. Can he steal ALL the activated abilites? Make sure to check out the decklist below. Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/mairsil-the-pretender-l-jlk/ What We Mentioned on the End Step: Improv Games! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by subscribing to us. Click Here. Huge thanks to Geoffrey Palmer for providing some of his amazing…

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Ixalan Mechanics & the Beginner’s Guide to a Modern RPTQ | #145 09/04/2017

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…

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Is Kess, Dissident Mage better than Snapcaster? Deck Tech | #176 09/01/2017

Alex Kessler joins the show to discuss his namesake card and a deck he might brew with it. Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/kess-dissident-mage-alex-kessler/ KEY CARDS: Dark Ritual (Mana Geyser) Ancient Excavation Time Warp Metallurgic Summonings Increasing Ambition/Increasing Vengeance /(no Increasing Confusion?) Secrets of the Dead Mizzix’s Mastery Docent of Perfections Cruel Ultimatum CARDS WE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THAT AREN’T ON THE LIST: Pyromancer’s Goggles Epic Experiment Signets? Or more Rituals? Brainstorm, etc More self mill? Cycling Deck What…

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How Would a Spike Build Edgar Markov? | #175 08/25/2017

Josh Kim joins the show and brings a Spike’s perspective to taking Edgar Markov and how he might build the deck optimally. Decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/01-08-17-mardu-v/ Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc Where to Find Josh Online: http://www.twitter.com/xelltweets NEW CARDS FROM THE PRE-CON YOU WOULD KEEP Path of Ancestry Kindred Boon New Blood Patron of the Vein CARDS WE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THAT AREN’T ON THE…

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Commander 2017 Review and GenCon | #144 08/24/2017

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…

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The Best 5 Color Dragon EVER? CMDR 2017 Dragon Deck Review | #174 08/23/2017

Dragon Tribal is one of Magic’s oldest ongoing tribes, and they’ve just received a game changing update with Commander 2017! Find out what’s new and what needs changing in this review of the preconstructed deck. Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc CARDS TO ADD: (Cylconic Rift/Snapcaster Mage – duh) Also – the best Dragons are expensive. It’s just a popular tribe so…sorry. GIVE ME…

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Can Cat Tribal be Competitive? CMDR 2017 Cat Deck Review | #173 08/18/2017

Show Notes: It’s time to break down the Cat Tribal deck from Commander 2017 and tell you which 10-12 cards you can add to make it that much better! Do you think Cat Tribal can be a competitive Commander deck? Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc CARDS TO ADD: Value/Tutor Birthing Pod Sun Titan Fauna Shaman Protection: Asceticism Teferi’s Protection More Card Draw: Smuggler’s…

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Are Wizards Underpowered? C17 Arcane Wizardry Review | #172 08/16/2017

Show Notes: Commander 2017 is here, so let’s take a first look and overview of each of the decks so you can determine which one is best for your needs! Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc Show Notes: We’re tuning up the Arcane Wizardry deck featuring Inalla with just 10-12 easy replacements. Do you think the Wizards deck is underpowered? CARDS TO ADD: (Cyclonic…

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Which Commander 2017 Deck is the BEST? | #171 08/13/2017

Show Notes: Commander 2017 is here, so let’s take a first look and overview of each of the decks so you can determine which one is best for your needs! Want to see the pre-cons in action? Make sure to watch Game Knights Episode 9 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2vla4I0jCc What We Mentioned on the End Step: Basketball! We’re On YouTube! All of our video podcasts are now online. Get notifications when we post a new video by…

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How to Sideboard in Modern in 2017 | #143 08/11/2017

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…

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