Yo! MTG Taps! Exclusive Interview with Ken Nagle

Yo! MTG Taps! MC2 Coverage Part 1 – The Ken Nagle Experience is now available for download!


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The first installment of our coverage of the Magic Cruise: An EXCLUSIVE interview with lead designer of Worldwake, Ken Nagle!

Also includes bonus audio coverage of Ken’s Worldwake Design Seminar from the Magic Cruise!

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Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 10 – Now Available!

Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 10 – My Lime Pink Shirt is now available for download!


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In this episode, we each go over our 10 favorite cards from Worldwake, and talk about all of the dirty ways to pronounce “Eye of Ugin.”

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Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 9 – Now Available!

Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 9 – Ramping Up to Bestial Menace is now available for download!


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A seven-parter! In this episode, we go over lots of different topics, most of which are in Section A. The other sections are each broken down by color as we discuss everything that had been spoiled at the time of the recording. (Monday, January 18th). Our friend Tim joins us on a rare weekday off for him. This one is a little epic.

The Worldwake Product section is now available, including the Orb of Insight.

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Terry Soh’s Solar Flare in Standard (SCG Premium)

Patrick Chapin’s Theory of Everything (SCG Premium)

Gathering Magic – A Call to End the Reserved List

WrongWayGoBack – Full Art, Whenever Possible

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Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 8 – Now Available!

Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 8 – Comment Storm is now available for download!


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We discuss the spoiled Worldwake prerelease foil Comet Storm! Should it be mythic? Also, we recommend a few non-storyline related MTG books to spend your Christmas money on!

[Anyone interested in hearing a bit of chatter on the NFL (mainly the Baltimore Ravens), stay tuned after the song at the end.]

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Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 6 – Now Available!

Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 6 – UnderStatements is now available for download!


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Interview and discussion with the winner of Maryland States 2009, Lloyd Frias!

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Infidelity To Islands & Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 5

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted. There are a couple of reasons for this. Obviously, the holiday (Thanksgiving here in the USA) is partly to blame.

However, early last week I got a bit caught up in writing a testimonial for QuietSpeculation.com’s Online Reseller Hall of Shame. The testimonial sparked something of a back-and-forth between myself and the retailer, and this exchange took up a lot of my mental energy and writing time. If you’re curious, check it out, but be sure to read the comments for (what I hope is) the resolution of the situation.

Also, I’ve been a bit underwhelmed with my control deck, so I’ve been mixing it up a bit. I built Eldrazi Green, which I have to say has been a blast to play. My only criticism of the deck is fairly obvious—it has zero interactions with any opposing threats. It simply beats and smashes and hopes that’s enough to win. So far, for the most part, that has been enough to win, but I don’t realistically expect it to continue that way.

     

The other deck I’ve been playing is the list that Martin Juza played in the Standard portion of Worlds, nicknamed “Juza Angels” by fellow blogger Johnny Wheels. This is quite a solid list that can cast a turn three Baneslayer Angel on a fairly regular basis (thanks to the help of Lotus Cobra). The rest of the deck is packed with Standard all-stars (Elspeth, Noble Hierarch) and newcomer Emeria Angel (who is better than I had expected). The only matches I’ve lost with this deck were against a pseudo-mirror (a race to who could stick an unanswered Baneslayer) and against a Grixis Control list wherein game one I was mana screwed and game two I double-mulliganed into mana flood. I definitely made some mistakes in these last two games, but I don’t know that it would have made much of a difference.

     

So, since I haven’t been playing any blue decks, there was a dearth of content for this blog. But worry not, I’m working on testing a new list later this week, so I should be able to have some new blue content early next week.

Oh, I almost forgot! Yo! MTG Taps! Episode 5 – Five With Worlds Decks is now available for download!


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