The crew talks about initial Dominaria decklists in episode 26 and run them through the Frontier metagame from past seasons to see if they have what they take. A very 'spikey' episode focusing heavily on competitive Frontier decks and strategies. These guys have played a lot of Frontier and can teach you a thing or two about what cards and archetypes you should be looking at when Historic becomes a thing.
With the new season just around the corner, the hosts talk about which cards they are most excited about and talk about their testing process for the next online Frontier tournament season. Having a week to sit on the spoiler and think of Dominaria, the hosts come up with some rather interesting combinations! They also talk about the 11th God of Frontier event in Tokyo at Hareruya that happened the week prior to the podcast and go over the results. Another good resource for Historic players to see what to play from Dominaria!
Another great podcast to listen to if you're thinking of getting into Historic this fall. Episode 25.1 covers the entire Dominaria spoiler and how we thought it would affect the Frontier format. If you've been following us this far, then you know that in Frontier EVERY new set that comes out has a substantial impact on the format. Which cards from Dominaria made the cut? Well, you'll have to listen!
With so many new mechanics and new playable cards, Dominaria definitely brought a lot of excitement into Frontier. As a pre-cursor to the set review episode, the podcast boys discussed what they liked about how Dominaria was designed and speculated on the use of quite a few cards in the Frontier format.
With only a few tournaments every season to explore the Frontier metagame, a large amount of decks never see any of the limelight or top 8's because there simply aren't enough people to play them and showcase what the deck has. In this episode, the hosts talk about archetypes they really like in Frontier that haven't really put up results or seen a lot of play in the format at all. Lots of cool deck ideas and cards to discuss, and a great starting point for Historic players looking to see what other decks might be playable.
If you plan on visiting, living, or are currently in South Korea and want to know more about Magic the Gathering scene in the country then look no further. In this episode Ben and I interview Brian Meijer out of Nagoya about his time living in South Korea and playing MTG there. We talk about the best stores to go to, where the best places to play MTG are, and also what the Magic scene in general is like. We look forward to doing more episodes like this in the future to help people who travel in Asia and play Magic know where to go and where they can play. I hope some of you find this episode useful and that most of you find it interesting!
With Dominaria just around the corner, the Rivals of Ixalan metagame wraps up with a number of events online and in paper happening. The hosts talk about the Untap Open online league top 8 results, as well as what happened at a handful of paper tournaments at Hareruya in Tokyo over the last few weeks. Mostly a 'house cleaning' episode as they would say, analyzing results and what cards did well. Good to listen to so you can see which archetypes were powerful and which cards to watch out for in future metagames.
The topic of ban lists almost always came up in the Frontier circles. If people like the pros actually played the format, would they break it? Would a ban list be needed to restore order? During the entire time of Frontier's existence, not one card was ever banned. However, should some have been? In this episode, the Frontier podcast crew discusses which bans they think would be necessary in the format, and why. They also talk about leaks from the Dominaria set that happened before the set itself was released.
With the new Dominaria set on the horizons and the Rivals of Ixalan set reaching it's end in the spotlight, Kevin and the crew talk about what they'd like to see in the Dominaria set before spoilers started to come out. This type of episode ended up becoming common place whenever a new set came out, especially if it was really hyped like Dominaria was. If anything, it's interesting to see how what they thought was going to happen and then compare it to what actually did.
The North American and Japan Frontier worlds collide when yours truly is invited on as a guest on the Magic the Final Frontier podcast. In this podcast I talk with the hosts about the Frontier format is like in Japan and go over the differences between the two metagames. I also share some stories about what Frontier was like in those first few months starting out in Japan. If you're looking to learn more about the history of Frontier and to get a different point of view on the format, look no further!