October 30, 2019
The Johnny Archetype from WotC's website: "Johnny likes a challenge. Johnny enjoys winning with cards that no one else wants to use. He likes making decks that win in innovative ways. What sets Johnny apart from the other profiles is that Johnny enjoys deck building as much as (or more than) he enjoys playing. Johnny loves the cool interactions of the cards. He loves combo decks. Johnny is happiest when he’s exploring uncharted territory."
When the metagame is zigging, the Johnny players like to zag. They love to play decks that can win out of nowhere, are hard to interact with, and come at you from angles you least expect. In this episode we have one of the well known members of the online Frontier community, Aaron Torres, come on to talk about decks like Rally the Ancestors, Jeskai Ascendancy, and a variety of other spicy Johnny decks that people have tried out in the format. If you're a Johnny player that is looking for the next best combo deck in Pioneer, you definitely want to listen to this episode!
October 29, 2019
Do you love playing giant creatures and smashing your opponent with insane amounts of damage to win the game? Are flashy plays and spells with lots of X's totally your thing? Then episode 52 is totally for you! In this episode we talk about everything related to the 'Timmy' player type in Magic. If you identify as a Timmy player (like myself) and want to know which decks and cards would make for great Timmy strategies in the new Pioneer format, give it a listen!
October 28, 2019
In episode 51 Kevin and I discuss what was on our Christmas wish list for Frontier in 2019. We discussed what reprints we'd like to see in the future, as well as what kind of cards the format needed to balance it out. Considering what cards are now available in the Pioneer format, we got a remarkable amount of picks right. If you're interested in learning about which of our 2018 Christmas wishes came true, I recommend this episode. Listen to what we thought the perfect Frontier format should be and compare it to Pioneer!
October 26, 2019
Part 2 of our History of Frontier podcast covers what happened in the format all the way from the middle of 2017 to around the present. We talked about milestones and big events, and continued to describe how the metagame changed. As new sets came out, new iterations of favorite archetypes evolved as to what you see today at the start of the Pioneer format. This is a must listen for Pioneer players that are looking to see how cards shaped competitive Frontier each season. If you want to learn about what decks came out on top in Frontier after the dust settled, this episode is essential.