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Frontier Archive Project Ep. 64 - Bridging the Gap From Standard

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 64 - Bridging the Gap From Standard

November 15, 2019

Before the most recent rotation last summer, people were actually enjoying standard. Nowadays, not so much. No matter the season, standard usually has the most active players of any format. The power level of standard has been creeping up lately, and we thought that many of the decks might just have what it takes to be playable in Frontier. This can also be true of Pioneer. In all likeliness, you can take a standard deck and make a few changes and have a deck that is ready to go in Pioneer. One of the great things about having a format between standard and modern is that it's much easier to adapt standard to it. If you've played standard over the last few seasons and are thinking of making a Pioneer deck, listen to our suggestions on how to update it so you can play the new format right away!

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 58 - Silver Bullet: Building your Sideboard in Frontier

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 58 - Silver Bullet: Building your Sideboard in Frontier

November 5, 2019

Sideboarding is incredibly important in Magic the Gathering. If you're not prepared, a deck can catch you totally off guard and win the game without you being able to do anything about it. In episode 58 we go over all of the best sideboard cards in Frontier and talk about which type of decks you should play them in and against. While there are some better options now in the Pioneer format, there are some very good suggestions in this episode. Learn what you can use as alternatives in case you don't have the cards from Return to Ravnica or Theros block at the moment, as well as what decks you should be looking out for in Pioneer. 

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 57 - Where we Went Wrong

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 57 - Where we Went Wrong

November 4, 2019

We made a lot of claims over the months about how good card X and card Y were when we did our set reviews. But were we right? Did we sometimes get it wrong? In this episode we go over all of the picks from our past set reviews and talked about why some of our choices didn't pan out, while others were underrated. A good discussion on how the Frontier metagame evolved and grew in directions we couldn't predict, and what eventually became staples in the format. A good in depth episode for all of you Pioneer players out there. 

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 46 - The Guilds of Ravnica Shake Up

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 46 - The Guilds of Ravnica Shake Up

October 20, 2019

With Guilds of Ravnica in the mix, Frontier once again was thrown into chaos. As with most new sets that add to the Frontier pool, each one has a noticeable impact in the metagame. In today's topic Kevin and I go over some online deck lists as well as the top decks from Hareruya and talk about which cards from the new set showed up. Some were expected, but some caught us off guard. A great look at playable decks in more 'extended' Historic format as we get closer and closer to the current pool of cards in the format. 

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 44 - Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Part 2

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 44 - Guilds of Ravnica Set Review Part 2

October 18, 2019

Finishing up our review of Guilds of Ravnica for the Frontier format, we go over the remaining colors and also our top 5 lists from the set. While we might not have gotten everything right, there are some good deck ideas as well as some possible brews in this episode that could do well in Historic. 

Frontier Archive Ep. 43 - Guilds of Ravnica Set Review part 1

Frontier Archive Ep. 43 - Guilds of Ravnica Set Review part 1

October 16, 2019

With the full set of Guilds of Ravnica spoiled, the hosts spare no time to dive into what the set has to offer to the Frontier format. For the first part we cover most of the mono colored cards, talk about what cards we think have potential to warp the format, as well as which cards will easily find a home in already viable Frontier decks. As we get closer and closer to the current pool of cards available to us, Historic strategies start to become clearer and clearer. Another good listen for those of you wanting to play the new format between standard and modern. 

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