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Frontier Archive Project Ep. 67 - Mind over Meta

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 67 - Mind over Meta

November 21, 2019

As Ryan gears up for the 13th God of Frontier tournament in Tokyo at Hareruya, He and Kevin talk about how the War of the Spark Frontier metagame has been evolving both online and in paper. They cover how each archetype has changed and what cards to look out for going into a big tournament. This is one of the last metagame episodes we did prior to Pioneer, so you can get a good look at how the decks in the format were updated with almost the same pool we currently have. 

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. 63.3 - War of the Spark Set Review (Part 2)

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 63.3 - War of the Spark Set Review (Part 2)

November 14, 2019

The multicolor cards of War of the Spark and our top 5 most impactful cards from the set in Frontier wraps up our 3 part series on one of the most powerful sets to ever enter the format. Did your top 5 WAR cards for Pioneer match ours? Listen to what we thought were the Frontier playables and possibles from War of the Spark. 

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 63.2 - War of the Spark Set Review (Part 1)

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 63.2 - War of the Spark Set Review (Part 1)

November 13, 2019

In our 2nd to last set review for Frontier, we talked about the main colors of War of the Spark and also discussed how the new and returning mechanics in the set would affect the format. It's a given that many of the planeswalkers will find their way into Pioneer, but where do the rest fit in? We explore the possibilities for the set and give you suggestions on what kind of deck to use the cards in. If you've already heard it the first time, it's worth a revisit to see how the playables would match up with the Theros and Return to Ravnica blocks that were added in the Pioneer format. 

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 62/63.1 - War of the Spark Planeswalker Review

Frontier Archive Project Ep. 62/63.1 - War of the Spark Planeswalker Review

November 11, 2019

War of the Spark made a huge impact on standard, and some of the cards even made their way into modern, legacy, and vintage. But did any make it into Frontier? In this episode we cover each of the planeswalkers spoiled in the set and talk about where it might fit into the format. While cards like Teferi, Time Reveler and Ashiok, Dream Render have found there way into control decks and sideboards in Pioneer already, where would the other cards fit in? If you're looking for some ideas on where to play the WAR walkers, give this episode a listen. 

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