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Welcome to Turn One Thoughtseize, a podcast exclusively about the Modern format of Magic: The Gathering. We are now on iTunes in the Podcast section of the iTunes Store. If you have any feedback please let us know, via facebook, twitter, and our email with the icons above. Thanks for listening, and if you enjoy the show please consider supporting us by donating through PayPal:

 

Mar 28, 2020

Long time friend of the show and our Discord’s resident numbers guy Eric Landes has started a new endeavor: League Walkthroughs!

He is graciously allowing us to crosspost the audio on this feed as the latest addition to our “Turn One Thoughtseize Presents” line up!

Check out the video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX9QZ4ooJnE&t=16s

Follow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProggyBoog

Make sure to like, subscribe, ring the bell on his channel!

What do the current Modern and Pioneer metagames look like, and how have they changed over the last week? Is Dimir Inverter still tier zero? What about Bant Snowblade?

Mar 24, 2020

Long time friend of the show, and our Discord's resident numbers guy, Eric Landes has started a new endeavor: League Walkthroughs!

He is graciously allowing us to crosspost the audio on this feed as the latest addition to our "Turn One Thoughtseize Presents" line up!

Check out the video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buE10xE9G5g

Follow Eric on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProggyBoog

Make sure to like, subscribe, ring the bell on his channel!

Mar 11, 2020

Welp, the fairy tale has come to an end for many decks with the banning of Once Upon a Time. We provide a little commentary, a little perspective, and more importantly, practical advice on some things the major OUaT decks can slot in for the time being.

Thanks for listening and please wash your hands!

Show notes:

1) Decked Builder affiliate link - https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize

2) Inked Gaming storefront is open starting with the OG playmat. More stuff being added soon! https://www.inkedgaming.com/collections/artists/turn-one-thoughtseize

3) If you're a Foglio fan, check out the Kickstarter for their playmats running right now and already fully funded! Pledge using our affiliate link to help us keep the lights on, it doesn't cost you anything! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/originalmagicart/foglio-portfolio?ref=a8amd3

4) https://www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

Feb 24, 2020

"Great players that sideboard badly lose more than medium players that sideboard well."

Sideboarding is an essential skill both at the deckbuilding level and for tournament success. In this episode we cover some general points on the subject along with a card by card case study of the sideboard configuration that took Ahren's TemUro deck from a 2-3 zero to 5-0 hero.

More Real Talk about Pioneer, an Underworld Breach deck that should be on your radar, BOGO Spice Rack cards and more!

Show notes:

1) Decked Builder affiliate link: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize

2) Urza Breach deck: https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2020/02/modern-urza-breach/

3) TemUro v1: https://scryfall.com/@DiscardSpell/decks/f4b59062-6c52-44a4-9152-b5541755a899

4) TemUro v2: https://scryfall.com/@DiscardSpell/decks/95fa57fb-a155-47aa-a6d7-993a62c820b4

5) Designated Deck Tester: www.twitch.tv/h0lydiva

6) https://www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

 

 

 

Feb 17, 2020

This episode is a little late coming out (long story) but we cover the Oko, Opal, Lattice ban and make some predictions. How did we do? Listen and find out!

There's puns, Pioneer talk, Theros stuff...it is a big old burger with all the fixins (no lettuce tho) and a Spice Rack to boot.

We should be back to regular schedule after this so thanks for sticking with us!

Show notes:

1) Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out.

2)  www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

Jan 4, 2020

In this episode Ari and I cover the Modern metagame and Post-ban Pioneer then get right into not one but two BRAND NEW Pioneer decks, brewed live and centered around Ephara, God of the Polis!

Thanks for listening!

Show Notes:

1) UW Ephara Live Brew List: http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2020-01-04/ymIcOoETu0ehTNcicY1fJg==

2) Esper Ephara Live Brew List: http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2020-01-04/WevhBXpebEaq_HnctrZ6Rg==

3) Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out.

4)  www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

Dec 4, 2019

Join Ari and I as we jump back into the Flying Circus of Modern and Pioneer with...Something Completely Different.

We run down the problems with Pioneer, are they solvable? The numbers tell the tale.

Modern isn't perfect either but we pull some interesting stats and what the implications are there as well.

All that AND two Spice Rack cards.

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out.
  2. Pioneer Enchantress - http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2019-12-04/zQSHZamUIEyd6zcaQRrkBw==
  3. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
Dec 1, 2019

First off, apologies for the extreme lateness of the November episodes. November was an insane month in my personal life (I changed jobs and had an unexpected death in the family) so this episode and the next one took a lot longer than expected to release.

This episode was recorded live with OG co-host Chris on Discord for Patrons right after the Pioneer announcement. The first round of bans hadn't happened yet but it is an interesting look into what our predictions for the format would be like (we did pretty well).

Enjoy this time capsule and thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out.
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
Oct 14, 2019

This episode we dive into Throne of Eldraine's impact on Modern. Spoiler alert: it is BIG! Ari and I cover what hit, what missed, how to catch that darn gingerbread man, a Spice Rack that's twice as nice and more!

Thanks for listening!

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out.
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
Sep 25, 2019

Zach swings by the ol' podcast to give us a peek into what he's been up to then we talk:

  • Throne of Eldraine Rare lands (and why you're evaluating them wrong)
  • Stoneforge Mystic unbanning so far
  • Urza, Lord High Artificer (and why you shouldn't buy Mox Opals)
  • Spice Rack and more!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. The numbering got a little weird because last month was a nightmare so the ep is introduced in the recording as 110. There’s 2 “lost episodes” that will be released at some point that fill in that gap.

 

Sep 3, 2019

Ari and I are back and things have changed for the better! Join us for a rousing discussion of bannings, unbannings, The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota, what to do when you hate Magic, possible homes for Stoneforge, TWO Spice Rack cards and more!

 

It's a whole new world folks!

Thanks for listening and thanks for sticking with us while Hogaak blew over.

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. The numbering got a little weird because last month was a nightmare so the ep is introduced in the recording as 109. There's 2 "lost episodes" that will be released at some point that fill in that gap.
Jul 17, 2019

We're playing catch up after a very hectic June so please bear with us. This was recorded pre-Bridge from Below ban so Hogaak was still running roughshod over the format. Core 2020 hadn't even been fully spoiled. Oh, heady halcyon days!

Anyhoo, Chris and I talk about the highlights and mediumlights of what was out at the time, what we were playing, a leafy green Spice Rack card and more!

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
Jun 9, 2019

Ari and I start the dive into Modern Horizons!  Metagame developments, winners and losers, a rundown of superlatives: Most Nostalgia, Top Competitive, Most Likely Legacy/Vintage, Most Excited (Good Cards) and Most Excited (Long Shots)!  All that plus new potential archetypes, the Spice Rack card and more!

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
May 28, 2019

Emma's back to talk with me about British cereal, some tournament results, War of the Spark Planeswalkers, Modern Horizons, Celestial Kirin combo, a chilly Spice Rack card and more!

Stay tuned tomorrow 5/28 for our exclusive Modern Horizons preview card!

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. A few Narset/T3feri decklists:
    1. https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=22008&d=348552&f=MO
    2. https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21934&d=347809&f=MO
  4. Here's my combo focused Kirin list: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1931381#paper
    1. This list by Japanese player Hirata Akito looks sweet and I'm definitely going to try it next! https://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=22019&d=348698&f=MO
May 7, 2019

Ari and I cover metagame updates, London results, our top 5 picks from War of the Spark for Modern, the Spice Rack and more!

 

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We’ve spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. My broadcast of Nerd Rage Gaming's Wednesday Night Modern VOD is here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/415950761 (there are some audio issues in the first few minutes but hang in there!).
  4. Ari's blogpost about the London Mulligan is here: https://armlx.blogspot.com/2019/04/the-issues-with-london-mulligan.html
  5. Follow Warren Smith (http://www.twitter.com/mtgwarren). His Mono Red Phoenix decklist is here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/turnonethoughtseize/D5MS_b3UYAAv9x8.jpg
  6. Team One Thoughtseize has its first player! As a test run we are sponsoring a player from my and Chris’ LGS named Jeff Pyka. He’s a 6 time PT competitor, former Silver Pro, 11th place at PT Ixalan, Top 8 at GP Cinci 2014 and a number of Top 16 finishes at SCG and GP events. This pilot program will run for the MCQ season that feeds MC IV 2019.
Apr 22, 2019

Modern writer extraordinaire Emma Partlow joins the Turn One Thoughtseize crew and we dip our toes into the first bits of War of the Spark, talk about our latest pickups, decks we're playing, London Mulligan, the first Sponsored Player for TEAM One Thoughtseize and my upcoming coverage debut at NRG!

Follow Emma at http://www.twitter.com/emmmzyne and read her articles at https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/author/epartlow/.

Thanks for listening!

 

Show notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. We've spruced up the the Thoughtseize Cabal Dungeon and we’d love to have you join us. Find out more at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize!
  3. God-Pharaoh's Statue + Thalia + Trinishphere is: All opponent's spells cost 2 more (3 more if they are non-creature) then after all cost additions and reductions have been applied, Trinisphere makes sure they pay at least 3 mana total for the spell.
  4. NRG commentary info - https://www.twitch.tv/nrgseries - April 24th 7 PM Central
  5. Team One Thoughtseize has its first player! As a test run we are sponsoring a player from my and Chris' LGS named Jeff Pyka. He's a 6 time PT competitor, former Silver Pro, 11th place at PT Ixalan, Top 8 at GP Cinci 2014 and a number of Top 16 finishes at SCG and GP events. This pilot program will run for the MCQ season that feeds MC IV 2019.

 

Apr 7, 2019

Episode 101 marks the beginning of the new format for the main Turn One Thoughtseize podcast! The first episode of each month I will be joined by Pro Tour Champion Ari Lax to cover the more competitive aspects of Modern.

This week we do a deep dive into recent results, discuss card advantage in theory and practice, hit deckbuilding with packages, talk Proliferate in War of the Spark, What We're Playing and a Spice Rack card!

 

Show notes:

  1. Examples of starting cores for package deckbuilding:
    1. http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2019-03-30/VBsvLiA2y06XCgphPqioeA==
    2. http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2019-03-30/5_Z9gEnXPU28vXEhIgW00Q==
  2. Follow Ari on Twitter: www.twitter.com/armlx
  3. Read Ari's articles at www.starcitygames.com

 

Thanks for listening!

Mar 29, 2019

Part 2 of our Episode 100 extravaganza is the return of our first ever guest Ethan Fleischer of Wizards R&D! We talk about everything from the Magic design pipeline to biggest mistakes to the glory of designing cards for your own decks and a lightning round of "what's up with this card"!

Show notes:
- Some info on Ethan for those unfamiliar: https://mtg.gamepedia.com/Ethan_Fleischer
- Check out Ethan Fleischer (@EthanFleischer): https://twitter.com/EthanFleischer

Mar 29, 2019

Episode 100 was supposed to be one show but it proved to be TOO MIGHTY to be contained!

Chris returns! We cover Modern as it was when the show started back in 2015 and where it is now, highlights from the first 100 episodes, decks we're playing, metagame and of course, the Spice Rack.

Show Notes:

Stay tuned for Part 2 which is an hour long interview with our very first guest, Ethan Fleischer of Wizards R&D!

Mar 12, 2019
So folks aren't blindsided, Episode 99 was Zach's last episode. That's the main reasons this episode took so long to come out. It was a tough record and proved to be a tough edit.
 
He is stepping away from the game for the time being, there's no drama or bad blood. His time with the show was great and there will always be space in the lineup if/when he comes back.
 
Original co-host Chris will be returning for Episode 100 currently scheduled for release the week of the 20th. Following that, the main Turn One Thoughtseize show will be split into a "pro/spike" focused show with myself and Ari Lax and a "general/Johnny Jenny" show with myself and Emma Partlow (Hipsters of the Coast, Card Kingdom).
 
Chris will be heading up new content for the third week of the schedule focusing on Standard and Arena.
 
I'm leaving the "fourth" week of the month open for special features, future shows or just a good ol' fashioned week off.
 
This episode we cover:
- Modern Horizons wishlist/discussion
- Zach's memories and farewell
 
 

Show Notes:

  1. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!
  2. Join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. Find us at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

Feb 23, 2019

Zach was cloistered with his Pro Tour testing team earlier this week so Dylan Hand, Star City grinder and contributor subbed in to help me cover the back half of our Faithless Looting/Ancient Stirrings degeneracy review in the post-KCI world!

We cover:

  • Recent event results
  • Metagame trends
  • Cards you *should* be playing
  • Ancient Stirrings decks - how to play 'em and how to beat 'em
  • Decks we're playing, the Spice Rack and more!

 

Show Notes:

  1. Follow Dylan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ingrathismtg and Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ingrathismtg
  2. Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!

  3. Join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. Find us at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize

Feb 9, 2019

KCI is dead. What is the most busted thing you can be doing in Modern right now? What is the mysterious Modern announcement at the end of the month? What cards would we add to Modern?

Long story short, Faithless Looting and Ancient Stirrings are where its at. We'll do a deep dive on Ancient Stirrings decks next time but right now we're going Looting!

Show notes:

1) Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!

2) Patreon is still going strong so if you would like to join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we’d love to have you. It is at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize.

3) Ryan's Phoenix list - http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21069&d=339984&f=MO

4) Jeff Carr's Mono Red Phoenix - http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=21069&d=339985&f=MO

 

Get at us on TwitterTwitchFacebookYouTube and good ol’ email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

– Ahren & Zach

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael RileyBeefyTy Guenly and Tanner of The freakin’ Grammar Club remixed by me!

 

 

Jan 25, 2019

Our first show recorded in the New Year and it is a Hydroid Krasis sized monster!

We cover: KCI ban, Maindeck Surgical Extraction, Ravnica Allegiance Modern picks, UW Control, Patron questions, Spice Rack, just...everything!

 

Show notes:

1) Updated Decked Builder affiliate link is: https://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so please check them out if you are so inclined, it definitely helps us out!

2) Patreon is still going strong so if you would like to join the Thoughtseize Cabal, we'd love to have you. It is at www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize.

 

 

 

Jan 5, 2019

2018 was a helluva year for Team One Thoughtseize!

New Show!

Patrons!

Pro Tour success!

Discord!

Zach starts streaming!

Triple digit growth!

We cover the year that was, springboard off PVDDR's "deck difficulty" article to talk about avoiding scrubthink, go over brews, metagame broad strokes, Spice Rack Card of the Year and more!

Thanks to everyone who made "the year that was" so great and we hope you'll stick with us for the coming year, we're gearing up for a wild ride!

Show notes:

1) Our sponsored link for Decked Builder is http://store.deckedbuilder.com/t1thoughtseize so go check it out!

2) Go follow Zach on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/a22enmtg

 

The Patreon is up so if you’ve ever thought “How can I support Turn One Thoughtseize” well, go on over to https://www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize and join The Cabal! Signed cards, Discord, swag, we got it all over here!

Get at us on TwitterTwitchFacebookYouTube and good ol’ email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

– Ahren & Zach

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael RileyBeefyTy Guenly and Tanner of The freakin’ Grammar Club remixed by me!

Dec 18, 2018

It has been a crazy few months but Zach and Kat are back to talk about changes to the Pro Players Club, Magic Arena, deck loss, deck reconstruction, community and Kat's BIG NEWS!

Join us and hear more about the nitty gritty of grinding Magic and making content!

 

 

Follow Kat on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HellKatMTG

Follow Zach on Twitter: https://twitter.com/A22en

 

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