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Two competitive modern players who seek to have fun while playing magic. Join us as we speculate, brew decks and grind the game we love so much.
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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 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

 

Dec 1, 2018

There are a lot of big Modern events coming up this weekend and next (first 2 weekends of December 2018) so we decided to do some good ol' fashioned number crunching! We're aiming to help you know what you are likely to run into and ways of tuning your 75 to get an edge out there right now.

Show notes:

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

2) Data was drawn from www.mtgtop.com and cleaned up/crunched by hand.

 

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!

Nov 25, 2018

So you Top 16'd your first Pro Tour? What's next?! We're getting back into the swing of things after a wild few months. To that end, we cover:

  • Zach came in 13th at Pro Tour Guilds of Ravnica (and hit Silver Pro in a single event)
  • Metagame update
  • What's going on with Modern
  • Arclight Phoenix is lit
  • A Spice Rack card Zach regrets

 

Show notes:

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

2) Zach's article is here: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/zachallen-11142018-jeskai-at-pro-tour-guilds-of-ravnica

3) Playmat proof  got approved so if you're interested: https://t1thoughtseize.bigcartel.com/product/turn-one-thoughtseize-playmat

4) The Runaway Red deck my friend won with is here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1479604#paper

 

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!

Nov 3, 2018

Production note: We are continuing the split episode format so make sure you download both!

Zach is back and we're going over:

  • Muppets
  • The Break Even Challenge from SCG Charlotte
  • Metagame update
  • What's going on with Modern
  • Listener questions
  • What we would play right now
  • A Spice Rack card to pick up!

 

Show notes:

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

2) The Jund list I played for the Break Even Challenge at SCG Charlotte is here

3) Top 32 decklists from the event are here 

4) Supporting evidence for the winner of the Best Muppet Poll is here

 

 

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!

Nov 3, 2018

Production note: We are continuing the split episode format so make sure you download both!

Zach is back and we're going over:

  • Muppets
  • The Break Even Challenge from SCG Charlotte
  • Metagame update
  • What's going on with Modern
  • Listener questions
  • What we would play right now
  • A Spice Rack card to pick up!

 

Show notes:

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

2) The Jund list I played for the Break Even Challenge at SCG Charlotte is here

3) Top 32 decklists from the event are here 

4) Supporting evidence for the winner of the Best Muppet Poll is here

 

 

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!

Oct 20, 2018

Production note: We are continuing the split episode format so make sure you download both!

Zach is taking the week off as he is knee deep in Pro Tour prep. Pro Tour competitor and Jund master Jadine Klomparens joins me this week to cover:

  • Candy
  • The Break Even Challenge Update
  • Guilds of Ravnica for Modern Aftershocks
  • Attacking the SCG metagame
  • Tireless Tracker replacements
  • Mailbag and more...
  • We even found another Spice Rack card in the new set!

 

Show notes:

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

2) The pre-order period for the new playmat will be ending on October 31st. Check it out here: https://t1thoughtseize.bigcartel.com/product/turn-one-thoughtseize-playmat

3) My current Jund list for SCG Charlotte is here: http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2018-10-20/1lLO9VJwnUqEaLP_CAjUcQ==

4) Jadine's articles are posted on Star City Games every Tuesday, they can be found here: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/tags/JadineKlomparens

5) To learn more about the coaching service I am using, contact Emma directly here: https://twitter.com/Em_TeeGee

Oct 20, 2018

Production note: We are continuing the split episode format so make sure you download both!

Zach is taking the week off as he is knee deep in Pro Tour prep. Pro Tour competitor and Jund master Jadine Klomparens joins me this week to cover:

  • Candy
  • The Break Even Challenge Update
  • Guilds of Ravnica for Modern Aftershocks
  • Attacking the SCG metagame
  • Tireless Tracker replacements
  • Mailbag and more...
  • We even found another Spice Rack card in the new set!

 

Show notes:

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

2) The pre-order period for the new playmat will be ending on October 31st. Check it out here: https://t1thoughtseize.bigcartel.com/product/turn-one-thoughtseize-playmat

3) My current Jund list for SCG Charlotte is here: http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/2018-10-20/1lLO9VJwnUqEaLP_CAjUcQ==

4) Jadine's articles are posted on Star City Games every Tuesday, they can be found here: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/tags/JadineKlomparens

5) To learn more about the coaching service I am using, contact Emma directly here: https://twitter.com/Em_TeeGee

Oct 5, 2018

Zach and Kat are back and it is time for TEAMS! Since we last left our grinders, Kat joined Team Lotus Box and Zach is on Team RIW Hobbies for the Pro Tour.

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

 

Show notes:

1) Team RIW was announced between the recording of this episode and the release. The lineup is: Zach, Corey Burkhart, Ari Lax, Max Mcvety, Tyler Hill and Stu Parns!

2) You can learn more about Team Lotus Box here.

3) Check out the V Clique podcast as well at https://soundcloud.com/vcliquepodcast

 

Sep 28, 2018

Production note: We are experimenting with a split episode format for this so make sure you listen to both! This is Part 2.

This episode we cover:

  • New show sponsor Decked Builder!
  • Gerry T's Worlds Protest
  • The Break Even Challenge
  • A tiny bit more about Assassin's Trophy
  • Guilds of Ravnica for Modern
  • We even found a Spice Rack card hidden in the new set!

 

Show notes:

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

2) The Reddit thread with Gerry's statement is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/9hqyav/im_gerry_thompson_a_professional_magic_player_and/

3) To learn more about the coaching service I am using, contact Emma directly here: https://twitter.com/Em_TeeGee

4) The full Guilds of Ravnica spoiler is here: https://scryfall.com/sets/grn?order=set

Sep 28, 2018

Production note: We are experimenting with a split episode format for this so make sure you download both!

This episode we cover:

  • New show sponsor Decked Builder!
  • Gerry T's Worlds Protest
  • The Break Even Challenge
  • A tiny bit more about Assassin's Trophy
  • Guilds of Ravnica for Modern
  • We even found a Spice Rack card hidden in the new set!

 

Show notes:

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

2) The Reddit thread with Gerry's statement is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/magicTCG/comments/9hqyav/im_gerry_thompson_a_professional_magic_player_and/

3) To learn more about the coaching service I am using, contact Emma directly here: https://twitter.com/Em_TeeGee

4) The full Guilds of Ravnica spoiler is here: https://scryfall.com/sets/grn?order=set

 

Sep 15, 2018

In this episode we talk about the metagame and a bunch of interesting high level play topics and tournaments and...who are we kidding, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ASSASSIN'S TROPHY!

We do talk about the ban list and unbans (our last discussion for the forseeable future btw), a sweet blast from the past archetype set for a comeback and a Spice Rack card built for the grind!

Show notes:

1) The SCG VS Series with Twin vs. Humans that I reference in the show: http://www.starcitygames.com/articles/37707_UR-Twin-VS-Humans.html

2) Guilds of Ravnica Spoilers: https://scryfall.com/sets/grn?order=spoiled

3) Some people have asked if Turn One Wild NaKatl with Zach and Kat (the pilot that ran in the feed as Episode 86) is going to replace a regular Turn One Thoughtseize episode in our monthly release schedule. NOPE! The support of our Patrons allowed me to shift some responsibilities so we can focus on bringing you MOAR CONTENT!

4) Playmat pre-order is up at https://t1thoughtseize.bigcartel.com/

5) Check out https://www.patreon.com/turnonethoughtseize to join The Thoughtseize 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!

Sep 7, 2018

A new monthly feature appears! We are pleased to have Kat Light, noted SCG Grinder and Twitch streamer, join our own newly minted Bronze Pro Zach for a backstage look at grinding events and creating content.

Kat is a Top 100 SCG Leaderboard point holder with a 2nd place Team Open finish in Modern with her signature Bant Spirits deck earlier this year. Her Twitch channel is going strong with over 1k followers and she is also part of the brand new VClique podcast alongside a boatload of fantastic female players. Check them out at here!

Show notes:

1. This show contains some amount of strong language.

2. Follow Kat on Twitch Twitter

3. Follow Zach on Twitter

 

 

 

Aug 24, 2018

We tackle the earthshaking decision to make no changes to the Banned & Restricted List, trace out some possible bans/unbans, touch on the real prep you should be doing for Team Modern, quick hits from the internet, then my Sultai Shadow list update and Zach talks about the Nexus of Fate Turbo Fog deck he brewed up for SCG Baltimore this weekend. All that and an angelic Spice Rack card!

 

Show notes:

1) Jim Davis' Sultai insights - https://youtu.be/eEpCH12FWZI

2) My Sultai Death's Shadow list - https://t.co/w3LlLxCJGG

3) We will put out Zach's Turbo Fog list after SCG Baltimore this weekend

 

 

We have a Patreon now 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!

Aug 10, 2018

Clever(?) show names return because BridgeVine is doing so much nonsense that it inspired me. In this episode we cover: 

Pro Tour Results

Decks on the rise

Brew development updates

Perspectives on learning a new deck

When to throw away a match up

And a throwback Spice Rack from beyond the grave!

 

We have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

 

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael Riley, Beefy, Ty Guenly and Tanner of The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me! 

 

Jul 29, 2018

 Team Modern is coming and it won't stop coming listen to this ep so you hit the ground running. Doesn't make sense not to play for fun your play gets smart but your deck gets dumb...

This ep we cover Team Modern basics, SCG Philly, event results, listener questions, RUG Delver brew update, Top 8 Lands in Modern AND the Spice Rack!

 

We have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

 

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael Riley, Beefy, Ty Guenly and Tanner of The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me! 

Jul 18, 2018

This episode has it all: NaCl about KCI, listener mailbag, the Core 19 cards YOU will be playing against this week and a Spice Rack card so transparent you'll never see him coming!

 

We have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

 

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael Riley, Beefy, Ty Guenly and Tanner of The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me! 

Jun 27, 2018

Core 19 is coming soon. What are our Modern picks!

The metagame is all over the dang place. What shall we do?

We answer these questions and test out a new cold open and some fancy transitions AND have a red hot Spice Rack card so check it!

 

We have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

 

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael Riley, Beefy, Ty Guenly and Tanner of The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me! 

Jun 6, 2018

Zach was on site for PT Dominaria and he sat down with Kevin Jones to talk about the event, decks AND of course, Modern.

 

Both of us will be at SCG Con this weekend so if you are there as well, say hi!

 

Also, we have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

 

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael Riley, Beefy, Ty Guenly and Tanner of The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me! 

May 24, 2018

 

The Summer "Draft Innovation" set, Battlebond, is nearly upon us sporting a hefty cycle of the great reprints and a focus on Two-Headed Giant (2HG) gameplay!

We were given two Modern staples to show off: Beast Within and Spell Snare. Join us for a quick and fun discussion of these sweet cards!

 

We have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

May 24, 2018

The regular episode for this week is a meditation on the Human condition, with deep ponderings on what is a counterspell. Is a discard spell a counterspell? What the hell is tempo?

Our Spice Rack is the stone cold nuts mirror breaker for a very prominent matchup so don't miss it at the end of the cast!

 

We have a Patreon now 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 Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

 

INTRO SONG FEATURING Shael Riley, Beefy, Ty Guenly and Tanner of The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me! 

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