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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:

 

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

 

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!

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