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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:

 

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! 

May 5, 2018

The first week of Dominaria's Modern legality was very eventful. Cards from the new set are popping up everywhere!

Adam over at Brew City MTG broke Teshar already so we run that down.

We talk about SCG Atlanta, switching decks, picking land destruction, a sweet Dominaria Spice Rack card and more!

 

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! 

Apr 20, 2018

Nothing is sweeter than a homecoming, except when the homecoming is to Dominaria and the set looks bonkers amazing.

We (mostly Zach) winnowed the list from the 40 cards I picked to a much more reasonable but still hefty list of cards to keep an eye on.

The set looks *BONKERS*. Do yourself a favor and play it.

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! 

Apr 9, 2018

We have the pleasure of unleashing unto the world Torgarr, Famine Incarnate from the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set, Dominaria!

 

Torgarr, Famine Incarnate

6BB

Legendary Creature — Avatar

As an additional cost to cast this spell, you may sacrifice any number of creatures. This spell costs {2} less to cast for each creature sacrificed this way.

When Torgaar, Famine Incarnate enters the battlefield, up to one target player’s life total becomes half their starting life total, rounded down.

7/6
 
We cover some possible homes in Standard, Brawl, a fair Modern shell and, of course, a few spicy takes on ways to combo off with some sweet older cards!
Mar 13, 2018

* This episode is ALL spoilers so if you are avoiding them, don't listen to this for a few weeks * 

A bunch of Dominaria got spoiled due to an internal mix up. Normally we don't discuss leaks but in this case since the information wasn't stolen or anything and the doc ended up being posted officially we will hit some of what caught our eye.

(Spoiler of the spoiler: the set looks insane!) 

Scryfall Visual Spoiler

Dominaria Release Notes

 

Get at us on Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

Mar 13, 2018

Sometimes we hit, sometimes we miss. Turns out Jace is kinda meh and Bloodbraid Elf is our new overlord!

Jund is back in a big way but is that the best home...? Elves, Goblins, decks, and a weird Spice Rack card. 

* This episode contains ZERO talk about Dominaria leaks/cards *

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! 

 

Also we did something a little different for the mastering and editing of this episode so any feedback about the audio quality, editing, etc. would be greatly appreciated. If you don't notice a difference or it doesn't matter to you, we'd like to hear that too.  Thanks!

Feb 17, 2018

So...yeah...we got some stuff to talk about...

Announcement Date: February 12, 2018

Modern:

Jace, the Mind Sculptor is unbanned.

Bloodbraid Elf is unbanned.

Effective Date: February 19, 2018

Magic Online Effective Date: February 14, 2018

Link to full announcement

Short cast, we tried to keep it pretty practical. TL;DR - RELAX.

 

Get at us on Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

Feb 13, 2018

Modern Pro Tour happened. Lantern won. How did we get there? Where are we now? What even is life?

We go over the Pro Tour results, review the nuts and bolts of playing against Lantern, strategies for successful sideboarding and as a special treat, since this was (obviously) recorded prior to the B&R you get to listen to our 25% correct predictions toward the end.

All that and a charming Spice Rack card!

 

NEW INTRO SONG FEATURING The freakin' Grammar Club remixed by me!

Get at us on Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

Jan 30, 2018

WHOOP WHOOP BEEP BEEP MODERN PRO TOUR INCOMING BEEP BEEP BEEP

This is not a drill people! We are throwing the switch on the Hype Machine in preparation for the upcoming Pro Tour in Bilbao, Spain.

We go over the weirdly short history of the Modern Pro Tour, make some realistic predictions, some wild speculation and have a *totally fair* Magic card as our Spice Rack thanks to an intrepid Redditor...

 

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

Get at us on Twitter, Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and good ol' email!

Thanks for listening and make sure to tell a friend!

- Ahren & Zach

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