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TurnOneThoughtseize

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:

 

Dec 29, 2016

We go back to the original live brew format where we have literally no idea what is in store for us. A card so bulk neither of us had ever heard of it. Behold: 

Earth Surge

 

We touch on Frontier and SCG results so come have some fun with us!

 

If you would like to get in touch with us you can do so

 

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as always thanks for listening,

 

-Ahren + Chris

Dec 2, 2016

 

After nearly 2 years and over 100 hours of content we have hit episode 50. We take a look back and see how modern has changed since we've started after several big bans and a large design shift by WotC.

Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us, and to everyone who has given us a listen even if you haven't stuck around. We appreciate all of the support and look forward to doing many more episodes.

If you would like to get in touch with us you can do so

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

as always thanks for listening,

-Ahren + Chris

Nov 18, 2016

The rumors of modern's death have been greatly exaggerated. In this episode we dissect some of the recent large tournament results and see how interactive decks are competing in this proactive meta game.

We also look at the format to see what cards could be safely unbanned and if anything really needs to be banned for the health of the format.

Lastly, we talk about Grixis Delver and Temur Delver as our current decks of choice.

As always that you so much for listening, if you would like to get in touch with us you can do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

 

Thanks again,

-Ahren + Chris

Nov 2, 2016

TurnOneThoughtseize is coming to you now from several remote locations, as we talk about the ever growing Aggressive threat in the modern format. Looking at Caleb Durward's recent run with Bant spirits, does this show a trend for more lower to the ground creature based midrange and tempo strategies? We dissect some recent tournament results and break down how you can still play what you want in this faster modern meta.

If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

Thanks again for listening,

-Ahren + Chris

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode we talk about a series of articles by Brian Demars about how to be good at modern, and how brewing is not the best idea if your number 1 goal is to win. We also cover why brewing is important and how to brew correctly for the results you want.

Link to the Author

If you'd like to get in touch with us, you can do so: on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

Thanks again for listening,

-Ahren + Chris

Sep 30, 2016

 

Today we run down each of our top picks for Kaladesh cards in modern, as well as our top 5 cards we are excited to brew around, and how many gear hulks we can slam into one deck.

There was a B&R announcement (Spoiler Alert: nothing happened) that we quickly cover.

As always if you want to get in touch with us you can do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

Thanks for listening!

-Ahren + Chris

Sep 15, 2016

 

In this episode we closely breakdown a couple Kaladesh cards for modern and go over the best ways to evaluate new spoilers. 

Ahren also gives his GP Tournament Report running Mardu Midrange.

As always if you would like to get in contact with us, you can always do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

thanks for listening,

-Ahren + Chris

Aug 25, 2016

How many timely 90s-00s music refferences can we make in one episode? Find out as we talk about the new kids on the block when it comes to tier 1-1.5 in modern. We delve into what these decks are trying to do an how they got to the top tables recently, as well as what you can do to beat them.

We'd also like to give WotC huge props for Conspiracy 2 and the implications it has for the future of reprints.

Lastly, Ahren is off to GP Indy this weekend, if you seem him, tell him "Swamp. Thoughtseize. Go." (or "Hey, I like your podcast) and you can get some sweet card giveaways.

As always thanks for listening,

If you would like to get in touch with us please do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

-Ahren + Chris

Aug 12, 2016

Chris is on a work trip so I called on Kriz from The Girlfriend Bracket podcast to sit in for him. We chit chat about event prep and how we are getting ready for GP Indy!

 If you would like to get in touch with us please do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

Also check out Kriz, and the other ladies of The Girlfriend Bracket on iTunes and via RSS.

As always thanks for listening,

-Ahren+Chris

Jul 29, 2016

Ahren is getting ready for GP Indy, so we break down the expected modern meta game and go over how to build your deck for the best possible results at a large tournament.

Looking at the recent tournament results though modern seems to be more diverse and healthy than ever before and we dive into some sweet deck lists.

As always thanks for listening,

If you would like to get a hold of us you can do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

-Ahren + Chris

Jul 15, 2016

Our Modern set review for Eldritch Moon, and picks top 5 modern playables.

Now featuring time stamps!

White - 6:00

Blue - 20:00

Black - 32:00

Red - 52:00

Green - 1:14:30

Colorless - 1:38:00

Top 5 - 1:48:00

As always if you want to get a hold of us you can do so:

on Twitter on Facebook on YouTube or Email

Thanks for listening, -Ahren + Chris

 

Jun 30, 2016

After last weeks look into the Tier 1 of the format, we delve into the second string, but these decks are still incredibly powerful, and very popular so be prepared.

We also had a great opportunity to play in 2 SCG IQs over the weekend and we break down our tournament process and prep.

As always if you want to get a hold of us you can do so:

<a href="http://www.twitter.com/t1thoughtseize">on Twitter</a>
<a href="http://www.facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize">on Facebook</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/turnonethoughtseize">on YouTube</a>
<a href="mailto:thoughtseizeyou@gmail.com">or Email</a>

Thanks for listening,

-Ahren + Chris

Jun 16, 2016

 

In a little bit of a thought exercise, we break down the Tier 1 decks currently, and their good and bad matchups, and the general strategies you need to use to beat them.

We also have out top 10 Favorite modern cards, thanks to Nick Tapio and The Masters of Modern for the suggestion.

If you want to share your Top 10 favorite modern cards you can reach us:

on Twitter

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or Email

Thanks for listening,

-Ahren + Chris

Jun 2, 2016

Today we cover GPLA and GPChar, both of which show off the format's diversity.

Our main topic is perhaps the most requested show topic since we started, how to sideboard in Modern. We break it down by the rules and guidelines you should follow get better at this essential task.

In paper we are playing a BW Eldrazi Midrange deck, and Abzan CoCo, and we go over our testing and results so far.

Don't forget to:

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Thanks for listening!

-Chris + Ahren

May 19, 2016

This episode we cover some "Deck Sketches" or brews that are great building blocks and unique strategies that can scale to skill level and budget.

We run down the results of SCG Indy, which looked like a great event, and included a ton of awesome decks, and a certain breakout planeswalker.

Lastly, don't forget there is only one week left to preorder our new playmat, you can do so here.

Don't forget to:

Subscribe on YouTube

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Thanks for listening!

-Chris + Ahren

May 6, 2016

Today we talk about the new modern landscape and how diverse it is, with a large host of fun yet competitive choices. We Cover Jund, Eldrazi taxes, Esper Spirits and Eeerie Abzan.

We also have our new website: turnonethoughtseize.com

and we have our pre-orders open for our first run of playmats available here: turnonethoughtseize.ecwid.com

Thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Apr 14, 2016

In this episode we cover the new B&R update for modern, and go over some of the things we are excited for in this new Modern format.

We quickly run down the top decks at the SCG Modern Classic this past weekend to get a glimpse of what modern in the next few months could hold.

Lastly, you all voted and selected Werewolves as the tribe we are going to brew around on air, from start to finish. You can see the lists we came up with on our tapped out page here: tappedout.net/users/turnonethoughtseize

Once again thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Apr 1, 2016

Our modern set review for Shadows Over Innistrad is here. We go over a whole bunch of cards we like in modern, and our top 5 picks for what we think are the most playable, or what we want to play the most.

We also have our upcoming decks to talk about like Esper Spirits, and a Doran the Siege Tower budget brew.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitch to watch our stream at twitch.tv/t1thoughtseize

Once again thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Mar 17, 2016

So far the spoiler season and flavor of Shadows Over Innistrad has been amazing, but how do some of the cards look with modern in mind? We sift through the hype and find some of our favorite modern contenders of SOI so far.

We have an interesting listener question about only being able to play one deck, but we don't believe we ever could. We cover some of the interesting brews we are working on currently.

Lastly, we have a ton of new content now! You can check out our Twitch at twitch.tv/t1thoughtseize

and our youtube at youtube.com/turnonethoughtseize

and if you aren't already following us on twiitter or haven't liked us on facebook those are the easiest ways to keep up with everything that we are doing.

Thanks again for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Mar 4, 2016

Today on TurnOneThoughtseize we cover Floors and Ceilings, and the investment needed to get the most out of every card. It's a useful tool for card evaluation with your exact deck in mind.

We cover a wide variety of decks this episode including: Goblins, Heartless Summoning Combo, and Mardu in modern.

Lastly, there are a ton of sets coming out, it almost seems like too much, but we break it down for the different players of Magic.

If you aren't subscribed to us on Youtube you can do so here www.youtube.com/turnonethoughtseize as we have some new announcements and some new content coming your way on the channel.

Once again thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Feb 19, 2016

In this episode we give our advice for Modern players not playing in large tournaments who don't want to play Eldrazi: Don't worry, play something fun.

We Talk about our fun decks/brew ideas that we will be playing until April. We cover how Mardu might have it's day in the sun now that Abrupt Decay isn't necessaryin all midrange decks. Lastly, we answer your questions.

If you would like to see our lists that we talk about they are on our TappedOut page: tappedout.net/users/TurnOneThoughtseize

If you have any questions or podcast suggestions please send them our way on Twitter Facebook or email

Thanks for listening!

-Chris + Ahren

Feb 5, 2016

In this podcast we talk about the past year or so in Modern, and how wizards has been steadily printing quality cards for modern, that don't stretch the power level.

 

We also cover our predictictions for the Pro Tour, how we are preparing for upcoming tournaments, and how we think the metagame will settle in the long term.

 

Lastly, we answer your questions, sent by email, facebook, and twiiter. We thank you for listening and sending in your questions and topic suggestions and if you would like to hear us talk about something please just let us know.

Thanks again for listening,

-Chris+Ahren

Jan 22, 2016

In case you thought modern was getting too boring WOTC has decided to change that. We go over our top picks for cards from Oath of the Gatewatch to see modern play, and offer some interesting suggestions.

Later we discuss the new Banned and Restricted update and what the modern landscape may start to look like as the dust settles.

As always, thanks for listening, you can keep in touch or send us your questions via:

twitter

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thoughtseizeyou@gmail.com

Thanks again,

Ahren + Chris

Jan 8, 2016

This episode we cover the top decks at SCG Cincinnati, the first Open of 2016 and the largest in history. The results of SCG CIN show some interestings trends in modern and could provide some very interesting insight in to what to expect at the Modern Pro Tour. 

We are also now doing a Q+A at the end of our episodes where we answer as many listener questions as we can fit. If you have a question or topic suggestion please let us know at:

twitter.com/T1Thoughtseize 

facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize

or email us at thoughtseizeyou@gmail.com

Thanks for listening,

Chris+Ahren

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