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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:

 

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

on Facebook

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

facebook

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

Dec 26, 2015

In this episode we recap our modern adventures on MTGO and give some helpful advice on building MTGO decks. 

We also talk about the new breed of Black Eldrazi Tribal decks that are true contenders in the modern metagame.

We hope everyone had a good holiday and once again thanks for listening,

Chris + Ahren

Dec 10, 2015

In this episode we accidentally talk for nearly 2 and a half hours, without covering everything we wanted too (oops). 

Mainly we cover gauntlet testing, the easiest and cheapest way to do it, which you can find here. as well as why it is important, and tips to get the most out of it.

Then we answer your questions: from blood moon, to the ban list, to breakfast foods.

Thanks to everyone who sent in questions and suggested topics, it was a fun episode to record and we hope you enjoy!

Thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren 

Nov 30, 2015

Today we cover GP Pittsburg, delving deep into the Top32 and Day 2 metagame to look at how modern looks as a whole right now. 

We also go over Modern on MTGO, how to get in on the cheap and also what to expect as you are starting out. We even debate how worth it it is for players with extensive paper MTG collections to play MTGO.

Once again thanks for listening, and feel free to follow us at twitter.com/t1thoughtseize as well as liking us on facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize and check us out on our youtube channel, youtube.com/turnonethoughtseize

-Chris + Ahren

Nov 13, 2015

In our third and final episode on deck building for Modern, we cover bottom up design, or designing around card interactions. Being able to use your powerful cards multiple times, and getting as much value out of every card in your deck are both important topics and ways to make your brews stronger. 

We also flirt with the idea of taking all the turns.

For further knowledge and reading to go with this Podcast we highly recommend this article by Jadine Klomparens.

Once again thanks for listening, and don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes!

Oct 31, 2015

The second part of our deck building series delves into tribal synergy decks. We compare format staples to a couple fresh brews to cover the Do's and Don'ts of deck building synergy.

 

We are also happy to announce our Modern Gameplay Videos on youtube. You can find them on our channel or just by searching TurnOneThoughtseize. 

 

Once again thank you for listening, please consider Subscribing to us on our Youtube channel and donating on our website so we can buy more and better equipment for the Youtube series.

 

-Ahren + Chris

Oct 16, 2015

HOLD THE LAMB! This is the first episode in a series on deckbuilding. We took a random rare creature (Champion of Lambholt) and recorded our process of a deck around it. Synergy sometimes demands strange bedfellows (Blisterpod what?!) so give a listen!

Here's where we landed!

Thanks as always for listening and we hope you will find this a valuable exercise. Tweet us @t1thoughtseize with your take on it.

Don't forget to click on the ol' donate button on our website TurnOneThoughtseize.com if you are able. Every little bit helps us get t-shirts, playmats and finger puppets made sooner! A huge thanks to our most recent donor: Kennedy. YOU ROCK!

Oct 5, 2015

Today we gush about Battle for Zendikar cards and what we feel will see play in Modern or what may be the next sideboard tech card.

Join us and DJ Cat as we find the diamonds in the rough.

We will be doing another episode later this week to catch ourselves up to speed with the week we missed. Thanks again for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Sep 26, 2015

In our 20th episode we talk about how to stay competitive in modern on a budget. We debunk the myth Modern is more expensive than standard, and at the end of the episode we talk about 3 modern decks that all cost less than a Tier 1 standard deck.

We also cover GP OKC and talk about Lantern Control. Is the deck good or is Zac Elsik just great with it?

Lastly, we are working on YouTube playtesting videos. The equipment is in, the studio is built and we start recording in a couple days. 

Once again thanks for listening and don't forget to follow us on Twitter @T1thoughtseize and like us on facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize and subscribe on youtube to our channel TurnOneThoughtseize.

-Chris + Ahren

Sep 3, 2015

We start this episode with some Battle for Zendikar spoilers as well as some of the sweet looking decks from World Championships and the SCG Open.

Our main focus today though, is becoming a better modern, and as a whole, magic player. We go over stories and tips that have helped us, and share listener suggestions. 

This is our first episode that will be available on our YouTube page. If YouTube is a better way for you to listen check us out at Youtube.com/turnonethoughtseize

Once again thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

 

Aug 20, 2015

In this episode we talk about the Modern PPTQ season and how the Meta has evolved over the last few months, and where we are today. We re evaluate some Origins cards like Day's Undoing, Collected Company and Abbot of Keral Keep.

We have some new brews now that the Modern PPTQ season is over: A cool deck based on a twitter question, how can we build a non blue aggro control deck? We also feature a new build of Black Control, and finally a Grixis Abbot of Keral Keep deck.

Once again thanks for listening and if you enjoy the show please consider supporting us by telling your friends or financially with our donate button at turnonethoughtseize.com

Thanks again,

Chris + Ahren

Aug 7, 2015

**Disclaimer** Certain audio defices have been having some soft crackling in the background of this episode, if you can here this it stops at around 13 minutes.

 

Today we discuss moving from one deck to another and how it can be a hard but rewarding change. Ahren is ditching The Racks for some Wild Nacatls as we explore Zoo and make some goyfless changes to the list for people who want too.

We also talk about a couple of brews we've been working on this week, including Jund burn, as we weigh in on which color is the best splash to RG.

Lastly, we have put a donation button on our website TurnOneThoughtseize.com if you would like to finiancially support us. We are buying into recording equipment for youtube and to have the cash up front to produce merchandise.

Once again thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

 

Jul 24, 2015

After some PPTQs this weekend, we talk about the decks we played, how the meta is shaping up, and how to combat it the best. We talk about Ahren's PPTQ Goblins deck featuring Blood Moon and upgrades to the list. Then we cover how to beat Grixis, Jund and Twin by tweaking your stratedgy. Lastly, we cover the promised GB Elves brews we started talking about, and honestly, the decks look sweet.

Once again thanks for listening,

You can find us on facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize

twitter: @t1thoughtseize

or email us at thoughtseizeyou@gmail.com

-Chris + Ahren

 

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