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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 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

 

Jul 10, 2015

Our full MTG Origins Modern Set Review is up. We take a much more in depth look at the modern playables as well as talk about how certain modern decks might start playing differently.

We also cover some recent large Modern events and highlight some of the unique decks.

 

Once again thank you so much for listening,

Chris + Ahren

 

Jul 3, 2015

We sit down with The Innovator Patrick Chapin, to discuss his Grixis Control list he piloted to a 9th place finish at GP Charlotte, and some improvements he has made to the deck. As more Origins cards come out the set looks like more and more of a game changer for modern just as much as standard. We cover some of our new favorite cards and welcome out new elven overlordes.

Once again thanks for listening, you can check us out on twitter @T1thoughtseize and facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize

You can also find Patrick @thepchapin on twitter or www.facebook.com/pages/Patrick-Chapin-The-Innovator and of course starcitygames.com

Thanks again,

-Chris + Ahren

Jun 25, 2015

Today we talk about grixis in modern as well as answer some of your sideboarding questions on twitter. 

We also cover some of the awesome and not so playable spoilers from Origins. A set we are both super excited to draft, even as modern constructed players. 

In this episode we highlight a black red midrange deck as well as Jund Land Death, our current modern projects.

Thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Jun 12, 2015

Today we talk about the recent Modern price spikes and the market as it site. We sit dow to talk with CEO of Shelflife.net and writer for MTGPrice.com James Chillcott. We discuss solutions about how you the player can still build decks and play MTG in such a volatile market.

Thanks for listening,

Chris + Ahren

 

May 28, 2015

In this episode we talk about the latest tournament results and their cool lists. Mostly we take listener suggested topics and talk about them: Unique decks, how to sideboard against newer decks, what makes a card modern playable and a whole lot more.

We'd like to thank you for your patience with the last episode and also thanks for listening,

Chris + Ahren

May 22, 2015

Due to some major audio problems we had to cut episode 11 short, but we will be doing another podcast early next week to make up for it as episode 11 part 2. The topics are completely chosen by the listeneres so please give us your ideas or ask any questions.

 

Do so on facebook.com/turnonethoughtseiz

on twitter @t1thoughtseize

and email us at thoughtseizeyou@gmail.com

 

Thanks for listening and we are sorry for the inconvenience,

Chris+Ahren

May 7, 2015

This episode we talk about the most common reasons why people brew, the pitfalls and traps you need to avoid. We evaluate certain cards and ideas that you listeners submited, and we talk about some of our favorite cards to brew around right now, as well as our current brews.

 

We will be uploading our decks to tappedout.net/users/Turnonethoughtseize 

 

Once again, thanks for listening and thanks for being so active on our social media these past couple weeks.

 

-Chris + Ahren

 

Apr 23, 2015

Today we go over the major archetypes and the decks we feel are great entryways into the format that can be tweaked later. We talk about the Grixis Delve deck that didn't quite make it and Matt Simpson's version that has.

If you have any suggestions for an episode topic please let us know on facebook.com/turnonethoughtseize or email us at thoughtseizeyou@gmail.com

Thanks for listening,

Chris+Ahren

 

Apr 8, 2015

Today we have a more laid back episode, talking about preparing for a big tournament for your local meta, making informed main deck and sideboard choices to give yourself the best chances of winning.

We share some of our mistakes and victories and give praise to our new merfolk overlords. As well as share some unique deck ideas which you can of course find on our tapped out page tappedout.net/users/turnonethoughtseize

Once again, thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Apr 3, 2015

Our next Brewer's Challenge comes from Facebook fan Jay Bussinger. He rightly pointed out that with so many Warrior creatures in Khans block that there should be plenty to choose from for...WARRIOR TRIBAL!

Follow us on Twitter @t1thoughtseize and use the hashtag #t1tbrews to add your thoughts.

Mar 27, 2015

With Dragons of Tarkir officially out, we run down what cards might be making an appearance in modern lists near you.  We dabble in some talk on Pucatrade and thier Indiegogo campaign, and we talk about a ton of sweet brews.

 

You can check out our decklists for decks we highlight on our tappedout page for TurnOneThoughtseize here:

tappedout.net/users/turnonethoughtseize

 

Once again, thanks for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Mar 12, 2015

While at PAX East Ahren got the chance to interview WOTC R&D member and Journey into Nyx lead designer, Ethan Fleischer. We get to talk about MTG getting more creature based, some of his own design experience, the CMC philosphy on cetain kinds of spells and the magical day after tomorrow when Damnation finally gets reprinted.

We then go over the current metagame and why you should play Gifts Ungiven in your twin deck.

Thanks again for listening,

-Chris + Ahren

Feb 26, 2015

Strap in for our longest episode yet, but with so many viable sideboard decisions to be made in modern, it is not something we can just glaze over.

We talk about correct sideboard construction and a ton of silver bullet cards for your consideration. We also go over all the problems Pros are having with the format.

Lastly, we talk about Wilted Junk, Infect, Death Cloud and Boros Hatebears.

Thanks for listening,

Chris + Ahren 

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