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Your weekly insight into Modern, a competitive Magic: the Gathering format, with hosts Alex Kessler and Glenn Jones. We break down all different aspects of the format from deck archetypes to new releases and predictions!

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    Merfolk Mistbinder – Rivals of Ixalan PREVIEW & Top 10 Simic in Modern

    The Masters of Modern Preview card for Rivals of Ixalan, Merfolk Mistbinder, is literally the best Blue Green card in Modern’s history and the set’s not even out yet! To honor its mistiness, Kessler and Ben break down the Top Ten Simic cards in modern. (Spoiler alert: almost all of them are bad.) TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To the Twitter Poll: https://twitter.com/theMMcast/status/932837617279778816 Saffron Olive’s Article on the cost of Modern: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/modern-prices-masters-sets-and-reprint-equity Official Masters...

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    A Year in Review and GP Santa Clara Prep with Michael Grothe

    ​This is the last episode of 2017! Kessler and Ben break down their favorite moments, best episodes, and lay a ground work for where they plan to go in the future. Then special guest, game designer Michael Grothe, joins the cast and break down GP OKC to figure out the best deck options to take to the next Modern Grand Prixt Santa Clara. TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To the Twitter Poll: https://twitter.com/theMMcast/status/932837617279778816 Saffron...

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    Graveyard Shenanigans with Frank Fields | #156

    After weeks of messing around with “far too many graveyard brews”(Kessler), Ben takes over the cast with special guest and host of the Cooldown Podcast: Frank Fields. They go over all of the different ways the graveyard can be utilized for value and which ways Modern can utilize them better. To Find Frank: @FFMirhi The Cooldown Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cooldown-podcast/id1052500792?mt=2 TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To the Twitter Poll: https://twitter.com/theMMcast/status/932837617279778816 Saffron Olive’s Article on the cost...

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    Top Ten White Blue Cards in Modern | #155

    We’ve finished reviewing the color pairs and almost all of the permanent types. It’s time to start a series of top tens on the color pairs, starting with Kessler’s favorite pair UW. Which Azorius card will reign supreme? Will Ben be able to finally win a sweet honorable mentions battle after Kessler’s dominant winning streak? 1) Geist of Saint Traft 2) Spell Queller 3) Supreme Verdict 4) Reflector Mage 5) Detention Sphere 6) Sphinx’s Revelation...

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    Is Modern Too Expensive?

    Over the last 4 years Wizards of the Coast has heavily increased reprint set cycles, has printed almost every major staple in Modern, and the format is now at an all time low in cost. But is it low enough? Kessler and Ben break down the cost of reprint sets, why Modern is expensive as it is, and whether or not the cost of Modern is warranted or should be less expensive. TO BUY SUPER...

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    SUPER PARTY BATTLE | #153

    Kessler’s first game Super Party Battle, was just released at Thinkgeek.com. Lead Developer Michael Grothe joins Kessler and Ben as they break down the design history of the game, and the key ways it plays in a Maro-esque game design episode. They also go over Unhinged Spoilers and convince Ben how cool an Un-set can be. TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE : http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate...

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    The Standard Ban List in Modern | #152

    Kessler and Ben feel like the Standard Ban list may be a great resource for figuring out what cards may be undervalued in modern. Breaking down the history of the ban list, the see each era of bannings, discuss the cause of those bannings (Hint: artifact blocks and new card types) and then discuss which cards banned could see or deserve to see more play.​ TO BUY SUPER PARTY BATTLE : http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/jpom/?pfm=Search&t=super%20party%20battle To Download Lifelinker:...

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    The Worst Color Combos | #151

    Sultai, Mardu, and (Gasp) Esper, have always had trouble breaking through in Modern Tier 1 play. Kessler and Ben break down why each has had trouble breaking through, what each color pair is missing, and which is primed to be the next big thing!​ To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To...

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    State of Modern | #150

    After a week off due to travel, the Masters of Modern Podcast is back! This week we break down the most recent Modern SCG events, the current power of Storm, Recent Ban List announcements and more! To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side other sweet...

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    Ranking the Colors in Modern | #149

    “Live” From the Dallas Toy Fair, Kessler and Ben break down all five colors in Magic (and maybe a 6th), discussing their strengths and weaknesses, and ranking them from best to worst. Which color comes out on top? Which color needs work? And what’s with this sixth color? To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!. https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Follow us on YouTube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for...

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