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

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    Top Ten Blue/Red Cards in Modern

    Ben and Alex return to the top ten series, counting down each of their top ten blue/red cards in modern.

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    Stoneforge Mystic is STILL BANNED & Ancient Stirrings Isn't

    Ben and Kessler return to discuss the impact of this weeks banning announcement or lack thereof. With no immediate changes to the modern format they discuss when Stoneforge will be unbanned and what cards could be on the cutting room floor come the next modern PT.

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    MTG Arena Update & Commander Cards in Modern?

    The Masters of Modern are joined by The Command Zone's own Craig Blanchette & return guest Michael Grothe to discuss the newest MTG Arena updates, as well as the possibility of adding supplemental product releases into the modern format.

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    Exclusive BattleBond Preview Card & Mono Blue Prison

    Ben and Michael Grothe premiere the newest MMCast preview card provided for free by Wizards of the Coast! They also discuss Mono Blue Prison is modern & the newly announced Guilds of Ravnica.

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    Will Lantern Control Be Banned? PT Rivals of Ixalan | #162

    Alex and Ben are back to discuss the Modern Pro Tour goodness from PT Rivals of Ixalan. Hang out while they break down each of the decks in the top 8 and ponder the potential future of Lantern Control! Bannings? No bannings? Find out inside!

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    The Third Great Designer Search | #161

    Wizards of the Coast has begun the third Great Designer Search. Ben and Kessler give you a brief breakdown on the history of the last two Great Designer Searches, and then answer the essay questions from the first round of the Third.

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    GP Santa Clara Tournament Report | #159

    KessCo game developer and returning guest Michael Grothe joins the podcast to talk with Ben about their GP Santa Clara experiences, the GP Top 8 and a weird new Pact of Negation brew Ben is messing with.

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    Merfolk Mistbinder – Rivals of Ixalan PREVIEW & Top 10 Simic in Modern | #158

    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 | #157

    ​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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    Ixalan Modern Review | #148

    ​Kessler and Ben go through every card that they think has a chance at seeing play in Modern from Ixalan. Listen to see what gems could be found exploring this brand new plane of Pirates, Dinosaurs, Merfolk, and Vampires! 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...

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    Is Modern a Turn 4 Format? | #157

    After last weekend’s Star City Game tournament results, Kessler and Ben analyze the value of fast mana, and why it is important (or unimportant) that Modern be a turn 4 format.​ Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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 future...

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    Masters of Modern 3 Year Anniversary Special | #156

    With a new audio recorder setup, The Masters of Modern venture forth into their 3rd year of podcasting! This weeks episode asked you loyal listeners to send in your questions, and Kess and Ben each answer them as thoroughly as they are able. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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...

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    SPELL PIERCE Ixalan Preview and Top 8 Perma-Banned Cards | #146

    The Masters of Modern are proud to present to you their preview card for Ixalan: SPELL PIERCE, in Standard for the first time and ready to counter instant and sorceries (As long as your opponent’s don’t have 2 open mana). Kess and Ben then break down their Top 8 picks for cards that can never be unbanned. Ban Watch List: Hot: Street Wraith Mox Opal Death’s Shadow Mishra’s Bauble Warm: Devoted Druid Simian Spirit Guide...

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    Ixalan Mechanics & the Beginner’s Guide to a Modern RPTQ | #145

    Special guest Alex Sheftel joins Ben as they review the new mechanics and rules changes incoming with Ixalan, and they discuss the process of getting into Modern for a Limited player that qualified for a Modern RPTQ with no Modern experience. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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...

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    Commander 2017 Review and GenCon | #144

    Back from GenCon, Kess and Ben break down the new Commander 2017 sets and pick out a few cards they wish would be printed into the modern format. Are their ​​favorite cards fair? What decks will they see play in? Do they have a chance to ever be reprinted? Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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...

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    How to Sideboard in Modern in 2017 | #143

    Kess and Ben break down some tips and tricks to sideboarding in Modern, going through the different conceptual reasons to include cards in your 15, then taking each of the top tier decks in the format and explaining what the best sideboard tech against each deck is. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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...

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    The Mono-Red Pro Tour & PPTQ Report | #142

    As the Mono Red filled Pro Tour went down this weekend, Ben went on the grind through 3 Modern tournaments with Superior Burning CoCo. Kessler helps him break down the deck’s Strengths and Weaknesses, while discussing what the deck can do to get to the next level. They also cover how great Fauna Shaman is. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to the MMcast Patreon!!!!....

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    Comic-Con and Modern Pro Tours | #141

    Last week Wizards announced the return of the Modern Pro Tour while Kessler and Ben went to San Diego Comic-Con. So this week we break down what the Modern Pro Tour means for you, as well as all the happenings at San Diego Comic-Con. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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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    Friday Night Magic and Superior Burning Coco 2.0 | #140

    This Monday, Wizards of the Coast made a big announcement in regards to their in-store programs. The biggest change are the promos, changed from Standard Uncommons to foil double sided tokens. Kessler and Ben discuss each of the changes, as well as break down Ben’s most recent tech on Superior Burning Coco. DECKLIST: Creatures:26 4 Burning-Tree Emissary 3 Dark Confidant 2 Fauna Shaman 4 Myr Superion 1 Pack Rat 2 Scavenging Ooze 1 Selfless Spirit...

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    Hour of Devastation Modern Set Review | #139

    Nicol Bolas, the God-Pharaoh has arrived in style. After ten years of being in the background we are finally getting the Bolas themed set we’ve all wanted. Kessler and Ben review the most recent Magic release this week, discussing how a bunch of the new cards in the set could effect Modern and what strategies may get better moving forward with their introduction. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet...

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    Modern Ban Watchlist | #138

    Though we do not believe that any cards need or will be banned very soon, we have decided that it would be good to have a running list on our episode right ups, of possible bannable cards, so that you, our listeners, can be wary of specific decks in the future. This week we discuss the current list, and why each card is on it. Ban Watch List: Hot: Street Wraith, Mox Opal, Death Shadow,...

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    Top 30 Decks in Modern History

    Kessler and Ben once again employ the help of very technically capable Magic scientists to break down their picks of the top 30 decks in Modern History. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also...

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    Claim // Fame – HOUR OF DEVASTATION Preview + GP Vegas Recap | #136

    Returning from GP Vegas Kessler and Ben have some awesome stuff to share! First the MMCast Exclusive preview card:​ Claim//Fame. Then Ben played commander for the first time and is ready to start brewing! Lastly a step by step break down of GP Vegas both for Ben and Kessler, as well as the Modern Tournament itself. ​For our Anchor Preview discussion: https://anchor.fm/10minutesofmagic?at=292441 To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to...

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    Block Changes, GP Vegas, Mardu Eldrazi with Corbin Hosler | #135

    On the eve before GP Vegas, possibly the largest Magic event in history, Wizards of the Coast made one of the biggest announcements in regards to block structure, and the printing of standard sets ever. Corbin Hosler of Brain Storm Brewery, DailyMTG, and Mining Modern subs in for Ben to co-host with Kessler this week to discuss all the exciting news, The upcoming Super GP, and break down a new Mardu Eldrazi list. With special...

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    The State of Modern, Summer 2017 | #134

    Last weekend Modern got two Grand Prixs: Copenhagen and Kobe. This week, Kessler and Ben break down the different metagames of each tournament and all the spicy techs introduced to the format. They also go over the new leaked cards from “Hour of Devastation.” GP Copenhagen Top 8 Decks: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpcop17/top-8-decklists-2017-05-28 GP Kobe Top 8 Decks: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpkob17/top-8-decklists-2017-05-28 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...

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    Effects of Masterpieces on Magic | #133

    Since Wizards of the Coast began printing Masterpieces in Standard, their effect on Magic pricing has been significant. Kessler and Ben break down how the sealed product economy works, and how Maseterpieces like Invocations and Expeditions affect card prices. 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...

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    Back to the Future (Magic Planes) | #132

    Marshal James from the “Do I Still Love It” Podcast joins Kessler and Ben as they go through Magic’s past blocks and discuss which sets we are most likely to return to and why. Which Mechanics do you want to see return the most? Which Characters? What will the story be? Which of the Gatewatch may make an appearance? We’re counting down from each set since Mirage block! To Find Marshal James: https://twitter.com/doistillloveit https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/do-i-still-love-it/id1134679832?mt=2 For...

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    The Best Tutors in Modern | #131

    Do you like tool box strategies? Combo? Always having the card you need when you need it? Stretching your side board to its most Sideboardyness? In this weeks episode Kessler and Ben breakdown as many of the Modern tutors as possible, by category and power level, making sure that you know how to tutor for the tools you need in any situation.​ To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our sweet MMcast LifeLink Background donate to...

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    Casting the Magic Movie | #130

    A few years ago, Wizards of the Coast announced that they were teaming up with Fox to develop the Magic movie! Likely this movie will star the Gatewatch, so Kessler and Ben walk through each Gatewatch member and give their thoughts on which actor would best play that character. 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...

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    Modern Amonkhet Set Review | #129

    After getting a chance to play with all of the new Amonkhet cards during the pre-release, Kessler and Ben go through the different cards in the set they think are most likely to make it in Modern. What decks get a bonus, what new decks will be created, and what strategies may even get worse. Plus their thoughts on the limited format and all of the new mechanics. To Download Lifelinker: https://collected.company/lifelinker/ To unlock our...

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    Modern Masters Block Draft | #128

    Coming to you live(ish) from Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, the Modern Masters podcast hosted a Modern Masters Draft! Which Modern Masters You ask? All of them? Pack 1 MM2013, Pack 2 MM2015, Pack 3 MM2017, with Special guests, Jimmy Wong, Josh Kim, and Marshal James, with cameos from Alex Sheftel, Sam Abramowitz, Paul Gritsch. Will Kessler or Ben come out on top? Will people pull sweet, sweet, value? What archetype is the...

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    GP San Antonio and Team Unified Modern Tournament Report | #127

    Ben was joined by Ryan Skonnar (Death’s Shadow) and Stephen St Clair (Infect) at GP San Antonio for Team Unified Modern. He took the sweet brew below, and did live recordings, so Kessler and Ben listening to the tournament and provide color commentary. Creatures:11 2 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy 4 Simian Spirit Guide 1 Goblin Dark-Dwellers 4 Greater Gargadon Spells:28 3 Ancestral Vision 4 Chalice of the Void 3 Engineered Explosives 1 Tormod’s Crypt 1 Beck...

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    Amonkhet Preview card and Top Ten Black Cards in Modern | #126

    In a surprise twist of events, the Masters of Modern Podcast gets to release their preview card right now! It is the long awaited reprint of Aven Mindcensor. This is followed by the podcast finishing the first Top Ten cycle in the show’s history “Top Ten Black cards” Top Ten Lists: Kessler: 1) Liliana 2) Thoughtseize/Inquisition of Kozilek ​3) Dark Confidant 4) Viscera Seer 5) Fatal Push 6) Griselbrand 7) Goryo’s Vengeance 8) Tasigur/Gurmag Angler...

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    KessCo and Mental Magic | #125

    Ben Interviews Kessler about the big project he has been working on all year, KessCo. They go over what Kessler’s start up is trying to do, talk about the process he went through to create and launch a game line, and give a sneak peak of the 4 game titles they are releasing this August. Then they both play a game of mental Magic! Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future...

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    Team Unified Modern | #124

    Kessler and Ben go over the unique format of GP San Antonio “Team Unified Modern” a format where teams of three compete, but no decks can contain the same cards. They also announce which MMcast listeners will be Ben’s teammate at the GP and talk Lord of The Rings. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat...

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    GP Changes & Best Modern Masters 2017 Reprints | #123

    Kessler and Ben break down their picks for the top cards reprinted in Modern Masters 2017 and go over fan picks for the biggest missed reprints. Magic news: big changes to GPs have happened and we discuss how it may effect you. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please make...

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    The Power Level of New Card Types with Patrick Chapin | #122

    Magic Pro, Hall Of Famer, and host of Top Level Podcast Patrick Chapin joins Kessler and Ben to go over the history of new card types like Equipment, Vehicles, and Planeswalkers. They discuss the design decisions behind them and the difficulty to balancing a new type of design. To Find Patrick: https://twitter.com/thepchapin http://www.toplevelpodcast.com/ 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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    Modern Masters 2017 Preview! | #121

    Kessler and Ben preview 2 great cards from the Modern Masters set that are definitively pillars of the format. They go through trivia on each card without spoiling what the cards are first so try to guess! Once revealed they then discuss what them being printed means. There may also be a guitar. New Game Knights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfMQdoaiujE Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...

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    Patreon Deck Techs – Aether Revolt | #120

    Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben to review new decks and brews submitted by Masters of Modern Patreon users. Every set the podcast uses brews submitted by Patreons that feature new cards from the most recent set, and discuss different ways to take those decks to the next level. Make sure to check out the Patreon to get in on the next Brew episode once MTG Amonkhet is released!!! https://www.patreon.com/themmcast Dave Ankarlo:(Caleb Durward) Kuldotha Cherrios...

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    Official Three color Pair Rankings | #119

    Kessler and Ben have consulted with those same Magic Scientists who created the top 100 cards list to come up with the official unequivocal completely subjective ranking of the Top Ten 3-color-pairs (Wedges/Shards) in Modern. 10) Sultai: UBG 9) Mardu: BWR 8) Esper: BWU 7) Bant: UGW 6) Temur: RGU 5) Jeskai: UWR 4) Grixis: BRU 3) Naya: RGW 2) Abzan: GBW 1) Jund: RBG Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for...

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    Magic Digital Next and Pro Teams | #118

    Magic has announced big plans in the digital space! Ben and Kessler breakdown their thoughts of what most likely to happen in Magic online’s future. They then discuss how Pro Tour teams can be a benefit to the viewing experience. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please make sure to...

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    Modern Masters 2017 Predictions | #117

    Masters of Modern namesake set “Modern Masters” is getting its latest edition this spring “Modern Masters 2017”. As is tradition, Kessler and Ben break down what they think each color pair’s draft archetype is going to be, predict the 15+ Mythics, and discuss possible returning mechanics. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram...

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    Ban Announcments & Aether Revolt Review | #116

    Kessler and Ben break down the recent Banned and Restricted Announcements of Gitaxian Probe and Golgari Grave Troll and what they mean for Modern. They also discuss what the new schedule on announcing updates to the Ban list means for the format as well. Finally, a full review of the most recent set Aether Revolt. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat along side...

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    Twin 2.0 & The State of Combo in Modern

    Corey Burkhart, friend of the show and a Top 25 Magic Pro player, sits down with Ben to chat Felidar Guardian combos and the state of combo decks in Modern moving into 2017. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please make sure to check our our Patreon page! It helps...

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    Aether Revolt Preview: “FATAL PUSH” & How Does Removal Shape Modern?

    ​Kessler and Ben break down how Fatal Push can effect Modern and how it matches up against other essential removal in the format. They discuss how removal shapes Modern and what deck building restrictions they enforce. Fatal Push: Fatal Push B Instant Destroy target creature if it has converted mana cost 2 or less. Revolt – Destroy that creature if it has converted mana cost 4 or less instead if a permanent you controlled left...

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    Top Ten Green Cards in Modern | #113

    In time for the holidays, Kessler and Ben List off their Top Ten Favorite Green cards (like Christmas trees!) for Modern. To finish things off, they each present 5 Green cards they wish saw more play in the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themmcast/ Also please...

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    What Can Be UNBANNED in Modern? w/ Corey Burkhart | #112

    Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben to go over each of the cards on the Modern ban list And discuss which cards are still too powerful to be unbanned, and which could potentially be let back into the format. Modern Ban List: http://magic.wizards.com/en/gameinfo/gameplay/formats/bannedrestricted Where to Find Corey: @corey_burkhart 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For...

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    Best of 2016 Awards | #111

    Kessler and Ben break down the year 2016 month by month. going over ban list announcements, major tournaments, and set releases. Then they give their picks for Best of the Year in the following Categories: Best of the Year: Favorite Cards: Saheeli Rai vs Bedlam Reveler Best New Card: Prized Amalgam vs Thought Knot Seer Best Returning Card Narcomeba vs Koth of the Hammer Best Set: Oath of the Gatewatch (Thought Knot Seer, Kalitas, Eldrazi...

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    New Format “Frontier” and World Championships

    Kessler and Ben go over the newest format to hit the tournament scene: “Frontier.” They discuss where it came from, what decks are popular, and why there may be a need for a new competitive format to exist. In News: World Championship Results Aether Revolt Spoilers. 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 future MMcast Merch: https://www.dmtwclothing.com/collections/masters-of-modern/products/the-masters-of-modern-playmat For Our Instagram...

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    Thanksgiving Thanks to Our Patrons

    Kessler and Ben are joined by “Musical” guest Josh Kim to update everyone on where the patreon will be going in 2017, and to thank everyone who has donated IN SONG! to remind people of the updates: Swag box will move from MMCast branded content to sweet Stuff we think you will like! We will be letting people know ahead of time what the month Swag item is! International Swag Boxes will need a price...

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    Magic and Esports with Josh Kim

    Josh Kim from All Chat and Riot Games joins Kessler and Ben as they go over what Magic is currently doing in Esports and how it could improve. They then go over a sweet RUG Bedlam Reveler+Traverse the Ulvenwald Delver list. Josh’s Decklist: http://decks.deckedbuilder.com/d/260396 Watch our Out of the Box video for Commander 2016 with Josh Lee Kwai, Jimmy Wong, Josh Kim, and Craig Blanchette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRu1jN67qSM SCG Modern Open Top 8: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/scg-modern-open-columbus-2016-11-13#online To find Josh:...

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    Grand Prix Dallas with Corey Burkhart

    Corey Burkhart joins Kessler and Ben after an insanely impressive finish at GP Dallas, losing only a single match to Skred red in the finals. Corey goes over his deck choice, why he went with the specific list he landed on, and a few key moments from the tournament. GP Dallas Top 8 and Corey’s List http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpdfw16/top-8-decklists-2016-11-06 Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...

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    Building a Mana Base and Commander 2016

    Kessler and Ben go over the news for the last week, breaking down what a few easter eggs in the Commander 2016 set could mean for modern. They then break down the best practices for how to build your mana base, going over each type of land and why you should consider putting it into your deck. Follow us on youtube! youtube.com/topdeckingTV Follow us on Twitch for future streams: twitch.tv/themmcast To buy the sweet playmat...

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    Modern Cards from Kaladesh

    Kessler and Ben go through their 25 favorite cards from Kaladesh. Over two weeks they will go over each card they think has potential to effect the format; from brew potential to powerhouse bombs, Kaladesh has a lot to offer.

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    September/October Deck Doctors

    Welcome to the next edition of our Brew/Deck Doctor episode, where we take Patreon Member submitted deck lists and give tips and tricks on how to make the deck stronger/more competitive. This week Ben takes on the format by himself since he kidnapped Kessler and has locked him in his bunker, preventing him from joining in the episode this week.

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    Magic’s Ten Uncompleted Card Cycles

    Kessler and Ben break down the Ten different cycles throughout Magic’s history that have we want to see completed! Discussing what cards remain in the cycle and what the completed cycle could possibly look like. Let us know your vote for any that we missed! Follow us on YouTube! www.youtube.com/topdeckingTV To buy our sweet playmat...

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    Top 100 Cards in Modern’s History + Kaladesh Preview Card!

    For the 100th episode of the podcast, Kessler and Ben are pulling out all the stops. First you get their Preview Card “Blossoming Defense”. Then, in honor of 100 episodes they set out to accomplish the daunting task of ranking the top 100 cards in Modern’s history. For over 5ish hours they go through each...

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    PAX WEST: World Championship and Kaledesh first thoughts.

    A lot of awesome stuff happened at PAX West this last weekend from the Kaledesh Spoiler season kicking off to the Magic World Championship. Kessler and Ben break down the World Championship and go over each of the new mechanics from Kaledesh.

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    Is Modern Diverse? & Triple Modern GP Weekend

    Kessler and Ben go over the recent Modern GP Top 8s to analyze whether or not the Modern Format is more Diverse then it was pre-Splinter Twin Ban. Does an aggressive format with many archetypes make a diverse play style format?

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    Conspiracy 2 and Modern Reprints

    Kessler and Ben go over the newest supplemental Magic Set: Conspiracy 2! They break down which cards were reprinted, which cards were missing from the set, and which new cards they wish Wizards would reprint so that they could play it in Modern.

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    Top 10 Ravnica Block cards for Modern

    In a continuation of their Modern Block reviews, Kessler and Ben break down their picks for the Top 10 best Modern cards that the original Ravnica block has to offer. As always this is followed by a “5 Most Under Played Ravnica Cards Contest,” follow us on Twitter to vote!

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    Everything You Need to Know About Tempo / Modern Vampires

    Kessler and Ben break down the need-to-know basics of playing Tempo decks in Modern. This includes the history of tempo in the format, different key decks, the difference between tempo and combo, and the way different color combinations deal with being a part of a tempo deck. They then finish off their series of Deck Brews involving the 5 main tribes of Innistrad with Modern Vampires.

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    From the Vault: Lore, Deck Doctors, and Modern Spirits!

    Now that we know what cards are coming in From The Vault: Lore, Kessler and Ben breakdown what's in the box and what they like and don't like about it. Then it's onto TWO Patreon Donation Deck Techs, followed by a sweet Spirits Brew that Ben has been working on.

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    Top 10 Eldritch Moon Cards for Modern

    Get ready for the next Top 10 off between Kessler and Ben as they compare their top 10 lists for the best cards for Modern from Eldritch Moon. We'll examine the strengths and weaknesses of the cards as well as what decks may now see play now that they are added to the format.

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    Twitter Question Marathon

    We asked everyone on Twitter a ton of interesting and thought-provoking Magic questions - now it's our turn to answer those same questions on the podcast! Hear what our answers are to "What type of land should the 6th Magic color be based on?", "Which animal on a Magic card would you most want to eat?", and more!

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    Eldritch Moon First Thoughts with Matt Sperling

    Channel Fireball's Matt Sperling joins Kessler and Ben as they break down and react to each of the new mechanics in the upcoming Magic set: Eldritch Moon. They break down what each mechanic's potential is and go over some key cards spoiled so far. Specifically Emrakul. Lastly Ben and Kessler break down the recent Game of Thones Finale.

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    Let’s Ban Blood Moon!

    Kessler and Ben are joined by TheMeadery.Org Blogger Scott Campbell as they debate if Blood Moon should be banned. Kessler and Scott know which side they would take - who will convince Ben to join their side?!

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    Top 10 Cards from Eternal Masters we want to see in Modern

    Kessler and Ben go through the newly released Eternal Masters to see which cards printed in the set would, if reprinted in Modern, offer the most fun changes to the format. They use diversity, impact, and power level balance to determine if they can be reprinted through Standard, or if the cards could be fun if printed into Modern with some other method. And yes, Kessler picks a card he shouldn't have.

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    Deck Doctors: June Edition

    Kessler and Ben break down three decks submitted by viewers and discuss different ways to make the lists more competitive. We're addressing Mono Black Blood Artist, Zombies, and Temur Thing in the Ice.

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    Eternal Masters and GPLA / GP Charlotte

    Kessler and Ben go over the recently spoiled Eternal Masters set and what it does and does not have available for Modern. They then go over the winning decks and Top 8s of both of the recent Modern Grand Prix events in Los Angeles and Charlotte.

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    Top 10 Favorite Cards: Live! From #GPLA at LA LIVE

    Thanks to our sponsors Don't Make This Weird and our Patreon supporters we were able to put on a podcast recording in front of a Live "Studio" Audience! at the Staples Center in LA Live. Ben and Kessler break down each of their Top 10 favorite Modern cards of all time, followed by live fan questions.

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    GPLA Preview + Best Sideboard Cards per Color with Sam Pardee

    Get ready for Grand Prix Los Angeles with MTG Pro and Chann el Fireball writer Sam Pardee. We discuss what the meta game is looking like going and all the different plans of attack. They then each share their picks for best cards to sideboard per color.

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    Magic Lore with Shaun Penrod- LIVE!

    Shaun Penrod from MTG Pro Tutor joins Kessler and Ben to explain what is going on in the Magic story. They break down each of the major villains of Magic, and then go into exactly what is happening right now and what may lie in the immediate future of the Magic Story.

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    The Working Player’s Guide to Tournament Prep

    Kessler and Ben, sick and battered, discuss some best practices when preparing for a major tournament. From GPs to PreTQs they go over important sideboarding tips, meta gaming choices, and playtesting strategies.

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    Modern Pro Tours and Platinum Rewards Changes with Paul Rietzl

    Paul Rietzl joins Kessler and Ben as they break down the recent Wizards of the Coast announcement in regards to the reduction of Platinum level rewards, as well as the cancelling of all future Modern Pro Tours. Was this a mistake? If so how big of a mistake? What can be done to fix it?

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    Everything You Need to Know About Mill

    Kessler and Ben break down the history of milling: what milling is, how it's seen competitive play in Modern, the best ways to use mill safely, why friends don't let friends play Mill decks, and what the results at SCG Columbus mean for the future of the format. Also maybe how Sean Connery in The Rock is most likely James Bond.

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    Sweet New Brews: Werewolves, Zombies, Thopters, Oh My!

    With all the new cards and the unbannings, Kessler and Ben take deck doctor submissions from our Patreon subscribers. Then, new brews they've been working on since the Banning announcement and release of Shadows Over Innistrad.

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    Modern BANS and UNBANS! TOP 10 Shadows of Innistrad cards and more – Live!

    Thanks to the Masters of Modern Patreon, this week's episode was recorded live on Twitch! We finished the #MarchWalkerMadness tournament with a bang, opened some sweet cards in some pack openings, gave our Top Ten Shadow Over Innistrad cards for Modern lists, and responded to the Wizards Ban list announcement! Tune in the first Monday of every month to listen to the cast live!

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    History of the Modern Ban list

    In preparation for Monday's Ban and Restricted List announcement, Alex and Ben go over the history of Modern's Ban list, going through each announcement and explaining Wizards' reasoning behind it. They also break down the first two rounds of the #MarchWalkerMadness Planeswalker Tournament, and may give a spoilerific review of Batman Vs Superman at the very end.

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    All 61 Modern Legal Planeswalker Rankings (Pt. 2/2)

    Kessler and Ben have decided to finally put down in stone the exact power ranking of all Modern Legal Planeswalkers. Now see who the best of the best are, as well as some underplayed gems.

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    All 61 Modern Legal Planeswalker Rankings (Pt. 1/2)

    Kessler and Ben have decided to finally put down in stone the exact power ranking of all Modern Legal Planeswalkers. See who the worst of the worst are, as well as some underplayed gems. Tune in next week for the top 30!

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    Eldrazi GP Weekend with Gerry Thompson – Bonus Episode!

    Thanks to our Patreon subscribers we are now able to do this epic bonus episode! Magic All-Star Gerry Thompson joins the cast to discuss his Top 8 finish at GP Detroit. We also talk about what could or should be banned, what the future of Modern looks like, and if Wizards should focus on Modern during research & development.

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    Shadows Over Innistrad and Patreon Deck Doctor…LIVE!

    Recorded in front of a live Twitch.tv studio audience, Kessler and Ben go over all of the sweet happenings on the plane of Innistrad. During this to much time may be spent on the possibility of actual one mana planeswalkers. And lastly they break down 2 decks in a Patreon submitted Deck Doctoring.

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    Top 10 Cards in Kamigawa Block for Modern

    Kessler and Ben break down their picks for the Top 10 best Modern cards that the Kamigawa block has to offer. As always this is followed by a "5 Most Under Played Kamigawa Cards Contest," follow us on Twitter to vote! Also be sure to check out the Kamigawa Flash Back drafts on MTGO this week.

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    History of the Eldrazi Winter 101 and Reprint Policy 304 with The Professor

    Is an emergency ban required to save the Modern Format? Will the WotC gods be kind and reprint some of our favorite Modern cards in Eternal Masters and Conspiracy 2: Electric Bragoloo? Can Alex and Ben Cheer up the Professor in regards to their favorite format? These questions and more will be answered in this action packed episode!

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    UR Eldrazi & How To Top 8 a Pro Tour with Andrew Brown (Team East West Bowl)

    Andrew Brown just Top 8'd Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch after his team invented the best version of the most dominant deck archetype in the history of Modern. He jumps on the cast to break down how he and his team figured it out, and what it takes to Top 8 one of the most difficult Magic tournaments of the year.

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    Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch: The Real Rise of the Eldrazi

    Kessler and Ben discuss the results of the most recent Pro Tour: Oath of the Gatewatch where 6 Eldrazi decks made it into the Top 8. They then go into the best ways to beat our new Eldrazi overlords from decks that went 8-2 or better at the Pro Tour, to unexplored strategies that should be good moving forward.

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    Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch Preview with Shaun Penrod

    Kessler and Ben are joined by Shaun Penrod, the host of the "MTG Pro Tutor" Podcast as they break down the inner workings of a Magic Pro Tour. They breakdown what to expect from the Modern Pro Tour: Oath of the Gatewatch from best decks to Pro Teams.

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    SPLINTER TWIN BANNED?!?!? (also Summer Bloom)

    Last Friday in a surprise turn of events, Wizards of the Coast announced the banning of format staple Splinter Twin alongside the more predictable Summer Bloom.

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    The Modern Bubble is a Comin’ and Oops All Turns

    Corbin Hosler of Wizards coverage, Brainstorm Brewery, and MTGPrice.com joins Kessler and Ben to break down some of the recent price spikes in Modern and reasons why more cards are going to start spiking very soon. They then break down the Mono Blue deck: "Oops All Turns"

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    Top Ten Blue Cards In Modern

    Alex and Ben take on the best color in Magic as they break down and compare their Top Ten Blue cards in Modern.

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    Oath of the Gatewatch Predictions with Josh Lee Kwai

    Alex and Ben are joined by the Command Zone's very own Josh Lee Kwai as they go over what was spoiled for Oath of the Gatewatch and try and predict (and may have already gotten wrong) what is going to be coming in January.

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    GP Pittsburgh with Top 8 Finalist Corey Burkhart

    Alex and Ben interview Corey Burkhart who finished in the Top 8 at Grand Prix Pittsburgh with his Grixis Control list. They cover his tournament experience, how he came about choosing the deck, which innovative changes he made, as well as his recent addition to Team Ultra Pro.

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    Tribes by the Colors

    For this week's Thanksgiving episode, Kessler and Ben discuss everything involving Tribes and Creature Types in Modern. What does tribal mean in Magic and Modern? What is the main tribe for each color? What are some under-utilized tribes that could see some more play in the format?

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    November 2015 Brew off + Double Deck Doctor

    You voted for it, now they battle! You decided this month's competitors: Jace, Vryn's Prodigy and Vengevine are featured in November 2015's Brew Off, where Ben Bateman and Alex Kessler must brew decks featuring both cards. In the spirit of the brew, they go over two user submitted deck lists, and explain the changes they would make to them if they took them to a Modern tournament THIS weekend!

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    Top 10 Most Influential Cards in Mirrodin Block

    Alex and Ben move onto Mirrodin Block to go over their top ten picks for the most influential cards in Modern. They then battle it out to see who has the coolest list of cards from Mirrodin Block that aren't seeing enough play. Who wins? You decide!

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    Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy and RPTQ Report with Andrew Brown

    Andrew Brown joins Alex and Ben as they go over his recent Top 4 finish at the San Diego Regional Pro Tour Qualifier. Followed by a break down of the new card on everyone's mind, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy.

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    Top Ten Commons in Modern

    Alex and Ben break down the Top Ten Commons in Modern and five more Commons they wish saw more play.

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    Top Decking and Anniversary Prize Give Away

    Alex and Ben are joined by Oliver Brink, the director of the Magic: the Gathering webseries Top Decking to discuss what it was like to make the show.

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    The New Scry & Steal of the Geist Head Brew

    Alex and Ben break down what the new Vancouver Scry Mulligan rule means for Modern and tournament play, followed by a Deck Tech on Ben's new Steal of the God Head + Geist of Saint Traft deck.

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    Is Hearthstone a Competitor to Magic: The Gathering?

    We discuss what Hearthstone and ask the important question: "Does Hearthstone compete with Magic: The Gathering? Our esteemed guests this week are Josh Sutherland, formerly of IGN and Blizzard, and Reuben Bresler, formerly of Star City Games.

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    The World Magic Qualifiers and Favorite Khans Moments with Tom Lapille

    The World Magic Cup Qualifiers are this weekend, so we've got you with an early look with Tom LapIlle so you can get all of the info you need to rock it. Tune in next week for the full episode where we go over the last year in Magic and look to the future with Tom Lapille.

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    Speed Round Brews with Travis Woo

    We had too much content from our podcast with Travis Woo a few weeks back, so we separated the game we played at the end for a special bonus episode!

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    Grixis Control Deck Tech with Patrick Chapin

    The "Innovator" Patrick Chapin joins Kessler and Ben in this bonus Deck Tech episode as they go over Grixis Control just in time for the last Modern PreTQs of the season. Make sure to tune in Monday for the full Patrick Chapin interview episode!

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    Pro Tour: Magic Origins and #TeamGeist with Scott MacCallum

    Scott MacCallum from the Eh Team Podcast joins Alex and Ben as they break down Pro Tour: Magic Origins and what new cards from Standard may see play in Modern. Followed up by an awesome Deck Tech on the deck #TeamGeist.

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    Magic Philosophizing with Travis Woo

    Travis Woo, Magic brewmaster and Philosopher, is back to join Alex and Ben as they discuss why Magic is good for the world, what makes a good Magic card, and what is "interaction."

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    Pro Tour Teams with Paul Rietzl and CoCo Naya

    Paul Rietzl, currently ranked as the 6th best player in the world, joins the cast to talk about his Magic career, professional Magic teams, and break down his Naya Collected Company list from GP Charlotte.

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    Tournament Food and Health / Jeskai Miracles

    Ben's back in town to help Alex break down the best eating and exercise habits you can apply to take your tournament game to the next level. Then our first community submitted Deck Tech with Boris Fishman's "UWR Miracles".

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    Aggro and Zoo with Adrian Lopez from MTG Focus

    Adrian Lopez, co-host of the podcast MTG Focus: Spikes, joins Alex and Ben as they break down what Aggro means in the Modern format. Followed by a Deck Tech on the king daddy of all Aggro decks: Modern ZOO.

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    The Planeswalkers of Origins / Lantern Control with Zac Elsik

    Ben and Alex discuss the playability of the new dual-faced Planeswalkers from Magic: Origins in Modern. Then Zac Elsik, the pilot who took Lantern Control to 15th place at GP Charlotte, joins to discuss the ins and outs of the deck.

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    The Power of Versatility and Superior Burning CoCo

    With the recent success of Kolaghan's Command, Alex and Ben discuss the different modal cards Wizards has created and the powered offered by versatility. Followed by a Deck Tech on Ben's new brew: Superior Burning CoCo.

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    GP Vegas Recap: A Trip Through the Desert

    Kessler and Ben recap their experience at the largest Magic: the Gathering tournament ever while driving back home through the desert between GP Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

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    Top Ten White Cards in Modern

    Jimmy Wong of VGHS and The Command Zone podcast joins Alex and Ben as they count down the top 10 White cards in Modern.

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    Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir & Looking Back at Khans Block

    Pro Tour competitors Andrew Brown and Cliff Chen join the cast to talk about their experiences at Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir, followed by a look back at how the Khans of Tarkir block has effected Modern.

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    Which Legacy cards should be in Modern?

    Kessler and Ben go through each color, artifacts, gold cards, and lands to see what Legacy legal cards should be reprinted to be allowed into the Modern format.

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    Liliana of the Veil / Modern Burn

    Kessler and Ben breakdown the early history of Planeswalkers and focus on one of the best Planeswalkers in Modern: Liliana of the Veil. Followed up with a deck tech on an allstar in Modern - Burn.

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    Magic Swag: the Pro Tour Grimoire / Affinity 2

    John Lau, creator of the Pro Tour Grimoire from Wizardry Foundry, joins Alex and Ben as they discuss everything from Card Sleeves to Deck boxes and any other weird things they may bring with them from tournament to tournament. Then we deck tech Affinity again in a format where much has changed around it.

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    Modern Masters 2015 Predictions

    Alex and Ben break down what has been spoiled so far with Modern Masters 2015 and with that information what they think will be in the soon to be released set.

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    Top 10 Cards in Dragons of Tarkir

    Alex Kessler and Ben Bateman count down their top 10 favorite cards from Dragons of Tarkir and explain why each card has the chance to break into the Modern format.

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    Modern Finance with Chas Andres

    Chas Andres, finance expert from StarCityGames.com, joins Alex and Ben as they the talk about some of the ins and outs of Modern finance as well as how upcoming sets like Modern Masters and and Dragons of Tarkir could affect the format.

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    The Art of the Brewmaster / Living End with Travis Woo

    Travis Woo of ChannelFireball.com joins Alex and Ben as they talk about how he goes about building some of the coolest decks in modern. They then break down the deck that put Travis on the map: Modern Living End.

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    Is Modern Broken? With Matt Sperling

    Matt Sperling of ChannelFireball.com joins Alex and Ben as they ask the question "Is Modern Broken?" We discuss the issues pros think the format suffers from and then break down if those issues are a real problem to the health of the format.

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    Pro Tour Fate Reforged Breakdown / Amulet Bloom Combo

    Pro Tour Competitors Eugene Hwang and Austin Bach join Alex and Ben as they digest what happened during Pro Tour Fate Reforged and what it was like to compete at the event. Followed up by the only deck tech in Modern that can kill you before you take your first turn: the Amulet Bloom Combo.

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    Format Warping Answers / Modern Aristocrats

    Alex and Ben break down some of the best answers in Modern and how they change the way the format works. Followed by a deck tech on a port from Standard's past- Modern Aristocrats.

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    Highlander Roulette with Game Designer Erich Weidetz

    Alex and Ben break down their favorite casual format, Highlander Roulette, with the format’s creator and Erich Weidetz (game designer at Mattel). Find out more about Highlander- http://highlanderroulette.blogspot.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @Kesswylie @BenBatemanMedia @theMMcast Email us at: theMMcast@rocketjump.com Modern Ban List: http://archive.wizards.com/Magic/tcg/resources.aspx?x=judge/resources/sfrmodern Audio PodcastSubscribe on iTunes | RSS | Download file | Duration: 40:37...

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    Ban List Review / GP Denver Champion Andrew Brown

    GP Denver Champion Andrew Brown joins Alex and Ben as they discuss the changes to the Ban and Restricted list, they also break down how Andrew went about winning a GP including some insight into the best habits while playing control.

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    Fate Reforged / Ban List Preview

    Craig Blanchette joins Alex and Ben as they go through their top picks from Fate Reforged for Modern. Check out the two decks Alex has brewed in the show notes.

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    8th and 9th Edition Review / RG Tron

    Kessler and Ben review all of the important cards in 8th and 9th edition for Modern. This week's deck tech is on the giant spaghetti monster himself: Emrakul, the Red Green Tron.

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    Good Competitive Play / Soul Sisters

    Travis Bouise from Channel Fireball joins Kessler and Ben as they break down a few good habits to keep in mind while playing competitive magic. Followed up with a deck tech on the Life Gainiest deck in the format: Soul Sisters.

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    Welcome to the PRE-TQ / Abzan Junk Midrange

    Josh Lee Kwai of the Command Zone joins Kessler and Bateman as they explain the recent changes with paths to the Magic Pro Tour. Then a deck tech on the classic big bad of the modern format Black Green Midrange.

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    In & Outs of the Mulligan / Modern Scapeshift

    Andrew Brown of HiDeHo comics joins Kessler and Bateman as they explain the best things to keep in mind when dealing with the most difficult part of Magic; the Mulligan. This is followed by a deck tech on Grand Prix Madrid's runner up: RUG Scapeshift.

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    Top 10 Modern Red Cards / Blue Red Delver

    Jimmy Wong joins Kessler and Bateman as they each go through what they think are the best 10 Red cards in Modern. This is followed by a deck tech on the new big bad of Modern: UR Delver.

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    Sweet Brews / Master Architect

    Kessler and Bateman break down a sweet brew that attacks the new Modern meta game, and with it the best processes for creating new decks in the Modern format.

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    Modern Pro-Tours: A History / Splinter Twin

    For Glenn Jones' last episode as Co-Host, Ben Batemen joins the show to discuss four of the most important Modern Tournaments in it's history and how each one shaped the face of the format. Followed by a in Depth Deck Tech on the original Modern combo deck Splinter Twin.

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    An Aside on the Sideboard / Modern Merfolk

    Alex and Glenn explain the mysteries behind the sideboard and the best ways to take advantage of it. Followed by a in Depth Deck Tech on Modern Merfolk.

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    The Modern Banned List / Melira Pod

    Alex and Glenn are joined by Jules Robins of Gathering Magic and Goblin Artisans as they Delve into the Modern Banned list. Followed by a sweet Deck Tech: Melira Pod.

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    Judges Are Your Friend! / Modern Storm

    Alex and Glenn are joined by Judge Leo Maros and discuss the Magic Judge program and why you should consider judges your friends! Followed by an awesome Deck Tech: Modern Storm.

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    Modern Masters 2 Predictions / Jeskai Control

    Jimmy Wong joins Alex and Glenn as they predict the awesomeness that is to come with "Modern Masters 2". Followed by an awesome Deck Tech: Jeskai Control!

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    Khans of Tarkir Modern Review

    We interrupt your regular Masters of Modern broadcast to bring you an emergency review of Khans of Tarkir and its impact on modern! Special guest: comedian Marshal James.

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    Standard vs. Modern / Affinity

    Welcome to The Masters of Modern! In our first episode, hosts Alex Kessler and Glen Jones break down the differences between Magic's major competitive formats, Standard and Modern and deck tech Affinity.

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