Top Level Podcast (Standard)

Patrick Chapin joins Michael J Flores in a discussion of Esper Dragons, control in general, and Silumgar’s Scorn… Until they end up brewing a Mardu list.

 

Direct download: Silumgars_Scorn_is_a_Messed_Up_Magic_Card.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 10:17pm EST

Polluted Delta Control decks were some of the most successful decks at the Pro Tour. Patrick and Michael discuss three-and-a-half takes on Standard control.

Direct download: TLP0022.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

Mike and Patrick bring you the epic twentieth episode of Top Level Podcast: "Speed, Nowhere, and Ojutai Exemplars" (from the middle of nowhere Belgium)

Direct download: TLP0020.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

Patrick Chapin and Michael J Flores blow out Sidisi, Undead Vizier plus the best of black and white cards from Dragons of Tarkir. 

Direct download: Sidisi-Undead-Vizier.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Michael J Flores and Patrick Chapin talk about Deathmist Raptor and explore the various resurgent "Devotion to..." options in Dragons of Tarkir.

Direct download: deathmist_raptor.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

Patrick Chapin and Michael J Flores go over Anticipate and a host of other "control" cards from the upcoming Magic: The Gathering set, Dragons of Tarkir!

Direct download: Anticipate_a_Control_Revolution.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 10:21pm EST

We dig into some of the preliminary Dragons of Tarkir spoilers, focusing on the dragons, and one dragon in particular; an Elder Dragon, Dragonlord Silumgar.

Direct download: TLP0016.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Find out why Patrick and Mike are going gaga over the -- not one, not two, not three -- but all four copies of Outpost Siege in Ben Stark's R/W tempo deck!

Direct download: All_Four_Outpost_Sieges.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 10:46pm EST

Patrick Chapin and Michael J Flores explore three archetypes from the past weekend: B/U Control, G/R Devotion, and Temur Ascendancy combo

Direct download: How_Does_Temur_Ascendancy_Work.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

Direct download: TLP0011.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 8:04pm EST

A Magic: The Gathering podcast where Patrick Chapin and Michael Flores discuss Abzan Aggro, GP Denver, and Fate Reforged newcomer Warden of the First Tree!

Direct download: Abzan_Aggro_and_Warden_of_the_First_Tree.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

Chapin & Flores discuss changes to Mike's RW deck + Top 4 finish at the Star City Games Super IQ, then Fate Reforged (Soulfire Grand Master and Jeskai Sage)

Direct download: TLP0007.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 11:43am EST

It's Christmas!

Unwrap another great Magic: The Gathering podcast with Patrick Chapin and Michael J Flores.

This week - Whip of Erebos!

Direct download: TLP0006.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

To open, Mike "goes deep" (a la Patrick) to talk about THE TRUTH.

What is true? What does it mean to be true in Magic? Useful? ... A philosophy of Magic (and life) to start a discussion of transformational Magic: The Gathering card Jeskai Ascendancy!

Just how good is Jeskai Ascendancy? Mike has it -- at least possibly -- as the Number One Card in all of Standard Magic: The Gathering.

Can Jeskai Ascendancy crack Patrick's Top 10 for Standard? Top five? 

Listen and find out!

Direct download: TLP0005.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

A discussion of historical, comparable, 3/3 haste creatures for three mana.

What puts Mantis Rider over the top, historically, in the 3/3 haste creature for three mana category?

The efficiencies and (positive) inefficiencies around Mantis Rider.

Leveling in deck design and choosing decks.

"You have to metagame against the winners' circle" and what that means.

Direct download: TLP0003.m4a
Category:Standard -- posted at: 8:24am EST

Butcher of the Horde is Overrated (but still very good)

A different style of deck design...

The order to play your lands...

A Japanese thought experiment...

The realization of a dream...

How to choose between different good cards with similar costs and functions...

Shout outs to those who helped us get here!

Direct download: TLP0002.m4a
Category:Standard -- posted at: 1:03pm EST

Three Cards With Siege Rhino

Patrick Chapin and Michael J Flores bring you the first Top Level Podcast, about Siege Rhino and Abzan in Standard Constructed Magic: The Gathering.

Direct download: TLP0001.mp3
Category:Standard -- posted at: 4:42pm EST