Top Level Podcast (standard)

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT