Top Level Podcast

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

Two-time World Championship Finalist Patrick Chapin joins Michael Flores to talk about Treasure Cruise and his utterly dominant Izzet deck from the Modern portion of this year's World Championship.

Direct download: TLP0004.m4a
Category:Modern -- posted at: 10:13pm 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

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 EDT

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 EDT