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95 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 23: Legacy Champs and Old School at Eternal Weekend
Part two of a double feature on Eternal Weekend. Today we have Evan Nyquist (HymnYou), Branden Hagen (Seemsgood), and Special Guest from The Taxmen Greg Kraigher (Vintage Greg). We go deeper into Eternal Weekend following last episode’s coverage focusing on Vintage, and pivot to Legacy and our experiences playing at Eternal Weekend 2017. We also talk about the Eternal Central Old School event (118 players), and a some brief thoughts on Vintage. Timestamped table of contents: 0:00 – Intro 5:18 – Old School Talk 7:08 – Goblins in Old School 10:50 – Disintegrated.dec 14:30 – Free Maze of Ith 24:20 – Vintage Talk 34:10 – Legacy Champs 43:20 – Elves 49:55 – Abyss Affinity 57:48 – Turbo Depths 59:44 – ALLURAGE 76:55 – Food at Tournaments 83:00 – Legacy Champs Top 64 90:00 – Outro Total runtime: 1:34:37 Show Notes – Old School 93-94 at Eternal Weekend 2017 – ALL Decklists and Photo Report – North America Legacy Champs 2017 – ALL Decklists and Metagame Breakdown – North America Vintage Champs 2017 – ALL Decklists and Metagame Breakdown Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
112 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 22: Vintage Champs and Mishra’s Last Stand
Part one of a double feature on Eternal Weekend. Hot Carl / Ponder? (Greg Mitchell), Nedleeds (Sean), and Vintage Champs Top 8 competitor Greedy Mike (Mike Kiesel) talk Vintage and food in Pittsburgh. Timestamped table of contents: 00:00 – Intro 02:30 – Vintage Champs Top 20’ish overview and thoughts 06:00 – Hot Carl’s failure 10:00 – Nedleeds’ failure 18:00 – Greedy Mikes Run to Glory 50:00 – The Top 8 and being killed by Montolio 62:00 – Is Andrew Markiton an avatar of Mishra? 66:00 – How good is this Workshops deck, really? 72:00 – The tears of the Internet, or restricting Mishra’s Workshop 80:00 – Why can’t ‘blue’ decks compete anymore? 90:00 – The Misstep Two Step 100:00 – If not Workshop, then what? 110:00 – Wrap-up and Pittsburgh Show Notes – North America Vintage Champs 2017 – ALL Decklists and Metagame Breakdown – The Curious Case of Mishra’s Workshop, by Sean – Vintage Champs 2017 and the State of Vintage, by Jaco Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
99 minutes | Sep 4, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 21: SCG Atlanta and Tuskvitational 2 Recap
Welcome to another episode of Tusk Talk, with Team Tusk. Today we have Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), Evan Nyquist (HymnYou), and Josh Hand, breaking down the recent SCG Atlanta Team event, the SCG Atlanta Legacy Classic, ranting about defunct mail orders, and recapping the Tuskvitational 2. Total runtime: 1:38:04 Show Notes – O’Brien SCG Atlanta Team Event, Feature Match with Sean O’Brien – Megadeus Top 16 Deck, from SCG Atlanta Legacy Classic – Nyqueit Top 4 Deck, SCG Atlanta Legacy Classic – Nyquist Older Dark Depths List A List B Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
117 minutes | Jul 9, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 20: GP Vegas Aftermath, Vintage Misery, Post Top Apathy, and Riding the White Horse
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Team Tusk. Today we have Evan Nyquist (HymnYou) and Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), talking with Josh Hand, breaking down Grand Prix Las Vegas (2017 edition), upcoming events, the State of Vintage, Legacy After Top, and finally, touching on the newly released expansion Hour of Devastation. 02:00 – Intro 03:00 – GP Vegas Wrap Up 24:00 – Upcoming events, and Team Neutral Ground Atlanta 33:00 – State of Vintage 41:00 – Legacy A.T. (After Top) 53:00 – A pretty long review of a pretty mediocre set (Hour of Devastation) Total runtime: 1:57:16 Show Notes – Eternal Extravaganza 7 – Hour of Devastation Visual Spoiler Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
132 minutes | May 31, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 19: Talking Old School With Danny Friedman
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Team Tusk. Today we have Evan Nyquist (HymnYou) talking with Danny Friedman (@danny_friedman_) of Chicago’s Lords of the Pit. Danny is one of the few people who have as much or more enthusiasm for Old School as we do. Chicago’s scene has grown tremendously, and we dig deep in Old School, and talk about some of Danny’s recent adventures at NoobCon, various Chicago tournaments, and the upcoming premier inaugural Old School Player’s Ball. 00:00 – Welcome to Dominaria 03:40 – Friedman Origins 10:00 – Here Come the Lords 14:00 – Magic Art, Qualudes, and Diablo Screenshots 18:00 – Fuck the Deck 28:00 – Murderworld and other Wacky Prison decks 33:00 – Nether Voids, Mana Vortex and other Misery 35:00 – Copy, copy, copy 40:00 – The Internet and Netdeckers 44:00 – Of Ships and Pirates 46:00 – Chicago area 93/94 Events 51:00 – Hit and Quit, the Legend of Ziggy and the Unmistakable Vape 55:00 – n00bcon 62:00 – Danny casts Rain of Salt 68:00 – Futures so Bright… 70:00 – Swedish B&R vs. EC B&R 73:00 – Strip Mine vs. Factory vs. Workshop vs. Library 80:00 – Channelfireball the Company, not the combo 88:00 – Player’s Ball 94:00 – Eternal Weekend 110:00 – Magic Anniversary 114:00 – Psionic Blasts Out Total runtime: 2:11:17 Show Notes – Danny Friedman’s Blog, Understanding Ancestral – Old School Player’s Ball 2017 – The O’Brien School of Magic – Old School on Eternal Central – Swedish Old School Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
82 minutes | Apr 28, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 18: Top Banned, Gush & Probe Restricted, and Team Tusk Going Off
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Team Tusk. Today we have Evan Nyquist (HymnYou), Sean O’Brien (Nedleeds), and Josh Hand (Megadeus). Sensei’s Diving Top is now banned in Legacy. Gitaxian Probe and Gush are now restricted in Vintage. Reactions, analysis, small predictions, and bad cards. Legacy talk, Vintage talk, and then back to Legacy talk. Rated R, for Mature Audiences. (Editor’s Note: If you have delicate sensibilities, this is probably not for you). 00:00 Goatballs and Omelettes 01:45 Intro 02:50 Legacy Ban Announcement, why and why now? 08:30 Who watches the Watchmen? 10:30 Who’s next! 14:00 Did they hit the right card? 19:30 Did people attack Miracles the right way? 22:00 If we weren’t clear, F Brainstorm 24:00 Unban something for gods sake 28:34 Deez Nuts 31:00 What netdecks benefit? 37:00 Omniscience 40:10 Can the Miracle mechanic survive? 41:50 Vintage Restrictions Gush strikes out 45:00 The stew start to boil 47:00 Misstepisery 49:00 The enemy of my enemy is my friend 52:00 More Legacy idiocy, Explorer Rock, Merfolks 64:00 Pox lifestyle 66:00 Tribal Inequity 69:00 Remasuri 70:00 Pittsburgh 71:00 Really shitty Almond Cats review 74:45 Look. Look. Look. Look. Look. 76:00 Outro Total runtime: 1:22:02 Show Notes – Squirrel Costume – April 24 2017 Banned & Restricted List Update – Sriracha, the movie Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
81 minutes | Apr 10, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 17: Legacy Unleashed and Vintage Despair
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Sean O’Brien (Nedleeds), Shawn French (Frenchie), and Greg Mitchell (Hot Carl / Ponder). We discuss the recent EE6 and Card Kingdom Legacy series, Legacy Unleashed, and the recent Banned and Restricted non-announcement. 00:00 – Intro and EE6 20:00 – Legacy Unleashed 36:00 – The Future of Legacy Play 46:00 – Hot Carl’s Secret Origin 55:00 – Vintage Restricted Dogfight 77:00 – No happy ending on to GP Vegas Total runtime: 1:20:54 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
111 minutes | Feb 1, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 16: Aether Revolt Review and Legacy Discussion
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Team Tusk. Today we have Evan Nyquist (HymnYou), Zack Wilson (DEEEEEEEEEEEED), and Brian Plattenburg (Alphastryk). We cover the latest release Aether Revolt from WOTC, digging deep in our world of fringe playables. We discuss the recent question asked on The Source, ‘Do you enjoy Legacy?’ We close out covering some Top 8 lists that are interesting. 0:00:29 – Reviewing Aether Revolt for Vintage and Legacy 1:00:30 – Is Legacy enjoyable? 1:13:27 – Legacy Decklists and Results Total runtime: 1:50:36 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
76 minutes | Jan 12, 2017
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 15: GP Louisville Wrap Up
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Sean O’Brien (Nedleeds), Evan Nyquist (HymnYou), and Josh Hand (Megadeus). We cover the recent Legacy GP in Louisville, the Banned and Restricted List announcement from January, and farm fresh food concepts. 00:00 – Intro 01:30 – The Forgotten GP, and lack of coverage 15:00 – What did you play, and why? 21:00 – The actual event, and beats and beatings 38:00 – What would you change? 48:00 – The Brainstormtastic Top 32 55:00 – The future of Legacy Grand Prixs 60:00 – The new Banned and Restricted cadence Total runtime: 1:16:12 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
39 minutes | Dec 19, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 14: The Tales of Adventure Legacy Circuit
Welcome to a new episode of Tusk Talk with Evan Nyquist (Hymnyou), who speaks with Michael Caffrey of Tales of Adventure. We focus on the newly released TOA Legacy Circuit, talk some Legacy, and look towards the future of Eternal formats. Michael shares some of his thoughts on the format, their new platform for Legacy standings (eemagic.com), and hit some questions that most players have about the new Legacy circuit. Michael Caffrey has also generously provided our listeners with a promo code for 10% at toamagic.com till the end of this year. Total runtime: 39:06 Show Notes Tusk Talk #14 Tales of Adventure promo code: tusk Listeners who use this code to get 10% off at toamagic.com All of the Legacy circuit stats can be found on eemagic.com. This new Legacy circuit is huge news for us in the southeast USA, and are looking forward to linking with other regions! This video helps explain the circuit as well, please share! https://www.twitch.tv/talesofadventure/v/107641894 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
90 minutes | Nov 27, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 13: The Miracle of Failure
Welcome to a new episode of Tusk Talk with Evan Nyquist (Hymnyou), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Greg Mitchell (phazonmutant, hotcarl, ponder?). We review Eternal Weekend results and bad beats. We cover our drinking choices and our deck choices. Then we look forward to Chiba and Greg regales us with tales of the Miracle of Science. What will Sean 0-2 drop with in Chiba? 00:00 Intro 04:00 Old School Beats Stories from EW 2016 08:00 Vintage Champs Deck Choices and Failure 21:00 Legacy Champs and Vomiting in a Trashcan Between Rounds 40:00 Reviewing the Top 8 of Legacy Champs NA 48:00 Depths of Darkness 60:00 The Miracle of Science 70:00 Reviewing the Top 8 of Vintage Champs NA 78:00 More Crying about Thorn of Amethyst 80:00 Storming Chiba Total runtime: 1:30:22 Show Notes – Vintage and Legacy Champs NA 2016 Top 8 Decklists – Greg’s Legacy Champs T64 Tournament Report – Grand Prix Chiba Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
132 minutes | Nov 7, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 12: The TaxMen and Eternal Weekend 2016
Welcome to a new episode of Tusk Talk with Evan Nyquist (Hymnyou). Today we speak with two members of the EV grinder squad “The Taxmen,” straight out of the ATL. We interview EC Old School 2016 Champion Daniel ‘Hit&Quit’ Humphreys and Stephen ‘Rosenblade’ Rosenthal (both founding members of the Taxmen). We discuss the Old School 93/94 format, and how much fun we had at Eternal Weekend. We then go in to the StarCityGames and Tales of Adventure updates for Legacy tournament circuit scheduling, and touch on some Legacy at the end. 0:00:01: Intro 0:01:22: Talking Old School with the Taxmen Daniel Humphreys and Stephen Rosenthal 0:49:00: SCG Tour Changes 1:17:30: Tales of Adventure Circuit & Large Tournaments 1:28:15: On Enjoying Eternal Weekend 1:32:05: Reviewing SCG Milwaukee Legacy Classic 2:07:00: Outro and Parting Words Total runtime: 2:11:43 Show Notes – EC Old School 93-94 at Eternal Weekend 2016, Results – StarCityGames Tour Changes Announcement – Tales of Adventure Tournament Circuit Announcement Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
89 minutes | Sep 14, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 11: GenCon and Vintage
This episode of Tusk Talk features Greg Mitchell (Hot Carl, Ponder?, and Phazonmutant), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Tusk Ally Greedy Mike. We cover the Vintage for Byes events at GenCon, and the overall state of Vintage. We also cover the logistics and ins and outs of GenCon. Greg combines the Miracle of Science. We look forward to the Fall sets, and the road to psuedo-Champs in Columbus. 00:00 – Intro 03:15 – Tuskvitational Announcement 03:50 – GenCon Recap 35:00 – Is Force of Will at its Ebb? 42:00 – The Man Who Lilled Himself 47:00 – The highs and lows of White Eldrazi…or Plains, Go. 55:00 – What Would You Play at Champs? 59:00 – The Dealer Room 63:00 – Allentown, Where Hope Goes to Die 70:00 – Alur 2/22 90:00 – The Legend of Hot Carl Total runtime: 1:28:48 Show Notes – Inaugural Tuskvitational hosted by Team Tusk 9/17/2016 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
93 minutes | Aug 22, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 10: Conspiracy 2
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Sean O’Brien (Nedleeds), Brian Plattenberg (Alphastryk), Zack Wilson (Deeeeeeeeeeeeed) and Evan Nyquist (HymnYou). We review Conspiracy 2 spoilers and their impact on eternal magic. We dive deep into creature types, jobs and vehicles. This was recorded the week of the 15th of August. 00:00 – Intro and return from GenCon 03:30 – Conspiracy Two: Dark Territory 04:40 – Reprints, IoK, Burning Wish 08:00 – Fake Juzam Flyer 12:00 – Kaya, Assassin who does not Kill 18:00 – Chalice Man 28:00 – Ringleaders are sick 33:00 – Why don’t Slivers have a Ringleader? 34:00 – Daretti, Kuato Revealed 46:00 – Blue Elf One-Sided SotL Personal Howling Mine 52:00 – Eunuchs 55:00 – Aurochs … a lost tribe 57:00 – Down with the King, the Monarch Emblem 62:00 – White Recruiter 72:00 – Vote or Die 73:00 – Understanding Ninjachant, and Deeds 88:00 – Ghost Ship not just a sweet movie 90:00 – Creature type or not? Total runtime: 1:32:39 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
70 minutes | Aug 10, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 9: Enchantress
Welcome to another episode of TuskTalk with Morgan Cooper (Handlebars), Josh Hand (Megadeus) and Evan Nyquist (Überwucherung). In Episode 9 we give a overview on the mystical Enchantress deck in the Legacy metagame. We also go over a Top 8 that leads into a discussion about Soldier Stompy and a Thing in the Ice deck. We briefly discuss the upcoming GP’s that were recently announced and some BBQ. Handlebars has foil handmade soldier tokens. 0:00:00 Flavorful Intro 0:00:50 Explaining Enchantress 0:02:18 How does this deck win? 0:04:25 Handlebars gets a million text messages 0:05:55 RIP + HELM you. Sigil continued 0:07:10 Approaches + Backgrounds on Enchantress 0:09:00 Maximizing Value 0:13:00 Little Puzzle 0:13:45 Exploration 0:15:00 Guile 0:16:30 Legacy War Speech 0:17:14 Banishing Light vs. Oblivion Ring 0:18:00 What about Verduran Enchantress? 0:18:30 Vs. Eldrazi? 0:20:11 Thomas Parker’s 4th Place SCG Legacy Classic with Enchantress 0:21:50 Sphere of Safety vs. Moat 0:22:40 Budget Option to Moat? 0:24:28 Cards that Attack Enchantress 0:26:42 Ways to Beat Enchantress 0:28:06 Can Enchantress be ‘Tier 1?’ 0:29:20 Vs. Storm / Elves / Infect 0:31:50 You Boys Like Mint Juleps? 0:32:03 Grand Prix Announcements 0:32:22 Hot Brown! 0:33:50 Dwarf House 0:36:23 Super GP 0:40:50 Magic in the Streets 0:42:09 European Eternal Seekend 0:42:53 Event Spoiler 0:44:34 Reviewing a Top 8 0:45:09 Soldiers! 0:46:30 Soldier Tokenz 0:46:57 Back to Soldiers + New Thalia 0:50:45 Shoutout to the CatWarriors 0:51:05 PunishingThing.dec 0:51:53 Eyeball Man 0:53:37 People don’t know how to play against it 0:56:00 Death and Taxes 0:58:35 Handlebars Take No Prisoners List 0:59:35 Serra Angels 0:59:45 Red You’re Dead 1:01:15 Local Talk / WinCon Monthly 1:03:50 Wrap up 1:04:18 End 1:04:19 Five extra minutes of additional audio and Outro Music Show Notes – Grand Prix 2017 Schedule Announcement – Belgian Legacy Cup Trial IV Top 8 Decklists– – GA Legacy Monthly: Win Condition Games 3895 Cherokee ST NW Unit #610 Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 Event Structure: Entry: $25 Registration opens at 10 A.M. Players Meeting at Noon Format: Legacy Competitive REL Swiss Rounds +Top 8 Prize Payout will be in store credit to Top 8, 100% payout to top 8 players. With door prizes available to all who register. Deck Registration will be required for this event Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
71 minutes | Aug 1, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 8: Mavericks
In this episode of Tusk Talk Brendan Hagen (Seemsgood), Josh Hand (Megadeus), and Evan Nyquist (Überwucherung) skim the surface of the Legacy deck Maverick in the new metagame. Results from SCG Columbuus Legacy Classic are examined, along with the MTGO Legacy Champs, and the GigaBites Legacy Quarterly tournament for a Mox Ruby. This leads to some talk about the Legacy Dark Depths archetypes that have been showing up, 12-Post, Elves, and a couple other Legacy decks. Finally, the team briefly discuss the impact of Eternal Masters on Modern players. Total runtime: 1:10:42 Show Notes – SCG Columbus Legacy Classic Decklists – SCG Baltimore Legacy Classic Decklists – MTGO Legacy Champs, July 25 2016 – Doomsday MTGO Alternate Art Promo Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
75 minutes | Jul 14, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 7: Legacy and Lists
Tusk members Andrew Polk (Pants), Brian Plattenberg (Alphastryk) and Evan Nyquist (Überwucherung) try to go over some of the buyout madness, which ends up going into the Reserve List. What happens if Wizards of the Coast changes course? We go over some of the new juice from the new set Eldritch Moon. Miracles in Legacy is then discussed, and if it is too strong for the format. With the upcoming Banned & Restricted List announcement, will anything in Legacy move? Also, Slivers: a tribe for the ages. This episode is dedicated to Owen Tusk. Total runtime: 1:14:55 Show Notes – Original Nevinyrral’s Disk art pitch, by Steve Argyle – Slivers! – SCG Dallas Legacy Classic Top 16 Decklists – SCG Worcester Legacy Open Top 32 Decklists Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
98 minutes | Jun 14, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 6: Eternal Ramblings
Welcome to Episode 6 where Evan Nyquist (Überwucherung) and Andrew Wright (biglongjohns) ramble about some of the recent changes in the meta, go over some ‘bad decks,’ predictions for Eternal Masters, Eternal Weekend, briefly touch on 93/94, SE Eternal teams, and more. 0:00:00 Intro 0:05:06 Chatting about Tezz and 12 Post 0:31:45 What Andrew’s been playing 0:35:35 Eldrazi 0:50:40 Bazaar of Moxen chatter 0:58:56 Grand Prix Columbus and Eternal Weekend 1:09:00 93/94 ramblings 1:16:42 Combos 1:16:58 Eternal Masters 1:21:00 The Reserve List 1:26:00 Atlanta Eternal teams 1:33:00 Outro Total runtime: 1:37:04 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
116 minutes | Apr 12, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 5: Shops Gets Smoked
Shawn French (Frenchie), Zack Wilson (DEEEEEEED), and Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) are joined (late) by blue afficienado Greg Mitchell (hotcarl) for the fifth episode of Tusk Talk. In this episode we take a look at the various BBQ styles, the April 4th banned and restricted announcement, and the pile known as Tin Fins. 00:00: Intro and BBQ Texas vs. Everyone 11:00: Forcing Black Lotus? 17:00: Lodestone Golem is Restricted, rationale, reaction 40:00: What about Oath? Don’t you want someone to care about you? 50:00: Timing of the decision 60:00: Gorging on the new metagame 70:00: Teeg Strikes Back 80:00: What would Mishra do? 90:00: Tinfins Idiocy 95:00: Upcoming Events Total runtime: 1:56:09 Note: Recorded April 5, 2016 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
120 minutes | Jan 6, 2016
Tusk Talk Podcast Episode 4: Citizens on Patrol
Evan Nyquist (Überwucherung), Andrew Wright (biglongjohns), Brendan Hagan (seemsgood) are joined (late) by Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) for the fourth episode of Tusk Talk. This episode we take a look at the Giga-Bites Quarterly Duel for Duals, Elfs, Blood Moon, Elfmill, GP Atlanta and Seattle, the Eternal scene in the Atlanta are,a and touch on some spoilers. 0:03:00 – Elves vs. the World 0:05:00 – Giga-Bites Legacy Duel for Duals 0:08:00 – Blood Red 0:15:00 – The Elf Community 0:22:00 – Atlanta Legacy Scene 0:32:00 – Elfmillman (?) 0:40:00 – Magic Finance Droning 0:60:00 – This new set and the echo 1:28:00 – Grand Prix Seattle & Grand Prix Atlanta 1:40:00 – SCG Changes Finance, and a clear need to cut these things shorter Total runtime: 2:00:08 Note: Recorded Tuesday, December 22nd 2015 Contact us at TuskTalk@gmail.com.
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