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88 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
MTG Grindcast Ep 175 featuring Zach Allen
Zach stopped by the grindcast this week to talk about modern mill and an upcoming cube charity event!
64 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Standard in Equilibrium
Harlan and Zach discuss if standard has finally stopped the churn and found an equilibrium point. They also discuss if it's time to unban Mox Opal in modern. Is it time to let Artifact decks loose on the format again?
62 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Coming Home to Cleaveland
Today is all standard breaking down the data from the Rivals/MPL split! We discuss how the decks at the top of the meta should be adapting moving forward and throw out a few sleeper picks that may be poised for a comeback!
68 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Omnath Turns With Special Guest CCR!
Zach sits down with CCR to talk about the new best deck in modern, Omnath Turns and the standard metagame heading into the Manatraders event tomorrow! Are we in a Yorion meta or secretly in a rogues meta? Listen to find out!
65 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
White is playable in standard again?
Harlan and Zach lick their wounds after a crushing defeat at the hands of team Lotus Box, then dive into what standard looks like at the moment and what they'll be playing in the ManaTraders standard open this weekend.
66 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
The Return of Team Magic?!
The guys reminisce about team magic and go over legacy, modern and standard ahead of their head to head vs team Lotus Box this Sunday!
60 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Standard is Actually Good Now?
Zach and Harlan return to discuss the standard bannings and go over eternal weekend. They also issue a challenge to battle Team Lotus Box for title of the best podcast from the SCG Tour!
63 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
Omnath, Omnath Everywhere
Today the guys discuss how the Standard metagame is evolving post Uro ban and take a look at the top decks in Modern. Omnath may be everywhere, but there may still be hope!
61 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Surprise, Its Only Uro
Harlan and Zach Discuss the Ban, and what it means for the standard Meta going forward. Does this actually open the door for other decks to compete?
66 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
Standard Sultai Deck Deep dive
Harlan and Zach go over how to beat the broken deck when you're laddering, then dig into the misinformation around Sultai and how you can use it to actually beat the Omnath Menace! Link to the Sultai deck being discussed: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3421218#paper
64 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Dark Bargain's and Early Standard
Harlan and Zach return with a new direction for the show! We're talking standard and we're hyped about it! Remember to send us pictures of the decks you're laddering with @up2datemtg on twitter!
67 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Zendikar Rising Standard with CovertGoBlue
Youtubist CovertGoBlue stopped by the show to end the hiatus! We talk Zendikar Rising standard and what you can expect from rotation, then get into Arena and what hitting mythic means to the average player. CGB makes a ton of quality MTG Arena content and you can find in the following places so check those out and drop a follow! Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-UZjHl2kZ-6XKBLgbFgGAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/covertgoblue Twitter: https://twitter.com/covertgoblue
62 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Primeval Titan + Aether Vial?
This week we do a deep dive on Fpawlusz's Titanvial deck and discuss everything about the deck. Why it's built the way it is, what it's doing well, what we don't like about the deck, and how it can evolve! Is it the next step in Primeval titan strategies in a Modern Uro World? Selesnya Titan Vial https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3335616#paper Naya Titan https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3335610#paper
63 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Up2Date Ep 39
Zach and Harlan get together to discuss Fpawlusz's Titan Vial deck and how the archetype actually feels. This episode is a deep dive on the archetype and where titan decks should be headed next in modern, If you want to see the video of the league they're speaking of in the cast it can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChPxnTWWPdZlKPRSAVvoMaw
62 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Testing our Prowess: Izzet vs Rakdos
The guys make a triumphant return to Modern with... Bogles Tron??? It's not Bogles Tron, but they do go in depth on not only the top decks in the format and how you should be boarding against them, but how you should assess differences between similar decks to build a stronger sideboard.
64 minutes | Aug 18, 2020
Challenging Pioneers Consensus Best Decks
Zach and Harlan look at whats really going on at the top of the Pioneer meta game. Is Mono green as good as it looks this week? What's the deal with the sacrifice decks popping up? Is there another deck that's significantly better than the other options?
65 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Ari Lax on Post Ban Standard
Ari Lax stops by the show to discuss post ban standard and how it's been. We talk some Sultai, how dominant the archetype feels, then get into if the bans were even worth doing. We also touch on what Amonkhet Remastered will be bringing to historic so stay tuned to the end if thats what you're interested in!
62 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
End of the Sram Era?
Zach and Harlan go over the pioneer lists from the Showcase event and discuss what this means for the formats direction. Zach also gives up on Sram. Is this the end of an era or will Zach make a bad decision and quickly get back together with his Ex?
68 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
Pioneer's New Best Deck?
The guys lay out which decks are rising to the top of the new Pioneer metagame! They also give their deck recommendations for not only Pioneer but each format leading into the MTGO Showcase weekend. Vampires https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3273754#paper Sram Auras https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3273759#paper
62 minutes | Aug 3, 2020
Pioneering a New Metagame
Today we have a brief discussion on current Amulet Titan lists, briefly discuss the standard bannings, then take a deep dive into the changes to the Pioneer metagame.
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