• Trevor Humphries and Alex Bertoncini banned for cheating.

    • Is Jared Boettcher next? If so, how does this affect Worlds? (Chris Fennell would get in as the next at-large player.)


  • Format change for the World Championships announced.

    • Day 1: 3 rounds of IRL Vintage Masters draft (packs will be generated on MTGO and then physically re-constructed), 4 rounds of Modern.

    • Day 2: 3 rounds of KTK draft, 4 rounds of Standard.

    • Top 4 will be Standard.




  • Eternal Weekend

    • Legacy Championship won by Kevin Jones (UR Delver)

    • 6 Delver decks in the top 8, 1 Punishing Maverick, 1 UB Tezzeret

    • Vintage Championship won by Mark Tocco (Oath). Won with a virtual turn 1 kill in the final game!

    • Harry Corvese also made top 8, playing Oath.

    • 4 Delver decks in the top 8 here as well.


  • GP Stockholm (Standard)

    • Won by Matej Zatlkaj playing Jeskai Aggro.

    • Other notables in the top 8 included Christian Seibold (Sidisi Whip) and Lukas Blohon (BG Constellation).

    • Top 8 decks: Abzan Midrange, 2x BG Constellation, 2x Jeskai Aggro, Temur Aggro, Sidisi Whip, Mono Red

    • Top 16 Decklists: 2 More Sidisi Whip decks, 2 Mardu Midrange, etc.


  • SCG Minneapolis

    • Standard Open won by Andrew Johnson (Jeskai Aggro)

    • Top 8 decks: 2x Jeskai Aggro, UW Control(!), 2x Abzan Midrange, RG Monsters, Mardu Midrange, Temur Monsters

    • Brad Nelson (BW Aggro) and Jeff Hoogland (Temur Monsters) finished in the top 16.


    • Legacy Open won by Anthony Leen (Jeskai Delver).

    • Pretty diverse top 8, including Lands and Slivers!



  • TCGPlayer 50K Championship

    • Mike and Morgan attended. Any fun stories?

    • Won by Andrew Baeckstrom (Mardu Midrange).

    • Other notables in the top 8 included Josh McClain (Abzan Midrange), Raymond Perez (Abzan Midrange), and Caleb Durward (RG Midrange).

    • Top 8 Decks: 3 Mardu Midrange, 2 Abzan Midrange, Temur Monsters, RG Midrange, Jeskai Ascendancy Combo.

    • Top 16 featured Craig Wescoe (RW Aggro) and Melissa Detora (Mardu Midrange).


  • Dayton PTQ/SCG Elite IQ

    • Mike finished 11th at the PTQ

    • Shoutout to Riley for winning the PTQ!

    • Dave split in the finals of the Elite IQ on Sunday, was pretty lucky to do so.



  • Caleb Durward and Cody Lingelbach played on camera in the top 4 of the TCGPlayer 50K. Since the top 4 had split, they made a gentleman’s agreement to mulligan to 2 (or 4 for game 3).

    • While this is technically legal, do we feel like this made a mockery of the tournament and/or coverage? Caleb apologized to the community via Facebook, do we feel like this was necessary or are people making a big deal about nothing?




  • Contest!

  • Comic Town is having a Spooky Halloween FNM!

    • $25 gift certificates will be given away to both the best costume, and the funniest costume of the night!

Direct download: AYES63.mp3
Category:mtg -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT


  • This past weekend’s Standard Open and Modern IQ winner Trevor Humphries is under investigation by SCG for cheating (shuffling).

    • Prize money is being held until review is complete. If found guilty, prize will be donated to charity.

  • TCGPlayer 50k Championship is coming this weekend. Thoughts on the new schedule?



  • SCG Worcester Standard Open:

    • Top 8 headlined by Dave Shiels (playing Jeskai) and Andrew Boswell (playing Lax Abzan Midrange)

    • Top 8 decks: 2 Jeskai, 3 Abzan Midrange, 1 Boss Sligh, 1 Gb Devotion, 1 Temur Midrange

    • Won(?) by Trevor Humphries playing Jeskai. (0 Rabblemasters, 3 Brimaz and 1 Narset maindeck)

  • Legacy Open won by Ben Glancy playing Esper Deathblade featuring 3 Treasure Cruise.

    • Treasure Cruise is taking over! 4 decks with Treasure Cruise in the top 8 including 2 U/R Delver decks.

  • Modern IQ

    • Won(?) by Trevor Humphries.

    • 2 Naya Zoo in the top 8.

    • 4 U/R Delver in the top 16, all with Treasure Cruise.

    • Dig Through Time starting to show up in various lists, including Twin and Jeskai Geist.


  • Grand Prix Los Angeles:

    • Notable top 8 competitors: Brad Nelson (Mardu Midrange), National Team member Isaac Sears (Abzan Aggro)

    • Top 8 decks: 2 Abzan Aggro, 2 Abzan Midrange, 2 Boss Sligh, 1 GR Monsters, 1 Mardu Midrange

    • Won by Daniel Scheid playing GR Monsters.

      • Top 16 included Patrick Chapin (Abzan Midrange), Brian Kibler (Temur Monsters), Fabrizio Anteri (Abzan Midrange), and Valentin Mackl (Mardu Midrange)


  • Dave’s Deck Corner

    • Spotlight on the Mardu list played by Brad Nelson, Valentin Mackl, and Patrick Dickmann.


This Weekend


  • Mike and Morgan talk about preparation, what decks they are thinking of playing at the TCGPlayer 50k?
Direct download: AYESepi62.mp3
Category:mtg -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT



FNM Updates, Now you can play literally anything

Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir CoverageU


Pro Tour Decklists

  • Three of top lists are Jeskai Wins, three of top lists are some form of Abzan (two midrange, one aggro), one Jeskai Ascendancy Combo list, one UB control list (#idontneednogreen)


You Know What Really Grinds My Tears?





Pro Tour Fantasy Draft - Mike won! Yay!


Direct download: AYES61.mp3
Category:mtg -- posted at: 10:00pm EDT



  • Newest MTGO Fail of the Week

    • Half of the top 8 had auto-submitted 80 card decks.

    • Winner was asked by Mike Turian to re-play the finals, which he declined.

    • There will be a make-up top 8 played on Nov 2nd for another slot.




  • No Standard last week as SCG was off for GP Orlando (limited).


  • Won by Eugene Hwang, playing Mardu.

    • Solid top 8 headlined by the adorable duo of Melissa Detora and Frank Lepore. Other notables included Harry Corvese, Pierre Mondon, Sol Malka.

    • Tom Ross dominated the tournament until the final 2 rounds, where he took his only losses.

    • What do we think of the limited format, from what we have seen so far?



  • SCG Fall States

    • What are we all planning on playing?

    • Is the expected metagame any different now that we have some results?


  • At Your End Step Fantasy Pro Tour


Qualified Players:


Top 25 last year:



  1. Yuya Watanabe

  2. Josh McClain

  3. Patrick Chapin

  4. Stanislav Cifka



  1. Jeremy Dezani

  2. Owen Turtenwald

  3. Josh Utter-Leyton

  4. Jon Finkel



  1. Shuhei Nakamura

  2. Jared Boettcher

  3. Melissa DeTora

  4. Yuuki Ichikawa




  1. Reid Duke

  2. William Huey Jensen

  3. Tom Martell

  4. Tomoharu Saito

Direct download: AYES60.mp3
Category:mtg -- posted at: 11:05pm EDT



  • SCG Coverage Discussion

    • New Jersey had fine coverage, Indy eh….

      • No Deck Techs

      • No Feature Match Area

      • No Top 8 Profiles, etc.




  • Dual SCG Opens


  • How Did We Do?

    • Jordan and his awesome top 8, Mike Cashed

    • Format Discussion, AYES decks going forward



  • Legacy Opens

    • Indy top 4 featured 4 Elves decks. Riley finished top 4 while Bobby Colegrove took it down.

    • NJ was taken down by Bob Huang playing UR Delver featuring 4 Monastery Swiftspear and 4 Treasure Cruise. (Khans immediate impact on Legacy).

Direct download: AYES59.mp3
Category:mtg -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT






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