Constructed Resources 11 – A Historical Progression of Constructed

This week on Constructed Resources Jon and Marshall put Constructed in a historical frame of reference. Much can be learned by looking into the past and dissecting the inner working of Constructed as a format. Jon applies his ample game design talents to a walk through time with Constructed (and Marshall).

The  Opening Seven:

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 12.31.00 AMLink for decks we talked about on the show: http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?&t%5BC1%5D=1&start_date=11/22/2014&end_date=11/23/2014&start=1&finish=16&city=Richmond&state=VA&country=US

 

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Constructed Resources 10 – Decklist Visualization and SWOT with Rich Hagon

This week on Constructed Resources Marshall and Jon welcome Pro Tour commentator and producer Rich Hagon on the show to talk about visualization of decklists as well as the concept of applying SWOT to decks and metagames.

The Opening Seven:

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Decklists for SWOT exercise:

Mono Red

 

4 Monastery Swiftspear

4 Akroan Crusader

4 Foundry Street Denizen

3 Frenzied Goblin

4 Firedrinker Satyr

4 Goblin Rabblemaster

4 Dragon Mantle

4 Hammerhand

4 Stoke the Flames

4 Titan’s Strength

2 Lightning Strike

1 Hordeling Outburst

 

SB: Searing Blood, Magma Spray, Lightning Strike, Arc Lighting, Peak Eruption

 

Abzan Midrange

 

4 Courser of Kruphix

4 Sylvan Caryatid

4 Siege Rhino

2 Wingmate Roc

4 Abzan Charm

4 Hero’s Downfall

3 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion

2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor

4 Thoughtseize

1 Ajani, Mentor of Heroes

2 Utter End

1 Read the Bones

25 land

 

Blue Black Control

 

1 Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver

2 Pearl Lake Ancient

4 Perilous Vault

4 Hero’s Downfall

4 Dissolve

3 Despise

3 Dig through Time

3 Divination

2 Bile Blight

2 Disdainful Stroke

2 Murderous Cut

1 Jace’s Ingenuity

1 Silence the Believers

1 Drown in Sorrow

27 land

Dismal Backwater

Radiant Fountain

 

Mardu Midrange

 

2 Wingmate Roc

4 Butcher of the Horde

4 Goblin Rabblemaster

3 Seeker of the Way

4 Lightning Strike

4 Hordeling Outburst

4 Crackling Doom

3 Chained to the Rocks

2 Sorin, Solemn Visitor

2 Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker

2 Magma Jet

1 Elspeth, Sun’s Champion

25 land

 

SB: Anger of the Gods, End Hostilities, Drown in Sorrow

 

Rich’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mtgrich

Jon’s new podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/victory-conditions/id943132590?mt=2

 

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Constructed Resources 9 – One-Ofs

This week on Constructed Resources Jon and Marshall tackle the tricky subject of One-Ofs. Sideboards, maindecks, different reasons and theories behind running them, mistakes and pitfalls as well.

The Opening Seven:

Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 12.26.27 AMGP Santiago Top 8 Decklists: http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpsan14/top-8-decklists-2014-11-02#none

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Constructed Resources 8 – Ban Treasure Cruise (?)

This week on Constructed Resources Marshall and Jon take a close look at delve—specifically Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time and discuss the mechanic and the effect it has had on all Constructed tournaments.

The Opening Seven:

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Ivan Chen’s Jeskai Token Combo Writeup: http://www.starcitygames.com/article/29679_The-Industry-Standard-Defeating-Standard-In-Oakland.html

 

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