150 episodes

Each week, our three expert hosts dive into competitive Magic strategy. We create deck guides, explore theoretical concepts, and examine cards from upcoming sets to predict how they'll affect the metagame.

Allied Strategies Magic the Gathering Podcast Ben Weitz, Sam Pardee, and Tristan Killeen

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Each week, our three expert hosts dive into competitive Magic strategy. We create deck guides, explore theoretical concepts, and examine cards from upcoming sets to predict how they'll affect the metagame.

    Episode 228 – Optimizing IRL Tournaments

    Episode 228 – Optimizing IRL Tournaments

    We’ve been to hundreds of Magic tournaments in the real world, and there are some nuances to the process that we decided to spend an episode discussing. Learn about the process of choosing which tournaments to attend, how to get there, where to stay, what to eat, and more! Download this episode here! (right click […]

    Episode 227 – Players Tour Retrospective

    Episode 227 – Players Tour Retrospective

    The first set of Players Tour events are now behind us, and Ben (briefly) and Sam have competed in one! We’re talking all about their experience in the new type of tournament, as well as the debut of Pioneer at this type of event. Ben also won a GP after he scrubbed out so we […]

    Episode 226 – Mini Topics

    Episode 226 – Mini Topics

    Three mini topics make up this week’s show: Firstly, Worlds is coming and we’re previewing the tournament and the competitors. Next, Pioneer’s land imbalance has led to a suggestion of completing the cycles that only have half of their cards in the format. We’ll discuss that idea, and then finally move on toe the suggestion […]

    Episode 225 – THB Draft Archetypes

    Episode 225 – THB Draft Archetypes

    This week we’re covering each of the two-color pairs in Theros Beyond Death. This limited format is being received quite well so far, and our hosts have already got several drafts under their belts, so we have a pretty good idea of what each of the color pairs is supposed to look like, though there […]

    224 – THB Limited Musings

    224 – THB Limited Musings

    With the full spoiler out, we’ve each picked some commons and uncommons we think are interesting to discuss in terms of Theros Beyond Death Limited. The plan is to report back on our findings next week, with another episode focused on this new limited format. Here’s a link to this week’s show!

    Episode 223 – Interesting THB Spoilers

    Episode 223 – Interesting THB Spoilers

    This week we’ve each picked out some cards we think are interesting in Constructed from the cards spoiled so far from Theros: Beyond Death. Next week we’ll probably run the same plan, so let us know which cards you’d like to hear about! Download this episode here! (right click and “save as…”)

Customer Reviews

Cfkavanagh ,

Great Guests!

Love the pod as always, high nonsense, 2/3rds of the hosts are great, and the guest this week was high class! Keep it up!

ttt3330 ,

Great podcast

Good podcast lots of good themes

RicoTheGreat ,

Bagette!

Good podcast for casuals and spikes alike. Great banter with excellent advice on play style and deck techs. I only wish that some the host/ guests would get a better audio setup, like the main host has.

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