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A Magic: The Gathering Podcast focused exclusively on MTG Arena

    Updates on Standard and Historic

    Updates on Standard and Historic

    Covertgoblue is back, and this week we go over the updated metas for both Standard and Historic. Historic is settling in to a new meta as Kaladesh cards take root. New archetypes such as Energy, Vehicles and Gearhulk Control are emerging, as well as strong updates to existing decks such as Monored and Sultai. On the Standard end, we check in on The Big Three (Gruul, Rogues and Yorion Doom), and then look at some of the less-played strategies threatening to upset the vegetable cart.

    Find Covertgoblue on his YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/danno029 ) and at his personal site ( https://covertgoblue.com/home ).

    Find Arena Craft on:

    * Discord ( https://discord.gg/7jVEmD9 )
    * Twitter ( https://twitter.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/arenacraftpodcast )
    * YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/arenacraftpodcast )
    * Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Email Us ( arenacraftpod@gmail.com )

    This show features the track 'Real Virtuality' from Eero Johannes ( https://soundcloud.com/eerojohannes ) released on the Sound Pellegrino ( http://www.soundpellegrino.net/ ) label and is used with permission.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kaladesh Remastered Draft Overview with Cory

    Kaladesh Remastered Draft Overview with Cory

    CGB takes a vacation this week as Arjuna welcomes Draft and Draft's Cory to the show! This week we're talking Kaladesh Remastered draft, and there's a lot to talk about. In this show we cover some of the most relevant archetypes you'll encounter in the draft: Temur Energy, GB Counters, UW Fliers / Tempo, Boros Aggro / Vehicles, BW Artifacts, and more. This set is incredibly deep, so listen to discover what is possible in the format and how to go about it.

    See here for the complete Kaladesh Remastered spoiler ( https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh-remastered )

    Find Cory's Draft and Draft podcast here ( https://bleav.com/podcast-show/bleav-in-magic-the-gathering-draft-and-draft/ ). You can listen to Arjuna's guest episode on the show here ( https://art19.com/shows/bleav-in-magic-the-gathering--draft-and-draft/episodes/9a56f8bc-a0d1-4c5f-9fe0-f87565a9da64/ ).

    Find Covertgoblue on his YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/danno029 ) and at his personal site ( https://covertgoblue.com/home ).

    Find Arena Craft on:

    * Discord ( https://discord.gg/7jVEmD9 )
    * Twitter ( https://twitter.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/arenacraftpodcast )
    * YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/arenacraftpodcast )
    * Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Email Us ( arenacraftpod@gmail.com )

    This show features the track 'Real Virtuality' from Eero Johannes ( https://soundcloud.com/eerojohannes ) released on the Sound Pellegrino ( http://www.soundpellegrino.net/ ) label and is used with permission.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Kaladesh Remastered Constructed Set Review

    Kaladesh Remastered Constructed Set Review

    Kaladesh Remastered hits Historic this week, and it brings some serious jank and a few haymakers to the format. Going down the card list, there are actually a lot of cards that are set to become format staples, most notably the cycle of 'fast lands' that ETB untapped if you control 2 or fewer lands. However, we also get constructed staple Fatal Push, powerful counterspells like Disallow, fun haymakers like Aetherworks Marvel, and some solid players from Standard's past to try in the form of Energy and Vehicles decks. Historic is definitely set to get more interesting...

    See here for the complete Kaladesh Remastered spoiler ( https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/kaladesh-remastered )

    Find Covertgoblue on his YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/danno029 ) and at his personal site ( https://covertgoblue.com/home ).

    Find Arena Craft on:

    * Discord ( https://discord.gg/7jVEmD9 )
    * Twitter ( https://twitter.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/arenacraftpodcast )
    * YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/arenacraftpodcast )
    * Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Email Us ( arenacraftpod@gmail.com )

    This show features the track 'Real Virtuality' from Eero Johannes ( https://soundcloud.com/eerojohannes ) released on the Sound Pellegrino ( http://www.soundpellegrino.net/ ) label and is used with permission.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    CGB (Almost) Wins a Tournament, and MPL Meta Recap

    CGB (Almost) Wins a Tournament, and MPL Meta Recap

    Covertgoblue stood up for the podcast's honor this last week by winning his pod in the LFM Streamer Showdown, getting knocked out only by Standard master Brad Nelson who won the other pod. We share his reflections on the meta and his games, including some stonkers against some of the best Magic players of all time! Then we discuss the results of the MPL weekend and our thoughts as to the best decks currently in the format. Exciting times for Standard!

    CGB's LFM Azorius Yorion Decklist ( https://aetherhub.com/Deck/cgbs-lfm-tourney-deck---uw-clones )

    Find Covertgoblue on his YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/danno029 ) and at his personal site ( https://covertgoblue.com/home ).

    Find Arena Craft on:

    * Discord ( https://discord.gg/7jVEmD9 )
    * Twitter ( https://twitter.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/arenacraftpodcast )
    * YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/arenacraftpodcast )
    * Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Email Us ( arenacraftpod@gmail.com )

    This show features the track 'Real Virtuality' from Eero Johannes ( https://soundcloud.com/eerojohannes ) released on the Sound Pellegrino ( http://www.soundpellegrino.net/ ) label and is used with permission.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Standard Metagame Update and MPL Decklists

    Standard Metagame Update and MPL Decklists

    Standard is wide open, and with the MPL firing up over the past weekend, we have data to start to work with. Yorion looks to be a strong option, as does Rogues, although nobody can seem to agree on the best build of either. There are also plenty of other things to try – Gruul Aggro is continuing to put up good results, and decks like Rakdos Midrange and Temur Ramp still have some fight left in them. Enjoy this metagame before it gets solved...

    MPL Decklists ( https://magic.gg/decklists/october-zendikar-rising-league-weekend-mpl-decklists )

    Rivals Decklists ( https://magic.gg/decklists/october-zendikar-rising-league-weekend-rivals-league-decklists )

    Find Covertgoblue on his YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/danno029 ) and at his personal site ( https://covertgoblue.com/home ).

    Find Arena Craft on:

    * Discord ( https://discord.gg/7jVEmD9 )
    * Twitter ( https://twitter.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/arenacraftpodcast )
    * YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/arenacraftpodcast )
    * Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Email Us ( arenacraftpod@gmail.com )

    This show features the track 'Real Virtuality' from Eero Johannes ( https://soundcloud.com/eerojohannes ) released on the Sound Pellegrino ( http://www.soundpellegrino.net/ ) label and is used with permission.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    ZNR Draft Masterclass with Deathsie

    ZNR Draft Masterclass with Deathsie

    Today, Arjuna is thrilled to welcome draft master Deathsie to the podcast... and Covertgoblue finds ways to stay awake while we discuss something other than his beloved Standard format. We go into how being on the play vs. the draw affects key Zendikar Rising mechanics like landfall, and how you need to be building your decks to be resilient on the draw. Deathsie also goes into his theory of removal (spoiler: a lot of it is overcosted and underperforming) and how to properly rate it. Hear more about what Deathsie prioritizes when firing up a ZNR draft...

    Find Deathsie at his twitch stream ( https://www.twitch.tv/deathsie ) and at deathsie.com ( https://deathsie.com/ ).

    Find Covertgoblue on his YouTube channel ( https://www.youtube.com/user/danno029 ) and at his personal site ( https://covertgoblue.com/home ).

    Find Arena Craft on:

    * Discord ( https://discord.gg/7jVEmD9 )
    * Twitter ( https://twitter.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Twitch ( https://www.twitch.tv/arenacraftpodcast )
    * YouTube ( https://www.youtube.com/arenacraftpodcast )
    * Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/arenacraftpod )
    * Email Us ( arenacraftpod@gmail.com )

    This show features the track 'Real Virtuality' from Eero Johannes ( https://soundcloud.com/eerojohannes ) released on the Sound Pellegrino ( http://www.soundpellegrino.net/ ) label and is used with permission.

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

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48 Ratings

48 Ratings

denirkaana ,

Keep up the great work!

I really enjoy both cgb’s YouTube channel and this podcast! If you are in to magic, you should definitely check this out, you won’t regret it. CGB’s opinion is always great and it is nice to hear a different opinion from Ajuna. Thanks so much guys and keep creating awesome content! Btw, UW mages unite!

jp258mtg ,

CGB rocks!

CGB is great! To quote my seven year old son who really got into magic and started looking at various Twitch streamers there are actually three reasons: he doesn’t speak so fast as others and explains things so I can understand; 2. he doesn’t use bad words like the others and 3. when he loses he doesn’t get angry and just says ‘let’s win the next one then’. I concur. And Arjuna, before you feel left out and/or get jealous: his favourite deck is and Questing Beast is his favouritr card because ‘you do damage and kill that annoying blue/white planeswalker that sends everything back to your hand’ 😀

Great show with positive vibe and keep it up!

Underdog8274 ,

CGB = G.O.A.T.

You heard it here first folks. That’s right, CGB is a “Gentleman of Atrocious Tastes.” Sadly he is a lover of blue white control. I know, the truth hurts.

But on the other hand he is one heck of a content creator! So go subscribe to this podcast and his YouTube channel! What are you waiting for? I promise you won’t regret it ;)

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