300 episodes

Good Luck High Five is a podcast about Magic the Gathering. Whether you're a new player, a player who likes to sling spells at the kitchen table, an Arena buff, or someone who loves competition and dreams of the professional circuit - GLH5 is for you! Fun decks, tournament updates, absurdly funny segments - every episode is full of at least 1,000 laughs...and some excellent tips and knowledge.

Good Luck High Five Maria Bartholdi & Meghan Wolff

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    • 4.7, 271 Ratings

Good Luck High Five is a podcast about Magic the Gathering. Whether you're a new player, a player who likes to sling spells at the kitchen table, an Arena buff, or someone who loves competition and dreams of the professional circuit - GLH5 is for you! Fun decks, tournament updates, absurdly funny segments - every episode is full of at least 1,000 laughs...and some excellent tips and knowledge.

    Drafto?

    Drafto?

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you an all-time draft primer three-for-one: for Double Masters, Dominaria and Amonkhet! Thinking of diving into any of these formats on Arena, IRL or on Magic Online? Don't go without this! Maria and Meghan will give you some tips from their experience drafting these sets...literally hundreds of times. PLUS: the saddest segment ever on GLHF (RIP, wet packs) and Maria has TWO of the best segues of all time. It's really something to behold. ...with your ears.



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    • 51 min
    Ban Hammer Bros.

    Ban Hammer Bros.

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan talk about the jaw-dropping news that hit all of us like a ton of bricks on the day that shall now be known as "Ban Hammer Monday." Standard gets a HUGE shakeup with four big-time bans, Historic also gets hit with impactful bans, as do other formats. Our hosts will talk about the impact and will also brew up some ideas for new decks now that the big baddies have been sent packing!



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    • 49 min
    F.I.R.B.

    F.I.R.B.

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan have an in-depth conversation about design philosophy in Magic the Gathering. Should Wizards of the Coast change how they approach designing cards? Are they focused too much on creating "powerful" rares? Does sacrificing power mean sacrificing fun or selling fewer packs? PLUS: thoughts about everyone's favorite topic: BANS! Should WotC ban the payoff or the enabler? How do they avoid having to ban things in the first place? Fret not, Maria and Meghan manage to solve all of R&D's problems in this one 50-minute episode. They're just that good, people.



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    • 49 min
    Historic Actualization

    Historic Actualization

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you all the info you've ever wanted to know about Historic! Arena's new format is really starting to come into its own and a big tournament is on the horizon. Will you be ready? You will if you listen to this episode! Our hosts go over a METRIC TON of Historic decklists and let you know what they think are the best of the best, sir, with honors. PLUS: they'll also throw in a lot of hot jank for the players that just want to have a good time (you're all JUST as valid! Truth!!) Historic as a format is super fun right now and this show will give you the tools to test it out or rank up quickly and maybe even win that cool $2,000...or just beat down on your BFF.



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    List of Historic Decks:



    Craterhoof Tokens: https://app.cardboard.live/shared-deck/d68800c2-c9c3-11ea-8b34-12f15ef2af51?channel_id=75975979



    GW Bogles, Elves, Goblins, etc f/ Saffron Olive: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/eight-new-jumpstart-historic-brews



    RW Bogles: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/kor-champion-of-the-auras-jmp



    Vampires (AliasV): https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3190844#paper



    Tempered Steel: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/tempered-steel-f7fe4ba4-d96a-41eb-85bc-bef9636da3b3#paper



    High Alert: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3139488#paper



    Dinos: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/historic-jund-dinos#paper



    Unicorns: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/unicorn-tribalcombo



    Breach Combo: https://mtgazone.com/deck/historic-breach-combo-by-glenn-yip-mtg-arena-zone-historic-open-5-5th/



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    • 50 min
    Karn is Actually a Cake

    Karn is Actually a Cake

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan jump into their mailbag of listener questions! That's right, it's time to Ask Them Anything...and you certainly do! Our two hosts answer questions about everything from Magic the Gathering (duh) to who their ideal co-hosts on coverage from history would be to their favorite cheeses. Listen in and laugh along because, hey, we could all use a laugh and some levity. right about now. Oh! They'll also talk about the new bans! Next week, our hosts will dive deep into Historic!



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Fantasy Pet

    Fantasy Pet

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan get ready to throw down with some NEW Standard decks! That's right! Standard doesn't have to be old and boring. Our two hosts share a variety of new decks that have hit the scene thanks to the recent release of Core Set M21. You'll find something to love if you're an aggro player or control player or someone who just likes to derp. PLUS: Flavor Text Theatre returns in full force with some amazing (or terrible, you decide) Movie Pitches and Meghan just loves raccoons, okay?!?



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    Pawblade: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/Public/309157



    4 Color Superfriends: https://twitter.com/gabnassif/status/1280126984409022467



    Birbs: https://twitter.com/gabnassif/status/1278314784048459776



    Mono-colored aggro decks: https://twitter.com/karsten_frank/status/1279147032112967685?s=20



    Bant Flash: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/standard-bant-flash-grn#paper



    Ugin Robots: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3150700#paper



    Azorius Control: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/3167688#paper

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
271 Ratings

271 Ratings

asa_degroff ,

Top-tier podcast

I’ve been listening for a few years now, and this show never gets old. This is the podcast I always come back to when I need to hear something genuinely positive and fun. It covers the most up-to-date developments in the world of Magic, with an emphasis on standard and draft formats. The hosts are entertaining but you might not ‘get’ their humor if you’re a new listener since there are a lot of running gags. It’s the type of podcast that gets better the longer you stick with it. Maria is actually a professional esports commentator, and she is really good at what she does. I highly recommend it for both entertainment and information.

GigaGerdts ,

Thanks for the crappy politics, sheep.

I came to hear about bannings and give you an honest shot considering so much content is off-kilter right now. Instead I got an awkward lecture about how I can’t understand things because I’m white and how black people already know everything because racism. This is putrescent Pavlovian pandering. Furthermore art isn’t good because it came from a black or white person. Good art is good art. I’m exhausted even thinking about what I’ve just listened to in order to give an objective review. Maria and Meghan, if you’re reading this, go take a gun class and buy a firearm. It’s the safest you can be at home. By the way, good cops are good. Bad cops are bad. Stop conflating the 2 for your copy-and-paste agenda.

From a non-political standpoint, laughing at everything isn’t entertaining; it’s tiring. There’s no flow, low synergy, and it’s like like like bad.

Trego76 ,

Chrimby Award Worthy

If there was an Award for the podcast with the most helpful information on happenings in the Magic community, funniest improv, inclusive hosts, and overall most “feel good” vibes, it would be awarded to Good Luck High Five. I look forward to it every week more than this review can explain. I am proud to support this podcast on Patreon. Thank you, Meghan and Maria!

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