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, 269 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.

    2020: Corn

    2020: Corn

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan get you in fighting shape for M21 draft! Learn about all the different archetypes inside the color pairs and which ones are the strongest, the fastest, and the mostly likely to win. Our intrepid hosts will also point out some of the cards they think are already over-performing. If you want to get better at M21 draft, this is the episode for you! PLUS: dinosaurs live in complex societies, Meghan enjoys walking "on hard mode," and Maria is 160 years old.



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    • 48 min
    Please Sir, I Want Some Core

    Please Sir, I Want Some Core

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome very special guest Judge Rob back to the show to talk Magic Core Set 2021 rules and card interactions! Get ready for the Arena prerelease this week by prepping with Rob's notes on tricky cards, new or returning mechanics (Phasing is weird, ya'll), and advice on in-store events. PLUS: Maria and Meghan name Cutest and Grossest Card (respectively) and fun facts about Halloween's moon!



    **Please note, our new office building burned during the recent civil unrest in Minneapolis and suffered severe flood damage. We don’t know if or when we’ll be able to be back in that building. We still plan to find a new home somewhere (hopefully soon) and will honor all donations to our Gods of Theros Wall Fund. Your names will be up on whatever wall we end up having! Thank you for your tremendous support, we love you all.**



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    • 52 min
    Dude, Where’s My Standard?

    Dude, Where’s My Standard?

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan break down the results from the pair of Players Tour events over the past weekend. Find out what decks ruled (cough, Temur Recc, cough) and what decks drooled (basically everything else), who came out on top and what decks might take the crown this coming weekend. PLUS: Amateur Pro Greg stops by to chat about his experience playing in the Players Tour (commiserations, buddy) and our hosts get hyped for Arena Cube Draft.



    **Please note, our new office building burned during the recent civil unrest in Minneapolis and suffered severe flood damage. We don’t know if or when we’ll be able to be back in that building. We still plan to find a new home somewhere (hopefully soon) and will honor all donations to our Gods of Theros Wall Fund. Your names will be up on whatever wall we end up having! Thank you for your tremendous support, we love you all.**



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    • 47 min
    The Lakehouse

    The Lakehouse

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive into bunches of brand new preview cards from Magic Core Set 2021! It might be mostly about Teferi, but there's lots of other super-powerful goodness packed inside as well. And, hold up, did they already preview the Cutest and the Grossest Cards?! They might have! PLUS: Our hosts look at Standard post-rules change and post-bans to see if anything new has popped up and Meghan tries to not melt inside her 95-degree apartment.



    **Please note, our new office building burned during the recent civil unrest in Minneapolis and suffered severe flood damage. We don’t know if or when we’ll be able to be back in that building. We still plan to find a new home somewhere (hopefully soon) and will honor all donations to our Gods of Theros Wall Fund. Your names will be up on whatever wall we end up having! Thank you for your tremendous support, we love you all.**



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    Please help promote racial justice by donating to: Northside Funders Group (Raising money to repair fire damage in North Minneapolis, home to many minority-owned businesses)

    • 50 min
    Banning Racism

    Banning Racism

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan record from the epicenter of the current crisis in Minneapolis, MN -- giving their white listeners tips on how to be an anti-racist, support systemic change, and raise up the voices and work of BIPOC all around the world and within the Magic community. Anything you are able to do helps! Want to know how to talk to your family about why this is important? Meghan has a letter for you to email around! Want to know where to put your dollars to do the most good? There are links in the show notes! Want to know some good books to read, movies to watch or podcasts to listen to for education or fun? Our hosts have some great ideas. If you're a listener or color, don't worry. You don't have to sit through those tips. You're good! You can skip ahead in the podcast to 22:47 where we've got some Magic talk for you about the recent rules changes and bannings. GLHF knows that sometimes you just need to check out and enjoy some entertainment -- because that's important, too. Thank you to everyone who's been there for the show -- now let's be there for the people who need us the most. Because Black Lives Matter.



    **Please note, our new office building burned during the recent civil unrest in Minneapolis and suffered severe flood damage. We don’t know if or when we’ll be able to be back in that building. We still plan to find a new home somewhere (hopefully soon) and will honor all donations to our Gods of Theros Wall Fund. Your names will be up on whatever wall we end up having! Thank you for your tremendous support, we love you all.**



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    Please help promote racial justice by donating to these amazing organizations:



    Migizi Radio (MPLS Indigenous People’s Radio Station, destroyed in the fires)



    Lake Street Clean Up (The area of town hardest hit by the fires, many minority-owned businesses were lost)



    Reclaim the Block (Organizes policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments)



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    • 54 min
    Historically Speaking

    Historically Speaking

    On this episode, Maria and Meghan hit the Historic queues to give you some tips on sweet decks to play in Arena's newest permanent ladder format. They'll let you know what the best decks are as well as some fun ones to keep things interesting. PLUS: Flavor Text Theatre Movie Pitches returns for the first time in what feels like forever, Meghan watches a boat load of Disney, and Maria contemplates the nature of reality.



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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
269 Ratings

269 Ratings

mahe boi79 ,

SO GOOD

I love this podcast I don’t listen to any others except for a few! But this is top tier

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.

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.

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