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Previously "The Masters of Modern" The MMCast is your weekly insight into the various Magic: the Gathering formats, with hosts Alex Kessler, Ben Bateman and Michael Grothe. We break down all aspects of the game, from deck archetypes to new releases, deck techs and predictions!

The MM Cast The MM Cast

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Previously "The Masters of Modern" The MMCast is your weekly insight into the various Magic: the Gathering formats, with hosts Alex Kessler, Ben Bateman and Michael Grothe. We break down all aspects of the game, from deck archetypes to new releases, deck techs and predictions!

    Are Companions a Problem in Modern?

    Are Companions a Problem in Modern?

    Almost 2 years after they were release in Ikoria Companions are still running wild in Modern. With that in mind we ask the question are Companions a problem for the format?

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Kamigawa Block, A Modern Retrospective

    Kamigawa Block, A Modern Retrospective

    We are a few weeks away from Kamigawa Neon Dynasty! With that in mind we look back at one of the most historically divisive blocks in Magic history. Was Kamigawa block really as underpowered as people believe it to be?

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    0:00 - Intro
    00:21:16 - 10
    00:24:49 - 9
    00:29:58 - 8
    00:35:25 - 7
    00:38:47 - 6
    00:44:46 - 5
    00:50:47 - 4
    00:53:55 - 3
    01:01:25 - 2
    01:06:17 - 1

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    Ben:

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    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    2021 Magic Year in Review and Look Forward

    2021 Magic Year in Review and Look Forward

    Happy 2022! This week Ben is back and we look back our favorite cards from 2021 for the Modern format. We also look ahead to 2022 and ponder what is to come this year. What were some of your favorites from 2021?


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    0:00 - Intro
    06:44 - Kaldheim
    16:26 - Strixhaven
    25:30 - Modern Horizons 2
    33:52 - Forgotten Realms
    40:21 - Midnight Hunt
    45:48 - Crimson Vow

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Casting for Magic Events and Modern Diversity with NRG Series Caster Beky Bell

    Casting for Magic Events and Modern Diversity with NRG Series Caster Beky Bell

    With paper events back the NRG Series held a massive modern tournament. This week we are joined my NRG Series caster and self professed colorless player Beky Bell to talk about the ins and outs of casting events, interacting with your real life opponent, and the diversity we see in the modern metagame.


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    Guest Info:
    Beky Bell
    Twitter: @bekybear

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    0:00 - Intro
    13:57 - NRG Series
    21:19 - Interacting with your Opponent
    28:35 - Casting/ Coverage Tips and Tricks
    46:058 - Modern Metagame Diversity

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Play Design Philosophy w/ Andrew Brown from Wizards of the Coast

    Play Design Philosophy w/ Andrew Brown from Wizards of the Coast

    The last several years have seen a marked change in Magic design & development philosophy, so we've got friend-of-the-pod and Play Design lead Andrew Brown here to answer some burning questions about what Magic's play design is like these days.

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    0:00 - Intro
    8:01 How Does Design & Development Work
    14:37 Power Level Concerns
    20:06 Whites Color PIe
    24:14 Best/worse
    32:03 Mechanics
    42:32 Individual Cards Break Downs

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    • 58 min
    Carson Massey Guests: Boomerism in Magic

    Carson Massey Guests: Boomerism in Magic

    Was EDH better before the precons existed? Is Modern a better format post MH2? This week we are joined by Carson Massey to talk about boomerism in Magic.

    ~Guest Info~
    Carson Massey
    Twitter: @cmassive13

    How To Play Battle Bosses
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    0:00 - Start
    0:20:44 - Boomerism in Magic
    0:47:01 - Boomerism in EDH
    1:09:09 - Boomerism in Modern
    1:12:48 - Listen as we shot call Alchemy
    1:31:25 - Companions


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    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
336 Ratings

336 Ratings

blammin ,

Pretty good overall

So overall the podcast is pretty good. As a new listener, i feel like quite a bit of the recent content is not focused on modern, but rather the general news in the magic community. I think the podcast space is large enough where people (at least speaking for myself) desire niche areas like specifically modern. Do i care if teferi is banned in standard? Do i care about historic? Well i do, but i dont tune into a podcast specifically for modern to find that info. To provide some constructive feedback, play to your niche. I would love to see weekly metagame updates to the format and interviews with skilled players rather than hear about BnRs to a format that the podcast isnt about (ive been listening to the older shows because this was the case before). Thanks for what you do! Im a subscriber and ive added this to my weekly podcast rotation.

gshfjgjfid ,

Magic podcast or CNN?

Long time listener. Unsubscribed and out.

GigaGerdts ,

B+ Magic content. F- political content

You insinuated that people who don’t get vaccinated are bad people by saying things like, “Screw them. We don’t need them,” and implying that kids have to get vaccinated or face alienation. Combine that with you moving further away from consistent modern content; hard pass. I understand wanting to speak your own views on your own show. Freedom is great. It’s one thing if you said that people should be free to make their own decision and WOTC can choose their own prerequisites. I could get behind that a lot more. But by saying everything but unvaccinated people are bad people, I’m out.

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