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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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    • 4.5 • 345 Ratings

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!

    Phyrexia: All Will Be One Mechanics and First Look

    Phyrexia: All Will Be One Mechanics and First Look

    ONE spoilers are here! This week we take a look at the new mechanics from All Will Be One and try to figure out where the fit in the modern format. Next week is our Modern set review so let us know if there are any cards you want us to talk about!

    Join in the conversation on our Discord!
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    If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show.
    https://altersleeves.com/themmcast

    Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to support the show. Thanks! - https://bit.ly/3fW7fqV

    Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show!
    https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler

    Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on
    Twitter: @livingcardsmtg
     @livingcardsmtg816 

    ---- Contents ----
    0:00 - Intro


    Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast

    Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS

    MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie

    Instagram: @TheMMCast

    TicTok: @TheMMPodcast

    Kess:

    Twitter: @Kesswylie

    Instagram: @Kess_Wylie

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco

    Ben:

    Twitter: @benbatemanmedia

    Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams

    Michael:

    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

    Email: themmcast@kess.co

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    This Deck is the Child of Twin and Pod!?

    This Deck is the Child of Twin and Pod!?

    This may be the new best deck in Modern. This week Rebell joins us to talk about a deck that could be described as Twin meets Pod. Is Grinding Station Breach that good? Let us know what you think!

    Join in the conversation on our Discord!
    https://discord.com/invite/7zAZV8JK

    If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show.
    https://altersleeves.com/themmcast

    Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to support the show. Thanks! - https://bit.ly/3fW7fqV

    Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show!
    https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler

    Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on
    Twitter: @livingcardsmtg
     @livingcardsmtg816 

    ~Guest Info~
    RebellAI
    Twitter and Youtube:  @RebellSon 
    Patreon: https://t.co/tNNpvDEg4Y

    Grinding Station Decklist
    https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-grinding-station#paper

    ---- Contents ----
    0:00 - Intro


    Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast

    Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS

    MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie

    Instagram: @TheMMCast

    TicTok: @TheMMPodcast

    Kess:

    Twitter: @Kesswylie

    Instagram: @Kess_Wylie

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco

    Ben:

    Twitter: @benbatemanmedia

    Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams

    Michael:

    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

    Email: themmcast@kess.co

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share


    Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Should These Creatures Be Legendary?

    Should These Creatures Be Legendary?

    We all have that one creature we thought should be a legend. This week we are re-joined by Rene Grano to give our picks for the creatures we would want to be legendary.

    Join in the conversation on our Discord!
    https://discord.com/invite/7zAZV8JK

    If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show.
    https://altersleeves.com/themmcast

    Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to support the show. Thanks! - https://bit.ly/3fW7fqV

    Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show!
    https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler

    Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on
    Twitter: @livingcardsmtg
     @livingcardsmtg816 

    ~Guest Info~
    Rene Grano
    Twitter: @rene_the_great
    linktr.ee/halfstepdownpod

    ---- Contents ----
    0:00 - Intro


    Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast

    Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS

    MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie

    Instagram: @TheMMCast

    TicTok: @TheMMPodcast

    Kess:

    Twitter: @Kesswylie

    Instagram: @Kess_Wylie

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco

    Ben:

    Twitter: @benbatemanmedia

    Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams

    Michael:

    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

    Email: themmcast@kess.co

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share


    Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    What's Next For Magic In 2023?

    What's Next For Magic In 2023?

    **** SPOILER WARNING***
    In this episode we talk about the compleated Planeswalkers from ONE if you don't want to hear that I've put the time codes below for you to skip.
    00:30:39 - 00:31:42

    2022 has come to an end and we now look forward to 2023. In this show we talk about where the story goes post March of the Machines, what the power level of the LotR set will be, and much more! What are you hoping for in 2023 let us know!

    Join in the conversation on our Discord!
    https://discord.com/invite/7zAZV8JK

    If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show.
    https://altersleeves.com/themmcast

    Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to support the show. Thanks! - https://bit.ly/3fW7fqV

    Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show!
    https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler

    Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on
    Twitter: @livingcardsmtg
     @livingcardsmtg816 


    ---- Contents ----
    0:00 - Intro
    00:30:39 - Leak Discussion Starts
    00:31:42 - Leak Discussion Ends


    Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast

    Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS

    MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie

    Instagram: @TheMMCast

    Kess:

    Twitter: @Kesswylie

    Instagram: @Kess_Wylie

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco

    Ben:

    Twitter: @benbatemanmedia

    Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams

    Michael:

    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

    Email: themmcast@kess.co

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share


    Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Magic 2022 Year in Review

    Magic 2022 Year in Review

    2022 has been a packed year for Magic. From the surge in the amount of products released to $1000 collector cards there's been no shortage of talking points when it comes to Magic this year. On our last show of the year we take a step back and discuss 2022 as a whole. What went well, what didn't, and what we hope for in 2023.

    Join in the conversation on our Discord!
    https://discord.com/invite/7zAZV8JK

    If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show.
    https://altersleeves.com/themmcast

    Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to support the show. Thanks! - https://bit.ly/3fW7fqV

    Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show!
    https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler

    Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on
    Twitter: @livingcardsmtg
     @livingcardsmtg816 

    Canadian Highlander Points List
    https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/rules-the-points-list-and-deck-construction/

    ~ Guest Info ~
    Travis Norman
    Here's my column: https://hipstersofthecoast.com/far-wanderings/
    Mastadon: @travis_norman@dice.camp
    Hive: travisnorman (although who knows what'll happen to this platform)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/travis_norman/

    ---- Contents ----
    0:00 - Intro


    Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast

    Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS

    MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie

    Instagram: @TheMMCast

    Kess:

    Twitter: @Kesswylie

    Instagram: @Kess_Wylie

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco

    Ben:

    Twitter: @benbatemanmedia

    Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams

    Michael:

    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

    Email: themmcast@kess.co

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share


    Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Modern Elves vs. Goblins vs. Merfolk

    Modern Elves vs. Goblins vs. Merfolk

    Fury has largely made creature tribal in Modern almost completely unviable. Other than Merfolk, tribal decks have a hard time dealing with the big red elemental. So with that in mind we take a look at what can be done to decks like Goblins and Elves to bring them up to the level of Merfolk in modern (without banning Fury).

    Join in the conversation on our Discord!
    https://discord.com/invite/7zAZV8JK

    If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show.
    https://altersleeves.com/themmcast

    Want to pick up any of new cards you saw in this week’s episode? Click over to TCGPlayer.com using our affiliate link here! It’s a free and easy way to support the show. Thanks! - https://bit.ly/3fW7fqV

    Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show!
    https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler

    Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on
    Twitter: @livingcardsmtg
     @livingcardsmtg816 

    Canadian Highlander Points List
    https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/rules-the-points-list-and-deck-construction/

    ~ Guest Info ~
    Travis Norman
    Here's my column: https://hipstersofthecoast.com/far-wanderings/
    Mastadon: @travis_norman@dice.camp
    Hive: travisnorman (although who knows what'll happen to this platform)
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/travis_norman/

    ---- Contents ----
    0:00 - Intro


    Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast

    Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS

    MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie

    Instagram: @TheMMCast

    Kess:

    Twitter: @Kesswylie

    Instagram: @Kess_Wylie

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco

    Ben:

    Twitter: @benbatemanmedia

    Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia

    Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams

    Michael:

    Twitter @Dudardd

    Website: kess.co/themmcast

    Email: themmcast@kess.co

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share


    Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
345 Ratings

345 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.

Seamless Loop ,

What happened to modern

I understand not wanting to do play modern anymore but don’t market to modern players and then talk about artisan commander and magic news. I came for metagame deep dives and deck techs and instead I get commander content. Just change the name.

gshfjgjfid ,

Magic podcast or CNN?

Long time listener. Unsubscribed and out.

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