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    The Third Power - Episode #77 - Part 3 of 3 - The CALM (Colorless, Artifacts, Lands, Multicolor)

    The Third Power - Episode #77 - Part 3 of 3 - The CALM (Colorless, Artifacts, Lands, Multicolor)

    Anthony and Usman complete their return from the graveyard to finish up talking about War of the Spark for Cube: its Colorless, Artifact, Land and Multicolor cards!

    00:08:00 - Ajani (GW), Angrath's Rampage, Cruel Celebrant, Deathsprout
    00:15:23 - Domri, Anarch of Bolas
    00:18:03 - Dovin's Veto
    00:20:45 - Feather, Enter the God-Pharaohs. Anthony's article about combat tricks in cube: https://www.quietspeculation.com/2011/08/scheming-the-cube-combat-tricks/
    00:21:38 - Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God
    00:28:08 - Ral Zarek, Storm Conduit
    00:29:36 - Roalesk
    00:37:00 - Solar Blaze
    00:39:45 - Teferi, Ruiner of Formats (aka Teferi, Time Raveler)
    00:44:40 - Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves
    00:45:55 - Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge
    00:47:27 - Angrath, Captain of Chaos
    00:50:30 - Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner
    00:53:54 - Saheeli, Sublime Artificer
    00:59:07 - Ugin, the Ineffable
    01:02:40 - Blast Zone
    01:04:35 - Karn's Bastion
    01:07:00 - Mobilized District (there's a long tangent so don't expect this to be talking about the card for 40 minutes!)

    The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 2 - The BeRG of War!

    The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 2 - The BeRG of War!

    Usman and Anthony return from the grave... again, to cover more War of the Spark cards for cube!

    00:00:00 - A... great* drink
    00:13:00 - Bolas's Citadel
    00:18:15 - Bleeding Edge, Dreadhorde Invasion, God-Eternal Bontu
    00:21:45 - Liliana, Dreadhorde General
    00:28:00 - Liliana's Triumph

    00:30:20 - Chandra, Fire Artisan
    00:34:00 - Finale of Promise
    00:36:53 - Ilharg
    00:48:30 - Krenko, Mizzium Tank
    00:58:00 - Sarkhan the Masterless
    01:00:45 - Tibalt, Rakish Instigator

    01:15:40 - Arboreal Grazer
    01:19:55 - Nissa, Who Shakes the World
    01:31:46 - Vivien
    01:33:28 - Vivien's Bow

    The MTG Cube Brainstorming discord, check it out! https://discord.gg/77kyYT


    *https://wolfsoup.com/2012/08/29/delicious-fungus-with-a-pleasant-smack-of-birds-nest/, which as it turns out, in retrospect, isn't that great.

    The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 1 of 3 - The WU of War!

    The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 1 of 3 - The WU of War!

    Usman and Anthony return from the grave to finally record an episode about War of the Spark! (This was actually recorded months ago, you'll find out during the episode how long ago.) This is part 1 of 3, with part 2 covering BRG, and the last part covering misc cards. From community response, these are being released in 3 parts.

    00:07:55 - Soapbox about Planewalkers in cube.
    00:21:50 - A WILD SODA APPEARS
    00:34:40 - Soapbox continues

    00:45:00 - Gideon Blackblade
    00:58:30 - Finale of Glory
    01:06:05 - Live preview reaction!
    01:12:35 - God-Eternal Oketra
    01:16:25 - Law-Rune Enforcer
    01:22:39 - Prison Realm
    01:26:10 - Tomik

    01:37:30 - Callous Dismissal
    01:42:00 - Commence the Endgame
    01:46:20 - Crush Dissent
    01:49:30 - God-Eternal Kefnet
    01:55:00 - Jace, Wielder of Mysteries
    02:04:10 - Narset, Parter of Veils (and a long tangent about RPGs.)

    Cube discord where I (Usman) spend most of my cube time these days: https://discord.gg/DZB7E9

    The Third Power - Episode #76 - 2017 Retrospective Part 2, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

    The Third Power - Episode #76 - 2017 Retrospective Part 2, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

    In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony welcome our guests Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley again to cover the rest of 2017's cube sets: Commander 2017, Ixalan and Unstable.

    Commander 2017

    00:07:15 - Alms Collector
    00:08:20 - Curse of Verbosity
    00:10:40 - Curse of Disturbance
    00:12:26 - Curse of Opulence
    00:14:33 - Territorial Hellkite
    00:21:25 - Qasali Slingers
    00:25:30 - Fractured Identity
    00:29:36 - Kess
    00:33:11 - Heirloom Blade - blog post with Usman's 3-0 cube rotisserie draft deck: https://thethirdpowerpodcast.wordpress.com/2019/03/13/wut-a-blog-post/

    Ixalan

    00:51:08 - Adanto Vanguard
    00:59:13 - Ixalan's Binding
    01:00:13 - Settle the Wreckage
    01:14:21 - Legion's Landing
    01:09:00 - Search for Azcanta
    01:11:00 - Chart a Course, Siren Stormtamer
    01:18:09 - Kitesail Freebooter
    01:22:09 - Vraska's Contempt
    01:26:12 - Rampaging Ferostodon
    01:35:12 - Carnage Tyrant
    01:39:58 - Growing Rites of Itlimoc
    01:43:50 - Hostage Taker
    01:48:10 - Sorcerous Spyglass
    01:55:00 - Treasure Map
    01:57:02 - Field of Ruin

    Unstable

    02:06:34 - GO TO JAIL
    02:09:27 - Knight of the Kitchen Sink
    02:12:49 - Ordinary Pony
    02:13:35 - Clocknapper
    02:18:55 - Five-Finger Discount
    02:20:06 - Crow Storm
    02:23:15 - Hangman
    02:30:00 - Over my Dead Bodies
    02:33:20 - Spike, Tournament Grinder
    02:37:45 - Two-Headed Goblin
    02:40:24 - Earl of Squirrel, Ineffable Blessing
    02:42:10 - Urza, Academy Headmaster

    • 3 hr 12 min
    The Third Power - Episode #75 - 2017 Retrospective Part 1, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

    The Third Power - Episode #75 - 2017 Retrospective Part 1, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

    In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony welcome Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley of the "What's In the Box" cube podcast after meeting at GP/MagicFest Memphis to talk about what 2017 brought for cubes.

    Aether Revolt:

    00:08:40 - Walking Ballista
    00:12:22 - Aethersphere Harvester
    00:15:45 - Heart of Kiran
    00:22:57 - Lifecrafter's Bestiary
    00:26:00 - Metallic Mimic
    00:32:30 - Planar Bridge
    00:39:43 - Untethered Express
    00:46:20 - Treasure Keeper
    00:47:26 - Felidar Guardian
    00:52:54 - Baral, Chief of Compliance
    00:56:54 - Disallow
    01:00:30 - Fatal Push
    01:01:40 - Gifted Aetherborn
    01:03:20 - Glint-Sleeve Siphoner
    01:05:40 - Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
    01:08:58 - Rishkar, Peema Renegade

    Amonkhet:

    01:12:39 - Angel of Sanctions
    01:20:30 - Cast Out
    01:21:50 - Gideon of the Trials
    01:30:14 - Glory-Bound Initiate
    01:36:48 - Pull from Tomorrow, Liliana, Death's Majesty
    01:42:40 - Ahn-Crop Crasher, Glorybringer
    01:49:50 - Hazoret, the Fervent, Soul-Scar Mage, Insult//Injury
    01:55:54 - Manglehorn, Rhonas the Indomitable (3-0 decklist referenced was in Usman's Ravnica Allegiance review article: https://www.coolstuffinc.com/a/usmanjamil-02282019-ravnica-allegiance-cube-review )
    02:08:34 - Throne of the God-Pharaoh, cycling lands
    02:13:14 - Champion of Wits, Supreme Will
    02:18:40 - Abrade
    02:22:31 - Firebrand Archer
    02:25:30 - The Scarab God
    02:28:50 - Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

    The Third Power's blog: https://thethirdpowerpodcast.wordpress.com/
    Follow:
    Anthony: @antknee42
    Usman: @UsmanTheRad
    Zakeel: @ZakeelGordon
    Drew: @QuadNINES

    • 2 hr 37 min
    Episode #74 - Ravnica Allegiance in Cube!

    Episode #74 - Ravnica Allegiance in Cube!

    In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony discuss this set's options for cube!

    00:09:50 - General discussion starts
    00:14:45 - Tithe Taker
    00:24:35 - Angel of Grace
    00:25:40 - Hero of Precinct One
    00:29:15 - Unbreakable Formation

    00:29:45 - Mesmerizing Benthid
    00:35:30 - Pteramander
    00:41:15 - Sphinx of Foresight
    00:45:30 - Benthic Biomancers
    00:48:15 - Precognitive Perception

    00:50:50 - Drill Bit
    00:53:45 - Gutterbones
    00:55:10 - Pestilent Spirit
    00:59:00 - Spawn of Mayhem

    01:04:25 - Electrodominance
    01:09:35 - Light up the Stage
    01:12:10 - Rix Maadi Reveler
    01:15:05 - Skarggan Hellkite
    01:19:30 - Skewer the Critics

    01:24:30 - Biogenic Ooze
    01:32:20 - End-Raze Forerunners
    01:36:00 - Incubation Druid, Wilderness Reclamation

    01:41:30 - Deputy of Detenion
    01:48:10 - Dovin, Grand Arbiter
    01:59:50 - Domri, Chaos Bringer
    02:05:30 - Gruul Spellbreaker
    02:08:40 - Ravager Wurm
    02:17:05 - Bedevin, Judith
    02:23:40 - Theater of Horros
    02:28:30 - Captive Audience
    02:33:00 - Ethereal Absolution
    02:35:00 - Kaya
    02:43:10 - Hydroid Krasis, other Simic things
    02:58:15 - Wrapup

    • 3 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

Thailander32 ,

Unfocused but good

Guys. Please. We can (just) stand tangents on soda an old video games. The dead air while you google off-topic details you can’t remember is painful. The cube content is great, but this is a pod where you occasionally talk cube.

Md657902 ,

Good times

Essential listening for fans of #mtgcube, obscure beverages, and karaoke.

Khelvins ,

Great but..

Only because they talk about cube. Otherwise not that great, but if you love cube, this is one of your few options.

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