This is so cool! Really enjoyable to hear two smart people talk through the league like this. Hope you enjoyed making it.
First time poster on TMD, despite being a longtime member of The Source. My name is James Hsu, I'm the co-founder of CardBoard.Live and creator of the Humans of Magic podcast.
A few years ago I interviewed Roland Chang for Humans of Magic. We kept in touch. Fast forward to March 2020. In the midst of COVID-19, I decide to step into Vintage for the first time AND catch up with Roland. 2 birds, 1 stone.
Here's our playthrough together. I run Roland's 75. He tells me how to actually play the deck. Much fun was had.
If you like this sort of stuff, please follow my YouTube channel and/or Twitter @james_hsu. Cheers.
Recorded March 23, 2020
2:47 BUG Midrange -- deck overview
5:38 Roland Chang -- background
9:00 Match 1 vs. Golos Stax
46:40 Match 2 vs. 4c Control
1:42:35 Match 3 vs. Dredge
2:17:12 Match 4 vs. Paradoxical Outcome
2:40:53 Match 5 vs. Jund Walkers
3:23:05 Post mortem & tweaks to decklist
3:29:32 Bonus analysis -- BUG Midrange lists
For episode 44, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), and Josh Chapple (@joshchapple) join David P. Baum, longtime owner of a card and comic book store in Northern Ohio. He doesn’t have a personal Twitter account, but (Pop! the store has one, as well as a Facebook page and Discord, if you’re interested.
Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
02:29 – Dave Discovers the Magic
17:39 – The First “Grand Prix” and SandCon
32:18 – Origins 1995
Total runtime – 45:39
As just a taste of the content, here's one of the first things we talk about: Dave gets his first boxes of Unlimited from a sports card dealer and sells them at a little sports card convention without knowing what they are. He opens some starters and “auctions” some singles, including Demonic Tutor. Did he sell a Black Lotus?
@revengeanceful great response. that's the idea is to generate some discussion.