TSI Feb 2020


The Team Serious Invitational is back and it's worth watching, goddamnit. 35ish inebriated planeswalkers will converge on Columbus, OH tomorrow with the most ridiculous brews they can muster, and you get to see it all. Coverage will be hosted by the legendary Moes cousins @GrandpaBelcher and @GeoffMoesDoesn'tEvenHaveATMDAccountYouAsshole.

See the action unfold in real time tomorrow, February 8th, coverage starting at ... I don't know probably 1:00PM EST? I mean stop rushing us already.

Our set review is live on both EC & MTGCast networks!


0:01:00: Announcements
0:02:40: Throne of Eldraine Report Card
0:27:15: Theros Beyond Death Mechanics
0:31:15: Underworld Breach
1:09:50: Thassa’s Oracle
1:23:32: Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
1:36:27: Ashiok, Nightmare Muse
1:45:13: Ox of Agonas
1:50:15: Kuneros, Hound of Athreos
1:57:44: Soul-Guide Lantern
2:13:09: Eidolon of Obstruction
2:19:53: Whirlwind Denial
2:28:46: Nadir Kraken
2:31:15: Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
Total runtime: 2:37:34
Show Notes
– Theros Beyond Death Visual Spoiler

Contact us at @ManyInsanePlays on Twitter or e-mail us at SoManyInsanePlaysPodcast@gmail.com.

  • This is so cool! Really enjoyable to hear two smart people talk through the league like this. Hope you enjoyed making it.

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    Hey folks,

    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

    Decklist: https://twitter.com/james_hsu/status/1241908048060243968

    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

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  • 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?

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  • @revengeanceful great response. that's the idea is to generate some discussion.

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