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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #80 - Cube a la Mode - The Third Power's Exclusive Zendikar Preview Cards and Flexibility in Cube!

Kabira_Plateau_EN.png 156 KB Kabira_Takedown_EN.png 167 KB Kazuuls_Cliffs_EN.png 187 KB Kazuuls_Fury_EN.png 197 KB In this episode of The Third Power, Anthony and Usman preview our first exclusive new preview cards for Zendikar Rising! We talk about the role of flexibility and modality in cube and how they play an important role in cube (and how these kinds of cards are better than they look!)MTG Cube Brainstorming Discord, where we talk about cube and Usman posts a bunch of cat pictures.Anthony's Twitter, where he occasionally posts pictures of cats.Usman's Twitter, where he also occasionally posts pictures of cats.The occasionally-updated blog for The Third Power podcast.Usman's Cube articles.Anthony's Cube articles.

--SEP 4
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #80 - Cube a la Mode - The Third Power's Exclusive Zendikar Preview Cards and Flexibility in Cube!

The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #79 - Don't Blink or You'll Miss Our Double Masters Previews!

In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony reveal our exclusive Double Masters previews! Tag team! Back again! Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for the free previews for Double masters!Usman's Ikoria Review on CoolstuffincWizards.com article on Baneslayers and Mulldrifters and Mike Flores' article that references Patrick Chapin's original article about the concept.

--JUL 21
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #79 - Don't Blink or You'll Miss Our Double Masters Previews!

The Third Power: 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 ab...

--2019 AUG 23
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 - Part 3 of 3 - The CALM (Colorless, Artifacts, Lands, Multicolor)

The Third Power: 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.

--2019 AUG 23
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 2 - The BeRG of War!

The Third Power: 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

--2019 AUG 21
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 1 of 3 - The WU of War!

The Third Power: 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 - Treas...

192 min2019 APR 16
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #76 - 2017 Retrospective Part 2, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

The Third Power: 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 - ...

157 min2019 MAR 27
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #75 - 2017 Retrospective Part 1, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

The Third Power: 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...

199 min2019 FEB 5
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The Third Power: Episode #74 - Ravnica Allegiance in Cube!

The Third Power: Episode 73 - Guilds of Ravnica

171 min2018 NOV 5
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The Third Power: Episode 73 - Guilds of Ravnica

The Third Power: Episode #72 - Battlebond

143 min2018 AUG 6
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The Third Power: Episode #72 - Battlebond

Latest Episodes

The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #80 - Cube a la Mode - The Third Power's Exclusive Zendikar Preview Cards and Flexibility in Cube!

Kabira_Plateau_EN.png 156 KB Kabira_Takedown_EN.png 167 KB Kazuuls_Cliffs_EN.png 187 KB Kazuuls_Fury_EN.png 197 KB In this episode of The Third Power, Anthony and Usman preview our first exclusive new preview cards for Zendikar Rising! We talk about the role of flexibility and modality in cube and how they play an important role in cube (and how these kinds of cards are better than they look!)MTG Cube Brainstorming Discord, where we talk about cube and Usman posts a bunch of cat pictures.Anthony's Twitter, where he occasionally posts pictures of cats.Usman's Twitter, where he also occasionally posts pictures of cats.The occasionally-updated blog for The Third Power podcast.Usman's Cube articles.Anthony's Cube articles.

--SEP 4
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #80 - Cube a la Mode - The Third Power's Exclusive Zendikar Preview Cards and Flexibility in Cube!

The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #79 - Don't Blink or You'll Miss Our Double Masters Previews!

In this episode of The Third Power, Usman and Anthony reveal our exclusive Double Masters previews! Tag team! Back again! Thanks to Wizards of the Coast for the free previews for Double masters!Usman's Ikoria Review on CoolstuffincWizards.com article on Baneslayers and Mulldrifters and Mike Flores' article that references Patrick Chapin's original article about the concept.

--JUL 21
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #79 - Don't Blink or You'll Miss Our Double Masters Previews!

The Third Power: 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 ab...

--2019 AUG 23
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 - Part 3 of 3 - The CALM (Colorless, Artifacts, Lands, Multicolor)

The Third Power: 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.

--2019 AUG 23
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 2 - The BeRG of War!

The Third Power: 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

--2019 AUG 21
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #77 Part 1 of 3 - The WU of War!

The Third Power: 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 - Treas...

192 min2019 APR 16
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #76 - 2017 Retrospective Part 2, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

The Third Power: 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 - ...

157 min2019 MAR 27
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The Third Power: The Third Power - Episode #75 - 2017 Retrospective Part 1, featuring Zakeel Gordon and Drew Bentley!

The Third Power: 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...

199 min2019 FEB 5
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The Third Power: Episode #74 - Ravnica Allegiance in Cube!

The Third Power: Episode 73 - Guilds of Ravnica

171 min2018 NOV 5
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The Third Power: Episode 73 - Guilds of Ravnica

The Third Power: Episode #72 - Battlebond

143 min2018 AUG 6
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The Third Power: Episode #72 - Battlebond
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