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Mountain, Pass: a Magic: the Gathering podcast

Mountain, Pass: a Magic: the Gathering podcast

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A window into the Standard MTG format (and sometimes beyond). Join Brandon, Charla, and Gabe on a fun and insightful tour of what's new and what's next in Magic: the Gathering.

Latest Episodes

11: The Pie Shop

EWill the latest bans shake up the MTG World we know? Has Standard settled into a reasonable state where we can avoid removing overpowered cards for, like, a couple weeks? Is Pioneer set to invert expectations? Answers to these questions, and much more you’d never ask, can be found within. Listen to this episode to get a special sneak peak of the NEXT Un- set to follow up Unsanctioned, take a visit to the Azorius Pie Emporium, and learn some dubious strategies for defeating your opponents by making your mind a total blank. Left-Field Decklists from this week: Simic Emry: https://scryfall.com/@amico/decks/28090ac6-ab02-45c0-abc2-9b89a6e00338 Mono-Blue Flash: https://scryfall.com/@gabrielisaac/decks/19e4e783-5fc3-4572-a40e-78d79600b2f8 With apologies to John Cleese and Graham Chapman. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may be f...

56 MINMAR 20
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11: The Pie Shop

MP Minisode: Theros — Who Wore It Best

EIn this snack-sized episode, Gabe and Charla discuss what the Theros gods were like back in the day compared to their power level today (Charla is pretending like she knows anything about fashion). Gabe revels in his champion, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, winning the MTG World Championship—with his favorite deck! And the MP crew discuss if the 2020 Challenger Decks are up to the challenge. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may be featured in an episode! Connect with our hosts! Here’s how to get in touch: Brandon: twitter.com/amico Charla: twitter.com/CharlaSchlueter Gabe: Wherever you can buy Planeswalker Decks

38 MINFEB 21
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MP Minisode: Theros — Who Wore It Best

10: Elspeth Conquers Debt

EWe've all been there: trapped in an underworld, some faceless planeswalker tormenting you and taunting you about your loyalty abilities never plus-ing. It happens. We're here to talk you through it. In this one the MP crew talks about the new world of MTG Standard thanks to the addition of Theros Beyond Death into the card pool! Is your deck from Eldraine Standard still viable? Is it *better*? What new decks are people racking up wins with? The answer to all of these questions, and plenty more you didn't ask, is contained within. (The episode, that is, not within yourself. That wouldn't make any sense, this is why you come to us in the first place; it's certainly not for our sparkling personalities. Unless it is, in which case: thanks!) Also on tap is a fun left-field deck wherein you can stomp on your opponents with a Paradise Druid, and an introduction to a counseling service specifically for Magic: the Gathering players. Decklist: https://scryfall.com/@gabrielisaac/decks/3d59a8f8...

61 MINJAN 31
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10: Elspeth Conquers Debt

9: Our Theros: Beyond Death Top 10 Lists!

EGuess who’s back, back again? Theros is back! (Tell a friend.) We’re celebrating the impending release of Theros: Beyond Death with the only way we know how to experience joy anymore: by making fun of how bad the white cards still are in this set. Kind of joking. We’re really excited for some new, powerful cards (and one old friend, hi G!) coming to Standard, so give this episode a listen to hear which ones (and which brews) we’re putting our stock in for the early weeks of this MTG season. Feel like hitting your opponent with Drakuseth from multiple sources (but probably never paying the mana for it)? Check out Gabe’s take on Grixis Reanimator, juiced with some THB cards, our left-field deck of the episode: https://scryfall.com/@c5fa7b77-8adb-4d07-951b-0f5121cd148c/decks/c5fa7b77-8adb-4d07-951b-0f5121cd148c -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Additional music: Bad Example by Popskyy Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainp...

77 MINJAN 17
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9: Our Theros: Beyond Death Top 10 Lists!

8: 2020 Predictions, Resolutions, And Wishes

E2019 is banned. Join Brandon, Charla, and Gabe to find out what the MP team wants to get out of the next twelve months of Magic: the Gathering—sure, what we WANT to happen and what we think WILL happen might be different, but we can dream, after all. Will we get something spicy for Standard in Theros, Ikoria, or Zendikar? What will the next Secret Lairs look like? Will the next Core Set have seventeen Teferi cards? Is 2020 the year we will finally see clearly (the pun needed to happen, sorry) and stop missing our triggers, or in Charla’s case, RTFC? Come for the 2020 foresight, stay for a discussion of multicolored mana bases, five-color Standard decks that can hold their own, and the sexiest ad spot ever recorded on an MTG podcast (at least we’d assume so—if there’s a sexier one, we’re a little scared to hear it). -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questio...

60 MINJAN 4
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8: 2020 Predictions, Resolutions, And Wishes

7: So Shines A Control Player In A Weary World

E[A note about this episode’s audio: No need to adjust your headphones, you’re hearing everything right. There was an unfortunate wobble in the base of our microphone that got out of hand at parts of this episode, but the conversation with our guest was quite excellent and we didn’t want to lose that (and miss our release window) doing a re-record. Hang in there with us, we’re looking to fix that for future episodes!] Ho, ho, ho! The gang is joined by a guest this week to talk about what a control player’s supposed to do when the Standard meta is filled with midrange or value-weirdness like Fires, Adventures and Cat-Food combos; what happened to the days when you could just counter, wrath, counter, and call it a match? We also have to play enchantment/artifact hate, graveyard tech, and maybe Spyglass? In the main?! We’re gonna need a minute here. The days of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria may be over, but there’s some surprising ways control-comfortable players can take the upper h...

48 MIN2019 DEC 20
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7: So Shines A Control Player In A Weary World

6: Brew-a-Bear Workshop: Eldraine Artifacts Edition

EThe Cat took home a Mythic Championship, and we’re over the Blood Moon about it. This week, we’re in a brewing mood and whipped up some decks that center around the underutilized legendary artifacts from Throne of Eldraine (no Cats or Fires allowed!). Then, just like scientists do with the subjects in any good experiment, we smacked them together to see which one didn’t break. Which is to say, we played them against each other, and we bet you won’t guess which artifact won! The MP crew also discusses the breakout decks of this refreshing new Standard and talk underperformers and the decks that need retooling (or to simply be put aside for now). Then we get all inspirational with another edition of Kevin’s Serious Magic: the Gathering Professional Corner of Mythic Advice, which has increased our listeners’ game win percentage by six points every time we’ve done the segment*. *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA or WotC. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t fo...

46 MIN2019 DEC 13
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6: Brew-a-Bear Workshop: Eldraine Artifacts Edition

MP Minisode: How To Get Your Friends Into Magic: The Gathering

EIn this week’s special episode, Brandon and Charla discuss how to teach your friends to share your love of Magic: the Gathering! Listen for tips on what to do (get a welcome deck and watch YouTube tutorials!) and what not to do (play without sleeves or throw the literal printed book of MTG rules at them from the onset). So give this one a listen if you have friends or family who seem interested in MTG but are maybe a little daunted by it; or share this episode with them to check out, as we walk through practical, real world advice on getting up to speed with creatures, planeswalkers, and the planes they walk. We also talk about what brought us to Magic in the first place. From little nerds to...slightly larger nerds, but nerds with a podcast now! And all the intoxicating power that comes with it. Plus, find out why someone jumped out a second-story window. High stakes in this one, folks. ---- Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/MtnPassPodcast. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to u...

28 MIN2019 DEC 6
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MP Minisode: How To Get Your Friends Into Magic: The Gathering

5: Teferi Walked So Oko Could Run

EWhat has ten guilds, a bunch of cats being placed in ovens, and no more Elk? Standard, thanks to the recent round of bannings! Brandon, Charla, and Kevin discuss the ban’s implications on what feels like a Wild West of decks raring to take the mantle now that Simic Food has been abolished—but not before they eulogize Oko, Once Upon a Time, and Veil of Summer...and talk about Charla’s burial plans. Uh, this one got weird. In our Stories from the Left Field Bleachers segment, we talk about streamer MegaMogwai’s “Double Pig OTK”—yes, you read that right. Watch him pilot the fun combo deck here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccJHPADq1kY and if you want to get your Gruul on yourself, here’s the decklist: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/Public/182795 In this house, we ship Nissa/Chandra. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may ...

46 MIN2019 NOV 21
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5: Teferi Walked So Oko Could Run

4: All's Well That Ends Elk

EKevin was prepping for MagicFest Richmond, so we had to talk about the 3/3 Elephant in the room. Er, the 3/3 Elk, really. We’re joined by special guest, Matt Baetzhold (@TrainMTG), in our inaugural “Standard for Haters” segment where we look at Standard in the context of what’s going on in other formats. Prepare yourself for lots of Elk puns. Come for the Cervidae jokes, stay for another round of Kevin’s Serious Magic: the Gathering Professional Corner of Mythic Advice, and a look at a fun take on Standard control, Weston Anderson’s “Fresh Prince”: https://twitter.com/WestonAnderso18/status/1189037929085034497 Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may be featured in an episode! Connect with our hosts! Here’s how to get in touch: Brandon: https://twitter.com/amico Kevin: https://twitter.com/Batominion Charla: Here today, El...

48 MIN2019 NOV 11
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4: All's Well That Ends Elk

Latest Episodes

11: The Pie Shop

EWill the latest bans shake up the MTG World we know? Has Standard settled into a reasonable state where we can avoid removing overpowered cards for, like, a couple weeks? Is Pioneer set to invert expectations? Answers to these questions, and much more you’d never ask, can be found within. Listen to this episode to get a special sneak peak of the NEXT Un- set to follow up Unsanctioned, take a visit to the Azorius Pie Emporium, and learn some dubious strategies for defeating your opponents by making your mind a total blank. Left-Field Decklists from this week: Simic Emry: https://scryfall.com/@amico/decks/28090ac6-ab02-45c0-abc2-9b89a6e00338 Mono-Blue Flash: https://scryfall.com/@gabrielisaac/decks/19e4e783-5fc3-4572-a40e-78d79600b2f8 With apologies to John Cleese and Graham Chapman. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may be f...

56 MINMAR 20
Comments
11: The Pie Shop

MP Minisode: Theros — Who Wore It Best

EIn this snack-sized episode, Gabe and Charla discuss what the Theros gods were like back in the day compared to their power level today (Charla is pretending like she knows anything about fashion). Gabe revels in his champion, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa, winning the MTG World Championship—with his favorite deck! And the MP crew discuss if the 2020 Challenger Decks are up to the challenge. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may be featured in an episode! Connect with our hosts! Here’s how to get in touch: Brandon: twitter.com/amico Charla: twitter.com/CharlaSchlueter Gabe: Wherever you can buy Planeswalker Decks

38 MINFEB 21
Comments
MP Minisode: Theros — Who Wore It Best

10: Elspeth Conquers Debt

EWe've all been there: trapped in an underworld, some faceless planeswalker tormenting you and taunting you about your loyalty abilities never plus-ing. It happens. We're here to talk you through it. In this one the MP crew talks about the new world of MTG Standard thanks to the addition of Theros Beyond Death into the card pool! Is your deck from Eldraine Standard still viable? Is it *better*? What new decks are people racking up wins with? The answer to all of these questions, and plenty more you didn't ask, is contained within. (The episode, that is, not within yourself. That wouldn't make any sense, this is why you come to us in the first place; it's certainly not for our sparkling personalities. Unless it is, in which case: thanks!) Also on tap is a fun left-field deck wherein you can stomp on your opponents with a Paradise Druid, and an introduction to a counseling service specifically for Magic: the Gathering players. Decklist: https://scryfall.com/@gabrielisaac/decks/3d59a8f8...

61 MINJAN 31
Comments
10: Elspeth Conquers Debt

9: Our Theros: Beyond Death Top 10 Lists!

EGuess who’s back, back again? Theros is back! (Tell a friend.) We’re celebrating the impending release of Theros: Beyond Death with the only way we know how to experience joy anymore: by making fun of how bad the white cards still are in this set. Kind of joking. We’re really excited for some new, powerful cards (and one old friend, hi G!) coming to Standard, so give this episode a listen to hear which ones (and which brews) we’re putting our stock in for the early weeks of this MTG season. Feel like hitting your opponent with Drakuseth from multiple sources (but probably never paying the mana for it)? Check out Gabe’s take on Grixis Reanimator, juiced with some THB cards, our left-field deck of the episode: https://scryfall.com/@c5fa7b77-8adb-4d07-951b-0f5121cd148c/decks/c5fa7b77-8adb-4d07-951b-0f5121cd148c -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Additional music: Bad Example by Popskyy Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainp...

77 MINJAN 17
Comments
9: Our Theros: Beyond Death Top 10 Lists!

8: 2020 Predictions, Resolutions, And Wishes

E2019 is banned. Join Brandon, Charla, and Gabe to find out what the MP team wants to get out of the next twelve months of Magic: the Gathering—sure, what we WANT to happen and what we think WILL happen might be different, but we can dream, after all. Will we get something spicy for Standard in Theros, Ikoria, or Zendikar? What will the next Secret Lairs look like? Will the next Core Set have seventeen Teferi cards? Is 2020 the year we will finally see clearly (the pun needed to happen, sorry) and stop missing our triggers, or in Charla’s case, RTFC? Come for the 2020 foresight, stay for a discussion of multicolored mana bases, five-color Standard decks that can hold their own, and the sexiest ad spot ever recorded on an MTG podcast (at least we’d assume so—if there’s a sexier one, we’re a little scared to hear it). -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questio...

60 MINJAN 4
Comments
8: 2020 Predictions, Resolutions, And Wishes

7: So Shines A Control Player In A Weary World

E[A note about this episode’s audio: No need to adjust your headphones, you’re hearing everything right. There was an unfortunate wobble in the base of our microphone that got out of hand at parts of this episode, but the conversation with our guest was quite excellent and we didn’t want to lose that (and miss our release window) doing a re-record. Hang in there with us, we’re looking to fix that for future episodes!] Ho, ho, ho! The gang is joined by a guest this week to talk about what a control player’s supposed to do when the Standard meta is filled with midrange or value-weirdness like Fires, Adventures and Cat-Food combos; what happened to the days when you could just counter, wrath, counter, and call it a match? We also have to play enchantment/artifact hate, graveyard tech, and maybe Spyglass? In the main?! We’re gonna need a minute here. The days of Teferi, Hero of Dominaria may be over, but there’s some surprising ways control-comfortable players can take the upper h...

48 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
7: So Shines A Control Player In A Weary World

6: Brew-a-Bear Workshop: Eldraine Artifacts Edition

EThe Cat took home a Mythic Championship, and we’re over the Blood Moon about it. This week, we’re in a brewing mood and whipped up some decks that center around the underutilized legendary artifacts from Throne of Eldraine (no Cats or Fires allowed!). Then, just like scientists do with the subjects in any good experiment, we smacked them together to see which one didn’t break. Which is to say, we played them against each other, and we bet you won’t guess which artifact won! The MP crew also discusses the breakout decks of this refreshing new Standard and talk underperformers and the decks that need retooling (or to simply be put aside for now). Then we get all inspirational with another edition of Kevin’s Serious Magic: the Gathering Professional Corner of Mythic Advice, which has increased our listeners’ game win percentage by six points every time we’ve done the segment*. *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA or WotC. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t fo...

46 MIN2019 DEC 13
Comments
6: Brew-a-Bear Workshop: Eldraine Artifacts Edition

MP Minisode: How To Get Your Friends Into Magic: The Gathering

EIn this week’s special episode, Brandon and Charla discuss how to teach your friends to share your love of Magic: the Gathering! Listen for tips on what to do (get a welcome deck and watch YouTube tutorials!) and what not to do (play without sleeves or throw the literal printed book of MTG rules at them from the onset). So give this one a listen if you have friends or family who seem interested in MTG but are maybe a little daunted by it; or share this episode with them to check out, as we walk through practical, real world advice on getting up to speed with creatures, planeswalkers, and the planes they walk. We also talk about what brought us to Magic in the first place. From little nerds to...slightly larger nerds, but nerds with a podcast now! And all the intoxicating power that comes with it. Plus, find out why someone jumped out a second-story window. High stakes in this one, folks. ---- Follow us on Twitter! twitter.com/MtnPassPodcast. Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to u...

28 MIN2019 DEC 6
Comments
MP Minisode: How To Get Your Friends Into Magic: The Gathering

5: Teferi Walked So Oko Could Run

EWhat has ten guilds, a bunch of cats being placed in ovens, and no more Elk? Standard, thanks to the recent round of bannings! Brandon, Charla, and Kevin discuss the ban’s implications on what feels like a Wild West of decks raring to take the mantle now that Simic Food has been abolished—but not before they eulogize Oko, Once Upon a Time, and Veil of Summer...and talk about Charla’s burial plans. Uh, this one got weird. In our Stories from the Left Field Bleachers segment, we talk about streamer MegaMogwai’s “Double Pig OTK”—yes, you read that right. Watch him pilot the fun combo deck here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccJHPADq1kY and if you want to get your Gruul on yourself, here’s the decklist: https://aetherhub.com/Deck/Public/182795 In this house, we ship Nissa/Chandra. -- Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may ...

46 MIN2019 NOV 21
Comments
5: Teferi Walked So Oko Could Run

4: All's Well That Ends Elk

EKevin was prepping for MagicFest Richmond, so we had to talk about the 3/3 Elephant in the room. Er, the 3/3 Elk, really. We’re joined by special guest, Matt Baetzhold (@TrainMTG), in our inaugural “Standard for Haters” segment where we look at Standard in the context of what’s going on in other formats. Prepare yourself for lots of Elk puns. Come for the Cervidae jokes, stay for another round of Kevin’s Serious Magic: the Gathering Professional Corner of Mythic Advice, and a look at a fun take on Standard control, Weston Anderson’s “Fresh Prince”: https://twitter.com/WestonAnderso18/status/1189037929085034497 Intro music: Day Trips by Ketsa Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to us wherever you enjoy MTG podcasts. Email us at mountainpasspodcast@gmail.com with questions and feedback—your question may be featured in an episode! Connect with our hosts! Here’s how to get in touch: Brandon: https://twitter.com/amico Kevin: https://twitter.com/Batominion Charla: Here today, El...

48 MIN2019 NOV 11
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4: All's Well That Ends Elk
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