Skullcraic

Skullcraic

Skullcraic is a weekly Magic: The Gathering digest podcast where three competitive Dublin grinders bring you a breakdown of all the latest Magic news and speculation.

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    70 - Guess Who: Planeswalker Edition

    This week on Skullcraic, we discuss the announcement of a planeswalker in every pack of War of the Spark, and 36 planeswalkers in the set! We go through each planeswalker and give our predictions of their fate. We cover how Standard is developing for us and what we've been playing through the Arena ranks. In Enter the Arena we cover how to choose a deck for your local metagame! Stay tuned after the outro for Extra Credits, where we design some cards on-the-fly for characters who might be in future sets.

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    69 - Modern on the Horizon

    This week, we're celebrating Autumn Burchett's victory in the very first Mythic Championship, as well as the wonderful things that were said in the wake of that victory. We're also glad to see the end of the race for top 8 in MTG Arena. We also cover the announcement of the new Modern Horizons product and give our thoughts on what kind of cards we might be likely to see reprinted there.

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    68 - Night of Autumn

    This week, Ciaran has rejoined us and this episode is jam-packed full of news! At last, Wizards has revealed the full qualification path for the new Mythic Championships, as well as announcing that a new mulligan variant will be tested at the upcoming Mythic Championship in London. Speaking of Mythic Championships, the first one ever happened this past weekend in Cleveland, so we give our thoughts on the Standard format as it develops there. Because of the prerelease MagicFest in London, Wizards also announced that UK and Irl stores get to have their prereleases a day early, as well as European stores being able to sell all WAR products on prerelease weekend! In Enter the Arena this week, we have a host of advice and recommendations for those of you who are looking to watch some Magic streams on Twitch.tv

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    67 - Bolt-Snap-Bolt You

    On this week's Skullcraic, Ciaran is away in LA but Al comes back to us with his report from RPTQ London. We go over the latest news including the banning of Nexus of Fate in Arena Standard, as well as the latest updates to Arena and the announcement that MagicFest London is going to be a Prerelease MagicFest! In Enter the Arena, we discuss everything you need to know to physically prepare yourself for your first trip to a MagicFest! Stay tuned after the outro music for a Valentine's-themed edition of Extra Turns!

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    66 - Nexus of Hate

    This week on Skullcraic, we're down a host but we're up a lot of Magic news! We discuss the recently announced Mythic Invitational, the 'And' of Magic Arena, and the nightmare that is playing against Nexus of Fate on Magic Arena! We also go over our impressions of how RNA standard has continued to evolve and offer some tips on what you might play to get ahead of the competition. This week's Enter the Arena addresses a topic that new players may find daunting when moving from Arena to paper Magic: where do you find the actual cards to build your deck? We go over the important website in multiple regions as well as some general advice on how to make smart purchases.

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    65 - Enter the Arena

    This week on Skullcraic we're talking about Modern bans and Ravnica Allegiance! Krark-clan Ironworks has been banned in Modern, so we talk about the implications of that decision on the format. With the release of RNA we've been playing a lot of limited on Arena, so we dive into the format and give you our initial stats and impressions of how it's shaping up, as well as a look at the new Standard and what decks might be the next big thing! We're putting Tournament Reports and Deck of the Week on the backburner for the time being as there has been no announcement from WotC as to what exactly will be replacing PPTQs, so we're trying out a new segment called Enter the Arena, where we give some tips to new players who might be wanting to move from Magic Arena into paper play for the first time! This week we talk about what to expect in your first paper event, from holding your cards close to your chest to knowing that real life Magic is always best of three! If you have a question about some aspect of paper Magic, feel free to tweet or email us.

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    64 - The Podcast Reborn

    We're back! Through the magic of the internet, Skullcraic has been reborn and will be back giving your weekly dose of Magic news and tournament report through the lens of three spikes from Ireland (via Vietnam). This week we're talking about the newest spoilers from Ravnica Allegiance including our own personal Top 3's of the set. Our Tournament Report is a quick rundown of the team RPTQ that Ciaran and Alan were preparing for when last we left them, as well as a warning to the listeners to check your travel documents before you go to the airport! Our deck of the week is a spicy Grixis Control list that David has been playing to great effect in Arena ranked Bo1! There's a great write-up on the deck in the Spikes subreddit here.

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    63 - The Arrival of Horse Tribal

    This week we've got a bunch of new M19 cards to talk about, and Ciarán and Al go over their plans for the team unified RPTQ. In our deck of the week, we have a very surprising appearance of a certain Goblin...

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    62 - ...And Doesn't Stop

    This week, we've got a whole host of surprise spoilers for Core Set 2019 to go over, as well as the results from GP Copenhagen. Our Deck of the Week is B/R control, as piloted by Thoralf Severin to an 11-4 finish at Copenhagen.

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    61 - Chainwhirler Gets Moving

    This week, we're talking all about Pro Tour Dominaria, and the fact that Goblin Chainwhirler is EVERYWHERE! We start to discuss Team Alan's plans for the team unified standard RPTQ, and give a bonanza of tournament reports, including two modern tournaments and a team draft! Our Deck of the Week is UG Karn! Womp Womp.

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