[Free Podcast] Serious Vintage 28 – All About Eldrazi


For episode 28, Geoff Moes (@ThallidTosser on Twitter), Nat Moes (@GrandpaBelcher), Josh Chapple (@joshchapple), and Andy Probasco (@tmdBrassMan) look at the coming storm of Eldrazi in Vintage Magic: The Gathering, how should players prepare for it, and how should it be treated grammatically.

00:30 – The Eldrazi Are Coming
22:00 – What Do We Do When the Eldrazi Get Here?
43:53 – How Do We Pronounce Eldrazi, Anyway?
53:47 – Outro
Total runtime – 0:54:19

I really enjoyed that, thanks. And not just the grammar nonsense. Vintage non-nonsense was also good.

Thanks for doing this guys! It wS highly enjoyable as always. I'm always excited when a new episode goes up.

I am also intrigued about Eldrazi tribal. I wonder if a lot of people will play it at champs in an attempt to top 8 as well as qualify for the non-powered prize.

Hey guys! I really enjoyed the cast, very entertaining and informative 🙂

I'm very curious about the BUG deck you talked about in one of the segments... does anyone have a list they could post? I've been wanting to play a Null Rod BUG list for sometime and haven't had the chance to in the current meta.

Keep on rocking!!

Hey, here's the BUG deck Josh played. He and I built it at Nat's table the night before. It's based on my Champs deck from last year, which in turn was heavily based on Justin Becker's list from (I think?) NYSE that year:

Creatures (12)

3x Deathrite Shaman 3x Snapcaster Mage 2x Trygon Predator 2x Baleful Strix 2x Gurmag Angler

Control Package (16)

4x Force of Will 3x Mental Misstep 1x flusterstorm 2x Cabal Therapy 1x Null Rod 1x Dismember 3x Abrupt Decay 1x Crucible of Worlds

Draw Package (10)

1x Ancestral Recall 1x Brainstorm 1x Dig Through Time 1x Ponder 1x Treasure Cruise 1x Time Walk 2x Painful Truths 1x Demonic Tutor 1x Jace TMS

Mana (22)

4x Verdant Catacombs 1x Misty Rainforest 1x Polluted Delta 3x Underground Sea 2x Tropical Island 1x Bayou 1x Swamp 4x Wasteland 1x Stripmine 1x Mox Emerald 1x Mox Jet 1x Mox Sapphire 1x Black Lotus


3x Grafdigger’s Cage 2x Nature’s Claim 1x Engineered Explosives 1x Virulent Plague 1x Dread of Night 1x Tormod’s Crypt 1x Forest 1x Ravenous Trap 1x Abrupt Decay 1x Dismember 1x Murderous Cut 1x Null Rod

I watched most of his games and we talked about the deck after. We agreed therapy was bad and would cut it. I'd like to see a third Strix, that card is great right now. JTMS was also an underperformer. I might try -2 therapy, -1 JTMS, +1 strix, +2 thoughtseize right now and see how that plays. I'd also like to play a Malicious Affliction, maybe in the sideboard over the murderous cut. Snuff out would also be fine there. I think Josh just found a Cut first so that was that.

lhc I think you also mentioned to me once that you were looking at jamming in a 4th Deathrite at some point.

Thanks so much for posting the list Ihc! I really like the looks of it! I'll be throwing it together in paper (and hopefully on mtgo soon).

I just finished this yesterday and I really enjoyed it.

I genuinely hope to remember the singular form of Eldrazi: Eldrazo.

These podcasts are fantastic. Loved the caveman lawyer reference at the end.

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