Episode 27: Knights of the Necropolis ft. Riley Knight
Published June 21, 2019
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107 min
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    The Break Down: We talk about the latest MTGO 5-0 deck dumps and the last MTGO Modern Challenge.
    The Dive Down: Stan and Zak chat with CFB's Riley Knight.

    Timestamps:
    4:56 - Start of Break Down
    5:32 - Sultai Snow
    5:54 - Devoted Karnbo
    9:27 - Jeskai Humans
    14:08 - RB Goblins
    17:22 - Mardu Octomancer
    18:39 - Modern Challenge
    31:20 - Start of Riley Knight interivew
    32:15 - "What’s your favorite Modern deck to play?”
    35:28 - “How often do you get to play?”
    36:29 - “How has broadcasting Magic events changed your perception of the game?”
    39:14 - “What are your most and least favorite decks to discuss while broadcasting?”
    41:55 - “Do any banalities in the game get more interesting when you’ve seen them for the thousandth time?”
    43:26 - “Does the nature of Modern make covering it different compared to Standard or Limited?”
    45:36 - "Are you ever at a loss for things to talk about on coverage?”
    47:42 - "Does coverage make you a better player?”
    49:46: CFB Modern Madness
    57:15 - "Why is playing snow basics strictly better?"
    1:00:13 - "Do you like any Modern Horizons cards for Scapeshift?"
    1:02:38 - "What effect will the new Force cycle have on Modern?"
    1:05:51 - Hogaak discussion.
    1:09:08 - "How often do you get concerned with new decks' power levels?"
    1:11:48 - "What consequences do overpowered decks have on Modern?"
    1:14:13 - "What other decks could Modern Horizons introduce or improve?"
    1:17:02 - "Are Modern decks becoming more versatile?"
    1:18:40 - "Do you set goals for yourself as a player?"
    1:22:33 - "Should combo decks be built to be faster or more resilient?"
    1:29:04 - "Could Hogaak get banned before MC Barcelona?"
    1:32:48 - "Does WOTC print enough answers to new cards?"
    1:40:33 - "How much vegemite do you have on your toast?"

    Links from this weeks episode:
    JOIN OUR PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/thedivedown
    Riley's Twitter: https://twitter.com/rileyquarytower
    CFB Articles: https://www.channelfireball.com/author/riley-knight/
    Arena Boys: https://www.channelfireball.com/author/arena-boys/
    Half-Arsed History Podcast: https://halfarsedhistory.net
    CFB Modern Madness: https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/denis-stranjak/modern-madness-the-best-modern-deck-of-all-time/

    Deck lists:
    Sultai Snow: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/1999817#paper
    Devoted Karnbo: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004203#paper
    Jeskai Humans: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004168#paper
    RB Goblins: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004208#paper
    Mardu Octomancer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2004185#paper
    Battle of Wits: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/2013017#paper

    Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name?

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