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Forcing Spike is a weekly podcast about two guys, with professional jobs, who want to be better at Magic the Gathering. Join us on our journey to being better at the world's best card game, and maybe we can learn something from each other. Regular episodes will feature Chris and Justin talking about competitive MTG formats, and how they balance their preparation for local PPTQs, Grand Prixs, and whatever else may come their way with their day jobs and family lives.

Forcing Spike is a weekly podcast about two guys, with professional jobs, who want to be better at Magic the Gathering. Join us on our journey to being better at the world's best card game, and maybe we can learn something from each other. Regular episodes will feature Chris and Justin talking about competitive MTG formats, and how they balance their preparation for local PPTQs, Grand Prixs, and whatever else may come their way with their day jobs and family lives.
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Forcing Spike is a weekly podcast about two guys, with professional jobs, who want to be better at Magic the Gathering. Join us on our journey to being better at the world's best card game, and maybe we can learn something from each other. Regular episodes will feature Chris and Justin talking about competitive MTG formats, and how they balance their preparation for local PPTQs, Grand Prixs, and whatever else may come their way with their day jobs and family lives.

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English

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Episodes

Ravnica Allegiance Gold Card Deep Dive - Forcing Spike Episode 14

1/15/2019
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Justin dives into his breakdown on gold commons and uncommons in Ravnica Allegiance, and the duo discuss which pre-release pack they'd pick, and their initial thoughts on sealed for Magic Fest New Jersey.

Duration:01:15:41

Oakland Tournament Report, and KCI Convo - Forcing Spike Episode 13

1/9/2019
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Chris provides his report for GP Oakland, and the Sunday Mythic Qualifier. The duo debate what (if anything) should be banned from KCI. Again, having some audio difficulties. Now that we have a few weekends to focus on the podcast quality, we will troubleshoot and be back to full strength soon. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:59:32

Izzet Phoenix Sideboard for Magic Fest Oakland - Forcing Spike Episode 12

1/4/2019
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Chris is heading out to the GP at Magic Fest Oakland, and has some thoughts on side boarding Izzet Phoenix. The duo also nerd out about more Ravnica Allegiance spoilers, and can't wait to jump into sealed talk next week. If you're at the GP - come say hi! Hit us up @ForcingSpike on Instagram, and Chris will be very happy to come say hello. Quick note, we changed around some audio equipment, and there are some technical difficulties in this episode. Thanks for continued support, we hope to...

Duration:01:11:57

Approach to New Modern - Forcing Spike Episode 11

12/28/2018
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Chris continues his (seemingly never ending) prep for Modern GPs, and the duo discusses their approach to the new Modern meta.

Duration:01:02:39

Preferred Play Style, and Winding Down 2018 - Forcing Spike Episode 10

12/21/2018
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Justin and Chris recap some of 2018, look forward to 2019, and dig into their preferred play styles. Due to the holidays we'll be posting new podcasts towards the end of the week, instead of the regular Tuesday evenings. Thanks for the great 2018, and happy holidays!

Duration:01:13:23

Modern is Dead, Long Live Modern - Forcing Spike Episode 9

12/12/2018
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Chris comes back, defeated, after GP Portland, and the duo discuss emerging trends in the Modern meta game.

Duration:01:18:21

Approach to Tournament Prep - Forcing Spike Episode 8

12/4/2018
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In anticipation of GP Portland, Justin and Chris dig into their approach to preparing for large Magic tournaments.

Duration:01:25:43

Justin Likes Jeskai and Ultimate Masters Hype - Forcing Spike Episode 7

11/28/2018
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Justin fan boys over Snapcaster Mage and Jeskai decks (lol), and the duo dig into Ultimate Masters synergies prior to PAX Unplugged.

Duration:01:10:04

Tron Sideboards for GP Portland - Forcing Spike Episode 6

11/20/2018
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Justin puts Chris through a sideboard gauntlet in preparation for GP Portland.

Duration:01:00:34

Pro Tour Atlanta Recap and More Modern Prep - Forcing Spike Episode 5

11/14/2018
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Chris and Justin go over the Pro Tour meta game, and continue to discuss what to play in the upcoming Modern GPs.

Duration:01:15:39

Modern Metagame Post GP Atlanta - Forcing Spike Episode 4

11/5/2018
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Chris starts his prep for upcoming Modern GPs by discussing the GP Atlanta results with Justin. In a meta that is becoming less interactive, what is the most unfair deck to play?

Duration:01:06:40

Recapping GP New Jersey and Celebrating a Pro Point - Forcing Spike Episode 3

10/30/2018
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Justin's back from GP New Jersey, and we have a pro point to celebrate! He recaps the tournament, and the duo discusses the standard meta moving forward.

Duration:01:12:40

GP New Jersey Prep - Forcing Spike Episode 2

10/22/2018
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Justin toils over what to play at GP New Jersey, the first large Magic event since Guilds of Ravnica's release. We dive into Golgari, Izzet, and the larger meta as a whole. Will he come to a decision that leads him to day 2?

Duration:00:49:45

Building Jeskai Spells - Forcing Spike Bonus Episode

10/22/2018
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In this bonus episode, Chris and Justin take a stab at turning Izzet Spells into Jeskai spells. This is probably a bad idea, but a fun exercise none the less. Check out Forcing Spike Episode 2 for the full conversation around Justin's prep for GP New Jersey.

Duration:00:21:21

An Introduction - Forcing Spike Episode 0

10/17/2018
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Chris and Justin (bravely) share their first ever attempt at a podcast, and introduce themselves, their day jobs, and their Magic the Gathering background.

Duration:00:11:28

First Look at Guilds of Ravnica Standard - Forcing Spike Episode 1

10/17/2018
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Chris and Justin take a look into week two (or is it three?) results from MTGO PTQ results, and pick favorite decks to watch moving into the new Standard format. Thanks for listening to the first episode, we're still getting up and running! If you have any comments or feedback, please hit us up on Twitter or Instagram @forcingspike.

Duration:00:56:14