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In a world...where Magic the Gathering seems too complicated...two enthusiastic amateur players break it down for the rest of us. Each episode, Maria and Meghan dive face-first into new Magic rules, cards, and strategy. Did we mention they're obsessed with this game? They are. And - if you listen - you will be, too! Unless, much like a Gobbling Ooze, you were born without a soul. Or arms. Or eyes.

In a world...where Magic the Gathering seems too complicated...two enthusiastic amateur players break it down for the rest of us. Each episode, Maria and Meghan dive face-first into new Magic rules, cards, and strategy. Did we mention they're obsessed with this game? They are. And - if you listen - you will be, too! Unless, much like a Gobbling Ooze, you were born without a soul. Or arms. Or eyes.
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In a world...where Magic the Gathering seems too complicated...two enthusiastic amateur players break it down for the rest of us. Each episode, Maria and Meghan dive face-first into new Magic rules, cards, and strategy. Did we mention they're obsessed with this game? They are. And - if you listen - you will be, too! Unless, much like a Gobbling Ooze, you were born without a soul. Or arms. Or eyes.

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English


Episodes

Zombies, Golos & You

10/15/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive face-first into the new Standard metagame after the release of Throne of Eldraine. What are the top Standard decks? What should you be playing if you want to win? Are Golos decks just *too* good? Find out! PLUS: what the top competitors will be playing at Mythic Championship V and what rogue decks in the tournament just might take down the whole thing. There's definitely some spice! SPECIAL BONUS: Find out if Meghan owes Maria a package of Reese's...

Duration:00:51:14

TOE Action

10/8/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan are here to give you all the info you'll need to ace your next Throne of Eldraine draft! They'll break down the key color pairs, what commons and uncommons you should look out for, and what combos they believe are strongest. PLUS: Hear about the next great tv show or film before anyone else in Flavor Text Theater Movie Pitches, help support a good cause (and also Meghan) by donating to GLH5's fundraising campaign as part of The Chalice, and Meghan lets the...

Duration:00:51:53

Slipper on a Tower

10/1/2019
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On this episode, Maria welcomes friend of the show Amateur Pro Greg on to sub in for Meghan as co-host! Maria and Greg share stories from their Throne of Eldraine prereleases and let you know what cards overperformed and underperformed as well as their thoughts on the speed of the format and whether it's bomb-driven. PLUS: tons of flavor fails and flavor wins from Eldraine, our hosts have a Flavor Text Theatre Superfight and exactly how much do YOU know about cow's necks?! Become a Patron...

Duration:00:59:36

September 30th, 2019

9/30/2019
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On this episode, news about: Release Weekend for Throne of Eldraine is here! News about Arena events, different kinds of booster packs & codes for free packs online. PLUS: The MPL returns with the Eldraine Split, rules changes for draft, a way to reward consistent finishes in Arena and paper tournaments, CommandFests on the horizon and so much more! Become a Patron Today! http://www.patreon.com/glhfmagic Subscribe to The Upkeep: the-upkeep.blubrry.net/feed/podcast/ Check out our Board Games...

Duration:00:09:03

Eldraine Rules w/ Judge Rob!

9/24/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome very special guest Judge Rob back to the show for the GLH5's Throne of Eldraine Rules, Tricky Cards & Mechanics show! Get ready for your prerelease this weekend with Rob's advice about new cards in the set that might trip you up! Be prepared with a discussion about new and returning mechanics! Feel like a champion with info about rules that not might be intuitive (some stuff messed Maria up real good!) With this episode in your pocket, you'll be...

Duration:01:25:22

The Delicate Cycle

9/17/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive into the reasons behind the design decisions for Magic the Gathering's newest set: Throne of Eldraine! How did the design team decide on mechanics like Adamant, Food tokens, or Adventure? Discover the story behind the design of different cycles of cards that will be printed in the new set and hear about some of our hosts favorite preview cards so far! PLUS: Has Meghan's never-ending dream of drawing cards sparked an unhealthy hallucination?! Find out!...

Duration:00:49:30

Whip That Mouse

9/10/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan stick their nose into a book to read you a fairytale about Throne of Eldraine! Our brave hosts will walk you through all the new mechanics in the set, take a peek at some exciting new cards, and get into a fight about pumpkin carriages. PLUS: Find out about all the upcoming sets for Magic in 2020 (BIG HYPE!!) and what Meghan and Maria are personally most pumped for. SPECIAL BONUS: see exactly how close these two came with their Eldraine predictions! In some...

Duration:00:55:22

On the Throne

9/3/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan put on their prediction hats in a heroic attempt to make some big called shots when it comes to Throne of Eldraine - Magic's new Fall set! Find out how they design the new Fey planeswalker Oko, what new mechanics they invent for this fairy tale plane, and - most importantly - what they will end up being 100% right about. PLUS: What does Modern post-Hogaak look like? And will it survive the advent of Historic? Hear our hosts' thoughts and hot takes! Become a...

Duration:00:45:27

Aww, Craps!

8/27/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan recap the wild and wacky fun that was MagicFest Vegas! From chaos side drafts to cheating to winning money at the craps table - our hosts did it all! PLUS: They'll update you on the winners of all the big events, break down the changes coming to Modern after the Banned & Restricted announcement, and a look back at the year that was in Magic through Mark Rosewater's "2019 Year in Design" article! Become a Patron Today! http://www.patreon.com/glhfmagic...

Duration:00:52:07

Divide the Cookie

8/20/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan break down the HUGE changes coming to Magic the Gathering Organized Play. What exactly are the changes? What do they mean for the future of the game? How will they impact how you play? This show answers all of those questions and MORE! After listening, you'll have an excellent grip on what Magic will look like coming up next year. If you were confused reading the 20-page article posted on the Mothership - you're not alone! But you'll feel much better after...

Duration:00:43:48

Speedy Delivery

8/13/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan dip into the GLH5 mailbag to answer listener questions! Find out who they're excited about in Commander, what their favorite ice cream flavors are, and why Meghan gets up on her high horse about Hogwarts houses. PLUS: Modern Horizons MadLibs and a whole lot of jokes that'll keep you company for your favorite hour every week. Remember to head to the Arena channel on our Discord if you're a Patron to sign up to battle Maria on Thursday evening! Become a Patron...

Duration:00:41:56

Commanding 2019

8/6/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan head for the waters of Commander 2019! They'll share two *exclusive* GLH5 preview cards with you and let you in on all the secrets of the Morph pre-con deck featuring Kadena, Slinking Sorcerer. PLUS: an in-depth discussion on the London Mulligan (or should we just say "the mulligan"?) after living with it for a few months. Is it too busted? Is it busted in just the right ways? Is it making game play better or worse? Find out! You'll also get details about a...

Duration:00:47:12

City of Butts

7/30/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan recap the wonderful week that was Mythic Championship IV in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain! Find out about all of the best Modern decks, spicy new decks, and if Hogaak should get the ban hammer or not. Oh, and everyone has a nice butt. It must be a rule or they kick you out of Barcelona. PLUS: Modern Horizons draft insights from the MC and Maria & Meghan play a super fun game of Guess That Deck in a brand new Flavor Text Theatre! Become a Patron...

Duration:00:45:34

Down the Eldraine

7/23/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan are HYPED for the announcement of Magic the Gathering's new set: The Throne of Eldraine! They'll talk about the new art, booster packs, and special goodies you can expect in this upcoming Dark Fairy Tale set. PLUS: The hype level only intensifies as soon as our two hosts discuss this weekend's marquee event: Mythic Championship IV! It's Modern Horizons booster draft! It's Modern! It's a big tournament and stuff! Find out who our hosts think will take the...

Duration:00:39:21

The Voice

7/16/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive deep into the brave new world of Standard and showcase a ton of new decks that are made possible by the release of Magic Core Set 2020! Our hosts will break the decks down and find the one that best suits your play style. PLUS: Our two lovely ladies audition for the roles of various planeswalker voice lines on Magic Arena. Will one of them get to be the next Karn? Or how about Ashiok?! You be the judge! BONUS: A very special announcement about a bunch...

Duration:00:41:36

Next on Netflix

7/9/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome Magic Core Set 2020 to the world by hitting up some Arena Sealed events! But what about a traditional paper prerelease? Our hosts have some opinions on what should be changed so those events at your LGS are a big draw once again. You'll also hear their first impressions of MTG's newest format! But, uh oh, it looks like they disagree big time! PLUS: very special guest Magic VonExpert, the Magic expert, returns once again - but this time he's not...

Duration:00:47:44

Core’s No Bore!

7/2/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome Judge Rob back to the show (wasn't he just here?!) to talk Magic Core Set 2020! The M20 Prerelease is coming up this weekend and you'll want to be ready to handle all the tricky rules and card interactions that might come your way. Think you're good since core sets are simpler? Think again! M20 is chock full of interesting cards and neat corner cases you might see pop up. PLUS: Cutest Card and Grossest Card are crowned and Rob has a message about...

Duration:01:01:47

Hot Dog Face

6/25/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan let you in on all of their favorite Magic Core Set 2020 preview cards (Some are hot! Some are not!) and welcome not one, but TWO wonderful guests! Erin Yaritz from the Twin Cities chapter of the Lady Planeswalkers Society stops by to tell everyone about how they can get involved or start their own chapter and Rookie of the Year Sam Ihlenfeldt drops in to crack a booster of Modern Horizons (just in time for a quiz from Meghan!) PLUS: basic Sealed deck tips...

Duration:00:57:38

This Mythic Moment

6/18/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan preview the Mythic Championship coming up this week in Las Vegas! Find out what players, decks and underdogs our hosts are cheering for (you can play along at home!) - and who they think will take the whole thing down. PLUS: Magic Core Set 2020 releases in a hot minute and previews are underway in full force! Hear about the newest cards on the block and what exciting applications they might have. BONUS: Is Modern broken thanks to a certain Hogaak-y boy? It...

Duration:00:49:35

Hello, Horizons!

6/11/2019
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On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you all the critical info you'll need to rock any Modern Horizons event you want to play! Maria lets you know how Sealed and Draft went for her last weekend at the Modern Horizons prerelease - with info about all of the color pairs and what archetypes you'll want to be sleeving up. PLUS: New(ish) decks in Modern including the busted card Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis. Too busted? Only time will tell! And movie producers, give GLH5 a call: it's time for...

Duration:00:57:41