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Oct 26 2018 12:00pm
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Episode 497

Hosts: Paul and AJ

Episode Length: 1h 34m 21s



Random Gatherer Card o’ the Week:

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Whatcha been playin’:

AJ: Testing out a new deck in Standard tribal with a barely legal tribe, experimenting with a legacy-only tribe that was never in Standard, and running Nightmares in modern tribal at the weekend.  


Paul: Giants, Vampires, Beasts, Dinos w Ramp, and Soldiers in Tribal Wars Standard, Dredge Phoenix (a complete rebuild of the mtggoldfish deck). Also Arena quests and Momir for charity. Managed to go 5-1 with one queue.) plus a new game called Deity Empires, sort of a Fallen Enchantress/Dominions hybrid game. .

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Thanks for this nice by MichelleWong at Wed, 10/31/2018 - 08:29
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Thanks for this nice podcast.

I am one of the people you referred to as the "sky is falling" doomsayers when it comes to MODO. I don't know if I will be right, but I do strongly believe that the prices on MODO will plummet in the future, even if the platform does happen to survive.

We're happy to have you by Paul Leicht at Thu, 11/01/2018 - 20:26
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We're happy to have you listening and commenting. The prices fall a lot. And then climb back up. It happens pretty much every year as some news sends flocks of players running for the hills which is not great but it does not signify a lot in the end. (I refer back to post VMA problems, Cawblade, m10 rules changes, Cancellation of Extended format, loss of the filters, etc.)

I think it is wise to keep an eye on things (prices included) but also to reserve judgment. Though I fault no one for leaving if it gets to be too much for them. Many people I valued highly as friends and players left after v4 became the only client. It is terrible and I hope they come back some day.

While not a "doomsayer", I by Alphi at Fri, 11/02/2018 - 05:26
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While not a "doomsayer", I have my worries, and I have expressed them on reddit. I surprised by the responses I got. People weren't just dismissive of my worries, they pointed out to figures: prices are today pretty much where they were last year, not below (they obviously won't get better than where they were before Chest got introduced), participation in Standard remains very strong, and even draft leagues numbers are good despite GRN not being a particularly good format (allegedly). Chas made a video arguing the same. Basically, Arena could not exist and we could have the same numbers.

I wasn't going anywhere and I have continued to build up my Legacy collection despite my worries, but I'm feeling a lot more confident that things are not as dire as I thought they were. Things might be different in a few years time, but I'm not feeling like I'm throwing money out of the window. Except that attempt at reviving Hypergenesis, that money is gone forever...