Anything But Standard #1 – Pilot Episode

Our first episode! An hour and twenty whole minutes of us finding our feet and learning how to cast! We had great fun recording this first episode (although MrShy found it very tiring, especially with the editing afterwards) and can’t wait to do more. Here’s our show notes:


Jamie Williams, UK PPTQ Grinder, GP regular and Modern Brewer.


MrShy and Renfield provide a quick intro and introduce Jamie

  • MrShy intro, credentials etc
  • Renfield intro, credentials etc
  • Mission statement for the show, what we want to offer and why you should listen to us! (Modern, Brewing, EDH, Casual, Community Issues, The MTG political climate)
  • Your week in Magic: Each host takes a few minutes to talk about what they’ve been up to that’s Magic related, this week.

MrShy’s Brew: Delver in modern.

  • MrShy on his delver brew: (Temur Delver)

Land – 20
4 Misty Rainforest
4 Scalding Tarn
3 Steam Vents
1 Breeding Pool
1 Stomping Ground
2 Sulfur Falls
1 Lumbering Falls
2 Island
1 Forest
1 Desolate Lighthouse 

Instants/Sorceries – 25
4 Serum Visions
4 Disrupting Shoal
4 Lightning Bolt
2 Vapor Snag
3 Mana Leak
2 Electrolyze
1 Roast
1 Become Immense
1 Spell Snare
3 Anticipate 

Creatures – 15
2 Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Tarmogoyf
2 Young Pyromancer
3 Snapcaster Mage 

Sideboard – 15
2 Molten Rain
2 Stubborn Denial
2 Vendilion Clique
2 Rending Volley
2 Destructive Revelry
1 Shatterstorm
1 Unravel the Aether
1 Izzet Staticaster
1 Roast
1 Savage Knuckleblade

  • Jamie on his: (Grixis Delver)

Land (19)

1x Blood Crypt
2x Bloodstained Mire
2x Island
1x Mountain
4x Polluted Delta
3x Scalding Tarn
2x Steam Vents
2x Swamp
2x Watery Grave

Sorcery (7)
3x Inquisition of Kozilek
4x Serum Visions

Instant (20)
2x Izzet Charm
4x Lightning Bolt
2x Remand
2x Spell Pierce
2x Spell Snare
3x Terminate
3x Thought Scour
2x Vapor Snag

Creature (14)
3x Gurmag Angler
4x Snapcaster Mage
2x Tasigur, the Golden Fang
1x Vendilion Clique
4x Young Pyromancer 

2x Blood Moon
2x Crackling Doom
1x Crumble to Dust
2x Dispel
1x Godless Shrine
1x Izzet Staticaster
1x Keranos, God of Storms
1x Radiant Flames
1x Slaughter Games
2x Stony Silence
1x Vendilion Clique

  • MrShy & Jamie to discuss:
    Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy in Eternal formats – real deal, or real trash?
    Sideboarding in UR Tempo mirrors (variant dependent)
  • Renfield on how far you can stretch the concept in casual formats.
    What do these types of decks translate like into kitchen table Magic and Commander? (taking the idea into Sultai, and revisiting Grixis)
  • Sultai = Tasigur or Sidisi
  • Grixis = Nekusar or Jeleva Nephalia’s Scourge

Can’t touch this.

  • A brief chat about the phasing out of landwalk and intimidate and the scaling back of unblockable.
  • Interaction as part of the game, and things that still seem to break the MTG NWO view, like emblems and poison counters. (Poison counters not so much IMO, since they’re just trackers for a mechanic, like experience counters or +1/+1 counters – MrShy)
  • Does the current direction of rules changes suggest that Wizards may make these objects interactive eventually?

Breaking news

  • Oath of the Gatewatch designed with Two Headed Giant format in mind.
  • Possible reprints and references to older sets (the only non silver border card that refers to teammates so far is imperial mask from future sight)
  • The Spoiled art so far is pretty.


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