Breaking the Pioneer Meta with Three Underrated Brews

Breaking the Pioneer Meta with Three Underrated Brews

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Pioneer has been heating up over the past couple months as a bunch of premiere events have taken place. For the first time in Pioneer’s history, a solid metagame has… Read more

A Historic Introduction: Archetypes

A Historic Introduction: Archetypes

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It’s really strange to me that no one’s really talking about Historic… As fatigue mounts from the frequency of bannings in Standard, Pioneer, Modern, and Legacy lately, some players find… Read more

Meta-Call 182: Checking in on Pioneer (PT and Open), Modern (Classic)

Meta-Call 182: Checking in on Pioneer (PT and Open), Modern (Classic)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/MMC-182.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel check in on the state of Modern and Pioneer… Read more

Framing the Pioneer Metagame

Framing the Pioneer Metagame

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From his more recent article, “(Pioneer) Esper Hero: The One Who Need, but Don’t Deserve”, Oren Lagziel mentioned one key point that comes with brewing a deck in Pioneer, “When… Read more

Modern Meta-Call 173: Once Upon a Time…In a Format Far Away

Modern Meta-Call 173: Once Upon a Time…In a Format Far Away

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/MMC173.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Subscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel discuss the recent Pioneer bans and what impact they… Read more

A Look at Pioneer’s First Ban

A Look at Pioneer’s First Ban

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We find ourselves on the other side of the first ever Pioneer Banned and Restricted List update. A lot of speculation preceded this announcement with rampant speculation for what might… Read more

Modern Meta Data Post Hogaak Ban

Modern Meta Data Post Hogaak Ban

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The Modern meta has shown a lot of different looks since the banning of and and unbanning of .  The consensus seems to be that the format is so diverse… Read more

Modern Meta-Call 159: Assessing Post-Bridge Meta

Modern Meta-Call 159: Assessing Post-Bridge Meta

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/CKL-159.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSSubscribe to Modern Meta-Call iTunes Feed This week, Corey and Darrel take a look at the weekend’s results to get a… Read more

Post-Hogaak Modern: Some Much Needed Room to Breathe

Post-Hogaak Modern: Some Much Needed Room to Breathe

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Since the inception of the Modern format in 2011, the allure of another non-rotating format with a seemingly endless pool of card selection is simply captivating. Think back to Pro… Read more

Card Knock Life #145 – A New Approach to a Phoenix-Heavy Meta

Card Knock Life #145 – A New Approach to a Phoenix-Heavy Meta

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CKL-145.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Corey and Darrel discuss an approach to a Phoenix-heavy Modern metagame.  It’s everywhere people!  But that doesn’t mean Modern… Read more