Everyday Eternal #30: Delving into Previous Misgivings

In episode 30 of #EverydayEternal Matt Pavlic (sdematt) talks with Bob Huang (@silyaznfoo) about Bob’s recent win at the StarCityGames Legacy Open in New Jersey with a UR Delver deck packed with Kahns of Tarkir cards, and how very wrong the ‘cast was in its initial evaluation of those cards. Sean O’Brien (nedleeds) also briefly joins in towards the end to talk a bit of Vintage. This will be followed up with a preview of Eternal Weekend coming soon!

0:00:49 Bob Huang: First place at #SCGNJ with UR Delver with Treasure Cruise and Monastery Swiftspear
0:07:42 Combating Treasure Cruise
0:11:08 Treasure Cruise and Dig through Time in non-Delver decks
0:15:55 How does this affect non-blue decks?
0:23:55 A bit more on attacking Treasure Cruise – This is not the next Mental Misstep!
0:30:25 New deck naming conventions
0:36:33 What cards are deprecated by these delve-based cards?
0:42:07 Less played decks that become better
0:48:33 Why Matt loves Gaddock Teeg
0:54:15 Vintage, and what Sean is going to play at Vintage Champs
0:57:35 Matt started playing Power
1:02:40 Terranova vs. other Workshop decks
1:04:25 Short Metagame preview for Vintage Champs
1:07:35 Wrap up
Total runtime: 1:12:26

Other Show Notes

The Most Dangerous Cards in Khans of Tarkir, by Carsten Kotter
Vintage Super League Round 6 Steve Menendian vs. Luis Scott-Vargas

UR

Maindeck

Force of Will
Daze
Lightning Bolt
Chain Lightning
Forked Bolt
Gitaxian Probe
Brainstorm
Ponder
Treasure Cruise
Delver of Secrets
Monastery Swiftspear
Young Pyromancer

Polluted Delta
Scalding Tarn
Wooded Foothills
Flooded Strand
Volcanic Island
Island
Mountain

Sideboard

Grafdigger’s Cage
Null Rod
Pithing Needle
Grim Lavamancer
Blood Moon
Sulfuric Vortex
Pyroblast
Smash to Smithereens

 

RUG

Maindeck

Force of Will
Daze
Spell Snare
Spell Pierce
Stifle
Lightning Bolt
Fire // Ice
Brainstorm
Ponder
Delver of Secrets
Tarmogoyf
Hooting Mandrills
Wasteland
Misty Rainforest
Wooded Foothills
Tropical Island
Volcanic Island

Sideboard

Cursed Totem
Krosan Grip
Submerge
Null Rod
Rough // Tumble
Grafdigger’s Cage
Ancient Grudge
Red Elemental Blast
Sylvan Library

 

LEGACY

Maindeck

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas
Dack Fayden
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
Force of Will
Transmute Artifact
The Abyss
Ensnaring Bridge
Baleful Strix
Academy Ruins
Chalice of the Void
Engineered Explosives
Thopter Foundry
Sword of the Meek
Crucible of Worlds

Mox Diamond
Dimir Signet
Underground Sea
Volcanic Island
Polluted Delta
Flooded Strand
Island
Swamp
Ancient Tomb
City of Traitors
Wasteland

Sideboard

Ensnaring Bridge
Leyline of the Void
Goblin Welder
Toxic Deluge
Misdirection
Lodestone Golem
Helm of Obedience
Engineered Explosives
Engineered Plague

 

GW

Maindeck

Mother of Runes
AEther Vial
Phyrexian Revoker
Sylvan Library
Stoneforge Mystic
Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
Serra Avenger
Spirit of the Labyrinth
Swords to Plowshares
Sword of Fire and Ice
Umezawa’s Jitte
Flickerwisp
Batterskull

Rishadan Port
Wasteland
Karakas
Windswept Heath
Plains
Savannah
Cavern of Souls

Sideboard

Gaddock Teeg
Rest in Peace
Enlightened Tutor
Grafdigger’s Cage
Pithing Needle
Ratchet Bomb
Krosan Grip
2 flex slots

 

JUND

Maindeck

Thoughtseize
Inquisition of Kozilek
Red Elemental Blast
Sylvan Library
Punishing Fire
Lightning Bolt
Abrupt Decay
Liliana of the Veil
Koth of the Hammer
Deathrite Shaman
Dark Confidant
Tarmogoyf
Bloodbraid Elf

Grove of the Burnwillows
Bayou
Taiga
Badlands
Wasteland
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Wooded Foothills
Verdant Catacombs
Forest
Swamp

 

Sideboard

Slaughter Games
Chains of Mephistopheles
Ancient Grudge
Krosan Grip
Red Elemental Blast
Duress
Golgari Charm
Nihil Spellbomb

 


This podcast was originally hosted on eternalcentral.com. Thanks a lot to them, and especially JACO with their help in preserving these earlier episiodes! I am reuploading them to itsJulian.com to keep them available to the world for everyone looking to delve deep into the history of one of Eternal’s oldest podcasts.

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