Everyday Eternal #8: Taking Control

In episode eight of #EverydayEternal, Matt Pavlic (sdematt), Jacob Kory (@MTGKoby on Twitter), Sean O’Brien (nedleeds), and Sam Craven (@TheCravenOne on Twitter) discuss the second of Magic’s pillar archetypes; control. The cast talk about what a control deck is, including historical examples, how to play, and how to build. Non-blue mages need not fret; there’s plenty of discussion of other forms of control including Staxx’s taxing effects and Pox’s hand control.

Here’s the timestamped table of contents for your listening ease and enjoyment:
0:01:02 What is a control deck?
0:03:19 Examples of control decks, current and historical
0:10:06 The new face of control: Jace, the Mind Sculptor
0:14:42 Other planeswalkers as win conditions
0:16:52 Non-permission control
0:24:07 How to play control
0:31:27 When to use fetchlands
0:38:12 How to build a control deck
0:45:15 How to play against control
0:51:03 Off the rails: Building Advisor Tribal
0:52:35 What have you been playing recently?
1:00:28 Outro, including Koby & Sean’s “singing”
Total runtime: 1:01:08


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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