The Salt Mine Episode 5: GP Sydney Side Event Discussion and the Sydney Scene feat. Tom Gilmore

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This week we bring on Tom Gilmore from Sydney to discuss the Sydney scene, the Legacy side events that recently occurred at GP Sydney and we shake out what cards from Eldritch Moon made appearances in the weeks after our set review. We also discuss the smalll tournament that Sean and Steve went well in. Amazing!

GP Sydney Metagame Breakdown!

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Creatures: (4)
4 Vampire Hexmage

Non-Creature Spells: (31)
4 Standstill
4 Brainstorm
4 Force of Will
1 Intuition
2 Spell Pierce
3 Ponder
1 Preordain
3 Thoughtseize

Lands: (25)
2 Crucible of Worlds
3 Expedition Map
4 Mox Diamond
1 Creeping Tar Pit
4 Dark Depths
2 Island
4 Polluted Delta
4 Thespian’s Stage
3 Underground Sea
3 Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
4 Wasteland

Sideboard: (15)
2 Apostle’s Blessing
1 Flusterstorm
4 Leyline of the Void
1 Maze of Ith
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Pithing Needle
1 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale
1 Toxic Deluge

NO Treefolk

Lands: (21)
3 Forest
2 Overgrown Tomb
4 Savannah
2 Bayou
1 Temple Garden
4 Murmuring Bosk
4 Windswept Heath
1 Dryad Arbor

Non-Creature Spells: (20)
3 Swords to Plowshares
4 Abrupt Decay
4 Natural Order
2 Exploration
3 Green Sun’s Zenith
1 Council’s Judgement
3 Pernicious Deed

Creatures: (21)
2 Grand Abolisher
4 Strangleroot Geist
1 Sigarda, Host of Herons
1 Novablast Wurm
1 Progenitus
1 Faerie Macabre
2 Timber Protector
3 Birds of Paradise
4 Dungrove Elder
1 Dauntless Dourbark
1 Empyrical Archangel

Sideboard: (15)
1 Maelstrom Pulse
1 Sudden Spoiling
2 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Cursed Totem
1 Pithing Needle
1 Melira, Sylvok Outcast
3 Leyline of the Void
2 Leyline of Sanctity
1 Trygon Predator
2 Krosan Grip

What crazy ElfBall guy? This guy, David Teze:

The four Bedlam Reveler UR Delver list (note, he’s actually from America unlike what Sean said):

SCGINVI Legacy Open Finals: Reid Duke (Bant) vs Ben Friedman (Jeskai Delver)

We’re on MTGTop8!

The Twin Moon list I flicked to Tom:

Steve’s Punishing Maverick list:

Creatures: (22)
3 Deathrite Shaman
1 Gaddock Teeg
4 Knight of the Reliquary
4 Mother of Runes
1 Noble Hierarch
2 Qasali Pridemage
1 Scavenging Ooze
1 Scryb Ranger
3 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Thalia, Heretic Cathar

Non-Creature Spells: (15)
1 Sylvan Library
3 Punishing Fire
4 Swords to Plowshares
4 Green Sun’s Zenith
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Sword of Light and Shadow
1 Umezawa’s Jitte

Lands: (23)
1 Bayou
1 Dryad Arbor
3 Grove of the Burnwillows
1 Karakas
1 Plains
1 Plateau
3 Savannah
1 Snow-Covered Forest
1 Taiga
3 Wasteland
4 Windswept Heath
3 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
2 Boil
1 Bojuka Bog
3 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Gaddock Teeg
2 Krosan Grip
1 Pithing Needle
1 Punishing Fire
2 Surgical Extraction
1 Thrun, the Last Troll
1 Tormod’s Crypt

Feline’s YouTube Channel, featuring her “Life Is Amazing” series:

When I’m Feline Longmore:

The Standard UR Burn list Matt is interested in by Pedro Carvalho:

General Games:

The Tabernacle at Ascot Vale:

Songs featured in this episode, in order of appearance:
“Rain” by Dragon
“Wrong Direction” by British India

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One thought on “The Salt Mine Episode 5: GP Sydney Side Event Discussion and the Sydney Scene feat. Tom Gilmore”

  1. I know this is old, but I just got tipped off to this podcast (and episode) by a friend of mine. NO Treefolk is totally my dad’s deck. Faerie Macabre and Novablast Wurm are my fault since at our local Legacy event I play Reanimator every week. He’s glad you got a kick out of his deck. But yes, he’s well known in our local scene for playing the weirdest piles of cards and them somehow doing ok.


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