The Salt Mine Episode 17: GP Seattle Analysis and “What Happened to ANT and D&T?” feat. Michael Webb

The Salt Mine finally return, this time with Melbourne ANT specialist Michael Webb in their wings, analysing where the metagame’s moving post-GP Seattle, the perceived under performance of ANT and Death & Taxes and what they’re looking to play for Australia’s upcoming Masters event.

Rugved’s Preordain Miracles Article:
https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/beating-the-best-deck-with-upkeep-terminus/

Jim Davis’ Miracles Primer:
http://www.starcitygames.com/article/36752_Basic-Lands-Are-Better-Than-Duals-Back-To-Basics-In-Legacy.html

Blue Waffle (NSFW):
http://www.lmfgtfy.com/?q=blue+waffle

The ultimate Zealous Persecution – Thomas Hertzog (Maverick) vs. Ben Weinberg (RUG Delver):
https://youtu.be/26PPRnVCLVA?t=2353

Our good friend, Cyrus Corman-GIMM:

Steve’s D&T list:

Non-Creature Spells: (14)
4 Æther Vial
1 Sword of Body and Mind
1 Sword of Fire and Ice
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
4 Swords to Plowshares
3 Spectral Procession

Creature (23)
4 Phyrexian Revoker
3 Flickerwisp
2 Mirran Crusader
4 Mother of Runes
1 Recruiter of the Guard
2 Serra Avenger
3 Stoneforge Mystic
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben

Lands: (23)
3 Karakas
12 Plains
4 Rishadan Port
4 Wasteland

Sideboard: (15)
2 Cataclysm
2 Containment Priest
2 Council’s Judgment
3 Ethersworn Canonist
1 Holy Light
2 Path to Exile
2 Rest in Peace
1 Surgical Extraction

Mono-Blue Painter primer from the The Library at Pendrell Vale:
Part 1: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/a-brief-history-of-modern-painting/
Part 2: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/the-painters-palette/
Part 3: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/a-broad-canvas-of-options/
Part 4: https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/legacy-league-with-blue-painter/

Team America “Inside the Deck” feat. Dan Signorini:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6GtH7BYizs

Maverick “Inside the Deck” feat. more Dan Signorini
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9mvnnJjIlI

The Salt Mine Episode 16 ft Callum Smith aka Whitefaces – The Unexpected Rise of Miracles and Canadian Thresh.

  We’re back! Happy New Year dear listeners! We leap into 2018 with a longtime friend of the cast, Callum Smith also known as Whitefaces on MtgtheSource and Magic Online. In this cast we take an in-depth look at the new Miracles lists that Callum has helped to pioneer and examine the strengths and weaknesses… Continue reading The Salt Mine Episode 16 ft Callum Smith aka Whitefaces – The Unexpected Rise of Miracles and Canadian Thresh.

The Salt Mine Episode 15: GP Vegas Wrap-Up feat. Alex Jay Chen and Ethan Gaieski of Team Mongoose

Welcome dear listeners to another episode of The Salt Mine! On this episode Steve, Sean and Matt are joined by streamers Alex Jay Chen and Ethan Gaieski to talk about GP Vegas. They banter about the results, Alex and Ethan’s runs, as well as a variety of other topics, such as where Alex and Ethan see themselves with Magic, the nature of content creation and the typical ragging on Sneak & Show. Enjoy!

Ethan Gaieski’s GP Montreal Top 8!
http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpmon17/top-8-decklists-2017-05-21

Alex (Grixis Delver) vs. Tom Ross (Infect)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EeejG2PVPI

Alex and Ethan’s stream!
https://www.twitch.tv/alexjchen

Andrew Calderon’s interview by Thraben University:
http://www.thrabenuniversity.com/?p=1145

Trent Clarke’s 4c Control Report:
https://thesaltminesite.com/2017/06/13/the-fair-way-into-top-8-top-8-of-legacy-masters-with-4c-control/

Who is PewDiePie? Here is PewDiePie’s YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/PewDiePie

Josiah’s tournament report:
https://www.reddit.com/r/GoblinsMTG/comments/6irlyh/gp_las_vegas_legacy_goblins_tournament_report/

NLG Dandenong Eternal Weekend metagame breakdown:
https://thesaltminesite.com/2017/06/26/nlg-dandenong-legacy-masters-metagame-breakdown/

Songs, in order of appearance:
“Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley
“Fuckin’ Problems” by A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar

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Twitter: @SaltMinePodcast

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The Salt Mine Episode 14.1: Australian Eternal Masters Weekend Preparation

Happy one year anniversary to The Salt Mine! This time last year we were running through our preparation for the Australian Eternal Masters event (our equivalent of Eternal Weekend) and this year, we’ll be doing the same, thinking about what we’ll be playing and what decks will be out in force. Enjoy!

General Games Legacy Top 8:
http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=15713&f=LE

General Games Coverage:
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/147681899

Lukas Diem (ANT) vs. Hamish Gould (Junk Depths)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srFEk50hsiY

The Brainstorm Show’s recent episode, featuring their new Storm list:
http://www.thebrainstormshow.com/podcasts/episode-032-storm-reborn/

Steve’s Team Australia:

Creatures: (12)
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Tombstalker
2 True-Name Nemesis

Non-Creature Spells: (29)
4 Brainstorm
1 Counterspell
4 Daze
2 Fatal Push
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Spell Pierce
1 Spell Snare
4 Stifle
4 Ponder

Lands: (19)
1 Badlands
4 Polluted Delta
4 Scalding Tarn
1 Tropical Island
3 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Sideboard: (15)
2 Ancient Grudge
1 Flusterstorm
1 Diabolic Edict
1 Dread of Night
1 Forked Bolt
1 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Marsh Casualties
1 Pyroblast
1 Red Elemental Blast
1 Set Adrift
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Thoughtseize

Sean’s Grixis Angler Delver:

Creatures: (12)
4 Delver of Secrets
4 Deathrite Shaman
3 Gurmag Angler
1 True-Name Nemesis

Non-Creature Spells: (30)
4 Brainstorm
4 Ponder
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Stifle
2 Spell Pierce
2 Spell Snare
4 Lightning Bolt
1 Dismember
1 Fatal Push

Lands: (18)
4 Polluted Delta
4 Flooded Strand
3 Volcanic Island
2 Underground Sea
1 Tropical Island
4 Wasteland

Sideboard: (15)
2 Submerge
2 Surgical Extraction
2 Thoughtseize
2 Ancient Grudge
2 Forked Bolt
2 Pyroblast
1 Flusterstorm
1 True-Name Nemesis
1 Winter Orb

Julian’s incredible breakdown of MKM Frankfurt!
http://itsjulian.com/too-much-information-mkm-series-frankfurt/

Phil Gallagher highlights where D&T is going:
http://www.thrabenuniversity.com/?p=1054

Eternal Masters Legacy Event 2015
http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=10602&f=LE

Eternal Masters 2017 details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1231830370264964/

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RSS Feed: https://thesaltminesite.com/category/podcasts/feed/
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Songs, in order of appearance:
“There She Goes My Beautiful World” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
“#billyocean” by Rollergirl!

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The Salt Mine Episode 13: Sensei’s Divining Top Banned feat. Dice_Box

Well, we’re finally back for a cast! After a long bit of hiatus thanks to work basically killing all of us, we regroup with Sean, Matt, Steve and third-time guest Dice who look towards the Top banning and its ramfications on Legacy. How did we all feel about the ban? What will the metagame look like once it’s gone? We also briefly discuss other random topics, with Dice touching on Vintage, Sean speaking about Blood Moons and other things. Enjoy!

Ander’s articles on The Library at Pendrell Vale:
https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/rants-and-reflections-after-ew-2017/
https://thelibraryatpendrellvale.com/all-hail-the-king-but-kill-the-kingmaker/

European Eternal Weekend 2017:
http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=15180

EE6 Top 8:
http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=15189

Bob Huang’s Episode on Leaving a Legacy:
http://mtgcast.com/mtgcast-podcast-shows/active-podcast-shows/leaving-a-legacy/leaving-a-legacy-ep-126-ee6-with-bob-huang

Bob’s article on Miracles:
https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/does-legacy-need-a-new-ban/

SCG Worcester Top 32:
http://sales.starcitygames.com/deckdatabase/deckshow.php?event_ID=20&t%5Bevent%5D=3&start_date=2017-04-08&end_date=2017-04-09&city=&order_1=finish&limit=8&t_num=1&action=Show+Decks

Tusk Talk Episode 18
http://www.eternalcentral.com/tusk-talk-podcast-episode-18-top-banned-gush-probe-restricted-and-team-tusk-going-off/

minniehajj’s blog post “A Treatise on Miracles, Legacy and Me”:
https://minniehajj.wordpress.com/2017/04/29/a-treatise-on-miracles-legacy-and-me/

Phil Gallagher’s first article on Death & Taxes post-Top ban:
http://www.thrabenuniversity.com/?p=973

Bob Huang’s “Deathrite Is Next” article:
https://www.channelfireball.com/articles/deathrite-is-next/

Rodrigo’s “Fuck You Green”:
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Feline Longmore’s Sensei’s Divining Top viking funeral:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_EtDaA_nyM

The Legacy Premier League:
http://itsjulian.com/category/legacy-premier-league/

Australian Eternal Masters weekend:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1231830370264964/

New Zealand Representationals:
http://www.mtgadept.com/representationals-1/

Songs, in order of appearance:

“Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead!” from The Wizard of Oz
“Burn the Witch” by Radiohead
“Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There” from Persona 5
“Suicide Is Painless” covered by The Manic Street Preachers

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RSS Feed: https://thesaltminesite.com/category/podcasts/feed/
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Twitter: @SaltMinePodcast

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The Salt Mine Episode 12: CanCon 2017 Legacy Round-Up feat. Winner Stephen Tang!

Welcome to another episode of The Salt Mine! After all our international guests we take it back to Australia and talk about the recent tournaments we’ve been to. With the large Guf Ballarat tournament in the rear view, we talk about our preparation for CanCon 2017’s Legacy event, how our tournaments went and other general banter about our experiences in the nation’s capital and where the metagame is going. Enjoy!

Guf Ballarat Metagame Breakdown:

chart

Tang’s Report and list:
https://thesaltminesite.com/2017/01/30/spin-it-to-win-it-lucksacking-into-first-place-at-cancon/

Brad Nelson’s DeathBlade article:
http://www.starcitygames.com/article/29004_Death-Defining–An-Esper-Deathblade-Primer.html

Philipp Schönegger’s Miracles primer:
http://www.mtgmintcard.com/articles/writers/philipp-sch%C3%B6negger/legacy-lessons-a-new-miracle

Philipp Schönegger’s Flusterstorm article:
http://www.mtgmintcard.com/articles/writers/philipp-sch%C3%B6negger/legacy-lessons-all-about-flusterstorm

Where’s my report? It’s here! Sean’s Death & Taxes report:
https://thesaltminesite.com/2017/02/15/a-love-that-keeps-on-giving-top-8-at-cancon-2017-legacy-with-death-taxes/

Pro Tour Aether Revolt controversy:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/ptaer/disqualification-in-round-5-of-pro-tour-aether-revolt-2017-02-03

Seinfeld “The Opera” snippet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K94YCsOIv40

CBR MTG Legacy videos:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPwhBsqJDTTuQALSr0mxkbQ

CanCon 2017 Legacy metagame breakdown:

breakdown

NZ Eternal announcement in the “MTG NZ Eternal Magic” Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/211644605657328/

Prostate cancer charity event – “Duals to Protect the Jewels” – Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/369318940116309/

Jonathan Alexander’s Dark Thresh list:
https://theweeklywars.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/theweeklywars-17-an-elf-a-human-and-a-mongoose-walk-into-a-bar/

Kai Sawatari’s 6-0 with Dark Thresh:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQXbJrHBM2b/

Sean’s Dark Thresh:
https://deckstats.net/decks/82103/669640-dark-thresh/en

Graham King’s MonoBlue Painter:

Lands: (19)
10 Island
4 Flooded Strand
2 Polluted Delta
2 Ancient Tomb
1 Academy Ruins

Creatures: (8)
4 Painter’s Servant
3 Trinket Mage
1 Spellskite

Non-Creature Spells: (33)
4 Whir of Invention
4 Ponder
4 Brainstorm
4 Counterbalance
4 Sensei’s Divining Top
3 Grindstone
1 Pithing Needle
1 Ensnaring Bridge
4 Force of will
2 Blue Elemental Blast
2 Hydroblast

Julian’s Legacy Challenge Videos:
http://itsjulian.com/legacy-challenge-videos-with-elves/

Songs, in order of appearance:
“Sponge State” by Sløtface
“Shooting Stars” by Bag Raiders

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RSS Feed: https://thesaltminesite.com/category/podcasts/feed/
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