The Salt Mine Episode 8: The People of Melbourne Legacy

On this off-beat episode of The Salt Mine we have recordings from a party on the 8th of October, 2016, involving some of Melbourne’s Legacy regulars. Sean interviews them, learns how they got into Magic, Legacy, what decks they love and how they feel about our local Legacy scene. Do note, due to the drunkiness (of everyone) and party atmosphere there is:

a) lots of background noise.
b) lots of swearing.

Nonetheless, enjoy this very different style of episode, as it nicely reflects how Melbourne Legacy has gone further than just the game of Magic – it has fostered friendships and community that can band together and have a house party. And that is awesome.

Songs, in order of appearance:
“Elegantly Wasted” by INXS
“Party” by Girls’ Generation
“Genesis” by Grimes
“Cold World” by GZA
“Laser Beam” by Perfume
“Losing You” by Solange
“Scotty Doesn’t Know” by Lustra
“Monkey Gone to Heaven” by Pixies

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The Salt Mine Episode 7: The 2017 GP Schedule and the Future of Legacy

In this week’s episode we confront a topic we’ve been meaning to talk about for some time… The 2017 GP schedule, lacking Legacy GPs in Europe and Asia. Is this an indication of what the future of Legacy holds? We bring Dice_Box from The Source to discuss this.

We rant, we get emotional, we probably offend people, we probably get facts wrong. But hopefully we’ve brought some issues into light which are things we, as Legacy players, have to come to terms with or take action upon. From this episode, above all, we would love to hear your feedback. Yell at us, criticise us, tell us we’re wrong. Discussion and thought is all we want to prompt with this.

Wizards of the Coasts GP Schedule:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/premier-calendar#/overview

Julian’s European Legacy Events Calendar:
http://itsjulian.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/EUTournaments2.png

Helene Bergeot’s Tweet:
https://twitter.com/HeleneBergeot/status/760709606217744385

We probably got stuff wrong… GP New Jersey was the third largest GP (at the time) but indeed was the largest Legacy event, ever.
http://magic.wizards.com/en/events/coverage/gpnj14

Uh, the thing about pigs and British Prime Ministers…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piggate

Dan Signorini’s 4c Delver Tournament Report:
http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/showthread.php?30822-GP-Columbus-9th-with-BURG-Delver

Steve’s 4c Delver:

Creatures: (13)
4 Deathrite Shaman
4 Delver of Secrets
2 Nimble Mongoose
2 Tarmogoyf
1 True-Name Nemesis

Non-Creature Spells: (28)
3 Abrupt Decay
4 Brainstorm
1 Fire // Ice
4 Daze
4 Force of Will
4 Lightning Bolt
4 Spell Pierce
4 Ponder

Lands: (19)
4 Flooded Strand
1 Misty Rainforest
4 Polluted Delta
2 Tropical Island
2 Underground Sea
2 Volcanic Island
4 Wasteland

Sideboard: (15)
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Darkblast
2 Golgari Charm
1 Grim Lavamancer
1 Life from the Loam
3 Red Elemental Blast
2 Grafdigger’s Cage
1 Sylvan Library
1 True-Name Nemesis
2 Thoughtseize

Sean’s White Stompy:

Creatures: (24)
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
2 Sanctum Prelate
4 Thought-Knot Seer
2 Reality Smasher
1 Palace Jailer

Non-Creature Spells: (11)
4 Chalice of the Void
3 Mox Diamond
2 Dismember
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Warping Wail

Lands: (25)
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Eldrazi Temple
4 Wasteland
2 Karakas
7 Plains

Sideboard: (15)
3 Rest in Peace
2 Containment Priest
2 Stoneforge Mystic
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Spatial Contortion
2 Winter Orb
1 Disenchant
1 Batterskull

Top 4 of Sean’s Tournament:
http://tcdecks.net/deck.php?id=21354

I’ve Got Nuffin’ Left!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlpYAaS2Efc

Jacob Wilson’s Stifle-Off:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaF8OPT4vjQ

Shout-Outs to the Communities!
Melbourne: https://www.facebook.com/groups/983039051753924/
Sydney: https://www.facebook.com/groups/syd.legacy.mtg/
Brisbane: https://www.facebook.com/groups/legacytuesdays/
New Zealand: https://www.facebook.com/groups/211644605657328/

Songs, in order of appearance:
“Fuckwit City” by Cosmic Psychos
“You Are Invited” by The Dismemberment Plan
“Play” by Dal Santo

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Email: thesaltminepodcast@gmail.com
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The Salt Mine Episode 6: Conspiracy, New Zealand Eternal Weekends and Steven Bids Adieu to the Goblins!

This week we chat with Adrian Kitto about the New Zealand Eternal Weekend which Steve and Matt went to, talk about some of the new cards printed in Conspiracy: Take the Crown and Kaladesh. Steve also bids adieu to his beloved Legacy deck after finally winning a tournament with Goblins and looks forward to a new era with 4c Delver.

Steve’s Goblins List:

Creatures: (32)
4 Gempalm Incinerator
1 Goblin Chieftain
4 Goblin Lackey
4 Goblin Matron
4 Goblin Piledriver
4 Goblin Ringleader
1 Goblin Sharpshooter
4 Goblin Warchief
3 Mogg War Marshal
1 Siege-Gang Commander
1 Skirk Prospector
1 Tin Street Hooligan

Non-Creature Spells: (5)
4 Æther Vial
1 Tarfire

Lands: (23)
3 Bloodstained Mire
4 Cavern of Souls
4 Rishadan Port
4 Snow-Covered Mountain
1 Taiga
4 Wasteland
3 Wooded Foothills

Sideboard: (15)
1 Ancient Grudge
1 Krosan Grip
1 Pendelhaven
3 Pyrokinesis
3 Relic of Progenitus
1 Siege-Gang Commander
1 Stingscourger
1 Sudden Demise
2 Sulfur Elemental
1 Tin Street Hooligan

Sean’s and Matt’s Death and Staxes

Lands: (25)
4 Ancient Tomb
4 Cavern of SOuls
2 City of Traitors
4 Eldrazi Temple
2 Karakas
5 Plains
4 Wasteland

Creatures: (25)
2 Blade Splicer
4 Eldrazi Displacer
4 Lodestone Golem
4 Phyrexian Revoker
4 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben
3 Thalia, Heretic Cathar
4 Thought-Knot Seer

Non-Creature Spells: (10)
2 Dismember
1 Warping Wail
4 Chalice of the Void
3 Mox Diamond

Sideboard: (15)
2 Containment Priest
2 Disenchant
2 Mindbreak Trap
3 Rest in Peace
3 Swords to Plowshares
1 Warping Wail
2 Winter Orb

Top 8 Decklists from the New Zealand Eternal Weekend:
http://www.mtgtop8.com/event?e=13366&f=LE

Hobbymaster NZ:
https://www.facebook.com/HobbymasterNZ/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

Conspiracy: Take the Crown:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/conspiracy-take-crown

All cards spoiled so far for Kaladesh can be found here:
http://mythicspoiler.com/kld/index.html

Songs featured in this episode, in order of appearance:
“Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)” by AC/DC
“Gutter Black” by Hello Sailor
“Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Crowded House

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

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!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18v3VFFSsfiKBckqjDVT3mkAo5EtyGaKU5V694lFoi5M/edit?usp=sharing

UB DepthStill

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:
http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=12303&d=270939&f=LE

The four Bedlam Reveler UR Delver list (note, he’s actually from America unlike what Sean said):
http://tcdecks.net/deck.php?id=21154&iddeck=161840

SCGINVI Legacy Open Finals: Reid Duke (Bant) vs Ben Friedman (Jeskai Delver)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V36tcM6X-DI

We’re on MTGTop8!
http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=13196&f=LE

The Twin Moon list I flicked to Tom:
http://tcdecks.net/deck.php?id=20004&iddeck=152343

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:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnuedIy-3H7OrWcJ8V2a-Xg

When I’m Feline Longmore:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sb5DBKb0UFw

The Standard UR Burn list Matt is interested in by Pedro Carvalho:
https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/455281

General Games:
https://generalgames.com.au/

The Tabernacle at Ascot Vale:
https://www.facebook.com/TheTabernacleatAV/

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

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The Salt Mine Episode 4: B/R Announcement Discussion and Building a Legacy Scene feat. Dice_Box from The Source!

Another episode! On this episode we recruit Robert “Dice_Box” Pierson, moderator on Legacy forum The Source and Bribane scene regular to discuss the recent lack of bannings or unbannings, how to get your local scene flourishing and the usual banter – including discussing beer, Legacy drinking games and more. Enjoy!

The announcement of no bannings or Unbannings:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/july-18-2016-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2016-07-18

Results from the Japanese Banlist Format Matt dicussed:
http://amclegacy.sakura.ne.jp/FSL1.html

If you don’t know what VB, XXXX or Foster’s are…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Bitter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlemaine_XXXX
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster%27s_Lager

Sean’s 12 Rabble:

Creatures: (24)
4 Goblin Rabblemaster
4 Hanweir Garrison
4 Imperial Recruiter
4 Magus of the Moon
4 Simian Spirit Guide
1 Scab-Clan Berserker
1 Pia and Kiran Nalaar
1 Phyrexian Revoker
1 Avalanche Riders

Non-Creature Spells: (16)
4 Blood Moon
4 Chalice of the Void
3 Chrome Mox
3 Trinisphere
1 Umezawa’s Jitte
1 Sword of Fire and Ice

Lands: (20)
4 Ancient Tomb
4 City of Traitors
1 Hanweir Battlements
3 Cavern of Souls
8 Mountain

Sideboard: (15)
3 Leyline of the Void
3 Fiery Confluence
2 Sudden Shock
2 Ensnaring Bridge
1 Chandra, Flamecaller
1 Faerie Macabre
1 Goblin Sharpshooter
1 Koth of the Hammer
1 Manic Vandal

Raffaele Forino’s article discussing Shops and destroying Sacred Cows:
https://www.starcitygames.com/article/24921_Awaken-The-Giant–Martello-Shops-And-3rd-Place-At-Vintage-Champs.html

The Powerless Eldrazi list that came second at Eternal Extravaganza!
http://mtgtop8.com/event?e=12824&d=274442&f=VI

Weekly Legacy in Melbourne:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/983039051753924/

Legacy MtG in Sydney:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/syd.legacy.mtg/

Legacy Tuesdays in Brisbane:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/legacytuesdays/

New Zealand Eternal Magic (info about the New Zealand Eternal Event should be here!):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/211644605657328/

Songs featured in this episode, in order of appearance:
“Hello”by The Cat Empire
“Berserk Warrior” by Mental As Anything

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The Salt Mine Episode 3: SCG Worcester Recap, Eldritch Moon Set Review, Buyouts and Other Saltiness!

This week Steve, Sean and Matt run through an ultra-long episode, featuring SCG Worcester, an Eldritch Moon set review, banter about buyouts, talks about Pokemon Go!, Narwhals and general saltiness! Enjoy!

SCG Worcester Top 32:
http://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/scg-legacy-open-worcester-2016-07-10

Eldritch Moon Card Image Gallery:
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/card-image-gallery/eldritch-moon-2016-06-28

The “Greg Hatch Special”:
http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/greg-hatchs-mono-u-martyr/
And featured on camera!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkwLJjBGzEE

Look at me, I’m the DCI:
http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=9771

What is Noble Fish?
http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/showthread.php?27866-Noble-Fish/
http://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/227872

“Jace, the Mind Sculptor” – Tha Gatherin’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnYhG_ekoH8

“An Interview with the Man Behind the Buyouts” by Corbin Hosler
http://blog.mtgprice.com/2016/07/05/an-interview-with-the-man-behind-the-buyouts/

Dick Smith “Pump and Dump” as mentioned by Matt:
https://foragerfunds.com/bristlemouth/dick-smith-is-the-greatest-private-equity-heist-of-all-time/

Narwhal!
http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=narwhal

Sean’s Manaless Dredge list!

Creatures: (42)
4 Narcomoeba
4 Golgari Thug
4 Ichorid
4 Nether Shadow
4 Phantasmagorian
4 Stinkweed Imp
4 Street Wraith
4 Golgari Grave-Troll
4 Prized Amalgam
2 Whirlpool Rider
2 Shambling Shell
1 Griselbrand
1 Flayer of the Hatebound

Non-Creature Spells: (18)
4 Gitaxian Probe
4 Bridge from Below
4 Cabal Therapy
3 Force of Will
3 Dread Return

Sideboard: (15)
4 Contagion
3 Disrupting Shoal
3 Faerie Macabre
2 Mindbreak Trap
2 Unmask
1 Force of Will

Sean’s MTGGoldfish Articles, This Week in Legacy:
Introduction to Legacy: http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/this-week-in-legacy-introduction-to-legacy
Introduction to Delver: http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/this-week-in-legacy-introduction-to-delver
SCG Worcester Recap and Prison-Control Decks: http://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/this-week-in-legacy-scg-worcester-recap-and-prison-control-decks

Weekly Legacy in Melbourne:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/983039051753924/

Legacy MtG in Sydney:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/syd.legacy.mtg/

Legacy Tuesdays in Brisbane:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/legacytuesdays/

New Zealand Eternal Magic (info about the New Zealand Eternal Event should be here!):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/211644605657328/

Songs featured in this episode, in order of appearance:
“Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again” by The Angels
“Metro” by Advantage Lucy

Contact us via
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Twitter: @SaltMinePodcast
Website: thesaltminesite.com

The Salt Mine Episode 2.2: Interview with Eternal Masters Winner Patty Robertson and Tournament Round-Up

Welcome to the second half of episode two of The Salt Mine! In this segment we interview Patrick Robertson, winner of the Legacy portion of Australia’s Eternal Masters event, and gain some insight into his experience crushing in Legacy and winning a Mox Ruby. We also discuss our own experiences (or misfortunes, or whatever) throughout the event and be generally salty. Enjoy!

Check out Patty and the rest of the GastMTG crew on their site:
http://gasmtg.com/

Patty’s old-ish (though still relevant) article about Sneak & Show:
https://www.sneakandshow.com/article/SneakAttack

You can also check out Riccardo’s Melbourne Legacy League that we mentioned; feel free to join if you’re interested and in Melbourne!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/melbourne.legacy/?ref=bookmarks

Check out Legacy Top 8er Mase’s GUF Werribee, and visit if you’re nearby:
https://www.facebook.com/GufWerribee/

And per usual, check out the Melbourne Weekly Legacy Group for those in the area and ready to jam!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/983039051753924/

Songs featured in this episode, in order of appearance:
“Things Don’t Seem” by Australian Crawls
“Show and Tell” by Al Wilson
“Tremolo +A” by Ling Tosite Sigure

Contact us via
Email: thesaltminepodcast@gmail.com
Twitter: @SaltMinePodcast
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