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!

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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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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:

Results from the Japanese Banlist Format Matt dicussed:

If you don’t know what VB, XXXX or Foster’s are…

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:–Martello-Shops-And-3rd-Place-At-Vintage-Champs.html

The Powerless Eldrazi list that came second at Eternal Extravaganza!

Weekly Legacy in Melbourne:

Legacy MtG in Sydney:

Legacy Tuesdays in Brisbane:

New Zealand Eternal Magic (info about the New Zealand Eternal Event should be here!):

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:

Eldritch Moon Card Image Gallery:

The “Greg Hatch Special”:
And featured on camera!

Look at me, I’m the DCI:

What is Noble Fish?

“Jace, the Mind Sculptor” – Tha Gatherin’

“An Interview with the Man Behind the Buyouts” by Corbin Hosler

Dick Smith “Pump and Dump” as mentioned by Matt:


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:
Introduction to Delver:
SCG Worcester Recap and Prison-Control Decks:

Weekly Legacy in Melbourne:

Legacy MtG in Sydney:

Legacy Tuesdays in Brisbane:

New Zealand Eternal Magic (info about the New Zealand Eternal Event should be here!):

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

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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:

Patty’s old-ish (though still relevant) article about Sneak & Show:

You can also check out Riccardo’s Melbourne Legacy League that we mentioned; feel free to join if you’re interested and in Melbourne!

Check out Legacy Top 8er Mase’s GUF Werribee, and visit if you’re nearby:

And per usual, check out the Melbourne Weekly Legacy Group for those in the area and ready to jam!

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

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The Salt Mine Episode 2.1: GP Columbus and Prague Discussion

Welcome to the second episode of The Salt Mine! In the first half of this two-part episode we roundup the two Legacy GPs in Columbus and Prague, that occurred over the weekend of June 10-12, bantering about the interesting decks and cards that made appearances.

Also, warning, Steve experienced some mic problems on this episode, so there’s a bit of crackling towards the end of the episode. However, we’ve remedied this in future episodes (he bought a new mic), though hopefully it’s endurable for this episode! Much apologies!

Follow our along our discussion of decks by looking at MTGTop8!
GP Columbus:
GP Prague:

Catch The Brainstorm Show, the cast we mentioned that features GP Columbus Top 8er Wilson Hunter! You can hear their discussion of their Columbus experience in their most recent episode.

You can catch Sean’s long-winded RUG Delver primer on The Gray Merchants website.
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:

Check out the Melbourne Weekly Legacy Group if you’re in the area and keen to play some Legacy!

Song featured on this episode, in order of appearance, are:
“Death to Los Campesinos” by Los Campesinos!
“You Sexy Thing” by Hot Chocolate
“Evie” by Stevie Wright

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The Salt Mine Episode 1: Eternal Masters, EMA and Shit-talking

Welcome to the first episode of The Salt Mine! Four ANZAC lads talk about the Australian Eternal scene, discussing the upcoming Eternal Weekend tournament and their deck choices and give their thoughts and criticisms (mainly about crappy art) on the Eternal Masters set just released. All while making make fun of each other. Of course.

Melbourne’s weekly Legacy Facebook page:

Songs, in order of appearance:
“Solid Rock” by Goanna
“Vice Grip” by Parkway Drive

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