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The Bash Bros Podcast is a weekly Magic: the Gathering podcast hosted by two of Magic’s most famous brothers: Corey Baumeister & Brad Nelson. Each week, they’ll have a very special guest (perhaps Former Champion Brian Braun-Duin) and talk about strategy, improving your skills, and having the most fun you can while playing Magic!
 
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Bryan couldn’t make it this week, so Gerry recruited Pioneer specialist Todd Anderson to hang out, catch up, and get his perspective on Pioneer and which decks are actually good.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi TateishiTimestamps:Cooking & Streaming with Todd - 1:21OP system thoughts - 25…
 
Standard season marches on and the first seeds of innovation have been planted. Gruul Aggro, Bant, and Izzet Control have begun to make appearances, but there's even wackier stuff going on if you're willing to dig a little deeper. Plus, you know the boys love them some discourse--what's their take on Unfinity preview season?Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending…
 
The boys are doing their best to diversify. Obviously there are post-Dominaria check-ins on Standard, Modern, and Pioneer. But would you believe the boys find the time to talk Limited and gasp Legacy this week!!?? Find out what's got the guys waxing on every format in Magic, and why Scarwood hag is way closer to a masterpiece than a disaster.https:…
 
Dominaria United is a difficult set to evaluate, but Gerry and Bryan are going to try. With several cards on the Top 10 list that are either busted or unplayable, it's an episode that's... interesting.Timestamps:Honorable mentions - 3:1810 - 15:069 - 17:128 - 20:397 - 24:316 - 25:565 - 27:154 - 29:303 - 31:072 - 33:111 - 38:10arenadecklists.ggpatre…
 
Week 1 of Magic’s newest set is in the books, and the boys are hard at work reviewing the results. Find out what’s impressed so far in Standard, Pioneer, and even get a quick check in on Modern!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.ggpatreon.com/arenadeckliststwitch.tv/ar…
 
At this point, Dominaria United is out on MTG Arena, but Gerry and Bryan haven't even finished reviewing the set yet! Get their final thoughts before their Top 10 show in a couple days.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi TateishiTimestamps:Defiler of Instinct - 4:21The Elder Dragon War - 7:3…
 
After missing last week, Gerry and Bryan have plenty of Dominaria United previews to catch up on. There's not one, but two cards Gerry thinks were made just for him, and that's just in the first half of the set!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi TateishiTimestamps:Serra Paragon - 8:09Valian…
 
As the qualifying season continues, Gerry and Bryan continue to keep tabs on all of the most important news and formats. This week, the boys are talking about Modern, Magic’s 30 anniversary celebration, and their favorite genres of music.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadeckli…
 
Despite already having his invite, Gerry hit the road to observe a few Pioneer PTQs this week. Hear what underappreciated tool he built his deck around as the boys weigh in on all the best decks in Pioneer. And this time around, they're reading the front AND THE BACK of their cards!Timestamps:Bryan's RCQ - 3:20Mono Green - 19:17Rakdos Sacrifice - 2…
 
The boys are back with a show covering a menagerie of topics, including their first impressions of Dominaria United! Also featuring Bryan’s PTQ top 8 flameout, how and when to goldfish, recruiting others to join your cult, and the importance of clear communication in Magic. Something for everyone!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Mus…
 
It's been a while, but Gerry played paper Magic and won his first RCQ with the Omnath deck he's been talking about for months. Is 4c Omnath the absolute best deck to be playing in Modern or are there weaknesses to exploit?Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.ggpatreon.co…
 
With their first PTQs just around the corner, it's time for the guys to get to work and do some playtesting. Thankfully, one of them seems to understand that, and Gerry has a weekend's worth of observations about the best decks in Modern. And Bryan... well he definitely bought some new Magic cards! You can't say the team doesn't understand their st…
 
PTQs are in full swing, including on Magic Online where huge fields competed in both Pioneer and Modern. Find out what the boys are sleeving up for their own events, and what they think of this week’s developments.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.ggpatreon.com/arenad…
 
Just like old times, the boys are doing their best to get everyone ready for a PTQ season! This particular episode is designed to serve as a timeless guide to the small steps you can take along the way to guide yourself to success. From deck selection tips to evaluating your opponents, there’s something here to give everyone the edge they’re search…
 
With Bryan working on other things, it’s up to Gerry to teach him everything he needs to know about Explorer! Bryan wants to know which decks are best, how the metagame is shifting, and even forces Gerry to give his personal recommendations.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadec…
 
With Bryan currently traveling across the world, Gerry is joined by Dreamhack Dallas winner Mason Clark. They talk about how he keeps winning with Omnath in Modern, why they call him eSports, and even drop some hot takes.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi TateishiTimestamps:Dreamhack Dallas…
 
And we do mean brief. The boys intended to talk about Arena’s newest format in depth but pressing matters like turtles, international travel, and the difference between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat took over the broadcast. We’ll get ‘em next time!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Ta…
 
#MTGSNC had a huge impact on Standard. Gerry and Bryan cover the highlights and innovation of this powerful eight set Standard format (and the pitfalls of hosting large tournaments on MTG Arena).Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi TateishiTimestamps:Streets of New Capenna championship - 13:3…
 
When Gerry T decides he likes a limited format, the world better watch out. He's been living on Arena for the past few weeks, crushing New Capenna limited on his way to Mythic. Now, he's ready to share his wisdom with Bryan (and you!). A can't miss show for everyone planning on participating in the upcoming Arena Championship Qualifiers!Music:Mega …
 
It's another week and that means another #wotcgaffe. The boys air their greivances about WotC's mistreatment of Carmen Handy and even have enough time to chastise SCG for loosening their covid restrictions. If you want to get straight to the Pioneer content, I suppose you skip to the 35 minute mark, but why would you?Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"…
 
New Capenna is here and as is tradition, the boys are checking in on its influence in Modern. While it may not be the deepest set in Modern’s history, there are still plenty of shakeups to be found if you know where to look!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.ggpatreon.…
 
Magic: Arena must have gotten word that Gerry and Bryan felt spurned lately, because they came back this week with a desperate plea to keep them gaming and spending wildcards. A new format, organized play, de-emphasizing ladder… it almost sounds too good to be true. But was it enough to win the boys back? Listen and find out!Music:Mega Man 2 "Endin…
 
New Capenna is almost here, and if you’re looking to find out who will be running these Streets after it’s release, you’ve come to the right place. Hint: his name starts with an “O” and ends with a “B”.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.ggpatreon.com/arenadeckliststwit…
 
Treasure these days before we get to fully dive into the treasure that is Streets of New Capenna. What new treasures will we be adding from this set to our treasuries? What will United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen name as the card she treasures the most? Also, does returning to the same mechanics repeatedly have diminishing returns…
 
Magic’s latest set has started to hit the streets, and early reviews of New Capenna are solid. Does a trio of old friends herald a return to a planeswalker dominated Standard? Does Modern’s newest combo have what it takes to shake up the format? How good is Gerry’s Godfather impersonation? Listen and find out!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by…
 
It’s been a rough few years for competitive Magic, but the boys are finally seeing a light at the end of tunnel. Hear them break down Magic’s new Organized Play system as only they can, and find out if today’s announcement was enough to get them off the bench and battling again.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Mana…
 
The most recent Weekly MTG stream opened up a conversation on MTG Arena's economy and the playerbase is not happy. Gerry and Bryan break down some of the finer points of the stream and share their own frustrations. Plus, a bit of Modern.Feel free to use the alternate title "Is Wizards Smoking Halo?"Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | M…
 
It'll always be a Pro Tour to us. The boys are taking a crash course in Historic and Alchemy, as they review the most played archetypes for this weekends big Magic: the Gathering event (name as yet unclear). Find out what archetypes have them excited to tune in, and how you can enjoy the show along with them!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by…
 
It's time for new Magic cards, and New Capenna is kicking off with some serious upgrades for our future manabases. The present is a hot topic of discussion as well, as the boys talk through a recent Modern Tier List published on www.arenadecklists.gg , and attempt to atone for leaving out your favorite deck.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by …
 
Ostensibly, this is an episode of a Magic: the Gathering podcast focused on Standard. There will be talk about good cards and good decks. There will also be talk about general malaise, the end of a content creation era, and what the future holds for the Arena Decklists crew. Take the good with the bad, and have a listen.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending the…
 
Magic Online had the first Standard tournaments with Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty and the results are in! Did Kamigawa finally fix Standard or should we all go play Pioneer instead? As expected, Gerry and Bryan also cover plenty of nonsense, including their future in content creation, hedge funds, mental health, and more.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" R…
 
Magic's newest set has arrived, and the boys are overflowing with praise for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. One card type in particular is dominating a stacked Top 10, but rest assured this episode has a little something for every type of mage. Even if you just want to yell at them for blowing their number one pick, there's a good chance you will get your…
 
Magic’s newest set marches closer and despite their best efforts to be curmudgeons, Gerry and Bryan are getting hyped. Oddly, the guys seem to think this return to Kamigawa has a chance to make as much of a splash in older formats as it does in Standard. What cards have caught their eyes? Listen and find out!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by …
 
It’s been an interesting week in Magic: the Gathering. This episode talks about everything you’ve been wanting to know, and some things you most definitely did not want to hear about. Descriptions won’t do this justice, so just take a listen.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi TateishiTimest…
 
The unthinkable has happened. The powers-that-be in Magic: the Gathering have given Gerry and Bryan complete autonomy, and are allowing them to alter every B+R list in Magic (obv not really). What is in store for your favorite format? Standard, Modern, Legacy... even Commander are all going under the microscope in this unique look at format health!…
 
Let's be frank. The Arena Decklists boys don't think it makes any sense to give the Alchemy format your money right now. But, if you have already spent the wildcards or just hate value, the cast refuses to hang you out to dry. Using the patented Gerry T Bucket System, they give you the tools you need to think about the format critically and take ho…
 
This is it friends. Your one chance. A lot of people have been professing their love for Pioneer lately. Despite our fears that we might be making our least listened to episode ever, we caved and gave you our review of all the decks in the latest Pioneer deck dump. If you love Pioneer, this is your moment!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme" Remix by zo…
 
An Arena Decklists classic returns! Gerry and Bryan are trolling through the Modern league results to see what’s popping in everyone’s favorite format. Why do they hate your favorite deck? Listen and find out!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.ggpatreon.com/arenadeckli…
 
Alright friends, strap in for this one. It's gonna get weird. It's a slow news week for Magic: the Gathering, so the boys are talking about every thing under the sun. From the history of Magic: Online to their future plans for pet ownership, no topic is off-limits!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & …
 
Preview season is never ending, and the boys are ready for their first peek at Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty… well, kinda. In addition, we’ve got our first look at the Alchemy metagame, and an Arena Decklists consensus pick for best deck in the format!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiaren…
 
Just like that, Magic newest format is here and being played, and it brought with it some new toys. Like they do with any set, Gerry and Bryan are putting you out ahead of the field and letting you know what cards are about to shape Alchemy!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadec…
 
This week, it's a brand new format transmuted from Standard and Historic??? First we'll recap the Innistrad Championship before talking about this shiny new format and it's wild cards! WE'VE GOT SLEEVES NOW! Check them out here! https://mtgproshop.com/bash-bros-merch/ Interested in supporting the show? Leave a review on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, a…
 
Alright… maybe it’s not time for a name change quite yet. But a new Arena only format is here, and the boys are dropping their hot takes about the announcement of Alchemy. On a scale of “comatose” to “old man yells at clouds,” where do Gerry and Bryan fall on yet another bold new experiment for Magic’s digital age? Listen and find out!Music:Mega Ma…
 
This week, Corey's in the hot seat as he's helping Brad and Brian prepare for the Innistrad Championship...or is it the other way around??? Either way, it's Standard, Historic, and shenanigans as usual! WE'VE GOT SLEEVES NOW! Check them out here! https://mtgproshop.com/bash-bros-merch/ Interested in supporting the show? Leave a review on iTunes, Sp…
 
This week, we're getting down to the data prepping for Historic for the Crimsom Vow Championship! With both Brad and Brian playing and Corey in the booth, they're all invested in the research and heading off the metagame! WE'VE GOT SLEEVES NOW! Check them out here! https://mtgproshop.com/bash-bros-merch/Interested in supporting the show? Leave a re…
 
Hullbreaker Horror was dramatically under-hyped during preview season and now it's the most exciting card in Standard! Is it more oppressive than Alrund's Epiphany as a finisher? Gerry and Bryan sound off and provide some solutions.Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishiarenadecklists.gg…
 
Crimson Vow's Eternal Night is upon us but what does that mean for Standard? Does the old saying "The more things change, the more they stay the same" ring true or is this new set the breath of fresh air we need? WE'VE GOT SLEEVES NOW! Check them out here! https://mtgproshop.com/bash-bros-merch/ Interested in supporting the show? Leave a review on …
 
Is Innistrad: Crimson Vow enough to shake up a less than ideal Standard metagame? Gerry and Bryan discuss the strongest cards in the set and where they fit in.3:39 - DM Concealing Curtains11:32 - HM Cemetery Prowler13:19 - HM Welcoming Vampire17:36 - Fell Stinger19:46 - Hopeful Initiate23:14 - Voldaren Bloodcaster25:51 - Voltaic Visionary28:14 - Fl…
 
It's only been one week of previews and there's already plenty of cards poised to shake up Standard. Gerry and Bryan choose some of their favorites to discuss their impact and get you ready for the biggest wedding of the year!Music:Mega Man 2 "Ending theme"Remix by zookun | Music composed by Manami Matsumae & Takashi Tateishihttp://arenadecklists.g…
 
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