In this episode of In Contention, the official podcast of the SCG Open Series, Reuben and Joey are joined by Cedric Phillips to discuss the Return to Ravnica Prerelease, Cedric’s Modern testing for the Pro Tour, and the future of MTG coverage, as well as look ahead to the expected Standard metagame for SCG Open Series: Cincinnati this weekend.
Cedric Phillips -Â Improving Magic: The Gathering CoverageÂ
Brad Nelson -Â My Take On Improving Magic Coverage
Chingsung Chang -Â What’s In A Game?
The Stream Team -Â twitch.tv/ceddyp
GameState -Â twitch.tv/GameStateMTGÂ (Mondays 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific)
Intro music by Tha Gatherin’
Once, when I was really little, I was with my dad at the grocery store and someone cut in line in front of us. I don’t remember this, of course, but according to my dad, I looked up at him and adamantly declared,Â “Hey! We were here first! … THAT’S NOT FAIR!”
I am Azorius. I seek knowledge and fairness through application of logic, order, and careful planning.
In the weeks leading up to banned and restricted announcements, my friends and castmates frequently refer to me as Matt Banstuber. I’ve been known to hone in on cards which seek to threaten the stability and balance of our favorite Constructed formats. Keeping true with this dogma, when a format solves itself and deters creativity, I will seek to remove cards to restore the rule of law. It seems only fitting that my favorite format is cube. I am the sole protector and judge of my realm.
I am a member of the Azorius Senate, and I am tasked with the order Ravnica.
I am Simic. Basically, Simic is the Ravenclaw equivalent of theÂ guilds…and I’m a Ravenclaw as well! Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest pleasure, and noÂ guildÂ lives up to that credo of cleverness and intelligence more than the Simic.