Arena Decklists (formerly The GAM Podcast) is hosted by Gerry Thompson and Bryan Gottlieb and is the most hyper-focused, competitive Magic: The Gathering podcast. They've defined metagames and helped countless players up their game.
With two of the year’s biggest tournaments happening on back-to-back weeks, Gerry and Bryan have been going deep into each Constructed format. Despite casting the Season Two Invitational instead of playing, Bryan thinks he might have broken it…
@HS_Orange talks Pioneer! Orange got his professional gaming start in Magic and has been crushing Pioneer online. Gerry asks Orange about the format, the Banned and Restricted list, how to test, and lessons learned from playing Hearthstone at the highest level.
In a massive podcast clocking in at over 90 minutes, Gerry and Bryan discuss post-banning Standard before turning their attention to Pioneer, its key cards, and their early tier list for the new metagame!
The Arena Decklist crew has been hard at work figuring out the deck to play in the new Standard. In Bryan’s case, he’s been defining the metagame almost singlehandedly! Find out what they think are the best decks for this weekend!
Gerry and Bryan review the MTG Arena Streamer Showcase event and talk about where Standard is going, which cards went up in their rankings, and which cards went down after seeing Throne of Eldraine in action.
#MTGELD previews haven’t quite concluded, but Gerry and Bryan are ready to call it. They have their Top 10 lists, some honorable mentions, and a ton of excitement for Eldraine Standard. Come listen to what they’ve been working on!
Magic Online posted the first winning decklists of the new Modern on Friday, so Gerry and Bryan waited to record last week’s episode until they were up. Hear their first reactions to the lists, many of which featured Stoneforge Mystic!
What’s up with the Rampaging Ferocidon unban? We expected Hogaak to get the axe, but Faithless Looting? Plus, the early front-runners for Stoneforge Mystic! Catch up on this live recording from Twitch!
When the best deck is obvious, what do you do? Such formats often contain ways to gain easy edges. Gerry and Bryan lay out the guidelines for when you should play the best deck or something that beats it.
Organized Play finally announced their new system for 2020 and there’s a ton to unpack! Plus, with the Arena Mythic Championship Qualifier this weekend, Standard is on the minds of many. If you want to win the tournament, should you run anything other than Scapeshift?