Range, Competence, Jedi Mind Tricks

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(10:25) KYT is reading Range by David Epstein and trying to extrapolate concepts to apply to MTG
n(21:35) Widening range within a team
n(33:20) Conscious and unconscious competence, listening to your inner voice
n(53:20) KYT asks Alex what he thinks about Jedi Mind Tricks
n(1:04:50) Reid Duke
n(1:16:00) Going over ESPN article – The grandmaster diet

Deck Selection, Decision Complexity, Hall of Fame

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n(0:00) Complete nonsense, PARKOUR!!!
n(7:35) Playing “real” decks, how to dismiss new deck ideas efficiently
n(18:20) Debating 70/30 vs. 55/45 decks. Alex’s success with Sphinx’s Revelation.
n(23:20) “You want to maximize decision difficulty when you’re the better player”
n(38:25) Is it better to play a higher variance deck if the goal is to spike a tournament?
n(50:45) Discussing decks with high fail rates. How expected player strength can affect optimal deck choice.
n(1:04:00) Alex & KYT both likely to vote for Pikula for HOF. Is Javier Dominguez still Alex’s pick for best active player?

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Esper in Standard, OP News, Game Design

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n(0:00) How did Alex do with Esper in the MPL?
n(6:15) KYT is qualified for the MTG Arena MCQ. What should he play?
n(9:15) When to play surprise cards?
n(20:20) What does Alex think of the Organized Play news?
n(33:50) Will the MPL gauntlet be compelling viewing?
n(43:55) Instead of trying to build stars with a system, Alex says he would try to reduce the variance of the game itself
n(47:45) KYT wants a world where the game is marketed so fans can relate to players and not just decks
n(51:50) KYT asks Alex how exactly he would make the game more skill-intensive

The Value of Being Unpredictable

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(00:45) Alex is back from Mythic Championship Barcelona. How’d he do?
n(02:25) Was Alex any less inspired to play this Mythic Championship?
n(10:45) Did people actually come up to Alex in Barcelona to talk about this podcast?
n(16:50) Power level of cards in Modern & Limited
n(23:35) Quick thoughts on what makes Limited enjoyable to Alex
n(31:55) Reading questions from our “listeners”
n(34:55) HIGH LEVEL: The value of having 1-ofs and being unpredictable
n(47:00) finalnub’s idea of playing 1 copy of Leyline of the Void in the main. Is it good?