Red Deck Podcast #46: Fire In The Booth – We’re Back!


Episode Summary

Episode 46:  Fire In The Booth – We’re Back!

Big holler to all our loyal fire mages out there that stuck with us on our hiatus and any new fans that we’ve gathered.  The real world took its grip, but Davis and John were still dreaming and slinging Red cards all the while.  In this episode we put together our thoughts on Hour of Devastation, how we think it will affect the three major formats, do a little catching up on our social scenes, and our usual Mailbag, Brewer’s Corner, and Loose Change.

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This Week’s Episode Timeline Breakdown:

(0:00) Introduction

Your hosts John Galli & Davis Merced.  Giveaways and catching up.

(4:10) Tournament Report

Red in Hour of Devastation and its impact on the formats.  We discuss this amongst other recent tournaments (GP Omaha experience, Davis’s Euro Trip/invitational , John’s Top 8 “Pro” Prerelease, evolutions to our brews)

(38:00) Mailbag

Josh Rock – How will you use the “card” Hour of Devastation

Barnaby Davenport’s UR Gifts Deck (Standard) – Thoughts

Mike Valenzuela – Mardu Burn – (notes from John – reddit post from top 32 finisher regarding cutting Eidolon for Bump, John’s build with Tasigur)

(47:00) Brewers Corner

Updated  2 Tik Red

Boros Aggro and U/R Emerge

John’s Eldrazi Red Build (Updated with HOU)

Saffron Olive – Combustible Ramp

(1:05:36) Loose Change and Last Music Plays

John – Japan and Korea incoming, life changes

Davis – Euro Trip with Jackie

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(1:28:29) Signing Off

(1:28:43) End

(All music courtesy of the Passion HiFi)



A three person podcast of Red Mages who love to talk about all things fire. We discuss tournament results, decklists, new brews, and Red-specific material. Midwest Based.

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