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Mashi Scanlan

The Monday Meta – Mono Black Aggro, PawBlade and Historic

This week Mashi and Martin discuss some new decks that have hit the scene in the largely stale Standard Metagame – Mono Black Aggro and PawBlade. Do either of these decks have what it takes to be a true Standard contender? M&M also dive into the current Historic metagame for the first time, discussing the top decks in the format.

MagicTV – M21 Hit or Myth

Mashi and LSV get together for a nostalgic Hit or Myth with the return of Baneslayer Angel in M21, the first ever card featured on Hit or Myth almost 11 years ago! Let’s see how it’s stood the test of time, along with the rest of its peers in this edition of Hit or Myth!

The Monday Meta – M21 Standard Decks

This week Mashi and Martin dive into the effects (if any) that M21 is having on the new Standard. M&M discuss what new cards are seeing play and what new decks Team CFB have been playing with to test the new format – Blue/White Blink, Jolrael Bant, Blue/Red Spells, and Blue/Green Ramp.

MagicTV – Top 8 Core Sets

In this episode of Magic TV, with M21’s release looming on the horizon, TBS and Mashi talk through some of the most iconic, impactful, fun and powerful Core Sets in Magic! You’re sure to guess some of the entries, and be surprised by even more!

MagicTV – Top 8 Cats

In this episode of MagicTV, Mashi Scanlan and friend of the show The Ben Seck have their CAThartic reunion to discuss the best cats from magic’s history! From combo enablers to high value stats and crazy engine pieces, cats have had a huge impact in Magic. Lets see who Mashi and TBS think are the best of the best!

The Monday Meta – #8 Yorion Rats!

After an exciting Players Tour 3 & 4, Martin and Mashi have A LOT to talk about – M&M discuss the new Yorion Orzhov, Companionless Azorius Control, and Bant Flash decks and what impact will M21 have on the current battlecruiser standard format. All this and more on this week’s Monday Meta!

MagicTV – Top 8 Blue ETB Creatures

The recent banning of Agent of Treachery in Standard got us thinking, so we put our best minds to the task of making a list of the top 8 blue creatures with “enters the battlefield” effects. Count down with us as we talk through the best blue creatures with spell effects in the history of Magic!

MagicTV – Top 8 4-Mana Enchantments

Inspired by the banning of Fires of Invention in Standard recently, Mashi and William “Huey” Jensen count us down through their top 8 four mana enchantments from the history of Magic – as well as getting distracted by their memories of the game “back in the day”.
Did you guess the list?

The Monday Meta – Post PT Meta & M21 Previews

This week on the Monday Meta, Mashi and Martin discuss lessons learned from Martin’s Players Tour experience – the effects the recent bannings, what the companion nerf accomplished, and where the Metagame is at until M21 releases.

The Monday Meta – The New Standard & M21 Previews

This week Mashi and Martin take a look at the first weekend of post-Fires and Companion Standard by looking at the Red Bull Untapped Top 8s, they discuss Termur Rec’s dominance and the Gruul Aggro and Umori Mutate Decks that also Top 8’d the Untapped events.

The Monday Meta – Back to the New Standard

With the new banned and restricted list for Standard and Historic hot off the press, Mashi and Martin talk over what they expect in the new standard meta and host of other questions the bannings and changes present.

Secret Lair Reveal

Martin Juza and Mashi Scanlan have a special surprise for everyone today from their Monday Meta. They’re revealing a Secret..Lair.

The Monday Meta – Top 8 of Redbull Untapped

This week Mashi and Martin discuss the Top 8 of last weekend’s Redbull Untapped including newcomers Yorion Azorius Control, Jund Food, and Gruul Umori. Mashi also get’s Martin’s take on White Weenie, Mono-Green Stompy and Mardu Knights.

Balance Versus Innovation

What’s more important when designing future sets? Innovation is important to keep the game fresh, but without balance power creep and narrow strategies can take over. We each ponder which is more important, how this trade-off has affected past sets, and what might be coming in the future. We also ponder krakens.

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