Ep. 3 – Interview with ChannelFireball’s Josh Silvestri

Another fantastic interview with another fantastic guest this week— this time it’s ChannelFireball writer and r/spikes mod Josh Silvestri / jsilv! Josh is a veteran of the game and a fantastic conversationalist who can talk at length on any Magic topic you care to throw at him. We discuss a little Magic history (including the founding of the original ChannelFireball LGS in the California Bay Area, and his experience hacking it up with LSV, Paul Cheon and friends). Then we shift into talking about the results of Mythic Championship VII and the post-Oko Standard meta. Next we cover a topic near to jsilv’s heart, namely the different iterations of Fires of Invention you can play in Standard (the Jund Food version is his current fav). Finally, we chat about Pioneer and what we’ve been both playing and thinking about.


0:00 – Intro
3:44 – Jsilv welcome / Jsilv’s history with Magic
18:40 – Mythic Championship VII takeaways
30:58 – Standard / Jund Fires
45:36 – Pioneer thoughts
1:05:57 – Iteration, Magic Arena vs. MTGO

Find Josh on:

  1. ChannelFireball
  2. r/spikes

Josh’s Jund Fires post on r/spikes

Josh’s articles on 3 Fires variants on ChannelFireball

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This show features the track ‘Real Virtuality’ from Eero Johannes released on the Sound Pellegrino label and is used with permission.