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Good Luck High Five

Maria Bartholdi & Meghan Wolff
300 episodes
Good Luck High Five is a podcast about Magic the Gathering. Whether you’re a new player, a player who likes to sling spells at the kitchen table, an Arena buff, or someone who loves competition and dreams of the professional circuit – GLH5 is for you! Fun decks, tournament updates, absurdly funny segments – every episode is full of at least 1,000 laughs…and some excellent tips and knowledge.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

The Misclick Heard ‘Round the World

On this episode, Maria and Meghan get you stoked for a “Summer of Legend” by previewing all the new Magic the Gathering sets heading our way this summer! Get all the deets on Modern Horizons II and Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, the new D&D themed set! PLUS: Maria tells tales of a woe-ridden S…

Dinosaur Dreams

On this episode, Maria and Meghan get you prepped for the Arena Sealed Open this weekend! Our hosts have got some surefire tips to improve your Sealed deckbuilding in Strixhaven! It’s a very strange Sealed format and you’d better go in prepared. PLUS: Meghan highlights some superfun Best-of-One dec…

It’s the One True Ring, Rowan!

On this episode, Maria and Meghan…attempt…to dive face first into a new Standard format following the release of Strixhaven: School of Mages. They run into a few stumbling blocks, however, given that the format dosen’t seem to be changing! NOT TO WORRY! Our intrepid hosts have uncovered some fun ne…

School’s in Session!

On this episode, Maria and Meghan break down Strixhaven: School of Mages draft! After an exciting prerelease weekend, it’s full steam ahead in the MTG Arena draft queues (especially for Maria…holy cow!) Find out what our two hosts think are the best overall draft strategies, which commons and uncom…

Strixhaven Rules w/ Judge Rob!

On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome Judge Rob to the show to talk Strixhaven: School of Mages! Learn everything you need to know before you play your Stixhaven prerelease this weekend. Judge Rob covers everything from new and returning mechanics to tricky cards that might trip you up at your …

Goodbye Kaldheim, Hello Strixhaven!

On this episode, Maria and Meghan say goodbye to Kaldheim — with a recap of the entire story of the plane (who knew we might end up  liking Tyvar?!), a look back at what worked (and what didn’t) in draft, and how the set impacted (or didn’t) Standard. PLUS: A look ahead to Strixhaven! We’ll take a…

College Party

On this episode, Maria and Meghan jump into the deep end of Magic the Gathering’s newest set: Strixhaven! They do an unboxing of some Strixhaven swag, discuss the new mechanics of the game (hello, Learn!) and talk about the powerful new planeswalkers. PLUS: a recap of last weekend’s Kaldheim Champi…

To Catch a Psychograph

On this episode, Maria and Meghan give you a quiz! Yes, that’s right! It’s the return of the Cosmo Quiz on GLHF! Find out which Magic the Gathering “Player Psychograph” you best identify with and get better insight into you play style and the way you best connect with the game. That, and it’s just …

A Pandemic Year in Review

On this episode, it’s been quite a year, folks! Maria and Meghan look back at one year in pandemic isolation as it relates to Magic the Gathering. Hear their thoughts on the MTG highlights and lowlights of being quarantined, the future of what tournaments might look like post-pandemic, their memori…

Judges Judy

On this episode, Maria and Meghan don their black judges’ robes and white doilies and settle every Magic the Gathering debate ever. Yes, that’s right. They will finally put an end to any arguing about any topic regarding MTG. Consider it a public service. If you and your friend have been locked in …

We Are All Monsters

On this episode, Maria and Meghan check in on Standard following last weekend’s MPL and Rivals League play! Do we have any exciting new decks with the release of Kaldheim? PLUS: A look back at Time Spiral ahead of the release of Time Spiral Remastered. What exactly WAS Time Spiral all about anyway?…

College Bound

On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive into the world of Strixhaven! After a surprise info drop from Wizards of the Coast detailing the five Colleges of the famous Magic school, our intrepid hosts break down the unique attributes of each (and which they’d join!) PLUS: An update from the Arena Open …

The How of Kaldheim

On this episode, Maria and Meghan take a deep dive on the creation of Kaldheim – Magic the Gathering’s newest set! Find out how the set came to life and why it took so many years to see the light of day. PLUS: super interesting behind-the-scenes information on the development of specific cards (did…

Is Standard Too Standard?

On this episode, Maria and Meghan break down the top decks hitting Standard – just a few days after the set’s official release! Kaldheim has added a few cards into the mix (too few? ask our hosts) and we’ll investigate anything new or spicy you might encounter on the ladder — or want to play yourse…

Kaldheim Draft: First Thoughts

On this episode, Maria and Meghan dive deep into Kaldheim draft! It’s one of the most complicated draft formats in recent memory and there’s tons to explore, so you’ll definitely want to get as much input as you can on what cards are over-performing and which are under-performing early on in this f…

Kaldheim Rules w/ Judge Rob!

On this episode, Judge Rob returns to give us all the info we’ll need to know ahead of this week’s Kaldheim prerelease! Get the lowdown on new and returning mechanics and learn how to navigate tricky new cards that are sure to stump even the most pedigreed of players! Fret not, Judge Rob is here to…

How to Play Arena for Free

On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome very special guest Tyler Mills to the show! Tyler, besides being an awesome dude in real life, is also a guru of how to play for free on Magic Arena. (He’s also got a 67% win rate in Limited! No big deal…) Tyler will teach you how you can play Arena for bas…

Don’t Skip Leg Day

On this episode, Maria and Meghan talk everything Kaldheim! They’ll give you the lowdown on the lore (there’s lots of it), the new preview cards (there’s lots of them), and show off two preview cards of their own (there’s two of them.) Get hyped for Magic’s newest set with an introduction to the ne…

Sandwich Alignment

On this episode, Maria and Meghan ring in the new year with a bunch of questions from listeners! Find out what set they’d invent if they could, what their favorite books of 2020 were, how Maria would fix white, and what to do about a briefcase full of spaghetti. PLUS: Meghan preps for the upcoming …

The 2020 Chrimbys!

Happy Holidays, everyone! On this episode, Maria and Meghan hand out the most prestigious of Magic the Gathering awards: The Chrimbys! Getting a Chrimby is the equivalent of an MTG Oscar, so they are preeeetty important. Find out which cards win Overall Cutest, Best 23rd Card in Draft or what deck …

The Peanut Butter Solution

On this episode, Maria and Meghan put on their conductor’s hats and jump aboard the hype train for Kaldheim! Get all the latest info about Magic the Gathering’s newest set, out next month. Your hosts have the lowdown on new cards, returning mechanics, cool planeswalkers — you name it! PLUS: Maria a…

Eating an Airplane

On this episode, Maria and Meghan step up to the front of the class to give their tournament reports from this past weekend’s Historic Arena Open! Find out what decks they played, what they played against, and what their final records were! PLUS: A few new spicy Historic decks if you’re looking for…

Zendikar Has Risen

On this episode, Maria and Meghan break down all the exciting action from this past weekend’s Zendikar Rising Championship! Find out what the top decks were in both Historic and in Standard and hear stories from behind-the-scenes of the broadcast. Looking for a fun deck to play on the ladder that t…

Mead & Memories, Part III

On this episode, Maria and Meghan finally finish their trek through every single draft set that’s been released since they started playing Magic the Gathering back in 2012! Join along in the merry, merry memoryfest as they recall the highlights and the lowlights of the most recent draft releases. S…

Mead & Memories, Part II

On this episode, Maria and Meghan continue their Draft Retrospective – going through all the various Magic the Gathering draft formats they played over the years. This episode, they kick things off with Kaladesh and Aether Revolt! Listen in as our dynamic duo try to remember everything about these …

Mead & Memories

On this episode, Maria and Meghan look back over all the different Magic the Gathering sets they’ve played over the years – and reminisce about their favorite (and least favorite!) Draft formats. Come along on the memory journey as our hosts remember what they loved about Return to Ravnica, Theros …

Get to Work, Goose

On this episode, Maria and Meghan get ready for Kaladesh Remastered! Hitting Arena this Thursday, the throwback format will be invading your draft queue and shaking up the Historic format. If you weren’t playing during Kaladesh, don’t worry! Our hosts go over the most powerful cards in the set and …

Come Get Her Crown

On this episode, Maria and Meghan welcome very special guest and winner of the past TWO VML Championships, Carolyn Kavanagh, to the show! Carolyn talks about why a league for under-represented genders is important, her process of finding the perfect deck every week (how is she so good at this game?…

Living Legends

On this episode, Maria and Meghan talk Commander! Yes! It’s true! Commander Legends, that is. It’s a new draftable Commander set coming out next month and our hosts want to be ready to throw down with the best of them. They’ll show off some of the shiny preview cards and talk about the challenges t…

Old Man Yells at Cloud

On this episode, Maria and Meghan explore a world of constructed after the ban of Omnath. But why is Maria so crabby? She airs her grievances with Standard after a failed attempt to make much progress climbing the ladder. PLUS: Storytime with Meghan returns as Nahiri continues her quest to “save” Z…