Welcome to Faithless Brewing: a Magic: the Gathering podcast for the spike rogue!


The path of the rogue brewer can be a solitary one: playing a deck you worked on yourself is both thrilling and rewarding, but it can also mean that you are alone in thinking about and developing your deck. By the same token, few things in Magic are more exciting than the shared discoveries of brewing with friends.

Our friendship and our passion for building off-meta but still competitive decks is what motivated us to launch Faithless Brewing. Each week, we choose a new concept to explore and design decks around it for tournament play. We put our creations to the test and share our findings on the air.


Meet the Hosts


David Roberston masquerades as a law-abiding citizen-scientist, but he is secretly a mad genius who is constantly brewing spicy lists from his rogue lab in Minneapolis. Everywhere he goes David is constantly scribbling new ideas: in the lunch room, on a park bench, on the back of a scrap of napkin. One good idea just leads to another, so why not brew them all?


Damon Alexander (nukelaunch on MTGO) is our tournament ringer, who has been terrorizing the Legacy, Modern, and Canlander circuits since his return to competitive play last year. When it comes to spice, Damon has a refined palate. He can brew with the best of them, but he is also a realist, with a sterling win rate to show for it. When it's time to buckle down and focus on what works, Damon is ready to sift the wheat from the chaff. You can find him in the Top 8 of your next Seattle-area 1k, probably casting a Thing in the Ice.


Dan Schriever (cavedan on MTGO) lives in New Haven, where he always carries two decks to a tournament: the responsible, proven list that he should probably play, and the wild brew that came to him in a fever dream the night before. More than anything, Dan loves to iterate. In his hands, decklists have a tendency to be fruitful and multiply. He rarely finishes a playtest session without generating three or four new lists based on what he learned from the games. Dan operates our Twitter (@FaithlessMTG) and is likely to be the first responder if you reach out to us. He loves to talk brews, so come say hello!