The Threshing Floor

The Threshing Floor

Welcome to The Threshing Floor, a Redemption podcast dedicated to providing a space for open and passionate discussion and commentary about the game we love. Join us as we dive into gameplay strategies, card interactions, deck building and other topics related to the game. We will feature special guests along the way as we keep you informed with the latest news, rulings and tournament results. Let us be your resource and competitive edge as you prepare for your next tournament. Hosted by John Hendrix.


May 31, 2023 159 mins

On this week's episode we got to sit down and catch up with former Elder and Three Lions Gaming owner Travis Brown who stepped away from the game in 2019. In this episode we talk about his time as a player and his journey to owning TLG and becoming a Nationals Host and Elder. The game still bears the fingerprints of Travis and the impact he had on the it during his time as an active member of the community and this episode hopes to...

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Disclaimer: No last names were harmed in the recording of this episode.

On this week's episode, we make our way down a bunch of rabbit trails on the way to giving you the latest news and happenings, including the results from last weekend's major tournaments while looking forward to the one major tournament this coming week in Texas. On top of that, we talk about Roots being FULLY FUNDED and we have our first Threshing Floor Live t...

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On this week's episode, we sit down with CardGameFanatic to discuss his new podcast project and what his goals are with that podcast. In addition to that, Brad and I go over several big tournaments happening this week and provide an update on the Roots fundraiser. Buried in here as well is a tease of a future podcast guest that may get you excited!


You can find the Chamber of Angels Podcast Episode 1 here


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May 10, 2023 111 mins

It's finally here! The fundraiser to fund Roots is now live and we sit down with Elder Chris Fachman to learn more about what went into the development of Roots as a set and also what went into fleshing out the fundraiser that will support it. Have a listen and then go buy something shiny and donate to the game's bright future! To bear fruit, we must first have strong roots! 

To visit the fundraiser site, click here

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May 2, 2023 54 mins

On this episode, we discuss the future of the podcast and announce a significant change to how we will operate in the future. If you have been a fan of the podcast, hopefully this news is as exciting for you as it is for me! 


As always, thanks for listening. If you are enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting our sponsors at Covenant Games.

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April 25, 2023 153 mins

On episode 55 this week, we sit down with friend of the podcast Jared Strauss to go over a ton of exciting news that has dropped in the past couple weeks. We've got information a plenty on the new Israel's Deliverence starter decks including all the changes made since the non-official versions debuted at Nationals last year. In addition to that, we now know more about the fundraiser that will be used to fund Roots and more! So much...

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April 11, 2023 101 mins

On this week's episode, we sit down with Chad (aka Cthetree) and discuss adapting to the new format that has been created with the new rule limiting territory class enhancements to one per turn. Much of this discussion is based off a recent article Chad posted on Land of Redemption discussing his original deck "The Soul Surfer". We also touch on recent content that has come out since our last episode and look forward to a couple of...

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On this episode of the podcast, we recap the first ever Classic Championship weekend that also featured the highly anticipated Classic Invitational where one player earned the title of Mr. Classic - Jayden Alstad. Hear from Mr. Classic himself and also Marc Vellake following his upset win over top seed John Earley in the opening round. We've got both of those conversations plus a few bits of recent contents and news from the commun...

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March 15, 2023 332 mins

Finally, The Rock has come back to... Oh, wait, sorry guys. Wrong thing.

But FINALLY, the Mr. Classic Invitational is here! Just 2 days from now we will find out who will earn the title of the first ever Mr. Classic. There's a lot of unknowns going into this tournament like what deck each player will play, but one thing that is known is that the winner of the first ever Mr. Classic is on this podcast episode! 

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February 28, 2023 158 mins

This week's episode is absolutely loaded with stories and topics from six time National Champion Josiah Beers. Also, joining the episode is John Earley, so you know what that means - Top Cut Savvy is back together again (at least for one more episode). Topics range from Faith, Ministry, Missions, Revival and Family. And heck, thats just the first 20 minutes. After that there's plenty of Redemption covered with Josiah and John. Make...

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On this episode, RobM joins us as we go over all the currently planned State and Regional level tournaments as we set the course to Nationals 2023! We also take an in-depth look at one of the boldest unofficial tournaments in Redemption history - The Classic Championship!! Happening at Meridian Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN, the site of Nationals 2023, the Classic Championship will be the start of what looks to be a promising tou...

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February 8, 2023 115 mins

On this episode, we are joined by Redemption Elder and friend of the podcast, Tyler Stevens, to discuss all that is happening in the game at the present time including a new rule limiting territory class enhancements to 1 per turn. We also get the hype train fired up for the Classic Invitational that is right around the corner. Thanks for your patience during the long wait, this episode's for you!


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November 26, 2022 107 mins

On this episode we are joined by multi-category National Champion Josh Potratz to dive further into a conversation that happened on Discord recently, and it's the conversation that has been happening throughout the community for a while now on how to improve or "fix" the balance of the game. Of course we had to jump on the chance to hear Josh's thoughts on the matter. We also go over all the recent news within the community includi...

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November 15, 2022 54 mins

We're back baby! On this episode we sit down with Redemption Elder and Nationals 2023 host Chris Fachman to get the inside scoop on some exciting things coming for the future of the game. This is one episode you don't want to miss!


As always, thanks for listening. If you are enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting our sponsors at Covenant Games.

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October 11, 2022 96 mins

On this week's episode we are joined by the new head man at Land of Redemption, Chad Frantz, to take a dive into counter strategies and building meta-counter decks within our game. As always, we discuss the latest news happenings and shoutout recent content from the community. Jump in and give it a listen!


As always, thanks for listening. If you are enjoying the podcast, please consider supporting our sponsors at Covenant Games.

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October 4, 2022 90 mins

On this week's episode, we are joined by friend and sponsor of the podcast John Earley of Covenant Games to giveaway a box of GoC! We also shot from the hip as we didn't have an outline for the conversation so we touched on a wide array of topics and even got John's thoughts on last week's proposed "Schaefer Solution". Note to self: don't record an episode while the 49ers are playing. Give it a listen and enjoy!


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September 27, 2022 154 mins

On this episode of The Threshing Floor, we are joined by Jared Strauss from Texas as we discuss the current state of the game. During this discussion, we outline the potential problem areas of the game in terms of imbalanced interaction and go through some possible causes and solutions. Chief among those solutions is a new idea that is being shared publicly for the first time which has been titled "The Schaefer Solution". Check it ...

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On this episode of the podcast, Brad joins us as we wrap up our review series by revisiting the rule change that delayed reserve access until after the first round of the game. We also talk about some unofficial tournaments that are happening and exciting updates to the tournament application including a new fall seasonal promo, Saul of Tarsus. 

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On this week's episode we welcome Jonathan Gomez to the podcast for the first time as we continue to spoil the community with brand new guests. This is the third of four installments reviewing all of the major rule changes that happened following Nationals in 2021 now that we have had a full season of experience with them. This week's conversation was focused primarily on the change to determing who goes first which is now done via...

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On this week's episode, we sit down with my friend Joe Schaefer as he makes his podcast debut. We review and discuss the rule change that was implemented last tournament season that limited special ability activations to 4 per turn. Joe also brought his own bag of goodies as he makes several HUGE announcements that are coming down the line. You don't want to miss this one. 


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