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Many years ago, when I was but a teeny tiny pre teen, I was introduced to Magic the Gathering by a friend. Revised Edition was in stores, but so were the occasional things like Arabian Knights, Antiquities and Legends packs. While I never had the cash for those, as they were expensive from the getContinue reading “Commander Staples – Maze of Ith”
Recently I tried, once again, to build a mono-red Commander deck. It’s been a hobby of mine, as masochistic as it might be. Mono-red has a terrible reputation in Commander that is totally undeserved. There are plenty of great Commander options, and powerful decks. My struggles with mono-red have not been because of power. MyContinue reading “Fortress Ogress”
I was planning this post yesterday when the banhammer came down. There was no warning, and a massive 11 cards went to fob into their various formats monday morning and found their IDs no longer worked. This post is about the uncommons and commons in Double Masters, mostly from a Commander perspective. What a perfectContinue reading “The Uncommon Potential of Double Masters”
Are you like me, interested in the massive array of attractive reprints in Double Masters, but scared off buying any packs because of all the bulk? The double-mythic pull of Geth, Lord of the Vault and Geist of Saint Traft is possibly the biggest trap in the room, to say nothing of dozens of raresContinue reading “Singling Out Double Masters”
Say a friend comes over for game night, and you really really want them to play Magic with you, but there are obstacles. They don’t know how to play, or they don’t have cards, or they aren’t interested in building decks, or they don’t have time to invest into the kind of clever, nuanced niche-formatContinue reading “Deckbuilding – Reimagining Dragons for a Friend”
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