October 13, 2015

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Battling for Zendikar in Commander

With a new set spoiled and a release event behind us, the eyes of Commander players turn longingly toward new additions to their favourite decks. We won’t be doing any price valuations here (let it be said that the expeditions will make great trade bait though!) but rather seeing which cards could fit into existing shells and perhaps impact our groups longer-term. Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)...


October 12, 2015

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Introduction to EDH Part 1: Knowing the Format

EDH, or Commander as Wizard’s of the Coast calls it, has been growing more and more in popularity over the years. Having gone from a homemade kitchen table format to one of WOTC’s most popular staple formats, being continuously supported with new sealed product every year. What is EDH? EDH is a format that follows singleton rules, has a deck of 100 cards, and makes use of the seldom used...


October 9, 2015

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A Higher Standard – Still DRE

This past weekend I had a PPTQ weekend hosted by J & B Books in Trenton and P Market in Belleville. This means I had to build a standard deck the weekend after release. No time to scour SCG results. No real time to test all the new cards. This left me in a weird place. I had to put some music on and think. As I scour through articles I hear. “Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got...


October 7, 2015

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Going Rogue: How To, Part 1

Hello and welcome back to Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyway. Today I simply wanted to share some general rules to keep in mind when Going Rogue, whether with a fresh build of your own, or when choosing one from a silly column like this and others like it. As fun as it is to show up at events with a quirky pile, it stills brings on a case of the feelbads when...


October 7, 2015

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Dollar Pack Draft

Drafting old cards is probably my favourite thing in magic. Unfortunately out-of-print booster packs get more expensive every year, and since nobody in my playgroup wants to pay $60+ for a draft (including me) the best case for drafting old cards is usually a mixed-booster draft with a couple packs from older sets. There are of course budget alternatives: cube is an easy solution, and having...


October 6, 2015

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Intro To Magic Part 1

INTRO TO MAGIC PART 1 Welcome new player, to the multiverse. In the world of Magic the Gathering, you become a planeswalker. You are a mystical being with the power to travel between worlds. On your journeys you will discover new lands, creatures, spells, and artifacts all of which will help you when you come to do battle against the other planeswalkers that you meet on your travels. All of the...


October 4, 2015

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New Magic Set? Did Somebody Say New Commander Stuff?

New Magic Set? Did Somebody Say New Commander Stuff? Now that Battle for Zendikar is officially out, and singles are lining binders and boxes are in stores, I thought it would be the perfect time to do a small breakdown of the set from an EDH perspective. So here I shall list my top ten cards from this set. Notably I'm going to exclude lands, Planeswalkers and Legendary Creatures that are only...


October 4, 2015

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Robert’s Top 15 Underrated EDH Cards

Practically everyone I know who plays Magic enjoys EDH/Commander to some degree. Either you’re a hardcore combo player like everyone in my playgroup, or you’re someone who built a silly tribal Treefolk deck. Regardless of which kind of player you are, I believe that in every colour there’s a handful of great cards that should be staples and that also don’t break the bank. Today I’m...

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