January 18, 2016

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Can Wizards Support a Casual Format Too Much?

As a disclaimer, this article is rather different than my usual periodicals, but still concerns EDH. This is an opinion piece based on my own bias towards the past few years of Magic sets.  Many of the presented criticisms and assumptions are formed on my own ideals for the game and may differ from those of others. I love Magic. Ever since I discovered it in my sophomore year of high school I...


January 15, 2016

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Daily Dose of Oath of the Gatewatch – Deck Tech: Oath of Enchantments

Welcome to today’s edition of the Daily Dose of Oath of the Gatewatch!  Prerelease Weekend starts late tonight for some stores who will brave the wee hours of the morning to battle it out for some awesome Midnight Prerelease action! I, myself, will get some sleep. But I will be there Saturday morning in hopes of joining the ranks of the Zendikar Expeditions and taking an Oath alongside Gideon,...


January 14, 2016

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Going Rogue: A Brewer’s Ban & Restricted Wish List

Hello and welcome back to Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyway! With the next Banned & Restricted list update just around the corner (Monday morning), it's high time to talk about the cards that - as a brewer - I miss the most and, perhaps more so, the cards that are really just a pain in my @$$. Wizards states the primary goal of having a banned list is to...


January 14, 2016

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Daily Dose of Oath of the Gatewatch – Deck Tech: Mardu Colourless

Welcome to today's edition of the Daily Dose of Oath of the Gatewatch! Today we'll look at a new Standard deck that I’ll be playing come January 22nd.  This is a Mardu Colorless deck, which in some way feels like a four-color deck, although really it just takes advantage of the great colorless creatures and abilities from Oath of the Gatewatch. Let’s take a look at Mardu Colourless: Let’s...


January 13, 2016

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Daily Dose of Oath of the Gatewatch – Top 10 Two-Headed Giant Cards

Welcome to today's edition of the Daily Dose of Oath of the Gatewatch! Prerelease Week continues as we talk about the cards that you will want to play in your local Two-Headed Giant Prerelease event.  Here are 10 cards that focus and reward you for playing as a team. Although you would think that most of the cards listed would have the new Surge mechanic, some may surprise you! This is a great...


January 13, 2016

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Mishra’s Bauble: Something for Nothing

Despite my recent problems with opponents hard-casting , Modern remains a format that is about cards that cost two mana or less.  The drive for low-end casting costs is due, in part, to games ending by turn four and to avoiding tempo blowouts from cheap responses like or . It is somewhat surprising then that a card that: Costs zero mana Replaces itself Provides information Has a variety of...


January 12, 2016

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Musings of The Madman: The Return of Obnoxiousaur

Welcome back everyone! This week we’ll be taking a look at my deck, with a particular focus on improving its overall gameplay and finding a finisher for the deck. This deck’s creation is sourced to local punmeister Nick Sirman, who had a green-white deck affectionately referred to as “Obnoxiousaur”, consisting of several “Enchantress” effects (such as or which let him draw an enormous...


January 12, 2016

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Commander Mondays – Cutting All the Throats

Hello to all my happy EDH playing readers! This week I'm back with another one of my old decklists that's ready to share with the world. Although I haven't played this deck in ages, is one of my favourite commanders. As a disclaimer, this is one of the decks I've considered most competitive - it's not meant to be fun for anybody, but the person piloting it. Tossed Down the River Sygg performs as...

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