August 25, 2017

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The Little Czech Pile: Legacy Control

Once when I was just a few days younger I saw a magnificent deck on mtgthesource.com, called Czech Pile, about a four colour control deck. There was a picture of in the act of extending his arm for a handshake. Here is a copy of that photo. In the primer it said, “Leovold is like a super hatebear.” It draws all the removal spells and always two for ones an opponent. When he sticks around, he...


August 25, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Making the Optimal Play

Welcome back to our mini-series on improving your Magic Game. Magic tends to draw some of the most competitive people to the game. As people who strive for perfection, we tend to be obsessed with making the “right play”. I use air quotes because with few exceptions, the right play is usually very subjective. That begs the question, how do you figure out what the right play is? Weren’t you...


August 24, 2017

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Commander 2017 Breakdown (Part 3)

Welcome everyone to another instalment of the Commander 2017 Breakdown as we count down to release day this Friday. My name is Adam, and I'm here to go over this year's new preconstructed decks and offer a few suggestions on how they can be built upon. As a reminder, I'll be doing my best to stick to the tribal theme of these new decks, and my suggestions are specifically meant for a multiplayer...


August 23, 2017

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Commander 2017 Breakdown (Part 2)

Hi again everyone! Adam here for another day leading up to the Commander 2017 release, and another instalment of the Commander 2017 Breakdown. If you haven't seen my previous article on Draconic Domination, what I'm doing is looking at the new Commander decks out of the box, giving my thoughts on the base deck, and looking for a few small changes that should result in big improvements. The...


August 23, 2017

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Hour of Devastation – Puzzle #6

Welcome back to Possibility Storm, the weekly MTG puzzle series available exclusively through MTGCanada and PossibilityStorm.com. This week's puzzle is ready for you below. Can you solve it before checking the solution? (Click to enlarge) Think you've got it? Check your answer against the solution below: [toggle title="Click here to expand the solution."] Cast . Use the Goblin's ETB ability to...


August 22, 2017

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Commander 2017 Breakdown (Part 1)

Hi everyone! My name's Adam, and with the upcoming Commander 2017 release (and our sweet new in-store Commander 2017 League), I'm here to review the new precon decks and make a few suggestions on how they could be improved. Before we get into the thick of things, a quick note on my thought process: my suggestions are meant for a multiplayer environment, and should be thematically appropriate for...


August 18, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Applying Game Theory Optimization to Magic

Welcome back to our mini-series on improving your Magic game. Today’s topic is about Optimizing Game Theory in Magic or, as we’ll call it, Magic GTO. Wait…Optimizing Game Theory…What? Optimizing Game Theory is a concept that refers to an unexploitable strategy that one can take in a situation where their opponent cannot make a profitable counter. This has been a popular discussion in...


August 16, 2017

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Hour of Devastation – Puzzle #5

Welcome back to Possibility Storm, the weekly MTG puzzle series available exclusively through MTGCanada and PossibilityStorm.com. This week's puzzle is ready for you below. Can you solve it before checking the solution? (Click to enlarge) Think you've got it? Check your answer against the solution below: [toggle title="Click here to expand the solution."] Cast . Target an with its "can't block...

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