March 9, 2018

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KMC Responds to Sleeve Concerns

Image sourced from KMC USA Facebook page. Over the last couple of years there's been a lot of talk, at least in my local meta, about the quality of commonly found sleeves. Some players prefer Ultra-Pros, some prefer Dragon Shields, some prefer KMCs, and some even prefer specific lines like Eclipses without really supporting a particular brand overall. Personally, I have had very little trouble...


March 9, 2018

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Going for the Gold: My Experience at Pro Tour Bilbao

Welcome back to Going for the Gold! I took a few days off after Grand Prix London to hang out with family and test with my team. Testing for Pro Tours is always pretty tough because everyone has their own priorities. I was lucky that my teammates Sam Rolph (highly motivated by his quest to achieve Silver) and James Stevenson were always willing to either meet up or play over Google Hangout. If...


March 8, 2018

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The Modern Rogue Report – All My Marvellous Dragons

Hey everybody, and welcome to the twelfth instalment of The Modern Rogue Report. I'm Cody, and this week we're going to be taking it reaaaaaaaally easy with a big ol' clunker of a deck. When it goes off, it's super sweet. And when it doesn't... well, at least your opponent had a cool deck, right? Don't get burned, because this week we've got a ! Sometimes you just have to take a silly deck out...


March 7, 2018

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Challenger Decks: Why They’re Great

2018 marks the start of a lot of changes for Magic the Gathering, and Challenger decks sit at the forefront of some of the biggest ones. If these Challenger decks are any indication, these changes are definitely for the better. Replacing Duel Decks, which started to lose their taste after Wizards stopped including Planeswalkers in them, Challenger Decks fill the same role in a different way....


March 6, 2018

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Mono-Red Aggro

The past couple of weeks we’ve been looking at competitive brews, but this week we're going to a staple of the format: Mono-Red aggro. This deck has been around for a while now, and it’s been winning tournaments every step of the way. To build the best Red deck possible, we need to look at how this archetype has evolved throughout the past year or so. Red made its first major appearance...


March 6, 2018

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Seven Cards That Should be Great in Modern

Modern has recently seen a number of obscure, barely played cards rise to the top tables of competitive events without any obvious help from new printings. The poster child for this trend is which, if anything, should have seen less play with the ban but instead went on to become a top-tier format-defining juggernaut. Other examples include and making surprise Top 8 appearances at Pro Tour...


March 5, 2018

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Adventures in Standard: Go Long With Fling

Have you ever been so angry at your opponent that you wished you could have just beat them over the head with their own board state? Well do I have some good news for you, because now you can! In fact, not only can you smash your opponent with their own stuff, but you can throw your cards straight at their face with this new deck. How? Well it's all thanks to a little card named . It's kind of...


March 5, 2018

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Obsessed About a Card: The Great Aurora

Have you ever gotten obsessed with a card and just wanted to brew around it over and over? No? Just me? Well, then let me share my current obsession with you and provide possible inspiration for your next Commander Deck! We recently did an episode on our podcast that was all about spamming out as many permanents as possible using token generators to cast a massive just for kicks. For those...

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