January 25, 2016

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Cosi, The Great Trickster

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all enjoyed playing Standard, Modern and/or Limited events with Oath of the Gatewatch cards for the first time this weekend! It's something I'm looking forward to doing tomorrow! When I last discussed this set from an EDH standpoint I found it quite under-whelming, but the spoiler had not yet completed. Now? I still find it rather disappointing, but I will...


January 20, 2016

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Intro to Magic – Colourless Mana

With the release of Oath of the Gatewatch right around the corner, we must prepare ourselves to play! Let's take a look at the newest mechanic update to the game: the addition of colourless mana. In Oath of the Gatewatch, players will now be able to draft and build decks that include mana that is not associated to any colour. To answer why this is important, we must first take a look at what...


January 19, 2016

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Musings of The Madman – So Long, Simic Queen!

After years of infuriating play centered around and other blue-green value engines, the chief offender in Simic - the Simic Queen herself - , has finally met a deserved end on the Commander banned list. (If you hum the article’s title to the tune of Candle In The Wind, I’m sure the ensuing verses will form in your creative mind.) One of the more centralizing cards in the format is gone,...


January 19, 2016

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Going Rogue: Twinless Twin

Hello and welcome back to Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyway! Actually, this is a week about winning, or trying to at leastse. To no one's surprise, I didn't get any of my B&R wishes fulfilled. But a different interesting thing happened: Modern's supposed flagship combo deck, got its namesake card banned, and as a result, the deck is now a thing of Modern's...


January 18, 2016

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What happens after the Twin and Bloom bans?

Modern players were given an unexpected surprise after it was revealed 2 days early that and were banned. To summarize the rationale from Wizards of the Coast: Bloom Titan was winning too consistently, too early. Twin was stifling diversity and putting up tournament results that were too consistent. Whether we like the ban or not, it’s here to stay, at least until the next announcement. So what...


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...

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