June 23, 2014

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Delving into Modern

Modern PTQ season is upon us, and with this every Pro Tour hopeful will be looking for the best deck to take to every PTQ within reasonable distance. With a format as incredibly diverse as Modern, finding the “best” deck can be quite difficult. A much better approach to this format is to find a deck you enjoy and grind games until the end of time. Learning your deck completely inside and out...


June 22, 2014

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Pain Seer In Modern

is a well-known powerhouse in modern. Usually seen in decks or white/black aggro lists, “Bob” has been converting life points into card advantage for many years. Born of the Gods introduced us to pain seer - the almost-second-coming of Bob. Same mana cost, same effect, even an extra point of toughness (take that !), yet sits on the edge of the bulk rare bin while is one of the most valuable...


June 20, 2014

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The Spirit Of EDH by Pierre Dupont

In my many forays across the untamed wilds of the Internet commenting and reading about EDH, the most striking divide so far has been the split between casual and competitive players. The first side has an almost zealous attachment to "The Spirit of EDH" , but what exactly is this spirit? Let's examine things a bit further on that topic. The Spirit of EDH: One of the most frustrating items being...


June 20, 2014

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Conspiracy Theories: How to turn that new box of Conspiracy into a Draft-Simulation Cube

I hope everyone had as much of a good time drafting and cracking packs of Conspiracy this weekend as I did. I actually managed to draft the set seven times and I really, really enjoyed myself. Conspiracy is unique, in that it is a new product that is not legal in Modern or Standard. It was also meant to be drafted and used for multiplayer. So if you’re like me, and you have a box of cards from...


June 16, 2014

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McLaren Formula Fun: Drafting 5 Colors in Theros Block

Don't you wish you could just have it all? Theros Block draft is deep and skill intensive but it's beginning to taste a little bland and getting more and more stale. Cast your heroic guys and bestow them. Yawn. Give me Spider Spawning decks, Mono Red Valakut, or just give me Ravnica. Sigh, Ravnica, it feels like it's been ages. I don't know about you but I'm sick and tired of passing those gold...


May 26, 2014

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March of the Multitudes: Come Play Modern!

Last week Wizards of the Coast released the decklist for the first modern event deck: “March of the Multitudes”. To the chagrin of current modern players, this $75 black/white tokens deck does not include a bitterblossom reprint, however for new players looking to break into modern the deck actually looks like a pretty good deal: Here is what you get: Of course $75 only goes so far, so we...


May 18, 2014

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Pro Tour Card Analysis

I'm sitting here with the Top 8 going on about 40 meters away... It's been an intense weekend - Tons of innovation and breakout cards have been seen. Explosive blowouts and grindy matchups.. what else could you possibly want in a format? Personally, I've gained a new respect for the Block Constructed format. In previous years, the decks I've seen never really inspired me to explore new cards -...


May 17, 2014

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Day 2 – Here We Go

Day 1 has come to a close - lets recap what some of the breakout cards were: It's hard to call a breakout card - everyone knew it was incredibly overpowered. With the ability to catch you up from behind, put you ahead on board, or simply kill your opponent, Elspeth is likely the most powerful card in the block. If you aren't playing Elspeth, you're either killing your opponent before Turn 6, or...

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