December 9, 2014

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Comparing Miracles

If you’ve been watching the legacy tournaments, or if you’ve been flattering me by reading past tournament reports, you might notice that there are two very different builds of Miracles recently posting strong finishes. We have Joe Lossett (TEDitor's Note: Ron's not-so-secret crush) playing what he calls Cheater Miracles, but which you might also see referred to as Legendary Miracles, and we...


December 7, 2014

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GP Ottawa Tournament Report

Recently, I attended the GP here in the lovely city of Ottawa (but technically Gatineau) for some Khans of Tarkir limited action. With very little practice in both Khans sealed and draft because of a busy school schedule, I felt a little unprepared heading into the tournament. I still had a general understanding of what was good and bad in the format so I wasn’t going in blind. Also if you...


December 7, 2014

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Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Decklists

Here are the Top 8 Decklists from the Preliminary PTQ this weekend at The Wizard's Tower! Congrats to Dan Lanthier for qualifying for ... a qualifier!


December 5, 2014

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The Retro Cube

In a recent article I talked about using a limited format to simulate a bygone era of magic (league). Today I’d like to talk about another format that opens the door to re-living your favourite period of Planeswalking: cube. For the uninitiated, a cube is simply a box of magic cards that get shuffled into piles of 15 and then drafted as though they were booster packs. Deciding what cards to put...


December 5, 2014

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Trash for Treasure: Updating the new “Built From Scratch” Pre-Con for Competitive Commander Play.

My last article was about budget red decks and how you can be competitive without spending a lot by playing red. This article is going to basically do the exact opposite of that. We are going to spend a bunch of money to remove the bad cards from “Built From Scratch” and replace them with more expensive, better cards. Our aim is to make the deck more competitive and hopefully more fun. When I...


November 23, 2014

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GP New Jersey Tournament Reports

Last weekend was GP New Jersey - I traveled with Ron Mackenzie, Ryan Prager and Adam Benn, and although the GP didnt go too well for any of us, we all (minus Adam so far) have a few interesting stories to tell! Here they are: - - - Ryan Prager: Despite not making day two, I would consider my run at Grand Prix New Jersey a reasonable success. Without any byes I finished with a 5-3 record and felt...


November 18, 2014

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Skluby-Doo and the Abzan Crew (An FNM Journey)

This is the story of my great (not really) adventure at the Wizards Tower FNM on Friday November 14. The list I ran was very similar to the one I wrote about last time but I switched the board around a little due to some under-performing cards like and . I will be discussing at the very end of the article the things I want to change and what I see Abzan doing to progress in the meta. But, without...


November 11, 2014

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Treasure Tron – By Alex Battistelli

The Modern format has been shaken up in a big way with the release of Khans of Tarkir. We no longer see top 8’s littered with Pod and GBx decks. Instead we’ve seen the rise of UR Delver and Burn, and blue decks seemingly have taken over the format. Now what does this mean for us Tron players? Well, bad things of course. GBx and Pod decks were our best matchups, and now that those decks have...

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