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March 7, 2019

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Displacing the Modern Meta with Eldrazi and Taxes

It doesn't take much to notice that the Modern meta has been undergoing a shift lately, and that's not even getting into the recent ban. The current top contenders are without a doubt Death's Shadow, Izzet Pheonix, Dredge, Burn, Tron, and Spirits. These decks are fast, reliable, and hard to disrupt. Of course, that is why to unseat them, we have to look towards aggressive disruption and timely...


February 17, 2019

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The Difference Between Good Bans and Bad Bans

No matter the format, whether it's competitive or casual, card legality is an important issue. Banlists are an important part of any format. While cards may be banned for a variety of reasons the reasoning is usually the same: the card is too powerful. However, in other cases the reasons may seem confusing or even downright nonsensical. But what makes a good or bad ban? That is a topic of...


February 11, 2019

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The Art of Magic: Choosing Your Deck

There has been a lot of discussion over what makes someone a good Magic player. Some say that the deck makes the player, some say it's how the deck is played. Others go as far as to say that dedication to the brand and flavour is the way to go. It's all subjective because the fun of the game comes from so many things. I can't tell you how to enjoy the game. What I can do is give you some tips on...


February 4, 2019

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The Art of Magic: Knowing Your Meta

There has been a lot of discussion over what makes someone a good Magic player. Some say that the deck makes the player, some say it's how the deck is played. Others go as far as to say that dedication to the brand and flavour is the way to go. It's all subjective because the fun of the game comes from so many things. I can't tell you how to enjoy the game. What I can do is give you some tips on...


November 7, 2018

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Living End and A Lesson in Redirection

Hi there everyone! It's great to be back here writing for MTGCanada! I've taken a little over a month off from writing thanks to life, as happens sometimes. But I've had a lot of really cool experiences over the past two months, and the events I've gone to have sort of refreshed my M:tG energy. It's story time. TL;DR - there's another section later on focusing on my favourite shenanigans. In the...


September 27, 2018

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How Modern is getting more interactive

After a long road of bans and unbans, Modern seems to have finally arrived at its destination as a diverse format. Long gone are the format pillars of Splinter Twin and Birthing Pod. They've been replaced with decisively less powerful upstarts like Humans and Hollow One. This weaker top tier means that there are far more lower tier decks that can still compete. This is where Modern's...


September 25, 2018

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First-Time SCG Experience: Syracuse, NY

Over the weekend of September 15 and 16th, I attended my first StarCityGames.com Open event in Syracuse, NY. It was nothing like what I expected and was an absolutely fantastic trip for my group of friends; so I wanted to do some reflecting. Looking back, one of the big lessons of the weekend was sticking to what you know and like in Modern. I've seen Burn do pretty well across the board, and...


September 6, 2018

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Should we ban Ancient Stirrings?

That Tron deck just always casts Karn on turn three! That deck still combo’d me after all the graveyard hate I sided in! That Amulet Titan player just turn three’d me after I d him! Ban ! Rawr! We’ve all heard this before. Whether at your local game store, a competitive REL event, or just from some streamer on Twitch. Modern is by no doubt Magic: The Gathering's premier format for...

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