Experience vs. Experience; Grand Prix Niagara Falls
Hey, MTGCanada readers! I'm back, and this time I'll be speaking about my experience at MagicFest Niagara Falls. I recently wrote an article (here) lightly covering the game plan for a few of the cheaper Legacy decks out there. The purpose was both to figure out what deck I wanted to play and to help people in the same boat I was in; new to the format, looking to start playing on a smaller...
Guilds of Ravnica Sealed – Arena – ChompydaChupacabra
Hey, today we’re going to be playing a Sultai sealed deck on Arena. If you have ever wanted to see someone killed by a emblem, this is the video for you. War of the Spark is out so we’ll be doing videos of that at some point, but I’m pretty sure that we’ll have one more video without War before it comes out. As always, please leave your thoughts and tell me how I misplayed in the comments.
Blue Black Delver – Pauper
I’m back today with a list that isn’t Standard Mono-Blue Tempo. Finally. Today we’re talking about Blue Black . While still a tempo deck, it's vastly different than what we've looked at before. Our last deck was lots of threats and some disruption, with a pinch of card selection for garnish. This deck is the exact opposite: card selection first, enough disruption, and a few threats thrown...
I Think I Broke the Format (Treasure Constructed, 4-Colour Mono-Red, MTGArena – ChompydaChupacabra)
Hey, today I’m going to be playing a really weird Mono-Red Burn deck that splashes three other colours in Treasure Constructed on Arena. Because you get a Token on each of your upkeeps, you can splash a bunch of colours while playing 14 basic mountains and just use the treasures to make the other colours of mana. If you have any cool Treasure Constructed decks, please leave them in the...
Making the Jump to Legacy; Prepping for Niagara Falls
Hey, MTGCanada readers! I'm back with a beginner's look at the Legacy format as I prepare to step into the big leagues. If you're unaware, Legacy is a format that includes cards from every Magic set in history, which provides some very powerful and entertaining game play. Part of the reason I wanted to write this article is to highlight some of the easier decks to jump into the format with....
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...
Canadian Team MTG: Presenting The Chilled Guild!
Hi everyone, I'm back after a few weeks and excited to talk about Team Magic and a newly assembled Magic team from my locale. This time I'm focusing on the jam-packed stable of talent: The Chilled Guild. The Chilled Guild at MagicFest Toronto 2019 Representing their partners: Black Knight Games (Hamilton, ON) The members of this Southern Ontario based Magic team (from left to right above) are:...
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...