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May 3, 2019

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Two Budget War of the Spark Decks

Hey guys, since War of the Spark is finally out, we’re here with some budget decks using new cards from it. Today we’re going to be talking about an under-$30 deck and a deck closer to $100. They both have suggestions to upgrade them if you like them, plus ways to reduce the cost if you like the deck but don’t want to spend as much money on it. I’ve occasionally played against decks...

April 24, 2019

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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...

October 23, 2018

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Jeskai Control In Standard

Thanks to Magic Arena I’ve found myself playing Standard for the first time in many years. From my experience in the single game queues of Arena, the metagame seems consist of a relatively small number of archetypes - Golgari Midrange, Mono-Red Aggro, various blue based Control decks, Green Stompy, and a mix of Selesnya and Boros decks leveraging and big, flying angels. As a control player new...

July 17, 2017

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Interaction Packed Games

Does your Commander deck view your opponents as obstacles to your sweet game of solitaire? Try out some of these options to make your games more dynamic and interactive! Commander is a very social game. So much of the game play is the political discussions and deals between players. Let's think about some cards and mechanics that take advantage of that to ensure that all your games are highly...

January 10, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Prepping for the SSS Finals

This summer I received a pretty bad pool at GP Montreal and I was able to parlay my free time on Sunday into a qualification for the Sunday Super Series. This was the first time I played in one of these. A combination of availability, great prize support and fewer than normal attendees (18 points making day two really did shrink the size of these events) made it a great EV tournament to enter. If...