Category: Articles

Rough Drafts – Nosfer-Got-U: Vampiric Dominance in Ixalan

This week, we’re digging into the suck-cessful archetype of Vampires! This is the most invariant of the archetypes in Ixalan, as splashing other colors is rarely viable in these decks. At the same time, the game plan can vary drastically depending on your curve, so you can go from a midrange version of the deck…

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Esper Puppet in Standard

I’ll skip the introduction as I am sure many of you know me and if not, that is completely fine as today I would rather the focus be on a pretty sweet new Standard deck. Zac Elsik mentioned the list a few days ago, but I wanted to expand on it a bit. Early on…

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Token Mage – Deck Spotlight

Welcome everyone to the Deck Spotlight series, where we are going to be traveling down the meta highway once again. Today we have Token Mage, an aggressive Willpower based deck. The thing I like a lot about Token Mage is that it reminds me of a Magic: The Gathering deck, especially White/Red Aggro. You have…

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Full Force Draft | UG Merfolk

Full Force is a weekly draft series built around testing the latest formats and our skills by forcing archetypes. This week, we (try again) take a look at UG Merfolk in Ixalan! No more reveling for us this week. It was interesting to see how this draft supported a lot of what I talked about…

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Well Eternal: Tormenting Tomorrow

How’s everyone doing! So every once in awhile you’ll be playing on the Ladder and see your opponent do something crazy. And I don’t mean making bad attacks or using bad spells. I mean playing The Great Parliament to make 11 Owls.   Yes, you read that correctly. So when this happened to me I…

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Elsik Brews: Esper Shock Puppet

This week I want to take a look at a sweet Standard deck that I originally saw Conley Woods playing on Twitch one night. He named it “Shock Puppet” after the main win condition in . This deck caught my eye because it plays with some uncommon Standard cards as well as one of my favorite…

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Well Eternal: The Minotaur in the Room

Welcome back! So my last theory article on Power Creep got a lot of attention and sparked some great discussion, but one point was apparent: I should’ve been talking about Tavrod, Auric Broker. The mere existence of this card sparked many comments and threads on the various venues where we discuss Eternal. So what I’m…

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Married to the Game Episode 23 – Swimming Along

Each week Jennifer, Athena, and Jamie talk about the newest things happening in the Magic world. This week we talk about 24-hour streams, UG Merfolk, and other random magic things in our lives. Contact us here: mttgcast@gmail.com Twitter: @mttgmtg Jennifer: @TheMrsMulligan Athena: @_Elantris_ Jamie: @jamietopples Links: http://sales.starcitygames.com//deckdatabase/displaydeck.php?DeckID=116674 https://twitter.com/jamietopples/status/919802247969722368 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viol

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Budgety Modern – Blue Steel

Hey all, coming back at you this week with more budgety goodness. And, my goodness, this one is spicy. Big shout-out to fellow Numot Gaming content creator Zac Elsik for really spearheading this deck into contention with the big boys. He took it to a very strong finish at GP Vegas and I’ve been toying…

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A Jaded Tournament Scene

Hello!  The HCT Summer Championships are happening as I’m typing featuring some of the best players in the world battling for seats to the world championships and a share of a giant prize purse.  These players have brought highly tuned decks that they feel give them the best chances to win with a few meta…

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