Tag: MTG

Puppet’s Frequently Asked Questions

Before I wrap up our discussion on control decks in Standard, I wanted to present my current list and then discuss every card not in it. Well, not every card, but at least the ones most commonly asked about by people on social media, or viewers of my stream (Conley81 on Twitch). As I have…

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SCG Worcester Regionals Tournament Report

Wednesday and Thursday I made my way through some MTGO leagues with some nice 4-1s trying to lock in my deck. After a 3 hour drive from Vermont down to Massachusetts on Friday night I realized I had some godawful cards in my deck. After testing Opt for awhile I came to the conclusion Sleight…

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Married to the Game Episode 26 | Grabbing Graveyards Like Animals

Each week Jennifer, Athena, and Jamie talk about the newest things happening in the Magic world. This week we talk about Pro Tour Ixalan: the people we cheered for, the DQ’s and more. Also, is it ok for other people to touch your cards? Contact us here: mttgcast@gmail.com Twitter: @mttgmtg Jennifer: @TheMrsMulligan Athena: @_Elantris_ Jamie:…

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Budgety Modern – Gideon’s Shadow

Hey there! Strap in tight and let me welcome you to less budgety Modern on Tuesday. Today we’ve got a good old old fashioned brewy brewbrew for your audio/visual enjoyment. It dices, it slices, it’s tribal, it’s got synergies, and it packs a punch! I like to call it Gideon’s Shadow. Check this one out:…

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Rough Drafts | Reveling in Riches

As a limited format matures, I start to shift my focus from winning matches to winning matches with absurd decks. It’s at this point that cards like come to the fore, and I focus on how to handle a beautiful situation: Pack 1 Pick 1 . So today, I’m going to give you the tools…

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Charting my Course in Modern

Storytime is over and I’m jumping right to the meat of this article and moving on from introducing myself to introducing one of my all time favorite Magic decks. The Bob Huang innovated deck known as Grishoalbrand caught my eye near the beginning of my adventures with Nightmare Jund (read about it here) and I moved…

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Pulling The Strings: A Guide To Sideboarding with Puppets

Last week, we got into some of the basic play patterns and concepts found in Esper Puppet, a control deck utilizing as its win condition. This week, I wanted to get into a little more shop talk as we talk about exactly how to tune your Puppet list to beat an expected metagame. This includes…

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Married to the Game Ep. 25 | Favorite Things

Each week Jennifer, Athena, and Jamie talk about the newest things happening in the Magic world. This week we talk about MTG Arena, Changes to the Grand Prix tournaments, and a new exciting podcast! Links: hipstersofthecoast.com/2017/10/three-possible-futures-for-magic-the-gathering-arena/ youtube.com/watch?v=P1KuuMd0kf4&feature=youtu.be Contact us here: mttgcast@gmail.com Twitter: @mttgmtg Jennifer: @TheMrsMulligan Athena: @_Elantris_ Jamie: @jamietopples

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Rough Drafts | Improving at Draft the Contextual Way

This past weekend I participated in a sealed PPTQ at my LGS, made it to the top 8 draft, and lost a really interesting match in the finals to just miss my first RPTQ invite. It was a heartbreaking loss, but it prompted me to reflect on my own experiences learning about draft, how I’ve…

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