Category: Articles

The Challenges of Set Design

The release of Iconic Masters has prompted a number of comments from professional players about the strength of the set relative to Ixalan. There seems to be a general consensus that Iconic Masters is a better draft set, and there are a number of interesting perspectives about why this is the case. Mike Sigrist wrote…

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GP Portland | Doing It The Hard Way

Hello everyone!  Usually I’m talk about Hearthstone but last weekend was GP Portland and I wanted to share my experiences and talk a little about my deck choice and the metagame. First, the elephants in the room are obviously the energy decks (4-color, Temur, or Sultai) followed by mono red aggro of some flavor.  I…

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Pummeling Standard

With the release of Ixalan some things became very apparent in the standard format. Pirates and Dinosaurs are the coolest thing ever and Energy as a mechanic was going to continue to dominant. The classic Temur energy had morphed into Sultai energy adopting the Winding Constrictor or going so far as to be 4-Color energy…

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Budgety Modern – Eldrazi and Taxes with Gonti

The taxman cometh and he cometh with more CARD ADVANTAGE. Gonti is pure value and playing with your opponents cards is probably the most fun you can have so let’s go! Got one in the main and one in the side for twice the luxuriousness. He should be great in any midrange match ups, but…

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Well Eternal | Praxis Midrange

Good Day to Y’all! After our two week excursion into attempting to make Moment of Creation work I wanted to spend a little space here discussing what I learned from it.  For me, I feel like Moment of Creation is not a super good card to build around, for many of the reasons I said…

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Rough Drafts | The Power of Bluffs

Last week, I was listening to Limited Resources, and they covered a topic I’ve been interested for some time: bluffing. Though not as important as tight technical play, bluffing adds a really interesting dimension to Magic that I think can be utilized to bolster your win percentage. We most often think of bluffing in Magic…

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Desert Bus of Hope 2017 Edition

DESERT BUS FOR HOPE 2017 BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Desert Bus for Hope has raised over $3.8 million for children’s hospitals to date VICTORIA, BC   Watch the live stream here: https://www.twitch.tv/desertbus   On November 17, 2017, at 10am Pacific time, Desert Bus for Hope 2017 will begin. Desert Bus, the video game created…

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Well Eternal | Moments of Primal Creation

Howzit! So last week I showed y’all my initial start of a Moment of Creation deck, inspired primarily for its decrease down to 7 power instead of 8.  Before I get into this week’s deck I want to do a slight diversion.  Many of my articles are barebones and lack depth, but that’s by design….

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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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On The Case | Preview Season

It’s preview season!  Time to get unreasonably excited about cards, pronounce others overpowered without ever testing them, and dismiss out of hand cards that will eventually be metagame defining. On a more serious note the next expansion, Kobolds and Catacombs, had a bunch of cards previewed at Blizzcon and the hype train has started.  We…

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