June 6, 2017

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Daily Dose of Hour of Devastation – The Return of Nicol Bolas!

Welcome all to an early preview edition of the Daily Dose of Hour of Devastation! Thanks to some preview cards that probably weren't supposed to be previewed this early, I have some cards to talk about for the upcoming second set in the Amonkhet block. Today I’ll be talking about the villain card that everyone's been waiting for, Nicol Bolas. Nicol Bolas has been voted the number one villain in...


June 5, 2017

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Partners Without a Partner - Wrap Up

How many Commander decks do you run led by two Partnered Commanders? I had none, but now that my Partners Without a Partner article series is done, we've effectively got 45 decks, each one using a different pair of Partner-eligible Commanders! If you're just discovering this series, this is the epilogue. I'd recommend going back to the first one featuring Vial Smasher the Fierce and work your...


June 2, 2017

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Going for the Gold: So you want to play competitive magic?

So, you finally decided that you want to take the next step and play Magic competitively. Well first let me say that, it's about time! But also, you've come to the right place, and today's article is all about preparing you for your next foray in this game. To do well in competitive magic you have to take the following into account... So let's begin! 1) The Comprehensive Magic Rules: If given...


June 1, 2017

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Staying Sharp: GP Richmond, Pro Tour Amonkhet and GP Montreal (Part 2)

So here we are. Back in the hotel room after all making day two. Sammy, Vidi, and I order Dominoes for dinner, and Sammy gets to add yet another piece to his garbage masterpiece behind the couch. After a brief discussion about what kind of record I need to start consider drawing into Top 8, we call it an early night. The next morning we meet up with Rob and Derek and all head to the venue for 9...


June 1, 2017

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Staying Sharp: GP Richmond, Pro Tour Amonkhet and GP Montreal (Part 1)

May 5th, 2017. It was a dreary Friday morning. I had just touched down in Toronto and was on my way to meet Sammy (Samuel Tharmaratnam) for a week of testing for the Pro Tour bookended by Grand Prix. This being my first Pro Tour, I had no idea what to expect. Sammy and I were going to head to Grand Prix Richmond to get a head start on some high end Amonkhet Limited, and focus on Standard when we...

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