September 19, 2017

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Brewing with Ixalan - Fish-Xalan

Get your boots on and tell your islands to expect to get tapped on your own turn for once, because Ixalan is about to unleash wave after wave of wet warriors and watery wizards all over Standard. The scourge of so many formats before it, the traditionally low-casting cost tribe of Merfolk is known for two things: Great lords, and ridiculous synergy. Let's take a walk swim through memory lane,...


September 19, 2017

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Daily Dose of Ixalan – Top Uncommons for Ixalan prerelease

Welcome all to the Daily Dose of Ixalan, where prerelease week continues! Yesterday I talked about some of the most powerful commons of Ixalan and how they can help you when building your deck for your local prerelease. Today I want to talk about those cards between the commons and rares, uncommons. Three per pack, 18 total uncommons per prerelease. That's all you get when it comes to the...


September 18, 2017

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Ixalan Preview Puzzle #1

Welcome back to Possibility Storm, the weekly MTG puzzle series available exclusively through MTGCanada and PossibilityStorm.com. Getting ready for Ixalan? It's looking dino-mite! See if you can solve this one that makes use of a few new cards. (Click to enlarge) Think you've got it? Check your answer against the solution below: [toggle title="Click here to expand the solution."] Cast for UB....


September 18, 2017

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How to Play More Magic - Speed Up Your Commander Deck

How much do you actually "play" a given game of Commander? In this article, I'm going to tackle the notion of actually playing more Magic. Playing more spells, having more spells to play, and spending less time playing "draw-go" magic, unless that's your goal. Lately I've been brewing decks with the intent of getting through more of them at once, inspired by lands that have cycling on them. The...


September 18, 2017

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Daily Dose of Ixalan – Top Commons for your Ixalan prerelease

Welcome all to the Daily Dose of Ixalan. This week I’ll be talking about how you can prepare yourself for your local Ixalan prerelease. Today and tomorrow, instead of focusing on the flashy rares or mythics that you might pull from your packs, I'll be paying attention to the utility cards that are commons and uncommons. The key to remember when building a deck is that usually you'll only be...


September 15, 2017

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Going for the Gold: Play Along with Sammy #2 (GP Indy 2017 – Part 2)

Today we continue with our Play Along segment at GP Indy 2017. If you didn't get a chance to read part one, click here. Okay, are you done yet? Let's continue... Day Two had just commenced and I was in the feature draft pod, which was also pod #1 of the tournament. This meant that all of the undefeated players were in my pod as well as the players who were 8-1 with very good tiebreakers....


September 15, 2017

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Czech Pile: The Adventures of Snapcaster Finn

Scene: The Ottawa Valley Time: Seven to eight days ago You don't know about Czech Pile, without you have read an article by the name of The Little Czech Pile: Legacy Control; but that ain't no matter. That article was made by Mr. Mike Gouthro, and he told the truth, mainly. There was some plays which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but bluffed one...


September 15, 2017

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Daily Dose of Ixalan – The new Standard Mana Base is Complete

Welcome all to the Daily Dose of Ixalan, where I’m ending this week with one of my favourite topics of the year, the post-rotation Standard mana base. Mana bases are the key to making any deck work, whether it's a mono-colour deck, or a five-colour masterpiece. Today, I’ll talk about what’s rotating out of the Standard mana base, what’s still here, what’s coming in, and which colour...

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