July 4, 2014

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Return to Ravnica’s Impact on Modern

In just a few months time Return To Ravnica, Gatecrash, and Dragon’s Maze will finish their tour of standard and retire to their long-term home in magic’s eternal formats. As standard players start thinking about either offloading their rotating cards or testing out the waters of modern, its worth reflecting on what cards from this block had an impact on the format (besides the obvious...

June 22, 2014

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Pain Seer In Modern

is a well-known powerhouse in modern. Usually seen in decks or white/black aggro lists, “Bob” has been converting life points into card advantage for many years. Born of the Gods introduced us to pain seer - the almost-second-coming of Bob. Same mana cost, same effect, even an extra point of toughness (take that !), yet sits on the edge of the bulk rare bin while is one of the most valuable...

May 26, 2014

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March of the Multitudes: Come Play Modern!

Last week Wizards of the Coast released the decklist for the first modern event deck: “March of the Multitudes”. To the chagrin of current modern players, this $75 black/white tokens deck does not include a bitterblossom reprint, however for new players looking to break into modern the deck actually looks like a pretty good deal: Here is what you get: Of course $75 only goes so far, so we...

April 25, 2014

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JOU Prerelease: Choose your Path!

As with a number of recent sets, the Journey into Nyx prerelease requires players to choose a faction to support: a “path” represented by one of the five colours. Your chosen path will determine which promotional card you get, as well as which type of seeded booster pack you receive. While some people will choose based on their favourite colour, or with the hopes of getting a certain card in...

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