September 7, 2017

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Horse Control

We all know that guy at our LGS who latches on to an obscure subtype or archetype and just barrels down. With Ixalan around the corner, don't expect those guys to go anywhere. Every tribe, no matter how obscure, gains something from so many of the new Ixalan cards, either in the form of new cards that actually belong to the archetype - such as Shamans, Druids, Clerics, and Scouts - or just by...

September 5, 2017

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Brewing With Ixalan - Ju(nd)rassic Park

Okay, yes, it's a bad pun - but somebody had to be the first one to make it. Or at least the first to take credit for it on a public forum. Hurray for the internet! But in all seriousness, let's talk Jund. As I'm sure veteran players are sick to death of hearing by now, 'Jund' gets its name from the red, black, and green shard of the plane of Alara, and it was a massively popular archetype...

July 28, 2017

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U/W God-Pharaoh, Just Add Black!

If you've been online in the last couple days, you've probably seen that the internet is a-buzz, a-twitter, and a-netdeckin' over the newest take on Reanimator -  U/W God-Pharaoh's Gift, specifically the deck that Olivetti piloted to victory at last week's MTGO Standard PTQ. Reanimator as an archetype has been around for ages. Ages and ages, and it's a trend that is likely to go on for as long...

November 8, 2016

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Is Esper Expired?

'I have a Orzhov... I have Azorious... Unh! Esper Control!' In my last article, we had a great conversation about the current status of black/white control in Standard. Well, I talked, you let my voice and words invade your brain space (I'm inside your heaaad). Today, we're going to talk about another colour combo that has been suspiciously absent from standard for some time - Esper. As you may...

October 27, 2016

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Orzhov ain't Dead

Black/White control is dead, say the unbelievers; Orzhov-walkers can't keep up with the current meta. Foolish heathens, what do they know? They put their faith in hairy Dwarves and floppy Helicopters. I keep mine where it belongs – In the Church. B/W control is an archetype that we saw dominate, and I mean DOMINATE, standard before Kaladesh dropped on us like a fiery ball of death from the...

April 15, 2016

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Screw Loose Brews: Nahiri's Revenge

They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but whoever said that clearly wasn't a Red player. Red players know that revenge is actually a dish best served on fire, with a side of fire and more fire. More fire will be served for desert, topped with lightning and seared flesh. Please deliver your compliments directly to the chef, . Nahiri is out for blood, which should come as no surprise given...

April 9, 2016

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Screw Loose Brews: Relentless Devotion

The zombies are coming. They're on the battlefield, they're in the graveyard, they're coming . They shamble towards you with Menace, moaning the word '...Aggrooo...' as they lurch ever closer. You desperately hope for or to save you, but it may be too late by the time it arrives. The zombie aggro clock doesn't stop until you drop. In the horrifying world revealed to us in Shadows Over Innistrad,...

April 1, 2016

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Screw Loose Brews: Greedy Jund

Greed is a powerful thing. It can push a person to greatness, or it can drive them to madness. Complete and utter MADNESS. Greed can also be a weapon, or a source of tremendous power – at least if you're playing Magic. The return to Innistrad brought us two things in particular that I'm excited about; the Madness mechanic, and . After all, who doesn't love going insane and/or giant frog...

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