March 1, 2018

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Adventures in Standard: Trying to Make Mill Work

Picture this, if you will: me and a friend from my playgroup are sitting around at work during downtime, discussing Magic around the time we were seeing spoilers for Amonkhet come around. We get to talking about what our predictions for the set would be like, and I focus in on a little card called . It's not often that you see a cheap mill spell coming around. We both had the exact same idea to...

February 28, 2018

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Card of the Day - Field of Ruin

In a block absolutely filled to the brim with cards that have utility in formats outside of Standard, it's rare to see a land with a lot of utility fly under the radar. Especially when it's a slightly underpowered version of a card that just rotated out. One that serves as possibly one of the most useful nonbasics in the game. Today's card is beautiful for a few reasons. It can be used...

February 23, 2018

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The Unpopular Opinion - Jace, The Mind Sculptor

So, unless you've been living underneath a rock, you've probably heard about the unbanning of . It's been a hot topic in the Magic community since the formal announcement. We all know why it was done: to sell packs of Masters 25 so that Jace would be the chase mythic for the set. We also know that it's going to be insanely hard to get from these packs. Probably about as rare as, if not rarer...

February 21, 2018

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Something Old and Something New: Discard and Burn

There are two things that I've come to learn over the course of my years playing Magic the Gathering: never rush a deck build, and always be open to new alternatives. Back in the day, one of my favourite deck archetypes involved a whole lot of discard and a whole lot of punishment for it. I was sold on a mono-black deck featuring that I had built myself. In fact, one of the main reasons I kept...

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