November 24, 2015

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Primer: Anya, Merciless Angel in EDH

“No mercy. No respite. No matter what.” - Memorial Inscription Hello, MTGCanada readers! I've been on a somewhat lengthy hiatus due to changes in my work schedule. I hope to write for you on a more regular basis now that things have slowed down a little. On Friday, Commander 2015 was released, bringing us 10 new commanders, all in enemy colour combinations. I was really excited about this,...

April 3, 2015

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Zurgo, the Emasculated. New Red Deck Wins!

...Ironic that he will see infinitely more play after his demotion. New standard formats are always one of my favourite times to play Magic because it's typically when I win most. Everyone else is still trying to figure out which cards are good and what decks they fit in. This is the time to play something fast and brutal that punishes their every misstep. It's time to play Red Deck Wins. I think...

March 29, 2015

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Take Me To Church: Updating Orzhov Tokens

Lately I've been playing a lot of Modern, since for whatever reason, it is now being supported even more than Standard in my area. Thursday has become Modern night, there have been a number of Modern GPTs for GP: Toronto and there is also a biweekly Modern league. I feel confident saying that, recently, Modern has been my most played format and has the majority of my attention. While I have Burn...

February 22, 2015

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Primer: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death as a Tiny Leader

Primer: Alesha, Who Smiles at Death as a Tiny Leader While I was initially reluctant to embrace the Tiny Leader format, it does seem like it's poised to be the next big thing. After playing it a bit, it is actually a surprisingly fun and deep format. It should come as no surprise after my last article that my commander of preference is Alesha, Who Smiles at Death. As soon as I saw the card...

January 20, 2015

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Dashed Hopes

For those that don't know me, I strongly identify with the Mardu Horde. Red, White and Black are the colours I like to play and I generally steer clear of Green and Blue. This is just my personal preference. Some of the guys I brew with say that it holds me back, but I think there are plenty of great players that basically play the same thing every time. I'm at the point where playing a deck I...

January 4, 2015

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Shaping Steel: Updating “Forged in Stone” for Competitive Play.

It's Commander Night at my LGS and I'd like to be headed there, but it's been snowing all day and the snowplows haven't been by yet. This is not a time to , this is a time to be sensible, make a cup of tea and do the next best thing. Write an article about a mono-white deck. Irony. In my most recent article, we discussed tuning up “Built from Scratch” for competitive commander play. Today,...

December 5, 2014

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Trash for Treasure: Updating the new “Built From Scratch” Pre-Con for Competitive Commander Play.

My last article was about budget red decks and how you can be competitive without spending a lot by playing red. This article is going to basically do the exact opposite of that. We are going to spend a bunch of money to remove the bad cards from “Built From Scratch” and replace them with more expensive, better cards. Our aim is to make the deck more competitive and hopefully more fun. When I...

November 7, 2014

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Competitive on a Budget: A Guide to Red Deck Wins in Every Format

  Anyone who is friends with me and plays Magic knows that that I consider myself an aggro specialist and a red deck expert. There has to be a very good reason for me to not be playing red in any given format. My most recent non-red deck was the result of trying to force in Mono Black Aggro during Born of the Gods standard. Alas, the card was not the functional reprint of that some people...

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