September 27, 2016

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From 0-2 to 3-2-1: A scrub's journey.

Welcome back all! The past week's Kaladesh prerelease has been amazing for me. I started the 10 a.m. flight on a bit of a downswing because of poor deck choices and well-administered whuppin' by the genial and Limited-centric Joey Hoffer, but collected myself for the 1 p.m. flight and essentially ensured top 16 with an extremely grindy green white deck subsisting on token makers, a little...

September 20, 2016

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Preparing for the prerelease.

Welcome back all! We're quickly approaching the prerelease for Kaladesh, and your humble scribe will be hauling himself over for the early flight, and perhaps an afternoon flight as well should he scrub out ignominiously early on. Some of you may never have attended these events, and if not, this article is for you! First and most importantly, what is a prerelease? Simply put, it's a chance for...

September 13, 2016

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Pure Energy

Welcome back all! This week is all about energy. Not any type of energy, but that which is found in the aether, in its purest form. Speaking of pure energy, let's take small side trip to the 80s, shall we? What's on our mind, really? It's mana, but it's not mana. It's a counter, but it's not affected by , sadly. It's Energy, a fantastic mix of lore and gameplay that will be affecting your limited...

September 6, 2016

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Kaladesh: New Cards And Abilities For Commander

Welcome back all! This week in 'Musing's of a Madman' we will be taking a quick look at some new abilities and cards from Kaladesh and their impact on Commander. As we head forward in the work week we have new, shiny, energy-producing baubles to admire. Kaladesh, in full steampunk glory, will be here in a matter of weeks and will no doubt spell huge relief to those who are tired of the...

August 30, 2016

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Musings of the Madman: Take the Crown's Legends and Leaders

Welcome back everyone! Conspiracy: Take the Crown drafts have been firing non-stop at your local Wizard's Tower, and the set is insanely fun to play with. Your humble scribe's last draft had Benjamin Milette collect five s and - shockingly - win the event. That said, let's look at the set's legendary creatures! Tiny Leaders finally has its Sultai addition, and Duel Commander is all agog about...

August 23, 2016

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Musings of the Madman: Conspiracy 2 Mechanics and All-Stars

Welcome back all! Conspiracy: Take the Crown drafts are within our reach, and I'm looking forward to diving into this weird and deep format within a week or so. That said, our column is Commander-focused so let's take a look at the set's mechanics and how they might impact us. We'll also be looking at some of the better reprints and new cards offered, while next week will examine legendary...

August 16, 2016

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Musings of the Madman: The Conundrum of Contraptions

Welcome back all! In a few short weeks we'll be graced with the Kaladesh expansion, and central to its setting is something called the "Inventor's Fair". Speculation abounded that, at long last, we'd see something tied to this little gem: However, Mark Rosewater threw a wrench in the gears, so to speak, by saying that no, we won't be getting any contraptions in Kaladesh. However, we wouldn't be...

August 9, 2016

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Musings of the Madman: From the Vault Frustrations

Welcome back all! We'll soon be granted a chance at getting some cool new foils via From the Vault: Lore. I'm particularly interested in because of a new version of , which may well be an "in-and-out" for Duel Commander and regular Commander. However, with each new From the Vault (FTV) release, concerns occur about both content and the foiling process itself. On the latter, Aaron Forsythe asked...

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