August 28, 2018

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Why you should be playing Jund Shadow, and not Grixis

Hello fellow Modern Grinders, my name is Peter Shmanka. Just like yourselves, I'm looking for edges to win local tournaments to qualify for RPTQ’s. I won’t bore you with specific details, or a matchup analysis in this specific article. Instead, I’m going to begin by explaining my overall philosophy of the deck and Magic in general. Then I'll present my rhetoric that if you choose to sleeve...

August 13, 2018

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Learning to Lose Gracefully (#BurnEmOut)

TL;DR -Too Long Don't Read Warning (Bridge Vine is nutter-butters, and I actually do get lucky sometimes!) Just kidding, please do read. On August 5th, I competed in FaceToFace Games Toronto's Modern PPTQ 1K, and DANG! It was certainly a hot one! If you've never been to F2F Toronto, it's a decent sized space above a Pizza Pizza on the Danforth. Unfortunately this story has a negative start as...

August 2, 2018

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An Update to Modern Soulflayer

Back in March, Cody McCowell wrote an article on a Modern Soulflayer deck that had a 7-0 start at GP Lyon. Although the deck ended the event with a less impressive 9-6 record, Cody correctly noted that it was early days for the deck with plenty of room to brew, tinker, and optimize around . In fact, a few of his suggestions like , , and have found their way into some recent online 5-0 lists like...

July 20, 2018

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Modern Control: Blue Tron

Modern is a format of blistering speed and efficiency, with many different angles of attack. This makes it particularly hostile to answer-heavy control decks, where drawing the wrong interaction for a given matchup is often an immediate loss. The recent surge in blue/white “Planeswalker” control notwithstanding, Modern control decks have generally had to adopt prison elements (, ), combo...

July 18, 2018

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The Modern Rogue Report - Seismic Swans

Hey there! It's been a while! I've been a little busy with life lately. Moving, Canadian Nationals, plus a few other things. However, my favourite time of year is approaching. It's Modern PPTQ season and I'm extremely excited for what's to come. This is the 23rd instalment of the Rogue Report and there's no current plan of turning back! We've been janking it up in here for quite a while, so...

June 22, 2018

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The Modern Rogue Report - Horizon Belcher

Well, well, welcome back to the 22nd instalment of The Modern Rogue Report! I'm Cody and this week we're getting super silly again. I saw today's deck pop up recently in tournament finishes, but haven't seen it again since. Regardless, today we'll look back at Horizon Belcher, deck piloted by Kozawa Takuya in the first half of 2017. is a notorious artifact from the Legacy format that can...

June 5, 2018

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The Modern Rogue Report - Crouching Token, Hidden Emrakul!

Hi there everyone, and welcome back to the Modern Rogue Report! This is our 21st instalment and I've been recently reminded of the Power Rangers. It was one of my favourite shows as a little dude, and after watching a video on Facebook earlier I got inspired. That's why we're gonna' kick it back to one of my favourite Modern archetypes today! Although it's not always the most competitive option...

May 24, 2018

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The Modern Rogue Report - Off the Wall Magic!

Hey there everyone and welcome back to the 20th instalment of The Modern Rogue Report! I'm Cody McCowell and this week we're going to be slacking a little bit. I found the deck I'm covering this week over at, and boy is it a sweet one. So today we're going to be taking a look at Wall-Ramp combo by Nakagawa Natsuki. The deck was good enough to Top 4 a small event with ten...

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