November 6, 2015

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A Higher Standard: Time After Time

Alright. I have five cards in hand my opponent has none and I currently have 3 counterspells at the ready for whatever he draws. I just need to keep attacking with this Shambling Vent. There is no way I could lose. “TIME!!! Active player finish your turn…….” NO! I have my opponent dead to rights but it’s going to take at least 5 more attacks for me to finish him off. I don’t deserve...


November 5, 2015

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Going Rogue: Black Vise Burn

Hello and welcome back to another edition of Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyway. Today we have something a little spicy for all you Legacy-lovers out there whose mouths began to salivate with the unbanning of . There are a few ways to abuse this card. Way back in the day, I used to have a casual deck with every effect and draw effect in it, s, and the Vises as...


November 4, 2015

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Esper Control in Modern

Control decks are responsible for the most boring, grueling, and frustrating games in magic. Having been on the receiving end of the counterspell-chain more than a few times, I did not expect to ever feel the urge to be on the other side of the exchange. But times change, and I eventually got over having my s and s being ’d and ’d (it took about 15 years), and crossed over to the dark side by...


November 3, 2015

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Inside the Commander’s Studio – Benjamin Milette

Good morning all! Today we take a new turn in our exploration of the Commander format by speaking with local combo enthusiast Ben “James” Milette, he of the Niv-Mizzet horror, Jhoira abomination, Momir Vig valuetown and just a generally fun and amiable guy to be around. We met Ben at the Wizard’s Tower in Barrhaven, your premier spot for playing, trading and competitive play. Lithe, blond...


November 2, 2015

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Introduction to EDH Part 4: Mono-White

Last week, I discussed the most polarizing colour in Magic, and what some of it's often forgotten shortcomings can be. This week we're moving on to one of more enigmatic of the five colours, White. Longevity, Strength in Numbers, and Playing it Safe These are all things that describe how White plays. White is a particularly odd colour to place in EDH sometimes as it's never particularly bad, but...


October 30, 2015

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Death calls you, but shall you answer?

“My friend he took his final breath, now I know the perfect kiss is the kiss of death.” – New Order, the Perfect Kiss “I mean some doctor told me I had six months to live and I went to his funeral.” – Keith Richards Happy Halloween boys and girls! Do you like death? Do you like spirits? Do you like killing? Do you like killing everything? If so, do I have a commander for you! His...


October 29, 2015

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Going Rogue: Modern Dredge Control

Hello and welcome back to another edition of Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyways. Do you like decks that win on turn three? Do you like doing infinite damage out of nowhere? Do you like nimble synergies that leave your opponent cautious about each possible card in your hand? Then this is not the deck for you. No, Dredge Control is literally incapable of winning...


October 29, 2015

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Turning things around.

Where to start..? So things have obviously turned around in the last week, and that couldn’t be any clearer than it is now, but did things go wrong in Milwaukee at the Pro Tour? Or did I bring it on myself? Was it just Magic? It’s easy to write off a poor result in a tournament as nothing other than bad luck. And believe me, I’ve fallen in that trap all too often. I don’t like to lose, as...

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