April 27, 2016

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Modern Unbans - What to do with Sword and Vision

It’s been several weeks since the Modern banlist update, and so far fears of a “blue control spring” replacing “eldrazi winter” appear unfounded. and are both putting up results, but neither is dominating - pretty much the best case scenario for cards once deemed worthy of a pre-emptive ban out of the format. It turns out that beneath the eminent strength of both cards rests some hidden...


April 27, 2016

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Budget Brews: Black-Green Aristocrats

Hello all and welcome to this weeks Budget Brews! I was originally planning on rolling out a sweet Legacy Combo Brew, but since I'm sitting here writing this and watching Pro Tour Shadows Over Innistrad, I think maybe we should check out Standard! Before I continue with my little Budget Brew, I want to give a shout out to Dan Lanthier who ended the weekend in Madrid with an amazing 30 points. I...


April 26, 2016

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Musings of the Madman: Three to Ban, Three to Unban

Welcome back all! Let's look at the Commander banned list for a few moments. They usually take their time banning items, and usually only after a massive outcry on various forums and clear levels of player frustration. A more dynamic approach might benefit the format, but that incurs other frustrations, in that players might not know what to build next. Let's move a handful of cards off and on...


April 25, 2016

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WizardTower.com Open Championship April 23 Top 8 Deck Lists

This weekend at the Wizard’s Tower, while many eyes were focused on day two of the Pro Tour, we took the time to host our quarterly Open Championship. Players from around the region came together to play Magic and compete for $2,000 in cash prizes. Many players were qualified for free entry into the tournament by coming to our weekly Saturday Open Qualifier tournaments. On the day, players...


April 25, 2016

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Commander Mondays: Ephara, Patron Goddess of Value Town

In one of my recent articles, I mentioned that  is one of my favourite underrated commanders. So I decided I would whip up a deck list to share with you guys this week. The deck is pretty straightforward but a lot of fun. With a build that's chock full of enter-the-battlefield effects, board state buffs, and just general value, this deck can pack a punch in more casual playgroups (where it's...


April 22, 2016

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Bad Brews: Smothering Abomination

Hello and welcome to Bad Brews! This is the game we play where crack open a pack of one of the latest sets and see what we can do with the rare inside. This week we are taking a break from the Shadows Over Innistrad hype to play our game with a pack of Battle for Zendikar. As always the rules are simple, we must build a deck around the rare, and we must try to use as many cards from the pack as...


April 22, 2016

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Developing Dredge in Modern

I've never been a good brewer but when  was spoiled, I knew there were immediate applications to Dredge deck in Modern. Seeing spoiled was icing on the cake. I partnered with local brewer/jank player Patrick Lalonde to test and refine the deck with the hopes of having something serviceable ready for the Shadows Over Innistrad release. Since then, we've had reasonable success in our...


April 21, 2016

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Going Rogue: Jeskai Fever

Hello and welcome back to Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyway. Today we're taking a break from the norm and diverting our attention to a sphere I rarely indulge in: Standard! Now, those who know me know that I haven't played a face-to-face game of Standard since I was jamming , , and together. So why would I want to craft ideas around a Standard deck? Because...

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