October 19, 2015

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Introduction to EDH Part 2: Mono-Black

Last week, I discussed the baseline for how the EDH format works, as well as some of the diverse options in deckbuilding direction. Beginning this week, I'm going to give a breakdown of how the colour pie affects the format, providing a list of staples and sample decklists for each colour. I'm going to start with my personal favourite; Black. Self-sacrifice, Pain for Everybody, and Life Beyond...


October 19, 2015

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Top 8 Decklist from the October 17th 2K Wizardtower.com Open Championship

Last Saturday the Wizard's Tower held one of its quarterly 2k Open Championships. The tournament started off with 5 rounds of Standard in which the top 24 players advance to 3 rounds of Draft. The finals involved a cut to top 8 Standard. There was a prize slit near the end, however based on final standings here are the top 8 decks. Enjoy the local meta data and congrats to the winners.


October 16, 2015

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Intro to Magic part 2

Hello and welcome back to the multiverse, new player. In our last article we looked at some of the different types of cards that you will find in a typical game of Magic the Gathering. These card will come together in a process called deck construction to make the decks or libraries that you use to play. We will look at how to build a deck in a later article, for now let’s assume that you...


October 15, 2015

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Going Rogue: If I Only Had a Heart

Welcome back to another edition of Going Rogue, where winning isn't the goal but it often happens anyway. Today we're going to take a look at one of the most interesting build-around-me cards of all time, Laugh, scoff, chortle. What a terrible card. It's a do-nothing Enchantment, playable on the same turn as a . Something like this could never succeed in a competitive format, right? Let's not...


October 14, 2015

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Easing into competitive modern

It should not surprise anyone that Magic is an expensive hobby. It becomes even more expensive to be able to compete at a competitive level. With competitive staples ranging from $5 into the hundreds, a complete tournament-quality deck can command a significant sum. Though not as expensive as Legacy, Modern decks come with hefty price tags with current top Modern decks ranging from $430 to $1950...


October 13, 2015

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Battling for Zendikar in Commander

With a new set spoiled and a release event behind us, the eyes of Commander players turn longingly toward new additions to their favourite decks. We won’t be doing any price valuations here (let it be said that the expeditions will make great trade bait though!) but rather seeing which cards could fit into existing shells and perhaps impact our groups longer-term. Battle for Zendikar (BFZ)...


October 12, 2015

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Introduction to EDH Part 1: Knowing the Format

EDH, or Commander as Wizard’s of the Coast calls it, has been growing more and more in popularity over the years. Having gone from a homemade kitchen table format to one of WOTC’s most popular staple formats, being continuously supported with new sealed product every year. What is EDH? EDH is a format that follows singleton rules, has a deck of 100 cards, and makes use of the seldom used...


October 9, 2015

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A Higher Standard - Still DRE

This past weekend I had a PPTQ weekend hosted by J & B Books in Trenton and P Market in Belleville. This means I had to build a standard deck the weekend after release. No time to scour SCG results. No real time to test all the new cards. This left me in a weird place. I had to put some music on and think. As I scour through articles I hear. “Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got...

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