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Two-Card Combos That Made Magic History: The Nineties

EntertainmentBy TobiH (2020-07-30)

Sometimes it's as simple as putting one and one together, though the equation ideally amounts to something greater than the sum of its parts. The following pairs have formed famous friendships and cooperated so well that it may be tough to name any more iconic duos. Let's take a trip down memory lane …

Five Underrated Cards for Legacy in 2020

ConstructedBy CabalTherapy (2020-04-27)

Currently, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths makes big waves in Legacy and will likely have a lasting impact on the format. But one shouldn't forget about all the material from the previous 27 years. There are several older cards to look at and to reevaluate. Here are some that might come to the fore.

Forgotten Heroes: Braingeyser

EntertainmentBy SanchoN (2020-03-03)

Long before Blue Sun's Zenith, Gadwick, the Wizened, and Finale of Revelation, there was the original blue draw X spell. This week Sancho examines another Forgotten Hero whose eruptions used to be so feared that it had to be banned and restricted in various formats and put onto the Reserved List.

The Top 8 Vintage Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy Dr-Exhume (2020-02-26)

Let's take a look at the Vintage results of Cardmarket Paris. The format which everybody loves — or hates — but which is hardly played. What did the ones fortunate enough to enter the Vintage zone choose to bring to the table? How diverse was the field, and what ended up on top?

The Top 8 Old School Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy Elric (2020-02-24)

Mardu Good Stuff claims the trophy among thirteen players, defeating Four-Color Control in the finals. Let's take a closer look at these two and the rest of the decks that made it to the Top 8 at Cardmarket Series Paris in Old School — the most nostalgic and posh tournament format in the world.

Vintage at Cardmarket Series Prague: Dread(ge) Return

Event CoverageBy Elric (2019-12-10)

Dredge claims the trophy among eighteen players, defeating a planeswalker-heavy midrange brew in the finals. Let's take a look at all the Top 8 lists, see how the format changed after the restriction of Narset, and explore the latest developments.

Vintage at Cardmarket Series Barcelona, an Analysis

Event CoverageBy Elric (2019-11-06)

A modern version of BUG Fish claimed the trophy in a metagame filled with artifact and combo decks, but also speckled with a few surprises. Let's see how the latest releases and changes affected the Vintage metagame, and take a look at the Top 4 decklists!

A First-Timers Look at Old School

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-08-13)

Trying a new format in Magic is one of the coolest experiences a player can have. From playing unknown cards to learning different mechanics, Rone looks at his experience at an Old School tournament. Let's break it down.

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode Two: The Drudge of Dredge!

EntertainmentBy JohnnyCroat (2019-03-29)

Graveyard decks come in many shapes and sizes. There's Living End, which is usually brought back out for a spin every time some new cool ETB effects get printed. UB Storm is in effect a graveyard deck, relying on Past in Flames in order to be able to recycle a big heap of cheap cantrips so as to generate massive card advantage and storm count. There's Dredge itself, happy to dump as many cards into the bin as possible, and then cheating several itty bitty bothersome monsters into play, which have a tendency to come back turn after turn after turn. So then, how does this relate to Maze's End? Read on!

Should This Be Banned - Part 2

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-03-18)

Welcome back to Should This Be Banned? Last time, Robert looked at cards that provide an unfair advantage. Today, he wants to dive into cards that are banned for being too oppressive to the Commander format.

Should This Be Banned - Part 1

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-03-04)

We all know the hype and speculation about ban list announcements made by WotC for Modern and Legacy. But what about the commander ban list? Who takes care of it, and why are certain cards on there? Today, Robert wants to explore beyond our kitchen tables and into the broken, degenerate, format that Commander can be.

Human Wizards that Made Vintage History

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-12-20)

Snapcaster Mage, Young Pyromancer, Jace Vryn's Prodigy, Monastery Mentor, and Containment Priest: Are humans taking over Vintage? Pietro's got the answer.

Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage: The New Hotness?

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-10-25)

Vintage format has been revolutionized by a card capable of winning games at instant speed and all on its own. It's not only because of its raw power, but also because of how easy it is to build balanced and synergistic decks around it. Pietro is here to tell you everything you could possibly want to know about Paradoxical Outcome in Vintage.

Dangerous Propositions: Hypergenesis

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-10-17)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with 33 inmates, some of which pose a potentially serious threat to the meta. But now that Big Jace has been released, anything can happen. Let's review each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time we talk of the ultimate green cheater.

Premodern: Why Is It Becoming Popular and Where Is It Headed

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-09-25)

Premodern is an "old school" balanced format for nostalgic players but is not too expensive nor too limited when it comes to its card pool. Its future will depend on the players that it will attract, as well as the overall support it will get.

Bringing Commander 1v1 From The Kitchen Table to the Tournament Table

ConstructedBy Elric (2018-03-12)

Born as a causal format and intended for funny multiplayer games, today Commander 1v1 has garnered a large community and needs to move forward. This article will examine the major distinctions between the main Commander 1v1 formats and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

Unstable Times

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-11-15)

It has been a while since the last funset was released. Will Unstable be a hit or miss?

Duel Commander Bannings September 2017

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-09-27)

Voting for „anything else than what we have now“ is not a well thought out plan.

It is just a phase

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-08-15)

How about some foreshadowing regarding the Dominaria storyline?

As Foretold

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-06)

And then there they were: Wonders as foretold by the ancestors!

EMA EV Price Sheet

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-07)

This collection of data is a good start if you are still unsure whether you want to buy displays or not.

Eternal Masters Day3 Previews

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-25)

Get ready to be bombarded with more nostalgia!

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Cardmarket Decks

Vintage

3-4
Romancing The Stones 10 @ Austin, TX
30.03.2019
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Vintage League
16.09.2018
1st
Tropical Vintage @ MiyataCardMarket, Reunion Island
12.08.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Vintage League
12.08.2018

Commander

3-4
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
2nd
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
1st
MP - Monthly Duel Commander @ Holbæk
09.12.2018
5-8
Snow-Covered Cup 2018 @Moscow
09.12.2018

Highlander

3rd
Highlander Grand Prix III Bochum
15.06.0007
5th
Highlander Grand Prix III Bochum
15.06.0007
6th
Highlander Grand Prix III Bochum
15.06.0007
8th
Highlander Grand Prix III Bochum
15.06.0007
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