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Ramp and Let Die: Budget Fastbond in Vintage

ConstructedBy Dr-Exhume (2020-06-29)

Vintage can be fun and relatively cheap? Is that true? Indeed, you can build a pair of Vintage decks for less than many Modern decks and you can even steal some games with them. Let's take a look at two Fastbond shells and revisit a couple of common misconceptions about Magic's oldest format.

The Top 16 Modern Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

Event CoverageBy ElonThragtusk (2020-02-13)

The Modern main event of Cardmarket Series Paris this past weekend was the perfect opportunity to witness a fresh metagame in action and in its first steps of evolution. We did see many decks we somewhat didn't expect, not just within the second half of the Top 16, but also among the first half.

Green's Noncreature Evergreens

ConstructedBy Dr-Exhume (2019-12-12)

Green is best known for huge creatures like Force of Nature or Avatar of Might. These cards shaped the perception of the color for a long time. Recently green was blessed with powerful cards like Force of Vigor, Veil of Summer, and Once Upon a Time. But green always offered more than just big creatures.

Commander Deck Tech: Dissent in the Land

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-12-02)

Today, we look at a Lands deck, but one that doesn't revolve around the popular commanders that we see everybody using in this context: no Omnath, no Mina and Denn, no Gitrog Monster. Today we turn to an unexpected commander for a Lands strategy. Welcome to Samut Lands.

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!

Rotation Grief: M19 (Part 2)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-08-01)

With the release of Throne of Eldraine on October 4, the dreaded/craved yearly rotation will kick in, turning the current Standard pool from its eight-set peak to its five-set nadir. Meanwhile, we're having a look at the cards that we'll miss the most (or not), starting from those contained in the core set that bears this year's name.

Taking a Second Look at Modern Jund

ConstructedBy HansD (2019-06-25)

Modern has changed in the five years I’ve been playing and following it, and some decks that used to be on top of the dogpile have found themselves kicked off their perch. As Modern has become more powerful, aggressive, and linear, many of the fair, interactive decks that reigned supreme have gone the way of the dinosaur. Jund is one of these decks that has been pushed out more and more by the changes in the metagame, but Modern Horizons has brought along a good number of new toys that warrant giving this battered archetype a second chance.

War of the Spark Modern Review - My Top Picks

ConstructedBy Rone (2019-05-13)

Nicol Bolas has returned to end all our beloved Gatewatch heroes! It doesn't matter who wins this war though, since we Modern players still get a lot of new planeswalkers to try out. In this article, let me try to evaluate every War of the Spark card that might be Modern material.

10 Legacy Playable Cards in War of the Spark

SpoilersBy CabalTherapy (2019-04-30)

The final showdown between Bolas and the Gatewatch has begun and with the War of the Spark, Legacy gets some new toys. Cabaltherapy's got the breakdown on which cards might make a splash in the storied 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.

#TwitterBuildsModern Episode One: Prison Break!

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2019-03-01)

When building a deck with a clear win-condition in mind, it's important to look at the ways that this can be achieved. When that win-condition will take far more turns than is usual in the format, then we need to look at ways to give us that time! Let's build a pillow fort with Maze's End!

Define This: Tempo

ConstructedBy Moudou (2019-02-01)

In the current set of chapters on Define This, we are going into more specific notions of the vocabulary. While some words are easy to define, some have a sturdy theoretical background, or are simply not easy to describe as such. After going through CA and tiebreakers, let's work on a notion that isn't properly defined: tempo.

Countdown til Christmas: Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018 (#1)

EntertainmentBy Andifeated (2018-12-21)

Cardmarket's top 10 most sold Magic: The Gathering cards of 2018 - with a Christmas twist! These cards topped our charts from 1 January to 30 November 2018 and we can't wait to share them. Here's our #1 most popular card!

Behind the Tag - Deck Stories Part 1

EntertainmentBy ChristopherB (2018-12-13)

Nowadays, most new decks have reasonable names like "Izzet Phoenix" or "Golgari Midrange," which more or less describes what the decks do/contain. But what about deck names from days gone by? Where does "the Rock" come from? What does "Death and Taxes" have to do with a white weenie deck? This is a series meant to discuss, briefly, the history behind these names.

Rather Exhumed: Coming Down from the Grave

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-11-09)

"Graveyard matters" cards are a key element in the Modern metagame. With Dredge on the rise due to Creeping Chill, we need to re-evaluate maindeck hate and how certain strategies rely on this part of the game. In today's article, Rodrigo ranks the format's tier decks based on their graveyard dependency.

Eyeing the Post-Modern Landscape

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-10-08)

With the release of Magic Arena's Open Beta this past week, Hans wonders what will happen to a format after Modern. What will it look like and when will it come out? Come join the speculation in this week's article!

5 Dragons You Might Meet on the Battlefield

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2018-03-23)

Dracarys! Despite their typical casting cost being midrange and beyond, Dragons always find a way to show up in decks of all kinds. Their current situation across the formats is not too shabby, and not just in red-based builds. Here’s a selection of the flying terrors all the cool kids are playing.

Notes from the Battlefield: Modern at MKMS Frankfurt 2018

Event CoverageBy TobiH (2018-02-02)

Time to take a look back at the Modern main event of the 2018 MKM Series Frankfurt! With 613 players, this tournament provided more stories than we could ever hope to fit into the official event coverage. There's still a lot to be said about several noteworthy players and their equally noteworthy decks!

Hour of Presale

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-06-29)

The Hour of Devastation is nearly upon us!

EMA Missing pieces

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-06-03)

Today we are looking at some of the cards that are notably absent from the Eternal Masters list

Eternal Youth

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-05-10)

Sometimes one month can be eternal.

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

1st
MagicFest Denver 2019
23.07.2019

Modern

MTGO
MTGO Modern MOCS
22.04.2019
5-8
Grand Prix Tampa
16.03.2019
2nd
MagicFest Bilbao
19.03.2019
7th
SCG Classic - Baltimore
03.02.2019

Legacy

3-4
CMSeries Frankfurt 2019 - Legacy
06.08.2019
3-4
CMSeries Bologna 2019 - Legacy
22.01.2019
2nd
Legacy Monthly @ GameForce (Eindhoven)
07.10.2018
1st
Grand Prix Richmond 2018 - Trial Winners
31.08.2018

Vintage

5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019
3-4
Monthly Vintage Tournament @ Cedric's Board Game Cafe
27.01.2019
3-4
Team Serious Open @ Kidforce Collectibles (Berea Ohio)
20.10.2018
MTGO
MTGO Vintage Challenge
08.07.2018

Commander

5-8
ZAP Avril @ Palaiseau
21.04.2019
3-4
Master Zap @ Palaiseau (France)
06.01.2019
2nd
Trial Trole de Zap @ Châteauroux
22.12.2018
1st
Volgograd DC daily 6 @ Volgo Games
23.12.2018

Highlander

2nd
Highlander Masters Westfalen #1 Bielefeld
05.08.2018
1st
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
3rd
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
4th
Vianočný Highlander ("Christmas HL") Banská Bystrica
17.12.2017
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