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#CMAskTheJudge Episode 40 - Guarding the Hero

EntertainmentBy MartinaT (2019-04-26)

Episode 40 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each installment in this series will include a video that poses a rules question about MTG. Watch the video, comment with your answer, then check your work below. This week's question involves an important one drop and some indestructibility.

Three Exciting Standard Decks

ConstructedBy JaminK (2018-07-04)

While thirteen of the Top 32 Standard decks at GP Pittsburgh included the mighty Goblin Chainwhirler, there’s still innovation to be found. Multiple decks only few people had on their radar made a splash this weekend including an old fan favorite.

Team Unified Standard RPTQ in Poland: Before and After

Event CoverageBy JohnnyCroat (2018-06-28)

It's no secret that metagames change, that archetypes change, that some decks fall out of favor while others get a 'second' wind. It's all part and parcel of the game of Magic: The Gathering. Lee recently attended an RPTQ and here, he tells the story of how his W/U control deck changed with Dominaria.

Top 5 Aggro Decks in Dominaria Standard

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-06-20)

Standard is in a pretty rough spot right now. After Pro Tour Dominaria, the format looks solved. Goblin Chainwhirler is the new boogeyman and Red decks are everywhere. So, Rodrigo decided to take a look at Aggro in Standard and ranked his top 5 Aggro decks in Dominaria.

The Year of Living Dangerously: Mastering Mastery

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2018-05-24)

Imagine not being able to lose the game. Imagine that every time you gain life, you draw extra cards. (Card advantage is great, right?) …but what’s this? I need to exile some cards in my graveyard? Okay, I can do that. Now my hand? Well, I guess since I drew extra cards, I don’t mind. My permanents too? Uh-oh…

UW Control in Dominaria Standard: Heroic and Second Sun Variants

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-05-23)

Dominaria has finally landed in Standard and it’s awesome. The legendary-based set brings brand new tools for control players and UW is the best shell to try them: Teferi, Hero of Dominaria and his friends. In this article, we will dissect the archetype variants and its latest innovations.

Modern Myths: Debunking the Format's Biggest Misconceptions

ConstructedBy HansD (2018-05-09)

Modern has a lot of things said about it, and I want to tackle in this week's article a few that I find to be myths about the format. I'm calling these four "Modern Myths," and I hope that bringing up these topics will spark a discussion. Do you think you'll agree with these points? Let's dive in and start off with the first one.

A First Look at Standard with Dominaria

SpoilersBy ChristianS (2018-04-05)

This week, I dive into the bevy of Dominaria spoilers available looking for interesting Standard-worthy cards that could shape the competitive meta in the months to come. Does Dominaria live up to the hype, or does Magic's most traveled plane come up short of expectations? Read on to find out.

BW Soul Sisters: No Grey Areas

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2018-02-08)

Modern is a wonderfully vibrant format currently, with each new set seeing new decks and archetype variants getting more than a few plays online. Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan saw 5 Colour Humans as its most popular deck, with two such builds making it as far as the Top 8. But, once upon a time, there was a popular mono-White Humans deck: Soul Sisters. Does this deck still have legs? Or has its time passed?

Back to Basic Lands: Mono Color Decks in Modern

ConstructedBy Rone (2018-01-31)

Starting over in Magic is always difficult, especially Eternal formats where there is no rotation, and card staples tend to be expensive. Fortunately, there are some budget archetypes that allow you to start playing Modern and then evolve into a tier deck. Today, we are going to break down some mono color decks for Modern.

Notes from the Battlefield: Standard at MKMS Frankfurt 2018

Event CoverageBy TobiH (2018-01-23)

The story of Standard at the MKM Series Frankfurt 2018 wasn't just all energy all the way. Especially now, after the banning, it's worthwhile to look at all the other decks that did well in the tournament before turning our attention to where Rivals of Ixalan might take us from here!

Approaching Nirvana: A Look at UW Approach after Rivals of Ixalan

ConstructedBy JohnnyCroat (2018-01-22)

With Rivals of Ixalan just released, it’s important to look at popular decks in Standard to see how they might be affected by the new set. In this article, we discuss one deck that’s been on Standard's stage for a while: UW Approach. Read further to see how we think it will perform.

Resolving the stack

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-08-31)

Now is the time to lean back and watch my spells resolve – figuratively speaking.

Summer time

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-07-18)

We are approaching the silly season of Magic finance.

SDCC Promos 2017

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-07-12)

Your favorite Planeswalkers as ancient rune carvings.

Amonkhet Prereleases and MKMS

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-20)

Our next MKM Series stop in Frankfurt is approaching, and you definitely don't want to miss it!

Red makes them dead

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-04-15)

Is it time for red decks again?

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Cardmarket Decks

Standard

MTGO
MTGO Standard MOCS
24.09.2018
4th
Store Championship M19 @ Back to Games (Abu Dhabi)
14.09.2018
MTGO
MTGO Standard PTQ
16.09.2018
MTGO
MTGO Competitive Standard League
10.09.2018

Modern

5-8
CMSeries Bologna 2019 - Modern
22.01.2019
1st
Modern #9 @ Ravensburg
28.09.2018
2nd
PPTQ @ Cedric's Boardgame Cafe (Quezon City, Philippines)
02.09.2018
3-4
PPTQ @ G5 Games (Bacolod, Philippines)
02.09.2018

Legacy

MTGO
MTGO Competitive Legacy League
06.10.2018
3-4
SCG Classic @ Syracuse (New York, USA)
16.09.2018
8th
Duel for Duals VI @ Kick Engines @ SMX Aura, Philippines
23.06.2018
5-8
Legacy God Trial
19.05.2018

Vintage

1st
Shufflin Vintage at RTP
09.09.2017

Commander

3-4
Bohemia DC Prague 7th @ Prague @ Prague
24.11.2018
5-8
DC Autumn @ Hradec Kralove
27.10.2018
5-8
Warning Tournament Fatality 3 @ Lamballe (France)
07.10.2018
2nd
DC Pont'Au @ Lieuray (27)
10.10.2018

Highlander

4th
Highlander Spielraum Wien #2
26.05.2018
1st
Cloudpost HL Cup Bratislava
17.02.2018
5th
Metagame Master 10 Berlin
11.11.2017
4th
13th Mtg.sk Cup Bratislava
14.10.2017
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