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Vintage at Cardmarket Series Prague: Dread(ge) Return

ConstructedBy 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.

A Very Nostalgic and Special Tournament Report

EntertainmentBy Elric (2019-10-15)

Here's a tale from an event unlike any other, impressions and observations about what an Old School tournament represents, the experience of community and nostalgia, featuring all-powerful cards such as Moxen, Black Lotus, Hypnotic Specter—and Fishliver Oil!

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.

A Tribute to Juzam Djinn

EntertainmentBy Elric (2019-07-09)

Even if Juzam sees very little play outside of Old School, it remains one of the most influential cards printed in MTG history. Join Pietro as he explores the depths of this card, from its art to its flavor text to what made this one of the best creatures in Magic.

Soldevi Surveyor: Planar Chaos

EntertainmentBy SanchoN (2019-07-08)

Eccentric looking cards. Effects not in the colors you would expect to find them in. And rumors of a sixth color of Magic. In this first installment of our new series Soldevi Surveyor, Sancho digs into a time of confusion and disorder as he unearths the incredible expansion known as Planar Chaos.

A Tribute to Chaos Orb: A True Icon of Magic

EntertainmentBy Elric (2019-03-13)

The card Chaos Orb is a true icon in MTG, but it's banned in every WotC format because of the dexterity required to use it. The introduction of the 93/94 and Alpha 40 formats, however, has led to a resurgence of the "flipping mania" meta.

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.

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.

Land Ahoy - Realms of the Cube

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-09-07)

Hoist the sails and raise the flag! It's time for another installment of Cube for Squares, our beginner’s guide to Cube-building. Today, we venture on a path to discover lands to conquer and shiny cards to fill your coffers – or what other storage solution you use to house your treasured Limited environment.

Legacy Weapon

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2015-10-07)

Battle for Zendikar does not contain the kind of cards that can shake up huge formats like Legacy, but the banning announcement that always comes along with set releases nowadays was able to do that.

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Cardmarket Decks

Vintage

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Vintage Champs Trial @ Alternate Worlds (Hunt Valley, MD)
30.03.2019
1st
Lliga Catalana de Vintage - March Edition
30.03.2019
3-4
Romancing The Stones 10 @ Austin, TX
30.03.2019
MTGO
MTGO Vintage Challenge
03.03.2019

Highlander

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Highlander Grand Prix VII (Hanau)
02.01.2010
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Highlander Grand Prix VII (Hanau)
02.01.2010
3rd
Highlander Grand Prix VII (Hanau)
02.01.2010
4th
Highlander Grand Prix VII (Hanau)
02.01.2010
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