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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 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!

Tips for Becoming a Better Commander Player

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-09-24)

Today we're looking at a few very easy, but useful tips that will improve the way you play Commander, regardless of deck or budget.

Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-05-20)

Let's look at the wild wild west that is Commander with its infinite ways to build Commander decks, but only certain ways to fit specific playgroups and play styles. What decks are considered "casual" and what makes a deck competitive?

Should This Be Banned - Part 4

ConstructedBy RJGiel (2019-04-25)

Welcome back to Should This Be Banned. Last time we looked at cards that win the game with little to no effort. This article is probably the most exciting piece; looking at potential additions to the banlist! Keep in mind that this is a highly opinionated article and that I encourage you to discuss these cards and others in the comments.

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.

A Thorough Look into Ultimate Masters - Part 3

SpoilersBy Kumagoro (2018-12-14)

Ultimate Masters is going to be the last event release celebrating 25 years of Magic in 2018, and possibly the final set in the Masters series. We're looking at all these reprints to see what they bring to the UMA experience and the secondary market; now it's time to end the exploration with green and colorless.

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.

Rock Around the Cube

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-05-18)

A good mana rock gathers no moss – it is often an early pick in a Cube Draft. Some mana rocks are even first picks every time and considered too good for many a limited environment. In this installment of Cube for Squares, we climb the Big Rock Candy Mountain and survey the landscape for pebbles, boulders, and paleolithic power tools to include or leave out of your Cube.

Cube Picks: Dominaria Top 10

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-04-17)

What hidden treasures does the cornucopia of Dominaria have to offer cube builders? Jump on the nostalgia bandwagon with Cubes for Squares as we pick our top ten cube cards from Magic’s most eagerly awaited new expansion.

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.

Amazing 2-Drops

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-10-09)

What costs two and is amazing?

Dinosaurs and Mortality Rates

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-09-14)

Why on Ixalan did you enrage the Dinosaur?

Happy New Year - 2017!

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2017-01-02)

I don't know whether you are into new year resolutions or not, but my favorite resolution each year is to never stop learning.

(Master)piecing together the puzzle

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-09-15)

The announcement of Kaladesh Inventions, the first installment of the new Masterpiece Series, was widely unexpected and raised a lot of questions.

Ask the Doctor 2016 01

FinanceBy DrHoeh (2016-01-05)

Our end of the year lottery revealed that my articles “Ask the Doctor” and “Valuable Insight” were among the fan favourites and therefore I decided to strive for more interaction in the future.

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Cardmarket Decks

Vintage

2nd
Vintage Champs Trial @ Alternate Worlds (Hunt Valley, MD)
30.03.2019
3-4
Romancing The Stones 10 @ Austin, TX
30.03.2019
MTGO
MTGO Vintage Challenge
03.03.2019
5-8
Eternal Weekend Trial @ Storm Brew Games
25.03.2019

Highlander

1st
Highlander Grand Prix II Dortmund
15.06.0007
3rd
Highlander Grand Prix II Dortmund
15.06.0007
5th
Highlander Grand Prix II Dortmund
15.06.0007
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