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On Video This Week (37/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-09-12)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss—from combat in gameplay to combative debates to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of September 12.

On Video This Week (15/2022)

By CMInsightTeam (2022-04-11)

Every week Cardmarket's YouTube channel publishes a lot of exciting Magic content that you don't want to miss—from combat in gameplay to combative debates to the latest news regarding previews and prices. Collecting everything in one place, here's your TV program for the week of April 11.

Cards That Should Have Been in Modern Horizons 2

By Skura (2021-07-06)

Modern Horizons 2 has presented us with a ton of reprints to satisfy all our demand for that sweet, sweet nostalgia. All of it? Are we satisfied? Of course not. We can think of way more cards that would have been a great fit both for the set and for the format. Let's make a wish list!

Commander on a Budget: Kytheon, Monowhite Hero

By RyanS (2020-03-31)

Welcome to a new series where Ryan Scicluna builds Commander decks exclusively out of cards that cost a maximum of two Euros. The first challenge is making monowhite playable on a budget. Luckily, the famous Hero of Akros comes to our rescue!

The Top 8 Old School Decks from Cardmarket Series Paris

By 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.

Theros Beyond Death Review for Highlander, Part 3

By Ratix (2020-02-12)

In the final part of my Theros Beyond Death set review, I take a close look at the green, multicolored, and colorless cards that are most worthy of consideration for the powerful European Highlander format. I conclude this series with my personal Top 10 of cards in the set.

Yet Another Puzzle Vortex!

By Peanut (2020-01-30)

In this second installment of puzzling with Magic: The Gathering, we put your knowledge to the test yet again. Are you ready to put your mind to work? Try to find the answers to the following thirteen questions and see how you fare against others by posting your score in the comment section below!

Why You Too Should Play European Highlander

By Ratix (2020-01-06)

Before Commander caught on, players had already been enjoying a singleton format for years. It was named Highlander — originally for the catchphrase of the 1986 cult classic which stipulates that "There can be only one," but the format also seems to want to live forever.

Commander Deck Tech: Dissent in the Land

By 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.

The Other 99: Spot Removal

By RJGiel (2019-11-18)

Welcome to "The Other 99"! In this new series we'll be looking at best practices for building Commander decks. Our first installment highlights the use of spot removal. Is spot removal even good in a multiplayer format? And what options should you be looking for?

Rotation Grief: Ixalan (Part 2)

By Kumagoro (2019-08-28)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with each passing day. How the meta will change, at first, will be a direct consequence of the disappearance of four rotating sets. We continue this journey of grief (or jubilation, depending on who you ask) by looking at the red, green, multicolored, and colorless cards we'll have to remove when Ixalan rotates.

Utility Lands You Should be Playing

By RJGiel (2019-07-30)

One of the great things about Commander is that you can run utility lands; lands that do something besides tapping for mana. Today, Robert wants to take a look at some of the greatest potential inclusions.

A Tribute to Juzam Djinn

By 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.

Identifying Commander Decks: It's Easy as ABC

By 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 1

By 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.

Dangerous Propositions: Dark Depths

By Kumagoro (2019-02-19)

The Modern ban list is a maximum security prison with (KCI update!) 34 inmates, some of which could potentially pose a serious threat to the meta. In this ongoing series, we're reviewing each of those offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time it's the turn of the evil queen of the tokens.

Why BUG Delver Is the Best Delver Deck at the Moment

By CabalTherapy (2019-01-25)

No more Deathrites, no more BUG? Quite the contrary! BUG Delver should be claiming the top spots in this new world and today, I am going to tell you why it eventually will.

Why You Should Play Baleful Strix in Legacy Part 2

By ChristopherB (2018-12-04)

We've seen the card and it's strenghts, now Christopher looks at the card's weaknesses and the current Legacy metagame, right down to how it performs in the individual matchups that you're likely to encounter.

When a Hug Doesn't Mean Love: Kynaios and Tiro Deck Tech

By RyanS (2018-11-27)

Ryan is back with more Commander deck techs. This time he's playing politics with a group hug pet project. Join him as he explains the art of the "deal."

Dangerous Propositions: Punishing Fire

By Kumagoro (2018-11-14)

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 is free, anything can happen. Let's review each of the offenders to see if they're eligible for parole. This time, we talk of the burn spell that won't stay away.

#CMAskTheJudge Episode 28 - In The Maze

By MaximilianK (2018-11-02)

Episode 28 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, and then check your work below. This week's question involves a ghost and a maze, as well as combat step tricks.

On Lower Tiers: Standard MBC

By Kumagoro (2018-08-08)

Despite the clear dominance of a few lists, Standard is a surprisingly diverse format right now and features a handful unsung heroes. One of these is Monoblack Torment, the most straightforward ramp archetype in the meta. Let's see where it's at now, and where it will go after the October rotation.

From Legends to Dominaria and Everything In Between - Part 3

By Kumagoro (2018-05-08)

When Magic sets began to revisit past planes, the legendary permanents came along for the journey as a regular feature of each and every outing. It would all culminate this year with the mother of all returns: the one coming full circle to the original plane where everything had started.

The 5 Best Land-Fetching Spells and Their Categories

By Kumagoro (2018-02-14)

In a typical game of Magic, lands are the main mana producers, the fuel for the majority of spells and the more fuel you have, the farther you can travel along the mana curve. Enter several categories of spells whose main or only purpose is to increase your land count, for a variety of purposes.

My Legacy Picks for Team Trios Constructed GPs

By Alakazimdk (2018-01-23)

This article will try to give you and your team some options for the Legacy component of upcoming Team Constructed events. I’ll give each deck two scores, the first for experienced Legacy players and the second for players who are not as familiar with Legacy as a format. As with all Legacy lists, expect a high learning curve in a format with Wastelands, Brainstorms, and consistent turn 2-3 combo kills.

Post MKMS Hamburg

By DrHoeh (2017-09-19)

What should you buy after MKMS Hamburg?

Dinosaurs and Mortality Rates

By DrHoeh (2017-09-14)

Why on Ixalan did you enrage the Dinosaur?

Eternal Wisdom

By DrHoeh (2017-01-18)

Philosophy, Picard, Personal Growth, and Price Predictions!

Eternal value

By DrHoeh (2016-10-10)

"Preying on the weak" works all the time.

Always bet on Elves

By DrHoeh (2016-08-23)

Elves are always broken in every format.

The good, the bad and the trap

By DrHoeh (2016-06-27)

Future Sight is 20/20!

Gambling for Life!

By DrHoeh (2016-06-20)

Not everything has to be about instant gratification. Slow and steady can win the race as well...

Eternal Masters Day3 Previews

By DrHoeh (2016-05-25)

Get ready to be bombarded with more nostalgia!

Liberating Gems

By DrHoeh (2016-03-19)

This card has been more or less useless since it was printed...

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