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From Snow White to Sultai: New Decks in Kaldheim Standard

ConstructedBy Rone (2021-03-03)

Kaldheim has landed in Standard for Go(o)d. While some top-tier decks didn't change all that much, snow, Sagas, foretell, and a bunch of other cards have left their mark on the format! Today we will look at the best strategies that have emerged thanks to the snowest set ever printed.

Vanilla Creatures in Legacy: Past, Present, Potential

ConstructedBy CabalTherapy (2021-03-02)

Magic at its core is about attacking and blocking with creatures. It used to be that these creatures didn't have three triggered abilities and two activated abilities each. Text boxes didn't overflow with words. Sometimes they didn't even have any rules text at all. Where are the vanilla creatures?

Interview: The Goblins' Guide to Aggro in Cube

LimitedBy SanchoN (2020-08-06)

Without the threat of Viashino Pyromancer punching faces and Jackal Pup nibbling heels, Cube Draft frequently ends up as miserable midrange slugfest. We asked Cube enthusiast and outspoken aggro proponent SirFunchalot what you can do to support this important macro archetype in your own limited environment.

Forgotten Heroes

EntertainmentBy Rone (2020-06-03)

Do you remember the first Magic creature that became the centerpiece of your deck? After all these years, so many iconic heroes have fallen by the wayside, overshadowed by better and newer alternatives. Today we pay tribute to a whole bunch of those that will forever live on in our memory if not in our decks.

Famous Rules and Card Changes in Magic History

EntertainmentBy TobiH (2020-05-21)

There's a debate raging at the moment over the possibility of fixing companions via an update to the rules. While unprecedented in recent memory, it would not be the first time cards changed their behavior after the fact. Let's take a look at some famous examples from Magic's past.

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.

2-Mana and 3-Mana Planeswalkers: How Broken Are They?

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2020-01-20)

Oko is certainly a problematic card, but is the same true of any cheap planeswalker? There are more of them than one might think. We'll examine all 43, properly evaluating their "brokenness" in order to address the design sustainability of a planeswalker that can naturally drop on turn two or three.

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!

Rotation Grief: Dominaria (Part 1)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-09-25)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with each passing day. The coming meta will be shaped, mostly, as a direct consequence of rotation. We're near the end of this journey of grief (or jubilation, depending on who you ask) as we look into the white, blue, and black cards we'll have to remove from our Standard decks when Dominaria rotates out.

Rotation Grief: Rivals of Ixalan (Part 1)

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-09-11)

The Standard Rotation looms closer with every passing day. The major meta shift will come first as a consequence of four sets disappearing from Standard. Kumagoro looks at white, blue, and black in Rivals of Ixalan, which may be the last small expansion ever (if the Three-and-One Model sticks).

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.

Tribal Attractions: Dryads

ConstructedBy Kumagoro (2019-04-25)

Dryad Tribal is not something you see often – or at all, at least within conventional environments. But it's a creature type that's been emerging from under the radar lately, after adding some marvelous new members for both Modern and Legacy.

Shock and Awe: The Goblin Guide Story

EntertainmentBy Kumagoro (2018-05-31)

Aggro has always craved ways to maximize early damage in order to start the clock as soon as possible, and red is the color that does it in the most consistent and effective ways. Let's revisit the time when Goblin Guide joined the blitzkrieg, his precursors, and his descendants.

Dominaria Set Review for Modern

SpoilersBy Rone (2018-04-24)

Dominaria's release is on the horizon and that means once thing for Modern players: time to brew decks and figure out which cards help which archetypes. This time, we have lots of reprints, awesome callbacks, Historic Spells and the new Enchantment mechanics: Sagas.

Dont Bore Us - Spicing up Boros Archetypes in Cube

LimitedBy SanchoN (2018-04-06)

Boros is often typecast for the role as an all-out fast and wide attacker in cubes. In this installment of Cube for Squares we first take a look at the traditional Boros part of the passionate fighter in some of its already thoroughly examined variants. Afterwards we ask if there’s room for the old action hero to widen its repertoire and try out characters more often played by other guilds.

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