#CMAskTheJudge Episode 127: Learning the Commands
Welcome to Episode 127 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about the intricacies and pitfalls of copying spells.
Interview with Artist Daniel Gelon
Library of Leng, Lich, Savannah Lions, Stone Rain, Strip Mine, Wheel of Fortune … All these cards are iconic pieces of Magic history, originally printed all the way back in Alpha, painted by Daniel Gelon, who illustrated 64 Magic cards (including that one Vanguard series card) from the very beginning to Time Spiral.
Witherbloom Sacrifice in Standard
Once upon a time (or last year) there was Rakdos Sacrifice with its grindy death by a thousand cooked Cats. Enter the Witherbloom College of Strixhaven, and now the archetype in Standard has become all about setting up and performing a big sacrifice ritual that might well sent the opponent packing in one single feast.
Counterspell Is Coming to Modern!
Counterspells have always been one of the pillars of interaction alongside discard and removal. There is one iconic card that embodies this type of interaction. Its name is, appropriately and predictably, Counterspell. For the first time ever, it will be legal in Modern. Let me tell you what that means in practice.
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 126: Elite Exiling
Welcome to Episode 126 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about cards exiled with Elite Spellbinder …
Five Quick Tips for the Sealed Deck Arena Open
The Arena Open is coming up this weekend, and it features Strixhaven Sealed! Getting a head start of what to expect from your opponents with a few thoughts on what does and what doesn't work should give you a meaningful advantage. Let's look at the "metagame" and the speed of the format—and more.
Lorehold Beats in Standard
Although adventurers at heart, the Loreholds are known as history buffs, and it shows. In the current Standard, it looks like they have taken both ways, kind of like Indiana Jones, unearthing relics from the past but not pulling any punches either. Where the past and future collide, there's plenty of deck material!
Top 5 – Cards to Buy, Spring Edition
Strixhaven gave us a ton of new cards to try out, and we recently enjoyed the reprints of Time Spiral Remastered as well. So now is the perfect time to update your buy list and grab as much as you can at discount prices. If you're interested in our picks to purchase, you've come to the right place!
Name Day: What Colors R U? Izzet? Prismari?
Riddle: start with a certain three-color combination, add or subtract B, and you end up at the same two-color combination either way, at least in 2007 terminology. Can you name it? No? Well, then you should definitely take this trip down memory lane and find out how we used to call color combos back in the day!
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 125: Doctor Proctor
Welcome to Episode 125 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a question regarding the rules of Magic. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about the interaction between Strict Proctor and different abilities.