#CMAskTheJudge Episode 72: Using Protection
Here's Episode 72 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 what happens with tokens when they phase out.
High on FOMO: Six Months of Cardboard Crack Withdrawal
What happens when you stop buying Magic-related products for half a year? Sancho went cold Turkey so you don't have to, and in this article he shares the ups and downs of the experiment and the background for his decision to sit out the end of the hitherto most product-rich year in the game's history.
The Trickiest Cards in Theros Beyond Death, Explained
Every time spoilers from a new set begin to trickle out, social media is awash with questions about mechanics and interactions. Theros Beyond Death was no different. Many of them become intuitive over time, but some — including the ones in this article — baffle even the most experienced players.
A Wacky New World: Having Fun with Pioneer
The new Pioneer format is the ideal setting for wild experiments. While the metagame shifts and the ban list grows, brews will usually stay out of harm's way. Look here for decks that are perfect to bring to FNM and to have some fun with, even if they may not prove competitive at the highest level.
Top 5 Cards to Buy in January
The year just started and Theros Beyond Death is available to purchase. However, there is so much more out there to invest in. Rone has compiled his personal list of the Top 5 cards you should consider buying this month, with highlights from almost all Constructed formats.
Limited Lessons from Prerelease Weekend
Sealed Deck is a different animal than Booster Draft. Nonetheless, it's the best way to get acquainted with a lot of new cards quickly, to learn the parameters of a Limited environment, and to find recurring patterns. Here are some lessons from having played with twenty Sealed Decks!
2-Mana and 3-Mana Planeswalkers: How Broken Are They?
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.
#CMAskTheJudge Episode 71: Devoted Piggie
Here's Episode 71 of Cardmarket's AskTheJudge series. Each episode includes a video that poses a Magic rules question. Watch the video, comment with your answer, and then check your work below. This week's question is about Gods with insufficient devotion put onto the battlefield as attackers.
The Big Ban: Modern Without Oko, Lattice, and Mox Opal
For months, Modern has been an unhealthy format dominated by one strategy in particular. Now Wizards took action with three big bans. Going out the door isn't just a broken planeswalker, but also a powerful win condition and one of the most iconic artifacts in Modern's history. Let's see what's next for the format!
Theros Theory Crafting: White-Blue Control in Standard
White-Blue Control has been a solid deck choice for recent Standard events. The deck could be seen at the top of multiple PTQs, MTGO Standard Leagues, and various community tournaments. Now it's time to figure out how the deck evolves as new cards from Theros Beyond Death are introduced to the mix.