What's the Magic Speed Limit?
How do you define the speed of a given format? And what is tempo? From theory to practice, let us take a deeper dive into some gameplay strategy, hidden resources, and come up with guidelines for navigating the changing environments one encounters specifically when playing Limited.
Rare Picking or Rarely Picking?
Is there a better feeling in a Draft than opening an on-color rare or mythic in pack three? In Limited set reviews, rares rarely get more discussion than "this card is good, moving on." Of course, commons and uncommons are more relevant, but rares still serve an important role as haymakers and game winners.
Draft Archetypes: What's Working and What's Not?
After a few weeks of drafting the new set, it's time for another check-in. How has the format shaken out, what has proved to be successful and what has not? I'm here to share some of my favorite decks and archetypes from my ventures into the world of Zendikar Rising Booster Draft.
Powerful Synergy and Synergistic Power in Zendikar Rising
It's difficult to navigate drafting powerful cards and drafting synergy cards, especially in a format that provides both aplenty. What's the difference between power and synergy anyway, and what takes precedence? These are questions that needs answering, and often on the fly, so how do you tell?
Lessons Learned from Week 1 of Zendikar Rising Limited
It's time to scrutinize and to re-evaluate, to update our preconceptions and to see what lessons we can learn from the first week of Zendikar Rising in Sealed Deck and especially Booster Draft! What are the underperformers, the overperformers, and how good are these modal double-faced cards really?