Reflecting Pool - 2018 in Review Part 2By HansD (2018-12-11)
What a week! With Wizards' announcement on December 6th, we've possibly had the year's biggest storyline emerge over the past few days. Regardless, we've got a few more important news from 2018 to cover, and there's no doubt in my mind that we'll look back at this year with awe in regards to the amount of news that came out of it. Without further ado, let's jump right into everyone's favorite digital platform to hate!
Reflecting Pool - 2018 in Review Part 1By HansD (2018-12-04)
In retrospect, I couldn't have picked a better year to start writing for Cardmarket. There were so many things that happened this year - whether it was the ever-changing Modern metagame or the release of Arena – that it's difficult to parse through and pick the most memorable news that came out of 2018. Considering I already tested my editors' patience with my Standard Golgari Midrange Compendium two weeks ago, I decided to split this article into two parts that will span two weeks. Without further ado, let's dive right into arguably the year's biggest storyline!
The Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit: UMA and the Future of Non-Rotating FormatsBy HansD (2018-11-29)
Welcome to the Mage-Ring Bully Pulpit, a column where I examine and discuss a topic to open up the discussion for the Magic community at large. For the non-U.S. American readers that might be wondering where I got the title for my column, the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines the term as "a prominent public position (such as a political office) that provides an opportunity for expounding one's views."
The Standard Black-Green Midrange CompendiumBy HansD (2018-11-26)
PT Guilds of Ravnica may have had a Top 8 filled to the brim with White Aggro, but Hans believes Golgari Midrange still has what it takes to beat any of the format's big hitters. Take a look inside to know all about the inside-outs of B/G Midrange in Standard!
Four Underrated Sideboards for the Current Modern MetaBy HansD (2018-11-20)
Everyone knows Stony Silence and Rest in Peace, but how about the hard hitters that don't see as much play in players' sideboards? Hans has decided to highlight four cards that, despite their effectiveness against the current meta, don't see enough play in sideboards.