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RyanS

Ryan Scicluna

  • Name: Ryan Scicluna
  • Preferred Format: Draft, Sealed, Planechase, Commander

About:

I love TCGs. I started playing the Pokémon TCG when it came out; I transitioned to Yu-Gi-Oh! when it was released; then I discovered MTG by attending events at my local game shop. Now, I have been playing MTG casually for more than 10 years. As an academic librarian, I was immediately fascinated by MTG lore, always reading about characters and different planes. This has led me to play the game more casually and to experience different formats and game styles.

I like staying up-to-date with how the game is developing, and I frequently watch Pro Tours and other matches online to learn from competitive players. Even though I don't play competitively, I like seeing what new strategies are being used, which cards are seeing the most play, and how new players achieve amazing victories.

I enjoy introducing new players into the game and seeing their different takes on the cards. Currently, I am hosting an MTG club at the public library of Malta for anyone who is interested in learning.

All Articles by Ryan Scicluna

Eldrazi Tribal Commander Deck Tech: Monumental Mimeoplasm

By RyanS (2020-09-17)

Zendikar Rising is just around the corner and will have no Eldrazi. If you're feeling nostalgic for the colorless tentacle monsters, this tribal deck commanded by The Mimeoplasm is for you. Ramp out the big titans, annihilate all opposition, and marvel at the majesty of the brand-new card Forsaken Monument!

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Commander on a Budget: Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer

By RyanS (2020-08-04)

If you ever wanted to play with a powerful Izzet commander but did not want to break the bank doing so, check out this budget build of Brudiclad. Here's a deck focused on making copies and tokens of powerful threats to overwhelm your opponents. The best part is that the whole thing costs just about 37 euros.

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Commander on a Budget: Rith, the Awakener

By RyanS (2020-06-16)

The Ur-Dragon is definitely the ultimate Dragon tribal commander. However, if you are playing on a budget, it's not the only option. Here's how Dragons can be effective, even when they are missing two colors. Check out this Naya Dragon tribal Commander deck led by Rith, the Awakener.

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Book Review: Ikoria – Sundered Bond

By RyanS (2020-06-01)

Django Wexler's prequel chapters where the only good thing about the War of the Spark storyline. But how does his new novel Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths – Sundered Bond compare with regard to storytelling, plot, and characterization? Ryan Scicluna gives us a quick review of the latest in Magic lore.

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Commander on a Budget: Stonebrow, Krosan Hero

By RyanS (2020-04-21)

This time, at Commander on a Budget, we build a Gruul deck with a trample tribal theme, inspired by a new card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. Quartzwood Crasher cares about creatures with trample and creates even more creatures with trample. All cards used for the deck cost a maximum of two Euros apiece.

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