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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

White Cards That Should See More Play in Commander

By RyanS (2021-03-31)

Playing 99 singletons means great variety, but there are always ways to improve the Commander experience further, especially when it comes to the most-maligned color. The recent reprint of Rebuff the Wicked inspired us to look at some underutilized white cards and talk about why they should see more play in EDH.

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Commander Deck Tech: Fright Night

By RyanS (2021-03-23)

This monoblack deck plays nicely with your opponents…' permanents. Your opponents themselves, well, they should be afraid. Very afraid. One would expect no less from the God of Fright, of course, and Tergrid does not disappoint. Spook the competition and make their own weapons come back to haunt them!

6 Comments

Commander Deck Tech: Orvar of the Oh-So Many Tokens

By RyanS (2021-02-16)

Move over, Mistform Ultimus! Orvar, the All-Form is here to replace you as the ultimate Shapeshifter commander. Unlike other Shapeshifters who can become copies of other permanents, Orvar plays more like a spellslinging commander with the added benefit of creating tokens—a unique design space.

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Commander Deck Tech: The God of Snow

By RyanS (2021-02-11)

On these cold winter days, you can't help but feel inspired to build a snow deck, and Jorn, God of Winter gave us the perfect commander for such a strategy. The resulting deck generates a lot of mana, casts creatures that scale with the number of snow permanents, and wins out of nowhere with huge X spells.

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Commander Deck Tech: Sakashima and Vial Smasher

By RyanS (2021-01-04)

Have you ever won a game of Commander without dealing combat damage? Check out this Grixis Commander deck helmed by Sakashima and Vial Smasher to find out how. Make clones and copies of the best things on the board and try to win by doubling or even tripling the damage from Vial Smasher's effect.

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