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SanchoN

Sancho Napora

  • Name: Sancho Napora
  • Preferred Format: Commander, Cube, Battle Box

About:

"When I first started playing Magic, I hated blue. A friend and I picked up Magic: The Gathering in the summer of '94, and my first deck was a Revised 60-card starter deck with only two Islands. This made it almost impossible to cast Phantasmal Terrain, and turn one of my friend's lands into an Island and attack with my biggest creature, a 5/5 Sea Serpent with Islandhome.

"A few additional starter decks and a several Islands later, it all changed when I discovered my one true love in the world of Magic. It was a blue card with an odd illustration of a clown and a jackal-headed person on a seesaw with a text box beginning with seven words that would drive my friends crazy for years to come: "Players do not get an untap phase."

"At that moment, when I first laid eyes on the beautiful blue enchantment, Stasis, a Johnny was born. Since then, Magic for me was not just about winning, but about winning in silly, annoying, and janky ways—preferably using blue spells.

"Newly returned after nearly twenty years away from the wonderful world of Magic: The Gathering, I am thrilled to explore the new formats and the thousands of cards I have missed out on, and I look forward to sharing my journey of rediscovery with the readers of Cardmarket Insight."

All Articles by Sancho Napora

Art Appreciation: Mystical Archive

By SanchoN (2021-04-09)

Releasing our grumpy old art critic on the up-and-coming Mystical Archive we expected to see fangs bared and every piece of precious parchment torn to shreds with dismissive comments about how all contemporary Magic art looks the same and how everything was better in the 90s. We were in for a surprise!

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Ravens, Runes, and Rowdy Riffs: The Art & Flavor of Kaldheim

By SanchoN (2021-02-09)

After drifting aimlessly on the waves of the multiversal sea for decades, every Viking of Magic has finally found their home shores on the plane of Kaldheim. Raise your drinking horns and let us sample the flavor of this new set to see if it is able to quench our thirst for plunder and pillage—and our taste for metal.

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Day of the Dragons

By SanchoN (2021-01-16)

If you check the right calendar, you might find January 16 marked as "Appreciate a Dragon Day." What does it take for a Dragon to win appreciation in the world of Magic? Let's celebrate with a look at some of the most expensive, most ancient, most legendary, and most playable Dragon cards.

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The Most Expensive Magic Cards

By SanchoN (2020-09-29)

When asked for the most expensive Magic card ever most folks' thoughts drift to grainy images of a 9.5 graded Alpha Black Lotus encapsulated in a plastic shell and sold for … what was it? More than $150,000? But Sancho stubbornly claims that the most expensive card can be found on Cardmarket for just 50 cents!

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Art Appreciation: Double Masters

By SanchoN (2020-08-10)

You cannot put a price on great art, but you can decide whether you want to buy undisclosed pieces of art at random or go straight for your favorite singles. This week Sancho rants about Double Masters and picks the ten most unforgettable box toppers. There are some undeniably awesome ones.

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