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SanchoN

Sancho Napora

  • Name: Sancho Napora
  • Preferred Format: Legacy, Cube

About:

"At first I hated blue! A friend and I picked up Magic in the summer of '94, and my first deck was a Revised Edition 60-card starter with only two Islands. Having just two blue mana sources made it almost impossible to cast Phantasmal Terrain to change one of my friend's lands into an Island and attack him with my biggest creature, a 5/5 Sea Serpent.

"A few additional boosters and a several Islands later, it all changed when I discovered my one true love in the world of Magic. It was a blue enchantment with an odd illustration of a clown and a jackal-headed figure on a seesaw and 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 Stasis, a Johnny was born. Since then, Magic for me has never just been about winning but about winning in silly, annoying, and janky ways—preferably using blue spells.

"Stasis is still my favorite card. And if you run into me at my local game store, I will probably still be trying to make my homebrewed Legacy Stasis deck work against the harsh odds in a meta awash with Force of Vigor and Carpet of Flowers."

All Articles by Sancho Napora

Fetches, Finance, FOMO

By SanchoN (2021-07-20)

These days everyone has their own tales of incredible bargains or ruinous investments to tell and an opinion on why, when, and whether or not to buy into the recently reprinted cycle of enemy fetch lands. Let's look at actual data as well as personal stories. How were you affected by Modern Horizons 2: Fetchmania?

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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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