Understanding Aggrode HansD (2019-02-05)
With Mono-Red aggro lighting up the stage in Standard, I want to take a look this week at what makes the aggro archetype tick. By breaking down and examining how these decks are built to be powerful, we can begin to understand why there will almost always be aggressive decks running around any given format!
So Long KCI: Examining the Recent Bande HansD (2019-01-24)
"No king rules forever." Krark-Clan Ironworks' reign over the Modern format is no more, and the king's demise was accompanied by an interesting article from Wizards of the Coast. In this week's article, Hans dives into the juicy tidbits from the announcement and casts his eye towards the future.
Why Standard-Plus Should Be a Singleton Formatde HansD (2019-01-08)
Happy New Year, and welcome back! 2019 has a lot of new things in store for Magic as whole, with Magic Fests, E-Sports, and the introduction of a new format come October. There's plenty of speculation about what this format will look like, but I won't be bringing you any today in my article. Instead, I want to offer a suggestion: the "Standard-Plus" format, as it is currently referred to by Wizards of the Coast, should be a singleton format in the interest of the health of the format.
A Magic-al Christmas Listde HansD (2018-12-19)
The year is coming to a close, but Christmas season has gotten me in the mood for asking Santa - I mean, Wizards - for a few things on my wish list. From reprints to spoilers over on Cardmarket, I'm not going to hold my breath about any them, but it's not going to stop me from writing about them! Let's jump right in with one of the topics that I'm the most excited to talk about: Standard-Plus.
Reflecting Pool - 2018 in Review Part 2de 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!