SanchoN

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 20 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.

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Forgotten Heroes: Power Surge

de SanchoN (2018-10-11)

In this first installment of a new series, Forgotten Heroes, Sancho dusts off the red enchantment Power Surge. From being the terror of many a kitchen table, this card has now transformed into a nearly useless piece of cardboard and a reminder of an archaic set of rules from the old days.

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See-Saw 'n' Salt – The Stasis Story

de SanchoN (2018-09-19)

Players do not get an untap phase! Stasis is probably the most hated card in Magic and the prime example of what some call an unfun card. But it also embodies the very soul of the game, the fact that it is a game of rules meant to be broken. This week, Sancho rants and reminisces about his favorite blue enchantment.

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Land Ahoy - Realms of the Cube

de SanchoN (2018-09-07)

Hoist the sails and raise the flag! It's time for another installment of Cube for Squares, our beginner’s guide to Cube-building. Today, we venture on a path to discover lands to conquer and shiny cards to fill your coffers – or what other storage solution you use to house your treasured Limited environment.

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Power Creep - A Casual Peep

de SanchoN (2018-08-22)

Power creep: What is it? Is it a good or a bad thing? In this article, Sancho looks at how Magic the Gathering went from 6/4 creatures for six mana to a 10/10 for five and how the history of Magic has seen the power of creeps creep up while lovers of spells weep for days long past.

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Sum of Cubes - Summer Cube Catch Up

de SanchoN (2018-08-08)

No deeper [Nexus of Fate] may connect the three latest bigger releases from Wizards of the Coast. But simply being chronologically adjacent have destined Battlebond, Core 2019 and Commander 2018 to be reviewed together by Cubes for Squares. See which 10 cards we chose to recommend for testing in your own limited environment.

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