Why play Magic: The Gathering at your local Store? (Part 1)

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Gather the townsfolk and get to your LGS!

MTGO is good because I can record my drafts at 2AM…in my unmentionables, BUT IS THAT REALLY GOOD? I’ve become accustomed to playing MTGO, but in the last couple months I’ve been trying to get away from the computer monitor and into the stores where all of this Magic started for me. Continue reading “Why play Magic: The Gathering at your local Store? (Part 1)”

Big Changes to Magic are for the Better

Time_WalkMark Rosewater, Head Designer of Magic: The Gathering, released an article on Monday about some big changes in Magic’s future. Instead of three-set blocks, there will be two-set blocks with a big set first and a small set that expands on the world the big set creates. Standard, the most popular constructed format, will change as well. Instead of the last two blocks, Standard will be played with the last three blocks and there will be a rotation whenever the first set of a new block comes out. On top of this, Core sets will be wiped from the map entirely.

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Tournament Report – Playing Modern Burn

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I’ve never played a single sanctioned match of Modern. The only time I feel like a competent Magic player is when I’m playing Limited and even then, I’m only just slightly competent. I’m not a serious Magic player, I very rarely travel to play in Grands Prix and I’ve never made it to the Top 8 of a PTQ. So, why invest money into building a competitive deck that I will use maybe twice before it becomes obsolete? This is what I thought to myself before the stores where I play Magic began to really push Modern. Some of the stores had even made their Friday Night Magic format MODERN! Instead of LIMITED? Blasphemy. Continue reading “Tournament Report – Playing Modern Burn”

MTG Deck Techs by Kathryn: Modern Burn

So, for some bizarre reason, Myles asked me what I thought of his deck list as he prepared to enter his first Modern tournament. I was pretty confused as to why he would want my pretty useless opinion, but I offered it up anyway. Continue reading “MTG Deck Techs by Kathryn: Modern Burn”