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)”

World Magic Qualifier 2014 – Toronto, ON

On August 17TH, I played the biggest Magic: The Gathering Constructed tournament of my life and it was only a measly 280 players. However, these were the best players Canada had to offer. The likes of Alexander Hayne, Jacob Wilson, Pascal Maynard and Lucas Siow were in attendance. I was outmatched from the get-go, but this was the first Canadian World Magic Cup Qualifier of the year and everyone wanted a chance to win a spot on Team Canada 2014.

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Are You Prepared for Battlegrounds?!

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When I learned how to play Magic, the only place I could meet other Magic players was at school or the Flea Market.
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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”