• Meld – Together We Are Stronger!

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    Meld – Together We Are Stronger!

    Hi everybody! Long time no see. In my long absence, it seems that Magic has now cards with Meld or as I like to call them: Fusion Cards! Although they’re not equal to the fusion summons in Yu-Gi-Oh! they’re quite similar. First, you need two specific cards on the battlefield […]

  • Exploring the Format: Metalfoes

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    Exploring the Format: Metalfoes

    Metalfoes are one of the best strategies in the OCG, right up there with ABC-Dragon Buster and D/D’s. We got our first taste of Metalfoes in The Dark Illusion, but even more will arrive when Invasion: Vengeance drops in November. By the time that set hits, I fully expect Metalfoes […]

  • Dragon Duel Championship: John Alexander Wilkin vs. Connor Joseph Perrotta

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    Dragon Duel Championship: John Alexander Wilkin vs. Connor Joseph Perrotta

    With the Saturday and Sunday Dragon Duels completed, it’s time to decide one ultimate winner! John Alexander Wilkin won the Saturday Dragon Duel yesterday, and comes from right here in Toronto, fresh off his appearance last week at the Dragon Duel World Championship. His opponent is Connor Joseph Perrotta from […]

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Magic: The Gathering – Top Ten Dud Keywords That Deserve A Second Chance

Magic: The Gathering – Top Ten Dud Keywords That Deserve A Second Chance

So, have you ever gone to a Magic pre-release or to draft a new set for the first time, anticipating the fun new mechanics and keywords of the set, only to be let down by the cards in actual play? That’s a familiar experience. Wizards of the Coast’s design team […]

by × November 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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YCS 1st Place: Thomas Rose’s Burning Abyss Phantom Knights

YCS 1st Place: Thomas Rose’s Burning Abyss Phantom Knights

ABC-Dragon Buster debuted at YCS Liverpool, and surprisingly it didn’t win the Championship. The ABC strategy was expected to become the be-all end-all, but it fell short as players focused on finding tech to beat it. Thomas Rose piloted a Burning Abyss variant specifically targeted to beat the Union Machine […]

by × November 11, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: New Metalfoes

Looking Ahead: New Metalfoes

Metalfoes have had quite a dominating performance thus far. Taking down a UDS Invitational and two YCS tournaments since their release, the strategy has a lot of inherent traits that synergize with Pendulums. Destroying your own cards to search more cards is solid, but as we saw with Performapal Pendulum […]

by × November 4, 2016 × 0 comments

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Magic: The Gathering – EDH Players We Could Do Without

Magic: The Gathering – EDH Players We Could Do Without

Are you “that guy” (or “that gal”) in your MTG EDH playgroup? You’d better check this list just to be sure.Unlike other Magic: the Gathering formats, Commander is the ideal social format. Ironically enough, it’s the format that points out just how many anti-social ways there are to play. Keep […]

by × November 3, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: Toadally Awesome

Looking Ahead: Toadally Awesome

I genuinely loved to play Frogs; it has to rank in my top five favorite decks of all time. Obviously Frog FTK being broken had a bit to do with that, but the diversity of play coupled with the fact that I was dueling with ridiculous looking Frog cards was […]

by × October 28, 2016 × 0 comments

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Magic: The Gathering – The Top Eight Budget Bobs

Magic: The Gathering – The Top Eight Budget Bobs

“Bob,” aka Dark Confidant, has been the poster child for overpriced cards in the Modern format almost since the day Modern format became a thing. I’ve taken Bob to task before for being too overrated. But the fact remains, a 2-drop dude that draws you cards is still a necessary […]

by × October 21, 2016 × 0 comments

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Magic: The Gathering – Let’s Build The Gitrog Monster EDH

Magic: The Gathering – Let’s Build The Gitrog Monster EDH

When The Gitrog Monster was spoiled back in Shadows Over Innistrad set, the hype was relentless. Even if it wasn’t a very expensive card, I had to fight tooth and nail to get my hands on one. Once everybody had enough Gitrogs, they all scampered off to their deckbuilding workbench […]

by × October 20, 2016 × 0 comments

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Looking Ahead: Pot of Avidity

Looking Ahead: Pot of Avidity

When Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries was first revealed, I thought Yu-Gi-Oh! would change forever. So many strategies rely on specific Extra Deck cards to function, and usually the most powerful competitive decks do that the most. It makes sense that the best decks are the ones trying to do […]

by × October 19, 2016 × 0 comments

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Double Regional Top 8 Profile: Brethren Majespecters

Double Regional Top 8 Profile: Brethren Majespecters

Ties of the Brethren arrived last week in Legendary Decks II, and it didn’t just debut as the number-one bestselling card in the set – it also had an immediate tournament impact. While you can play Brethren in a wide variety of decks, both mainstream and niche, it was an […]

by × October 14, 2016 × 0 comments

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Analyzing Options: Beating ABC-Dragon Buster

Analyzing Options: Beating ABC-Dragon Buster

Well, Kaiba’s done it again. The new ABC theme is real, and it meets every expectation I had and more. The deck’s goals are very simple, but its sheer power level is way beyond those of the current top strategies. It’s definitely going to be the best deck once the […]

by × October 12, 2016 × 0 comments