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Analyzing the F&L List: August 2016

Analyzing the F&L List: August 2016

Well it hasn’t been that long since the last F&L change, about four months, it definitely felt like a while. Burning Abyss and Monarchs were reigning supreme, and while we did see Pendulums and Kozmos still fight the good fight, it didn’t seem close that the former strategies were simply […]

by × August 26, 2016 × 3 comments

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Magic: The Gathering: Never Gonna Fall For Modern Dredge

Magic: The Gathering: Never Gonna Fall For Modern Dredge

In Magic: the Gathering, Modern format is like a trailer park built in tornado alley. Sooner or later, something will blast it all to hell, it’s just a matter of when. Nearly every set lately has introduced some broken new deck that dominates the format until a card is banned […]

by × August 24, 2016 × 0 comments

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Exploring the Format: Blue-Eyes

Exploring the Format: Blue-Eyes

Dragons! No monster type excites me like Dragons do, especially when we’re talking about Blue-Eyes. The last time Blue-Eyes White Dragon strategies were relevant was as a draw engine in Dragon Rulers, but that was notwhere near a real Blue-Eyes deck. Thanks to Shining Victories, the Rise of the True […]

by × August 19, 2016 × 2 comments

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Analyzing Options: Typhoons, Twisters, and Cyclones

Analyzing Options: Typhoons, Twisters, and Cyclones

Spell and trap removal’s always varied in popularity depending on the environment. Mystical Space Typhoon was an absolute staple at three in some formats, while in others you didn’t want to main it at all, because it could be a dead card so frequently. While MST used to be the […]

by × August 10, 2016 × 1 comment

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Analyzing Options: Pot of Desires

Analyzing Options: Pot of Desires

The Dark Illusion is packed full of awesome cards, but Pot of Desires definitely stands above the rest. Anytime such a powerful generic card is released, we need to evaluate the pros and cons because it could easily become a format-wide staple. But Pot of Desires has an effect we’ve […]

by × August 3, 2016 × 8 comments

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Top Ten Magic The Gathering Modern Cards That Secretly Suck

Top Ten Magic The Gathering Modern Cards That Secretly Suck

Well, we got the new set reviews out of the way, which means it’s time for your favorite gadfly – me, isn’t it? – to swim against the tide. For those of you who don’t like controversial opinions, get out your salt shakers because you’re going to find plenty here […]

by × July 30, 2016 × 0 comments

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EU WCQ Top 16: Alpay Engin’s Fire King Kozmos

EU WCQ Top 16: Alpay Engin’s Fire King Kozmos

Kozmos were all the hype after their debut at YCS San Jose last year, and when Fire King Island released everyone was looking to the strategy as the next dominant combo deck. But Fire King Kozmos fell flat, and ultimately Card of Demise seemed like the best way to build […]

by × July 27, 2016 × 1 comment

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MTG: Bark At The Eldrich Moon – Commander Set Review

MTG: Bark At The Eldrich Moon – Commander Set Review

Now it’s Commander’s turn. Here I’ll try to prognosticate the cards from the Eldrich Moon set which are likely to show up in somebody’s decklist out there, or perhaps spawn their own. When it comes to Commander, allow me some leeway. It’s such a crazy stewpot format that anything goes, […]

by × July 24, 2016 × 0 comments

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MTG: It’s Only An Eldrich Moon – Pauper Set Review

MTG: It’s Only An Eldrich Moon – Pauper Set Review

Hello, Pauper fans! Today we’ll take a gander at Eldritch Moon over a cardboard sea and figure out what commons have a potential future home in everyone’s favorite budget format.As always, I leave out everything but the cards worth mentioning. Do you really need me to tell you that Vaporkin […]

by × July 22, 2016 × 1 comment

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MTG: Eldrich Moon Over Miami – Modern Set Review

MTG: Eldrich Moon Over Miami – Modern Set Review

Well, here’s the second set of the return to Innistrad (although that was almost in-name-only, it turns out). I’m fresh back from a disappointing pre-release where I pulled a stack of hot garbage and built a deck that played like cotton candy against opponents sending tanks to my face. But […]

by × July 21, 2016 × 0 comments