• Life Gain Sucks - Part 2

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    Life Gain Sucks - Part 2

    Last time, we compared the card Life Goes On to the likes of Grizzly Bears and Tarmogoyf. In part 2 of Life Gain Sucks!, we will examine how life gain can be good in MtG. 1 does not equal 0 Another common adage is that one does not equal zero,...

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  • Modern 101 - Taking Turns Part 2

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    Modern 101 - Taking Turns Part 2

    I Play While You Watch Last time, we explored the basic strategy of the Taking Turns deck. In drawing extra cards while taking extra turns, we are able to playing Magic while our opponents watch. In this article, we will show you the rest of the deck that acts as...

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  • Life Gain Sucks - Part 1

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    Life Gain Sucks - Part 1

    This article is part 1 of a two-part installment about straight-up life gain and its place in Magic: the Gathering. Let’s begin. Every now and then, a card like this is spoiled. And immediately the internet MtG community deems it as unplayable. Which, to a new player, may seem foolish....

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  • Modern 101 - Taking Turns Part 1

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    Modern 101 - Taking Turns Part 1

    I Play While You Watch  Taking Turns is a combo deck all about stalling out the game as long as possible to eventually take every turn without letting your opponent do anything, aside from watching. Comboing off feels like that time you played Mario Kart with your younger sibling when...

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  • Modern 101: Death and Taxes - Pressure and Disruption

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    Modern 101:  Death and Taxes - Pressure and Disruption

    Modern possesses many different deck archetypes that attack the opponent on different angles. Some try to play a very controlling game, some dabble around with unfair shenanigans while others just beat down! In this wide field, each player has to decide if they want to disrupt their opponents or put pressure...

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  • Modern 101 - Valakut Titan Breach

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    Modern 101 - Valakut Titan Breach

    Valakut Titan Breach is a combo deck that wants to get its namesake card Primeval Titan onto the battlefield as fast as possible to search up Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle and plenty mountains to shoot down the opponent with lands. Through the Breach supercharges the Titan with haste to allow...

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  • Modern 101 - Storm

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    Modern 101 - Storm

    Another ancient scourge of the Modern format is Storm. Like Affinity, it has been floating in and around the top tables since the inception of the format. Though unlike Affinity, it’s current nadir is due in no small part to the myriad of bannings laid on its head. (I will...

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  • Modern 101 - Affinity (Robots)

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    Modern 101 - Affinity (Robots)

    For as long as Modern has been a format, Affinity (sometimes called Robots) has been a deck.  In point of fact, Affinity top 4’d the first Modern Pro Tour.  Ever since, it has been a feature of the top tables and many are the player who have made a name for...

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