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Testing for Tounaments

Testing for Tounaments

When it comes to big tournaments, there are many matches of Magic to be played before the best players rise to the top and fight for the trophy in the Top 8. Between all those games, there are lots of...

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Grand Prix Survival Guide

Grand Prix Survival Guide

  With thousands of players reaching for the trophy at a Grand Prix (GP), it’s considered one of the largest types of Magic tournament one can participate in. At a GP weekend, there are up to 18 rounds to play...

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On Tilt

On Tilt

A few weekends ago, I attended a tournament, and it highlighted something that I think many players can improve upon.  To understand why, I have to give you some context. The event was an Eternal Masters sealed PPTQ, with Eternal...

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Building on a Budget

Building on a Budget

Let’s be honest: Magic is an expensive hobby. When you factor in the cards, event entry, sleeves, playmats, deck boxes, and everything else, it’s easy for this hobby to be a serious drain on your finances.  And that can be...

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The common pitfalls for spoiler season

The common pitfalls for spoiler season

Another spoiler season come and gone, and people are already gearing up for the next one. Spoiler season, in Magic the gathering terms, refers to the week(s) in which Wizards publishes, often card-by-card, their list for the new set. Speculation...

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Overextending

Overextending

In this last installment we’re going to wrap up our discussion of Standard Control decks by talking about Card Advantage; the ways that card advantage is generated, how control decks use it to beat us, and how we can use...

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Pro-Tour ORI Metagame Predictions

Pro-Tour ORI Metagame Predictions

Pro Tour Magic Origins is here! Once again, we are faced with an unsure metagame after the release of a supercharged new set. Which strategies can we expect to do well this weekend, and which will fall flat?   Let’s...

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Adapting to the Metagame After the Pro Tour

Adapting to the Metagame After the Pro Tour

We finally have a clearer picture of what the Standard metagame looks like with Magic Origins! How can we use our knowledge of the Pro Tour to find the right strategy for future events?   Pro Tour Magic Origins is...

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The Merits of a Discarded Theory

The Merits of a Discarded Theory

If you read Counterarguments, than you know that I may have overstepped my bounds a bit in my attempt to redefine Tempo. Let’s take a look at the good parts of my theory, you know, so I don’t feel too bad. The...

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