• Testing for Tounaments

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    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 decisions to be made, from sideboarding, overplaying opposing tricks, to...

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  • Grand Prix Survival Guide

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    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 and they demand your best technical play, complete knowledge of...

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  • On Tilt

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    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 Masters top eight draft.  The store hosting it was small-ish,...

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  • Building on a Budget

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    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 off-putting. But contrary to some beliefs, it’s possible to play...

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  • The common pitfalls for spoiler season

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    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 abounds on what will be printed, whether the printed cards...

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  • Overextending

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    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 it to beat them.  A lot of the decisive spells...

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  • Pro-Tour ORI Metagame Predictions

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    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 look at some of the current top strategies of the...

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  • Adapting to the Metagame After the Pro Tour

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    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 behind us, and what an event it was! Plenty of...

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