Magic the Gathering Adventures
22h23 07  février
I am glad I cracked all those pre-pandemic packs
Even though this blog is dedicated to Magic, I write here about my Yugioh collection. I came the conclusion back in 2015 or so that Yugioh was ten years behind in collecting when compared to Magic: that the same price increases would happen in Yugioh, but delayed roughly by a decade. BUT, the two...
14h54 10  janvier
The Fundamental Failure of the Variants in One Set Blocks and no Core Set era
amp;nbsp;I can imagine being present at the meetings where the one set block was sold (and bought) by the people at Wizards with the power to implement this significant mistake. The logic is simple, as it often is for great successes and great failures: our players love many types of sets...
13h36 10  octobre
Jace, the Mind Sculptor as a Yugioh card
amp;nbsp;Having played a lot with JTMS in Legacy on MTGO, this card is missing a lot of how the card would translate into Yugioh,https: gatherer.wizards.com Pages Card Details.aspx?printed true&multiverseid 195297IMHO. Jace is not a beat stick planeswalker, instead good at controlling the...
14h42 26  septembre
Fetchland Reprints Program (FRP) might as well be money printing.
amp;nbsp;Wizards has done such a great job milking the fetchlands. First, some background:The best dual lands in Magic come in untapped and have basic land types. For example, Tropical Island is both a Forest and an Island, and it enters untapped.The next best dual lands in Magic are the fetchlands...
20h54 31  août
Trostani 8-set Standard
This deck has some fun interactions.Constellation triggers tokens from casting enchantments.Beast Whisperer draws me cards every time I cast a creature.Arboreal Grazer is great to drop two lands early game and also to trigger Beast Whisperer middle to late game.What's better than Beast...
10h32 22  août
Inflating the Magic Bubble
amp;nbsp;I have been watching the Magic bubble inflate for a while. I have also seen many call the impending burst of the bubble, and it has not happened. I believe that none of us know when the bubble will burst. First, I would like to go through the logic of why we are in a bubble.A bubble in any...
16h10 20  août
Five Color Gates Standard Deck Part 2
amp;nbsp;I made a few changes by adding some flyers.Here is another early Gate Colossus.Here is a pair of Gate Colussus early game.Guild Summit must be a playset in this deck. It's a great card draw engine almost every turn after it drops.And especially when a second one drops mid to late game...
16h06
Five Color Gates Standard Deck Part 1
amp;nbsp;This deck is a lot of fun. I will describe it in two posts, one before high end flyers are added, and one after. All screenshots are MTGO solitaire. Here is the deck:We will need at least one Arboreal Grazer in our opening hand.District Guide will help us get the colors we need, but we...
20h29 16  août
I love Ikoria
amp;nbsp;I love Ikoria, and I think long-term, the set opened up new design space for Magic that is wide open for exploration. The first time is always hard because there is no precedent. I am betting that Return to Ikoria is already on the schedule. And if it isn't, that's a major mistake....
10h32 10  août
Monoblue Ominous Seas in Standard (MTG Arena)
amp;nbsp;Here are links to two matchups I played against and then seven iterations of my monoblue version of an Ominous Seas deck. The decklist: 1. Encountered (I played against)  Azorius Manabase Izzet Manabase 1. My Deck  Version 1 vs Green Stompy Version 2 vs Yorion...
16h27 09  août
2019-2020 8-set Standard MTG Arena Match-ups
amp;nbsp;In this post, I plan to annotate the match-ups I have been uploading to my YouTube channel as I work my way through a cube I am building for the very first 8-set Standard with all large sets in Magic's now long and beautiful history. There are multiple posts, given that for some decks...
08h52 11  juin
The best is yet to come for Magic
Every now and then someone will post on reddit worrying about the eventual demise of this great game. This is what I reply:There are things Wizards does that annoy me (I don't care for any pack that costs more than 4, period), and I think sometimes that Wizards would be better off by itself,...
16h13 04  juin
Deckbuilding with Companions
This is an aggregated post for builds with the ten companions from Ikoria. The builds can be constructed Standard, constructed Modern, and also Commander.Commander Builds:Eutropia with Keruga Companion Casual Commander Buildhttp: mtgadventures.blogspot.com 2020 06 eutropia-with-keruga-companion...
16h09
Lazav Mastermind with Gyruda Companion Casual Commander Build
This build is somewhat more restrictive because the commander has to have an even casting cost. This is not a good deck to model on MTGO because I can't tell which one of the creatures Gyruda sends to the graveyard is associated with each Lazav trigger. As with other ETB's, you want to be...
14h36
Eutropia with Keruga Companion Casual Commander Build
The fix has been applied to MTGO for nerfing Companions. As usual, game screenshots are from solitaire games, and the card pool is Standard-only.Minus the Enter-the-battlefield bonus, Keruga is an otherwise unremarkable 5 drop 5 4. The key to this deck is dropping Keruga when you have lots of...
11h48
Brokkos Commander Casual Build
I worked on this deck a while back.It's a graveyard-centric deck. Because it is in Blue and Green, it's perfect for Proliferate. Anything with Mutate is best with tokens, and Amass is a great token strategy. As always, these are solitaire screenshots.I also let some Devotion in as a...
16h21 01  juin
Collectable Rares of Ravnica I
I am planning to collect some of these. There are the ones I currently have in MTGO.
00h03 26  mai
The Tiers of Magic or How to Cause a Whale Avalanche Sellout or Mark Rosewater Lesson No. 21
I am not bothered by Double Masters anymore than I am bothered by the price of a Lamborghini. Wizards and Magic are evolving from a game in which all of the cards sell in a 4 pack, to tiers. Wizards is slowly feeling out these tiers. The first Masters sets succeeded in taking the game from a...
12h28 17  mai
Core Set Cube Tribal Leading Cards
Some are lords, others are enablers for the tribe. I have picked three of each, but there are more. Merfolk, for example, have many lords. Knights are a better pick than Soldiers, but I want to start the deck-building with the Tenth Edition lords.The other Soldier lord is in M10, and is way heavier...
19h51 14  mai
Core Set Cube Tribal Decks
This is the first round of deckbuilding for the core set cube, guided by the tribe lords in 10th Edition and M10.1. Goblins. If I add a bunch from Lorwyn block and go Black-Red, I have a nice selection.2. Same with Elves, Green Black, which can be expanded with Origins.3. Soldiers also with Lorwyn,...
22h58 24  avril
Casual Snapdax Commander Build
I am so glad MTGO is still around. For all of 10, I got most of the Ikoria cards to test out. Snapdax is all right. This build has a casual manabase. It's just a way for me to understand how the mutate cards work. I went for multiple themes and made sure I had no humans in the deck. These...
13h19 19  avril
Ikoria Deckbuilding Posts
I am really looking forward to this set. Here are the posts for it that I am using to prepare for when I get my hands on these cards.Ikoria Companion Cardshttps: mtgadventures.blogspot.com 2020 04 ikoria-companion-cards 19.htmlIkoria Mutate Cardshttps: mtgadventures.blogspot.com 2020 04 ikoria...
13h06
Ikoria Temur Illuna for Commander
Illuna requires some careful considerations. You don't want to exile a bunch of creatures that would help you win the game The creatures in this deck must be a very small selection of high-impact creatures. Scry is your friend for this deck to maximize the usefulness of this Ultimatum. This is...
12h55
Ikoria Sultai Brokkos for Commander
Its great to case this commander from the graveyard with Mutte, but it's otherwise a 6 6 5 CMC Trample creature. It's all in on Mutate since all three colors have four mno-color Mutate creatures each and three multi-colored Mutate creatures. This means it's a 'no Humans' deck....
12h42
Ikoria Jeskai Vadrok for Commander
This is yet another Mutate commander in Ikoria. It's Ultimatum is really good but does not read game-ending. It's enchantment is a great card-drawing engine. The clause on Vadrok is about non-creature spells, and that is MUCH better than just instants and sorceries with Theros II having...