Magic the Gathering Adventures
12  mai     09h42
The Tiered Model is Thriving
   p I applaud Wizards for getting players to be in tiers like they do in sports cards. More power to them. The fetchlands have been used to create an artificial environment in which the entry to Modern is through 6 to 10 packs, depending on which set (I am going back all the way to the...
09  mai     15h57
Late March, 2021
   p Umm, that seems like a random date range. It isn’t. This is the date range some people found out that the Onslaught fetch lands were going to be in Modern Horizons 2, and this is the date range when all those people went on a buying spree for the Onslaught versions of the cards. ...
    14h53
Show me the fetches
   p In response to someone predicting the fetches would tank in value in the near future: p div data-reddit-rtjson "entityMap": ,"blocks":[ "key":"3dktb","text":"It will be great if your predictions prove correct, but you have several...
28  avril     13h07
Jund Arena deck
   p This deck got me all the way to Mythic during March 2021. I am not planning to update it for Strixhaven because I took red out of it and switched in blue. p div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -QyDudJ4RILI YIleDiylrXI...
    12h58
Blue Deck Wins Arena deck
   p We are used to the acronym RDW for Red Deck Wins, a very fast deck that beats face hard and wins quickly, but here is a twist: Blue Deck Wins. If I get enough unsummon effects going against any creature heavy deck, I can win fairly consistently. It’s one heck of a troll deck p div class ...
25  avril     20h41
I will get with the program: set boosters
   p I have been negative about set boosters because I am used to draft boosters, but I have come to the realization that I don’t mind if Wizards has weaseled a way to increase the price of boosters by 20 percent. I don’t consider myself an entitled player and it’s OK for Wizards to make a...
    10h54
What will be the impact of Flesh and Blood on Magic?
   p We are on the eve of Monarch coming out in Flesh and Blood (FaB). p div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -9NRJH5DKUX8 YIVJEcZ W5I AAAAAAAA8RE ukEB2zbMIRMcl1G FBFYzheBW1MhgsVPQCPcBGAsYHg s800 legendary.jpg style margin...
07  février     22h23
I am glad I cracked all those pre-pandemic packs
   p Even though this blog is dedicated to Magic, I write here about my Yugioh collection. p p br p div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -oERMpc Y2lY YCBorBr0IvI AAAAAAAA8LE 4OtQgq46Zw4nZyWrwp8ue11pV2-BPSmJQCPcBGAsYHg s861 LOB-2-1-1...
10  janvier     14h54
The Fundamental Failure of the Variants in One Set Blocks and no Core Set era
   p 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: p p our players love many types of...
10  octobre     13h36
Jace, the Mind Sculptor as a Yugioh card
   p Having played a lot with JTMS in Legacy on MTGO, this card is missing a lot of how the card would translate into Yugioh, p p a href https: gatherer.wizards.com Pages Card Details.aspx?printed true&multiverseid 195297 https: gatherer.wizards.com Pages Card Details.aspx?printed...
26  septembre     14h42
Fetchland Reprints Program (FRP) might as well be money printing.
   p Wizards has done such a great job milking the fetchlands. First, some background: p p 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. p div class separator style clear: both;...
31  août     20h54
Trostani 8-set Standard
   This deck has some fun interactions. div br div div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -shogte8xmfs X01iCeTdu9I AAAAAAAA6Ig fKK2nycZUoQCjtdaYkKb0qf0hdnsXraNwCPcBGAsYHg s782 trostani-01.jpg imageanchor 1 style margin-left: 1em;...
22  août     10h32
Inflating the Magic Bubble
   p 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. p p A bubble...
20  août     16h10
Five Color Gates Standard Deck Part 2
   p I made a few changes by adding some flyers. p div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -a7jr-QPXMac Xz6fsNeLD7I AAAAAAAA6Go -2hSt7QAmd4vkEVMNsXXIKB5thCvecLCwCPcBGAsYHg s593 gates-15.jpg imageanchor 1 style margin-left: 1em;...
    16h06
Five Color Gates Standard Deck Part 1
   p 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: p div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -uRzZ1mYA98c...
16  août     20h29
I love Ikoria
   p 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. Wizards...
10  août     10h32
Monoblue Ominous Seas in Standard (MTG Arena)
   p Here are links to two matchups I played against and then seven iterations of my monoblue version of an Ominous Seas deck. The decklist: p div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com --epPTeX0z-M XzEhz-Nyq-I AAAAAAAA6FE LscHEMuoO...
09  août     16h27
2019-2020 8-set Standard MTG Arena Match-ups
   p 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 I...
11  juin     08h52
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: br br 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...
04  juin     16h13
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. br br div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -aQZRCfPaIOc XtkdLyBiFZI...
    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. br br div class separator style ...
    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. br br div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -QbMPYaLsSkI Xtj48O8gbdI AAAAAAAA5 8...
    11h48
Brokkos Commander Casual Build
   I worked on this deck a while back. br br div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -q-RHh2PVHhM XtjdMhsSTZI AAAAAAAA59s fqQ7AwMZa1Ev01Gl0z8QPPNhRU5qWAjzACPcBGAsYHg s1600 brokkos-deck-01.jpg imageanchor 1 style margin-left: 1em;...
01  juin     16h21
Collectable Rares of Ravnica I
   I am planning to collect some of these. There are the ones I currently have in MTGO. br br div class separator style clear: both; text-align: center; a href https: 1.bp.blogspot.com -6MFyP QYCeo XtUqyO2JUpI AAAAAAAA57E zFvQ79UPdLItAb-LneUQ4HFt5zFjK-PUQCPcBGAsYHg s1600 ravnica-01.jpg ...
26  mai     00h03
The Tiers of Magic or How to Cause a Whale Avalanche Sellout or Mark Rosewater Lesson No. 21
   div data-reddit-rtjson "entityMap": ,"blocks":[ "key":"f5tpi","text":"I am not bothered by this product 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 ...