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Magic: The Gathering Return to Ravnica

Return to Ravnica Spoiler Season Has Begun!

We’ve known that PAX Prime would mark the beginning of Return to Ravnica spoiler season, and, last night, the moment of truth finally arrived! We got a ton of information about the upcoming set. MagicSpoiler has a full visual spoiler of all RtR [...]

September 2, 2012 Games and Gaming
Elves of Deep Shadow

Izzet vs. Golgari Decklists Spoiled!

With Return to Ravnica spoiler season set to start in just a week, we were treated to a sneak peek at the upcoming Izzet vs. Golgari Duel Decks! This deck features a ton of reprints, but it does feature some cards from [...]

August 27, 2012 Games and Gaming
Black Sun's Zenith

Steal These Decks!

It’s that magical time of year where we gear up to say goodbye to some of the cards that have been in Standard for the past two years or so. As such, Standard is a in a state of flux. [...]

July 16, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
DOTP 2013 Logo

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Review

Last month brought us another installment in Wizards’ Duels of the Planeswalkers series. The third installment, DotP 2013 arrived on a nice spread of platforms: XBOX 360, PS3, PC (by way of Steam), and, for the first time, iPad. For the [...]

July 2, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Planeswalker Symbol

Planeswalk This Way

Yes, I hate myself for that title. You see it every now and then on various MTG sites: the a Planeswalker-centered deck. Back in March, we were all shocked by the Junkwalkers (WBGu) build. Given that some of our favorite Planeswalkers are [...]

June 27, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Tempered Steel

Tempered Trap: An Old Menace as the Standard Savior

Whether or not you realize it, the Standard meta is changing. Granted, most of those changes have to do with the nearly omnipresent Delver of Secrets, but that’s what’s important anyway. Delver keeps evolving. With AVR, Delver players have to [...]

June 21, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

Deck Surgery: “Venser Flicker and Shutdown”

Welcome to Deck Surgery, a column devoted to the art of deck-building and the revision process. The adjustments we make are based on making a deck FNM-competitive. Naturally, your home brew might be perfectly attuned to your casual/kitchen table meta, [...]

June 20, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

“Prometheus” Review

So, here it is. Prometheus is finally upon us. I suppose reviews like this will be swallowed up by the wave of critical and popular adulation that will be heaped upon the film. I’ll start like this: Prometheus was good. In fact, [...]

June 8, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

Make Way for Bolas, Part 2: Black

Recap: last time, we talked about what Blue cards are going to be useful in a Control-oriented Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker build. As a refresher, here’s the Grixis Control build I have in mind for NB when he releases in July. [...]

June 6, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

Make Way for Bolas, Part 1: Blue

We have to face a harsh reality: Nicol Bolas is coming back. As was confirmed before Avacyn Restored even released, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker will be reprinted for Magic 2013. Spoilers are still rolling in for M13, but at 91/249 cards spoiled, [...]

June 5, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

Deck Tech: U/W Control, Part 1

As promised during my Avacyn Game Day report, I’m going to tear apart my current Standard deck and show you the building blocks. I’ve been hooked on Blue since I started playing Magic, and this Control deck is the latest [...]

May 30, 2012 Games and Gaming
Magic: The Gathering

Avacyn Game Day: Controlling to the Top

This past weekend marked the Game Day events for Avacyn Restored. In addition to regular Friday Night Magic events, stores were permitted to hold a similarly structured tournament on Saturday. Stores were given two full-art promos to distribute to participants. [...]

May 29, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
Dark Ascension Logo

Dark Ascension Event Decks Revealed

There are a few things Magic: The Gathering players can expect with each new set: the hunt for the money cards, pre-release events, promotional cards, and event decks. With all of the pre-release stuff done for Dark Ascension (DKA), players were [...]

February 7, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

“Waiter, There’s a Message in my Game”

Gaming, like any other art form, can be appreciated on several different levels. Typically, when a journalist reviews a game, we judge the aesthetics and functionality of the title. But, just like other art forms, games can also be appreciated [...]

January 31, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

BlizzCon 2012 Canceled, Battle.net Tournament Announced

Blizzard’s annual fan convention, Blizzcon, won’t be happening this year. In a press release, Blizzard cited a packed development schedule as the reason for the cancellation; however, they have confirmed that BlizzCon will return in 2013. In its stead, Blizzard [...]

January 26, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

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