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Force of Will Deck Profile: R/G 1001 D&D Stories

Since the release of Force of Will we’ve been drawn into elaborate three color decks. America was the last one to get the game so we were able to examine how Europe and Japan are constructing decks. The most popular [...]

July 10, 2015 Games and Gaming
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Accumulated Knowledge: Competitive REL Primer

I greatly enjoy organized Magic tournaments, both playing in them and judging them. If you’ve never had the opportunity to attend a larger Competitive REL (Rules Enforcement Level) tournament, I can’t recommend it enough. As this is the first of [...]

September 15, 2012 Games and Gaming
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What’s your FNM: A Tale of Three Decks

In just a few short hours, thousands of players across the country will gather together at their local game stores this evening to play Magic, trade cards, and generally hang out with their friends. For some of them, this is [...]

September 14, 2012 Games and Gaming
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Duel Deck: Sorin vs. Tibalt Announced!

In today’s Magic Arcana, we were treated to a fun surprise: the announcement of the Sorin vs. Tibalt Duel Deck! Details are pretty scant, but here’s what we do know: The deck, set to release on March 15, 2013, will [...]

August 30, 2012 ZDONOTUSE
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 ZDONOTUSE
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

Best and Worst of M13!

With the release of a new set is always important to know what you are up against, and M13 is no different. There was wide speculation as to what we were going to get with this new set, and now [...]

July 7, 2012 Features
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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
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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
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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

Building on a Budget IV: Avacyn Revealed-Segment II

Welcome to segment II of Building on a Budget IV! Last segment, I covered the mythics of Avacyn Restored. This weeks segment covers the rares. As with last segment, I will grade each card based on three values; draft power, long-term [...]

June 11, 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

Spoiler Alert! M13 Cards Leaked!

In case you missed PAX East, and the new Duels of the Planeswalker 2013 trailer (check it out, it’s pretty cool)! There have been quite a few cards leaked from the new upcoming set. While Nicol Bolas was revealed as being reprinted at [...]

June 1, 2012 ZDONOTUSE

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