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Shards of Alara Block Constructed Part 1: Bant September 30, 2008

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This is an older article that has been replaced by a newer one found here.

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Shards of Alara Review Part 2 September 26, 2008

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In this installment I will review Shards of Alara with the constructed tournaments formats (standard and extended) in mind. (more…)

Shards of Alara Review Part 1 September 24, 2008

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In the first installment of my Shards of Alara review, I will discuss strategy for limited tournaments (sealed and booster draft). (more…)

Unglued 3 is Unscrewed September 23, 2008

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First there was Unglued. Then there was Unhinged. I doubt we will see another Unglued set any time soon unless I do something about it. And I already have. (more…)

Shards of Alara Slivers September 18, 2008

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Just like Ravnica, Shards of Alara was a perfect opportunity to make Slivers… but Wizards of the Coast has chosen to ignore such opportunities. (Perhaps Wizards decided that Slivers are only for 5 color sets.) Nevertheless, I can show you the Majesty of the Shards of Alara slivers. (more…)

Shards of Alara rules tip cards September 16, 2008

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Ever notice how “Rules Tip” cards never actually give us any tips? They tell us what “persist” does and how +1/+1 counters interact with -1/-1 counters, but that’s just the rules and no tip is given. All of that will change in Shards of Alara. (more…)

New Magic templates September 14, 2008

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The best thing about the internet are all the people with too much time on their hand who make awesome free stuff for us. Some of that awesome free stuff includes Magic templates (card frames), which have been organized and made more useful by people (more…)

I invented Shadowmoor first! September 13, 2008

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I saw a post on the MTGsalvation forums discussing what cards Wizards stole from them. But guess what. They stole an entire set design from me! (more…)

First impressions: Shards of Alara September 12, 2008

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It’s a couple weeks before the Shards of Alara prerelease and we already have several cards previewed. (more…)

Strange Magic: the Gathering rules September 11, 2008

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Magic: the Gathering has 148 pages of rules in their RTF file, which appears to be created by a mix of programmers and lawyers. Rules such as these are the perfect place to find loopholes and tricks. (more…)

Making Your Own Magic: the Gathering Cards (Updated 10/16/10) September 9, 2008

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A lot of people are making their own Magic cards, and you might want to know how to do it too. (more…)

No more mana screw September 8, 2008

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Mana screw (mah-nah skrew) noun. Being unlucky while playing a game of Magic: the Gathering because of the game’s inherent dependence on land. (more…)

The real ghetto magic September 8, 2008

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In 2002 Star City Games introduced us to Ghetto Magic, a rules variant similar to Peasant Magic, as seen here. One problem. (more…)

Elves and satyrs are the same? September 7, 2008

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Satyrs are mythological creatures from Greek mythology. They are human beings with pointy ears, goat legs, and goat horns. (more…)