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Drafting Alara Reborn Part 5: Grixis May 30, 2009

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The best cards for Grixis in Alara Reborn when you draft SCA (Shards/Conflux/Reborn). (more…)

Drafting Alara Reborn Part 4: Jund May 27, 2009

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What are the best cards for Jund (red-green-black) in Alara Reborn, when drafting SCA (Shards/Conflux/Reborn)? (more…)

Drafting Alara Reborn Part 3: Bant May 25, 2009

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The cards to look for if you want to make a good Bant deck when drafting SCA (Shards/Conflux/Reborn). The first picks have already been discussed, so I will concentrate on the decent cards and mentionable cards that you will want in your bant deck. (more…)

Drafting Alara Reborn Part 2: Naya May 23, 2009

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The cards you want for your Naya deck when playing in Alara Reborn. You might want to read about Alara Reborn’s bombs, first picks, and second picks. This article discusses Reborn’s mentionable cards for Naya when drafting SCA (Shards/Conflux/Reborn). (more…)

New Garbage Pail Kids Cards May 19, 2009

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Drafting Shards of Alara (SCA) Walkthrough Part 3 May 17, 2009

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This is the final installment of my draft walkthrough.

I have been drafting a lot of Naya (green/white/red) and I don’t currently have much mana fixing to splash for other colors. (more…)

Drafting Shards of Alara (SCA) Walkthrough Part 2 May 13, 2009

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Pack one gave me very few green cards (Qasali Ambusher and Naturalize), and only one red card worth mentioning (Resounding Thunder). At this point I should stay flexible about what to pick. I am currently in Naya, but I could easily change to Bant or Esper. (more…)

Drafting Shards of Alara (SCA) Walkthrough Part 1 May 9, 2009

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In order to better understand the best way of drafting, it can be a good idea to take a look at the thought process involved when drafting Shards of Alara/Conflux/Alara Reborn. I have simulated a draft using Magic Workstation, and I will show you the thought process that I used when deciding what to pick. (The draft was simulated by assuming the opponents always take the most powerful card.) This is part one of three, and I will start with a Shards of Alara booster pack. (more…)

Drafting Alara Reborn Part 1 May 6, 2009

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What colors should you play? Considering Alara Reborn, Naya is still the best shard, and Grixis has got the short end of the stick.

Although you will probably already know what colors you will play before opening the Alara Reborn pack, the colors you choose to play can be influenced based on what you hope to get in Alara Reborn. The most notable influence is probably Loxodon Warhammer. I mean Behemoth Sledge, which is a green-white uncommon. This is relatively easy to splash, so that alone isn’t going to make you want to play a green white deck. (But it can help you decide to play green or white.) (more…)

How Ebay’s Prostores Failed May 3, 2009

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ebay's prostoresI have an ebay store that sells magic decks.

Selling on ebay is super expensive. You pay about 20% of all money you make to ebay, which means if you make 20% profit you are making no money. This isn’t the best way to make money, so it is a good idea to open a webstore for your business (if you have one.) Ebay created Prostores to make it easy to sell items with your own webstore. So easy that people can buy your ebay items from your prostore website. (more…)

Alara Reborn Review Part 5: Constructed May 3, 2009

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If you are going to make a deck for tournament play, you will probably want to know if Alara Reborn will have an impact. Unlike Shards of Alara and Conflux, a good deal of Alara Reborn cards are very powerful, and not just the rares. Many commons are certainly going to be played in constructed tournaments. Here is my top 10 list for constructed tournaments. At least some of these cards will be seen in standard tournaments: (more…)