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Drafting Rise of Eldrazi Part 2: First Picks April 27, 2010

Posted by James in : all, reviews, strategy, tips, limited, draft , 5comments

When you draft a deck in Rise of Eldrazi, you might want to keep a specific strategy in mind, such as mana ramp, defender, instant/sorcery, or level up. However, before making a commitment, you should take the best cards you can. I have already discussed my 10 favorite cards for draft. In this article I will present my next 10 favorite commons and uncommons that will help me decide which colors to play. (more…)

Drafting Rise of Eldrazi Part 1: Bombs April 25, 2010

Posted by James in : all, reviews, strategy, tips, limited, draft , 8comments

The first step in drafting is to choose your first card, which could end up committing you to a color or deck strategy. Here are my top 10 favorite cards for Rise of Eldrazi drafts: (more…)

Critique of “New” Magic the Gathering & Rise of Eldrazi April 16, 2010

Posted by James in : all, random, theory, reviews, previews, design , 6comments

From Onslaught to Eventide was a golden age for Magic. The sets were extraordinarily very well balanced and fun for drafting and other limited events. Shards of Alara, Magic 2010, and Zendikar missed the mark. What about Rise of Eldrazi? I will examine the design flaws of each of these sets and give my first impressions for Rise of Eldrazi. (more…)

Rise of Eldrazi in 2007 April 13, 2010

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In 2007 I was working on a Magic set with colorless spells and creatures similar to Rise of Eldrazi. Here are some examples.

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Arabian Nights Part 2 Special Preview April 7, 2010

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Everyone should take a look at today’s preview card.

(To continue reading my Arabian Nights previews, click on the “next” below.)

Gold From Rise of Eldrazi Part 2 April 2, 2010

Posted by James in : all, fake cards, reviews, previews, speculation , 3comments

I already showed how gold will be used for artifacts and lands, but what about creatures? I will show my predictions for three creatures here. (more…)