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Drafting Magic 2011 Part 5: Red July 28, 2010

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Red is by far my favorite color to draft in Magic 2011, but the problem is that everyone else seems to feel the same way and they often take all the best red cards before I have a chance. Here are my top 10 red common and uncommon cards for Magic 2011: (more…)

Drafting Magic 2011 Part 4: Black July 23, 2010

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These are my favorite 10 black commons and uncommons when drafting Magic 2011: (more…)

Drafting Magic 2011 Part 3: Blue July 16, 2010

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This is a list of the top 10 blue uncommon and common cards that I would want to get in draft. (more…)

Drafting Magic 2011 Part 2: White July 14, 2010

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Here are my favorite top 10 white common and uncommon white cards in Magic 2011. These are the cards I would want most if I was playing white. (more…)

Drafting Magic 2011: Top 10 First Picks July 9, 2010

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When drafting, the first few picks we take will often determine what colors we should play, so knowing the very best cards of a draft is essential. If you get a powerful card after a couple cards have already been taken in a pack, then you should probably play that color because it looks like you don’t have a lot of competition. The most powerful cards are what I often call “first picks.” I will discuss my current favorite top 10 commons and uncommon first picks for draft. (Keep in mind that this was written before Magic 2011 was released, so this is somewhat speculative.) (more…)

Magic 2011 Top 10 Cards (Not In Magic 2010) For Standard July 8, 2010

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My current favorite top 10 cards in Magic 2011 that are reprints or completely new with Standard tournaments in mind are as follows: (more…)

Magic 2011 First Impressions July 7, 2010

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The Magic 2011 spoiler has been finished and we now see a set much like Magic 2010 with some slight changes. The last several core sets have had pretty major changes for the better, so I had my hopes up, but the changes were actually very minor. Here are my current observations: (more…)

Predicting the Future Part 6: Moxes from M11 to M19 (Part 3) July 5, 2010

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The grand finale. Here are my final 3 card ideas for Moxes in the not-too-distant-future. (more…)