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A New Phyrexia Prediction: Precursor Mox January 31, 2011

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This is the card I want to get.

Let me know what you think. (more…)

Top 10 Cards for Standard in Mirrodin Besieged January 27, 2011

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I mentioned my 3 personal favorite cards from Mirrodin Besieged, but they aren’t necessarily going to be the most important cards in Standard. Here are the top 10 cards I think will be powerful (or highly useful) for Standard: (more…)

Mirrodin Besieged First Impressions January 26, 2011

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The Mirrodin Besieged spoiler is finished, and I will discuss my favorite new cards, implications Mirrodin Besieged will have on draft, and the theme. (more…)

Scars of Mirrodin Critique January 24, 2011

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Ravnica, Time Spiral, Lorwyn, and Eventide are my four favorite sets — I think they were well designed and well balanced (for draft and sealed events in particular). Scars of Mirrodin doesn’t quite live up to them, but it’s a well made set. I like it better than Shards of Alara and perhaps even Zendikar. I like the synergy found in Scars of Mirrodin, but I dislike (a) that there are only two major themes and (b) I don’t like how bombs affect the game. (more…)

Standard Red Deck Wins (Post-Scars of Mirrodin) January 18, 2011

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You might want to see my newer discussion about Red Deck Wins here: Standard Red Deck Wins (With Return to Ravnica)
I don’t know what Red Deck Wins will look like after Mirrodin Besieged, but I finally got a new red deck that did pretty well. I was able to beat 5 players in a row, then I tied to make it into the top 8. I ended up tying for fourth place. (more…)

My Top 10 Articles of 2010 January 10, 2011

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Recoculous.com has continued to have regular content for over two years, and I have actually had something interesting to say from time to time. If you don’t have time to read everything I’ve ever said, you might want to skip to the good stuff. My top 10 lists will help. (more…)