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Drafting Mirrodin Besieged Part 2: 5 Cards Good in Infect & Metalcraft (Strategy & Tips) February 25, 2011

Posted by James in : all, strategy, limited, draft , 6comments

Welcome to my second post about Mirrodin Besieged draft strategy & tips. Part 1 was “Top 10 Commons & Uncommons” and was meant to help you decide what colors to play. In today’s installment I will discuss more cards worth taking early on that don’t commit you to any theme in particular. These cards are good in just about any deck (as long as you are playing the right colors). It’s a good idea to stay flexible and to take cards that will be useful no matter what deck you end up playing. If you don’t see any cards from my top 10 list, then one of these cards should do fine. (more…)

My Third New Phyrexia Prediction: Plutonium Myr February 18, 2011

Posted by James in : all, fake cards, speculation , 7comments

This card could actually exist in New Phyrexia.

And it should. I’m not sure why it wasn’t made yet.

Let me know what you think. (more…)

Speculation: Why The Next Set Will Be “New Phyrexia” February 14, 2011

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The next set could be either “New Phyrexia” or “Mirrodin Pure.” However, I have little doubt that the next set will be New Phyrexia. Consider the following: (more…)

Drafting Mirrodin Besieged Part 1: Top 10 Commons & Uncommons (Strategy & Tips) February 7, 2011

Posted by James in : all, reviews, strategy, tips, limited, draft , 16comments

Although great rares can help determine what colors you want to play, commons and uncommons are much more reliable and are likely to play an even greater role for that reason. Additionally, the first cards you take are likely to tell you what colors you should play and what colors other people aren’t playing — and they aren’t likely to be rares. The cards on this top 10 list are the cards you hope to take and they will help you choose what colors to play.

Updated 3/21/2011: Added Mortarpod to the list. (more…)

Another New Phyrexia Prediction: Threesome Dragon February 2, 2011

Posted by James in : all, fake cards, speculation , 6comments

Fans of Broodmate Dragon might finally get a new an improved version.

Let me know what you think. (more…)

Why Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, is a Game Design Failure February 1, 2011

Posted by James in : all, reviews, previews, constructed , 8comments

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas is quite powerful, and I agree that it’s not broken. So what’s the problem? The problem is that we can’t ignore it because it’s good. And the problem is that it’s the wrong colors. The problem is Tezzeret is wrong for the constructed metalcraft decks we should be able to make using cards from Scars of Mirrodin block. (more…)