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Magic 2012 Draft: Top 20 Common & Uncommon First Picks (Tips & Strategy) July 20, 2011

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

When you draft, knowing which cards are best can be quite helpful. You should know if your rare is worth taking. Difficult choices generally concern the commons and uncommons. My 20 favorite commons and uncommons include the following: (more…)

Top 10 New Cards in Magic 2012 for Standard July 14, 2011

Posted by James in : all, reviews, strategy, standard , 2comments

There are many good reprints in Magic 2012, and some of them were gone for a while. Grim Lavamancer, Oblivion Ring, Incinerate, Ponder, Overrun, Goblin Grenade, Smallpox, and Solemn Simulacrum are all great cards that weren’t in Magic 2011 or any other set within the last year. My concern here are never-seen-before cards in Magic 2012 that I think could be good enough make a difference to Standard tournaments. (more…)

Magic 2012 Core Set First Impressions July 7, 2011

Posted by James in : all, reviews, previews , 2comments

Magic 2012 Core Set logo

The spoiler for Magic 2012 is complete, and I will now discuss some of my observations. First, bloodthirst is back. Second, hexproof is a new “evergreen” keyword. Third, Lightning Bolt has been replaced with Incinerate. Fourth, there’s three new Planeswalkers. (more…)

The Power 9 for Commander (Best Cards for EDH, Tips & Strategy) July 1, 2011

Posted by James in : all, strategy, tips, constructed , 5comments

Commander is a lot like a singleton version of Vintage (type 1), but many additional cards are banned. I will discuss which cards I think are the most broken in Commander. These cards could become banned at any time. (more…)