- Jay Kirkman started playing Magic: the Gathering during Alpha, and despite some significant pauses his love for the game is as strong as ever. His area of focus is in the preconstructed products, and he runs the review weblog Ertai's Lament. He favours Grixis, is addicted to discard, and lives in Frankfort, Kentucky with his wife, stepkids and brand new son (and future Pro Tour stalwart) Liam.
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By JayKirkmanThe things of the world have their opposites, so why should the precon decks of Innistrad block be any exception? We've covered the best of the bunch, now it's time to turn over the rock and see what's on the other end!
September 18, 2012 2 Comments
By JayKirkmanWith Innistrad Block now firmly in our rear-view mirror, it's time to look back and pick the best of the best of its crop of precon decks!
June 25, 2012 4 Comments
By JayKirkmanUsing classic horror movies as a guide, Jay looks to find you the right fit from amongst the latest crop of Intro Pack precon decks! Also announced is the winner of the Innistrad Booster Battle Packs contest!
February 27, 2012 6 Comments
By JayKirkmanThe gateway to Limited play, Jay gives the M12 Booster Battle Packs a fresh coat of Innistrad paint. And there's a (free to enter!) giveaway to boot!
February 7, 2012 51 Comments
By JayKirkmanWith the darkness or Dark Ascension closing in, now more than ever the Humans of Innistrad need a helping hand. Join Jay as he looks to beef up the Repel the Dark intro deck, featuring the up and coming Mentor of the Meek.
January 27, 2012 6 Comments
By JayKirkmanBased on recent releases, Jay looks at what we might expect for the precons coming up for Innistrad.
September 1, 2011 5 Comments
By JayKirkmanThe "Standard Cube" continues, now digging into White creatures!
August 25, 2011 5 Comments
By JayKirkmanJay continues his development of "The Standard Cube" by looking at white instants and sorceries. How many Wraths? Find out inside!
August 18, 2011 4 Comments
By JayKirkmanWant to build a cube, but not sure where to start? Join Jay as he uses the Standard environment as a blueprint for building! This week covers creating an initial template from all Standard-legal sets!
August 3, 2011 6 Comments
By JayKirkmanHas Magic 2012 ushered in a new evolution to intro decks, or has Wizards just served us up more for the same? This week, Jay breaks down the latest preconstructed packages!
July 21, 2011 6 Comments
By JayKirkmanTake a look at the upcoming Gen Con convention as we announce the winner of the Best Four Days in Gaming Giveaway!
July 14, 2011 0 Comments
By JayKirkmanIf you've been waiting to learn which of the new Commander decks is right for you, then wait no more! Jay Kirkman shares which type of person each deck is perfect for. Ready to find your match?
July 7, 2011 6 Comments
By JayKirkmanWant to win an incredible gaming package including admission to GenCon and a Commander deck? Come share your best bad-beats story here!
July 1, 2011 16 Comments
By JayKirkmanIs the destiny of the Event Deck to be an aggro attack on every metagame? Jay compares the first and seconds rounds of competitive precons, then shares yet another contest!
June 16, 2011 53 Comments
By JayKirkmanJay's Buyer's Guide series comes to it's conclusion with Core Set, Duel Deck, and other limited release preconstructed products. Do you know which decks are steals and deals? Jay has all the details inside!
June 9, 2011 0 Comments
By JayKirkmanJay doesn't always gush love for Intro Decks. Here's the breakdown of the rogue's gallery, with a few anti-heroes, from the latest block!
June 2, 2011 1 Comments
By JayKirkmanThe best decks of Scars Block. No Caw-Blade here: Jay walks us through the best five Intro Decks you can grab off a shelf!
May 26, 2011 4 Comments
By JayKirkmanWith some sleuthing and mad phone skills, Jay investigates the pricing and policies for some new product preorders for the upcoming New Phyrexia Event Decks and Magic: The Gathering Commander!
May 23, 2011 9 Comments
By JayKirkmanJay finishes the rest of the theme decks stretching back to Tempest as part of the ongoing Precon Buyer's Guide, noting an interesting pricing trend among some of the retailers!
May 19, 2011 3 Comments
By JayKirkmanThe good, the bad, and the awesome of the New Phyrexia Intro Packs; this week Jay has all this and more, including another contest!
May 12, 2011 37 Comments
By JayKirkmanThis week Jay brings you even more tables of prices and recommendations for middle-aged preconstructed decks! Anyone stocking up or shipping out should take note!
May 5, 2011 5 Comments
By JayKirkmanSpoiler Alert: Jay rocks the data tables of prices, vendors, and methods for picking up your modern precon decks!
April 28, 2011 6 Comments
By JayKirkmanToday Jay Kirkman continues building a buyer's guide for precon decks, tackling traditional and creative solutions for using eBay!
April 14, 2011 8 Comments
By JayKirkmanToday Jay Kirkman begins a series on collecting preconstructed decks in the secondary market and creating a long-overdue buyer's guide for them.
April 7, 2011 11 Comments