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  • A while back I shared a piece of Magic satire on here, and it seemed to go over fairly well. So today we’re back with more! And of course it’s […]

    More Satire Done Right

    A while back I shared a piece of Magic satire on here, and it seemed to go over fairly well. So today we’re back with more! And of course it’s […]
  • Way back when Avacyn Restored was released, I recognized right away that Zealous Conscripts was a rather powerful card. A 3/3 creature with haste at five mana is decent on its own, […]

    When Recognizing a Card is Good isn’t Good Enough

    Way back when Avacyn Restored was released, I recognized right away that Zealous Conscripts was a rather powerful card. A 3/3 creature with haste at five mana is decent on its own, […]
  • The awesome series is back, and with a fun new episode this time around! I don’t know if you regularly follow the group or not, but it’s a series of […]

    Spellslingers: Silly Magic

    The awesome series is back, and with a fun new episode this time around! I don’t know if you regularly follow the group or not, but it’s a series of […]
  • This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kyle Lopez of Aether Games. A year ago, Aether Games didn't exist; today, it's a powerhouse of an online card shop.

    [Podcast] Insider Stories: Going Big with Kyle Lopez

    This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kyle Lopez of Aether Games. A year ago, Aether Games didn't exist; today, it's a powerhouse of an online card shop.
  • #GPTBD is a thing now, but where is the <i>Modern Masters 2</i> announcement?

    Grand Prix TBD and the Not-Yet-Existent Announcement of Modern Masters 2

    #GPTBD is a thing now, but where is the Modern Masters 2 announcement?
  • Occasionally I’ll get a good idea and this year was no exception. Noticing that there were quite a few people in the /r/Spikes subreddit writing “tournament reports” in the form […]

    On “Greasiness”

    Occasionally I’ll get a good idea and this year was no exception. Noticing that there were quite a few people in the /r/Spikes subreddit writing “tournament reports” in the form […]
  • I’ve heard bad beat stories. I’ve seen players get top-decked out of existence. I even won a PTQ Top 8 match when my opponent (playing Extended Elves) completely whiffed when […]

    When You Want To Lose the PTQ

    I’ve heard bad beat stories. I’ve seen players get top-decked out of existence. I even won a PTQ Top 8 match when my opponent (playing Extended Elves) completely whiffed when […]
  • Check out this video to see exactly how the "Humphries cheat" works. Knowing how this works is the best way to guard against it.

    See How The “Humphries Cheat” Works in This Video

    Check out this video to see exactly how the "Humphries cheat" works. Knowing how this works is the best way to guard against it.
  • 8-4s are great, but there's a case to be made for Swiss drafts, too...

    A Case for Swiss Drafts

    8-4s are great, but there's a case to be made for Swiss drafts, too...
  • It’s been a good run, Khans of Tarkir. But, financially at least, your time may be coming to an end. For now. What an exciting time for Magic, right? We […]

    The Rise and Fall of Khans

    It’s been a good run, Khans of Tarkir. But, financially at least, your time may be coming to an end. For now. What an exciting time for Magic, right? We […]
  • It’s that time of year when the pumpkins are out. Pumpkin spices are in everything from lattes to air fresheners, and when white people can’t get their pumpkins, they get […]

    The Man Who Ate Pumpkins

    It’s that time of year when the pumpkins are out. Pumpkin spices are in everything from lattes to air fresheners, and when white people can’t get their pumpkins, they get […]
  • It's a dilemma many casual players have: do you sell when a card is at its peak price, or do you just not worry about card value and keep the cards you want to play with?

    How Do You Handle Standard Cards for Casual Play?

    It's a dilemma many casual players have: do you sell when a card is at its peak price, or do you just not worry about card value and keep the cards you want to play with?
  • After some server issues over the weekend, that’s the latest idea being floated around by all those who hate Magic Online. “If you don’t like it, Don’t play it!” seems […]

    Boycott MTGO?

    After some server issues over the weekend, that’s the latest idea being floated around by all those who hate Magic Online. “If you don’t like it, Don’t play it!” seems […]
  • I know Beta cards are obviously worth a ton of money, and rightfully nothing moreso than Black Lotus, the game’s most iconic card. But this Ebay posting takes it to […]

    A Beta Black Lotus: Only $100,000!

    I know Beta cards are obviously worth a ton of money, and rightfully nothing moreso than Black Lotus, the game’s most iconic card. But this Ebay posting takes it to […]
  • Lately I have been writing fewer  posts about cards and decks and more about the culture of the game. There isn’t always something that is “bigger” than mere cards but […]

    The Umbrella Revolution

    Lately I have been writing fewer  posts about cards and decks and more about the culture of the game. There isn’t always something that is “bigger” than mere cards but […]
  • Did you win the Quiet Speculation Sealed Contest? Find out here!

    The Quiet Speculation Sealed Contest: Winner Announced

    Did you win the Quiet Speculation Sealed Contest? Find out here!
  • It doesn’t get much prettier than that right there. And that’s exactly what regular YouTuber “open boosters” pulled after deciding to open an Alpha starter. Well, that and an Alpha […]

    The Newest Alpha Cards Around

    It doesn’t get much prettier than that right there. And that’s exactly what regular YouTuber “open boosters” pulled after deciding to open an Alpha starter. Well, that and an Alpha […]
  • Historically speaking, now is the time to be selling your Standard cards. Click away if you want more details.

    A Friendly Reminder about Fall Set Rares

    Historically speaking, now is the time to be selling your Standard cards. Click away if you want more details.
  • If you haven’t seen this series before, I warn you now: it’s awesome. We all know the affable Evan Erwin from his days of the Magic Show, excitedly sharing new […]

    Forgotten Lore: Ravnica

    If you haven’t seen this series before, I warn you now: it’s awesome. We all know the affable Evan Erwin from his days of the Magic Show, excitedly sharing new […]
  • I’m back from the Pro Tour, and what a wild weekend it was. We saw a ton of viable Standard decks, and a diverse Top 8 that bodes very well […]

    Pro Tour Q&A

    I’m back from the Pro Tour, and what a wild weekend it was. We saw a ton of viable Standard decks, and a diverse Top 8 that bodes very well […]
  • Be sure to fill out the MTGO (dis)satisfaction survey!

    Taking the MTGO Satisfaction Survey

    Be sure to fill out the MTGO (dis)satisfaction survey!
  • Considering whether you're in an allied or enemy color pair can help you navigate your drafts to the best possible finishes.

    KTK Limited Focus: Enemy Color Pairs

    Considering whether you're in an allied or enemy color pair can help you navigate your drafts to the best possible finishes.
  • Here's a breakdown of the decks that made the top eight of Pro Tour <i>Khans of Tarkir</i>, with some things to consider should you be considering playing any of them.

    Breaking Down the Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir Top Eight

    Here's a breakdown of the decks that made the top eight of Pro Tour Khans of Tarkir, with some things to consider should you be considering playing any of them.
  • The Pro Tour is over, and it was a damn good show. We saw great evolutions of the format, we saw a star-studded Top 8, and we saw a diverse […]

    #PTKTK Top 8 Decklists

    The Pro Tour is over, and it was a damn good show. We saw great evolutions of the format, we saw a star-studded Top 8, and we saw a diverse […]