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The Most Important Thing You’re Not Doing

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Alright, has the smoke cleared yet? Has the dust settled? Magic is dying. WotC is killing the game. I'll go play Yu-Gi-Oh. Whine Whine Whine. Shut up. M10 Rules are here. They're not going away if you close your eyes and strain really hard. They won't disappear if you pound your fists and beat your chest.

HEAR THAT, MAGIC PLAYERS? YOUR PRECIOUS COMBAT DAMAGE IS NOT USING THE STACK ANYMORE AND THERE'S NOT A GOD DAMNED THING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT. Now come back to earth and play some cards.

Why aren't you testing with the new rules yet? I heard some of the best players I know say they want to savor their time with the old rules, but that's just so asinine. Think about this: M10 rules become legal on the 11th of July. The first day we're playing with M10 cards is July 17th, a week before Nationals. If your first game without stacked combat damage is July 11th, I guarantee you'll lose at least one game due to your misunderstanding or inexperience in combat.

For those qualified for Nationals, this is absolutely imperative. Nationals this year will be decided by who knows their new combat and who doesn't. For those finding themselves unqualified in Kansas City, it's doubly important. Those grinders are cut-throat, and you need every advantage you can get. If you've been testing with new combat for over a month, compared to everyone else's week, you're GOING to win games.

So. Quit whining. The new rules are here to stay. If you call yourself a serious Magic player, you'll play every game from here on out under the new rules and you'll like it.

If not, try this on for size: "I Choose You, Pikachu!" Maybe that'll suit you better.

Kelly Reid

Founder & Product Manager

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