The new Commander cards: Wizards tested, player approved? Jules walks us through taking the new cards in Magic through paces in places, both expected and not! How are you going to use your cards?
Sol’Kanar is firmly three colors, right? Robert takes us on a brief journey through the world of a monocolored deck for a multicolored Commander! Swamps lie ahead!
Neale’s back with a new deck to tune! He starts with a controlling Korlash build and ends fawning over Dralnu and Jin-Gitaxias. You’ll have to read to find out why!
Partial Paris Mulligans are a part of Commander, but are you really using it well? Jules breaks down why we all should be jump at the chance to mulligan – it’s a good thing!
Being able to interact with an opponent’s creatures in a meaningful way is essential to success in today’s metagame. Once upon a time, when most of the creatures were awful and took a long time to win, a player could get away with just putting four Lightning Bolts or a playset of Swords to Plowshares […]
With the release of Mirrodin Besieged, Block Constructed has a reasonable enough cardpool to be playable, and the Daily Events and Premiers on Magic Online are firing. Having won the Premier last week, I am now clearly an expert on the format. Clearly. Here’s the deck: lands (26)26 Mountaincreatures (22)4 Goblin Wardriver4 Hero of Oxid […]
To every measure there is a countermeasure, and a counter-countermeasure. Patrick Chapin wrote an article some time ago entitled Information Cascades in Magic. In it he described how information in any area, but particularly in Magic, cascades and plateaus. When everybody knows that Deck X is the best and most dominant deck, many people will […]
Speculating on the contents of From the Vault: Legends, Dr Jeebus shares his perspective on what’s going into it, and why.
There’s more to Commander than just good card choices! This week, David discusses the balance between competition and fun, and the social side of the format.
In this week’s article, I am going to take a page from my favorite sportswriter, ESPN’s Bill Simmons. Near the beginning and middle of each major sports season, Bill always writes an article “power ranking” each team from worst to best. This acts as a handy way to get a feel for the relative power […]
Hey everybody, and welcome back to Whinston’s Whisdom. Let me start by addressing the comments from last week’s article. Having gone back and reread my article in response to the comments, I have to say I wholeheartedly agree with them. There was too much “here’s what I did” and not enough “here’s why/how I did […]
The Scars of Mirrodin prerelease is in a week, and everyone is excited about the new cards coming out. They need to find four Etched Champion, and you need to use this opportunity to make yourself some good trades. Today I want to talk about one older card in particular you should look to pick […]