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Commander (2019 Edition) Design Philosophy
1565861064By Glenn Jones
Commander (2019 Edition) Design Philosophy
Glenn explains the philosophy working behind the scenes to bring Commander (2019 Edition) to life. Read more
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Cube Spotlight Series – Grixis Cube
1565681401By Wizards of the Coast
Cube Spotlight Series – Grixis Cube
Ryan Overturf's Grixis Cube is coming to Magic Online, providing a complete Magic experience despite eschewing two whole colors. Read more
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Themes Like Old Times
1565595001By Mark Rosewater
Themes Like Old Times
As Mark explains, throwing great parties has a lot more in common with designing great Magic sets than you might think! Read more
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MTG Arena: State of the Beta – July 2019
1565363454By Wizards of the Coast
MTG Arena: State of the Beta – July 2019
Pack your bags—it's time to hit the Multiverse in our new Chronicles event series, Plane-cation! Read more
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Commander (2019 Edition) Release Notes
1565346230By Wizards of the Coast
Commander (2019 Edition) Release Notes
The Release Notes include info about the release of a new set, as well as clarifications and rulings involving that set's cards. Read more
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MTGNexus
A Brave New World: The Changing Face of Legacy
1565791200Wildfire393
A Brave New World: The Changing Face of Legacy
The past few sets have reshaped the Legacy metagame like nothing we've seen in years. Wildfire393 explores both War of the Spark and Modern Horizons' contributions to the Legacy format, and analyzes their effect on the Legacy landscape.
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Fairy Tale Archetypes in the Throne of Eldraine Reveal
1565622000DialMforMara
Fairy Tale Archetypes in the Throne of Eldraine Reveal
Although Commander 2019's previews have taken center stage the past few weeks, let us not forget that Throne of Eldraine is also approaching. Many beautiful artworks have already been revealed for the set, and DialMforMara takes a look them to see what Fairy Tale and Arthurian Legend we should expect to see.
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MC4 Data Deep-Dive: Hogaak and Graveyard Hate
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MC4 Data Deep-Dive: Hogaak and Graveyard Hate
With Mythic Championship IV 2019 now finished, there's one major talking point that has dominated Modern discussion: Hogaak. Before we can have a serious discussion on Hogaak and his enablers, however, we have to take a deep dive into MC4's results to get a concise view of where we stand.
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The Monthly Custom Card Contests are Open!
1564671600Void Nothing
The Monthly Custom Card Contests are Open!
The day is finally here: It is the first of the month and the three longest-running custom Magic: The Gathering card contests on the internet have arrived in their new home, MTGNexus Custom Card Contests & Games! Those of you who were involved in custom cards in MTGSalvation will remember the DCC, MCC, and CCL - those of you who are unfamiliar with them, now is the perfect time to start!
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The Rise of Wishlist Legends (and Fall of Varchild)
1564498809Void Nothing
The Rise of Wishlist Legends (and Fall of Varchild)
Once an unrealistic hope, old-character legends are now a well-established tradition. Lately, Commander releases in particular tend to feature at least one of these characters, and often a few more. With Commander 2019 swiftly approaching, it's time to look at just how R&D puts these kinds of cards together.
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Channel Fireball
Magic Math: Hogaak Can Be Played on Turn 2 in 60% of Games
1566030600Frank Karsten
Magic Math: Hogaak Can Be Played on Turn 2 in 60% of Games
Frank Karsten Today Frank does what he does best: the math. He calculates exactly how consistent Hogaak is in Modern, and shares his results.17 Aug, 19Frank Karsten
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MTG Arena Top 5 Plays | August 10th – August 16th, 2019
1565978429Riley Knight and Denis Stranjak
MTG Arena Top 5 Plays | August 10th – August 16th, 2019
Riley Knight and Denis Stranjak Riley Knight and Denis Stranjak count down the 5 best plays from across the world of streaming, Arena, coverage, and more!16 Aug, 19Riley Knight and Denis Stranjak
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Pauper Stompy: It’s Easy Being Green
1565975325Brian DeMars
Pauper Stompy: It’s Easy Being Green
Brian DeMars Stompy has been a mainstay of Pauper for years, but it's never quite broken out. Brian Demars thinks it might finally have the tools it needs to dominate.16 Aug, 19Brian DeMars
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Brainstorm Brewery #352: You Didn’t Ask!
1565939270Brainstorm Brewery
Brainstorm Brewery #352: You Didn’t Ask!
Brainstorm Brewery Corbin, DJ, and Jason are back and perfectly in sync. Well perfect as Brainstorm Brewery can be. They talk Commander 2019, Pick Up/Sell times, and bring you some new From the Vault: Emails.16 Aug, 19Brainstorm Brewery
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Modern Matchups and Winrates from Hogaak Summer
1565938234Tobi Henke
Modern Matchups and Winrates from Hogaak Summer
Tobi Henke Hogaak Summer drags on. But what is actually happening in Modern, and what beats what? With the largest sample to date, Tobi answers that question.15 Aug, 19Tobi Henke
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Hipsters of the Coast
Black Deth!
1565967658Pat Euglow
Black Deth!
This week, Jerry and Patrick discuss Black Deth with it's innovator, Tony Bennedetti! The post Black Deth! appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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3 Simple Ways to Beat Hogaak
1565967605Zack Kanner
3 Simple Ways to Beat Hogaak
Hogaak may have taken over Modern, but there are still plenty of ways to defeat it! The post 3 Simple Ways to Beat Hogaak appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Guiding You Through the Shadows: A Mardu Death’s Shadow Primer
1565964009Michael Rapp
Guiding You Through the Shadows: A Mardu Death’s Shadow Primer
Without a shadow of a doubt—Death's Shadow is back! The post Guiding You Through the Shadows: A Mardu Death’s Shadow Primer appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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What We’d Play at SCG Richmond
1565960407Team Nova
What We’d Play at SCG Richmond
Check out what Team Nova will be packing at SCG Richmond this weekend! The post What We’d Play at SCG Richmond appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Modern Team Super League 2 Semifinals 1 Recap
1565881227Michael Rapp
Modern Team Super League 2 Semifinals 1 Recap
Did the Stream Team or Mage Market advance to the finals? The post Modern Team Super League 2 Semifinals 1 Recap appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Star City Games
Bant Scapeshift-Orzhov Vampires Showdown!, by VS Live!
Star City Games
Bant Scapeshift-Orzhov Vampires Showdown!, by VS Live!
It's an extra-special Standard version of VS Live! Ross Merriam has Vampires. Corey Baumeister has Bant Scapeshift. They both have a mini-gauntlet to face. And then there's one epic final match between the gauntlet runners!
What Are The Best Decks In The Big 3 Formats For SCG Richmond?, by What We'd Play
Star City Games
What Are The Best Decks In The Big 3 Formats For SCG Richmond?, by What We'd Play
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Three players, three formats, three decks. Team Constructed can be a lot to take in! Luckily, Ari Lax, Emma Handy, and Dylan Hand are here to make their recommendations for SCG Richmond. Cast your vote at the end!
The Ultimate Core Set 2020 Standard Sideboard Guide, by Brad Nelson
Star City Games
The Ultimate Core Set 2020 Standard Sideboard Guide, by Brad Nelson
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Brad Nelson gives his latest decklists for four Standard archetypes and extensive sideboarding guides for each! The can't-miss article for players competing in the Mythic Championship Qualifiers and SCG Richmond this weekend!
Esper Hero And I Are Headed To SCG Richmond, by Shaheen Soorani
Star City Games
Esper Hero And I Are Headed To SCG Richmond, by Shaheen Soorani
Shaheen Soorani is hungry for back-to-back Team Constructed trophies on the SCG Tour! Check out the Esper Hero list he and a teammate have developed for SCG Richmond!
Organized Play Changes, And Is Scapeshift The Only Deck You Should Be Playing In Standard?, by ...
Star City Games
Organized Play Changes, And Is Scapeshift The Only Deck You Should Be Playing In Standard?, by ...
Organized Play finally announced their new system for 2020 and there's a ton to unpack! Plus, with the Arena Mythic Championship Qualifier this weekend, Standard is on the minds of many. If you want to win the tournament, should you run anything other than Scapeshift?
EDHREC
Commanders Brew – C19 Set Review – Merciless Rage (Rakdos) | Commander’s Brew | Magic the Gathering
1565974800Community Spotlight
Commanders Brew – C19 Set Review – Merciless Rage (Rakdos) | Commander’s Brew | Magic the Gathering
The final part of our big C19 set review is the Merciless Rage deck featuring all the Rakdos madness cards you can handle. We take a look at all the new cards from the deck PLUS some much needed reprints from across all the decks in Commander 2019! Check out the podcast audio version: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-commanders-brew-podcast/id1018124010?mt=2 […]
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EDHRECast Ep72 – Commander 2019 Review
1565974344Community Spotlight
EDHRECast Ep72 – Commander 2019 Review
Commander 2019 is almost here! As the data on EDHREC begins to Populate and we start to Morph our opinions, we’re having set review Flashbacks, and it’s absolute Madness! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @edhrecast for a chance to WIN one of the decks from Commander 2019! 
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The Commander’s Quarters – The Gitrog Monster | EDH Budget Deck Tech $50 | Dredge Combo | Magic the Gathering | Commander
1565971209Community Spotlight
The Commander’s Quarters – The Gitrog Monster | EDH Budget Deck Tech $50 | Dredge Combo | Magic the Gathering | Commander
Command your budget! The Commander’s Quarters is your source for everything budget Commander! On this deck tech we brew with The Gitrog Monster as our commander. Dredge through your entire deck in no time at all to combo off with the most powerful frog in the multiverse! ———- Support us directly, get rewards, and join […]
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Commanders Brew – C19 Set Review – Mystic Intellect (Jeskai) | Commander’s Brew | Magic the Gathering
1565971209Community Spotlight
Commanders Brew – C19 Set Review – Mystic Intellect (Jeskai) | Commander’s Brew | Magic the Gathering
Part 2 of our big C19 set review has us looking at the Jeskai deck, Mystic Intellect and all the flashback you can handle! We take a look at all the new cards in the deck and let you know whats any good and what is worth throwing in the garbage! Check out the podcast […]
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Praetor Magic – Reflections of the Council; Episode 38 – Reflecting on Commander 2019
1565967602Community Spotlight
Praetor Magic – Reflections of the Council; Episode 38 – Reflecting on Commander 2019
Reflections of the Council is now sponsored by InkedGaming.com! Your Game. Your Style! Visit their site below for custom playmats, mouse pads and more and use the promo code “PRAETOR10” for 10% off and to support Praetor Magic! Sponsored Link: http://bit.ly/2RDA1S5 You can also support us on Patreon starting at just $1! https://www.patreon.com/praetormagic This week’s […]
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Cool Stuff, Inc
The Future of Magic Esports and Organized Play
1565967243Cull Stuff Inc
The Future of Magic Esports and Organized Play
Jim breaks down the recent Organized Play announcements, giving his thoughts on the future of professional Magic!
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Modern Horizons and Death and Taxes
1565967185Cull Stuff Inc
Modern Horizons and Death and Taxes
Adrian falls back on an old favorite and sees how Modern Horizons has changed it in Legacy!
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Commander 2019 - Mystic Intellect
1565967125Cull Stuff Inc
Commander 2019 - Mystic Intellect
Abe rounds out Commander 2019 Week by quietly speculating on flashback and the Mystic Intellect deck!
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YMTGT Episode #18 - The Player Hater's Tour
1565967066Cull Stuff Inc
YMTGT Episode #18 - The Player Hater's Tour
This week, Joey and bigheadjoe discuss "The Future of Magic Esports" in Yo! MTG Taps!
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Doesn't Matter if You're Black and White
1565880845Cull Stuff Inc
Doesn't Matter if You're Black and White
Mike is back with some exciting Orzhov decklists!
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MTGGoldfish
Budget Commander: $20 Mystic Intellect Upgrade
1566010800Tomer Abramovici
Budget Commander: $20 Mystic Intellect Upgrade
Let's use $20 to tune Mystic Intellect into the perfect Graveyard Spellslinger deck!
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Fish Five-0: Ral Combo (Standard, Magic Arena)
1565978401TheAsianAvenger
Fish Five-0: Ral Combo (Standard, Magic Arena)
Remember Ral Storm? We sure do!
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Commander 2019: Ranking the Decks
1565924400SaffronOlive
Commander 2019: Ranking the Decks
The full deck lists for Commander 2019 came out a few days ago. Which deck is best? Let's rank them and find out!
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Vintage 101: The General Idea
1565924340Joe Dyer
Vintage 101: The General Idea
Joe Dyer gets his brain game on with some cards from Commander 2019! Do they pass the test? Find out!
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Single Scoop: Leyline Tribal (Standard, Magic Arena)
1565892000TheAsianAvenger
Single Scoop: Leyline Tribal (Standard, Magic Arena)
Leyline Tribal! It's pretty much free spells.
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The Vorthos Cast
77 - Commander (2019 Edition) Flavor Gems
1565607637The Vorthos Cast
77 - Commander (2019 Edition) Flavor Gems
Every new Commander product brings flavorful new legends, new cards, and reprints to Magic players worldwide. They're good in meaty, perfect for digging in for a full flavor gems episode featuring flavorful new legends, new...well, you know. Also a baby crab! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 02:27 – MTG Lore Advanced Story Search Link: http://mtglore.com/advanced-story-search/ 04:14 – Anje Falkenrath 05:29 – Atla Palani, Nest Tender 06:37 – Chainer, Nightmare Adept 07:22 – Elsha of the Infinite 08:14 – Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero 10:14 – Greven, Predator Captain 11:36 – Ghired, Conclave Exile 13:15 – K’rrik, Son of Yawgmoth 14:54 – Kedena, Slinking Sorcerer 16:40 – Marisi, Breaker of the Coil 20:00 – Rayami, First of the Fallen 21:38 – Sevinne, the Chronoclasm 22:51 – Tahngarth, First Mate Link: https://soundcloud.com/user-345643028/commander-2019-preview-moo-crew 23:27 – Volrath, the Shapestealer 25:19 – Mandate of Peace 26:30 – Thalia’s Geistcaller 27:20 – Song of the Worldsoul 27:41 – Leadership Vacuum 27:59 – Bone Miser 29:51 – Backdraft Hellkite 30:57 – Dockside Extortionist 31:48 – Ohran Frostfang 32:35 – Idol of Oblivion Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/magic-story/stirring-slumber-2015-05-13 35:18 – Chromeshell Crab 36:32 – Solemn Simulacrum 37:30 – Mimic Vat 39:10 – Final Thoughts
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Commander 2019 Preview: Moo Crew
1565185719The Vorthos Cast
Commander 2019 Preview: Moo Crew
It's time to talk about our free Commander 2019 preview card! Tahngarth, First Mate - 2RG Legendary Creature - Minotaur Warrior Tahngarth, First Mate can't be blocked by more than one creature. Whenever an opponent attacks with one or more creatures, if Tahngarth is tapped, you may have that opponent gain control of Tahngarth until end of combat. If you do, choose a player or planeswalker that opponent is attacking. Tahngarth is attacking that player or planeswalker. 5/5 Tahngarth was Sisay's first mate on the Weatherlight, a mighty warrior of the Talruum minotaur people. This card represents him early in the Weatherlight Saga, before he gets captured by Volrath and experimented on (as shown in his original card). Enjoy this mighty new legend who is always happy to get into a fight!
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76 - The Weatherlight Saga Part 3
1565002835The Vorthos Cast
76 - The Weatherlight Saga Part 3
We have reached our final destination on this journey back to the Weatherlight Saga. From Prophecy to Apocalypse, the climactic showdown between Dominaria and Phyrexia is finally here. Also don't forget that we have a free Commander (2019 Edition) preview card from Wizards of the Coast to show off on Twitter on Wednesday, August 7th! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 00:51 – Commander 2019 Flavor Gems Episode in Two Weeks! 02:23 – Prophecy 04:52 – Invasion 21:36 – Planeshift 37:00 – Apocalypse 47:11 – Last Thoughts
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75 - The Weatherlight Saga Part 2
1564398025The Vorthos Cast
75 - The Weatherlight Saga Part 2
The crew is all together, both podcast and Weatherlight, for our second episode chronicling the story of the legendary skyship. This week covers the sets that are most commonly associated with the Weatherlight Saga: Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus, Mercadian Masques, and Nemesis. All hands on deck for another journey into Magic's storied past! If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:26 – The Vorthos Cast at Magic Fest Atlanta 02:42 – Throne of Eldraine Announced Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/project-booster-fun-2019-07-20 04:07 – Throne of Eldraine: The Wildered Quest: Novel by Kate Elliott Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-throne-eldraine-ebook-2019-07-25 05:56 – We have a Commander (2019 Edition) Preview Card! 07:03 – The Weatherlight Saga: Rath and Mercadia Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwLm187ubeg 08:25 – Prequel Stories 14:42 – Rath and Storm (Tempest Block) 30:42 – Mercadian Masques 39:40 – Nemesis 46:04 – Final Thoughts
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74 - The Weatherlight Saga Part 1
1563793234The Vorthos Cast
74 - The Weatherlight Saga Part 1
Endless preview weeks are finally over, so it's time to get to a topic many listeners have been asking to hear about: the Weatherlight Saga! Over the next three weeks, we'll talk about the intrepid adventures of the legendary skyship that happened in the late 1990s through the early 2000s. We begin by dunking on Urza, covering his life and the events that led to the construction of Weatherlight in the first place. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:04 – Throne of Eldraine Announced (Discussion Next Week) 01:34 – Rise of the Gatewatch Art Book Released Link: https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Gathering-Gatewatch-Wizards-Coast/dp/1419736477/ 02:43 – Prelude to the Weatherlight: The Artifact Cycle Link: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/49600-artifacts-i-stones-of-power-and-heart Link: https://www.mtgsalvation.com/articles/49603-artifacts-ii-lines-of-time-of-blood 03:51 – The Thran 12:39 – The Brothers’ War 19:59 – Planeswalker 27:22 – Time Streams 38:22 – Bloodlines 44:57 – Final Thoughts
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Card Kingdom
Commander 2019: Upgrading Merciless Rage
1565971208Bradley Rose
Commander 2019: Upgrading Merciless Rage
It’s 2007, and college me is looking at one of my Torment cards from high school. The movie 300 has been released recently, and I smile at a silly idea for a card alter. I draw a “no” symbol over the card’s keyword and write beside it: “THIS. IS. SPARTA!” The keyword on that card? Madness. Flash forward to now, ... Read More The post Commander 2019: Upgrading Merciless Rage appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Navigating the Politics of Commander
1565633136Michelle Rapp
Navigating the Politics of Commander
For many players (myself included), Magic is a hobby that helps folks relax in their off time. Whether you’re at an FNM, a side event at MagicFest, or on Arena, Magic can be an escape from the boring, banal realities of our 9 to 5 jobs. However, when it comes to multi-player formats (especially Commander), it can be super beneficial ... Read More The post Navigating the Politics of Commander appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Commander 2019 Decks
1565364637Card Kingdom
Commander 2019 Decks
After a whirlwind week of previews, we finally know all the contents of Commander 2019. This new quartet of preconstructed decks feature fan-favorite mechanics morph, flashback, populate, and madness, and all four come packed with both exciting new cards and beloved Commander staples. Each of these decks contains four legendary creatures, which we’ll be referring to as primary, secondary, and ... Read More The post Commander 2019 Decks appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Creating a Commander Playgroup
1565193619Tom Anderson
Creating a Commander Playgroup
Just a few days ago, we offered some tips on how to build your first Commander deck. If you’re still looking for ideas, the upcoming Commander 2019 precons are a perfect starting point! These decks come out of the box ready for high-powered multiplayer action.  But for the best Commander experience, you’ll want to find a consistent group of players ... Read More The post Creating a Commander Playgroup appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Building Your First Commander Deck
1565020824Mara Katz
Building Your First Commander Deck
Commander is a format that draws on the entire history of Magic for its card pool. This makes it exciting, since you can build a fun and functional deck around any commander or archetype. But it can also be overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the format. Here are some tips for building your first Commander deck in a way ... Read More The post Building Your First Commander Deck appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Quiet Speculation
Insider: Lessons Learned From Commander 2019
1565953247Adam Yurchick
Insider: Lessons Learned From Commander 2019
Commander 2019 has offered incredible speculation opportunities, and Adam shares how he made the most of them - and the mistakes he made along the way.
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Dominaria: The Truth about Nostalgia
1565866800Christopher Martin
Dominaria: The Truth about Nostalgia
Chris continues his series on soon-to-rotate sets, this time with Dominaria. Sit back as he takes us on a nostalgia trip to Magic's premier plane and outlines his picks for Commander.
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Insider: The Value of Inaction
1565780434David Schumann
Insider: The Value of Inaction
It's a well-known fact that every speculation target carries an associated risk, and sometimes it's better to hold off on a purchase because of it. David gives his perspective on buying, selling, and how the QS Insider Community can be an invaluable asset in your arsenal.
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Gen Con 2019 Legacy Cube Tournament Report
1565694036Sam Lowe
Gen Con 2019 Legacy Cube Tournament Report
Join Sam for the lowdown on one of the coolest tournaments ever held: The 2019 Gen Con Legacy Cube Championship! Warning: Memes ahead!
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Being the Motivated Seller
1565607644Sigmund Ausfresser
Being the Motivated Seller
Sometimes a quick flip doesn't go exactly as Sig plans. In these cases, he follows a strategy to sell these failed specs to maintain liquidity. This week Sig shares his strategies and why he's often the eager seller.
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Faithless Brewing
Hogaak Summer, Niv's Got It Lit: Cashing GP Minneapolis with Rainbow Niv-Mizzet
1565980473Faithless Brewing
Hogaak Summer, Niv's Got It Lit: Cashing GP Minneapolis with Rainbow Niv-Mizzet
Faithless Brewing, Episode 16: Niv-Mizzet Deep Dive   It's a Hogaak summer, it is what it is, but Niv's a 5-star dragon and we know he's got it lit. Dan and Damon spread their wings over Minneapolis last weekend with a new build of Rainbow Niv-Mizzet. The deck is sweet, but can you really cash a Grand Prix with a Faithless Brew? Yes, yes you can! Damon notched a 9-4-2 finish in the main event, and the deck is poised to get even better in the post-Hogaak metagame. This week the crew breaks down everything Niv-Mizzet: our testing process, manabase considerations, sideboarding and matchup analysis, and recommendations for the build going forward. You won't want to miss this one!   Niv-Mizzet GP Deck Tech (Damon)   Friday MCQ Decklist (Damon + Dan)   Saturday GP Decklist (Damon + Dan)   Sunday MCQ Decklist (Dan)   Hogaak without Leylines (Andrew Wolbers, Sunday MCQ Winner)   Unexpected Tron deck tech (Nathan Graves, Saturday round 6 feature match)   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com    
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The Fundamentals of Brewing, Part 1
1565373740Faithless Brewing
The Fundamentals of Brewing, Part 1
Faithless Brewing, Episode 15   It's a homecoming week for the Faithless Brewing crew, as we descend on the Twin Cities for Grand Prix Minneapolis. In this episode, we discuss the fundamentals of brewing competitive rogue decks: how do you go from spark of an idea to finished decklist? What are some guidelines for constructing successful brews, and what are the common pitfalls? We are joined by special guest and master brewer Rhett Wilfahrt.   Flashback: Watcher for Tomorrow   Watcher Blink: 3-2 league, Ephemerate is very powerful   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com      
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Tomorrow Never Dies: Watcher for Tomorrow and How to Kill It
1564772588Faithless Brewing
Tomorrow Never Dies: Watcher for Tomorrow and How to Kill It
Faithless Brewing, Episode 14: Watcher for Tomorrow   Look at your top 4 cards and choose the best one. Then, do it again. And again. As many times are you can blink! Watcher for Tomorrow offers selection and value reminiscent of Narset or even Dig Through Time, all stapled onto an efficient creature. The only catch? You have to make him die. The crew thinks they are up to the task, with a few different possible shells. Which ones will have what it takes?   Spice Roundup   Snowy Niv-Mizzet: 5-1-1, SCG IQ Newington. Promising results with this snow manabase featuring Arcum's Astrolabe, Pillar of the Paruns, Search for Tomorrow and Wrenn and Six.   Brewers' Mailbag   What is the most competitive Faithless Brewing deck? This question is like an onion: many layered and with lots of tears. The crew peels it back as we ponder deck options for GP Minneapolis.   Flashback: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician   The Yawgfather has many talents, from card draw, to board control, to infinite combos with undying creatures. But how much should we lean on this card? Is the undying combo viable as a primary plan, or should that be a secondary angle in a creature based aggro deck?   Monoblack Zombies: 2-3 league, was using its recursive creatures too fairly   4c Undying Evolution: 6-4 leagues, Neoform + undying allows for a strong aggro plan, but the list can definitely be streamlined   Reference lists:   Jund Superfriends (lucky_dragon, 5-0 league): an intriguing take on Yawgmoth + tokens for value   Brew Session: Watcher for Tomorrow   Jeskai Saheeli   Bant Blink (Sketch)   UW Hatebear Blink (Sketch)   Reference lists:   Bant Blink (TscheggschDePoegg, 5-0 league)   Bant Blink (Gabriel Nassif, Fandom Legends)   Eternal Command (Shota Yasooka, Players' Championship 2012)   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com                
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The Doctor Is In: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
1564163671Faithless Brewing
The Doctor Is In: Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Faithless Brewing, Episode 13: Yawgmoth   One month after Modern Horizons, the Good Doctor is well on his way to becoming a Modern staple. Free sacrifice outlets are powerful, free card draw is insane, and that's not even half of the card's text box! But is Yawgmoth best used as a value engine, a combo piece, or something in between? Brewers have been succeeding with both approaches, and the crew has a couple ideas of their own.   Brewers' Mailbag (New!)   Is it better to pick your best cards and play as many copies as you can, or is there value to playing a mix of 1-ofs? Does the equation change for main deck versus sideboard? What about for playtesting a deck versus registering for a tournament?   Have a question for us about the brewing process? Send them to us @FaithlessMTG and we will get to your question on air!   Flashback: Brought Back   Brought Back for a land and another card is slick, and Brought Back for two lands is the slickest. But the resulting decks necessarily end up being white-based control, and graveyard-reliant on top of that. As great as Brought Back is, the ceiling for this card may just prove to be too low.   Bant Midrange v1: 8-7 leagues, functional but weaker than Karn version   Bant Midrange v2: 4-6 leagues, stronger, but still needs improvement   Sun Titan Control (fincown, 5-3 Modern Challenge): 3-2 league, solid but hard work   Abzan Shadow (cavedan, test deck): Brought Back maybe worse than Unearth here   Listener-submitted decks with Brought Back:   White Amulet (blakfishy, test deck): explosive but fragile   Eternal Value (breakfast4dinner911, test deck): needs more disruption   BW Smallpox (Matt Young, test deck): interesting planeswalker angle   Brew Session: Yawgmoth   Monoblack Yawgmoth (Sketch)   Yawgmoth Evolution (Sketch)   Yawgmoth Zombies (Nick Vallas)   Other lists referenced:   Unearth Zombies (zorloth, 6-3 Modern Challenge)   4c Yawgmoth (TheWillHallExp, 5-0 league)   Sultai Aristocrats (visitor636, 5-0 league)   Mardu Pyromancer (MisterKite, 5-0 league)   Jund Superfriends (lucky_dragon, 5-0 league)   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com        
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Brought Back, Real Smooth
1563566761Faithless Brewing
Brought Back, Real Smooth
Faithless Brewing, Episode 12: Brought Back   Core Set 2020's Brought Back took a star turn during our Lotus Field deep dive a couple weeks ago. So naturally, we Brought it Back for another chance at Modern glory, this time as the featured build-around. Part ramp, part card draw, part reanimation, Brought Back offers a little bit of everything. The only catch? You have to play white. Dave has some ideas, but what did we miss?   Spice Roundup: New Takes on Old Favorites   The wicked Bridge is dead, so it is time for the brewers to come out to play. Spicy decks are everywhere in the 5-0 league results, including some nice takes on cards we have previously explored.   Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner   Kiora's Dragons (Damon): 2-3 Modern Invitational, powerful but sideboard has "leaky bucket" problem   Niv-Mizzet Reborn   Glittering Niv (lan2_13, 5-0 league): six dorks, 4 Glittering Wish, light on green sources   Rainbow Snow (Jiggywiggy, 5-0 league): 10 snow basics + Astrolabe, no Pillar of Paruns   Force of Virtue     WR Loxobots (Erks, 5-0 league)     Oketra's Monument (Rebus8, 5-0 league)     Zoo Squad (jjenson187, 5-0 league; Hybrid7, 5-0 league)     Flashback: Crashing Footfalls   We hoofed it through a few leagues with Crashing Footfalls, trying out multiple strategies for getting the rhinos into play. The card was quite powerful in a number of shells, but in the end there could only be one winner of the Rhino Rumble.   UR Rhinos (KyFly1): 4-6 test leagues, strong but narrow in scope     Restore Rhinos (Jakesbaked): 5-0 test league, felt more versatile against a wide field     BR Free (Dzy): 1-4 test league, fragile and very hard to cast Footfalls     Temur Ascendancy (SvenSveeterSven, 5-0 league)   Brew Session: Brought Back   Bant Brought Back (Sketch)     Naya Landfall (Sketch)   If you have a list with Brought Back, or suggestions for one of our builds, we would love to hear from you! Send us your build and we may feature it on next week's episode of the cast.   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com  
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Maro's Drive to Work
#664: Milling
1565964300Mark Rosewater
#664: Milling
In this podcast, I talk about the history of Magic's oldest alternate-win condition.
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#663: Modern Horizons Cards, Part 4
1565964000Mark Rosewater
#663: Modern Horizons Cards, Part 4
This is part four of a four-part series on card-by-card design stories from Modern Horizons.
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#662: Modern Horizons Cards, Part 3
1565359500Mark Rosewater
#662: Modern Horizons Cards, Part 3
This is part three of a four-part series on card-by-card design stories from Modern Horizons.
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#661: Power Level
1565359200Mark Rosewater
#661: Power Level
In this podcast, I talk all about power level. I describe what it is and how it impacts how we make Magic cards.
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#660: Modern Horizons Cards, Part 2
1564754700Mark Rosewater
#660: Modern Horizons Cards, Part 2
This is part two of a four-part series on card-by-card design stories from Modern Horizons.
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Maro's Blogatog
Have been seeing a lot of hate for Ixalan in the comments to your "never return to" post. Kinda sad, since I found the world being a flavour hit! Where is it on Rabiah scale currently?
1566026846Mark Rosewater
Have been seeing a lot of hate for Ixalan in the comments to your "never return to" post. Kinda sad, since I found the world being a flavour hit! Where is it on Rabiah scale currently?
Ixalan is probably a 6.
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Will the existance of historic bleed into standard design at all?
1566026107Mark Rosewater
Will the existance of historic bleed into standard design at all?
I assume we’ll do more batching.
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shivandragonhorde asked: Do you prefer ice cubes or crushed ice in your water? "Either is fine." -- Do you ever stop to think just how much general personal detail you have cataloged just by answering questions here?
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shivandragonhorde asked: Do you prefer ice cubes or crushed ice in your water? "Either is fine." -- Do you ever stop to think just how much general personal detail you have cataloged just by answering questions here?
I assume quite a bit.
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Could Phyrexian mana and regular mana be in the mana cost of the same card hypothetically?
1566026052Mark Rosewater
Could Phyrexian mana and regular mana be in the mana cost of the same card hypothetically?
Hypothetically.
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Could flip cards be reprinted as DFCs or is there cards the specifically care about transformed cards that prevent this?
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Could flip cards be reprinted as DFCs or is there cards the specifically care about transformed cards that prevent this?
Flip cards and double-faced cards work differently, so you can’t reprint one as the other.
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