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Wizards of the Coast
MTG Arena: State of the Game – October 2019
1571392802By Wizards of the Coast
MTG Arena: State of the Game – October 2019
With the October update, we're reprioritizing bug fixes and performance improvements to make MTG Arena the best it can be. Read more
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Announcing Mystery Booster
1571220184By Blake Rasmussen
Announcing Mystery Booster
Announcing the most mysterious of boosters. Read more
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Throne of Eldraine Teaser
1571211001By Seb McKinnon
Throne of Eldraine Teaser
Bring digital versions of Magic's best artwork home with quality, high-resolution images uploaded weekly to use as the wallpaper or background for your computer, tablet, or phone. Read more
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Announcing Unsanctioned
1571052397By Wizards of the Coast
Announcing Unsanctioned
Announcing Unsanctioned! It's unbelievable. Unusual. Unique. And it's unfathomably fun! Read more
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Game Night 2019 Decklists
1571038201By Blake Rasmussen
Game Night 2019 Decklists
The new Game Night releases November 16 with five new decks—and five brand-new cards! Read more
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MTGNexus
Inaugural Magic Pumpkin Carving Contest
1571410800Feyd_Ruin
Inaugural Magic Pumpkin Carving Contest
The Inaugural Magic Pumpkin Carving Contest is here! For the next 13 days, anyone can enter the contest, celebrate magic, show off their creations, and have a chance at earning unique prizes! Entering is easy and open to everyone, so read on.
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Weekly Random Brew #5: Wandering Champion
1571324400DialMforMara
Weekly Random Brew #5: Wandering Champion
This week's random brew card takes us back to Fate Reforged, and offers us a split path that poetically reflects the two realities we see within its block. Wandering Champion is also one of the few white cards that can offer card filtering, which will inevitably lead to interesting design.
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Weekly Random Brew #4: Ray of Revelation
1570719600DialMforMara
Weekly Random Brew #4: Ray of Revelation
This week's random brew is a throwback from Innistrad. Ray of Revelation offers a very open canvas, and DialMforMara delves across all four of the plane's sets to build her brew.
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The Nexus Community Draft is Beginning
1570287600Void Nothing
The Nexus Community Draft is Beginning
A beloved tradition has come to MTGNexus! We have now launched the Nexus Community Draft, where players can hone their card evaluation and draft skills.
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Morgane's Eldraine Commander Review
1570201200Morganelefay
Morgane's Eldraine Commander Review
Throne of Eldraine just released, and there's a deluge of new legendary creatures and potential Commander goodies. Morganelefay takes a deep dive into the set, examining the potentials and offering his seasoned opinion. Read on to make sure you didn't overlook a hidden gem.
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TCGPlayer
MCV Predictions and Analysis, by Brian Braun-Duin
1571414520Brian Braun-Duin
MCV Predictions and Analysis, by Brian Braun-Duin
Golos and green are already the winners of Mythic Championship V. Before he competes, Brian shares his predictions for the event.
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Solving Standard - Blue Dredge, by Seth Manfield
1571414460Seth Manfield
Solving Standard - Blue Dredge, by Seth Manfield
Okay, it's not technically Dredge - but it is a self-mill deck with Narcomoeba and Creeping Chill. Watch Seth Manfield recur Arclight Phoenix like Standard-legal Vengevines.
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Up-and-Coming Modern Decks (for a Post-Ban Format?), by Adam Yurchick
1571328120Adam Yurchick
Up-and-Coming Modern Decks (for a Post-Ban Format?), by Adam Yurchick
Adam explores the newest innovations in Modern. If Monday's B&R announcement touches Modern, these decks could benefit the most.
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Five Standard Cards That Wizards Could Ban on Monday, by Nick Prince
1571328060Nick Prince
Five Standard Cards That Wizards Could Ban on Monday, by Nick Prince
Field of the Dead isn't the only format-warping card in Standard. Nick outlines the cases against five cards Wizards could ban on Monday.
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Mythic Championship V Breakdown, by Yoman5
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Mythic Championship V Breakdown, by Yoman5
What can we expect at Mythic Championship V? Yoman5 is back with a bonus article breaking down the players' decklists.
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Channel Fireball
Throne of Eldraine Aggro Update and Q&A
1571421604Limited Resources
Throne of Eldraine Aggro Update and Q&A
This week on Limited Resources, Marshall and Luis follow up on the aggro discussion from last week and also answer your questions! The post Throne of Eldraine Aggro Update and Q&A appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Announcing Team CFB
1571414478Luis Scott-Vargas
Announcing Team CFB
ChannelFireball is officially launching an esports team, and today Hall of Famer LSV introduces the star-studded roster of Team CFB. The post Announcing Team CFB appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Once Upon a Vine in Modern
1571412634Gabriel Nassif
Once Upon a Vine in Modern
You can't keep a good Vine down - Vengevine is back, and today Gabe breaks down the CrabVine decks that have taken Modern by storm! The post Once Upon a Vine in Modern appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Grixis Ninjas – Legacy | Channel Mengucci
1571410883Andrea Mengucci
Grixis Ninjas – Legacy | Channel Mengucci
Very few tribes in Magic are as unique as Ninjas, and today Mengucci demonstrates the power of Ninja deception in Legacy! The post Grixis Ninjas – Legacy | Channel Mengucci appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Brainstorm Brewery: If You Liked It, Then You Should Have Put a Sleeve On It
1571386211Brainstorm Brewery
Brainstorm Brewery: If You Liked It, Then You Should Have Put a Sleeve On It
Corbin, DJ, and Jason are back and talking Finance 101, Pauper, and power creep this week. The post Brainstorm Brewery: If You Liked It, Then You Should Have Put a Sleeve On It appeared first on ChannelFireball - Magic: The Gathering Strategy, Singles, Cards, Decks.
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Hipsters of the Coast
MTG Arena Crashes Affect Some Mythic Championship V Matches
1571455796David McCoy
MTG Arena Crashes Affect Some Mythic Championship V Matches
The game was crashing on the tournament machines both before and during the event. The post MTG Arena Crashes Affect Some Mythic Championship V Matches appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Bant Golos Dominates Day 1 of Mythic Championship V
1571453502David McCoy
Bant Golos Dominates Day 1 of Mythic Championship V
But there's a larger problem—only three decks that didn't play Green made Day 2. The post Bant Golos Dominates Day 1 of Mythic Championship V appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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The Command Zone Launches Kickstarter for Game Knights’ 2020 Season
1571412460David McCoy
The Command Zone Launches Kickstarter for Game Knights’ 2020 Season
Wong and Lee Kwai want to raise at least $60,000 to help cover the production costs of Magic's most popular show. The post The Command Zone Launches Kickstarter for Game Knights’ 2020 Season appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Eric’s Crab Shack Baby!
1571410851Pat Euglow
Eric’s Crab Shack Baby!
This week Pat and Jerry sit down with Eric Freytag (@SamuraiFunn) of Pucatrade. The post Eric’s Crab Shack Baby! appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Ib Nation Stand Up
1571407240Ryan Sainio
Ib Nation Stand Up
The legendary Goblin Tactician persists through time. The post Ib Nation Stand Up appeared first on Hipsters of the Coast.
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Star City Games
SCG Indianapolis By The Numbers, by Mox Insights
Star City Games
SCG Indianapolis By The Numbers, by Mox Insights
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How does Modern look in the wake of the Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting bannings? Let Mox Insights show you the way with stats and analysis, just in time for SCG Regionals!
Modern Indy Superstars!, by VS Live!
Star City Games
Modern Indy Superstars!, by VS Live!
Corey Baumeister and Ross Merriam battle with top-performing decks from SCG Indianapolis ahead of SCG Regionals, from graveyard strategies to big mana, combo, and beyond
Introducing Mardu Stoneblade, by Gerry Thompson
Star City Games
Introducing Mardu Stoneblade, by Gerry Thompson
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After Faithless Looting was banned in Modern, Gerry Thompson felt adrift. No more! Today he showcases Mardu Stoneblade, the next generation of GerryT-style Mardu decks, and how to sideboard with it at SCG Regionals!
Why Esper Control Is Ready To Stop Urza's Dominance In Modern, by Shaheen Soorani
Star City Games
Why Esper Control Is Ready To Stop Urza's Dominance In Modern, by Shaheen Soorani
All the Urza, Lord High Artificer decks in Modern have Shaheen Soorani looking for a control solution! Get his latest Esper Control list ahead of SCG Regionals!
Finding The Hidden Gems From SCG Indianapolis, by Kevin Jones
Star City Games
Finding The Hidden Gems From SCG Indianapolis, by Kevin Jones
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Looking for something offbeat yet successful to run at SCG Regionals? Kevin Jones searched the Modern decklists of SCG Indianapolis and turned up some hidden gems to share!
EDHREC
The Commander’s Quarters – Hallar, the Firefletcher | EDH Budget Deck Tech $50 | +1 Counters | Magic the Gathering | Commander
1571490014Community Spotlight
The Commander’s Quarters – Hallar, the Firefletcher | EDH Budget Deck Tech $50 | +1 Counters | 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 Hallar, the Firefletcher as our commander. Get an absurd amount of +1/+1 counters on Hallar and kick spells to burn out your opponents! ———- Support us directly, get rewards, and join The Commander’s Quarter’s community […]
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EDHRECast Ep81 – Who’s Your Target?
1571456366Community Spotlight
EDHRECast Ep81 – Who’s Your Target?
Figuring out who's the biggest threat... before the game even begins!
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The GMGC – 3 player EDH gameplay Ghired, Conclave Exile vs Thraximundar vs Lord Windgrace
1571427568Community Spotlight
The GMGC – 3 player EDH gameplay Ghired, Conclave Exile vs Thraximundar vs Lord Windgrace
Finally got a game where the edit stuck and there’s no misplays!! Watch and see the raw power of one of these decks. Which will it be??
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The Nitpicking Nerds – Ranking Every Commander Part 13 | #260-231
1571418002Community Spotlight
The Nitpicking Nerds – Ranking Every Commander Part 13 | #260-231
Another week, another 30 commanders ranked for you, the fans. Each week the cards get better and better see if you favorite commander is here! Shop with this link to support the channel (TCGPlayer): http://bit.ly/RhystheRedeemed Consider Supporting us via Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/user?u=15711695 Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/NitpickingNerds Follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/Nitpicking Nerds Music: “Digital Lemonade”, […]
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The Commander’s Quarters – Best Ramp in Commander Under $2 | EDH | Budget Ramp | Magic the Gathering
1571414408Community Spotlight
The Commander’s Quarters – Best Ramp in Commander Under $2 | EDH | Budget Ramp | Magic the Gathering
Command your budget! The Commander’s Quarters is your source for everything budget Commander! Today we go through all of the best ramp spells in Commander under $2! ———- Best Land Ramp (Noncreature): http://bit.ly/tcq_best-ramp_land Best Land Ramp (Creature): http://bit.ly/tcq_best-ramp_land-creature Best Mana Rocks: http://bit.ly/tcq_best-ramp_mana-rocks Best Auras: http://bit.ly/tcq_best-ramp_aura Best Mana Dorks: http://bit.ly/tcq_best-ramp_mana-dorks Best Mass Ramp: http://bit.ly/tcq_best-ramp_mass-ramp ———- Support […]
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Cool Stuff, Inc
Stay A While and Listen
1571410441Cull Stuff Inc
Stay A While and Listen
Ali tells the tale of his time with a Standard Bant deck featuring Chulane, Teller of Tales!
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Is Jim Davis Wrong About Planeswalkers?
1571410383Cull Stuff Inc
Is Jim Davis Wrong About Planeswalkers?
Danny breaks down Jim Davis's recent article on Planeswalkers and asks whether he's on the right track for the prominent card type!
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33 Mountains: An All-Red Team Unified Standard
1571410377Cull Stuff Inc
33 Mountains: An All-Red Team Unified Standard
Adrian explains how it's possible to for every member of his Unified Standard team can play Red!
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SCG Open Indy Report
1571410319Cull Stuff Inc
SCG Open Indy Report
Kyle breaks down his 12th place finish at the SCG Modern Classic in Indianapolis and what deck he's looking at next!
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Random Top Ten X
1571410201Cull Stuff Inc
Random Top Ten X
Abe does his tenth Random Top Ten, seeing what Gatherer has to offer and what stories he has to tell!
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MTGGoldfish
Commander Clash S7 E5: Brawl Commanders | Alela vs. Chulane vs. Korvold vs. Syr Gwyn
1571454001Tomer Abramovici
Commander Clash S7 E5: Brawl Commanders | Alela vs. Chulane vs. Korvold vs. Syr Gwyn
The crew takes the new Brawl legendary creatures out for a spin in Commander!
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Fish Five-0: Bant Fancies (Standard, Magic Arena)
1571367662TheAsianAvenger
Fish Five-0: Bant Fancies (Standard, Magic Arena)
Want to play counterspells and mill your opponents? TheAsianAvenger tries to do just that with Folio of Fancies!
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Vintage 101: Bond. FastBond.
1571367600Joe Dyer
Vintage 101: Bond. FastBond.
Joe Dyer delves into a few of the cooler Fastbond shells, including the ever popular Ziasbond!
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Instant Deck Tech: Warp World Combo (Modern)
1571328001SaffronOlive
Instant Deck Tech: Warp World Combo (Modern)
Is it possible to build a competitive Warp World deck in Modern? At least on Fishbowl Thursday it is!
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Against the Odds: Irencrag Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)
1571281200SaffronOlive
Against the Odds: Irencrag Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)
What are the odds of winning with irencrag Feat in Standard? Let's find out!
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The Vorthos Cast
85 - The Gathering Storm Ch. 11-13
1571050844The Vorthos Cast
85 - The Gathering Storm Ch. 11-13
We had a bunch of announcements this past week, but more importantly, we're back to talking about The Gathering Storm by Django Wexler! We're gonna be finishing this prequel series over the next three weeks, starting with chapters 11, 12, and 13 this week. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:01 – Announcing: Mystery Boosters Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-mystery-booster-2019-10-10 03:21 – Announcing: Unsanctioned Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/announcing-unsanctioned-2019-10-10 06:28 – Game Night Product and Eldraine Holiday Gift Bundle 08:06 – War of the Spark: Forsaken Info Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/war-spark-forsaken-2019-10-09 13:18 – The Gathering Storm Chapter 11 Link: https://mailchi.mp/7d7e870cbf60/chapter-one-the-gathering-storm-by-django-wexler-1274875 20:25 – The Gathering Storm Chapter 12 Link: https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?u=671981442a09c23d267bd602b&id=6ab57d4759 23:24 – The Gathering Storm Chapter 13 Link: https://mailchi.mp/05c539e100c1/chapter-one-the-gathering-storm-by-django-wexler-1274903 30:57 – Final Thoughts
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84 - Fairy Tales in Throne of Eldraine
1570446034The Vorthos Cast
84 - Fairy Tales in Throne of Eldraine
Throne of Eldraine has been revealed in all its flavorful glory! The set pulls from two major influences: Arthurian legend and fairy tales. This week we're diving deep into the second, discussing both the general fairy tale tropes and specific fairy tale references that appear in the set. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:53 – Ponies: The Galloping Extra Life Charity Promotion Link: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/03/magic-the-gathering-reveals-my-little-pony-crossover-set-for-charity 03:18 – Fairy Tale Tropes in Throne of Eldraine 10:14 – Specific Fairy Tales in Throne of Eldraine Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/sorcerers-apprentice-2010-07-12 38:08 – Final Thoughts
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83 - Arthurian Legends of Throne of Eldraine
1569841423The Vorthos Cast
83 - Arthurian Legends of Throne of Eldraine
Throne of Eldraine has been revealed in all its flavorful glory! The set pulls from two major influences: Arthurian legend and fairy tales. This week we're diving deep into the first, uncovering the cards that pull from specific elements of the Arthur mythology, medieval knights, and the wisps of magic that entwine the two. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:01 – MF Atlanta Recap 02:58 – Trials of Alara Comic Cancelled Link: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/09/21/idw-cancels-magic-the-gathering-chandra-the-trials-of-alara-comic-before-publication/ 03:49 – Game Night Product Cover Revealed Link: https://wpn.wizards.com/en/products/game-night-2019 04:52 – No Throne of Eldraine Art Book Link: https://twitter.com/aquelajames/status/1176238964631453696 08:12 – Arthurian Gems of Eldraine 38:31 – Final Thoughts
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Throne of Eldraine Previews: Tainted Love
1568902182The Vorthos Cast
Throne of Eldraine Previews: Tainted Love
It's time for TWO free preview cards from Throne of Eldraine! First, we have a card representing the turnstile relationships of Queen Ayara, who takes new suiters as quickly as the old ones die questing. Festive Funeral 4B Instant - C Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of cards in your graveyard. "Even as we mourn the last, we look to the next with joy. Hopefully, my new suitor will bring the Cauldron home." —Ayara, First of Locthwain Our second card sees the healing and redemption of one Garruk Wildspeaker, no longer cursed by the Chain Veil! Return of the Wildspeaker 4G Instant - R Choose one — *Draw cards equal to the greatest power among non-Human creatures you control. *Non-Human creatures you control get +3/+3 until end of turn.
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82 - The Wildered Quest
1568631646The Vorthos Cast
82 - The Wildered Quest
We've got a few quick announcements about upcoming podcast content (MF Atlanta! Week Off! Previews! Flavor Gems!), and then it's time to just dig into Kate Elliott's novel, The Wildered Quest. After brief worldbuilding notes, we cover the entire book in summaries, jokes, and reflections. If you enjoy The Vorthos Cast, consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/thevorthoscast! 01:28 – The Whole Cast Will Be at MF Atlanta This Weekend! 02:23 – We Have Two Free Preview Cards on Thursday! 02:41 – Kenrith Family Portrait & Kate Elliott Interview Link: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/portrait-kenriths-2019-09-12 03:37 – Eldraine Worldbuilding 11:17 – The Wildered Quest Summary and Discussion Link: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/634136/throne-of-eldraine-the-wildered-quest-by-kate-elliott/?pdivflag=
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Card Kingdom
How to Mulligan
1571414433Michael Rapp
How to Mulligan
Deciding when to mulligan is one of the hardest skills to develop in Magic. I, like everyone else, have found myself scratching my head and wondering if I have a functional hand whenever I look at seven cards. I have found the single biggest factor in determining if a starting hand is keepable or if I should mulligan is not ... Read More The post How to Mulligan appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Mythic Championship V: Top 10 Cards to Watch
1571241638Chantelle Campbell
Mythic Championship V: Top 10 Cards to Watch
The Mythic Championship is upon us, and we’ll be getting our first real look at competitive Standard since Throne of Eldraine was released. With Eldraine came many powerful new cards and synergies, from Planeswalkers to Food tokens. Let’s count down the Throne of Eldraine cards that will make the biggest splash at Mythic Championship V.  10. Fabled Passage A strict ... Read More The post Mythic Championship V: Top 10 Cards to Watch appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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How to Beat Golos in Standard
1571155252Tom Anderson
How to Beat Golos in Standard
Throne of Eldraine Standard has well and truly arrived, and there are all sorts of fun new cards and mechanics at play. But of course, one card from the previous set threatens to keep the entire plane of Eldraine in its shadow.  The first big Standard tournaments have looked like Romero movies, and left some players just as horrified. With ... Read More The post How to Beat Golos in Standard appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Top 10 Throne of Eldraine Commander Cards
1570809652Robby Rothe
Top 10 Throne of Eldraine Commander Cards
Throne of Eldraine has given us several new toys to play with in Commander – and not all of them are legendary creatures. A few of the cards fit seamlessly into established decks, while others may help you develop a new strategy. Here are the top 10 cards from Throne of Eldraine (not countering the Brawl decks) that you’ll want ... Read More The post Top 10 Throne of Eldraine Commander Cards appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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The Chalice 2019
1570724270Card Kingdom
The Chalice 2019
Card Kingdom and our Engage team are bringing the Magic: The Gathering community together in the spirit of giving with The Chalice! Sixteen prominent members of the Magic community will face off in a three-week-long fundraiser for SeriousFun Children’s Network, culminating in a day-long tournament hosted at Mox Boarding House Bellevue and streamed at twitch.tv/cardkingdom on Sunday, October 27. Our ... Read More The post The Chalice 2019 appeared first on Card Kingdom Blog.
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Quiet Speculation
Lessons Learned from SCG Indi and ELD Part 1/2
1571160749Sam Lowe
Lessons Learned from SCG Indi and ELD Part 1/2
SCG Indi was an important week both for Sam and for Magic at large. Check in with Sam here to find out what he learned over the weekend and what lies ahead.
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Why MTG Finance Exacerbates My Smartphone Addiction
1571050811Sigmund Ausfresser
Why MTG Finance Exacerbates My Smartphone Addiction
Sig has recently accepted the fact that he has a problem: he's spending too much time on his smartphone, ignoring the world around him. This week, Sig uses Jeremy's Grab Bag sale as a case study as he explores ways to cut down on time wasted on MTG finance.
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QS Insider Cast – Throne of Eldraine Release Week
1570966086Christopher O'Berry
QS Insider Cast – Throne of Eldraine Release Week
Join Chris Martin, Sam Lowe, and Chris O'Berry as they jump into Throne of Eldraine's impact on Standard, Modern, and EDH going into release weekend.
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Betting on Core Set 2020
1570791600Adam Yurchick
Betting on Core Set 2020
drawn from dreams core 2020Core Set 2020 was lost in the shuffle this summer, and Adam explains why that makes it a great speculation opportunity this fall.
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Throne of Eldraine Specs to Keep an Eye on
1570791579Patrick Lienemann
Throne of Eldraine Specs to Keep an Eye on
Pat makes his timely return with an examination on what he believes are the key cards in Throne of Eldraine Standard, plus some sleeper hits that you may be missing out on.
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Faithless Brewing
Searching for Prince Charming
1570859981Faithless Brewing
Searching for Prince Charming
Faithless Brewing, Episode 24: Charming Prince   Oko, Thief of Crowns crushed it last week. We tested five homes the new Simic walker, and the trophies just started stacking up. Sultai Faeries, Bant Okoblade, Bonecrusher Kiora, even Faeburrow Niv-Mizzet got in on the 5-0 action. 38-7 is not a normal record for our testing sessions. Was it just good luck, good decklists, or is Oko simply brok-o? What is clear at least is that the card has many hidden modes, functioning more like a six- or seven- ability walker. "Five-Oh-ko" (too much?) looks to be a multi-format staple going forward, so pick up your copies now.   Four trophies will be a tough act to follow, so this week the crew takes a crack at a more humble offering from Eldraine: the Charming Prince! Like Oko, Prince Charming offers three modes, but contextually they can feel like four or five. Versatility like that on a 2 drop is great, but the blink mode in particular has Dave's gears turning as potentially enabling broken plays. Can the young prince rescue our permanents from the enemy’s clutches, and stake his claim as a future Modern staple?     Timestamps and Decklists   Flashback: Oko, Thief of Crowns   03:45 Bant StoneBlade: 5-0 league 12:29 Shape Anew: 2-3 league 21:14 Sultai Faeries: 9-1 leagues 30:04 Bonecrusher Kiora: 17-3 leagues 39:10 Faeburrow Niv: 5-0 league   Roundup: Eldraine Week Two     51:03 SCG Team Open results 52:48 Once Upon a Time, Castle Garenbrig 54:06 Emry, Lurker of the Loch 54:56 Witching Well 55:34 Mystic Sanctuary 58:35 Gingerbrute, All that Glitters 59:24 Merchant of the Vale 59:43 Fires of Invention + Fae of Wishes 1:01:15 Fires of Invention + Savor the Moment + Mystic Sanctuary 1:04:55 Glass Casket 1:05:16 The Royal Scions 1:06:18 Drown in the Loch   Brew Session: Charming Prince     1:09:24 Charming Prince Overview 1:11:53 Sketch 1: Wr Humble Blink 1:26:37 Sketch 2: Naya Challenge   Reference lists:   Mono-W Taxes (kaosofmind): 5-0 Mono-W Emeria (Fincown): 5-0 GW Dubious Prince (k_f_chicken): 5-0   *****   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com   We rely on brewers like you to help us improve the show and bring you better content. We want to hear from you!
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Mr. Steal Your Crown: Six New Brews with Oko
1570295066Faithless Brewing
Mr. Steal Your Crown: Six New Brews with Oko
Faithless Brewing, Episode 23: Oko, Thief of Crowns   Oko, Thief of Crowns, is a mischievous trickster. He’s so devious that he tricked Wizards into printing him with three powerful abilities and a giant pile of loyalty, all for the low, low price of three mana. Already poised to dominate Standard, the crew thinks Oko will be flaunting his skills in Modern in the very near future, and Dave has six new decklists to prove it.   Also, Dan has a new article up on Arenadecklists.gg: a comprehensive Brewer’s Guide to Throne of Eldraine! Expanding on our discussions in the podcast and analyzing 65 cards across four different Top 10 lists (math checks out, right?) this article has everything you need to start brewing with one of the most exciting new releases that Modern has ever seen. You won’t want to miss it!   As always, thanks for listening!   — cavedan@FaithlessMTG   Dan’s Article: A Brewer's Guide to Throne of Eldraine https://arenadecklists.gg/2019/10/02/a-brewers-guide-to-mtgeld-in-modern/   Damon’s Tournament Results   Rainbow Niv-Mizzet (Damon): 6-2 Modern challenge, 5-0 league Brazen Cutthroat Kiki (Damon, based on kahluah777’s 5-0 list): 5-0 league   Roundup: Throne of Eldraine Week 1   Paradoxical Emry (Kevslinger): 7-1 Modern Challenge Emry Ascendancy (Rav104): 5-0 League Wishclaw EmrySword (haubidtran): 5-0 league Grixis Into the Story (aspiringspike): 5-0 league Charming Emeria (Fincown): 5-0 league   Dubious Prince (k_f_chicken): 5-0 league   Gilded Skies (internetsurfer09): 5-0 league Questing Stompy (fluffywolf2): 5-0 league Once Upon a Bogle (__matsugan): 5-0 league Glitterbrute Affinity (sandahl123): 5-0 league SnowKo Niv-Mizzet (rodebo): 5-0 league, 4-1 league   Brew Session: Oko, Thief of Crowns   Sketch #1: Sultai Faeries Sketch #2: Oko Shape Anew Sketch #3: 4c Saheeli Sketch #4: Bant OkoBlade Sketch #5: Arcades Herder Sketch #6: Faeburrow Niv-Mizzet (update: Damon notched a 5-0 with this updated list!)   Reference lists:   Bant OkoBlade (UBERMIKEYB): 3rd place, Modern Challenge 4c SnowKo Saheeli (Gab Nassif): 6-2, Modern Challenge *****   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com   We rely on brewers like you to help us improve the show and bring you better content. We want to hear from you!
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Eldraine Top Ten + Five Ways to Break Emry
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Eldraine Top Ten + Five Ways to Break Emry
Faithless Brewing, Episode 22: Emry, Lurker of the Loch   Eldraine is upon us, and Emry, Lurker of the Loch is the talk of Modern Town. In fact, we wrote an entire strategy guide for the card the very day it was spoiled. Our analysis contained one error, though: "Stoneforge Fishstick" is not the most appropriate nickname for the Lady in the Lake. Her power level warrants a more distinguished pedigree: nothing less than "Deathrite Salmon." This week, the crew unpacks five different ways to break Modern wide open with the new legendary merfolk. There's more than one way to fry a fish!   Timestamps   03:02  Niv-Mizzet Reborn (Damon): 5-2 Modern Challenge. Graveyard decks and Urza combo are currently ascendant in the metagame; plan accordingly.   Flashback: Green Week   08:57 GW Leyline Elves: 3-2 league, needs more speed and redundancy in the combo to compensate for lower overall power   14:08 Genesis Devotion (by u/Cube_): 8-7 leagues, capable of truly astonishing combo turns, but struggles to interact with other linear/degenerate decks   25:17 Unbound Devotion: 5-5 leagues, Llanowar Tribe is solid and Hydroid Krasis is capable of carrying the deck. Still struggles with the same spread of matchups as the other green devotion lists   36:17 Unbound Revelation (by u/DiogenesCane): uses Heartbeat of Spring and Finale of Revelation for a Time Spiral-like effect, as described here   41:49 "Hogaak-less Hogaak" (sketch): an attempt to graft the Saffi+Rallier combo into a Vengevine aggro shell   44:41 Rallier Combo (by Aaron Westbrook): a variant using Kaya's Ghostform for redundancy in combo pieces     Roundup: Eldraine Top Ten     51:10 (HM) Grumgully, the Generous   53:01 (HM) Witching Well   54:50 (#10) Brazen Borrower   58:57 (#9) Glass Casket   1:01:10 (#8) Wishclaw Talisman   1:05:33 (#7) Castle Garenbrig   1:10:07 (#6) The Royal Scions   1:14:50 (#5) Oko, Thief of Crowns   1:16:33 (#4) Drown in the Loch   1:18:51 (#3) Mystic Sanctuary   1:22:32 (#2) Emry, Lurker of the Loch   1:24:17 (#1) Once Upon a Time     Brew Session: Emry, Lurker of the Loch     1:29:25 The Core Emry Package   1:33:17 UrzaSword   1:33:50 Jeskai Ascendancy   1:39:12 Paradox Engine   1:41:54 Paradoxical Outcome   1:46:51 Kethis, the Hidden Hand   1:55:11 Fair Decks with Emry     Contact Us     Twitter: @FaithlessMTG     Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com     Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com     Don't forget to subscribe and leave us an iTunes review. We want to hear from you!
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Hopelessly Devoted to Green
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Hopelessly Devoted to Green
Faithless Brewing, Episode 21: Leyline of Abundance + Eldraine Previews       It's finally here: Green Week! After a long and arduous Hogaak summer, the metagame has finally slowed enough to potentially reward a strategy of flooding the battlefield with green permanents. Core 2020's Leyline of Abundance has been waiting in the wings, offering explosive starts with mana dorks, as well as a few sneaky infinite combos. Also, did somebody say two free pips for Nykthos? The crew breaks down fresh new takes on Leyline Combo, Unbound Flourishing, and Green Devotion.   Plus: a host of spicy previews from Throne of Eldraine, including bonus decklists!       Roundup: Niv-Mizzet Takes Flight       It was a big week for Niv-Mizzet Reborn, as this Faithless Brewing Original has officially ascended to Tier 2 status (at least, according to the wise sages at the Arena Decklists Podcast). But don't just take their word for it. The tournament results speak for themselves, with Niv putting up strong results at MCQs both in paper and online.       Glittering Niv (Ihavethefire): 1st place, MCQ Pittsburgh       Ramp-less Niv (Damon): 6-2 MCQ Seattle, 6-4 MTGO PTQ, 5-0 league x2       Traverse Niv (cavedan): 6-3 MTGO PTQ       Flashback: Kethis, the Hidden Hand       We'll be straight up, these decks sucked. Even Matt Nass's build could barely win a game. Not all is lost, however: the Saffi combo proved strong enough to possibly become its own version of the deck, and Emry, Lurker of the Loch means that help is on the way for dedicated Kethis Kombo.       Project Keth-eX: 3-7 practice matches, curve felt too slow, Kethis combo less well integrated than Saffi combo       Kethis "KCI" (Matt Nass, test deck): 0-5 practice matches, deck folded to everything, mana was horrendous       Emry Kethis Combo (Sam Black, test deck)       "Hogaak-less Hogaak" (test deck): re-built for speed and to maximize Saffi combo, with potential for turn 2 kill (Carrion Feeder -> Stitcher's Supplier into Unearth on Renegade Rallier, return Saffi, attack for lethal).       Throne of Eldraine Previews       Specter's Shriek (Bonus list: BW Processor Eldrazi) -- Bonecrusher Giant (Bonus list: Bonecrusher Kiora) -- Grumgully, the Generous (Bonus list: Grumgully Goblins) -- Torbran, Thane of Red Fell -- Drown in the Loch -- Faeburrow Elder -- Merchant of the Vale (Haggle) -- Irencrag Feat -- Fires of Invention -- Vantress Gargoyle -- The Magic Mirror -- The Cauldron of Eternity -- Witching Well -- Oko, Thief of Crowns (Bonus list: Faerie Foodies)     Brew Session: Leyline of Abundance       Sketch #1: GW Leyline Elves       Sketch #2: Unbound Flourishing       Sketch #3: Nissa Devotion       Sketch #4: Genesis Wave (designed by u/Cube_)       Reference lists:       Leyline Combo (PVDDR, test deck)       Leyline Combo 2 (PVDDR, test deck)       Devoted Elves (tagosaku, 5-0 league)       Bant Abundance (Jon Stern, MC B
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Eldraine Previews and Kethis in Modern
1568436133Faithless Brewing
Eldraine Previews and Kethis in Modern
Faithless Brewing, Episode 20: Kethis, the Hidden Hand   Throne of Eldraine is around the corner and the previews are coming fast and furious. Some look sweet, some look strange, and some look downright broken, including a certain strange woman lying in a pond distributing swords. That's no basis for a system of government.   In the meantime, though, we've got unfinished business with Core Set 2020. Kethis, the Hidden Hand had a surprising breakout late in the Standard season, anchoring a slick combo deck full of powerful legendaries. Modern has even more enticing options, but can this bizarre strategy withstand the transition to the lightning-fast eternal format? Or should Kethis be reimagined as the centerpiece of a midrange build? The crew has some ideas, so let's discuss!   Flashback: Kiora and Niv-Mizzet   Ramp-less Niv-Mizzet (cavedan): Top 8 SCG IQ   Ramp-less Niv-Mizzet (Ihavethefire): 12-0 Modern Playoffs   Kiora Dragons: 10-10 leagues   Kiora Eldrazi: 11-4 leagues   Bonus list: Cat Jesus Returns (sketch)   Throne of Eldraine Previews   Dave has eight spicy hot takes on exciting new contenders for Modern, and Damon and Dan are eager to prove him wrong. Plus, don't miss our in-depth written article on the most dangerous card in the set, Emry, Lurker of the Loch!   Stoneforge Fishstick: A Brewer's Guide to Emry, Lurker of the Loch   Bonus list: Emry Ascendancy (sketch)   Brew Session: Kethis, the Hidden Hand   Sketch #1: 4c Value Kethis     Sketch #2: Keth-sper Goryo's     Sketch #3: Project Keth-eX     Reference lists:   Standard Kethis Combo (Ondrej Strasky)     Kethis "KCI" (Matt Nass, test deck)   Abzan Kethis Station (yooisa, test deck)   Kethis Erayo (anonymous, test deck)   Kethis Emry Combo (Sam Black, test deck)   Contact Us   Twitter: @FaithlessMTG   Email: faithless.brewing@gmail.com   Homepage: faithlessbrewing.podbean.com   Don't forget to subscribe and leave us an iTunes review. We want to hear from you!
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Maro's Drive to Work
#682: Connecting Set & Story
1571407500Mark Rosewater
#682: Connecting Set & Story
In this podcast, I talk about what we have to do in design to make sure that the set and story align.
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#681: Math in Magic
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#681: Math in Magic
In this podcast, I talk about how Magic design involves a lot of math.
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#680: Diversity in Game Design
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#680: Diversity in Game Design
In August, I wrote an article about why diversity matters in game design. This is my podcast version of that topic.
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#679: Changing the Color Pie
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#679: Changing the Color Pie
In this podcast, I discuss when, how, and why we make changes to the color pie.
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#678: Small Talk with Sarah
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#678: Small Talk with Sarah
This is another of my mailbag podcasts where I answer all your questions. I do these with a carpool guest. Instead of "Mailbag with Matt" or "Replies with Rachel," we get the first-ever "Small Talk with Sarah" where my guest is my youngest daughter, Sarah.
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Maro's Blogatog
There's also the "unscale" which is how likely a mechanic is to show up in black border
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There's also the "unscale" which is how likely a mechanic is to show up in black border
Yeah and the Banana Scale for what I eat for lunch. Also, I was reminded of the Scale Scale about how likely a new scale is. I might have a scale problem.
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May I request a sentient hydra?
1571495937Mark Rosewater
May I request a sentient hydra?
All the heads? : )
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White can have “Destroy target nonland permanent” however correct? Or at least, White can destroy any singular nonland permanent? From my understanding, White can destroy anything except if its trying to destroy singular lands. It can only Armageddon lands, and rarely at that.
1571495907Mark Rosewater
White can have “Destroy target nonland permanent” however correct? Or at least, White can destroy any singular nonland permanent? From my understanding, White can destroy anything except if its trying to destroy singular lands. It can only Armageddon lands, and rarely at that.
The reason white doesn’t get “destroy target permanent” is it doesn’t get “destroy target land”.
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"I’ve gotten a bunch of positive responses on the math podcast. I’m not sure I have 30 more minutes that anyone but hard core math fans would enjoy listening to." But much like with un-sets maybe the audience for that podcast is there. With two a week you can afford to pair a niche product with a broader appeal product. I for one would enjoy you diving as deep as possible into "Magic Math"!
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"I’ve gotten a bunch of positive responses on the math podcast. I’m not sure I have 30 more minutes that anyone but hard core math fans would enjoy listening to." But much like with un-sets maybe the audience for that podcast is there. With two a week you can afford to pair a niche product with a broader appeal product. I for one would enjoy you diving as deep as possible into "Magic Math"!
It’s not just an issue of having 30 minutes of content. It’s have some confidence that I can make that content compelling. I’m willing to do the occasional niche podcast if I can make a strong episode. I just don’t have confidence I could do that for a second math episode.
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On what pre-established plane would we most likely see a series of 4-color legendary creatures?
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On what pre-established plane would we most likely see a series of 4-color legendary creatures?
Ravnica has had four-color creatures on it.
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