Bringing Magic to Life — Suspending Annihilation

Hiya Planeswalkers! Kya here, enjoying the New Year so far and hoping everyone else is too! This last pre-release of Rivals of Ixalan was a great way to start out another year of slinging cardboard! I hope those who participated in the pre-release had great pulls as well! Today we’re going to continue with our […]

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Burning Inquiry — Taking a Break from Magic

We’ve all been there. At some point this game which once inspired such lustful joy becomes a frustrating grind. Somewhere between the reserved list and the banned list, netdecking and token promos, boundless infinite combos and constricting real-life circumstances; it is here that players must reconsider the spaces for Magic: The Gathering in their lives. […]

#azorius, #black, #blue, #casual, #chronatog, #deckbuilding, #ishai ojutai dragonspeaker, #izzet, #kraum ludevic's opus, #rakdos, #red, #vial smasher the fierce, #white Read More »

Burning Inquiry — The Cult of Ludevic and Sidar Kondo

I was involved in a cult once. Usually quite a calculated and reasonable man, one day I learned it was the will of Zedruu that I must submit to. Of course things began harmlessly enough: It is the will of Zedruu that you have… this Pentad Prism. It is no longer burdened by counters. Enjoy. I will be […]

#blue, #green, #izzet, #ludevic necro-alchemist, #red, #selesnya, #sidar kondo of jamuraa, #white, #zedruu the greathearted Read More »

Ultra Budget Brews — Tibor and Lumia

Welcome back to Ultra Budget Brews, the article series that builds EDH decks where every card costs less than $1. Up to this point, the decks I brewed for this column are ones that I personally owned and played. Writing about these decks was fairly easy, because I had a decent amount of real world […]

#archetype of imagination, #blue, #budget, #charisma, #deckbuilding, #dismiss into dream, #gravitational shift, #izzet, #metallurgic summonings, #neko-te, #red, #sphinx-bone wand, #sword of kaldra, #tibor and lumia, #willbreaker, #young pyromancer Read More »

Commander Showdown — The Locust God vs Niv-Mizzet

A Plague of Locusts Upon Your House Hour of Devastation is almost upon us, and there are some awesome preview cards on the horizon. We’ve seen Theros gods and Amonkhet gods before, but we’ve never seen plague gods. Scorpions and scarabs are terrifying, but the one that frightens me most is The Locust God. This giant insect will […]

#blue, #combo, #curiosity, #hour of hevastation, #infinite, #izzet, #laboratory maniac, #mana echoes, #niv-mizzet the firemind, #purphoros god of the forge, #red, #shared animosity, #the locust god Read More »

Partner Focus — Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus

Just for fun, try going into an IKEA, buying a few things at random, then dumping all the parts in one pile and throwing away the instructions. See what you come up with, Ludevic-style. Kraum. Two heads. Three arms. Ten eyes? When it comes to body parts: waste not, want not. For starters, Kraum, Ludevic’s Opus is […]

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EDH Benchwarmers — Niv Mizzet, the Firemind

Oooooh, the Firemind. What, am I supposed to be afraid of this guy? Niv-Mizzet is a massive dweeb and we all know it. He may look like a super rad dragon with wicked cool frill-things around his head and very intimidating wings and everything, but NM is really just a super nerd, and not even […]

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Singleton Guild Wheel — Nivvy’s Burning Gnats

This article is part 8 of a 10-part series covering the Singleton Guild Wheel Project, a 10-deck project where there is only a single copy of any non-basic land among the 10 decks. Each deck uses the color combination of a different Ravnican guild. The methodology is introduced here and expanded upon each week by featuring […]

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Partner Focus — Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist

Who knew that necromancy didn’t need the color black? I didn’t know that. Apparently, if you add alchemy then you can raise those dead bodies Gitaxian-style, with strange mixtures and fluids and not a single ritual sacrifice to be seen. Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist is an odd character. He can potentially help any player on the board […]

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Underdog’s Corner, Round — Arjun, the Shifting Flame

This article is round 1 of the Underdog’s Corner, a series spotlighting various lesser-used commanders and their place in the format. Each article I will make the argument for a single commander that I believe deserves to see more play as well as highlighting key cards and synergies. Hello, everyone! My name is Mason, and […]

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