The Curative Properties of Unstable Draft, and The Greatest Spell I’ve Ever Seen Cast

December 27, 2017

On Unstable release day, I was witness to what I believe is one of the greatest spells cast in Magic: the Gathering history.  Let me set the stage.

This wasn’t any ordinary Friday Night Magic. It was Unstable release weekend. …

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Barrister Jordan’s Top Three Games of 2017

December 18, 2017

This year has shown us some really wonderful tabletop games, and I think it’s only right that I send it out with some of my favorites. If you ever see me in the store and are in need of a …

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Magic Ruling: As the Gods Crumble

December 15, 2017

You control the following:

  • The Scorpion God with a -1/-1 counter on it;
  • The enchantment, Crumbling Ashes;
  • And a 2/2 black Zombie token creature.

Your opponent controls no non-land permanents.

As your opponent’s turn ends, your three Swamps and …

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That’s a Question

December 11, 2017

Vlaada Chvátil’s new party game is easy to pass by on the shelf, but it’s actually quite a great little concoction.  The reason why “That’s a Question” is such a neatly-designed game is because it has familiar elements you may …

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Preparing for Unstable (or How to Make the Best of the Contraption-Powered Homing-Disasters Headed your Way)

December 8, 2017

Thanks to one of our regulars, David, and the clever folks on Reddit, we are now one step closer to harnessing the power of Unstable.

Check out this list of ways to prepare for the nonsense ahead! And stop in …

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Magic Ruling: Twice the Life, Twice as Nice?

December 1, 2017

This week’s ruling is simple, but worth knowing:

You control Archangel of Thune and Bishop’s Soldier.

You attack with both, and your opponent declares no blockers. Both the Archangel and the Soldier deal combat damage, meaning their lifelink abilities both

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New Artwork Featured in Iconic Masters

November 16, 2017

Iconic Masters releases tomorrow – Friday, November 17. When it arrives, we’ll explore many beloved cards from throughout Magic’s history.

Before we start cracking packs during Drafts and sealed events at Bayshore and Greenfield, I’d like to highlight some of …

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Magic Ruling: Sanctions Lifted

You control Rampaging Ferocidon.

Your opponent casts Angel of Sanctions, targeting your dino with its enter-the-battlefield effect.

In response to the Angel entering the battlefield, you attempt to cast Savage Stomp to give your Ferodicon a +1/+1 counter and have …

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Magic Ruling: Have I Said Too Much?

November 10, 2017

Let’s talk about Free Information vs. Derived Information, a concept that comes up in Competitive REL Magic events.

As an example, let’s say you’re playing in a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ). You control a Cultivator of Blades with two …

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Magic Ruling: The Power of Wits

November 2, 2017

You control the enchantment Durable Handicraft. You then cast Dawnfeather Eagle. Finally, you cast Champion of Wits from your hand and pay for the Durable Handicraft’s triggered effect to put a +1/+1 counter on the Champion.

How many cards are

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