Magic Ruling: Shocking the Crew

January 4, 2018

It’s been a while since we last discussed the Crew keyword ability, so it’s time for a quick refresher.

At the start of your turn, you control Fell Flagship. You have Daring Saboteur in hand.

Your opponent is at 3 …

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Magic Ruling: Death’s Shadow Lingers

December 29, 2017

Your opponent has a life total of 11 and controls Death’s Shadow, which is currently a 2/2 Avatar creature.

You cast Volcanic Fallout.

Does the Death’s Shadow die?


Unfortunately for you, No.

The reason for this is State-Based Actions

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Evolution of a Deck: Esper Stockpile

Deck building in Magic: the Gathering is an art form.

By that, I mean deckbuilding takes time, and is often something you struggle with. The first few times you play a new brew, you’ll probably lose. A lot. That’s what …

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Ring in the New Year with a Party (Game)

December 27, 2017

In my opinion, the perfect New Year’s celebration involves a few friends, a shelf of board games, and some laughs until the strike of Midnight… and then more games until around 2:00AM.

If you enjoy a like-spirited New Year, you …

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

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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