Five Uncommons to Watch for at Core Set 2019 Prerelease

July 6, 2018

We made it! Core Set 2019 Prerelease is upon us, and it’s time to break out the angels, wizards, demons, goblins and elves that will fill out our decks for the year to come. Before we open packs and build …

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Magic Ruling: Interrupting the Catastrophe

June 29, 2018

This week, we’re going back to a basic idea, but one that’s always worth a refresher—and we’ll use a new card from the upcoming Core Set 2019 to illustrate it.

Our opponent controls a Tattered Mummy. They then cast Demon …

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Game Spotlight: Squirrel or Die

June 22, 2018

It’s time to Squirrel or Die!

This absurd memory game will put you in the shoes of a squirrel as the impending chill of Winter approaches. It’s up to you to hoard goodies for yourself and hide traps for your …

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Magic Ruling: Rescuing the Sagas!

Let’s talk Saga timings!

We control a Rite of Belzenlok, a Saga card whose third chapter ability reads, “Create a 6/6 black, Demon creature token with flying, trample, and ‘At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice another creature. If you …

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Magic Ruling: How Low Can You Go?

June 14, 2018

This week’s ruling recipe is simple, yet spicy.

We control Aetherflux Reservoir, Gideon of the Trials, and Gideon’s Emblem stating that “As long as you control a Gideon planeswalker, you can’t lose the game and your opponents can’t win the …

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Magic Ruling: Squee Meets his Match

June 8, 2018


We control a Courser of Kruphix, so the top card of our library is revealed to be Squee, the Immortal.

We also control a Bomat Courier, which we declare as an attacker now, sending Squee into exile face down.…

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Five Rings: An Honorable Game

May 29, 2018

There are a lot of reasons to play games. To laugh, to think, to keep your hands busy, to justify heavy drinking, oh… and to win. When I picked up Legend of the Five Rings from Fantasy Flight Games,

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May 10, 2018

Howdy stranger, first time in Sacremento? What’s that, trouble on your way in? Oh, some gremlins caused some mischief and the train bringing you in broke down….Welcome the Weird West my friend, get back to me when a Wendigo is …

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Award Winning Radio

May 6, 2018

One of the most-fun things I get to do is be “the voice” of the Board Game Barrister on the radio.  I’ve recorded fun spots for contests, supported public radio on WUWM (I don’t get to record these myself, alas), …

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Torg Eternity

April 25, 2018

It was over twenty five years ago when Torg came crashing into my life. It was when role playing games were at their peak, for me personally. I played in five or more games every week and Torg quickly found …

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