An Old School evening

Old. School. Magic. For anyone who plays the game, it brings you back to the beginning or your Magic journey, whenever that may be. Similar to the music you listened to in high school that you will consider to be ‘classic’ for the rest of your life (for me, it’s Weezer’s Blue album; as an aside about getting old I have found that actual ‘classic’ music stations play the songs that I remember best from those years), the cards that you first learned the game and played with hold a special place in your memories. I began playing when I

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Best Budget Casual Silver-Bordered Cards: Artifacts

By Puggernaut The time is perfect for collecting spicy cards from the Unglued and Unhinged sets. Unstable looming over the horizon means there will soon be increased interest in silver-bordered deliciousness. Which means you can grab the goodies from the other Un-sets before they become good trade bait. But rather than waste your time with all the random bulk (I’m calling you out, and ), you can target the cards that will bring fun to your gaming group. Fortunately, many of the silver-bordered cards are low in value. You don’t have to aim for expensive charmers like or , since

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How do I get in to EDH?

You’ve heard stories about crazy play interactions primarily based on cards you had to look up. You see the players at the side tables playing games with 4 or more people all at once, each with an over-sized deck, and it looks like they’re having a blast. Now you want to try it out, and join in the fun! The time has come to build your very own Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH) deck. Are you wondering how to tackle a format which includes almost all of Magic’s card pool, and has it’s own “social contract”? Well, let’s break it down a bit.

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Battling with a Box

A very good friend of mine, and supporter of this site, Jonathan Medina recently published two articles at Gathering Magic about a casual format that he’s delving into, BATTLE BOX. His first piece, A Boy and His Box: Hello World is a well-written introduction to the format. Jon’s second article A Boy and His Box: What’s In the Box? outlines his particular flavor of Battle Box which is a Commander box. Although I was inspired by his articles to look into the format, I’m admittedly very new when it comes to Commander of any variant. I don’t know what goes into a good

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