EDHPSA: Oblivion Ring is not removal

Greetings, Average MtGers! I’m back with another PSA today, and I’d like to discuss why I do not consider effects like to be removal. Before you voice all those thoughts running through your mind, yes I concede there are caveats to this; we’ll talk about caveats down the line. But overall, I do not count these cards as removal when building my decks. “Don’t worry everyone….I’ll be back.” We have seen several iterations of over the years (though I feel a bit bad not giving credit to ), and each card has seemed less powerful than before. I’m speaking of

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Strictly Eternal 101 – The Balance

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again and we’re here to talk about Balancing Acts of the 1500’s! Well, actually, no we’re not. But that would be kind of cool, don’t you think? No, this time we’re here to talk about the real balance between this silly little game and the dreaded notion of real life. Yes, I know this is not totally Eternal MTG related, but hey, it’s still important to talk about. It can be very easy to be 100% invested in Magic at all times. There’s so much content out there to devour that it can be very simple

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Best Practices: Artist Signed Cards (Through the Mail)

If you’ve seen me around the PucaTrade Discord server, or our very own Patron-exclusive server under the moniker DankMeme, it will quickly become clear that I am a huge collector of artist proofs, artist-signed cards, and artist-altered cards. The art of Magic is what originally got me into the game, my first card being the alternate art foil Thorn Elemental that was in the 7th Edition starter computer game. This article explains how to get your cards signed through the mail, and proper etiquette when working with the artists. If you don’t have a GP near you, and traveling would

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Strictly Short – Sideboarding Tips

With the announcement that I will be hosting a Standard League starting in a few weeks, I felt it would be useful to share some lessons I’ve learned about creating a sideboard for an event. I started outlining a comprehensive sideboarding guide, but decided for the sake of the upcoming league, I would write this short covering just the highlights that could help players immediately, and then circle back to the comprehensive guide when there was more time for research and vetting of concepts and theories. Evaluate the sideboard of my decks prior to every event. I treat my sideboard as

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