Strictly Eternal 101 – So Wait, You Wanted to Play Magic?

Howdy folks! It’s Joe again and we’re here with a look into Solitaire: The Early Years Before Things Got Weird. Or rather, a little Legacy! This week we’re diving into a deck that has been a long-time deck in the Legacy format, but is only just now getting back into the swing of things with and gone, due to the fact that is also seeing less play. This deck does one of my favorite things in all of Magic in that it draws cards. And I mean lots and lots of cards. It does this under the pretense that your opponent likely isn’t

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The post-Pro Tour M19 Standard Check-in

It was quite a great adventure riding the Pro Tour merry-go-round of top performing decks, hype train hyperbole from the r/Spikes forums, Pro’s taking to Twitter, and #mtgfinance buyouts.  However, the most interesting thing to come out of the Pro Tour is the newly established meta-game! In the post-Pro Tour Magic Online decklist dumps from August 9th and August 13th, it seemed like the darlings of the night were continuing strong as several different configurations of both Red-x Aggro and Green-x Stompy appear throughout both postings.  We also see multiple configurations of the highly controversial Turbo Fog deck, featuring a

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The Nexus of Standard at Pro Tour 25th Anniversary

Pro Tour 25th Anniversary weekend came at us with a level of hype that we haven’t seen in years.  Wizards of the Coast pulled out all the stops, bringing us the first ever Team Trios Constructed Pro Tour event.  They also brought in some of eSports top names to compete in the Silver Showcase event which benefits a great charity in Child’s Play.  There were 14 rounds of Legacy, Modern and Standard to watch the best of the best battle it out for their chance at fame and glory. At least that’s what they wanted you to think.  Tuning in

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A New Format? It’s Possible.

Hello Magic players. I hope you all had a great weekend, and enjoyed watching the Pro Tour (or were lucky enough to go to GenCon). Today I wanted to take an opportunity to talk about one of the possibilities for the future of Magic: the Gathering, and that is a new format. There are two theories I will cover here so let’s dig in. Magic: the Gathering has several formats for competitive play. It’s oldest (Vintage, originally called Type 1), and second oldest (Standard, originally called Type 2) have been on the extreme ends of accessibility during the game’s 25

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