Announcement: Patreon Goal Achieved and a Partnership

I just wanted to take a brief break from my Saturday morning activities to share some exciting news. Announcement 1 My unofficial Patreon goal of $100 for the month of February has been met.  This means that for this month’s giveaway, we will be increasing the top prize immensely. Not only does the premium winner get to win a Mini Battle-Box, but that lucky Patron is also going to receive a beautiful handmade deck box made from a wonder artist and friend of the site, Spencer Baumgarten. Because my Patreon Partners are the best around, I am also going to

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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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Announcement: Standard League

I am excited to announce that we will be hosting our first Standard League, starting on Monday, March 6th. This league will be held using the Xmage client.  We have partnered with Pucatrade.com to offer prizes for this league. The points are from my personal stash, as Puca has a commitment to no longer generate more points for free. This league will run 8 weeks, and then there will be a TOP 8 playoff at the end. This is a FREE tournament, with prizes paid out in Puca Points.  Each ‘season’ the prizes will vary. For the first season, 1st

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Decknology: Standard – GW Humans

I was in a weird place with standard, coming off of Gameday weekend, and a mediocre performance in the Standard events, as discussed in my Game Day Decknology article.  I had two serviceable decks that had potential to be strong, but they really didn’t speak to my play style. Both of these decks were fun to play but I wasn’t overly passionate about either of them. I messaged a testing buddy to discuss plans for the evening, and he told me about his new Standard. Then he asked me, “What do you actually need to want to play Standard.” I thought on

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