Strictly Modern – 5c Humans

Since playing in the SCG Open in Charlotte earlier this year, I have been fighting to find my correct deck to play in Modern.  I showed up to the event with Grixis and was wholly unprepared for the wide variety of decks.  I dropped from the event at 4-3. My four wins were versus decks I had tested against. My 3 losses were against decks that I had never even seen before; I simply had no idea how they worked. My lack of experience in the format was quickly made evident to me. That Saturday I sold off some key

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Re-evaluating My Modern Choices

The last time I checked in I was preparing for the SCG Open in Charlotte, over a month and a half ago.  I was undecided, between Grixis Shadow, and Revolt Zoo.  I decided to play Grixis Shadow, since I knew the deck inside and out, and I’d logged many hours playing it. I spent a couple of days leading up to the event finalizing my list, and was super excited to play in my first big Modern event. I had a rough outing, since I was new to the format, and playing Shadow proved to be challenging. I had no idea

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Strictly Learns Modern – Esper Transcendent Decknology

Those who are among my closest Magic confidants will be the first to tell you that I’ve struggled for a long time to get interested in Modern. I’ve given half-hearted efforts to build decks that I felt were interesting but inevitably, for one reason or another, I disliked them.  I ‘ve been bombarded from many angles, being told that all I needed to do was find a deck, stick with it, and learn it.  The problem I’ve found is that in order to stick with a deck, I need to be passionate about playing it.  I need to sit up for

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