Strictly Short: Legally Buying Puca Points VS. Buying Cards

I recently realized how lucky I have been with PucaTrade. I have received a lot of the cards that I need from other PucaTraders. This has left me with very few valuable cards to trade away for points. Thus, I started thinking about new ways to get the most bang for my buck as I refilled my PP. I must acknowledge that, if you break the PucaTrade Terms of Service, you can purchase PucaPoints from other members. I do not condone this practice. It was clear to me that buying PP from another user would be a bad idea. It 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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Drafting Level Up – BREAD Theory

Recently, I was discussing my recent draft level up article with a friend, and we began to hash out more ideas for articles.  We started talking about his current draft, where he was passed 4 copies of  and opened a . The two of us went back and forth about our personal drafting theory and how we value cards.  As I was explaining my approach, he said ‘So you use BREAD theory?’ I had no idea what he meant by this since I’d never heard anyone talk about it.  He told me to go home and look it up so I could write about it because it would

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Strictly Level Up – Brewing a Competitive Deck

One of my favorite parts of playing this game is brewing my own decks.  Admittedly over the past few sets, there’s been little incentive to brew.  With WoTC’s recent Emrakul, Reflector Mage and Looter Scooter bannings Standard has really opened up. When you add the release of Aether Revolt, no one knows what could happen with the format. There’s a time and place for playing the best list out there, but right now the time is ripe for playing a rogue home brew. Instead of doing a cookie cutter article – listing four to five untested deck lists with a pile of cards

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