Strictly Eternal 101 – To Wish Upon a Shift

Aloha, my friends, and welcome to yet another edition of Shake and Bake: California’s Tectonic Plates! This week we’re gonna go deep, and actually discuss a deck that’s near and dear to me, the archetype I adore so much that I even started the subreddit for it. I’m talking of course, about Nic Fit. Nic Fit revolves around two central cards: and . The name of the deck actually stems from the deck designer listening to the song by Sonic Youth while he was creating the original deck. It has just kind of… stuck. Nic Fit presents a unique take

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A Lesson in Preparation: The Game Room Standard PPTQ Story

It was a chilly Sunday morning in Sacramento. I wanted to get a workout in before the PPTQ, but that meant getting up early…and getting my kids up early. I’m no longer sure which is the more difficult task. (Although, let’s be honest, my wife did 95% of the work getting the kids up and ready). After a couple cups of coffee (gotta hydrate pre-workout, right?) my wife and I got the kids loaded up and off to the gym.  We put in a good hour-long workout, I got the blood flowing, and was feeling good.  A quick stop at

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DankShort: Talking Trivia Part 4

Welcome to Part 4! In the words of Mario, “here we go!” Legions (2003) Only creatures were printed in Legions. No enchantments, sorceries, or artifacts. Scourge (2003) The card was originally from a rejected “You Make the Card” competition submission. 8th Edition (2003) 8th Edition introduced a new card frame. While retaining some elements of the original frame, such as texturing, the new look was cleaner overall and remained in place until the release of Magic 2015. Mirrodin (2003) The art by Dan Scott was done in the likeness of Jen Thoren as his Magic Invitational card. Darksteel (2004) was

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EDH IMHO: Killin’ it

I mulled down to six, begrudgingly satisfied with my starting hand. Four lands, but all three of my colors, with a and a . (If you’re in blue and you’re not running Recurring Insight…re-examine your life.) As far as the hand goes: Not bad, not great. If I can get to six mana, I’m golden.   Oh wait, I started with six cards; I get to scry. Maybe I’ll get some help. I go to scry, and I see my girl…. Hello, beautiful. Suddenly I’m excited. I’m gonna get there. It’s gonna be all right. Oracle is awesome and…. My friend

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