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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Game Day Decknology

A few weeks ago in my article Strictly Level Up – Brewing a Competitive Deck I discussed my process for brewing a competitive deck and started the shell for what I thought could be a contender in the new world of Standard after Aether Revolt. At the time of writing that article, the list was very rough and looked like this.  After playing between 30 and 40 matches with this list I hammered out a finalized list of 75. The new list added  and .  Thalia is amazing to slow down other aggro decks, put our control opponents a turn behind on mana, and

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