Eric has been an avid Magic fan and player since re-discovering the game in 2012. He is a Red mage at heart but likes to confuse himself with the varying decision trees presented by mid-range and control decks from time to time. Eric plays mostly casually with his 9-year-old daughter, but manages to get out for every prerelease and a few FNM's and GP's every year. Please reach out to me on twitter @edubious Watch my Twitch stream at twitch.tv/edubious

M19 Standard Week 3

Week 3 of M19 Standard is in the books and we have a lull in the action as the Pro’s and their teams are putting in major testing hours for Pro Tour 25th Anniversary in Minneapolis next weekend.  The GP was M19 Limited and the SCG Open was Modern (not even the mixed format Team event that we got the past 2 weeks).  All we have to look to for how the meta is shaping up is the two weekly Magic the Gathering Online Standard Competitive League 5-0 decklist postings from July 23rd and July 26th, and the smaller single day

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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (M19 Standard Week 2)

OK, who broke it???  I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed… sound the bugle horns, cue the slow march of finely dressed gentlemen (and women). Old Glory is flapping in the calm breeze as a somber mood consumes the air… RIP M19 Standard: July 7 – July 23, 2018.  So young, so much potential… As I was preparing for this week’s article, anxiously awaiting the SCG Classic reults to confirm my assertions from last week that Grixis Midrange would be the new deck that makes the biggest impact on M19 standard, I pulled up the Magic Online Competitive Standard Constructed League decklists

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M19 Standard First Look

It’s here! It’s finally here! The core set is back and we finally have the release valve we need to keep Standard healthy! Magic Core Set 2019 has been released to much fanfare as people are clamoring for Wizards to “fix” Standard. Many are claiming Core Sets will be the avenue for printing silver bullet cards to keep the dominant strategies in check. After the first Magic Online Standard Competitive League 5-0 Decklist dump on July 9, we see a whole lot of not much has changed.  Mono-Red and Black-Red aggro are still there. GB Constrictor and Gx Stompy are still there.

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A Tale of Half-a Grand Prix

June, 2017 — Me and my two buddies are just finishing up the Modern Grand Prix in Las Vegas.  We decided we would make this an annual Bro’s Weekend, even after 5 days of Magic in the 110 degree desert heat and fighting the droves of EDC Headliners that made The Strip feel like a scene out of Resident Evil: Extinction. Smash-cut to March 2018 and I find myself eagerly and aggressively mashing the refresh button on cfbevents.com to secure my place in the Modern Main event for GP Las Vegas 2018.  After testing out a REALLY BAD 5-Color Jund

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