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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Reminder: One Week Left Until February Giveaway

I recently updated the Patreon with a post regarding our February Giveaway.  With the intent on getting the word out more, I am posting something here.  $27 more to be pledged and the lucky monthly winner gets a gorgeous Deck Box handcrafted by Spencer Baumgarten to go with their BattleBox. Here is the update from the Patreon Site: There is exactly 7 days left in the month of February, and we are at $73 committed for the month. This means there will be the monthly giveaway of 1,000 Puca Points, or a $10 card to the winner selected randomly from all

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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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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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