The Way of Kings: Book 1 of the Stormlight Archives

Sanderson begins his own sprawling epic. The Way of Kings is Brandon Sanderson’s first book in a planned ten book series known as the Stormlight Archives. It introduces us to Roshar, a new world in Sanderson’s Cosmere; just like the Mistborn series and Elantris, it is lightly connected to his other stories. No external knowledge is required to enjoy these books – Editor As is normal for these types of books, Kings is rife with new terminology and taxonomy, not to mention characters, locations and backstory. One thing Sanderson does to break this up, besides having multiple main characters, is introduce

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Guilds of Ravnica review: Golgari

Hello everyone, and welcome back for another guild review. This is perhaps the most anticipated guild review by many of my readers, and when I started playing Magic beyond the kitchen table this was a color combination I gravitated towards. So let’s not waste any time, and get right to it. The Golgari Swarm The largest guild on Ravnica, the Golgari Swarm is host to many necromancers as well as undead. However the guild is not solely focused on such things. They also tend to the land itself as they embrace both life and death as one continuous natural cycle.

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Guilds of Ravnica review: Dimir

House Dimir, the secret guild of counter-intelligence, espionage, and assassination is the next guild I’ll review. A long standing member of The Guildpact members of the House Dimir have had their hand in nearly every major event that has happened on Ravnica, and are a central point to the current story as we return this fall to Guilds of Ravnica. The House Dimir If I were to play a Rogue or a Sorcerer in the upcoming Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica Dungeons & Dragons supplement my character would be from House Dimir. This guild reminds me a lot of The Night

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Guilds of Ravnica review: Boros

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Strictly Average MTG as we prepare for the release of Guilds of Ravnica! As I mentioned last week I will begin to take a look at each guild individually, and while I won’t look at every card in the set I will try to highlight some cards that interest me when considering decks to build. Keep in mind I am mostly a Modern player, but I have played in two Standard metas where we had Ravnica sets (the original, and the return five years ago). Today let’s take a look at Boros. The Boros

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