The Strictly Team – SCG Cincinnati Team Open

Howdy folks! This here is a fairly special event: today’s article is presented to you by not one, not two, but three different authors! Joe Dyer, Dennis Gabriels, and Harrison Stoddart are each here to talk about the experience of playing in a Team Constructed event, specifically StarCityGames Cincinnati! Before we dive into the meat of the article and each of us has a chance to go over our experiences, lemme first talk about how this all came about. I had been considered for part of a team locally for the Team Open. Unfortunately, due to some issues, I was

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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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Strictly Standard – Challenger Decks!

Howdy folks! By now you may or may not know about the cool news that Wizards of the Coast dropped down on us today with the announcement of upcoming Challenger Decks for Standard! You can take a look at the decklists for these bad boys right over here. These decks will be available on April 6 and will have an MSRP of $29.99. Let me preface this by saying that I’m not a Standard player by any means, but I do keep up with the format and news enough to know that this is actually a really awesome thing to

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Sneking Around Standard Game Day

It was little surprise to me that a Red deck would run wild at the Pro Tour.  I had suspicions going into that weekend that the Pros would find comfort in a fast aggro deck and I suspected that would be a key component in this deck.  I was so confident that I went to my Patreon Chat and told the guys in there that they should buy this card when it was $.96.  I bought in myself, a total of 4 playsets, and sold off 3 sets this week at $5 a piece. Sick brags aside, the Top 8

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