GRN Standard Week 5 – The Eve of the Pro Tour

Welcome back to the Strictly Standard Meta Report.  This Guilds of Ravnica format has been quite the roller coaster.  We started with aggressive decks setting the pace, and ended up getting midrange Golgari decks that preyed on those with an onslaught of two-for-one threats to swing the format in a slower direction.  Then the control decks AND the aggressive decks adopted some great technology like to nullify the Golgari gameplan, and we are now in a place where it is really anyone’s game.  Now, with another week in the books, we are on the doorstep of Pro Tour Atlanta. There

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Cube construction

Peasant Cube on a Budget – Blue

Welcome back to our monthly discussion on how to create your own peasant cube on a budget! We’ve already had a go at creating a basic white section of our cube – today we’re going to look at blue. First, The Rules Again Let’s remind ourselves exactly what we’re doing here! We’re aiming for a basic 360-card cube. We’re going to fill it with cards that have seen at least one printing at a rarity of common or uncommon, and are at most $3 a copy as of the time of writing. We’re going to aim for an even color

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The Waste Lands

The only thing worse than forgetting your past is having two of them The Waste Lands, book three of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series, jumps ahead a little over a month following the events in The Drawing of the Three, allowing our ka-tet a chance to heal and recover from the events on the beach. It deals mainly with the paradox Roland created when he saved Jake from Jack Mort in the third doorway, and begins the travels of the group towards In-World. Told on two different worlds, Waste Lands‘ paradox comes into play because the gunslinger and Jake

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GRN Standard Week 4 – Settle Down Now

Welcome back to my weekly Standard meta update report. As we check in on the results of the Magic Online Standard Competitive 5-0 postings, last weekend’s Start City Games Classic at Charlotte, and the double GP weekend with Standard main events (shockingly the FIRST WotC sponsored major Standard tournament of the season), we are truly seeing the meta settle into its groove. The Thursday, October 25th Magic Online Competitive Standard League 5-0 decklist post only had 35 lists, down 12.5% from the week before. And with only 17 of those containing a maindeck Planeswalker, the first time that figure has

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