Edubious Standard Leagues Streaming Adventure, Volume 3

Week 3: Mono-Red Hazoret You can find my stream at twitch.tv/edubious and read all about the previous weeks’ leagues, along with a bunch of other great content over at StrictlyAverageMTG.com For this week’s trip in the Standard Competitive Leagues, I needed to get back to the roots of my aggro deck and rediscover its winning ways.  I stripped the black splash back out and restructured the mono-red main deck.  In a nod to the rise in copies of and , I added more main deck exile effects in the way of and .  I also decided to cut the ever-underwhelming

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Edubious Standard Leagues Streaming Adventure

As I grow more hungry for competitive level Magic, my appetite for playing Magic the Gathering Online has grown with it.  Magic Online is a very convenient way to get in good, competitive level games of Magic without having to wait for a weekend tournament or travel half the town away.  In a town as big as Sacramento, you will always be able to find an LGS that is running a tournament on any given day of the week. I live on the far south end of the metro; all of the larger stores that run tournaments on Monday-Thursday are

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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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Re-evaluating My Modern Choices

The last time I checked in I was preparing for the SCG Open in Charlotte, over a month and a half ago.  I was undecided, between Grixis Shadow, and Revolt Zoo.  I decided to play Grixis Shadow, since I knew the deck inside and out, and I’d logged many hours playing it. I spent a couple of days leading up to the event finalizing my list, and was super excited to play in my first big Modern event. I had a rough outing, since I was new to the format, and playing Shadow proved to be challenging. I had no idea

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