Magic Monday: Banned of Brothers

Magic Brothers (not actual brothers) Devon and Stew sound the alarm about rumoured card bans coming down this week… er… eventually… maybe. Devon breaks down the dominant decks in Standard. Szpirs hazily recalls earlier bannings and asks: what needs banning in today’s game? Does anything? Have your say, Geeks, in this week’s Magic Monday. Devon:…

Magic Monday (ish): Comes the Tarmogoyf!!

Wherein Szpirs is baffled by previews for the premium reprint set Modern Masters 2017. Stew tries (in vain) to fix him by rating the preview cards and explaining his hopes and dreams for MM2017. At least Szpirs knows what the Tarmogoyf is…and why he must FEAR AND RESPECT THE TARMOGOYF!!

Magic Monday: Taking Command

Wherein Szpirs gets Commander cards in the mail and, obviously, has no idea what to do with them. Stew promptly schools him with some Commander brew ideas and strategies. Help Stew help Szpirs understand Commander in the comments! Allons y!

Magic Mondays: Magic Family Day

Hey Geeks. Up here in the Great White North, we have a totally purposeless holiday in February called Family Day. So, while hanging out with our nearest and dearest today, I posed a question to our resident MTG players: what’s your favourite Magic family – be it a series of creatures that are related, a…

Magic Monday: Crackin’ Packs Vol. 2 -What’s in tha Box?

Stew and Szpirs continue to explore the depths of the Magic Mystery Box: a tidy little box of cards with boosters from each of the current Standard sets plus one from ‘Magic History’. We’ve cracked packs from Return to Ravnica already….now we’re headed into Battle for Zendikar and Oath of the Gatewatch. Buckle up, Geeks.

Magic Mondays: Crackin’ Packs Vol. 1 – Magical Mystery Box

So, Szpirs was on a sleep-deprived mission to Wal-Mart and stumbled on something…magical. It was a box – a mystery box. It’s a cool idea…a booster pack from each of the Standard sets plus one pack from ‘Magic history’. Seems like a great way for a new player to build up a card-base for Friday Night Magic events or a lapsed player to catch up on the last few blocks. Who, lacking both sleep and willpower, could resist such a thing? I’m like Abu in the Cave of Wonders:

Magic Monday: Drafted

So last weekend, Stew, Szpirs, Mark, and our friends Mike and Devon met up to draft some cards. Drafting is a style of play where each player builds a new deck by drawing cards from booster packs. We also happened to be playing on the release weekend for Aether Revolt, so we worked some AR packs…