Budget Ruses: Building Concepts under 15$ in Standard
Jun12

Budget Ruses: Building Concepts under 15$ in Standard

To start us off, I asked my friend to find me a Rare that he finds “Fun” for me to build a deck around. I want to express a card that looks fun. this is not “lets take the worst rare I can find and force him to do stuff” So the other requirement is the card must cost less then a dollar. He came up with this card Oracle of Bones        Taking a card and making a concept So the first part of how to build a deck...

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I Like Swords
Jun10

I Like Swords

In a previous article, found here, I discussed the differences between constructed format and casual format archetypes, and found–unsurprisingly–that they typical archetypes found in the Commander format are essentially all Hybrid Archetypes. No single deck will be entirely Aggro, Control or Combo. Most will contain aspects of at least two of these types, if not all three. In that article, I covered Reanimator decks, Token...

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The Value of Foil
Jun10

The Value of Foil

How does a card go from less than 3 dollars a year ago to over 20 dollars when it has never seen the inside of a top tier deck? The answer may not shock you (since you are on an EDH oriented blog), it’s Commander. Chromatic Lantern is a 3 drop mana rock that allows all your lands to produce one mana of any color and who’s foil prices have risen well over 20 dollars in just under a year. Since Chromatic Lantern’s...

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Archetypes: The Difference Between Constructed and Casual
Jun09

Archetypes: The Difference Between Constructed and Casual

Magic: the Gathering is a game full of variety. From what we choose to play, to how we choose to play, to how our decks allow us to play, variance plays a large role in the functionality of the game. However, this is not to say the game is entirely based on chance. You do have some control as to how the game plays out of course. As I just said, you get to choose which cards you play, and as an extension, how your deck will play. The...

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Conspiracy EDH Review: Green and Artifact
Jun07

Conspiracy EDH Review: Green and Artifact

All 210 cards from Conspiracy have been spoiled and it’s time to find the cards that can be added into your EDH collection. Please note, before I begin I with the EDH review I wanted to explain the cards that I didn’t put in this post. There are some cards that aren’t legal in Commander so those will not be reviewed. Also the cards that include the word “draft” in them will not be reviewed as-well (b/c I’m not sure how they actually...

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