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My new years resolutions (with Magic: the Gathering)

Like the title says, I’ve thought of what I’d like to do in the new year concerning my favorite tabletop game; Magic: the Gathering. Instead of just typing a whole bunch of paragraphs, I figure it’s easier to do it in a list form. Now I’ve mention resolutions, like the billions of other people who have made them (and not keep them past the 5 days of the new year). I’d like to call them goals.  I feel like goals is a better word to use than resolution. With goals you are more tempted to achi

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THE RED STATE WINS WITH RED

Fort Worth/Dallas Texas held the largest Grand Prix in the history of Magic: The Gathering events; 2,019 players have shown up with their Modern format decks to play their way into one of  the top 8 spots.       Corey Burkhart has made a name for himself in the past using his Grixis control deck, which helped him to go undefeated with a 14 win and 0 loss standing: pretty impressive! Corey even took down Michael Mei's Infect deck in the semifinals. One more win and he would have beaten every

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What is standard showdown?

Every Saturday, starting November 26, 2016 until December 17, 2016, there will be a Standard Showdown at local game shops all over the world. You can win special prize promotional booster packs through undefeated play and other prizes determined by the game shop. To showcase the Standard format, the tournaments will be Swiss events and you bring your current Standard legal decks. Each store will receive 40 booster prizes, each containing a premium card from a currently legal Standard set

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COMMANDER 2016, LEGENDARY SHARING?

On november 11, 2016, WOTC released a set of five different 100 cards, 4 color, commander decks with 52 new magic cards that can be used in vintage and legacy, but not allowed in the standard, block constructed, or modern formats. Like the last set of commander decks they allowed the use of planeswalker as a commander, which in my opinion should’ve been allowed from the start. They did something a little bit different with the commanders this time, the key word is “Partner” What exactl

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PLANECHASE ANTHOLOGY, will it be worth the high price?

On November 25, 2016, Wizards of the Coast will be releasing PLANECHASE ANTHOLOGY for a msrp price range of $149.00. Is it worth spending that much of your hard earned money? Let see if the contents of the product match the price tag. Planechase Anthology will have the planar and normal cards from Planechase and Planechase 2012, including the following: 4 ready to play decks from Planechase 2012 edition Each deck has 8 rare cards 35 double sided tokens Special

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THE STACK, what is it used for?

The Stack is a game zone area where spells and abilities are played and wait to be resolved. Spells and abilities go to this area as the first step in play and are removed from it as the last step of playing. It’s also an area where other players can ‘respond to’ with their spells and/or abilities while it's still on the stack. The stack is played from the top to the bottom, where the ‘respond to’ spells are played first since it's on the top of the stack. The picture below depicts the stack and

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PUCATRADE SWEEPSTAKES HUB!

The new updated Magic: The Gathering trading website “Pucatrade” has recently announced a new addition to their website: The Sweepstakes Hub. What you can do is use the Pucatrade points that you’ve accumulated to unlock entries to the sweepstakes. Each 100 puca points you use in the sweepstakes will enter you in the giveaway. You can use as many puca points as you want, to earn entries to get the prize. So far a few winners has been chosen already. One winner won a tropical island card, and

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MODERN FLASHBACKS

I never knew about this before, but there is a flashback Modern tournament for the online community of Magic the Gathering players. The idea behind the year of Modern flashback is to give players, who haven't played Magic as long as some of the most experienced ones, a chance to play with sets they haven't played before. They started off with the oldest Modern legal set (8th edition) and moved forward each week with a different set, except for when pre-release and new standard sets are released.

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Eldritch Moon release date

As we all know, all of the cards for the new set of Eldritch Moon have now been revealed. Pre-release for this set is the weekend of July 16th-17th, 2016, while the Magic online players get theirs at a later date on, the weekend of July 29th - August 1st, 2016. The official launch date for the paper players is on the weekend of July 22nd-24th, 2016. Magic online players will get their official release date of August 1, 2016. Eldritch Moon is the second set in the Shadows Over Innistrad bloc

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Field Researcher from the moon

As the Eldritch Moon spoilers continue, it is revealed that two Planeswalkers will be making their return to the Magic the Gathering world, as they try to take on the mighty Emrakul, the Promised End. The Planeswalker I want to talk about first is originally from the Avacyn Restored: Tamiyo, Field Researcher. (Pictures below). Tamiyo costs one less mana to cast, though this time it is with three different colors: Green, White, Blue, and one Colorless, instead of three Colorless and

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Last hope for survival...

Zombies... Zombies everywhere… Running towards Emrakul (who has been causing too much trouble in Innistrad), trying to take the beastly creature down and restore peace among the townspeople. Who is this person that is able to raise an army of the dead and attack Emrakul? It is the return of Lilliana! Lilliana, the Last Hope's mana cost is pretty low, at only one colorless and two black to cast. Her loyalty counter is three, which is also pretty low; hopefully the other p

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ETERNAL MASTERS!!

The spoilers has started for eternal masters that will be released on June 10, 2016. While it may not print card from the reserve list but it will have many great modern staples. Eternal masters was designed to be a unique and fun drafting experience with cards throughout the history of magic to enhance your cube, legacy, and vintage decks. Yes there will be planeswalkers too, Jace the mind sculptor and dack fayden.     You can get your look at the spoilers from M

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Rotation: the new MTG style

Magic: the Gathering comes out with four sets per year with a different story-line for each set. In some cases they return to one of the more popular sets and continue an existing story-line. Most sets, when they are newly released, enter the Standard format. This doesn’t mean they can only be used for that format; the sets can be used in other formats. Two sets of the block usually stay in Standard for about 18 months (it used to be three sets per block,  but Wizards of the Coast have decided t

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