Sick as a dog

 

For the last two weeks, I, my wife, and my one-year old son have all been sick as dogs, so there hasn’t been much I wanted to put on this site. It’s true what they say; as soon as your kid starts going to daycare and hanging out with other kids, they (and by extension, you) are always sick.

More updates to come soon, however, as I am finally starting to feel better.

Rebuilding Firesong and Sunspeaker, Part Two

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last few years that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Rivals of Ixalan long since released and Dominaria out as well, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at my starting decklist for one of the more troublesome color combinations: Boros’s new Dominaria general Firesong and Sunspeaker! Let’s take a look!
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Battlebond: Basically, EDH Masters

 

Last year was a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards have been released that are specifically tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

As of Friday, the full spoiler for the multiplayer set Battlebond was released, and everyone has had a chance to brew around the new cards for their EDH decks.

How does this set stack up? Does it continue our run of good to great EDH sets? Let’s take a look!
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Rebuilding 4-color: The BURG deck (again)

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last few years that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Rivals of Ixalan long since released and Dominaria out as well, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at what I’ve done with one of the more troublesome color combinations: BURG, which was headed previously by the partners Vial Smasher the Fierce and Thrasios, Triton Hero, and now… well, let’s just say that I’ve gone with a more eclectic deck.

Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: Alms Collector

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on The Eldest Reborn and Dualcaster Mage, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was useful in multiplayer since it was first spoiled many years ago, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that I haven’t seen a lot of talk about it. Today’s featured card is Commander 2017’s Alms Collector, from the Cat tribal deck!

Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: The Eldest Reborn

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Cultural Exchange and Dualcaster Mage, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was useful in multiplayer since it was first spoiled many years ago, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that I haven’t seen a lot of talk about it. Today’s featured card is new Dominaria card, The Eldest Reborn!

Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: Dualcaster Mage

 

Hello and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Cultural Exchange and False Prophet, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem that I feel has been sadly overlooked.

Today’s card is one that I’ve thought was useful in multiplayer since it was first spoiled many years ago, and though it does see play, I’m shocked that more players haven’t looked at this for EDH. Today’s featured card is a Fork variant on a dude, Commander 2014’s Dualcaster Mage!

Let’s take a deeper look at this great copycat spell!
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Vintage Article: The Superdraft (redux)

For today, I have decided to do something a little different. Even back in 2003, I was a wacky player, and loved to do different casual events when not preparing for tournaments. This is an article that I had written back on 10/07/2003, fifteen years ago, about my experience running an event called ‘The Superdraft’.

Long before the modern idea of ‘Chaos Drafts,’ I ran a giant booster draft with packs from every set we could get our hands on, and it ended up being a lot of fun.

We had later run a second Superdraft, with packs up to and including Champions of Kamigawa, and I ran the tables with a G/B deck. Sadly, there was never a report on that draft.

Over the last ten years, Darby has slowly been gathering enough packs to set up a third Superdraft later this summer, so for today I wanted to reprint this initial article to show what we’ll be doing.

What was The Superdraft? Read on to find out!

Reposted with permission from starcitygames.com.

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Rebuilding Boros (One More Time) – Firesong and Sunspeaker

 

Welcome to another edition of the article series where I go over changes to my different EDH decks in detail (and where I trash them and rebuild them into something better).

There have been a number of my decks over the last few years that have been on the chopping block after disappointing performances and poor games, and many have been culled or changed. Much as I have done before, I rebuilt decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck.

Now, with Rivals of Ixalan long since released and Dominaria out as well, I’ve been going over each set of changes and additions to my EDH decks, and man, have there ever a lot of them!

Today, we’ll be looking at what I’ve done with one of the more troublesome color combinations: Boros, or red/white, as I change them from Tajic, Blade of the Legion control to new Dominaria general Firesong and Sunspeaker! Let’s take a look!
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