Summer Vacation!

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Just a quick update for now, as I’m taking the rest of the summer off from the website. Hope everyone has a great summer, and I’ll see everyone back here in September for Khans of Tarkir, in all of its bear-punching glory!

 

Hidden Gems #16: Rotating cards from RTR block, Part 4

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Welcome once again to yet another edition of Hidden Gems! Today, I’m going to be doing something a little bit different… The yearly set rotation, where the previous block’s worth of sets rotates out of Standard to make room for new sets, is happening in a few short weeks with the release of Khans of Tarkir, so what better topic for EDH Hidden Gems than that of RTR block gems for EDH — especially since with their impending rotation, their price is at an all-time low? I did this article series last year, for Innistrad block, and now, we’ll set this up again for RTR!

 

There are a ton of cards in this block that were excellent for EDH, so let’s dive right in and check out some Magic 2014 cards, shall we?
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Hidden Gems #16: Rotating cards from RTR block, Part 3

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Welcome once again to yet another edition of Hidden Gems! Today, I’m going to be doing something a little bit different… The yearly set rotation, where the previous block’s worth of sets rotates out of Standard to make room for new sets, is happening in a few short weeks with the release of Khans of Tarkir, so what better topic for EDH Hidden Gems than that of RTR block gems for EDH — especially since with their impending rotation, their price is going to be at an all-time low? I did this article series last year, for Innistrad block, and now, we’ll set this up again for RTR!

 

There are a ton of cards in this block that were excellent for EDH, so let’s dive right in to the third set in the block (and my least favourite overall), and check out some Dragon’s Maze cards, shall we?
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Hidden Gems #16: Rotating cards from RTR block, Part 2

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Welcome once again to yet another edition of Hidden Gems! Today, I’m going to be doing something a little bit different… The yearly set rotation, where the previous block’s worth of sets rotates out of Standard to make room for new sets, is happening in a few short weeks with the release of Khans of Tarkir, so what better topic for EDH Hidden Gems than that of RTR block gems for EDH — especially since with their impending rotation, their price is going to be at an all-time low? I did this article series last year, for Innistrad block, and now, we’ll set this up again for RTR block!

 

There are a ton of cards in this block that were excellent for EDH, so let’s dive right in and check out some cards from RTR block’s second set, Gatecrash, shall we? Be warned: I liked a lot of cards from this small set, so this is a long one! Let’s go!
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Hidden Gems #16: Rotating cards from RTR block, Part 1

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Welcome once again to yet another edition of Hidden Gems! Today, I’m going to be doing something a little bit different… The yearly set rotation, where the previous block’s worth of sets rotates out of Standard to make room for new sets, is happening in roughly a month, with the release of Khans of Tarkir, so what better topic for EDH Hidden Gems than that of RTR block cards that are great in EDH — especially since with their impending rotation, their price is going to be at an all-time low? I did this article series last year, for cards rotating out of Innistrad block, and now, we’ll set this up again for the popular RTR block!

 

There are a ton of cards in this block that I found excellent for EDH, so let’s dive right in and check out some cards from the first set, Return to Ravnica, shall we?
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Putting together the BOO Draft II

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Back in May, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft, otherwise known as a “Build Our Own” Draft, is a format where you get 8 creative people together and have them create 45 Magic cards (or three packs’ worth) each, and then do a booster draft with the results. We had set up the first BOO Draft in May, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

 

This summer, we’d set up a sequel to the BOO Draft, with a focus on video games. Today, I’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at how this draft was put together. Let’s go!
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The BOO Draft II: Jason’s set — Smash Bros. Brawl, Part Two

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Back in May, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft, otherwise known as a “Build Our Own” Draft, is a format where you get 8 creative people together and have them create 45 Magic cards (or three packs’ worth) each, and then do a booster draft with the results. We had set up the first BOO Draft in May, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

 

And now, it is time to do it all again. It is time for… The BOO Draft II: The Obligatory Sequel!
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The BOO Draft II: Jason’s set — Smash Bros. Brawl, Part One

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Back in May, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft, otherwise known as a “Build Our Own” Draft, is a format where you get 8 creative people together and have them create 45 Magic cards (or three packs’ worth) each, and then do a booster draft with the results. We had set up the first BOO Draft in May, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

 

And now, it is time to do it all again. It is time for… The BOO Draft II: The Obligatory Sequel!
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The BOO Draft II: Jay’s set — Zelda OOT, Part Three

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Back in May, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft, otherwise known as a “Build Our Own” Draft, is a format where you get 8 creative people together and have them create 45 Magic cards (or three packs’ worth) each, and then do a booster draft with the results. We had set up the first BOO Draft in May, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

 

And now, it is time to do it all again. It is time for… The BOO Draft II: The Obligatory Sequel!
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