Single Card Discussion: Recall

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Hello, and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Gilded Drake and World Queller, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem.

Today’s card is one that rarely sees play at multiplayer tables, which is a shame, as it’s an awesome and unique card: Recall, the souped-up blue Regrowth from the classic Legends set.

Let’s take a look!
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A Legacy tournament with Metalworker MUD

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This past Saturday, I had a rare occasion to play Legacy, the finest formats in MtG, at one of our local card shops. This was pretty exciting for me, since I only rarely get to play Legacy, and I love old classic cards. This will be a brief report on how the games went.

It’s time for some awesome old cards as we play the format of rich men and kings!
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Single Card Discussion: World Queller

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Hello, and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Gilded Drake and Seht’s Tiger, it’s time to take a look at yet another multiplayer gem.

Today’s card is one that rarely sees play at multiplayer tables, which is a shame, as it’s an awesome and unique card: World Queller, from Zendikar block. With Battle for Zendikar right around the corner, I felt that looking at some awesome cards from the original Zendikar would be a good idea.

Let’s take a look!
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Single Card Discussion: Gilded Drake

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Hello, and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After my pieces on Greater Gargadon and Seht’s Tiger, I thought that I’d take a break from red cards for now (I’ve also looked at Outpost Siege in this series, but few other colours besides red — hence, today we look at a white card!)

Today’s card is one that rarely sees play at multiplayer tables, which is a shame, as it’s an awesome and unique card: Gilded Drake, from waaaaaay back in Urza’s Saga. Let’s take a look!
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The BOO Draft III: Introduction, and a Preview of My Set

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Last year, I posted about a Challenge format that I was preparing to run, which was highly popular in my playgroup. It was based off of an old Noah Weil article on starcitygames.com about something called a “BOO Draft.” A BOO Draft (“BOO” stands for “Build Our Own”), 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’s time once again to run another draft. It is time for The BOO Draft III: Now With More Gratuitous Violence!
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Hidden Gems #19: Blue card drawing spells

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Welcome once again to another edition of EDH Hidden Gems! Today, I thought I’d take a quick look at a subject that I bring up a lot with newer players who are getting into EDH — card drawing. Drawing extra cards is a good thing, especially in multiplayer, where every extra resource is a good thing.

Today, we’ll be looking at the mono-blue options for spells that draw extra cards. Brace yourself, there’s an awful lot of them! Let’s jump right in, and see what we have to work with, shall we?
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Random Friday: Rebuilding Boros (again)

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(Due to my forgetting to publish this last Friday, this is going up today. Don’t worry, I’m well aware this isn’t actually Friday!)

Welcome to another edition of Random Friday, 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 are a number of my decks this year that are on the chopping block after disappointing performances in The EDH Battle Royale III, and other various games. Much as I have done the past two years, I’m looking at redoing these decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, or changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Along that same line, some of the random decks that I built just for The EDH Battle Royale III happened to be awesome and fun, and so I’ll be keeping them around, and tweaking and updating them to make them better.

Today, we’re rebuilding a colour combination that I’ve rebuilt more than once: the Boros colours, red/white. Currently, I have our Boros deck build as Brion Stoutarm, who has been profoundly disappointing. What will I rebuild this deck into? Let’s take a look!
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Drafting The BOO Draft II

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Last year, 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 eight creative people together and have them each 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 two years ago, ran the draft over the summer, and found the format to be immensely fun.

Last summer, we’d set up a sequel to the BOO Draft, with a focus on video games, but we had never had the chance to all get together and play the draft… until recently.

Several weeks back, we finally had the opportunity to sit down and draft our sequel to the initial BOO Draft. What followed was a day of hilarity and fun, and I’ll be going over that here today. Could I follow up my strong performance in the first BOO Draft (where I had a tremendous 5-1 record) with another dominant win here? Or would someone dethrone me? Whose set would end up being the strongest, and the most fun to play? And which card was my absolute favourite in the entire draft at the end of the day?

Sit tight and brace yourselves; The BOO Draft II: The Obligatory Sequel was a blast!
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Single Card Discussion: Seht’s Tiger

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Hello, and welcome back to the Single Card Discussion series! After last week’s piece on Greater Gargadon, I thought that I’d take a break from red cards for now (I’ve also looked at Outpost Siege in this series, but few other colours besides red — hence, today we look at a white card!)

Today’s card is one that rarely sees play at multiplayer tables, which is a shame, as it’s an awesome and unique card: Seht’s Tiger, from Time Spiral block. Let’s take a look!
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Random Friday: Rebuilding our Jund deck

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Welcome to another edition of Random Friday, 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 are a number of my decks this year that are on the chopping block after disappointing performances in The EDH Battle Royale III, and other various games. Much as I have done the past two years, I’m looking at redoing these decks that just aren’t working; this may involve either changing some cards around deck to deck, or changing who the general of the deck is, or completely overhauling the entire deck. Along that same line, some of the random decks that I built just for The EDH Battle Royale III happened to be awesome and fun, and so I’ll be keeping them around, and tweaking and updating them to make them better.

Today’s victim is actually the very first deck I built to play EDH with: our Jund deck, Adun Oakenshield. What will the Jund deck become? Let’s find out!
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