Dominaria in EDH

 

What a spoiler season it’s been for Dominaria, Magic’s spring set. First, the Chinese release notes were accidentally spoiled, leading to ~100 cards being spoiled. Then, Wizards released the English notes, so that people weren’t working with misinformation — this let us know that these leaked cards were legit. Since then, we’ve had a steady flow of new cards and information, letting us know that the Dominaria set was a truly awesome one, and one to really look forward to.

There’s been a lot of Dominaria spoiled since that initial flow. Let’s take a look at what I’ll be using in EDH!
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Life Happens

 

Anyone who follows me, you’ll have noticed that my posts have slowed down in the past month or so. Life has been doing its thing, with my family being sick off and on, my son is getting his final molar waaaaaaaay ahead of schedule (and has been miserable doing so), etc etc.

I’ll be getting back to the Shandalar series and various other articles as soon as I can. And trust me, I am quite excited to get to writing more about Dominaria, since it looks amazing.

 

A Tale of Two Cubes

 

I’ve always liked drafting, and so the idea of a MtG Cube (a controlled Limited environment where you get to draft from a pool of powerful cards each time) is something that has always appealed to me.

I have built and disassembled two Cubes of my own, and now, I’m looking to assemble a new one. This is the story of my thought process around building this Cube.

Let’s take a look!
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A Look at Unstable’s Generals

 

It’s been a busy week here in geezer-land, as preparations for the holidays are underway. The tree is going up soon, decorations are laid out, and my son is very excited to meet Sant — ah, who am I kidding, he’s a baby, he’s not excited about anything but food right now. Heh.

Regardless, there’s been a lot of buzz in the MtG community this holiday season, with one excellent reason for it: a third Un-set, Unstable!

Though I have very carefully avoided social media and all spoiler sites, I have nonetheless seen a handful of the cards from this set, and I am pumped to play it in a week. Let’s take a look at more silver-border cards!
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Hour of Devastation: First Impressions, Part Two

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

Now, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet. Will this set continue Wizards’ strong run of good multiplayer sets?

Let’s take a second look at Hour of Devastation!
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Building the Un-Spiracy Cube, Part Two

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I’ve always loved variant formats in MTG, and I’ve always enjoyed drafting various Cubes. Heck, there have been two sets that I enjoyed drafting so much that I went and built single-set Cubes for (Rise of the Eldrazi and Innistrad, which I wrote about here).

With the release of Conspiracy: Take the Crown last year, it got me thinking about building another Cube to draft as a multiplayer set… This Cube would be full of the Conspiracies and fun draft cards that I loved from Conspiracy, and I’d replace the cards I found boring in the two Conspiracy sets with fun silver-bordered cards from Unglued and Unhinged.

This Cube would be called the Un-Spiracy Cube, and this week, I’ll be sitting down to finally brainstorm and build it. With a third Un-set, Unstable, on the horizon, I really wanted to make sure that I had an initial draft of this Cube up and running, that I can edit once that set comes out.

Let’s take a look!
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Hour of Devastation… Sphinx tribal?!

 

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

As I went over on Monday, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet, and it looks like Wizards very much has us EDH players in mind with this set… in fact, it looks like they even have cards planned for those of us who love tribal EDH decks!

But not just any tribe… tribal Sphinxes?! Let’s take a look at the new legend previewed today!
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Hour of Devastation: First Impressions

The last year or so has been a pretty good time to be playing EDH. Lots of new cards tailored for our format, from giant monsters, to big silly spells, and everything in between.

Now, spoilers have started for the next set, Hour of Devastation, the sequel to the Egypt-themed Amonkhet. Will this set continue Wizards’ strong run of good multiplayer sets?

Let’s take a quick look!
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