Yearly Archives: 2017


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Shirei Shenanigans

One of the first decks I ever built was around one of my favorite cards in Magic – Shirei, Shizo’s Caretaker. I loved the card so much, but I didn’t have the Magic community around me that was interested in EDH at the time, and even then I found the […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – It’s Raining Drakes

Sorry the post is a little late…December can be a rather busy time. As I have admitted to before, I have a disease…which leads me to infatuation for cards based solely on their art. The trap has led to many wasted nights trying to force a deck to work. One […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Mill Machine

A common theme in my Casual deck designs is the idea of following a characteristic to a fault. Sometimes I decide I want a deck to be a certain way, and I will design it to have all the advantages and disadvantages that go along with that. In the case […]


Boxed Culture: Disposable Gaming 2

Disposable Gaming It has been a while folks but I had the urge to write about board games again after playing a really cool set of games. If you are a tried and true fan of Boxed Culture you will remember I did a review for a game called Time […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Grenzo In His Element

I understand the divide between competitive and casual Magic players. I mean, let’s start with the fact that “casual” is a very subjective term. There are a lot of people that would look at some of my decks and say, “that’s casual to you?” and others that would say, “what’s […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Deck Surge

The Thanksgiving weekend caused a little more trouble than expected with my schedule, but we’ll be doing two Scoop posts this week to make up for it, starting with today’s Casual Contemplation deck based around using your library as your hand! The deck concept began with the goal of making […]


The Scoop: Top-8 Debate – No Dino Love 1

I will admit, if it is not already clear, I do not follow Standard tournament standings religiously. It’s for primarily two reasons; I can’t afford to keep up with Top-8 decks, and secondly, even if I could, I tend to not like the play styles of successful decks. For example, […]


The Hyperlane Report: Defensive Waiting

Defensive Waiting New spoilers mean new off the wall deck ideas from me! This time a got an itch to build a deck around two characters that are both masters of their craft. The inspiration came from seeing the┬ánew Yoda, and how much his special sides allow you to do. […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – The Golem Army

This deck is my oldest deck I have constructed that has survived the countless rebuilds, dismantles, bulk sales, etc. that I’ve done over the years. I will admit that part of the reason the deck has survived is two-fold: it has little value in it, so there’s little reason to […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Doing the Swampwalk

I don’t usually play Pauper format. In fact, I never have. Even when I built this deck, I set the challenge for myself to make a Pauper deck that could compete in Casual Modern with friends. And, for the most part, it was a success. Even now, I look back […]