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The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Zada’s Garrison   Recently updated !

It’s been a lot of fun grinding out a decklist around Zada, Hedron Grinder that delivers all sorts of shenanigans. I’m not a fan of Goblins in general, unless I’m feeding them to my Jund Dragons EDH deck, but this little scamp was too much fun to pass up. Zada […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Triggered Raptors

When Ixalan came out, I was initially committed solely to producing a Gishath/dino EDH deck. And while that happened (and I will post that decklist next week), I became infatuated with Raptor Hatchling. I felt the card’s ability could be abused easily in Modern, so I decided to take a […]


The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Ixalan Part 2

With the new block officially released today, we are taking a look at a second set of featured cards that I find beneficial outside of the Standard format. I love me some dinosaurs, but with these cards, I’m looking to supplement some EDH where the dinos just aren’t going to […]


The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Ixalan

With the first set in the Ixalan block fully spoiled last Friday, and it being prerelease weekend, it’s time to dive into the cards to see what gems we can find that could be useful outside of Standard play. This set is begging for Dinosaur and Pirate tribal decks, but […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Who Goes There?   Recently updated !

I named this deck Who Goes There?, after the novella by John W. Campbell Jr., which was of course adapted into the film The Thing From Another World in 1951, and chiefly John Carpenter’s The Thing in 1982. The deck is based around the Blue Transform card Thing in the […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – U/G Godzilla   Recently updated !

As mentioned in our first post on Casual Contemplation, don’t come here looking for something you can take to FNM, but these decks are definitely something fun and (usually/mostly) affordable you can take to the kitchen table to impress your friends with your crazy and creative combo skills. My Casual […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Israfel Eldrazi

Casual Contemplation Deceptive Tactics I have a weakness for beautiful cards with unique abilities, even if those abilities are so absurdly difficult to use, they make the card virtually unplayable, especially in any competitive vein. Yet, I love to take those cards and do everything I can to make a […]


The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Commander 2017

Commander decks scream “supplement” to most veteran EDH players, as they already have the decks they wish to have and look to new Commander deck releases for the next heavy hitter or game changer. I know few people (actually, none) who keep their recently purchased Commander decks intact out of […]


The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Hour of Devastation

Magical Supplements – Hour of Devastation Every new set of Magic is exciting for fans of nearly every format, but especially Standard, Modern and EDH players. Sure, a new set affects Standard the most, but new cards can often find a home supplementing Modern and EDH decks. In fact, the […]


The Scoop: Top-8 Debate – Mono Black Zombies

 The Scoop Welcome to the Scoop, a new series based around everyone’s favorite card game, Magic: The Gathering. In these articles, our lead writer Dalton will give you glimpses into MTG from a casual player’s perspective. But don’t let that dissuade you, because this guy knows his stuff. Enjoy! Top-8 Debate […]