The Scoop


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 […]


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   Recently updated !

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 Scoop: Casual Contemplation – The Golem Army   Recently updated !

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 […]


The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – The Best Offense is a Good Defense

It’s not terribly common that my favorite card in a set ends up being the most coveted and expensive in the MTG community. The card this deck is based around is a perfect example. Assault Formation turns combat on its head by making “big butt” creatures the thing to be […]


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 […]