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The Scoop: Casual Contemplation – Old Skittles   Recently updated !

Running Infect is a stigma of Magic. It’s commonly frowned upon as “easy mode”. And for good reason. A good Infect deck preemptively cuts an opponent’s life total in half. It’s Wither and Poison put together into one mechanic. It was also one of my first decks ever, and it […]


The Scoop: Top-8 Debate – The Energy Constant

I haven’t given up on my attention to Dinos in Standard, but it’s looking like that, even following the recent Standard bans, things aren’t looking up for much outside of Energy and RedDeckWins, which were the two deck builds that suffered the most from the bans. They still remain at […]


The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Rivals of Ixalan Pt 2

The official release of Rivals of Ixalan was last week, so let’s take a look at four more cards from the set that I’m loving. In sets past, I’ve seen more obvious synergy jump out at me (beyond the obvious tribal implications). In this set, my eyes just weren’t focusing […]


The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Rivals of Ixalan

The full release of spoilers has had time to simmer, so let’s take a look at a handful of cards coming out in the new set that could provide some spice for the Modern and Commander formats. And, of course, my love for the dinosaurs is going to come out […]


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   Recently updated !

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 […]


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, […]