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The Scoop: Magical Supplements – Rivals of Ixalan   Recently updated !

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, […]


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   Recently updated !

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 […]