Thursday, October 15th – Cedric Phillips rocked up to the StarCityGames.com $10000 Open weekend in Philadelphia, hoping to bring home the bacon in both Standard and Legacy. He shares his Standard list, which posted a solid result, before recapping his excellent Top 8 Legacy performance with Two-Land Belcher!
Friday, October 9th – The StarCityGames.com $5000 Standard Open in Philadelphia is tomorrow, and Cedric has the perfect article for everyone playing! He shares his idea of the current Standard metagame, with decklists aplenty, and includes a cool rogue deck he feels may have a shot. If youâ€™ve not yet chosen your weapon of choice, let Cedric lead the way.
Thursday, October 1st – Kithkin are gone from Standard, and that made Cedric a sad panda. However, Zendikar is here, and the new face of White Weenie is upon usâ€¦ Soldiers! Cedric examines the strategy and strength of the individual pieces. Can such a regimented beatdown force be a player in the new Standard metagame?
Friday, September 25th – Last week, Cedric Phillips fired a blazing salvo into the spoiled Zendikar cards. He called out the spells he felt unworthy, and highlighted a handful he thought to be strong. Today, he continues this task, before regaling us with the epic tale of Lotus Cobraâ€¦
Thursday, September 17th – It seems that everyone is excited about Zendikar. However, Cedric Phillips is not so sure. In todayâ€™s Insider Information, he lists a few cards he believes are overrated. Thankfully, itâ€™s not all doom and gloom from Ced: he also brings us a few tidbits he believes are stronger than they appear…
Thursday, September 3rd – With the current Standard format all but obsolete by the approach of Zendikar, Cedric Phillips looks back at the evolution of the metagame from Black/White tokens to Blue/White Merfolk. As usual, he pulls no punches in his humorous and intelligent analysisâ€¦ youâ€™ve been warned!
Thursday, August 27th – In todayâ€™s edition of Insider Information, Cedric Phillips shares his love of gaming via tales from GenCon and the Legacy Championships. He reminds us why we all play this game, and looks back at a time when players played the game instead of playing the cardsâ€¦
Thursday, August 20th – While heâ€™s no particular fan of gaming conventions, Cedric Phillips set his sights on a GenCon PTQ with a controversial deck choice: Sanity Grinding. Today, he shares a tournament report from the convention floor.
Thursday, August 6th – At Grand Prix: Boston, Cedric had a fantastic and terrible time. While his M10 Sealed pool was as useless as an inflatable dartboard, he managed to kick ass and take names in a Legacy side event. He shares the highs and lows of his weekend today.
Thursday, July 30th – At U.S. Nationals, Cedric played Kithkin. Unfortunately, the metagame wasnâ€™t ripe for the little White men, and Ced couldnâ€™t manage a run at the final table. Today, he takes us through his personal highs and lows from KC, sharing match recaps and fun stories galore!
Friday, July 24th – Cedric Phillips did his level best to avoid playing Kithkin at the recent Kentucky Open. He tried Five-Color Control, Combo Elves, and even Mono-Green Awakener Druid. In the end, he picked up the Little White Men and went to town. While he didnâ€™t make the final table, todayâ€™s article sees him explain his choice and run through his own metagame predictions.
Thursday, July 16th – In his final Kithkin-centric article for the foreseeable future, Cedric â€œKithwinsâ€ Phillips brings us the ultimate primer on playing the Little White men in the approaching Standard metagame. He talks us through the card choices, sideboard debates, and matchup strategies with his usual honesty and wit. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 9th – Cedric Phillips, the voice of White Weenie, brings us an in-depth examination of Kithkin post-M10 rotation. While there are a host of possible inclusions, Cedric doesnâ€™t believe that thereâ€™s a great deal to improve the current deck. It seems that Kithkin are likely to be one of the more potent strategies come U.S. Nationals… What does this mean for those planning to run with Wizened Cenn?
Friday, July 3rd – With Standard altering beyond measure in mere weeks, those of us with PTQs in the meantime are clamoring for tech, decks, and tips in order to pick up a Blue Envelope. Cedric Phillips, master of the White Weenie, delivers today with an excellent primer and matchup guide for players who enjoy swinging for two…
Thursday, June 25th – Just as Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa is synonymous with Faeries, Cedric Phillips is the true Kithkin master. Today, he shares fun and frolics from his local PTQ, at which he posted a respectable Top 8 performance despite some Karsten-esque problems at every step. Warning, this oneâ€™s not for the faint of heart…