If you seek hardcore technology, complete metagame breakdowns, and
detailed deck analysis, read JFR to be severely disappointed. He's all
about twisted tech, illogical breakdowns, and shady analysis, with curious
grammar, questionable theory, obscure references, and his own brand of
ambiguous philosophy thrown in when you weren't looking.
John Friggin’ Rizzo returns to StarCityGames from the dark seclusion of his van down by the river to give you his thorough analysis of Theros in all formats (even Vintage) whether you like it or not. So you might as well like it.
Wednesday, April 30th – Shadowmoor is here, and the world has gone Hybrid Crazy! Of course, the descent into craziness isnâ€™t so far for someâ€¦ and for John Frigginâ€™ Rizzo, itâ€™s not even a spin around the block! Today, he shares his prerelease experience in his own unique and opinionated fashion. As usual with JFRâ€¦ buyer beware!
Wednesday, April 2nd – Part 1 above walked us through seventeen thousand words of JFR’s very own peculiar madness… the exciting conclusion awaits within! (Yes, that’s right… JFR broke the article entry form.)
Monday, February 18th – John Frigginâ€™ Rizzo is ready for some hot and heavy PTQ action! He has his deck of choice â€“ Big Mana Rock â€“ sleeved, tweaked, and ready to go. Today, he takes us through his thoughts on the deck and matchups, before telling us that he feels the deck is very good indeed. The last time he felt that was the day he brought us Friggoridâ€¦
Having successfully decimated Extended once before, the mighty JFR is on the prowl for a second superstar creation. Today, he talks us through the genesis of his Big Mana Rock deck, in his usual inimitable style. Strap yourself in, itâ€™s gonna be a bumpy rideâ€¦
Thereâ€™s a new set in townâ€¦ Morningtide is here to rock our socks and set our Tribal / Class juices flowing. Some people, however, are not so enamored of the current Tribal direction in which the game is headed. John Frigginâ€™ Rizzo takes a sledgehammer to the Tribal theme in a provocative article crammed with his usual verve and passion. Do you agree with his assessment?
[Editorâ€™s Note â€“ Mike Flores will be appearing on Monday, folksâ€¦ watch this space!]
Another week, another bile-fuelled rant from John Frigginâ€™ Rizzo! In todayâ€™s offering, the mighty JFR lays into Limited, advertizing executives, and himself, with his usual acerbic style. He also updates his funky Red/Black Madness deck in Standard, and reveals his New Yearâ€™s Resolutions! As always when reading Rizzo, remember: buyer beware.
Itâ€™s been a while since JFR spewed his heady brand of bile into our collective brainpansâ€¦ but believe me, today the Mighty Rizz is back with a bang. He takes us through his latest trawl through the murkier backwaters of Standard, piloting an exciting Madness deck to good result at both States and City Champs. So, has John done it again? Has he broken the format? Click here to find out!
Stephen is having a well-earned break in preparation for Pro Tour: Valencia and The Invitational. In his place we have the irreplaceable John Friggin’ Rizzo with another entertaining rant! This week, JFR takes a look at Standard decks that discard cards for fun and profit, featuring the 3/1 flyer for two mana that may well be the sleeper hit of Lorwyn: Oona’s Prowler. So, has JFR broke the format? Read on to find out!
John Friggin’ Rizzo, the one-time destroyer of Extended, has gone a little peculiar. His article today is packed with the usual Mono Black in Standard musings, and Mono Black in Legacy tips… but we also learn a great deal about the man himself. Fun decks, fun plays, fun anecdotes, and the expected level of humorous invective… plus a frankly disturbing picture of the great man in full-on breakdance mode that will linger long in the memory.
Today’s Feature Article sees John Friggin’ Rizzo is fine fettle. HE questions some of the more prosaic names appearing in the forthcoming Lorwyn expansion, he shares some last gasp Standard decks before the rotation, he wades into the 4/1 versus 3/2 card debate, and he shows us just why Tarmogoyf is the cod’s pods. All in his own firebrand signature style…
Rizzo does it again! Today’s Feature Article sees J to the F to the R in fine hyperbolic form, kicking ass and taking names through three tournaments with his usual panache and style. As always, his article is full of decklists, frolics, and life… and should not be attempted by anyone with a weak heart. 13000 words of pure love, from the guy who came fifth in the Storyteller ballot!