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AuthorOmeed Dariani

Omeed Dariani is former Editor-in-Chief of www.StarCityGames.com and a former Contributing Editor for Scrye Magazine. Omeed has since moved to Seattle, WA to become part of the Wizards Of The Coast team and is currently working on the WotC Sideboard located at wizards.com

Adieu

I’m sorry. I’m sorry I haven’t written anything lately. My life has been rather hectic. I’ve been flying between Charlottesville and Seattle, spending a lot of time organizing a move, finding a new apartment and dealing with other miscellaneous stuff. This is all the fun stuff that happens when you move across the country. I’ve…

Rhysticology

Have you seen that Pepsi commercial? I think it has Sammy Sosa in it, and all these people taking the “Pepsi Challenge.” The nice looking fellow steps up to the table with the meticulously disguised cans and little pristine white paper cups, looks at the camera and says something like ‘I’ve been a Coke drinker,…

Tapping Out

*SIGH* I feel obligated to say it. I mean, you’re going to hear it a ba-jillion times, anyway – so what does one more hurt? . Now I can counter a spell in STYLE! On to more important topics. You want to have some fun? Make the word “mise” a part of your regular conversations….

The Bright Side

You know, I recently realized that for all the complaining I do about the Urza’s Block, I’ve never taken the time to write about the positive aspects of the Block. Woah, now. Don’t get me wrong. As far as I’m concerned, the bad vastly outweighs the good, as far as Urza’s goes. I still shudder…

Cruel Tutor

Necro, Prosbloom, Turbostasis, Turbobalance, Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, , , , Academy, , , , Oath, Wheaties, Trix and all have one thing in common. Yes. They’re all good decks. Something else. Yes. They’re comboriffic. Something else. Yes. They’ve all played heavily into their respective metagames. Something else. Do you know what it is? They…

The Very Thin Line

First off, I’d like to congratulate John Sorrentino for graduating from Virginia Tech. According to him, his future plans include moving to Atlantic City and becoming a Yes Man. And yes, ladies, he’s single and he takes good care of his cat. You know what that means! That’s right! Time for the article. How many…

Who Wanted A Type II Pro Tour?

This November. A Type II Pro Tour. Sounds like a birthday present to me! (My birthday is in November, yes. I have a disturbing driver’s license to prove it, too). Well, that’s what I call good news! After months of petitioning, the DCI has announced that Type II will enter the regular Pro Tour lineup….

Trippin

is probably the most interesting card from Nemesis. A few of my friends have been talking about it– I had gone so far as to predict it to be the breakout card of Regionals, saying that it would take multiple people to Nationals. The thing I find most interesting, as put it, is that people…

Escape From The Big Apple

The belated part two. Last week, I was talking about my general observations about Pro Level play. Here are more things I noticed, which may be useful to know about. Pile Shuffle. Every time. It may seem like a given, but I know I forget to do it every once in awhile. Pile shuffling helps…

Blowing A Hole In The Metagame

You know what’s funny? Go through the StarCityCCG.com Archives and look at the pictures. There’s nothing funny about that. UNTIL… you start imagining the faces as photos on driver’s licenses. Look at‘em! Erik Berg’s“hey, hey! Now you’re giving me the speeding ticket FOR SURE!” Strapping Manuel Bevand! “I’m Too Sexy for the DMV!” So sexy…