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What Was Wrong With This Deck?

Those of you who remember last week’s column will be tremendously ironic, since the whole POINT of last week’s column was that nobody ever remembers what I wrote the week before. You guys are screwing up my curve. However, among my other various tirades, last week I posted a sneaky multiplayer deck— which went something…

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Having Fun

The last few months have been hard for me. I’ve not enjoyed my job, lost my girlfriend of two years and now hate the flat where we shared the last year together. Consequently I’ve spent some time off work and generally not been a very happy bunny. On the good side, I continued to get…

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I’m Back! Regionals, Lame Ducks, And Prophecy

Apologies to those of you who’ve wondered where I’ve been; it seems life has gotten in the way of fun as usual. I recently started a new job and while I’m loving it, it has been keeping me insanely busy. Way too busy to play Magic. It’s also been mentally draining, which has interfered with…

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Magic

It’s really time I wrote my novel. I decided that this morning. I was pumped full of caffeine, heart racing like a trip hammer, a small bead of sweat working its way down my back. I was sick of my job. My wonderful, excellent, almost the best job in the world job. It was time…

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I’m Game – Are You?

TOP O’THE WORLD, MA! Ever wondered what its like being a competitor at the M:TG World Championships? Yeah – so have I! But given I’ve got as much chance of attending as a DOLPHIN has of climbing Mount Everest in a Tu-tu, I thought I’d fantasize for a bit. Unfortunately, they won’t publish that, so…

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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…

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Casual Fridays #40: Rebirth

A few weeks ago, Pete and Omeed asked me if I had any objection to StarCityCCG.com officially adopting the column title "Casual Fridays". I told them they’d have to check with Dockers, and if there were no legal entanglements from them, we ought to be all set. I also checked in with the good folks…

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Resource Management

There are several ways to rate a card. You might think about how a card interacts with other cards or how it fits into a deck. However, when looking at, say, a brand new card without any clue how the metagame will be affected by the other cards in the set, you can’t use these…

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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….

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A Brief Respite

The qualifiers are over, at least here in England, and we have a little break before we have to start testing for the big event. Last weekend was also the monthly Bath Magic tournament so I thought I’d see how Blastogeddon would do against some of the decks in the current environment. After playtesting and…

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