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Breaking Down The Metagame: Type II

I love Type II. Um, I guess everyone knows that. I’d like to thank everyone who has signed my petition for a Type II Pro Tour – the response has been better than I imagined. One last time, if you haven’t signed it, please do so. It should be lying around starcityccg.com for a little…

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Dance Dance Donate Illusions

Something has gone horribly, horribly awry. In many important ways, reality is not matching my expectations of it. This is cramping my style. For instance, why do I not get top billing on this site? It seems to me that my columns are a shining jewel in the crown that we call the internet. Yet…

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Kicking Off Extended At Star City

Last weekend kicked off the Extended season, with all eyes peeled on Grand Prix Seattle to glean the latest tech from the pro’s. However, some of us made the trek to Star City in Roanoke, Virginia to jump into Extended feet first, to try out decks first hand in the quest for the coveted Pro…

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Justice? What Justice?

Part of me wishes I had better news for you. I wanted to be able to start this week’s foray into the realm of words with a screamed-out "I’M ON THE TOUR!," and I really can’t. I mean, would I lie to you? Of course, but I wouldn’t lie if I knew I’d be found…

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The Colors Of Magic

Okay, now, go pick up a Magic card. I know you’ve got some lying around or, if you don’t, go slip one out of those black-backed sleeves. Did you do it? Good. Now, look at the back of that card. Notice the colored orbs. Notice their placement. In clockwise order, from the top, they are…

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We Want A Type II Pro Tour!

You know, when you want to change something inside a system as large and autocratic as Wizards of the Coast, there are two ways to accomplish your goal: 1) Go through the proper channels. 2) Bloody revolution. Since there is absolutely no way that I’m going to storm Seattle, slaughtering WotC employees (they’ve had enough…

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Down With Islands!

is so broken. is so broken. is so broken. is so broken. Notice the trend? All the above cards are "broken." "But what’s so broken about an ?" you say. Well, let me tell you. There are so many uses for an , it boggles the mind. Not only does it have a 0 casting…

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Rogue-itis Strikes Again!

I spent much of this past weekend playtesting my Extended white weenie deck. I’ve learned a few things, not the least of which is that affects only your opponents and that is four casting cost, not five. I’ve also received quite a few e-mails on the topic of white weenie, so I’m feeling smarter each…

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William Shatner Buys Porno

It’s a real shame that you, my rabid readership, can’t share in what I’m experiencing right now: . Total, blessed silence. Once again I’m writing into the total vacuum of the internet, with no feedback whatsoever. I’m free to believe whatever I please about you folks. It’s all pretty flattering stuff. You’re all really intelligent,…

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Literary Magic: Should It Be? (Parts One And Two)

"O Miserable of happy! Is this the end Of this glorious new world.?" Extremely literate people recognize this as a passage from John Milton’s masterpiece, Paradise Lost, one of the greatest, not to mention longest, poems in the English language. Magic players will note that this quotation appears on the Portal I . The addition…

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