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Beyond the Basics

Making a Splash

by Gavin Verhey April 26 2017

Splashing another color in Limited can be very tempting—and it's important to know when to go for it and when to stay the course.

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Tap, Tap . . . Oops!

by Gavin Verhey April 20 2017

How you tap your lands for mana may seem trivial, but it can have a profound effect on your games!


Amonkhet Prerelease Primer

by Gavin Verhey April 17 2017

Gavin has all the info you need to make the most of your Amonkhet Prerelease!

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Doing the Aftermath

by Gavin Verhey April 13 2017

Gavin's Amonkhet preview card shows off a mechanic that's sure to have a profound impact.

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Greetings and Exertations

by Gavin Verhey April 6 2017

Gavin is here to discuss the new exert mechanic in Amonkhet and to reveal a few cards that show off the mechanic's potential.

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You Make the Discard

by Gavin Verhey March 30 2017

Picking which card to discard from your hand can mean the difference between victory and defeat—so weigh your options carefully!

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Striking First

by Gavin Verhey March 23 2017

Gavin breaks down one of the original evergreen abilities of Magic and how to best use it to your advantage.

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The Meaning of Pain

by Gavin Verhey March 16 2017

Gavin discusses the virtues of treating your life total as a resource rather than a fragile buffer between you and death.

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The Meaning of Life

by Gavin Verhey March 9 2017

Like many aspects of Magic, life gain can be right or wrong for your strategy depending on what it is you're trying to accomplish.

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The Card That Changed the World

by Gavin Verhey March 2 2017

Every so often, a card comes along that changes the entire Magic landscape. Gavin is here to discuss such a card.

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