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Building the Guild Kits

by Gavin Verhey November 1 2018

A huge amount of work went into creating the Ravnica Guild Kits, as Gavin explains in this look behind the scenes at Product Architecture.

Beyond the Basics

Playing One-Drops in Limited

by Gavin Verhey October 26 2018

One-mana creatures don't usually cut it for Limited formats, but sometimes they can be exactly what a deck needs to shine.

Beyond the Basics

Do(n't) Play Lands

by Gavin Verhey October 11 2018

Is it better to play out your lands immediately or hold them to bluff your opponent? The answer is yes!


Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease Primer

by Gavin Verhey September 24 2018

Everything you need to know about Guilds of Ravnica Prerelease in one handy guide!

Card Preview

Mission Briefing

by Gavin Verhey September 13 2018

Gavin's Guilds of Ravnica preview filters cards from the top of your library, then lets you recast instants and sorceries from your graveyard. Win-win!

Beyond the Basics

Deck Building with a Brawl Commander

by Gavin Verhey August 23 2018

Gavin has a few tips on how to build a deck when you know you'll always have access to the commander spearheading your forces.


Announcing the Brawl Championship

by Gavin Verhey August 14 2018

The Multiplayer Brawl Championship is coming to Grand Prix Richmond!

Card Preview

Designing Commander (2018 Edition)

by Gavin Verhey July 24 2018

Gavin goes over the design of Commander (2018 Edition), offers an in-depth look at its themes and mechanics, and previews cards from the set.

Beyond the Basics

Five Reasons to Try Booster Draft

by Gavin Verhey July 12 2018

Gavin explains all about the Booster Draft format and why it's remained one of his favorites as well as one of Magic's most popular to date.


Checking in on Brawl

by Gavin Verhey July 9 2018

Gavin shares tidbits from behind the curtain to show how R&D is thinking about Brawl.

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