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The Magic Invitational

by Alex Shvartsman November 16 2015

In a few weeks, sixteen of the world’s most prominent players of the Magic ® card game will face each other in a multi-format marathon. No, this is not a Pro Tour™. This is the Magic...

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MAGIC’S TOUGHEST FORMAT

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

Take a group of Magic players and at one point or another, you will have had an argument trying to determine what the most skill-testing way to play Magic is. My unwavering opinion on the subject...

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Extended Overview

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

Once upon a time, Constructed Magic did not have many rules. You got to play with the cards you owned—be it forty copies of Plague Rat or two Black Lotus. As the game grew and became more and...

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Rochester Draft Primer

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

Just about every tournament player is well familiar with the Booster Draft format—and most of those who have tried it like it and often become avid fans. The next step up on the strategy ladder...

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KAMIGAWA SEALED PLAY PRIMER

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

In a few short weeks you are going to discover Betrayers of Kamigawa—a card set that will expand upon the story of a brutal war between humans and spirits in a Japanese-themed setting. In laying...

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POST-BAN STANDARD

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

Ding-Dong, the witch is dead! One of the most hated Standard archetypes of all time has been kicked out of the format. Affinity decks have plagued the metagame ever since Darksteel expansion...

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L33T Unhinged Strategery Guide

by Alex Shvartsman November 18 2015

Remember Unglued? If you do, don't admit to it, you are showing your age. The first funny Magic set was introduced at Gen Con gaming convention, where they hosted a pre-release tournament for...

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Magic Overseas

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

Upon its release, Magic almost immediately became an international phenomenon. After it was originally introduced at Gen Con in 1993, small groups took the cards back to Canada and the United...

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Pro Tour: Columbus Preview

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

As someone who has been fortunate enough to play regularly at high-level Magic tournaments, I often have to field questions from the aspiring tournament players, as well as others interested...

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Magic Prereleases

by Alex Shvartsman November 9 2015

Of all Magic tournaments, no kind is more near and dear to a casual player's heart than a Prerelease. Scheduled three times a year, these Prerelease tournaments allow participants to play with the...

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