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Preconstructing Future Sight: Theme Decks... Of the Future!

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar May 14 2007

Good news! My recent look at the preconstructed decks of Planar Chaos received positive reviews from readers, particularly new players. This has emboldened Scott Johns and me to do it again, this...


Preconstructing Planar Chaos

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar April 2 2007

I love preconstructed decks. I have a collection of every precon back through Invasion, with a smattering of earlier ones as well. When my wife and I play Magic at our dining room table or out at...


Going Rogue: Remembering Wood

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar March 19 2007

Blame Chris Millar for this one.Wait, wait, that's getting ahead of myself.Hello and welcome to the second installment of "Going Rogue," my attempt to demonstrate what happens when a home-cooked...


Going Rogue: Curse of the Stromgald Knights

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar December 4 2006

Okay, let's talk deckbuilding. If you are thinking of playing in any sort of constructed competition--be it Champs, Regionals, Friday Night Magic, a Pro Tour Qualifier, or even just a home-brewed...


Return of the Bird Soldier Horror

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar November 29 2006

I know, I know... Where's Gottlieb?!? An increasingly little known fact is that before Building On A Budget, before Into The Aether, before Feature Articles on flavor text writing, I actually...

Building on a Budget

Charge Of The Boros: A Boros Bye-Bye

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar March 20 2006

Hello and welcome to - sniff! - my last Building On A Budget article. I have a few parting thoughts, but I'll wait to share those until I'm actually parting. For now, there's a deck I've left...

Making Magic

Topical Blend #2a - Celebrating Larry

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar March 13 2006

Mark likes to invent conversations that happened at Wizards, so here goes: **phone rings** JMS: Hello? Scott Johns ('s producer): Hey JMS, it's Scott. We're going to do...

Making Magic

Topical Blend #2a - Leader Of The Snack

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar March 13 2006

I've started my new job at Taco Bell, which so far has been fan-friggin-tastic. People work hard here, but they also have a tremendous amount of fun. They also have Taste Panels four times a day,...

Building on a Budget

Charge Of The Boros: Concerted Stubbornness

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar March 6 2006

I suffer from what I've commonly called “rogue-itis.” That is, when building decks I tend to gravitate to the deck ideas I've never seen before, or where I think I can break new ground. If...

Building on a Budget

Charge of the Boros: Swift And Tender

by Jay Moldenhauer-Salazar February 27 2006

  Greetings and welcome to my last preconstructed deck evolution! I enjoyed the debate on last week's Message Boards about which one should be the focus of this last experiment. Some said it...

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