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Lessons Learned

by Jeff Cunningham August 4 2007

Helloand welcome to Magic Academy! As this is the 48th and final installment of Magic Academy, this week we'll be taking a look back at the series. When Scott Johns first contacted me about...

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Introduction to Innovation

by Jeff Cunningham July 28 2007

Hello and welcome to Magic Academy! This week we'll be looking at common approaches to invigorating familiar strategies. A recurring theme in Magic is innovation. Whenever a new format is...

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Introduction to Combat

by Jeff Cunningham July 21 2007

Hello and welcome to Magic Academy! This week, we'll be reviewing the basics of combat and looking at some common scenarios.Combat is the tactical centerpiece of the turn. Though the correct play...

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Ten Beginner Mistakes

by Jeff Cunningham July 14 2007

Hello and welcome to Magic Academy! This week we'll be looking at some common beginner mistakes, and how to avoid them.Many players first introduced to the game have a simplified understanding of...

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Introduction to Efficiency

by Jeff Cunningham July 7 2007

Hello and welcome to Magic Academy! This week we'll be looking at some basic and important rules of thumb. They all fall under the category of efficiency. Over several games of Magic, minor...

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Playing the Game

by Jeff Cunningham June 30 2007

Hello and welcome to Magic Academy! Today we will consider the act of playing the game itself.Magic is a broad and complex game. In order to make it as manageable as possible for yourself, it's...

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Metagame Workshop

by Jeff Cunningham June 23 2007

Hello and welcome to Magic Academy! This week we will again be looking at the metagame. This time, we'll look at the practical conclusions that stem from an assessment of the metagame.So far we've...

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Playing Against Combo

by Jeff Cunningham June 16 2007

Hello, and welcome to Magic Academy! This week we'll be looking at the most common and effective strategies used against the combo decktype.A combo deck is one that is focused on enacting a...

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Playing Against Aggro

by Jeff Cunningham January 1 2012

Strategies for taking down aggro decks.

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Playing Against Aggro

by Jeff Cunningham June 9 2007

Hello, and welcome to Magic Academy! This week we'll be looking at the most common and effective strategies used against the aggro decktype.An aggro deck is one that attempts to race its opponent...

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