Predicting the next Duel Deck

                 Today I’m going to take a shot at predicting what the next walker versus walker Duel Deck is going to be. I think I know, and I’m going to tell you how. While the duel decks have always alternated between “faction versus faction” and “Planeswalker versus Planeswalker” decks, for the longest time there …

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Searching Standard: A Whole New World

This week I was going to take a glimpse into some fun, off beat decks that you can assemble for a fairly cheap price tag and have fun playing at your LGS that will leave your opponents scratching their head asking what just happened. Mark Rosewater and Wizards of the Coast made a major announcement …

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Searching Standard: Devoted to Devotion

When you look at standard right now there is such a wide variety of decks it is almost mind boggling. I don’t think there has been a time in recent memory where such a variety of decks were on the table and every single one had the potential to actually take down a big tournament, …

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Searching Standard: Nissa, Worldwaker in Standard

Hello, my name is Josh Bickle and this is the first in a series of articles that will continue to look at Standard Magic as it evolves; from deck building, to play strategies, to individual cards, we will delve deep into the heart of Magic’s most changing format. Today we are going to start by …

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BUG Walkers in Standard

It all started with Ashiok. When was first spoiled, I wasn’t too excited about the card, but over time it started growing on me and I found myself attempting to brew decks with the card. Ranging from including it with a BUG Duskmantle Seer build, to creating a Dimir Control deck, Ashiok came in and …

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Fine Gaming: Boss Goblins

  With the release of the M15 Core set, it’s both a very exciting time for magic, with the reprintings of many important and valuable cards, such as , , and , as well as the printing of many interesting new cards! The new planeswalkers are all of course very interesting and will most certainly …

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Did you know? Foil Deadeye Navigator, Scavenging Ooze

Did you know? Foil is $17.00! SCG is a little bullish on this, because the markup over TCG player is a little higher than usual. TCG mid is at 13.88. Once we passed the banned and restricted announcement, they  upped their price. Make no mistake; this card is very powerful in commander. Every enter the …

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Revisiting Alara: Naya

NAYA                 Naya is the Shard without blue and black mana. Without the influence of blue’s domestication and black’s rampant death, Naya grew into a realm of unbound growth. Many of the lifeforms of the shard have grown to sizes all but unheard of on most other worlds, and you can’t throw a rock in …

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Did you know? Foil Mana Confluence, Nykthos

Did you know? Foil from Journey into Nyx is down to $30.00! They were $50.00 when the set released. Now that people have had a chance to redeem some and fulfill demand, the price has adjusted. It’s also seeing little play right now after the pro tour, but I think once rotation comes along there …

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Waste Not, Revisited

  I almost had to do a spit take the first time I cast Whispering Madness. Here’s the scenario. My opponent, playing Blue/White Control, is tapped out. I have a Lifebane Zombie and Waste Not in play, and have just untapped with four mana available, and my one-of Whispering Madness is in my three card …

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