Magic Origins upgrades to Red

With the release of Dragons of Tarkir, red decks finally had their time in the sun with Atarka Red and Mono-Red aggro having great performances at tournaments, including the Dragons of Tarkir Protour where it won against UB Control. Since then, the archetype has diminished a bit, but remains to be a contender. With the …

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Magic Artists and their least favorite pieces

Welcome to a new series (until I run out of artists to meet at GPs) on Roxie Cards. The idea came to me at Grand Prix Las Vegas. While most people like to talk to artists about their favorite pieces or other topics, I wanted to go a different route. Not one to hold up …

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Keeping up with Esper Dragons in Standard

Keeping Esper Dragons Up to Date With the rapid evolution of the standard metagame, what is considered the best one week will not necessarily be the best the next week. Many players have dropped Esper Dragons for some flavor of Abzan (megamorph, midrange, and aggro), or a deck that exploits Abzan weaknesses. Why? Is it …

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Video Spotlight: Esper Dragons

Yet Another Esper Dragons Article It’s pretty well established currently that Esper Dragons is one of the best decks in Standard. Today, I’ve taken that list and put my own spin on it as well as played some rounds to show off how versatile this deck is. For reference, here’s the exact list I’m playing …

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Playtest Perspective: Jund Midrange vs Temur Dragons

In today’s Playtest Perspective video, two non aggressive decks face off against each other. Jund Midrange is similar to Gerrard Fabiano’s standard Jund list, which combines removal and big creatures to keep the game in it’s advantage. With the help of for recursion, and for extra cards, the deck should always have a play. Temur …

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The value of Dragons of Tarkir

We are about a month in from playing with the new cards from Dargons of Tarkir (if you count the prerelease), and with a Pro Tour and a few Grand Prix events that have passed, it’s now a good time to see what cards are performing financially from the new set. Note, all prices are …

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Through the Storm – Modern

Through the Storm One of the best (and easiest) ways to win in Magic is by attacking with Emrakul, the Aeons Torn.  Now, I’m sure you’re aware of the normal ways to get everyone’s favorite flying spaghetti monster into play – Through the Breach, Tooth and Nail, and of course, good-ol’-hardcast-for-fifteen-mana have all been tried, …

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Alter Spotlight: Yuki Alters

Space Jace? Banksy Pack Rats? For alters, Jason Shu has them covered. As a Magic player and artist, he recently created his own page, Yuki Alters, fitting time into his busy schedule to do all kinds of creations for cards. We met met up with Jason to talk about his new project and get his …

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A flavor look at Magic: Origins

MAGIC: ORIGINS Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the last core set has been announced and we’ve found out some details about it. In today’s post I plan to go over those details, why they’re important, and make some predictions. The set is called Magic: Origins and the prerelease is July …

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Dragons of Tarkir Preorders are up

  Dragons of Tarkir is looking to be an exciting set and we wanted to let you know that Battlegrounds is accepting preorders update daily with the new spoilers. Check them out to get locked in on your Dragons and Sarkans early!  

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