Author: Andrew.Schneider

Welcome to Atlanta: SCG Invitational Report

Star City Games Invitational: Atlanta This past weekend we had the Star City Invitational here in Atlanta.  The invitationals are always my favorite tournaments to play in.  You get to play 2 formats and it is full of good players.  I love how much more competitive they feel compared to a regular open.  It is really difficult to be completely prepared for 2 formats going in to a tournament.  This was the 4th invitational I played in so I’ve had some experience preparing for the dual format event type.  I figured I’d go over my preparation to give you...

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Seeing Red: Top 4 at the Star City Open Atlanta

Hey guys. Last time I said that I was going to be spending my time attempting to figure out Gatecrash standard. I did a lot of brewing with new cards I liked as well as upgrading some of the current popular decks. I did a good bit of testing with friends against what we considered to be the best obvious deck, Mono Red/Boros. The deck was already good, but the addition of Boros Reckoner really puts it over the top. That card is very good. I’m pretty sure I went about 5-30 against red with all of the different...

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GP Atlantic City and the Deck Everyone Hates

  Grand Prix Atlantic City and the Deck Everyone Hates I haven’t written in a while, it’s been about 2 months I guess. It wasn’t that I haven’t been playing magic it was that I have been playing a lot of mediocre magic and I didn’t think I had any knowledge worth sharing. I 6-3’d 3 Grand Prixs in a row (Charleston, Indianapolis, and Denver). Losing day 2 win and ins was starting to become a specialty of mine. If you read my last article you’ll remember that I was really excited about a hexproof deck that I brewed...

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Success at GP Chicago and my attempt to attack standard at GP Charleston

  Let me start with my adventure of getting to Chicago.  My Dad works for US Airways which is the reason I’m able to travel to so many events.  I get to fly standby for free (until my 24th bday in 10 months that is).  This is a great perk but it also causes me to get in the occasional “bad” spot.  For GP Chicago I was being hosted by Alex Binek because he’s awesome.  The plan was to get there Friday morning and hang out at the event site until Alex got off work.  All of the Friday...

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Returning to Ravnica in SCG Cincinnati and Top 4 in Legacy

  Hey guys, This past weekend I traveled to Cincinnati to visit some family friends and play in the first big tournament that Return to Ravnica was legal.  In standard I played a U/W Aggro deck to an out of the money finish.  I guess I’ve gotten enough exposure that my 110th place finish was worth posting?   4 Dryad Militant 2 Elite Inquisitor 4 Knight of Glory 4 Precinct Captain 4 Silverblade Paladin 2 Sublime Archangel 3 War FalconEnchantments 3 Spectral FlightInstants 4 Azorius Charm Legendary Creatures 4 Geist of Saint Traft 3 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Lands...

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