Author: SeanFine

Fine Gaming: Garruk and his Super Friends

The Standard that’ll soon be out the door has definitely had some mixed reactions: Some loved the slowed down pace with an emphasis on mono-color devotion and scrying. Others hated how some decks just had no bad match ups, specifically mono black. Who knows what Khans of Tarkir will bring, but that’s another deck for another time. For now, lets look at a brew with one of the most exciting cards from M15: Lets marvel this card for a bit. For one, like Jace the Mind Sculptor, he has four abilities instead of the standard three. Also like Jace,...

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Fine Gaming: BUG Mind Stealer

Since the release of Born of the Gods, there have been many statements that it’s the worst set to have come out since Dragon’s Maze. While it’s not as impressive or game defining as Theros, Return to Ravnica, or Gatecrash, it has made a bit more ripples than previously expected. One aspect that I’m rather fond of are the demi-gods in the set. Now when Ephara was first revealed, I’ll admit I wasn’t that impressed. They need seven devotion and they only get one triggered ability where the mono-colored gods have two abilities and require less devotion? But as...

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Fine Gaming: Testing out Modern

GPT Richmond – AKA My intro into competitive Modern   Just recently I decided to attempt my first modern event, the GPT Richmond at my local card shop. When Innistrad had rotated out, I decided I wanted to try and utilize some of the cards I had accumulated since I got in during the Scars of Mirrodin block. So I figure I try a list that spoke to me, Mono-red Goblins. So I built it, trading and buying the singles I was missing and tried it out. In brief, the deck is pretty fun overall and gives control a run...

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Fine Gaming: Dega-Taur record so far

Fine Gaming: Dega-Taur Win Record After building the Dega-Taur deck from my last article, I went out and tried out against the local competition. With many players try out their new concoctions, it was curious to see what decks would stand out. Firstly, I feel it’s important that a few minor changes were made to the deck before its run. For one, Nykthos does almost nothing for the deck. With no major pour for all the mana, it basically becomes just another colorless land in most cases. It’s been replaced with mountains. Secondly, the sideboard was incomplete, but also...

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Theros Episode 2: Born of the Gods: Attack of the Dega-Taurs: This Title’s way too Long!

    With Born of the Gods being released this weekend, I figured it’s time to try out some deck brewing! Today’s theme: Minotaurs! Now, there are Minotaur decks that exist today, but with additions from Born of the Gods, it just might be enough to make it a force to be reckoned with. Let’s go over the new tools we got! Felhide Minotaur Right now, the only other two drop minotaur in standard is Death Bellow raider, which while a decent card being a 2/3 creature with a drawback, it’s a little hard to make a full on...

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