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Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease Recap

Shadows Over Innistrad, the new block of cards for Magic: the Gathering, officially goes on sale Friday. Last weekend I got to play in a prerelease sealed deck tournament at the Louisville Game Shop to get an early experience with these new cards. During a pre-release tournament, each player is a given a special box of six booster […]

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Grand Meetup Magic: The Gathering Deck Recap

Playing Magic: The Gathering over the course of the Grand Meetup was a lot of fun. While I had a losing record (5-8,) I was second in number-of-games-played, which was my true objective. We had 31 players with a round robin setup: everyone was to try and play everyone else once, but we all knew we wouldn’t […]

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Magic the Gathering Sealed Deck

Seeing as this is the first time I’ve ever built a MTG deck (instead of letting a computer do it for me) I found this guide super helpful: “Your First Sealed Deck” by Jeff Cunningham I didn’t stick to those steps strictly, but it was a good guide to begin with and I’m happy with the […]

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Magic: The Attempt-to-Gather

Geek & Sundry produces an awesome series, called Spellslingers, where Sean Plott (aka “Day[9]”) plays the card game Magic: The Gathering with his nerdy friends. They took a lot of cues from the production of Tabletop, but gave it a unique feel. There’s a lot more shared analysis of the gameplay that doesn’t really happen […]