Core 2019: Pick 1 Pack 1 by Martin Zacques

Magic 2019 is here and with Pre-Release out of the way, it’s time to get down to the serious business of drafting.  Remember that Nationals is just around the corner and having a good handle on the M19 Draft format will be a key part of performing well at that tournament.  But unless you’re grinding … Continue reading Core 2019: Pick 1 Pack 1 by Martin Zacques

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Tournament  Report – Win an LED on Affinity: 1st Place by John Burns

This is my first tournament report and I'm doing this from memory on the day after. Some of the descriptions of the early rounds might be a bit brief but I think I got all the important information into it. This was an 18 man tournament that was doing 4 rounds cut to Top 4. … Continue reading Tournament  Report – Win an LED on Affinity: 1st Place by John Burns

Core 2019 Limited: Enemy Colour Pairs by Martin Zacques

Welcome back to our ongoing breakdown of the Magic Core 2019 Draft archetypes. In this article we’re looking at the Enemy Colour Pairs, most of which offer the kind of classic flavour you’d expect from them in a Core Set. And we’ll also look at Simic, which frankly looks like it could have used a … Continue reading Core 2019 Limited: Enemy Colour Pairs by Martin Zacques

GP Copenhagen Recap by Nathaniel Forsyth

GP Copenhagen was the first international GP I could make it to since Vegas, which was almost literally forever ago. And flights were fifty pounds, there and back! Definitely unrelated to my ability to go. Unfortunately, most of the regular crowd weren’t there for my triumphant return to International Cardboard Dragon Fighting. Alex Riley was … Continue reading GP Copenhagen Recap by Nathaniel Forsyth

5 Uncommons to Build Around in Core 2019 Limited by Martin Zacques

The full card list for Magic Core Set 2019 is here. While a lot of the hype has focused on the new versions of the five original Elder Dragons, or the five new Planeswalkers taking centre-stage, I want to focus on Limited. This means getting a feel for the bread-and-butter Commons and Uncommons which will … Continue reading 5 Uncommons to Build Around in Core 2019 Limited by Martin Zacques

Pauper Spotlight: SCGCon Pauper Classic by Branoc Richards

Pauper has been threatening to break out within the last year. Since ChannelFireball started to promote Pauper Side Events at their Grand Prix, more and more attention has been garnered by the format. Although I was persuaded to get into Pauper last year, January was when it really hit its stride. Recently, both SCG and … Continue reading Pauper Spotlight: SCGCon Pauper Classic by Branoc Richards

Anatomy of a 3-0 Draft – Dominaria by Martin Zacques

  While there’s always something new on the horizon in the world of Magic, sometimes it’s worth taking time to slow down and really savour what you’ve got. After a couple of so-so Draft formats in a row, Dominaria has provided us with one of the richest, most rewarding and varied Limited environments in years. … Continue reading Anatomy of a 3-0 Draft – Dominaria by Martin Zacques

Is it time for a Humans ban in Modern? by Ruari Kerr

If you’ve been following Modern, you’ll know that the deck to beat right now is Humans. Since the release of Ixalan, the deck has become one of the pillars of the format, taking down GP Phoenix individually, and Sydney and Toronto as part of a team. The combination of strong disruption with aggressive creatures and … Continue reading Is it time for a Humans ban in Modern? by Ruari Kerr