Archive for October, 2007

The Nasty Nine from the Coldsnap – Time Spiral Standard

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

For the first rotation in Standard PDC history, I wrote an article about the nine nastiest cards left to us after Kamigawa took leave. I thought it’d be nice to do the same for this rotation, too. You’ll see the Standard format has matured quite a bit in a year.

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Lorwyn: A Review in Commons

Monday, October 29th, 2007


Five of the Princes of Pauper — 53N531, Eegag, icarodx, Polyjak, and khirareq — dissected the newest set to hit MTGO, taking a look at some commons sure to make a splash on a table near you. Without further ado: click the link to Read more…

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UPDC Season 1 Worlds Preview

Friday, October 19th, 2007


It’s coming!!!
Review these old gems:
* Time Spiral Block Deck-Building Guide (past article)
* Time Spiral Block Metagame Dissection (past article)
…and prepare for some new nuggets of wisdom, on the eve of UPDC’s first gold-plated Worlds Championship!
Forge on if you wish to revisit the decks of Time Spiral Block.

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Magic Menagerie – Snapshots From Standard

Monday, October 15th, 2007


This week’s SPDC Season 3 Worlds tournament marks the end of an era, as Ravnica will see its final play in the Standard format. The past year has been quite a trip, as Paupers saw the format develop and change in interesting and sometimes unpredictable ways. This article will catalog some of the most memorable dates from the past year in Standard Pauper, highlighting the players and decks that will be remembered the most. Enjoy these blasts from the not-so-distant past, as Pauper events prepare to usher in a new era for Standard.

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Start Playing Golgari!

Friday, October 5th, 2007


So they want to blink, do they? How about some instant-speed removal? And they want to drop a Fetters on your finisher? How about sacrificing it to gain 2 life instead? And the best part is, after all the teeth-gnashing and hand-raping is over, at the end of your opponent’s turn, you pay XBB and get a whole handful of creatures to unleash the following turn.
These are the possibilities available to the Golgari mage in Future Extended. With so many half-finished archetypes lingering in the annuls of Standard PDC history, how much longer will XPDC have to wait before the rot farmers start reaping the Harvest their Standard counterparts have sown?

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