Commanding Opinion: Angus Mackenzie

Angus Mackenzie is one of the legendary creatures that are simultaneously exclusive to Legends and on the Reserved List – making it extremely expensive now. I’m surprised it didn’t spike again when Tiny Leaders became a popular format. So what does he do? Well, for WUG, you get a 2/2 Legendary creature. Nothing too impressive, but he’s …

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Brainstorm Brewery #143 – Double Down

VEGAS HYPE.   Sorry, that slipped out. But, you know. Vegas. Ummmm you know. Hype.   If the gang wasn’t hyped enough already, the cast of the Command Zone EDH podcast on Rocketjump, Jimmy Wong (@jfwong) and Josh Lee Kwai (@JoshLeeKwai)  come by to talk Vegas, EDH, the PT, the CHEATERS at the PT and …

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Weekend Magic: 4/10-4/12

This weekend brought us Pro Tour Dragons of Tarkir. After an intense weekend (especially due to all the infractions that were documented) there was a healthy diversity of decks that made the Top 8. Let’s take a look at these decks and see what types of cards from Dragons were seeing play. Top 8 Decklists …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #114 We Be Draft’in

This weeks show starts with Angelo talking about some very personal things that has been going on. You know all the things he normally says he doesn’t want to talk about. Then after a the guys take a break they come back to go over SCG Cuse. They go over the slight rules changes to …

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Just Juett: DKK Draft #1 (Video)

If you found this article interesting, take a look at ProTrader from MTGPrice.com — it’s designed to help you make money from the game you love by giving you daily updates on all the hottest cards as well as powerful research tools. The cost per month is less than a pack of sleeves (and when …

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Winning TCGplayer Modern States

Believe it or not, I haven’t written a tournament report in a long time and I don’t think I have ever written a report on a deck that wasn’t Zoo. But that’s what I’m going to do today. Here goes nothing! The Deck Infectcreatures (15)4 Noble Hierarch4 Glistener Elf4 Blighted Agent2 Spellskite1 Ichorclaw Myrspells (26)4 Gitaxian …

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Just Juett: FKK Draft #1

If you found this article interesting, take a look at ProTrader from MTGPrice.com — it’s designed to help you make money from the game you love by giving you daily updates on all the hottest cards as well as powerful research tools. The cost per month is less than a pack of sleeves (and when …

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Brainstorm Brewery #142 – Strange Brew

Brainstorm Brewery is a nighttime podcast. There are things that do not bear discussing in the daytime. Imagine how out of sorts the gang was recording a podcast at 3 PM. That’s just… that’s so early.   You know how an episode works, right? A 15 minute “intro” Finance 101 Finance talk Listener submitted questions …

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Kitchen-Table Magic: Ta Ta Tuck

I’ve been playing Commander with my kitchen-table group of friends since the original Commander decks were produced by Wizards of the Coast. I remember sitting in the food court area at GenCon back in 2011 with newly opened Commander decks. We had no idea what we were getting into, but we have had great fun …

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Weekend Magic: 4/3-4/5

Last weekend brought us Star City Games: Syracuse. This Open featured Standard as the main event with a side of Modern and Legacy. Let’s see what the results were and note any trending cards amongst the lists. Star City Games Open – Standard (Syracuse, USA) Decklists Deck Finish Player Deck Finish Player G/R Aggro 1st …

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Commanding Opinion: Toshiro Umezawa

Sorry for having not written anything in quite a while. I’ve been very, very busy with work and family life, so I’m going to be making some edits to guest posts I received a while back and reposting them on here so people can still enjoy them. This was originally a guest post from when I …

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MTG After Hours #11 – Final Straw

Brainstorm Brewery After Hours is a collection of outtakes and stories that aren’t fit for publication on respectable websites. While Brainstorm Brewery is a podcast that strives for a PG-13 rating, After Hours has no such aspirations. This week on After Hours, Corbin is “forced” to tell a story about a trip to Buffalo Wild …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #113 Bear with Imp Wings

This week, we welcome Jon Celso onto the cast as our fourth host. While the departure from Tap’N”Sac has left him a bit upset, we are more than willing to give him a mic seat. We go over the SCG Invitational and Open. We take a few to cover the Gauntlet of Greatness, which figured …

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Why Infect?

Why Infect? Well to start off, I think Infect is currently one of the best decks in Modern and is in my opinion the best aggressive deck in the format at the moment. Bogles, Zoo, and Affinity can all struggle against Lingering Souls. While each deck has the necessary tools to defeat those pesky spirit …

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Three Hundred Sixty Five: Anthony Lowry

Anthony Lowry is a columnist for Star City Games. We chatted about his trip to SCG Dallas, his love of the game, and does he still play fighters. This is an interview that is part of my project called Three Hundred Sixty Five. A project where I try to complete 365 interviews in one year. …

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Privileged Perspective 19 – The Blind Side

Have you ever watched kids play football? I remember hating it at recess; one kid would be “quarterback” and basically every play was a Hail Mary downfield. I would typically take one step across the line of scrimmage and appeal to the kid with the ball that if he just handed off to me, I’d …

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Brainstorm Brewery #141 – Patreonic

The gang is assembled and it’s a very Patreonic episode. New segments are launched, rants are initiated and vocabularies are expanded.What makes the episode Patreonic is the reading of a Patreon finance question and a Patreon pick of the week. Do you want your question addressed and your name mentioned on the cast? Support the …

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Weekend Magic: 3/27-3/29

Last weekend Star City Games brought us two major events: the Invitational and SCG Richmond. The Invitational featured Standard and Legacy action while Richmond featured Standard as the main event with a side of Modern and Legacy. Let’s take a look and see how Dragons of Tarkir has shaken up the format. Star City Games …

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Quick Hit: Premier IQ Spotlighting

I was looking through the StarCity Games Premier Invitational Qualifier decklists from the Richmond Open and I came across a Zoo list played by Jeff Szablak to an eighth-place finish that looks really interesting to me. Jeff Szablak 8th Place SCG Premier IQ Jeff Szablak Zoocreatures (27)4 Knight of the Reliquary4 Loxodon Smiter4 Noble Hierarch4 …

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Important Announcement Regarding Tap N’ Sac Podcast

Brainstorm Brewery is excited to add Tap N Sac to the offerings on the site. For the details of this announcement, check out TNS’s explanation below. Dear listeners of Tap N Sac Podcast, both new and long-time: I am more than excited to announce that Tap N Sac Podcast, a podcast worth fetching for, will now …

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Kitchen Table Magic: Brewing Dragons – Ojutai Advantage

Hello. My name is Dave, and I am a Magiholic. [Editor’s note: Hi, Dave!] At almost 40 years old, I still collect and play with Magic cards. My relationship with Magic began over 20 years ago in high school, but I kicked it for four years, dumping all my Alpha and Beta cards in a …

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Pitt Imps Podcast #112 Back Pain

This week, the Imps have prerelease stories. Not much else really happened in competitive Magic, so its a good thing we had these. We do go over the B&R Announcement as well as the Commander rule change. Keep in mind that none of us are hardcore Commander players so I don’t think we really understood all the …

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Analyzing and Deck Building: Featuring Outpost Siege

A common question people ask is: “How do I build a deck?”  It’s easy to say just get one from the internet and play it tons of times to become proficient, but some people really just have a passion for making a deck themselves.  In my opinion, iterative deckbuilding is the best way to build …

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Will of the Noga: FKK Draft #2

If you found this article interesting, take a look at ProTrader from MTGPrice.com — it’s designed to help you make money from the game you love by giving you daily updates on all the hottest cards as well as powerful research tools. The cost per month is less than a pack of sleeves (and when …

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Brewing with Dragons of Tarkir

Welcome back for Brewing with Dragons of Tarkir! Today, I’ll go over eleven lists that I’ve come up with using some of the new cards from Dragons of Tarkir. These decks won’t have fully formed sideboards, since I don’t have time to test them all or complete knowledge of the metagame (the one exception being …

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