Tag Archive: Born of the Gods

Organizing Your Collection #1 – Piles of Cards

When we moved house a few months ago, Himself wanted to call our new house ‘the house of cards’ as we own so many. Often we have piles of cards all over the house, until I get around to sorting them all out again. Himself has been playing Magic off and on since he was …

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Forced Fruition Episode 10: Champion of Sacrifice

It’s Important to Remember Your Goals And with this tenthth episode of Forced Fruition, I would like to think I stayed true to what I set out to do. My primary goal with this series is to learn by doing, and specifically trying things out and learning from mistakes. There are some unique and interesting …

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Forced Fruition, Episode 5: Sealed PTQ Practice

‘Tis the Season It’s that time of year when we get to play Sealed PTQs. The format has its upsides and downsides and you’re certainly going to increase your odds of winning by practicing as much as possible. I like Sealed because it evens the playing field to a degree by emphasizing deckbuilding. I also …

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Forced Fruition Episode 2: Diggin’ Through the Yard

  Hello and welcome back to Forced Fruition, the Magic show where we strive to better ourselves by identifying a theme and sticking to it! This time around I drafted a green-black graveyard deck in a BNG THS THS Swiss event. Some tough decisions were made during the draft portion and the games turned out …

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Episode 25 – Xenagos, God of Formats

Podcast: Download (Duration: 31:00 — 12.4MB)Our 25th episode is chockablock full as we uncover Conspiracy, speculate on the potential cards in FTV: Annihilation, and do our own fantasy Pro Tour Born of the Gods draft. Cameron also spends a bit of time evaluating Xenagos, God of Revels. He likes it. He likes it a lot. …

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Standard Commander Gatecrash Archetypes and Example Decks (Part 2)

Author’s note: Since this article series was started, Born of the Gods has been released. Its addition altered the Dimir, Simic, and Gruul decks enough to warrant a revision of the example deck lists. For the Standard Commander format including Return to Ravnica block and Theros block, the addition of the Born of the Gods …

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The Spike Feed #24 – “New” Standard

Podcast: Download (Duration: 35:48 — 1.0MB)Dustin, Curtis, and Cameron take some time to analyze the brand “new” standard format that debuted this weekend. Decks changed a bit, prices fluctuated, and we’re generally unhappy with all of it. Thanks for joining us!   Hosted by: Dustin Gore Cameron McCoy – @Cameron_mccoy Curtis Nower – @CurtisNow Music …

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Casually Infinite – Rare Drafting

If you’re not, you should be. Rare drafting is a vital strategy if you’re seeking to cut down on your Magic expenses or go infinite. It is a way to help boost the EV of a given draft and make sure you’ll have the money to enter the next draft you want to play in. …

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Brewing with Born of the Gods, Part 2

Welcome back for part two of Brewing with Born of the Gods. You can read part one here. Once again, I can’t provide tuned lists or sideboards, as there’s no way I could test that much, but I can provide some suggestions to consider for each sideboard. I’ve updated a couple of the top-tier decks this …

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The Financial Five: Born of the Gods

It’s the first set of 2014! The second installment of Theros block, Born of the Gods, is here, ready to improve your favorite Standard brew.  More importantly for MTG financiers, a whole batch of potential investments are waiting for speculation. Here are my five picks for a beneficial Born of the Gods speculation session (say …

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The Spike Feed #23 – Death Rites

Podcast: Download (Duration: 37:35 — 15.1MB)Following up on last episode’s talk, we go in-depth on the changes to the banned and restricted list in Modern. Dustin covers the financial impact, Curtis hits the new metagame, and Cameron dreads his impending bankruptcy. We also spend a little time on the prerelease, and Cameron gets a whole …

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Brewing with Born of the Gods, Part 1

Welcome to my first brewing article for Brainstorm Brewery. For those who haven’t read my brewing articles in the past, I try provide a glimpse at what I feel is possible in Standard. Since I obviously can’t test all of these decks, though, I don’t build complete 75-card decks. Instead, I provide four cards to …

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The Spike Feed Episode 22 – To Ban or Not to Ban

Podcast: Download (Duration: 44:28 — 17.8MB)In this week’s episode we go over Cameron’s recent pursuit of Legacy, discuss some of the new spoiled cards, and speculate wildly about the fate of the banned list for Modern. Thanks for listening! Your hosts: Dustin Gore Cameron McCoy – @Cameron_mccoy Curtis Nower – @CurtisNow Music by Micah Jones