15 April 2018, Sunday

What is the Pauper Deck for You?

Introduction: Like much of the MTG community I have been swept up by the recent pauper craze mainly pushed by Tolarian Community College. Pauper is a genuinely fantastic format that is well balanced with all of the different types of decks being viable. However, getting into a new format can be extremely overwhelming and I …

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14 April 2018, Saturday

Dominaria Spoilers in Modern: Part One

Preview season has started for the newest Magic: the Gathering set, Dominaria. Today, I want to take some time to talk about what from them I believe will break into Modern. So far, the set looks sweet; it has one of the best removal spells we’ve seen in a while in Cast Down, and a …

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11 April 2018, Wednesday

Exploring the Frontier: Four-Color Marvelli

Hello! I am Aaron Torres, more commonly known around the online Frontier scene as Somnus21, and this is second installation of my column: Exploring the Frontier! These articles will be centered around my newest attempts at building an innovative spin-off of Frontier’s top decks. With so many unexplored interactions in this format, you can expect …

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05 April 2018, Thursday

Untap Frontier Open: What Should You Play?

Hello! I am Aaron Torres, more commonly known around the online Frontier scene as Somnus21, and this is going to be an article on what decks are looking poised to have a good showing in the coming one-day Frontier Open this Saturday. If you’re interested in joining the online tournament, the details and registration link …

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04 April 2018, Wednesday

Blue-Black Control in Today’s Modern

Blue-Black Control is viable again in Modern! While we’ll never get back to 2002 metagames where Control was the undisputed best deck, Modern has slowly shifted into a place where everything is not just turn two, three and four kills. Cryptic Command is a reasonable card to play. This is my favorite way to play …

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28 March 2018, Wednesday

Exploring the Frontier: Eldrazi Red

Hello! I am Aaron Torres, more commonly known around the online Frontier scene as Somnus21, and I’m here to present my column: Exploring the Frontier! These articles will be centered around my newest attempts at building an innovative spin-off of Frontier’s top decks. With so many unexplored interactions in this format, you can expect to …

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26 March 2018, Monday

A Place for Jace: Sculpting the Path to Victory

It’s been over a month since and were unbanned. Despite original opinions, most Modern players, including myself, have decided that the Elf is the more impactful unban, with Jund rising to the top of the metagame, and Jace is simply a nice new include in control decks. The best Jace deck is yet to be …

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23 March 2018, Friday

Upgrading Standard’s Challenger Decks for Frontier

Hi there, I’m Hidde, also known as Dragonfly, and in February Wizards spoiled the decklists for the challenger decks and oh boy was I excited. For just 30 dollars there is an amazing amount of value in these little boxes, and it will make buying into Standard easier than ever… And then I realized that …

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22 March 2018, Thursday

The Blood Moon Decks of Modern

Hello again everyone! A few months ago, I wrote a primer for RW Prison, or Sun and Moon. For those who might not know, this is a Modern prison deck that uses  and  to lock its opponent out of the game, and uses up to six boardwipes to clear their board once it has it’s …

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13 March 2018, Tuesday

Abzan Elves in Modern

Elves has been a powerful tribal deck since Urza’s Saga block, when the printing of created the first iteration of the archetype, Elfball. This deck looked to flood the board with Elves and then won with a Priest of TItania-fueled Fireball to kill the opponent. In the Modern era though, Elves has gotten several useful tools …

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