As many of you know, I have a column at Quiet Speculation called ‘Magic Beyond the Box,’ which looks at preconstructed Magic from a more general angle. Although it’s been on hiatus for much of Autumn, it will begin again this week with a Meddling of Innistrad’s Repel the Dark. As a bit of bonus content today, here’s a reprinted article from the QS vault. It originally ran on 15 December, but the thoughts within it are as true today as they were then- if not perhaps a little moreso. Enjoy!