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10
Jul
Goblin Artisans

Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest: The Conclusion

At last, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is here! The Build a Goblin Artisans Magic 2013 Intro Pack is over, the polls complete, the voices heard. All that remains is to unveil the final selections, and pick two winners for the prize packages.

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3
Jul
Goblin Artisans

Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest: Part 5

Splice the mainbrace, we’ve got ourselves a crew, begad! Thanks to you we’re now one step closer to building our Intro Pack for the Magic 2013: Goblin’s Lair set.

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29
Jun
Goblin Artisans

Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest: Part 4

While the conversation was lively and spirited, in the end there could be only… two? That’s right, our last poll let you, the readers, pick the two rare cards for our Goblin Artisans “M13″ Intro Pack build, and as our deck develops it will be doing so on the back of the Raiding Pirate!

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25
Jun
Goblin Artisans

Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest: Part 3

Two polls down, and the Goblin Artisans M13 Intro Pack deck we’re building is shaping up! In our first poll, we asked you to determine a colour pairing, and by a slender margin Blue/Black struck out ahead. This time, the results for selecting a theme were not close. By a landslide, the deck’s theme will be…

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21
Jun
Goblin Artisans

Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest: Part 2

The colour pairing poll went up earlier this week, and after the requisite four days we’re back with the results! The race was tightly-fought to the very end, but when the final buzzer sounded there could be only one winner.

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17
Jun
Goblin Artisans

Build a Magic 2013 Intro Pack Contest

There’s something about a competition that brings people together once it’s concluded. Certainly in my seasons playing Aussie Rules, there was nothing better than sharing tales on the day over a few pints with the opposition after the game. One could hardly expect things to be much different when the clash is in the arena of the mind instead of the body, and it is just this coming together that has inspired some of the more interesting collaborations in the Magic community today.

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28
Dec
Animate Dead

Into the Roil: Graveborn (PDS)

I strolled the hallways of nothingness in search of battle. Quite simply, I was looking for a fight. The plane of Innistrad had left a bitter taste in my mouth. It was a new place and I was unaccustomed to its mana.

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27
Jun

Guest Meddling: Devouring Skies (New Phyrexia)

So, here we are… the fires of war have been extinguished by the icy breath of death… all the battle cries that have planted the seed of hope into the hearts of those who charged forward have faded into a melancholic silence… all those artfully crafted weapons were exposed to decay just like the courage of those wielding them.

The plague of Phyrexia has come over Mirrodin- it has consumed another world leaving us speechless to a scenario that we explore in New Phyrexia. As corruption has spread, innovation has declined. Phyrexia’s tools for victory are fear, doubt, infiltration, and defiling what is good and noble. How do you fight an enemy that does not attack your house but your very heart? Not your home but your hope?

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16
May

Guest Meddling: Doom Inevitable (Mirrodin Besieged)

Being invited for guest-meddling, I decided to look into the MBS deck that seems most appealing to me: Doom Inevitable. Although I’d rather get my after work drink with the Mirrans than the Phyrexians, the subtlety and wit with which they are pursuing their goals – though we already know the outcome – hint at a long-term master plan that needs to be admired.

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3
Feb

The Rotters Don’t Stand a Chance: JayBoosh at the Prerelease

Best known for his outsize personality on The Eh? Team Podcast, Jay “JayBoosh” Tuharsky has been a longstanding reader and friend of the Lament. On today’s guest piece, he decided to share his thoughts and experiences from the Mirrodin Besieged prerelease weekend and thoughts on some of the new cards.

For those of you that dont know me, why the hell dont you know me?  Whats wrong with you?  My name is Jay, I’m part of a great Calgary Magic community, and an awesome podcast (the Eh Team!).  I have been proclaimed the Limited Champion (Ed. note: *cough* casual flight *cough*), and I’ve been known to voice my opinion without filter.  Today I wanted to show my support for one of my favorite MTG websites (this one!) and give you guys some insight on how my prerelease experience went.
 
As a quick preface, I wanted to mention that I went Mirran both days.  There is one simple reason for this: consistancy.  I am in favor of Phyrexia winning (who cheered for Luke Skywalker anyway?) and yes, im aware that the “power” of the Phyrexian packs was “higher” or “better”.  That being said, i am in no way in favor of playing an all in or nothing format in limited.  The format is frustrating enough as it is, why would i pay 60 dollars (30 each day) to potentially open a pile of unplayable crap? I personally know more than enough people that can attest to this being how their prerelease went, needless to say they didnt have any “fun.”

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