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Meddling Dangerous Knowledge

Another week, another Eldritch Moon Meddling! This week on Gathering Magic, I break down Unlikely Alliances with an eye for improving the deck. As with all Meddlings, I follow two ‘golden rules’ when it comes to brewing:

  1. I can only add in uncommons and commons. No rares or mythics!
  2. I can only use sets already contained within the deck (in this case, Shadows over Innistrad and Eldritch Moon).

Stop on by and let me know what you think!


A History of Modern Black Removal: The Conclusion

The third part of my three-part series tracing the history of black removal from Shards of Alara to present concludes on Gathering Magic. Come on and stop by!


The Continuing History of Black Removal

Hey folks! Last week I kicked off a history of modern Black removal, starting with Shards of Alara. Today’s article picks up where we left off, beginning with the original Innistrad. If you’re intrigued with the idea of seeing a specific concept in Magic through time-lapse photography, come on by!


Murder: A History

Murder returns in Eldritch Moon, but before you go casting it this weekend, take a moment to explore its place in history in my latest Gathering Magic article.

I trace the history of Black removal in the modern era, from Alara to Mirrodin (next week will be Innistrad to present). What does it mean to see Murder in print again? What does it tell us about the state of the game? I had a blast writing this one, and I hope you enjoy reading it just as much.


Conspiracy: Building an Intro Pack

Ever wonder what it’s like to build an Intro Pack? I wondered the same thing, and decided I’d try my hand at it for a set that didn’t come with any: Conspiracy!

My article was in two parts on Gathering Magic.

Part 1: Choosing a color, and narrowing down the rares and themes

Part 2: Building the deck!

As always, if you enjoy seeing more preconstructed Magic content, make sure to leave a note or comment over there letting them know.




Ertai’s Lament Site Update (Plus a Teaser)

Good evening!

Time for another of the periodic “site news” posts about the state of Ertai’s Lament. These tend to be a bit dry, but I like to keep folks informed. As a reward, there’s a little preview teaser at the end that should get a few folks excited.  Read more »


The Mystery of the Death Mage

Hey, do you like stories about Magic’s history?

Stories about the odd and the curious and the obscure?

If you answered yes to both, you won’t want to miss my feature today over at Gathering Magic.

If you like these sorts of features, don’t forget to leave a comment to let them know, and happy reading!


Medding Horrific Visions

Yesterday over on Gathering Magic, my latest Meddling of the delirium-based Horrific Visions deck went up. Delirium proved an intriguing mechanic to Meddle, since you need a delicate balance between different card types to make the most of it. Come check out what I put together!

As always, if you enjoy Preconstructed content on Gathering Magic (and if you’re reading this, there’s probably a pretty good chance that you do), make sure to leave a comment on the article to let them know!


In Defense of Intro Packs

Last week Mark Rosewater announced that as of the large Fall set, Kaladesh, Intro Packs would be retired in favor of the Planeswalker Decks.

I registered my disappointment today in this week’s article on Gathering Magic.

How do you feel about all this? I’d enjoy hearing your perspectives, too.


Ertai’s Meddling Back on Gathering Magic!

That’s right, I’ve returned to Gathering Magic for one of our most popular features, Ertai’s Meddling!

In this series, I take an Intro Pack deck and tune it up, subject to two simple rules:

  1. No added mythics or rares- commons and uncommons only
  2. I can only draw from card sets included in the original deck

In today’s inaugural feature, we look at the madness-and-Vampire concoction, Vampiric Thirst.

Come on over and let GM know if you enjoy the series!

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