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State of the Site – March 2016

Back on the first of January, I posted an article here called the “State of the Site.” IIt was the first of its kind, as well as the last- later updates for one reason or another I moved to a Tumblr page, long gone to weeds.

Since I haven’t given a site update in awhile, I thought I’d take a few minutes today to do so, even if 06 March isn’t quite as exciting as a New Year’s Day. Read more »


The Streak Comes to an End

Around three years ago, we started Ertai’s Lament with an ambitious goal: to write a review of a Magic the Gathering preconstructed deck every 48 hours. No-one is more amazed than I that I’ve been able to stick with it, and we’ve written as much as we have. I read on Amazon that the average book is 65,000 words. I did the math and discovered that I had written just over thirteen books’ worth of articles here.

Thirteen books.

But as you might have noticed, we finally missed a review window. The streak had died.

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News: Magic 2014 Intro Packs Revealed!

It looks like we’re going for a planeswalker theme on the Intro Packs this time around! The decks were displayed on today’s Arcana, though we’re still in the dark as to deck names, colour pairings, and decklists.


News & Notes 5/11/2013: Trickery, Tap II, Mind Swarm, and More!

Hey folks! Here are a few updates from the world of Magic and Ertai’s Lament!

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News: Dragon’s Maze Intro Pack Decklists Revealed!

A nice mid-week treat awaits us over on the mothership today, as Magic Arcana has spoiled the decklists for all five Dragon’s Maze Intro Packs. As before, they draw one rare from the new set and one from an old one, either Return to Ravnica or Gatecrash.

Head on over and check them out!


Announcing the Winner of the Gatecrash Meddling Giveaway!

And so the curtain falls on another Magic: the Gathering set, and another series of meddlings over on Gathering Magic. It’s been a tremendous run, and we’ve got some big and exciting news!

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Ertai’s Lament: 2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 770,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 14 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!

Click here to see the complete report.


News: Gatecrash Intro Packs Revealed!

Just a quick note here- yesterday the mothership posted the five upcoming Intro Packs for Gatecrash!

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Reads: Meddling Selesnya Surge… and some news!

Happy Friday! It’s that time again. With the new Intro Packs out, that means I’m up over at Gathering Magic with an eye towards tinkering, tuning, and improving them. Today I take the Green/White Selesnya Surge, with its tokens-and-populate strategy, and give it some much-needed refinements.

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News: Return to Ravnica Event Decks Revealed!

Those watching the mothership yesterday found an unexpected and early treat- the decklists for the two upcoming Event Decks for Return to Ravnica have been spoiled!

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