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30
Jul
Provd

Eldritch Moon: Unlikely Alliances Review (Part 1 of 2)

Released in 1997, Weatherlight was the third set of Mirage block, but had only the loosest of ties to the first two sets (Mirage and Visions). Rather, the graveyard-focused Weatherlight was a prelude of sorts for a multi-block-spanning story called- surprisingly enough- the Weatherlight Saga.  Read more »

28
Jul
201415Precons

2014-15 Precon Championships: Round 3 and the Leaderboard

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and they’re not wrong- we’re already one division down with just three to go! This past weekend saw some exciting precon head-to-head action. We’ve got a Divisional Champion, and move on to the Tinsman Division! Read more »

27
Jul
Murder

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!

26
Jul

News & Notes 7/26/16

Hey folks, just a quick note here about the Precon Championship! There’s a slight delay in getting the prediction thread for the next round of matches up. It will be up later in the week, probably tomorrow evening, with the results going up Sunday. Sorry for the inconvenience!

23
Jul
201415Precons

2014-2015 Precon Championships: Nagle Division (Part 2 of 2)

And we’re back with more exciting preconstructed action, as the second round of the Nagle Division showdown is underway. Last week eight decks became four, and today, four decks will become one. Read more »

20
Jul
Dead Weight - MtG - Randy Gallegos

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!

18
Jul
201415Precons

2014-15 Precon Championships: Round 2 and the Leaderboard

Welcome back to the Precon Championships! The 2014-15 season has just kicked off with the opening round of action as the Nagle Division went from eight contenders, down to four. Not only that, but a number of contenders have joined the Prediction League, competing for a treasure trove of prizes including an Eldritch Moon Prerelease Pack and more than a dozen boosters. If you’re joining us for the first time, there’s still plenty of action ahead- make sure to get your predictions posted to be in the hunt! Read more »

16
Jul
201415Precons

2014-2015 Precon Championships: Nagle Division (Part 1 of 2)

There have been six previous Preconstructed Championships, and the outsize Nagle Division of the Rosewater Conference has tasted eternal glory not once, but twice. In the 2005-07 Season, Endless March from Planar Chaos was the last deck standing. Then for the 2011-12 Season, an Event Deck from Innistrad, Hold the Linelaid it all on the line and saw its name enshrined in the halls of heroes forever.  Read more »

13
Jul
nof

Eldritch Moon: Dangerous Knowledge Review (Part 1 of 2)

If you were asked what Magic: the Gathering set most resembles Howard Philip (HP) Lovecraft, and your answer was Eldritch Moon, few could fault you for your choice. After all, the latest turn taken on the plane of Innistrad was inspired by the cosmic horror prevalent in Lovecraft’s work, of which Call of Cthulhu is perhaps best known. The creature of the story, initially published in 1928 in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, could easily stand in for Emrakul.  Read more »

13
Jul
Murder

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.

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