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Pauper Burn in the new era

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The Pauper bans (Gush, Gitaxian Probe, and Daze as of 5/20) have had a little time to settle into my brain and I now have a few thoughts on what it means for the noble red mage, as well as the format in general. Honestly, Daze makes sense. It’s probably too “free” of a magic […]

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Spicy Brews, Toasty Shoes, how do we storm off??

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[Rated pg-13 due to language] Hello Friends! Sit back, relax, and settle in, because now its time for another unreasonably long post about magic decks that will probably never be competitive but also they might be! Sweet. Let me set the mood for you if you’re so inclined! The other day Matt got me thinking […]

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PREP FOR SATURDAY STANDARD: What War of the Spark brings to the table of an already diverse metagame. By Todd Grindle

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Rewind the clock to the year 2017. In the space of a year, Emrakul, the Promised End, Smuggler’s Copter, Reflector Mage, Felidar Guardian, Attune with Aether, Rogue Refiner, Ramunap Ruins, and Rampaging Ferocidon are banned. This is the peak of non-diversity within Standard, and arguably one of the darkest moments since the days of slapping […]