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Important Announcements regarding COVID-19

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Dear Pixels and Bricks community. After much discussion and thought we have decided to suspend ALL events in the upcoming weeks effective immediately. We have made this decision with the health of all those in the Pixels community in mind. We will keep you updated as we get more information. We would like to resume […]

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Ah-Hooo New Mulligans from London.

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It’s official The “London Mulligan” will take effect July 12th at the Core 2020 pre-release. effecting all formats on all platforms (Paper, MTGO and MTG Arena) For those who don’t know, the London mulligan is a change to the existing mulligan rule where players will always draw 7 cards and then put a card on […]

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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 […]

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Ravnica round Three: Guilds of Ravnica

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Guilds of Ravnica is around the corner (Prerelease Sepember 29-30th). This marks the 3rd and (Hopefully final) time that we have a set on Ravnica. We will see 5 guilds (Selesnya, Boros, Golgari, Izzet, and Dimir) and will see the other 5 (Orzhov, Gruul, Simic, Rakdos, and Azorius) next set. So here are my 5 […]

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The state of standard, M19 predictions.

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Here we are again, another year hiatus and we are back posting again, I’ll address the break later but right now lets talk about standard. There is an interesting meta right now that is about to get changed with M19 coming out in 3 weeks, and rotation coming around in a few months. But lets […]