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My First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Trophy

This week we celebrate some major accomplishments in MTGParenting as we continue to juggle our newfound newborn responsibilities with a Rivals of Ixalan Sealed League.

What We Learned

Marcelino Freeman Crushes Field of Almost 2,000 Players at GP London and Some Folks Showed up for GP Houston

They say everything is bigger in Texas but that’s apparently not true of Rivals of Ixalan limited Grand Prix tournaments […]

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My First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Pool

We finally dive into a Rivals of Ixalan draft, er sealed pool rather, while balancing changing diapers and helping out with the newborn

What We Learned

Youth Defeats Experience at Grand Prix Indianapolis 2017

Grand Prix Indianapolis kicked off the Rivals of Ixalan season of competitive Magic this weekend. What did we learn about the new limited format and the new coverage format? We also check-in on the Pro Tour Team series!

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Setting MTGDad Budgets and Goals for the Rivals of Ixalan Season

It’s time for Rivals of Ixalan season and for this MTGDad to set some personal goals for their online account and for their local competitive scene.

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Previewing the Rivals of Ixalan Competitive Season

With the pre-release in your rear view mirror and hopefully a few packs in your pocket, Rivals of Ixalan competitive season gets underway this weekend in Indianapolis. Are you prepared for 3 months of RIX action?

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Returning to the Fold as an MTGDad

After spending nearly five years in retirement, new MTGDad Rich contemplates returning to competitive play.

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Grand Prix Santa Clara and Closing Out the Ixalan Season

Grand Prix Santa Clara was the final event before Rivals of Ixalan goes live. Before you gear up for your RIX prereleases, take a look back on the 111 days of the Ixalan season of competitive Magic.

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Five Dates to Circle on the 2018 MTG Calendar

We kick off the new year by highlighting a handful of events we’re super excited for on the 2018 Magic calendar!

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Top Five Stories in the Magic Community in 2017

It’s remarkable to me that 2017 will be over in just a couple of weeks. This year has both been […]

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Could There Have Been an Unstable Grand Prix?

Two Modern Grand Prix were held this weekend but Unstable was the talk of the town. Should it have been the featured format for a Grand Prix as well?