Brendan McNamara

@brendanistan

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Getting Some Modern Reps with Affinity

Brendan took Affinity out for a tune-up at a local Modern PPTQ and made his first top eight in the format before losing to a crazy Paradox Engine combo deck.

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Minnesota Feats

Brendan returns from Grand Prix Minneapolis with a Sealed masterpiece from the Sunday PTQ. See how to win without broken rares.

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Lessons from Kyoto

Brendan reflects on some key moments from the coverage of Pro Tour Hour of Devastation in Kyoto last weekend.

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Rainy Toronto Slips Away

Brendan went undefeated on day one of Grand Prix Toronto on a disastrous Friday night with no sleep and came within one game of making the top 8.

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Almost My Hour

Brendan finished third in an Hour of Devastation Limited PPTQ. Read his tips to prepare for Grand Prix Toronto and Kyoto.

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Release the Devastation

Brendan reports from the Hour of Devastation pre-release. First impression? The mana is a lot worse for aggressive decks.

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Vintage Cube in Blue and White and Red

Brendan takes the Magic Online Vintage Cube for a few spins.

Spoiler Season

Top Eight Standard Spoilers

Brendan breaks down the top eight spoiled Hour of Devastation cards for Standard.

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Fun in the Sun

Brendan takes Time to Reflect on his personal highlights of Amonkhet Limited. Fun for the whole family!

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Five Lessons from Grand Prix Vegas

Brendan shares five lessons from the Magic extravaganza in the desert that was Grand Prix Las Vegas.

Hipsters Presents

12 Combos That Break Solemnity—Number 4 Will Shake Legacy

Did you see the new broken white enchantment? Magic is ruined forever. Three mana, win the game? Learn how with this one weird trick.

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Repetition is Variation

Brendan reflects on repetition and the competitive grind as he heads to Grand Prix Las Vegas.