Drawing Live

Should I Play This Land?

When is it correct to play your last land? When is it correct to sandbag multiple lands? Zach tells you what to think about when answering these questions.

We’ve Been Here Before

Zach thinks the Ixalan Limited format kind of bad. Why is this so? Why is this a development problem? And what’s the deal with Explore?

How Good is Pacifism Anymore?

Pious Interdiction could be one of Ixalan’s best common removal spells, but Pacifism effects have gotten worse and worse lately. Find out if it’s great, good, or blah!

Ixalan at a Glance: Pirate’s Cutlass and Grim Captain’s Call

Sometimes, prereleases are defined by unassuming, unexpected powerhouses. Here are two such cards you need to know about: Pirate’s Cutlass and Grim Captain’s Call?!

The Power of Exploring

Explore is one of the most nuanced mechanics in a while. It’s devilishly simple, obviously powerful, yet difficult to evaluate. Here’s why.

Drafting Iconic Masters

Zach was among the first people to play Iconic Masters sealed, and likely the first to draft it outside of Wizards R&D. Read his impressions here!

How to Blind Prerelease Iconic Masters

Zach talks how to play a prerelease when you haven’t seen any card. Like if you were going to play Iconic Masters at HasCon this weekend…

First Glance at Ixalan Design

Ixalan spoiler season has begun with a bang! With six mechanics, Zach evaluates them for complexity creep.

Awaiting the Iconic

Iconic Masters is coming in soon, and with a blind prerelease, the likes of which we haven’t seen in over twenty years! What might be inside? Let’s figure it out!

This is 31

Magic is an old game. It’s been with some of us for the majority of our lives. As his birthday looms, Zach reminisces on the many ways Magic has changed his life.

The Prowess of Prowess

Prowess is finally growing up and murdering people on the backs of 2/1 afflicting snakes. But how strong is it really? How much mana is Prowess worth?

Un-Necessary Design

One of the major reasons Un-sets exist is to provide seeds for future designs. Did Unglued and Unhinged Unstable revolutionize design? Does it matter if they did?