Only Built 4 Cubin’ Lynx—You Shall Not Pass

As Hipsters’ new Cube columnist I feel like it is my duty to inform and educate the masses about the world’s greatest Magic format. Today I’ll be talking about the cards your neighbor to the left should never, ever see.

Death

Heard this one before? “Card X is great!” “Not really. Dies to Doom Blade.” Every (non-black) creature can be subject […]

Provident Planning

Between the five limited events I entered, the several two-person cube drafts, and a bonkers session of “shop for foils,” Jess Stirba had a great time at GP Providence.

A Visual Diary of GP Providence 2013

Rolex drove two-thirds of the Christian Hunters, featuring the Obliterator, and Connor “Purple” Hayes to the Providence Convention Center. Before […]

The Chronicles Effect (June 10)

This week we’ll take a look at the prices of Modern Masters cards in two major secondary markets and compare them to the price of their latest printings to see if the Chronicles Effect holds true for the latest set completely comprised of reprints. We also round up last week’s community links, review the wallpaper of the week, and consider the Invasion Block draft going down this week at Twenty Sided Store.

The Scrub Report—Goodbyes and Hellos

After my thrilling 3-2 victory (?) on Magic Game Day two weeks ago, I decided to tweak the deck and […]

2,600 Words About One Dragon’s Maze Draft

Last Friday I had a hell of a good time at FNM at Twenty Sided Store, even if it didn’t turn out to be one of my better draft results.

The Blur of Modern Masters

There’re a lot of new and old illustrations on Modern Masters cards. What does the entire set look like averaged out?

The Twenty Sided Metagame for May 31

This week’s State of the Meta finds that Control seems to be making a comeback.

We Meet Again, Baltimore

The Baltimore Convention Center and I have a little history, none of it good—so I was looking for a little redemption last weekend at the SCG Open.

RTR Block Combat Tricks

Prepare for GP Providence with this handy list of all the instants, bloodrush, and flash creatures of Return to Ravnica block.

When Nature Calls

There was a time when playing anything higher than four mana was tantamount to suicide in Modern. But with recent shifts in the Modern metagame, Li Xu has discovered that Scapeshift (featuring Primeval Titan) is extremely well-positioned.