Post-Combat

Bulk the Halls

Rob reflects on the upcoming end-of-year holidays and shares a fun casual draft format based on bulk rares for playing with friends.

Base Power and Toughness

Rob reflects on the horrible feeling of being powerless.

Who Goes Phyrexian?

Which planeswalker will turn Phyrexian? Rob has the analysis.

Talking Archetypes

Rob is talking archetypes this week, except not the ones you’d expect, unless you’re on the wavelength with Rob.

Flag and Culture

Rob considers what a flag means.

Balancing Acts

Rob reviews the new planeswalker cards from the series of Planeswalker decks. Keeping them out of Standard is a balancing act.

New Worlds

Rob meditates on the solar eclipse, historical antecedents, brave worlds old and new, and what that all means for Ixalan.

Mouth to Scream

Out of Rob’s Mouth, wisdom comes. “Ho ho,” said the keeper of the beat.

Make ’em Laugh

Rob examines the mechanics of humor and what it means for the new Magic humor set, Unstable.

Real Death

Rob reflects on the consequences of death and the representation of grief on Magic: the Gathering cards.

Sacred Cat, Profane Cat

Rob reflects on his pet cats, their mistaken link to the Bubonic Plague, and what that can tell us about Magic worlds.

Value and Legacy

Hour of Devastation is upon us, and Rob is considering the messages sent from Magic’s civilizations. Will Amonkhet leave a legacy of value?