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Going Further with Premier Play Changes

This week we applaud Wizards for making changes to premier play but implore them to go even further

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Improving the Pro Tour, Conclusion

This week we take what we learned from tennis, golf, and bowling and suggest radical changes for the Pro Tour

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Improving the Pro Tour, Part Two

This week we continue our look at how other competitive tours are structured and what we can apply to the Magic Pro Tour

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Improving the Pro Tour, Part One

This week we look at alternative models for the Pro Tour structure in an attempt to address several key issues

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A Troll’s Guide to Magic Origins

This week we provide you an invaluable resource: the Troll’s Guide to Magic Origins. Use it to impress your friends!

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Convicted Sex Offender Wins Magic the Gathering Pro Tour

This week we look at the suspension of convicted sex offender Zach Jesse, why it was the right thing to do, and what it means for the future of competitive Magic

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Magic Origins Spoilers for Everyone!

This week we’re going to take a look at the first half of Origins spoiler season and break down the best five spoilers by psychographic

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Elitism is literally killing Magic and this week we will talk about why its a problem and what needs to be done to fix it.

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Why is Chandra White?

Welcome to Kaladesh where the Indian villagers are poor and helpless while the White folk are both oppressor and savior.

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When Pascal Maynard drafted a foil Tarmogoyf in the Top 8 draft of Grand Prix Las Vegas he turned the Magic community upside down.

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Quality Control

This week we review the litany of quality control issues that have arisen with Modern Masters 2