Rich Stein

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What We Learned

Jace the Mind Sculptor Declared Safe in Modern After Zero Copies Appear in Top 8 of Grand Prix Lyon

Jace the Mind Sculptor is clearly Overrated.

What We Learned

Community Calls for Bogles to be Banned after Dan Ward wins Modern GP in Toronto

The sneaky combo deck flies under the Modern radar and carries Dan Ward to the title over Jon Stern’s burn deck.

Grinding It Out

My Actual First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Trophy

This week we celebrate actually getting a trophy in a Rivals of Ixalan friendly Sealed League! No metaphors, just some Merfolk and Dinosaurs stomping all over a league while my baby gets gassy and spits up all over me!

What We Learned

Luis Salvatto Shines the Spotlight on Lantern Control at Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan

Just like everyone expected, Lantern Control was the story of the weekend. Only nine pros showed up to Bilbao with the deck, but Luis Salvatto piloted it all the way to a championship.

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Grinding It Out

My First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Trophy

This week we celebrate some major accomplishments in MTGParenting as we continue to juggle our newfound newborn responsibilities with a Rivals of Ixalan Sealed League.

What We Learned

Marcelino Freeman Crushes Field of Almost 2,000 Players at GP London and Some Folks Showed up for GP Houston

They say everything is bigger in Texas but that’s apparently not true of Rivals of Ixalan limited Grand Prix tournaments […]

Grinding It Out

My First MTGDad Rivals of Ixalan Sealed Pool

We finally dive into a Rivals of Ixalan draft, er sealed pool rather, while balancing changing diapers and helping out with the newborn

What We Learned

Youth Defeats Experience at Grand Prix Indianapolis 2017

Grand Prix Indianapolis kicked off the Rivals of Ixalan season of competitive Magic this weekend. What did we learn about the new limited format and the new coverage format? We also check-in on the Pro Tour Team series!

Grinding It Out

Setting MTGDad Budgets and Goals for the Rivals of Ixalan Season

It’s time for Rivals of Ixalan season and for this MTGDad to set some personal goals for their online account and for their local competitive scene.

What We Learned

Previewing the Rivals of Ixalan Competitive Season

With the pre-release in your rear view mirror and hopefully a few packs in your pocket, Rivals of Ixalan competitive season gets underway this weekend in Indianapolis. Are you prepared for 3 months of RIX action?

Grinding It Out

Returning to the Fold as an MTGDad

After spending nearly five years in retirement, new MTGDad Rich contemplates returning to competitive play.