Brendan McNamara

@brendanistan

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Un-Intuitive Magic

Brendan looks at a few interesting cards from Unstable preview week.

The Modern Age

The Keyser Soze Twist

Brendan reflects on fallen heroes in a year of brutal real-life plot twists.

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Pro Tour Ixalan Draft Metagame

Brendan runs down the successful draft archetypes at Pro Tour Ixalan.

The Modern Age

Modern Season Begins Today

As Pro Tour Ixalan begins today, so does the preparation for the return of the Modern Pro Tour next February.

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The End of Ixalan Draft?

Brendan reflects on Ixalan draft, his experience at Grand Prix Phoenix, and the upcoming Pro Tour down the road from him.

The Modern Age

Playing Against Tron

Brendan continues his survey of the Modern metagame with some advice on how to play against Tron.

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Drafting Ixalan Archetypes

Brendan breaks down the Ixalan two-color archetypes by tier, and explains how that should influence your early draft picks.

The Modern Age

Blue is Back in Modern

Brendan debuts a new column focused on Modern. This week he looks at two resurgent blue decks—Storm and Jeskai.

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Bad Card Limited

Brendan reflects on why the lower power level of Ixalan Limited is a nice change of pace.

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Winning in Ixalan Limited

Brendan won an Ixalan Limited PPTQ with lots of dinosaurs and lands. Read how to succeed in this new format.

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Sealed in the Time of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are the best natural strategy for Ixalan sealed. But what if you don’t have a good dinosaur deck? Brendan cobbled together a 5-0 in an online PPTQ with green-black explore.

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Dinosaurs Don’t Need Help

Brendan played Dinosaurs at the Ixalan prerelease. Expect to see a lot of them in Sealed.