Brendan McNamara

@brendanistan

The Modern Age

Problems with Delve

Now that Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bloodbraid Elf have been unleashed on the Modern metagame, what does that mean for the delve mechanic?

The Modern Age

Modern Stirrings

Brendan breaks down the potential bans for Modern in the wake of Pro Tour Rivals of Ixalan. Only one card has a big target on its back, but you never know what R&D will ban.

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Vacation from Ixalan

Brendan returns from vacation with a Rivals of Ixalan Sealed PPTQ top 8 report.

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Rainy Toronto Slips Away

Brendan went undefeated on day one of Grand Prix Toronto and came within one game of making the Top 8.

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Tournament Magic is Dying

Tournament Magic is dying. Spikes are leaving the game in droves. It’s not because the game is being designed poorly. It’s because Spikes feel insulted by the prizes they can win.

Hipsters Presents

Our Best Work of 2017

Our gift to you: six of the most memorable articles we published in 2017.

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Six Sweet Vintage Cube Cards

Brendan looks at some of his favorite cards to draft in cube.

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The Glorification of Trolls

Trolls have been established in our cultural lore for millennia. Brendan explores their role in our community and under what bridges they might lurk.

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What I Want from Rivals of Ixalan

Brendan looks at ways Rivals of Ixalan can improve the limited environment.

The Modern Age

Missing Modern Stars

Brendan looks at a few powerful Modern cards that don’t see much play.

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Money for Nothing

Brendan talks about how bad people make money of their hatred, and what we can do about it.