Derek Gallen

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@DGallenMtg

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

A Spike’s Wellness Primer

Derek applies systems he has studied over the past decade towards improving your EV at Grand Prix and PTQs.

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

My First PTQ in Ten Years

Derek hit a Modern PTQ this past weekend in Jersey, to see if his skills stood the test of time.

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Silence, Exile, and Cunning — M15: From Bread to Spread

M15 draft strategy coming from endless Team Draft League Season Two experience, Derek style!

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Goodbye, Sphinx’s Revelation

In which Derek bids a less-than-fond farewell to everyone’s favorite X spell.

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Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Leveling Up at GP Worcester 2014

Last weekend Derek brought Angel Pod to battle in beautifully bleak, dilapidated New England. Find out how he fared!

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

In the Shadow of the Colossus

GP Worcester is this weekend, and predicting its metagame has bent Derek out of shape.

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Coffin Maker

How does Derek love Shriekmaw in Modern? Let him count the ways.

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Reflecting on Team Draft League

Derek takes a ravening bite out of Team Draft League—and learns something about teamwork from his Uncle Joey along the way.

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Climbing Mount Ordeals

Derek takes “Angel Pod” for a spin at Tuesday-night Modern, and digs on Athreos, God of Passage in the board.

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Legacy of the Wizard

Derek dives headfirst into Legacy, dabbling with Punishing Jund before piloting a brew featuring … Bojuka Bog?

Silence, Exile, and Cunning

Beginning Again

Hipsters welcomes new writer Derek Gallen, as he recounts his journey back to Magic: The Gathering after ten years away.