Zach Barash

@ImproPhilo

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Design of a Card: Cogwork Archivist

Cogwork Archivist quietly fixes serious past play issues, creating something new and nuanced.

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Does Magic Still Need Reach?

Over the years, Magic has added new mechanics and benched the underperformers. Is it time to drop Reach from the starting lineup?

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Learning Lessons

Learning is awesome, both in life and in Strixhaven draft.

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How to Draft Strixhaven, Part 2—Removal

Strixhaven arrives in a few short days! Get ready for prerelease by learning the most important cards: all the common removal spells.

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How to Draft Strixhaven, Part 1—Archetypes & Mechanics

Strixhaven drafts begin next week! Get ready for prerelease with our archetype and mechanic breakdowns!

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Design of a Card: Professor Onyx

Strixhaven preview season preempted itself with one of the most unusual Lilianas ever. Dive into the design of Professor Onyx.

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Never Failing to Find

Magic continues to move away from searching your deck and toward Impulse effects.

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The Sky is Still Not Falling

Universes Beyond is just another chapter among many that didn’t and won’t kill the game.

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How to Learn a Cube (Featuring TeamJbro’s ETB Cube!)

Enter Zach’s mind as he prepares to draft Jonathan Brostoff’s wild ETB Cube.

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Cubing without Drafting

Curating a cube without the ability to draft it is weird, but can open weird and awesome doors.

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Design of a Card: Aegar, the Freezing Flame

Aegar, the Frozen Flame is stuffed to the gills with power and complexity, much like Kaldheim as a whole.