Zach Barash

Senior Staff Writer

@ImproPhilo

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Mythic Edition is the Missing Masters Set

Much has been said of whether Guilds of Ravnica Mythic Edition should exist, but today, let’s talk about *why* it exists.

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The Mechanics of Guilds of Ravnica

Guilds of Ravnica has five mechanics, four of which are brand new and three of those are quite familiar. Zach’s here to review all five!

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Ribbons of Night Rocks!

Some folks have pet cube cards, and for Zach, it’s Ribbons of Night. It’s not good enough for Legacy Cube, but in the right place, it can be just perfect.

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The Future of Masters

Masters sets were supposed to be biannual, themed products, but the next set is nowhere to be found. Is the Masters line dead?

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The Year in Review

As his birthday approaches, Zach takes stock of Magic’s past year: a year of very high highs and low lows.

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Saying Thanks

How do you respond to compliments? Zach shares his experience.

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Preparing for the Moment

Sometimes, life just makes you sad when you should be happy. Today, on the eve of Gen Con, let’s talk about that.

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The Road to Gallant Cavalry

It seems like white’s been making pairs of 2/2s forever, but in fact, it’s a recent innovation. Today, let’s dive into the surprisingly brief history of Gallant Cavalry!

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Subtlety Hidden within Simplicity

For a supposedly simple format, there’s a lot going on in M19. Thread the needles properly and you can draft some truly excellent control decks.

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The Designs of Magic 2019

Zach gives some quick hit analysis of Magic 2019 card designs.

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The Triumphant Return of Core Sets

Magic 2019 is a core set with potentially the largest audience ever. Find out who it’s for, who it might not be for, and why its design is so fascinating!