Zach Barash

Senior Writer

@ImproPhilo

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Mastering Modern Masters, 2017 Edition

Do you want to become a Modern Masters master drafter? Well, look no further! Zach has everything you need to know from release weekend.

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Mastering Modern Cube

Zach breaks down Magic Online’s new Modern Cube. Learn how it stacks up against the competition and what you need to win your next draft!

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Modern Masters: Khans or Shards?

Modern Masters 2017 is a multicolored set! Will it follow in the footsteps of Limited all-star Khans of Tarkir or Limited less-then-perfects like Shards of Alara or Legendary Cube? Find out here!

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A Dangerous Standard Looms

Standard is out of the frying pan but potentially heading straight for the fire. Amonkhet looms large, and with it, there may come more bannings.

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Where is the Modern Masters 2017 Grand Prix?

There is no Modern Masters 2017 Grand Prix. Zach describes this heartbreaking development.

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Vehicles Revisited

Vehicles are here, but are they here to stay? Here is all you need to know about the design of vehicles and whether they’re likely to return to Standard.

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You Should Be Picking Renegade Map Higher

For the first time in a long while, the best common in set may not be a removal spell or bomb creature. Is Renegade Map really the best common in Aether Revolt?

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Game Design 101: Prototypes

Ever wanted to design your own game? In Game Design 101, we teach you the fundamentals. First up: prototypes. Learn what they are and why they’re essential.

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Design of a Card: Cruel Finality

Zach breaks down the design of the newest iteration of Tar Snare: Cruel Finality, and explains why it’s a solid removal spell.

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Starting the Year off with a Ban(g)

Standard and Modern bannings?! What a way to kick off 2017, and after such a lousy 2016! It’s fine, folks – this is all normal, believe it or not.

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Revolting Design

Aether Revolt spoilers are here! Zach breaks down one of its two new mechanics, the aptly-named Revolt.

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Return of the Titans

Standard today looks a whole lot like Standard from 2010. Take a trip back to the Reign of the Titans to see what it can teach us about today.