Zach Barash

Senior Staff Writer

@ImproPhilo

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Raff Capashen, the new Skymark Roc on the Block

Dominaria is a world of such history that legendary creatures can be uncommon. Let’s take a deep dive on one: Raff Capashen, Ship’s Mage.

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The Speed of Limited

What can Dominaria’s mechanics tells us about the speed of its Limited format? Find out in this week’s Drawing Live.

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Modern Esper, Take One

Zach sleeved up a brand new deck for Monday Night Modern: Esper Control! Learn all about this bizarre deck here.

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How to Draft Masters 25

Masters 25 is available this week! Here’s everything you need to know to draft it.

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Mastering a Different Audience

Masters 25 looks like a mess. There’s value, there’s history, but there’s no archetypes. What gives?

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Gleaning from Three Masters 25 Commons

Dark Ritual, Pillage, and Balduvian Horde are all in Masters 25. What do they all have in common? What do they say about Masters 25 Limited? Find out here!

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Sculpting New Horizons

Jace is back in Modern, and so is Zach. Today, we’ll consider why Jace is such a culturally significant card and how it can affect both Modern and its player base.

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The Feeling of Hopelessness

This week, Zach delves into the worst feeling Magic: hopelessness. Why have been games felt hopeless, how is RoI culpable, and is this likely to change in the future?

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All Large Set Limited

Large set Limited will soon be the only way to draft. This should be cause for unconstrained rejoicing. Zach’s not so sure, but he explains why you should be cautiously optimistic.

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Heuristics of Magic and Life

As the biggest GDS3 cut hits home, it’s time to remember some important tricks for dealing with hope, anxiety, triumph, and loss.

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Great Designer Training: Welcome to GDS3!

The Great Designer Search 3 is here and we’re here to finish Great Designer Training with a bang. Here are all the answers you’ve been waiting for. Good luck this week!