Zach Barash

Senior Writer

@ImproPhilo

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The Necessity of Randomness

Sensei’s Divining Top, Gitaxian Probe, and Gush are banned and restricted. Here’s why we will never see cards like them again, even though we’ll totally get another Treasure Cruise.

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Design of a Card: Bone Picker

There’s a new 3/2 flying for one and the block. Zach breaks down everything you need to know about Bone Picker.

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Modern Control, As Foretold

As Foretold, combined with Ancestral Vision, might be one of the most exciting things to happen to Modern blue decks in a long while. Zach breaks down all you need to know about the new, mythic enchantment.

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Design of a Card: Hazoret the Fervent

Gods are back, and they’re both very different and very familiar from Theros. Zach breaks down the design of our first new god, Hazoret the Fervent.

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How to Succeed with Food Poisoning

Zach managed to go 5-1 on day 2 of GP Orlando with food poisoning and barely any sleep. Here’s how.

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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.