Shawn Massak

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@ShawnMassak

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PAX East and the Problem With Me

Shawn laments playing Cruel Control at a Modern event.

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Theros Block Sealed [Video]

Shawn plays through a phantom Theros Block Sealed event on MTGO. Stay tuned for bombs, punts, and even a time-out.

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The Last Stand: UWR Twin vs. UWR Control

Shawn takes UWR Twin for a final spin in his Modern testing series against UWR Control. Can he make a million Deceiver Exarchs or will he find himself on the permanent Path to Exile?

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Maze’s End & the Total Eclipse of the Heart

Once upon a time Shawn was falling in love with Maze’s End. But after a horrible showing at a local 1k, well, you know how the song goes.

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More Twin Testing, Sibling Rivalry, and Skred Red

Shawn continues running the Modern gauntlet with UWR Twin. Will infinite Resto Angels seal the deal or will his brother’s deck Blood Moon him out of the game?

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Modern UWR Twin, “Oops I Win,” and an Oceanic Undertaking

Shawn tests Modern UWR Twin against Merfolk. Will Twin prevail or will Kiki-Jiki drown in Spreading Seas?

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MTG Finance/Speculation Review

Shawn reviews some specs from six months ago, offers up some new ones, and rethinks the basics of Magic finance.

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Magic Writing & Orzhov Control, Week Two

This week Shawn discusses writing about Magic and updates his Orzhov Control list.

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Orzhov Control

With Born of the Gods finally legal, Shawn runs Orzhov Control through a Standard Tournament. Is Blood Baron enough to take down the Mono Black Devotion menace? Bile Blight; great removal spell or greatest removal spell? Read on to find out.

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IPA Draft (Video)

This week Shawn takes a snow-day from Standard and records an Invasion Block Draft instead.

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Sacramentol Misstep: Born of the Gods

This week Shawn takes a trip to California, jams some dinner, makes fun of Mindreaver, and grinds out the Born of the Gods prerelease in Sacramento.