Drawing Live

The Power of Exploring

Explore is one of the most nuanced mechanics in a while. It’s devilishly simple, obviously powerful, yet difficult to evaluate. Here’s why.

Drafting Iconic Masters

Zach was among the first people to play Iconic Masters sealed, and likely the first to draft it outside of Wizards R&D. Read his impressions here!

How to Blind Prerelease Iconic Masters

Zach talks how to play a prerelease when you haven’t seen any card. Like if you were going to play Iconic Masters at HasCon this weekend…

First Glance at Ixalan Design

Ixalan spoiler season has begun with a bang! With six mechanics, Zach evaluates them for complexity creep.

Awaiting the Iconic

Iconic Masters is coming in soon, and with a blind prerelease, the likes of which we haven’t seen in over twenty years! What might be inside? Let’s figure it out!

This is 31

Magic is an old game. It’s been with some of us for the majority of our lives. As his birthday looms, Zach reminisces on the many ways Magic has changed his life.

The Prowess of Prowess

Prowess is finally growing up and murdering people on the backs of 2/1 afflicting snakes. But how strong is it really? How much mana is Prowess worth?

Un-Necessary Design

One of the major reasons Un-sets exist is to provide seeds for future designs. Did Unglued and Unhinged Unstable revolutionize design? Does it matter if they did?

Unstable Design

After 13 years, Unstable is bringing silver borders back, and it looks to be the best one yet. Is this good? Great? Bad? Let’s find out!

Design of a Card: Aerial Guide

Aerial Guide is the greatest Wind Drake ever seen. Zach tells you why it still isn’t overpowered, and what kind of designs can we expect going forward.

Feeling Aggro

We finally get to play with Hour of Devastation, and something felt off. Not something obvious like Afflict or Bolas’ schemes. No, something off with… Aggro Exert?!

Mean, Green, Limited Dream

Hidden in the Hour of Devastation spoiler are three powerful green Limited cards. Here’s why you should be excited for Ambuscade, Overcome, and Bitterbow Sharpshooters.