Gruul, BS, and the American Way

Just kidding about the American Way, nationalism is silly. Kadar and I are stoked and leave our studios plenty early […]

Ramping Sans Green

Green is traditionally the color of ramp in Commander.  But with Prime Time banned, some of the allure of Green […]

Clear Skies Ahead for Modern (Feb. 4)

Hello reader! What We Learned is a weekly feature here at Hipsters of the Coast. The goal is to take […]

The End Step—Gatecrash Prerelease, Modern Bannings, and More

Congratulations on making in through the last week of January—and what a week it was. Last weekend saw many of […]

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Extorting Fools for Their Lunch Money at the Gatecrash Prerelease

Prerelease weekend! Is there anything better? When I first got back into the game seven years ago, around the time […]

Durdling as a Win Condition

I swear I’m not a sadist. Honestly, I like to win my matches fast then get a little coffee, relax, […]

Llanowar Elves and What I Think of Them and Their Relatives

On the Hipsters writers’ Google Group I’m whining about how none of the (two) Magic: The Gathering illustrators I contacted […]

A New Modern

So we’ve had some time to let it sink in by now. Farewell, Bloodbraid Elf; farewell, Seething Song. I can’t […]

Mono for Modern

It’s an exciting time to play Modern, isn’t it? New set, new bannings, new landscape. For what it’s worth, I […]

The Scrub Report—Prerelease Scrub-Out Spectacular!

There are only three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the following fact: I will never win prize packs. After […]

Gatecrash Prerelease, Modern Shake-Ups, and a GoPro

It’s an odd week to write about Magic: The Gathering if one is hoping to be a creative voice in […]