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Pondering

Preparing for AC

[Because I’m lazy and unoriginal, I have named my HotC column “Pondering,” which is ironic, considering Ponder is banned in […]

Power and Toughness

Power and Toughness

The weekend started off well. I x-0’d the early draft (thanks for the scoop, Joe Shi) giving me as many […]

Pondering

Blue at Heart

If Luis had an invitational card, it would be Sower of Temptation. I was happy. Miserable, but happy. I had […]

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On Being EVIL in Standard FNM to TNM

Evil, according to Evil Tim Akpinar, known Bant sympathizer and Jace Beleren look-a-like, “… just means wrathing and countering a lot.” […]

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Power and Toughness

GW Lifegain Monsters (Live-ish; Standard Daily #1)

Hello all! I’m going to perform an experiment. I’m gonna blog each round after it happens of a Magic: the […]

Power and Toughness

Standard RB Aggro or “I wasn’t talking smack! George Costanza, that’s a compliment!” (TNM #4)

Hey Everyone! TNM was extra strange this week. I ran this deck: 10 Mountain 4 Stromkirk Noble 4 Searing Spear […]

Hope Eternal

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bant

Last Friday I decided to dip my toe back into Standard.  The metagame seemed sufficiently open, and we have the […]

Pondering

Disappointment, Heartbreak, and Bouncing Back From It All

I sleeved up UWR Flash for TNM. The RUG Project had crashed and burned on Sunday during Monthly Standard, and […]

Power and Toughness

FNM #7 and the Long Weekend of Magic

Kadar, Li, Chase, Johnny, Nick, Sean, and my assistant-friend Eric all helped me move two ten foot truckloads full of […]

Power and Toughness

Fettoblaster’s BR Aggro

  Happy Wednesday everyone! Josh Fetto convinced me to play his version of BR Aggro after I threatened to draft. […]

Pondering

The Return of the RUG Project

Back when the Standard season first started, Luis, Matt and I brewed up a RUG deck that Matt would pilot […]