Category Archives: Deck Building

The Cutting Room Floor: The ‘Power’ Glove

“The Cutting Room Floor: The ‘Power’ Glove”

Blue certainly gets its share of grief from players who despise the color because of its power in Legacy. While Force of Will and Brainstorm are certainly two of the pillars that define the format, let’s not forget there are plenty of other cards, even obscure ones, that when carefully crafted can create a truly frightening concoction. I always like to go big or go home, and that’s exactly what I’m doing today…with blue cards! But we’re not going any conventional route in the sense of traditional blue decks. No. Instead, we’re going to abuse a card that, while conditional in nature, can create some incredibly broken plays in conjunction with several noticeably powerful cards already seeing play in Legacy. Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: The ‘Power’ Glove

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 5 of 5: Sticks and Stones

“Sticks and Stones”

When I first re-discovered Magic as an adult, after playing for about 19 minutes in the 7th grade, one of the first decks I ever saw was a Splinterfright deck on Building on a Budget by Jacob van Lunen. I was in awe, got most of the cards I needed for the deck and slung some spells at FNM. I had no idea what I was doing, or if Magic was even fun to me any more. I tried it out for a while, and with the help of my new friends, found out that there were decks that were easier or better to play. Splinterfright didn’t do anything against the Delver decks when those were popular.

But Delver is dead.

Long live the self-mill. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 5 of 5: Sticks and Stones

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 4 of 5, How to Win and How to Lose

I don’t know how to tell you this, so I guess I’ll just put it out there.

I was chewed up and spit out this last Friday. Pretty badly. There wasn’t too much of a learning experience to be had from it, unfortunately. I’ll cover the tournament, but it won’t be like usual times. Instead, I’d like to focus on something else. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 4 of 5, How to Win and How to Lose

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Patr 2 of 5, A Call to Alms

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun, A Call to Alms

I’d like to start this week by thanking you all for the extremely positive feedback I received from last week’s column. The support I received from the community, especially on a new column from a new author, was inspiring and appreciated. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Patr 2 of 5, A Call to Alms

The Cutting Room Floor: Theme Deck: Raiders of the Lost Deck

The Cutting Room Floor: Theme Deck: Raiders of the Lost Deck

“Snakes…I hate snakes!”

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