Category Archives: Modern

Cook’s Kitchen: B&R Update – January 2013

Cook’s Kitchen – B&R Update: January 2013

Banned and Restricted Update

There it is! A few changes, Bloodbraid Elf and Seething Song are banned in Modern as well as Grapeshot, Empty the Warrens, and Invigorate in Online Pauper. Well, to be perfectly honest, I don’t care that the storm pair or Invigorate are banned in Online Pauper. I can’t play on Modo anyway! But that’s not the point.
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The Captain’s Log: Gatecrash Prerelease Weekend

The Captain’s Log – Gatecrash Prerelease Weekend

This past weekend, as I am sure many of you did, I spent an enormous amount of time at my various local shops prereleasing. This a time that comes four times a year and it is when all the anticipation of all the spoilers and eventually the full list of the set getting revealed all come to a head and we all are finally able to get to play with the new cards. For me analyzing new cards is a very important part of the game. Maybe it is just the way I learn best or that we get to see how all the new cards truly interact with each other to determine the actual power level. Whatever the case, being able to sit down with the actual cards is much more exciting than reading about them on a spoiler list.
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Cook’s Kitchen – Analyzing Gatecrash

Cook’s Kitchen – Analyzing Gatecrash

To be perfectly honest, I’m a bit disappointed with Wizards of the Coast. Gatecrash as a whole doesn’t really impress me at all. If I had to compare it to a recent set it would be very similar to Dark Ascension where there are a few playable cards and some value here and there, but lacks good cards across the board. I believe that Return to Ravnica was great. Despite what some have said, I think it was an above average set. It has value distributed pretty well between its Mythics and Rares, there are tons of playable cards as well as the “Shock-Lands.” Gatecrash’s main appeal to me is the other set of Shock-Lands, outside of that I’m a skeptic.
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Cook’s Kitchen – Esperblade & Jund (NELC: 01/19/2013)

Cook’s Kitchen – Esperblade & Jund (NELC: 01/19/2013)

This past weekend at Jupiter Games was eventful. A two day long affair with an event on each day, Legacy on Saturday and a Modern PTQ on Sunday. Both days absolutely full of Lingering Souls. Continue reading Cook’s Kitchen – Esperblade & Jund (NELC: 01/19/2013)

Archived Video: January 2013 Dragon’s Maze PTQ at Jupiter Games

Archived Video: January 2013 Dragon’s Maze PTQ at Jupiter Games
Available directly on Twitch.tv at http://www.twitch.tv/jupitergames/b/358849532
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Decklists: Dragon’s Maze PTQ at Jupiter Games

January 20th, 2013 Dragon’s Maze PTQ at Jupiter Games
Top 8 Decklists from today’s PTQ Tournament.
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