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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

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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Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars

Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars

Hello, all! My name is Jeremy Denmon, and this new weekly column will be focusing on being competitive at Friday Night Magic while saving a buck or two. Friday nights are excellent times to experiment with new decks, discover what deck fits your play style and have a few laughs in the process. But, at the same time, spending hundreds of dollars on a deck you aren’t even sure you like, isn’t affordable to all people. That’s where these articles will come in. Little risk, huge reward. Each article in this column will feature a deck that you can battle with for under fifty bucks. Continue reading Budget Brewing: Friday Night Fun Part 1 of 5, Lead Some Wars

The Cutting Room Floor: The Shining

The Cutting Room Floor: The Shining

For the last month or so I’ve felt a burning desire to light the fire of creativity beneath my deck-building capabilities. Don’t get me wrong: I absolutely love piloting my flesh-eating army of the undead into battle, but I really needed to lock the mortuary up for a little while. In doing so, I really started to conceptualize some shelved ideas that I had been tinkering with some time ago. One such idea was predicated largely on cheating big creatures into play, something I can say I absolutely love doing. The real challenge however was finding an innovative way to do so, while being legitimately competitive at the same time. Easier said than done, but that’s what makes Legacy so complex and fun: there are so many astonishingly crazy ways to perform eccentric strategies that it’s almost impossible not to have fun doing so. This is where the concept of a new deck I call “The Shining” came to fruition.
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The Cutting Room Floor – Attune-Up

The Cutting Room Floor: Attune-Up

When you think of competitive Magic, look no further than one of the most broken sets of all time. Of all of Magic’s best expansions, one comes to mind right off the bat with absolutely no hesitation: Urza’s Saga.
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The Cutting Room Floor: Return of the Living Dead: Part II

“The Cutting Room Floor: Return of the Living Dead: Part II”

It’s amazing how much can change in the span of a single week! Continue reading The Cutting Room Floor: Return of the Living Dead: Part II