I could bore you with the details of my life story and why I haven’t written lately, but that isn’t why you’re here. So, I’ll keep it short. Apart from having some technical difficulties with being able to write and submit; I can’t be completely dishonest by saying I wasn’t a bit relieved as I haven’t exactly been in the right mindset when it has come to playing magic the past couple months.
I spoke briefly in regard to the amount of grinding that I had been doing in hopes of claiming a Planeswalker Points Top Hundred slot in the few articles that I have written for Jupiter Games. However, when you add on a relative slump in finishes the past couple months, the grind turned into something else altogether. It got to the point where I was questioning why I still kept on playing this game. When it comes to that, usually I take a break from the game, but because of the Planeswalker Points system that WAS in place, it took another alternative altogether to remind me why I continue to play the game that we have all come to love. Continue reading The Flip Side – One Grind to the Next
by Ryan McKinney
It has been a long time since the great Waterhead Dragon has flapped his lucky wings to Jupiter Games as part of his tales. However our EDH/Commander week was too tempting to stay away from. Recently I’ve been busy with other adventures in Legacy and Standard preparing for large tournaments. I feel that EDH has always provided me a way to unwind and remember just how fun magic can be no matter how tired I am of Magic at the time. I currently only own two decks Merieke Ri Berit and Olivia Voldaren; both decks are certainly fun, but my “Butters’s Bottom Bitch” award definitely goes to Merieke. The deck has proven itself to be very powerful and is fully capable of emerging victorious even if multiple players gang up on the deck. Continue reading Journeys of the Waterhead Dragon Commander Feature: Merieke Ri Berit
Everyone has their own version of fun. I wrote about the disparities in people’s version of fair/fun over the Summer when the Commander precon decks were released. You can read it here if you like. Even my Commander deck has changed to be more competitive since then. I’m sad to say I’ve comprimised, and had to cut some of my favorite cards, Omnibian and Lorescale Coatl. Omnibian admittedly does literally nothing to help win a Commander game (despite being freaking awesome) and Lorescale Coatl does not affect the board state until he’s been out for at least 3 turns, which never happens. My EDH playgroups vary slightly between competitive and casually competitive, so I’ve had to adjust slightly to play ball. My deck auto-loses to the extremely competitive decks, and that’s something I accept. I just don’t play against those decks, and my reward is the ability to play the cards and deck type I want to play. Continue reading Fun For People Who Hate Fun