My first article on tribal decks covered Elves, so (with apologies to purists) it should be apparent that I’m not following the color wheel. I do plan to hit each color at least once, though. This time we’re hitting blue, with the extremely popular choice- Merfolk. Like Elves, Merfolk is such a deep tribe in Magic’s history that an extremely competitive tribal Merfolk deck is ever-present at top tables of high level Legacy events. I’ll list that deck, and the Elves deck (referred to as Combo-Elves) at the end of this article. Continue reading Trials and Tribal-ations- Merfolk
There are a lot of creature types in Magic. There’s Squirrels, Horrors, there are two creatures with the “Eye” creature type, and there’s my favorite- Beebles. Now there’s a sixth Salamander. One of my favorite creatures hits 3 great types: Coiling Oracle is a Snake Elf Druid. Chances are that at some point in your odyssey as a planeswalker you’ve wanted to build a tribal deck. There’s something about Magic that makes you want to align yourself with a race, and fight by their side. Before I played Magic, when I played the VS. System, I saw an image of Greg Staples’s Serra Angel and decided if I ever started playing Magic, I would fight with an Angel deck. Continue reading Trials and Tribal-ations- Elves
By Adam Willson
I hear this all the time from casual (just-for-fun) players: “I don’t care about tournaments; I just enjoy playing Magic with friends.” Hanging out with friends and playing Magic is great, no doubt. It’s one of my favorite ways to play. However, there are a few benefits to playing with a larger group, if only once every three months. A Magic “Prerelease” celebration tournament is a great way to compete for prizes and learn more about Magic without the competitive atmosphere of other tournaments. Continue reading Why Play in a PreRelease?