The Shack Blog

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Casual FNM – 2019-03-08

I managed to continue my losing streak from my Wednesday night board games at this FNM. I had some really fun games, but just could not muster the same good fortune I had last week. I was the last to die in each of the games, but that’s not much of a consolation. My deck […]

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Casual FNM – 2019-03-01

After not playing for the whole month of February, I finally got a chance to get some games of Commander in this week. We were 5, so we only had time for 2 games but I managed to win both of them so I have zero complaints. The first game was won by my black-white […]

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Nexus Of Fate Banned In Best-Of-1

Not long after making my post, and seeing a number of other people in the Magic community speculate on this, it appears as though Wizards has taken some action against . Today it was announced that the card has been banned in the best-of-1 format, which is (currently) exclusive to MTG Arena. Here is the […]

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Nexus Of Fate And The Gate Deck

This is something I really only encounter on MTG Arena, but since that’s where I get a huge proportion of my Magic-playing done, it’s starting to bother me. The guildgate deck is really obnoxious, since it’s nothing but board sweepers, ramp, and a seemingly endless stream of Gate Colossus. The decks get really awful when […]

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Ravnica Allegiance Draft 2

I finally got around to using my token for a free Ravnica Allegiance draft on MTG Arena. I had fun in the draft, although I didn’t do as well as I thought I should have. A few games came down to me just drawing poorly, losing to opponents who had good decks and who gave me […]

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Ravnica Allegiance Draft

Our release draft for Ravnica Allegiance went pretty well. I ended up drafting a lot of cards I’ll be adding to my various Commander decks, and I had a lot of fun in my matches. I went 1-2, but had some really competitive games despite drafting what I would consider to be a terrible deck for […]

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Early Ravnica Allegiance Thoughts

I’ve been playing around with some cards from the forthcoming new Magic: The Gathering set, Ravnica Allegiance, and the results have been interesting. I really like the new in , I’d lament the fact the latter’s casting cost is a lot more ‘fair’ since it requires 4 coloured mana, but I do like the fact it’s a […]

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Ravnica Allegiance

Despite some of my problems with MTG Arena, I’m really enjoying the fact that Ravnica Allegiance was made available on pre-release day. I still remember back when new sets were something like a month behind on Magic: The Gathering Online, so this is a nice change. I’m looking forward to improving my Sultai deck, and running an Esper […]

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Casual Magic For 2019-01-13

I stopped by my parents’ place to freeload a nice dinner, and my mom and I managed to get a few games in. I lost our first game to a new black-white deck she’d cooked up, while I played a white-green Infect whose origin neither of us could remember. I thought it was a pre-con […]

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Casual FNM 2019-01-11

We were initially supposed to be 6, but one member had to bail out at the last minute because everyone in their household was horribly sick. As such, we ended up being a group of 5, which is a configuration I tend to avoid in many cases. This time, however, it wasn’t a big deal […]

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