The Shack Blog

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Even More Codex

My friend and I have gone back to playing Codex, and we still manage to make a bunch of errors regarding the game rules. I believe we’ve got them figured out now — for real, this time. I got rolled last week, but this time managed to pull through. Our game ran a lot longer […]

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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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Aeon’s End: Legacy – Part 5

Our suspicions that our campaign characters were too overpowered held true. We did a test battle against the Fungal Mesh, to reclaim some dignity after our frustrating losses to that particular nemesis during the campaign. We easily demolished the Fungal Mesh, ending the battle with practically all of our hit points and Gravehold nearly maxed […]

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Aeon’s End: Legacy – Part 4

We were able to complete the campaign this evening. After a brief stumble against the Fungal Mesh, we absolutely steamrolled through the remainder of the campaign. The combination of our characters becoming more powerful than the standard issue mages certainly helped, although the fights weren’t a total joke. We figured our an excellent strategy and […]

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Aeon’s End: Legacy – Part 3

Since we didn’t have enough of a headcount to run our usual Friday Night Magic games, my friend and I decided to continue playing through the Aeon’s End: Legacy campaign. We also played this Wednesday, which yielded some mixed results. The Nemesis in Chapter 4, something called the Fungal Mesh, seemed to be impossible to […]

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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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More Aeon’s End: Legacy

We only got through the third chapter this week, but Aeon’s¬†End: Legacy is proving to be just as fun as its predecessor. My friend was a bit delayed in arriving, and the setup for the game took a little while, so we had just enough time to finish the chapter — defeating the nemesis fairly […]

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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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