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Monday, 6 August 2018

MTG Goldfish: Playing Pauper, Defender Combo


Last week, we had an Instant Deck Tech for a crazy Pauper combo deck called Defender Combo. 

The basic plan of the deck is to play creatures with defender, lots and lots of creatures with defender, and then eventually use Axebane Guardiant and Overgrown Battlement to make a ton of mana, eventually find Freed from the Real to make infinite mana and then hopefully use that mana to win the game. 

Along the way we draw a ton of cards with Mulldrifter, maybe flicker some things with Ghostly Flicker and hope that everything comes together in the end. 

Of course, the plan comes with a downside: when things go wrong we're casting a bunch of creatures with zero power that can't attack, which leaves us in a spot where are deck does nothing for a long time before it eventually does everything all in one turn and tries to win the game. 

The question is how often this plan comes together. Is Defender Combo consistent enough to compete in the Pauper format?

- Source, MTG Goldfish



Saturday, 4 August 2018

MTG Arena Developer Update: Core 2019 & New Player Experience


Nate Price and Chris Clay talk about what’s coming to the Magic: The Gathering Arena Closed Beta is the next big update on July 12. It’s a spicy release!



Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Brewer's Minute: Core Set 2019 - Five Janky Modern Combos


It's prerelease week for Core Set 2019 which means it's time to talk about the janky combos the set enables in Modern. 

While, perhaps due to its new-player-friendly nature, there aren't a ton of new Modern combo in the set, there are a handful of super sweet (and super janky) combos that might have potential to form the foundation of fun, semi-competitive decks. 

So today for Brewer's Minute let's break down my five favorite janky Modern combs from Core Set 2019. Then, if you have some other Core Set 2019 combos!

- Source, MTG Goldfish



Sunday, 29 July 2018

MTG - Magic Core Set 2019 Booster Box Opening


This month we decided to crack a Magic Core 2019 Booster box for our Patrons! Can we crack a foil Scapeshift or Crucible of Worlds?




Friday, 27 July 2018

Podcast 179: Deathrite and Probe Banned, Silver Showcase, M19 Arena Update


Seth and Richard discuss the latest B&R announcement, the controversial $150,000 Silver Showcase, and the latest M19 Arena updates.

- Source, MTG Goldfish



Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Rogue's Alley Reboot, Episode 1: Metalwork Master Combo


It's BACK, and what better way that start where we left off with Metalwork Master Combo. 

This Combo deck tries to fill up the graveyard ideally for a turn 4 or 5 Gate to the Afterlife cracking into God Pharaoh's Gift with a Marionette Master and Metalwork Colossus in the Graveyard. 

Master comes back in as a 4/4 with 3 servos, which gives 16 points of damage by sacking the servos and GPG to Colossus!



Saturday, 21 July 2018

Announcing Core Set 2019 Rogue Master Brewer


Do you have what it takes to become THE "Rogue Master Brewer"? This month’s challenge is focused on Core Set M19. While Standard is the most likely place to find fresh brews, you are not limited to that format. 

However that does not mean that it is acceptable for you to take advantage of reprints like Scapeshift in a Valakut and Primeval Titan deck or Ajani’s Pridemate in Soul Sisters. The core of the deck should be a fresh take on a non-tier strategy or even better; something completely new.




Thursday, 19 July 2018

Market Monday: Why Timing is everything in MTG Finance


Understanding WHEN to buy and sell is probably more important than understanding WHAT to buy. In this video I cover some opportunities for when buying magic the gathering cards is the right call and when selling them in anticipation of reprints or rotation is right. 

For now, I wouldn't be holding onto any commander staples from recent sets that haven't seen a reprint in the last two years ESPECIALLY if they are between the 5-10 dollar mark.




Tuesday, 17 July 2018

MTG - Time to take the Dominaria Prerelease Kit Challenge for Magic: The Gathering


Don't forget to check out the epic Hour of Devastation, Ixalan, and Rivals Prerelease Kit Extreme Challenge! Which set was the best...

- Source, Tolarian Community College



Sunday, 15 July 2018

Cascade into Pauper for only $20.00 with a Red/Green Cascade Deck for Magic: The Gathering


Do you hate fun and only find joy through making your opponents miserable? Then be sure to check out Mono Black Ponza, The $20 Pauper Land Destruction Deck.

- Source, Tolarian Community College