Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Let's Play The Dominaria Booster Box Game for Magic: The Gathering!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Budget Magic: $99 Teferi's Pool, Modern MTG

This week, we are heading to Modern for a deck that's only in the middle in terms of how likely it is to win but near the top in terms of making opponents super salty: Teferi's Pool! If you've been following the series for a while, you'll know that a long time ago, we played a deck that was looking to hard-lock opponents out of the game with Knowledge Pool and Rule of Law or Curse of Exhaustion. 

Today's deck is a twist on the same concept, with the clunky enchantments being replaced with the newly budget-friendly Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. If we can get Teferi and Knowledge Pool on the battlefield together, we form a lock where every spell our opponent casts from their hand gets exiled, which means they basically can't play Magic and also means we can win the game at our leisure. 

The rest of the deck is built to keep us alive until we can get the lock in place, find our lock pieces, and answer the handful of cards that can let our opponent win through the lock. 

How much salt can we shake from our Modern opponents with the combo of Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Knowledge Pool?

- Source, Saffron Olive

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Dominaria History: Akroma, Karona the False God, Dominaria's Death

It is a return to some of the oldest and most classic stories in MTG history. In this video we recap the events following the Phyrexian invasion of Dominaria. 

We follow the story of Akroma, an angel made by the illusionist Ixidor to avenge the death of his wife. 

This leads into the corruption of Jeska and the creation of the God of Dominaria's mana, Karona. Karona, the False God, is a powerful being that needs to grow up before she destroys the plane. 

In her death, Dominaria is left in a fragile state and teeters on the brink of destruction. It now resides in Teferi to start to heal its wounds.

- Source, Aether Hub

Monday, 26 March 2018

Instant Deck Tech: 8 Snap (Modern)

Can playing eight copies of Snapcaster Mage (with Torrential Gearhulk as a honorary Snap) bring Mono-Blue Control to the forefront of Modern?

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Sunday, 25 March 2018

Ihsan's Redemption? Order of Serra, Masters 25 Lore

Another entry for our short, mini series, on the Legendary Creatures found in Masters 25. This set celebrates 25 years of Magic: The Gathering with a card from every set every made included. Of course this means some awesome Legends and even better stories! 

Today we focus on a Legend from Homelands named Ihsan and what would become Ihsan's Shade. He was once a holy paladin of Serra but has since been corrupted by the vampire Baron Sengir. Will he find redemption?

- Source, Aether Hub

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Masters 25 Booster Box Openings, is this Really Iconic Masters 2.0?

Rudy continues his campaign to open all the MTG Masters 25 booster boxes in the world! Well, not really, but he does open a few more. Luckily, the pattern he first seen, does not persist.

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Friday, 23 March 2018

Desolator Magic: What is Canadian Highlander?

Let's talk about one of the stranger MTG side formats: Canadian Highlander. As you can tell by this video, I have so much respect for this format and everyone who designed it.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

Dominaria History: Phyrexian Invasion, Urza's Death, the Mirari

It is a return to some of the oldest and most classic stories in MTG history. In this video we recap the events to the Phyrexian Invasion of Dominaria. Urza tries everything to stop his enemies advances but eventually joins them. His pupil, Garrad Capashan must lead the forces now and activates the Legacy Weapon to defeat Yawgmoth for good! Dominaria enters a new era as the Mirari is discovered. It is an ancient power that grants wishes.. nothing good can come of it!

- Source, Aether Hub

ALL DOMINARIA Promos Spoiled Magic the Gathering

All of the Dominaria Promos have now been spoiled! What is hot? What is good? What do they look like? Check out MTG Lion's latest video to learn more.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Tolarian: Is it worth it to buy Masters 25 for Magic The Gathering?

Masters 25 is the latest Masters set, coinciding with Magic’s 25th Anniversary, it seeks to contain cards from across Magic’s 25 year history, including cards from every set, with an emphasis on nostalgia as well as the usual Masters aims of providing needed reprints, all while maintaining an enjoyable draft environment. 

But like all Masters sets, it still carries with it the higher than usual MSRP of 9.99, and with a higher price come higher customer expectations. Masters 25 boasts big, but does the end product swing in for a critical hit, or fizzle out when opened? Let’s take a look.

Masters sets have always been designed with two primary goals: a great draft experience, and providing needed reprints for formats like Modern, and to a lesser extend Legacy and Commander. These goals however have often been competing with one another, with the requirements of a balanced draft environment often being the reason that unneeded reprints have made up the bulk of the cards in these sets. 

With Masters 25, the added goal of a nostalgia set puts even more strain on this product, and this review with examine each of these elements to see how well they have been accomplished.

Saffron Olive: Daily Dominaria Spoilers, March 21, 2018, New Frames!

Dominaria spoilers officially started today! We've got a mythic to talk about, along with some spicy rares and potentially playable uncommons. Let's break them down!

- Source, Saffron Olive

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Signature Spellbook: Jace

A while ago Wizards told us that Signature Spellbooks would be replacing From the Vaults, and today we finally got the contents of the first edition: Signature Spellbook: Jace. Let's break down what's inside!

- Source, Saffron Olive