Stidjen's Magic

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A tattoo

I think I want a tattoo. This thought has gone through my head for numerous years now. It’s a recurring idea that occasionally gets rekindled. The latest rekindling was this saturday, when my neighbour from across the street showed his back. I knew his upper arms were inked but had no idea they were connected through his back. It was an amazing piece of art that came to fruition in a conversation between the tattoo-artist and the tattooee. Continue reading


About answers

In my latest blog post about Mono Green Lock/Control, I wrote the following intervening bit:

“In my meta, artifact- and enchantment-removal is scarce. I try to play it in every deck, but my friends don’t. That’s why it’s much easier for me to run this kind of deck. It’s almost trying to tell them something. It was a bit frustrating the other day to crush a friend with my Green deck and still not wanting to take countermeasures. I showed him how the game would be totally different if he had just the ability to remove ONE artifact. The game I won wasn’t convincing enough, neither was the passionate speech I held.

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Contamination Go

Lately it seems as if I’m all about the lockdown. Heck, it’s probably what you, being biased readers and all, think! And by biased I mean the person you construct in your head based on what I post here. I can’t fault you, though. I’ve written three articles about the same green lockdown deck, and even though I have stated my love for blue in my opening post and my ‘About me’, that statement simply doesn’t shine through in the actual contents. For all you know I am a green mage who loves to deny the opponent resources. Today I would like to show you my latest untested creation. While not green, it does uphold the lockdown-stereotype I have animated. May I present you… Contamination! Continue reading


Tightening the thumbscrews

First ArticleSecond Article

After I made the final decklist in my second article about this deck I quickly found out some things I couldn’t have by just making the decklist. If I would be able to, I’d not do it ofcourse. In this article I’d like to go over those, try to locate the problem and suggest a change. Second, at the end of the second article I already located some possible problems that might arise. No question will be left unquestioned after you’ve read this. Let me walk you through each issue or question there currently is. With each issue there is a possible solution. After reviewing all the issues I will try to make a new list of the deck based on the solutions to the problems below. Continue reading