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A Johnny’s Paradise

Journey into Nyx just hit the shelves and I’ve been dying to write about Magic again, trying for once to limit myself to less than a 1000 words. Which means there is not a single word is to waste. So let’s get to it! Continue reading

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How to lose friends and alienate people

The latest deck I’ve been working on has its roots a few years back. Recently, a nice pull from a booster pack triggered a slew of ideas that ultimately brought me back there. The card? Reaper from the Wilds. The blast from the past? Braids, Cabal Minion. Continue reading


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Limited Information

Last week I made a promise to revisit Intihuatana this week. Turns out that’s not entirely true. I will give you a deck, but it’ll have to wait until next week. You see, the moment this article goes up is around the time me and my friends will be drafting Innistrad. I love drafting; I love it so much that the last time we drafted, it was Rise of the Eldrazi! Yes, it’s sad, isn’t it? Still, every draft is such fun and a great way to revisit old Magic memories and make some new ones. We’ve opened two foil Akroma‘s during Time Spiral drafts (back-to-back), and last time we had a foil Emrakul and a Kozilek. To make a long story short: this week will be about draft: draft in general, Innistrad in particular, and how my group tends to draft. Continue reading


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Rules of the house

Hi everybody and welcome back! Today I would like to discuss the rules we have established within our group. When you are not playing in a competitive setting, there is absolutely no harm in changing a few things here and there to allow the group to keep having fun, or to have more fun. We have even done this outside of Magic, using the stack when things get blurry in Arkham Horror or Fluxx to solve these issues. But today, I’m gonna go over the house rules we have in our group, why we have them, and why house rules are good for you and your game. Continue reading