Stidjen's Magic

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Polly wants a cracker

Sometimes you don’t need to build a new deck from scratch. Sometimes there’s one waiting inside another deck – of yours, of a friend, or of a list you saw online. Today I tell the story of the deck hiding inside Mono Green Lockdown. Continue reading

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Innistrad in Sight

Since we’re right in the middle of preview season and I’m cramped for time, the good and obvious way to combine these two would be to take a gander at the Innistrad Card Image Gallery and say something about a few of the cards that caught my eye. I’ll do these card thoughts in more than three words – when the set is spoiled completely, I want to start a Threeview-series where I review each card in three words. Also there will be a bit of talking about the set’s mechanics and flavor. They are two very prominent aspects of the set, so one can’t not talk about those. Continue reading


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All about M12

Hi all, I hope you had a splendid prerelease this weekend, if you went to one (or two). I really had a great time with Rick and Robert. For today, I want to give a quick recap of the prerelease, including the most epic sequence of plays I have made in recent memory, and then go over the spoiler for some good gems in there. It’s not really a set to spring a lot of ideas, in my opinion, but there’s surely one nut in there that’s been really hard for me to crack. I cracked it a dozen times, only to find out it didn’t work. On to it! Continue reading


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More on the Green Lock

(Read the first post about this deck here.)

In my first contentual post on this blog I described the road my Mono Green Control deck has traveled down. What started as a deck based on the two green Ancestral RecallsSylvan Library plus Abundance, and Yavimaya Elder – eventually became more and more aggressive, something I have a hard time connecting with. Aggressive decks just aren’t in my nature. The green deck needed a massive overhaul, which I did the first draft of yesterday. Today I’ll show you the list and the thoughts behind it. Continue reading


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Controlling with Green

Non-conformity entices me. Not only is my musical taste a testament to this, so is my way of building decks. I like to take a walk off the beaten path and do something different, something not like people are used to. Take, for example, my R/b Goblin Control Deck (trying to squeeze every bit of card advantage out of Wort, Boggart Auntie). Another example would be my Mono Green Control deck, the deck I want to talk about now.
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