Monthly Archives: March 2011

Journey to Nowhere #1 – Other Side of the Table

I suppose introductions are in order.

My name is Dan, and while you don’t know me yet, I’m confident that you know someone just like me. They may not have started when I did (back in ’94, when The Dark was released). They may not have left the game and come back the same number of times I have (left after Homelands, back for Invasion, left after Saviors of Kamigawa, back for Time Spiral, left after Lorwyn, back for M10, left for . . . wait, still here). They may not even have spent the same amount of money as I have on the game (. . . don’t even want to think about that). Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #1: Galvanotherapy and Galvanorehab

Galvanotherapy and Galvanorehab

Hi there and welcome to Thran Utopia. My name is Stijn and I’m from Holland. I’m a casual player at heart – always was, always will be. I started playing early 1999, having no idea at what rate sets came out. My first product was a set of Portal-cards, and a friend taught me the game. Since then, the game has always been a big part of my life. I play with friends once or twice a week and I make sure to visit each prerelease. Having a masters degree in communication design, it should come as no surprise I like writing about Magic. Read the rest of this entry

T-Pup Etc – Mono W Control : Really??

Sun TitanSo to be fair – this whole article is probably going to sound awkward.  Here we are, living in a time where GerryT is crapping out T8’s at SCG 5K’s like they are going out of style, and all he seems to be doing is just running a new version of Birds and Mystics each week. = Now to be fair, the Esper version has been doing obviously well, and I’m not going to sit here and say it’s not the stone nuts right now.  We know it is.

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The Commander’s Chair #1 – Searching for Treasure

For those who don’t know me, which is probably most of you, my name is Sean.  I have been playing Magic since Shadowmoor.  My biggest tournament accomplishment has been getting 2nd in the Kansas regionals in 2009.  Since then, I have moved back to my home state of California and I haven’t played in any tournaments larger than PTQs or GPTs.  Once I started playing the commander format, I became hooked.  I am now a casual player. I spend most of my time playing the Commander format, either online or in person.

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59 Mountains and a Craw Wurm

Magic is a competitive, zero sum game.  In every game there is one winner and one loser.  When playing in a game like this it is much easier to see any mistakes that you made when you lose than when you win.  After all, if you lose it is obvious something went wrong.  If you won it is easy to think that you must have done everything right, but this is not the case. Read the rest of this entry