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L.A. Dreams: The Standard Hype

As we all know by now, unless you’ve some how dodged the parades in the streets, Jace and Stoneforge mystic are banned. This has been leading to people talking about a bunch of deck ideas for the format. I’m going to lay down some thoughts I have for standard. They may be garbage or they may be the sick new tech but that’s the gamble everyone takes right after rotation! Let’s take a look.

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Thran Utopia #9: Of ducks and swans

Hello there! Today I’d like to pay some attention to a few of my decks that underwent a few changes, decks that demand changes, and even some decks that turned out to be pretty awesome. That’s the beauty (or perhaps pitfall) of physical experience with a deck – you never know how your baby will blossom. Today is about a few ugly ducks, and a few decks that turned out to be beautiful swans, and everything in between. Five decks – let’s sort the duck from the swans! Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #7: Self-fulfilling prophecy

“Let my sealed pool just be bomby, that’s all I’m asking.”

These were among my closing words from last week. They did prove to be correct, but that was about as much fun as I had last Saturday. I went to Eindhoven with Robert, to battle with an above-average group of players. For example, renowned pros Frank Karsten and Jeroen Remie visit each prerelease, while there is also a whole slew of up-and-comers and grinders there to slug it out. So while the competition would prove to be fierce as usual, and while my deck seemed above average as well, things all went downhill from here. Read the rest of this entry