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Thran Utopia #40: How I Met Your Gutter

Episode 1: Blasphemy of Mediocrity

Cards, ever since I saw that card on the Innistrad card image gallery, I was sold. I just knew there could be something good there, somewhere. But before I met her in her final incarnation, there was a long way before me. This is the story of how I met your Gutter. Read the rest of this entry

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Thran Utopia #39: Dark Ascension Threeview (part 2 of 2)

Time to finish up this Dark Ascension set review with the red, green, multicolor, artifact and land cards. Vamos! Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #39: Dark Ascension Threeview (part 1 of 2)

One set. One-hundred-and-fifty-eight cards. Three words per card. You know the drill – let’s do this. Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #38: Third time comes the harm

Hi all, and welcome back here after a while. The last time I talked to you (and some time before that), I was writing about my Nacatl Sundial deck, better known as Intihuatana. After writing that, the deck went through a lot of changes and I’m still not where I want to be. I changed the deck around so much that I can’t even call it Intihuatana! Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #37: A cardboard Intihuatana

So last week was a bunch of teasers (a weird comparison and a weird deckname, for starters) and a bunch of cards. Today I want to share the process of how I melted this ratpack of cards together into one (actually, two) neat sixty card package(s). Let’s not waste words any longer and dive straight in!

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Thran Utopia #36: Limited Retrospect

Last week I told you about a pending draft that took place the same night my article went up. The draft was a great deal of fun and I ended in second place after starting out 0-2 (1-2, 1-2). I initially was planning on mentioning the draft as the first part of my article, but I realized I would be better of using my draft as a means to falsify/verify the assumptions and hypotheses I discussed last week. Be prepared for a not-quite-ordinary draft/tournament report!

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Thran Utopia #35: 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. Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #34: Intihuatana

As if the title isn’t vague enough, how about this one:

what do crabs and cobra’s have in common with cats and clocks? Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #33: Tragedy Bound

Once upon a time there was a guy named Toshiro Umezawa. Being a legendary creature, I built a deck around him. (That’s basically all there is to it with legends.) Since I’m having a hard time coming up with new decks right now – it appears I’m in a Magic rut – I wanted to share today my Toshiro Umezawa deck, the one without Toshiro Umezawa. It’s called Tragedy Bound nowadays and still one of the most fun decks I have. Read the rest of this entry

Thran Utopia #32: Learning from a little red Llurgoyf

Today marks the first day I’m really scrabbling for a subject to write about. Not having played a game of Magic of about three weeks hasn’t helped matters, either – most of the times, inspiration comes from playing with the cards. The last time I touched cards was when goldfishing with my Walking Dead Flare-deck from last week. Then I remembered that I wrote several times about a deck I built a while ago, but never gave the deck the attention it deserved. My most aggressive deck in recent years (I kid you not) was something I don’t have to hide. As a matter of fact, I’m sharing it with you here today! Read the rest of this entry