In this article, Dustin discusses the increasingly popular Eternal Command deck, with which he recently won a Modern PTQ on MTGO. He provides a detailed explanation behind his card choices, and through an example, he emphasizes the importance of thinking through your plays beginning on Turn 1.
Countermagic has been a cornerstone of constructed Magic since the early days, but it also has its applications in Limited. For this episode I prepared a short clip of a previously recorded draft which taught me the potential of cards like Essence Scatter and Negate in M13. The effects of this learning experience are visible throughout the draft and gameplay videos of this episode of Simon Says.
Each of us knows how to draft, but what really happens at the table? In the opening discussion of this episode, I try to model some of the dynamics developing in an 8-player draft. Make sure to check it out if you want to know more about these dynamics and how to improve your understanding with the help of the Draft Viewer.
Enderfall reflects on a recent loss and how he would have changed things if he could go back and do it over again.
In today’s episode, I discuss the fundamentals of a decision we have to face every game: the mulligan. Watch the opening discussion to find out why mulliganning is so complex and difficult. Fittingly, the subsequent M13 draft showcases one of the tougher mulligan decisions I’ve faced in a while. Enjoy!
In this episode of Standard Spike, Michael delves into ISD Block Constructed and demonstrates his process for selecting a competitive deck for a bit tournament. Watch as he tries to determine which deck would be best to pilot at (this last weekend’s) Grand Prix in Anaheim.
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