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Magic: The Gathering: Dragon’s Maze Prerelease

I’ve talked about Magic a bit in the past and I got off my butt again a couple weekends ago and played some. I don’t seem to have written about it at the time, but I played in an M13 pre-release … Continue reading

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Further Musings on Magic: Dark Ascension and Innistrad versus Avacyn Restored

The Magic format I’ve been watching the most has been Dark Ascension-Innistrad-Innistrad drafts (that is, the first pack of the draft is from the Dark Ascension set, and the other two are from Innistrad, henceforth, DII) and I’ve fallen in love with it. The draft itself feels well-structured in terms of the decks it encourages, and the games the format produces are tense, fast-paced and entertaining to watch. And, sadly, this format is largely going away soon. In its placed will be a triple-Avacyn Restored format, Avacyn Restored being a new set that, while it’s billed as a companion set with Innistrad and Dark Ascension, it features significantly different mechanics, and while the jury is still out, my first impression is that both the drafts and the games it produces will be rather less interesting. Continue reading

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Some Musings on Magic: The Gathering

I’ve been watching a lot of Magic: The Gathering play recently. It’s pretty much replaced Starcraft as my strategy game of choice to watch right now. It started with Loading Ready Run, but I’ve since also moved on to watching a couple of competitive players who live-streamer on Twitch (I like Samuel Black and Joel Larsson, in particular). Unlike Starcraft, I’m actually considering making the jump over to playing. So I want to spend a couple of entries talking about what aspects of the game I find appealing, and what is keeping me away (beyond just my usual introversion). Continue reading

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