Ixalan Brews, pt. 5 – Pirates

First thing you should always do when brewing decks is figuring out what you can do with the mana. Of course, only a select few actually do this, because it’s much more fun to start with those interesting cards or synergies. Still, this is the way you should do it. (Yeah, I don’t either.)

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Death Knights’ Reign

So, the new expansion set came online a while ago and what happened? Well, we got a bunch of cool new cards from including Death Knights and the meta went through a cataclysm, which is nice. That pirate warrior is still as annoying as ever though. I’ll chop up the expansion into clumpy bits to examine closer. I only play Standard so no Wild analysis is found here.

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Whedon, Lord of the Flies and Feminism

As a forty year-old guy, I probably shouldn’t really talk about feminism, but I’m going to.

Also: A warning – I wrote this while on a bus ride from a city to city, which meant I was without access to the Internet for part of the way and I wasn’t able to fact-check while writing, so I might have wild assumptions within the text, which I forgot to check later. Oh well.

What prompted me to do this? First, of course, the Joss Whedon debacle and today I heard there’s going to be a new version of Lord of the Flies with an all female cast.

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Ixalan Brews, pt. 5 – Boros Vehicles

This is an actual deck, but it does lose certain parts of it, namely Thraben Inspector, Needle Spires and possibly some other cards, but the core of the deck should still be there. But how about if we go a little bigger and find ourselves a new set of drivers, because everyone loves a dinosaur piloting an airship? Right?

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Ixalan Brews, pt. 4 – Monowhite Token Horde

Ankylosaurus a bit costly creature, but intesting. We’ll see if that’s the actual name, but the text as translated on MythicSpoilers is as follows:

“Ankylosaurus”
5W
Creature – Dinosaur
Enrage – Whenever Ankylosaurus is dealt damage, put a +1/+1 counter on each other creature you control.
3/5

The interesting thing here is the combo with Walking Ballista.

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Trying Out: Commander 2017

Last night we gathered together to try out the new Magic the Gathering pre-constructed Commander decks. Four players, four decks and about four hours of fun! In this post I will be summarising our experiences on the playability of the pre-constructed decks and share our initial feeling about how it all went.

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