In Defense of Mishra’s Workshop

I wanted my first post back to be about a sweet new deck I’ve been working on. In fact, writing this completely ruins the joke I had set up in the opening paragraph of the primer that was set to go live in a few days. I probably won’t change it mind you because it still makes me laugh, but it’s the principle of the thing dang it! Still, with all of this talk swirling around about a rumored “major shakeup” to Vintage with the Ban/Restricted list announcement that coincides with the release of Shadows over Innistrad I wanted to write something quick and dirty (a.k.a. unedited) that sums up my opinion on what should be done. Continue reading


Catching Up With Vintage

It’s been a while since I last posted. Schoolwork caught up with me, and because of that I haven’t had much time to even play Magic let alone write about it. The lack of preparation for my events has led to me being in a slump for the first time since the spring of 2012. It also resulted in my first dead last finish in my entire career. While some of it might legitimately be variance, you can’t learn anything by attributing every failure you have to bad luck. So I’m taking my three weeks of Winter Break to rededicate myself to the game, and get back on top of where Vintage is right now and where it might be heading in the future.

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A Call for Restriction

Magic Origins is nearly upon us, and as spoilers pour in the Magic community is buzzing about how they’ll impact various formats. While there are a few cards that are generating some interest from the players of Magic’s oldest format, most of the discussion in the Vintage community is based around something else being released alongside Magic Origins: the Banned and Restricted List update. Continue reading