Monday, October 10, 2011

Kmaster TPF Draft

I'm going to post this and see what happens. TPF NixPax is this week. It's a lot of fun but not very high EV. NixTix in two weeks. Here's a draft I did this morning, nothing ridiculously bomby, just a good example of what I like to draft in the format.
Pack 1, Pick 1:

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Grand Prix: Providence results are in!

And let me tell you; I'm excited.

Forceless Bant winning the whole thing? Hive Mind? Stoneforge Mystic as four of the five (nonland) creatures in a deck?

We're in business now.  But the question that always arises after a Grand Prix: "Is the format healthy?"

Monday, May 23, 2011

Horizons, New and Otherwise

The Bazaar of Moxen results are up, and we have an old favorite in Canadian Threshold that made an appearance.

World: hear me on this one.  Stop playing Canadian Threshold.  I'm not going to make the argument that it isn't very good - there's power in surprise, and there's an inherent frustration with playing against the deck; and if people are moving away from things like Zoo, things like Canadian Threshold get better.

But Red isn't known to be a fantastic support color; why Nimble Mongoose, Tarmogoyf and Grim Lavamancer when there's Knight of the Reliquary and Terravore available?

Also, the enemy of the deck (Swords to Plowshares) can be contained with our friend Mental Misstep.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Legacy Weapon - Of Paladins and Puresteel

I only made a brief mention of Puresteel Paladin when I was talking about the set, but let's take another look at him.  I've been asked about my building process, so I'm also going to go into that in this post.

Friday, May 13, 2011

8 Standard decks to consider for the new format

We both know why you guys are here.  It's time for some decklists.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bringing Down the Hammer: When Should a Card be Banned?

Given the recent dominance of Caw-Blade decks in Standard, many people have been calling for the banning of the more powerful cards in the deck, most notably Stoneforge Mystic and Jace.  Certainly, when the top 8's of GP's contain 32 copies of a card, talking about banning that card is not unreasonable, and even though UW Caw-Blade has been the deck to beat since PT Paris people have still been struggling to find ways to beat it.