Mirrodin Besieged Pre-release Report

This weekend was the Mirrodin Besieged Pre-release. I hope everyone that reads that managed to make it to one had a great time, and got a hold of some awesome cards. I was fortunate (I suppose) to make it two separate events. My local shop ran two tournaments, one at midnight (That’s early Saturday morning), then another Saturday afternoon. This is my report from my experiences. Tournament One: I was disheartened and angered slightly when I was informed that I would not be able to choose which side I got to play. Despite all the promotional ads and all the Read more

I would like to take some time to talk about the decks that I am playing right now. I’ll give you my list and explain why I built it. There will be three Standard (Type 2) decks, and two Extended (Type 1.X) decks. (These decks are current as of this writing, but could change or be discarded as time goes on.) Standard: Black/Artifact Infect: Creatures: Other Spells: Land: Sideboard: Leaden Myr x 2 Contagion Clasp x 4 Mystifying Maze x 2 Mimic Vat x 3 Plague Stinger x 4 Contagion Engine x 2 Tectonic Edge x 4 Doom Blade x Read more

Advice for Beginners

Categories: YuGiOh!

I have been playing Magic for some six-odd years (non-consecutively) and feel safe in saying that I am no longer a beginner. But I do remember what it was like when I was. Trying to cobble together decks from your random assortment of cards you gathered from booster packs and intro decks, making play mistakes that would seem rather obvious now, and lusting after those elusive cards that everyone else seems to have but evade your grasp. So I would like to talk about some things that I feel will help a lot of beginners improve their game and their Read more

Coming Back to the Game

Categories: YuGiOh!

Some people say that you never really get over your fist love. Meaning that no matter how much time has past and how much you’ve grown, there’s always just a tiny space left in your heart for that old flame to burn. This is true for many things, not just people. I was introduced to the game of Magic: The Gathering when I went over to an old friend’s house for the first time in Junior High. He had a small set of what I believe was fifth edition. His collection was so small that he didn’t even have enough Read more