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Brewer's Minute: Magic Online—The Best Tool for Building Paper Decks

Hey, everyone. It's time for another Brewer's Minute. One of the most common questions I get is, "what sites or programs do you use for building decks and searching up cards?" The answer might be a surprise—in my opinion, Magic Online is the single best tool there is for building decks. It has the easiest and most effective search engine as well as the best filtering options, and all of the cards are laid out visually, so you can easily add them to a deck. Then, once you've actually built the deck, you can export to a site like MTGGoldfish with a couple of clicks and then, with another click, buy the cards you need to start playing! So, for this week's Brewer's Minute, we are going to talk about using Magic Online as a tool to build paper deck!

Before getting to the video, let me make one thing very clear: you don't have to actually buy cards on Magic Online or play digital Magic to use Magic Online as a deck-building tool and search engine. This isn't a "you should play MTGO" video; it is a "you should take advantage of the great deck-building features of Magic Online, even if you have no interest in playing digital Magic" article. Yes, there is a $10 fee to create an account, but this is a one-time fee, so after paying this initial $10, you can use Magic Online to build an unlimited number of decks. In all honesty, if there were a website that had all of the deck-building tools and features of Magic Online, I would be more than willing to pay a one-time $10 fee to use it. 

One last thing: there's no transcript this week. I tried to figure out a way of doing it, but since the video is a walkthrough of the features and tricks of using Magic Online as a deck-building tool, the information doesn't really make any sense without the visuals. Anyway, let's talk about using Magic Online to build paper decks!

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Anyway, that's all for today. Hopefully this was helpful! As always, leave your thoughts, ideas, opinions, and suggestions in the comments, and you can reach me on Twitter @SaffronOlive or at

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