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Budget Magic: $20 UG Kicker (Standard)

Sep 21 // by SaffronOlive

Zendikar Rising is here. Let's kick off (literally) our exploration of our new Standard format with a deck that is both absurdly cheap and absurdly fun: UG Kicker!

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Much Abrew: Selesnya Valakut (Modern)

Sep 21 // by SaffronOlive

Can a Value Town-esque version of Valakut without any actual Mountains compete in Modern? Let's find out!

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Top 10 Modern Cards from Zendikar Rising

Sep 18 // by SaffronOlive

Seth and Crim count down their top 10 Modern cards from Zendikar Rising!

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Top 10 Pioneer Cards from Zendikar Rising

Sep 17 // by SaffronOlive

Seth and Crim count down their top 10 Pioneer cards from Zendikar Rising!

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Against the Odds: Pirate Stompy (Modern)

Sep 17 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of stomping opponents with Pirates in Modern? Let's find out!

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Top 10 Historic Cards from Zendikar Rising

Sep 16 // by SaffronOlive

Seth and Crim count down their top 10 Historic cards from Zendikar Rising!

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Budget Magic: Incinerator Burn (Modern)

Sep 15 // by SaffronOlive

How good is Chandra's Incinerator in Modern? Is Goblin Guide a Budget Magic card now thanks to its Double Masters reprinting? Let's find out!

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Much Abrew: UW Jace Embalm (Historic)

Sep 14 // by SaffronOlive

How many copies of Jace, Cunning Castaway can we make in Historic with the help of Anointed Procession and Mythos of Illuna? Let's see!

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Against the Odds: Spawnsire of Ulamog Eldrazi-ocalypse (Modern)

Sep 10 // by SaffronOlive

How many Eldrazi can we play from outside the game with the help of 20 mana and Spawnsire of Ulamog? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Tutelage Tribal Mill (Modern)

Sep 08 // by SaffronOlive

Can Teferi's Tutelage join Sphinx's Tutelage to power a card-draw-based turbo-mill deck in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

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Much Abrew: Liliana Tribal (Historic)

Sep 07 // by SaffronOlive

Thanks to Amonkhet Remastered, we now have three Lilianas in Historic. How good is Liliana Tron? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: Vraska Tribal (Modern)

Sep 03 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with all of the Vraskas (and some non-Vraska spice) in Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Soulherder Surprise (Modern)

Sep 01 // by SaffronOlive

Normally, Soulherder decks are about grinding out slow value with enters-the-battlefield triggers. Today's deck has some of the same tricks but also a surprise!

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Much Abrew: Orzhov Persist Combo (Modern)

Aug 31 // by SaffronOlive

Over a year ago, we played Persist Combo on Budget Magic. Is our baby now all grown up and a real, competitive Modern deck in non-budget form? Let's find out!

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Top 10 Weirdest Old Magic Card Arts

Aug 30 // by SaffronOlive

Today's Magic art is tightly designed and controlled by Wizards, but in the early years of Magic some really weird art managed to see print. Here's the top ten weird MTG arts from the early years of the game!

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Against the Odds: Nine Lives Lock (Historic)

Aug 27 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning by locking opponents out of the game with Nine Lives and Solemnity in Historic? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: 16 Rack (Modern)

Aug 25 // by SaffronOlive

Sometimes, 8 Racks just aren't enough.

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Much Abrew: Should Field of the Dead Be Banned in Historic?

Aug 24 // by SaffronOlive

Historic is awesome, but Field of the Dead might be a bit too awesome now that Hour of Promise is in the format. Does the land need to be banned in another format? Let's play some games and find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Camel Lock (Historic)

Aug 20 // by SaffronOlive

How can a Camel lock an opponent out of the game with the help of The Fall of Than and Emiel, the Blessed in Historic? Let's find out!

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Against the Odds: Sethron Minotaurs (Historic)

Aug 20 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Sethron (probably better known as the Hurloon General) and the Minotaur tribe in Historic? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Izzet Ramp (Standard)

Aug 18 // by SaffronOlive

I know, I know, yet another ramp deck in Standard. Don't worry, this one is very different!

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Budget Magic: $50 Underworld Abyss Black Devotion (Standard)

Aug 18 // by SaffronOlive

Can a rotation-proof Mono-Black Devotion deck built around the combo of Peer into the Abyss and Underworld Dreams compete in Standard on a $50 budget?

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Much Abrew: Mono-Green Evolution (Historic)

Aug 17 // by SaffronOlive

How big can we make our creatures, with the help of +1/+1 counters and Branching Evolution, in Historic on MTG Arena? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Five-Color Offspring's Revenge (Standard)

Aug 14 // by SaffronOlive

With Teferi, Time Raveler banned there's actually a chance permanents will stick on the battlefield in Standard. Does that mean it's time for Offspring's Revenge to get its retribution?

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Against the Odds: Phage's Vengeance (Modern)

Aug 13 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Phage the Untouchable in Modern? How many times will we kill ourselves with Phage's enters-the-battlefield trigger? Let's find out!

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Instant Deck Tech: Persist Combo (Modern)

Aug 12 // by SaffronOlive

A year ago right after Modern Horizons released we played a persist combo deck on Budget Magic. With a year's worth of upgrades is the deck becoming a legitimate threat in Modern?

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Budget Magic: Izzet Tutelage (Standard)

Aug 11 // by SaffronOlive

Does last week's huge banned list update mean its finally time for mill to be competitive in Standard thanks to Teferi's Tutelage and a ton of cheap card-draw spells? Let's see!

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Much Abrew: Pioneer Dredge

Aug 10 // by SaffronOlive

Is Pioneer fixed thanks to this week's huge banned-list update? Can Silversmote Ghoul make for a dredge-like, graveyard-centric deck in the format? Let's see!

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Rough Drafts: Double Masters

Aug 08 // by SaffronOlive

Double Masters isn't officially out in paper yet, but it is out on Magic Online! Let's jump into a draft and see what the format is all about!

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Against the Odds: Near-Death Experience (Modern)

Aug 06 // by SaffronOlive

What are the odds of winning with Near-Death Experience in Modern? Let's find out!