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Standard's Problem? The Consistency of Fast Mana

May 04 // by SaffronOlive

Some of the most powerful ramp cards printed in the Modern era of Magic are currently in Standard, and thanks to some recent rules changes and new mechanics they impacting a huge percentage of games, but is it a problem?


Ban List Fever: The Never Ending Discussion of What Should (and Should Not) Be Banned

Mar 09 // by SaffronOlive

The discussion of what should and shouldn't be banned never ends. But is this discussion good for the game?


Nothing New Under the Sun

Dec 23 // by SaffronOlive

Despite all of the changes and upheaval of the past couple of years, it might be that Magic in 2019 shares more with Magic in 2009 than most people think.


The Future of Paper Magic

Dec 16 // by SaffronOlive

Where is Magic heading as we close out the second decade of the 2000's and head into the third? Let's discuss.


Standard Bannings in 2019: Feature or Bug?

Nov 25 // by SaffronOlive

The Magic environment has changed, and it just might be time that we need to start changing out thinking about bannings.

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Without More Game Modes, Arena Is at Risk When Standard Suffers

Nov 04 // by SaffronOlive

Standard is Arena's most profitable format, but betting the entire client on it by excluding other formats is a huge risk, especially with cards like Oko and Field of the Dead around.


Brewing in Oathbreaker: Is Overlapping Design Space a Problem?

Sep 02 // by SumNeuron

How do the generals of Oathbreakers compare to Commander? Is Oathbreaker too narrow? A data-driven look at pool of viable Oathbreakers.


Disorganized Play and The Magic Pro League

May 20 // by SaffronOlive

What's happening with the Magic Pro League and organized play in general, and how can competitive Magic move forward from the current mess? Let's discuss.


The Great London Mulligan Rule Test

Mar 11 // by SaffronOlive

What will the new London mulligan rule do to Modern? What are the risks and rewards? Let's discuss!


The Future Is as Bright as It Is Uncertain

Feb 04 // by SaffronOlive

Magic is changing quickly, but what does the future hold for the game and its players?

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The Risks and Rewards of Competitive Best-of-One Magic

Dec 31 // by SaffronOlive

Magic Arena is all about best-of-one matches. What are the risks and rewards of this choice, and what does the future hold? Let's discuss!

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Just Be Honest With Us, Magic Arena

Dec 17 // by SaffronOlive

The future is bright for Arena, but why is there so much turmoil?