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In Defense of the Fortnite Secret Lair Drops

Some players aren't happy about Fortnite coming to Magic in the form of Secret Lair drops, but is the community directing its ire to the wrong place?

Aug 29 | by SaffronOlive
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Thanks to Modern Horizons, Modern Is More Expensive Than Ever

The price of building a competitive Modern deck is at an all-time high, and this time, reprints aren't the solution. Here's why, and how Wizards can easily fix the problem.

Aug 15 | by SaffronOlive
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A Case for More Standard Rotations

Wizards tried two Standard rotations a year half a decade ago, and it flopped. Here's why things are different now and why having more Standard rotations is worth trying again.

Jul 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Ode To Modern Horizons

The original Modern Horizons broke the format, but it still should be considered one of Magic's best sets.

May 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Arena's Economy Is a Mess, Especially for Supplemental Products like Kaladesh Remastered

Despite its free-to-play option, Arena has proven itself to be—by far—the most expensive way to play Magic, and doubly so when it comes to Historic-focused supplemental products like Kaladesh Remastered.

Nov 22 | by SaffronOlive
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On Leaks

Thanks to Commander Legends, leaks are once again a hot topic in the Magic community. But the conversation surrounding the leaks might be more problematic than the leaks themselves.

Oct 25 | by SaffronOlive
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If You Are Not Happy with the State of Magic, Stop Giving Wizards Your Money

Magic players love to complain, but complaining isn't an effective message to a big corporation like Hasbro or Wizards of the Coast because they speak a different language: money.

Oct 2 | by SaffronOlive
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What Is Standard's Pathway Forward?

Bannings are apparently back on the table already, just days after rotation and the release of Zendikar Rising. What does the future of Standard hold? Can it be fixed? Let's discuss!

Sep 27 | by SaffronOlive
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The Reserved List: Its History, Its Future, and the "Foil Loophole"

The prices of Reserved List cards players need to play Commander are getting out of control. Thankfully, history shows the list can change, and there might be an easy loophole to allow Reserved List reprints.

Aug 24 | by SaffronOlive
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Standard's Problem? The Consistency of Fast Mana

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?

May 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Ban List Fever: The Never Ending Discussion of What Should (and Should Not) Be Banned

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

Mar 9 | by SaffronOlive
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Nothing New Under the Sun

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.

Dec 23 | by SaffronOlive
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The Future of Paper Magic

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

Dec 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Standard Bannings in 2019: Feature or Bug?

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

Nov 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Without More Game Modes, Arena Is at Risk When Standard Suffers

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.

Nov 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Brewing in Oathbreaker: Is Overlapping Design Space a Problem?

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

Sep 2 | by SumNeuron
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Disorganized Play and The Magic Pro League

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.

May 20 | by SaffronOlive
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The Great London Mulligan Rule Test

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

Mar 11 | by SaffronOlive
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The Future Is as Bright as It Is Uncertain

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

Feb 4 | by SaffronOlive
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The Risks and Rewards of Competitive Best-of-One Magic

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!

Dec 31 | by SaffronOlive
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Just Be Honest With Us, Magic Arena

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

Dec 17 | by SaffronOlive

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