## What’s the Mana Base Impact of Prismatic Vista and the Mathematical Value of Deck Thinning?

The doctor is in the house to solve your pressing mana base questions with Prismatic Vista.

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## What’s the Mana Base Impact of Prismatic Vista and the Mathematical Value of Deck Thinning?

## How Reliable are Cards like Narset, Vivien, Niv-Mizzet, and Tamiyo in the New Standard?

## The London Mulligan Rule Mathematically Benefits Strategies That Rely on Specific Cards

## An Introduction to the Multivariate Hypergeometric Distribution for Magic Players

## How Often Will You Begin the Game with a Leyline on the Battlefield?

## How Many Copies of Any Given Card Should You Put in Your Deck?

## Magic Math: Dominaria – Weatherlight, Legendary Sorceries, Zahid, and Belzenlok

## Should You Play Tapped Duals in 2-Color Limited Decks?

## On Match Win Percentages and the State of Post-Ban Ramunap—er, Mono-Red

## How Many Dinosaurs/Pirates Do You Need for Thunderherd Migration or Daring Buccaneer?

## Grand Prix Attendance Predictions: What Kind of Events Draw the Biggest Crowds?

## Don’t Play 41 or 61 Cards to Add “Half a Land” to Your Deck

## Unstable Magic Math: Green and Multicolor

## Unstable Magic Math: Red and Artifacts

## Unstable Magic Math: White, Blue, and Black

## Analyzing Osyp’s Epic Bluff

## Magic Math: Ixalan

## Magic Math: Hour of Devastation

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The doctor is in the house to solve your pressing mana base questions with Prismatic Vista.

Frank runs the numbers.

Frank runs the numbers.

Learn to run the numbers just like Frank!

How many Leylines do you need to swing a matchup? How aggressively should you mulligan? Frank runs the numbers.

How do you choose between a 1-of, 2-of, 3-of, or 4-of? The calculation might be more complicated than you think!

How often can you hit a card in your top 5? How many legends do you need for Karn’s Temporal Sundering? Frank runs the numbers.

Two-color lands improve your consistency, but make it harder to curve out. What’s the optimal balance? Frank runs the numbers.

It looks like playing a single color may longer be the key to constructing the best aggro deck in Standard.

Frank runs the numbers.

How large will your next Grand Prix be? Frank (attempts to) run the numbers.

We don’t have a supercomputer to determine whether it’s right, but we have the next best thing.

Could a high enough X value for Ol’ Buzzbark cause a global extinction-level event? Frank runs the numbers.

What happens if you Swords to Plowshares an Infinity Elemental, and then get hit by an Infinity Elemental? Frank runs the numbers.

How long does it take to get your creature out of jail? What’s the best booster for Summon the Pack? Frank runs the numbers.

At Grand Prix Providence, Osyp bluffed the best player in the world… and didn’t keep quiet about it, either.

Frank runs the numbers on Rowdy Crew, Lookout’s Dispersal, Commune with Dinosaurs—and whether 20 damage is appropriate for a friggin’ star.

How many Deserts do you need for Ramunap Hydra? Can you maindeck the Defeats? Frank runs the numbers on these questions and more.