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Magic: The Gathering’s Head Designer Has a Damn Hard Job

If you’re a gamer, you’re probably familiar with Kotaku. The gaming news website recently ran an illuminating piece on Mark Rosewater, so check it out!

500 Matches with Death’s Shadow

How many matches does it take to find the best list? We know a 10-game set isn’t enough but… this is ridiculous. Magnus Lantto played 500 matches of Death’s Shadow to find the optimal Death’s Shadow build.

The Top 10 Best Decks in Modern

Modern’s a diverse format with dozens of viable options. But how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Seth Manfield at TCGplayer ranks the best options in the format.

Modern Masters 2017 Limited Review

It’s a bit of a slow period as we wait for a new Standard format, and Stjepan Sucic helps you while away the meantime with a full teardown of the latest sweet Limited format, Modern Masters 2017.

How to Teach Magic: the Gathering (Or Any Game)

Have a friend you’d like to introduce to your favorite game? Morgan Wentworth at Gathering Magic gives you some tips on how to get them into Magic.

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Behind the Scenes of GP Porto Alegre

OK, I admit this one was a little cathartic. It’s hard to express just how much goes on during coverage and how tough it can be to put together a full show. It’s fun, exhausting, frustrating, and never dull. PV brings you a peek behind the camera as he prepped for coverage in his hometown.

Learning 4c Czech Pile from the Master

Ondřej picks the brain of Legacy great Tomas Mar to unlock the secrets of a crazy new Legacy control brew.

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