0 Comments By Frank Karsten // 23 Dec, 2018 An Introduction to the Multivariate Hypergeometric Distribution for Magic Players Learn to run the numbers just like Frank!

0 Comments Frank Karsten 23 Oct, 2018 To Splash or Not to Splash in Limited? Should you splash that third color? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 14 Aug, 2018 How Often Will You Begin the Game with a Leyline on the Battlefield? How many Leylines do you need to swing a matchup? How aggressively should you mulligan? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 22 May, 2018 How Many Copies of Any Given Card Should You Put in Your Deck? How do you choose between a 1-of, 2-of, 3-of, or 4-of? The calculation might be more complicated than you think!

0 Comments Frank Karsten 17 Apr, 2018 Magic Math: Dominaria – Weatherlight, Legendary Sorceries, Zahid, and Belzenlok 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.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 27 Mar, 2018 Should You Play Tapped Duals in 2-Color Limited Decks? Two-color lands improve your consistency, but make it harder to curve out. What's the optimal balance? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 23 Jan, 2018 On Match Win Percentages and the State of Post-Ban Ramunap—er, Mono-Red It looks like playing a single color may longer be the key to constructing the best aggro deck in Standard.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 9 Jan, 2018 How Many Dinosaurs/Pirates Do You Need for Thunderherd Migration or Daring Buccaneer? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 3 Jan, 2018 Grand Prix Attendance Predictions: What Kind of Events Draw the Biggest Crowds? How large will your next Grand Prix be? Frank (attempts to) run the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 27 Dec, 2017 Don’t Play 41 or 61 Cards to Add “Half a Land” to Your Deck We don't have a supercomputer to determine whether it's right, but we have the next best thing.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 12 Dec, 2017 Unstable Magic Math: Green and Multicolor Could a high enough X value for Ol' Buzzbark cause a global extinction-level event? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 5 Dec, 2017 Unstable Magic Math: Red and Artifacts What happens if you Swords to Plowshares an Infinity Elemental, and then get hit by an Infinity Elemental? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 27 Nov, 2017 Unstable Magic Math: White, Blue, and Black 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.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 10 Oct, 2017 Analyzing Osyp’s Epic Bluff At Grand Prix Providence, Osyp bluffed the best player in the world... and didn't keep quiet about it, either.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 13 Sep, 2017 Magic Math: Ixalan Frank runs the numbers on Rowdy Crew, Lookout's Dispersal, Commune with Dinosaurs—and whether 20 damage is appropriate for a friggin' star...

0 Comments Frank Karsten 12 Jul, 2017 Magic Math: Hour of Devastation How many Deserts do you need for Ramunap Hydra? Can you maindeck the Defeats? Frank runs the numbers on these questions and more.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 6 Jun, 2017 It’s a Small-Sample Analysis, But the Standard Equilibrium Metagame Apparently Contains 0% Marvel Marvel might not be as dominant as we thought.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 30 May, 2017 How Many Lands Do You Need to Consistently Hit Your Land Drops? Frank gives you the formula to determine how many lands you need to cast your spells on curve!

0 Comments Frank Karsten 11 Oct, 2016 Magic Math – Kaladesh: Dubious Challenge, Combustible Gearhulk, and More How dubious is the challenge? How combustible the Gearhulk? How marvelous the Aetherworks? Frank runs the numbers.

0 Comments Frank Karsten 29 Sep, 2016 Magic Math – Kaladesh: Smuggler’s Copter, Glint-Nest Crane, and Inventor’s Apprentice How many creatures do you need to crew your Vehicles? Artifacts for Glint-Nest Crane? Toolcraft Exemplar? Frank runs the numbers.