MTG Salvation Article Archives: Category: Baghdad Bazaar
It wasn't long after making friends with both a [b]Magic[/b] store owner in Nova Scotia (through MTGO, no less) and another here in downtown Taipei that I began thinking about a new article.
Any given deck [i]may[/i] perform better when built with an emphasis on a diverse card pool that can respond to a wide variety of situations, rather than a card pool built around the reliable draw of a few key pieces of strategy.
The Free-For-All Draft is easily my favorite format to write about, but it was some time before my Army buddies from Iraq could all collect together on the same day.
"BUTZ I HAVE 40% LANDZ!" they exclaim adamantly.
MTGO ploys go beyond simply knowing the ins and outs of the phases or even which cards work better in which formats (Kokusho in 2HG, etc.
Today, I aim to lay out one of those aforementioned drafts, complete with picks and perhaps a thoughtful insight or two.
Today I'm talking about a format that has been rarely tried and (to my knowledge) never written about.
This article, besides making obscure references to old Rob Zombie songs, handles a topic often mentioned but rarely dealt with: Power Creep! *cue scary music*
Doing a card-by-card review of [I]Lorwyn[/I] would be both tedious and pointless. Technically, [I]every[/I] card can be used somehow, somewhen.
In keeping with tradition, my newest article will again be about my play group here in Baghdad, plus the unique situations that arise in our.
Today's article will be a little bit different than normal, as this month I introduced my fledgling planeswalkers to the thrill that is Limited.
Pushing aside how a nerd like me even ended up in the infantry (let's just say that even a nerd can have a little bit of Spartan in him), we turn instead to the topic of introducing people to Magic.
The "Conditionality" of a card is a measure of how many conditions need to happen/be in place for the card to worth playing.
If you've just started playing Magic, or if you're still relatively new to the game, then before you stretches a giant expanse of infinite opportunity.