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by Kar Yung Tom Upon further investigation, it turns out that the two Japanese top 8 lists in my previous article might not be as valuable as I thought. The number of players playing at the tournaments were a lot lower than I expected. The Chiba PTQ had 42, while...
The first post-M11 Standard tournaments happened over this past weekend and the decklists are finally pouring in. Some of us have PTQs this upcoming weekend while others, inculding me, have Canadian Nationals to attend to. I thought it would be useful to have one place with all the new technology....
by Thiago Saporito [Our resident MTGO Machine provides us with some early innovative decks involving M11 cards. Want to try something completely new? We have it. Want to see how bolov0 would update his UW Control, a deck he used to win an online PTQ? We also have it. --KYT]...
A popular segment that I have had success with on previous blogs of mine finally makes its debut on Mana Deprived. A concept largely inspired by the chess problems in my chess books, the viewer is presented with a given situation and asked what they would do. Flores has made...
By Tomohiro Kaji (translated by Alex Lin) Among the decks that have gone 4-0 so far in the Standard Portion of Japanese Nationals, there’s one that has a card that I think is really interesting. That card would be Enlisted Wurm. Of course, everyone knows that Bloodbraid Elf and Bituminous...
by Vincent Thibeault I have been playing for quite a few weeks now with a tweaked version of a deck called Aggro Spread or UGR Tempo. Billy Moreno first offered different lists where he was trying to use Jace in conjunction with creatures that have come into play abilities. In...
by Brendan Hurst (doesn’t that guy up there ever smile?) Brendan Hurst here. I’ve been playing Magic casually for years, but didn’t start trying to win until last summer, right before M10. This is going to be a regular ol’ tournament report, so let’s get started. I apologize in advance...
By Tomohiro Kaji (translated by Alex Lin) At the last premier event, Grand Prix Sendai, Next Level Bant* had three undefeated players at the end of Day One, and put over 70% of its pilots into Day Two - an incredible statistic for the brand new deck - and the...
by Kar Yung Tom KYT here burning the midnight oil to bring you the latest Standard technology. Even though M11 is fast approaching, there are still pre-M11 tournaments to be won. Japanese Nationals is happening right as we speak and it currently holds the record for being the biggest Nationals...
KYT needs your help. Even though he goes on to win his 8-man with Abyssal Esper (created by Conley Woods), there are many situations where he believes that he had clearly misplayed. Teach him the right play. Wait, why am I typing in the 3rd person? Your browser cannot play...

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