Chris’s Commander Corner: Reviewing Piru

Back in August, I didn’t want to use any online search or EDHREC to build my next deck, so I turned to the Twitter MTG community for ideas instead. Here’s the original tweet: What ensued was amazing. For me, a small timer in the community to get so many interactions was awesome. There were 149Continue reading “Chris’s Commander Corner: Reviewing Piru”

Rotation Prep Pt. 4: Core Set 2021

The first three rotation articles are in the books and the final one awaits us! If you missed any of my coverage on the other three rotating sets, you can start from the beginning by clicking here. Core Set 2021 dropped in the heat of the global coronavirus pandemic last year, and it was admittedlyContinue reading “Rotation Prep Pt. 4: Core Set 2021”

Rotation Prep Pt. 3: Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths

Welcome to the third article in my four part series covering the rotating Standard sets from an MTG finance perspective. Check out my respective reviews of Throne of Eldraine and Theros: Beyond Death as well. This rendition of coverage is going to be a shorter article than Theros: Beyond Death because Ikoria: Lair of BehemothsContinue reading “Rotation Prep Pt. 3: Ikoria, Lair of Behemoths”

Rotation Prep Pt. 2: Theros Beyond Death

Welcome back to the second of my four part series covering the rotating Standard sets from an MTG finance perspective. If you missed my review of Throne of Eldraine last week, check it out here. Much like Eldraine before it, Theros: Beyond Death is a deep set, boasting two uncommons worth $2+ and a handfulContinue reading “Rotation Prep Pt. 2: Theros Beyond Death”

Rotation Prep Pt. 1: Throne of Eldraine

For years, the power-level of Standard sets seemed like it had been relatively consistent and stable. Set after set, the storyline and lore fused with limited and Standard design to make for a typically-balanced, almost-always solid drafting experience. This statement includes Dominaria and the Ixalans, the second Return to Ravnica (Guilds of Ravnica and RavnicaContinue reading “Rotation Prep Pt. 1: Throne of Eldraine”

Chris’s Commander Corner: Cx3, the Relaunch

It has been a long time since I have felt a connection to Magic and have had the motivation to write content. I could write multiple articles discussing my burnout, lost focus, etc., but at this point I’d like to make it water under the bridge and capitalize on my resurgence of energy. There isContinue reading “Chris’s Commander Corner: Cx3, the Relaunch”

Playing and Selling: a Balancing Act

For over 20 years, I have been active with Magic: the Gathering in some capacity. There have been many stretches where that activity involved playing some kitchen table Magic or going to FNM. But somewhere into that second decade, I evolved into a financially-focused, money-driven human that saw the value in my cards. It startedContinue reading “Playing and Selling: a Balancing Act”

Insuring Your MTG Collection: Pt. 2

Writer’s Note: this article was originally published in March 2019. Part 1 can be found here. In Part 1 of this two-part series, I wrote about some basic insurance principles and connected the insurance industry with our beloved game and hobby Magic: the Gathering. If you haven’t read Part 1, please do so as Part 2 buildsContinue reading “Insuring Your MTG Collection: Pt. 2”

Insuring Your MTG Collection: Pt. 1

Writer’s Note: this article was originally published in March 2019. Part 2 can be found here. I spend so much time talking about cards to speculate on, and the latest EDH trends, that I sometimes neglect to mention the importance of applying personal and professional experiences to the game. To try to connect my careerContinue reading “Insuring Your MTG Collection: Pt. 1”

Conflict, Strife, and a Burnout Later: An Introspective

I decided to take a step back for this article and share a little about my challenges as a content creator, community manager, and a human dealing with all the real-world stuff that happened in 2020. I hope if nothing else that this piece leaves me vulnerable for a moment and exposes relatable experiences forContinue reading “Conflict, Strife, and a Burnout Later: An Introspective”

Commander Legends: the Dive

Hello, everyone. Jesus here again for some discussion on Commander Legends. I know we did a recording discussing some of our top picks for CL, but there is much more I want to go into in terms of individual pieces and mechanics. Overall, I think Commander Legends is a fantastic set with a nice amountContinue reading “Commander Legends: the Dive”

Constructing Commander: All Things Meta

By: Jesus Garcia Warning. This article is in a different style than my norm. The article will be predominantly informative about overall decision-making and discussion on what a meta is, how to play with a meta, and how to promote a continuously evolving meta within a playgroup. As such, this article will be written aContinue reading “Constructing Commander: All Things Meta”

2020 Rotation Prep: Ravnica Allegiance

My first article covering Guilds of Ravnica posted on 8/27; you can find that one here. I do encourage reading it as I set the table for the purpose and structure of these articles. This one is fluff-less. We’re going straight into the cards to add to our watchlist from Ravnica Allegiance. Investment Plan ArguablyContinue reading “2020 Rotation Prep: Ravnica Allegiance”

Standard pickups Part 2: Zendikar Rising Edition

By: Jaren White It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: Standard rotation and spoiler season. I have been long excited for this set and this time of the year. Especially with the past Standard meta we have had. Zendikar Rising is looking to be a breath of fresh air. With that being said let usContinue reading “Standard pickups Part 2: Zendikar Rising Edition”

Constructing Commander: Commander Analysis and Type Classification

Hello, everyone. It’s me, Hispanic! At the Disco, again for another Constructing Commander segment. I previously discussed commander selection when talking about constructing the Core of a commander deck, but I never went into detail about how to make a decision on a commander and direction that you want to go. Granted, there are hundredsContinue reading “Constructing Commander: Commander Analysis and Type Classification”