Magic: the Gathering

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The 'No Foolin!' Giveaway

Sick of being fooled on April 1st? So is Still Had All These. So instead of playing a prank or betraying your trust, I'm giving away Magic cards!
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Your Still Had All These April Fools Promise

You won't see any Starkington Post style rebranding here or fake Duel (Duet?) products today. There are 364 other days to poke fun at the things we love. This one day just brings all the non-comedians out of the woodwork to throw lame jokes out there and see what sticks. Come in, real close, 'cause I have a secret to tell you.
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SCG Live – Missing the Mark

In 2010, the Star City Games (SCG) Open Series brought Legacy back to prominence in the US through their series of semi-weekly events, covered by GGslive. This year for the Open Series, SCG announced a partnership with GGslive to have their events broadcast with SCG branding as SCG Live. For the most part, SCG has treated the broadcasts as GGslive with their own commentators, but I believe that's the wrong angle to take.
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Sleeve Designs from Star City Games

Nice Sleeves! – My Magic Midlife Crisis

First off, I know it's been a long time since I've written anything here. There was no Paris report (missed day 2 of the PT, 12-4, T64 in the GP), no Denver report (11-4, T64), and no update on my progress on Nagoya (probably not getting there). I did write an article for ManaNation a couple of weeks ago on my gauntlet for the Standard environment at the time. I think it's a good start place for an environment that, while there's innovations here and there, is pretty static at the moment. This article, however, isn't about tournament results or playtesting or anything actually relevant to a game of Magic. It's about sleeves.
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More Gauntlet!

I left out one pretty important deck from the gauntlet, as it's taken down a paper PTQ and put up solid results on MTG Online, so I'll give you information on that deck as well.
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Extended – Running The Gauntlet

It's time to apply the lessons learned in searching for the best deck and use those lessons to build a testing gauntlet for the Extended PTQ season, at least as it stands right now.  While only scattered information has come out on the paper PTQ season so far, we have a lot of information from the two Magic Online PTQs and several Daily Events.  What the data bears out is one deck is at the top of the heap in terms of results, and a few others are on the outside looking up.  I hope you like flying blue creatures.
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Bituminous Blast

The Best Deck

A selection of Magic cards

Maybe the best deck is in here somewhere...

You hear it all the time, people talking about what the best deck in a given format is.  It's Faeries.  It's Jund.  It's Thopter Depths.  It's U/G Goyf.  It's Affinity.  It's Vengevine Survival.  It's this and that and every format tends to have one or two decks that rise to the top and get called the 'best deck'.  It's the deck the best players in your area want to play at the PTQ to win and get the blue envelope.  It's the deck the pros talk about on ChannelFireball and StarCityGames and TCGPlayer, either telling you how they would have built and played the best deck three weeks ago, or what decks they're brewing to beat the best deck consistently.  It's the deck MTGSalvation forum posters hate because it's a netdeck and they think that netdecking is stripping all the creativity out of the game while they 2-2 their FNMs with their all Rebecca Guay deck.  (more…)

Luis Scott-Vargas from Pro Tour San Diego - Photo from WotC Coverage

2010 Magic Headlines – 16-0

As 2010 comes to a close, Still Had All These would like to take a look back at some of the headlines that affected Magic: The Gathering in the past year.

Luis Scott-Vargas Finishes Pro Tour San Diego Swiss 16-0

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Terminate

2010 Magic Headlines – The End of Textless Promos?

As 2010 comes to a close, Still Had All These would like to take a look back at some of the headlines that affected Magic: The Gathering in the past year.

Wizards of the Coast Ends Magic Player Rewards Program

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Living End

2010 Magic Headlines – Extended on a Diet

As 2010 comes to a close, Still Had All These would like to take a look back at some of the headlines that affected Magic: The Gathering in the past year.

Extended Format Becomes 'Double Standard'

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