PucaTrade Launches IndieGoGo Campaign for New Features

PucaTrade’s IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign will add the ability to trade between MTGO and real cards, non-English cards, support for card condition

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Constructing Flavor: Nikko Resendiz’ Journey to New Phyrexia

Nikko has constructed a mother of a deck that showcases the gruesome results of Mirrodin’s transformation into New Phyrexia. In Nikko’s quest to include as much New Phyrexian flavor has he could possibly squeeze in, he has constructed this 760-card beast that he has appropriately titled “Phyrexian Madness”.

Constructing Flavor: Plants vs. Zombies

When Innistrad was originally released, I saw the card Grave Bramble and immediately started cackling with glee. I immediately recognized the tribute to PopCap’s wonderful tower defense game, Plants vs. Zombies, and I was inspired to recreate the game in the world of Magic.

Constructing Flavor: Barinellos’ Planeswalkers

When Barinellos isn’t busy posting on the Wizards forums or being an administrator on the MTG Salvation Wiki, he’s hard at work accomplishing his dream: to construct a deck based around every single Planeswalker character who has been given a card. A noble goal! We’re going to look at three of his decks today, get a little commentary on how and why he assembled them in this manner, and explore what it means to make a flavorful Planeswalker deck.

Outside the Spectrum: The Colors Get Political

Political issues are complicated enough in real life, but how would the colors of Magic feel about some of the more hot-button issues facing us today?

Constructing Flavor: Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate Deck For Me

I’d like to take this time to share with you the process I go through when I decide to build thematic decks. Hopefully, my step-by-step instructions will help you discover some new ways to sling spells while maintaining flavor.

Outside the Spectrum: Game of Thrones

I am one of the many millions of people who are completely obsessed with the HBO series Game of Thrones. The characters, settings, direction, and writing are simply top-notch, and the fact that there is regular nudity certainly doesn’t hurt. However, I am always a Color Pie Purist at heart, so when presented with these engaging characters in their unique situations, I of course have to ask myself were they’d fit in the color pie. Without further ado, I present the color pie affiliations for all the major characters in Game of Thrones, Season One.

Theros Block Speculation: Legendary Creatures

With the Dragon’s Maze prelease right behind us heralding the end of the Return to Ravnica block, eager Magic fans have already begun speculation on the next block and its first set, Theros. A Greco-Roman themed set, this looks like it may be borrowing flavor from the tales of old as Innistrad did with major … Continue reading

Shandalar Slivers: Theory and History

Slivers are, as far as we know, native to Dominaria, the MtG “home plane”. Which is why it’s surprising, especially in the year of Magic’s 20th anniversary, to bring back Slivers without bringing back their crucially-important native plane. How did they get to Shandalar?

Beyond Izzet: Examining The Red/Blue Archetype

Izzet is but a subsection of the entire space that is the U/R philosophy. I’ve always felt that there is a singular trope that truly defines what it means to be both red and blue, combining blue’s search for knowledge and information with red’s desire for freedom and enjoyment. This trope is the Comedian.