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.

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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.

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.