Red Mage’s Quarterly: Ixalan

Simon Irving Red Mages Quarterly, Standard

To call Hour of Devastation Standard a success for the Red Deck would be quite the understatement. Over the past three months, loyal red mages got to see their deck vault into the top tier, culminating in Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa’s convincing win (amidst a Top 8 with six other red aggressive decks). The additions of Earthshaker Khenra, Abrade, …

Red Mages Quarterly: Hour of Devastation

Simon Irving Red Mages Quarterly, Standard

Reports of the Red Deck’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While much of this past Standard season was defined by the Aetherworks MarvelĀ in the room, my red-deck-minded associates and I were enraptured by an entirely different strategy. I am of course talking about the SaffronOlive special, Two Tix Red. Despite some initial skepticism on my part, I’ve seen lists built …

Red Mages Quarterly: Amonkhet

Simon Irving Red Mages Quarterly, Standard

(Editor’s Note: Welcome back to the Card Kingdom Blog! As we explained yesterday, we’ll be creating more content than ever before this year, thanks in part to our talented staff, who will be contributing articles and other creative work to this blog. Today, you’ll be hearing from Simon from the Retail team at Mox Boarding House Seattle. Simon has been …