Fringe Format – Dandân

Chris Cornejo Community, Design

Some fringe formats thrive off individual expression, or playing the most powerful cards in Magic, or both. Anyway, here’s Chris with Dandân. Many fringe formats of Magic center around either a creature with evocative abilities and lore (Momir Vig) or a group of linked creatures so emblematic of an aspect of the game that they can’t be ignored (The Elder …

State of Standard

Chris Cornejo Standard

Standard! That’s right, an article about the state of Standard! Back in the days of the old Pro Tour, Standard was the constructed format of three out of every four of them. A powerhouse format, driving much of the conversation in constructed Magic, and making up the majority of high-level competitive play, nearly every Friday Night Magic had an option for Standard …

Fringe Format: Battle Box

Chris Cornejo Community, Design

It’s time for another Fringe Format! This time Chris takes a look at a format that could be called two-player Cube: Battle Box! Battle Box is probably not a format that a ton of folks out there know about. But if you like playing Limited Magic, and specifically Cube, it’s one you should get to know. Mostly because Battle Box …

Fable of the Mirror-Breaker: The Saga of Kikki-Jikki

Chris Cornejo Design, Legacy, Magic Story, Modern, Pioneer, Standard

Sagas, in Magic and in life, are meant to tell a story. While sagas are among the oldest forms of formalized storytelling that exist in human history, in Magic, they’re pretty new. First appearing in Dominaria in 2018, they’ve appeared every year since. They almost missed 2019, but Urza’s Saga in Modern Horizons kept the streak going. They have now …

Classic Artists in Double Masters 2022

Chris Cornejo Community

Double Masters 2022 is a reprint set, which means old cards get fancy new art…sometimes from some familiar names! Being a set composed entirely of reprints, Double Masters 2022 can’t give us much that counts as purely new. All the cards already exist (with a lone exception for Cryptic Spires), so while previews allow for excitement over some welcome reprints, there’s …

Displacer Kitten Combos

Chris Cornejo Commander, Legacy

Displacer Kitten is the focus of a lot of conversation ever since it was spoiled. Chris takes a look at what can actually be done with it. Displacer Kitten from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate has been the focus of a lot of conversation. Not entirely sure why…it’s not like Magic has a history of printing problematic cats, right?  …

Fringe Format: Oathbreaker

Chris Cornejo Community

In Fringe Format, Chris looks at a lesser-known way to play Magic! Oathbreaker is a singleton format like EDH, but with a few key twists! Oathbreaker! A format that was briefly all the rage when it burst onto the scene several years ago, and still exists today, just maybe a little more in the shadow of other singleton formats like …

Party Time Precon Upgrade Guide

Chris Cornejo Commander

Chris takes a look at the Party Time Commander Precon deck, and has some suggestions for how to give it a bit of an upgrade! New set, new Commander Precons…it’s Party Time! Literally, it’s Party Time, this is an article about how to upgrade the Party Time Precon from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate without breaking the bank. Ahem. …

Jon Irenicus EDH – Being the Bad Guy

Chris Cornejo Commander

Sometimes it’s nice to be mean. Chris lets out his inner misanthrope and builds a couple EDH versions of the villainous Jon Irenicus! Being the bad guy in a game of EDH can be a tricky prospect – at least if you want to be invited back to the same table. Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate offers up a …

CLB: Story and Predictions

Chris Cornejo Commander

CLB Previews start tomorrow! Chris is here with a quick recap of the Baldur’s Gate story, and some predictions for the new set! Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur’s Gate previews start tomorrow, but I’m writing this a few days in the past, so I’m going to do something maybe a little foolish: I’m going to make some predictions that might …