Posts Tagged With: Tom Dawson


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We approach the realest of the shit. Shit so real you may not even be able to handle it. Parental Advisory is in full effect, and don’t come crying to me if you suffer an overdose of sheer awesome and need to be rushed to an Ed Sheeran gig to be bored back down to normal. It’s Magic in purest form, the most ass-kickingest of colour combinations – mono-black!

Tricks of the Trade: Commander 2014: Black







When the meta experience of Spec Ops begins to shift away from supporting this black-on-white reasoning as the cause of the game’s conflict, it presents quite the gut punch; Good Guys and Bad Guys both begin to lose value as simple definitions.

How Many Americans?


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I have an itch, dear read­er. An itch I just can’t scratch. A lit­tle some­thing that has wormed its way into my brain and refus­es to leave. On rare occa­sions when the stars align, rivers run back­wards and sundry other mys­tic omens come to pass, a Magic card will amble into my mind and take up res­i­dence. I am over­come by the need to do some­thing with the card, be it fun or fair or so laugh­ably bro­ken that Lindsay Lohan thinks it needs help. It’s one of the more endur­ing and endear­ing qual­i­ties of Magic that even as a rel­a­tive­ly sea­soned play­er, some­times I can […]

Tricks of the Trade: Can’t Touch This



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With the recent release of Magic’s 2015 core set, I thought I’d jump on the Internet’s band­wag­on good and hard to review the lat­est crop of poten­tial Commanders. For the unini­ti­at­ed, Commander (or EDH, for the purist) is a 100-card con­struct­ed for­mat which pulls from vir­tu­al­ly the entire back­log of Magic’s his­to­ry1 with an empha­sis on more social gam­ing than the usual tour­na­ment for­mats. It’s intend­ed to be played by a group rather than as 1v1 duels, and – offi­cial­ly at least – pri­ori­tis­es hav­ing fun over win­ning. Further infor­ma­tion on the for­mat can be found here. Don’t be fooled, though. A Commander game […]

Tricks of the Trade: Leadership Material




Hi friends, First off, I want to wish Bill Coberly the best of luck and best wish­es for his time at University of Minnesota Law School. None of us would be here at this moment if it weren’t for him, and we wish him every suc­cess in this new chap­ter of his life. Bill has proven him­self time and again to be a true friend and ally to me per­son­al­ly, and is the only boss for whom I’d glad­ly work for noth­ing. I hope to be even half the Editor-in-Chief he has been, and to con­tin­ue the dread work he start­ed four years […]

A New Editor Approaches!