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Sticks and Stones

April 17, 2012


By Tim Aten By all accounts, Cedric Phillips is a pretty happy fellow–and why wouldn’t he be? He’s always having fun because he lives life on his own terms, realizing it’s far too short to constrain oneself with society’s expectations or “playing it safe.” (If he wants to act on a whim and fly to […]

How to Brainstorm Like a Pro

December 15, 2011


by Tim Aten Many, many years ago, literally a decade before some of you started playing, there was an article on The Dojo called “Impulse Like a Pro.” (You can find it here: We’ve decided to bring the concept into the new millennium by updating it with current players. And since Impulse is now […]

R.I.P. Andy Rooney

December 1, 2011


  Andy Rooney passed away a few weeks ago at age 92.  For those who didn’t know his work, he mostly highlighted quirky aspects of everyday items we all use but rarely examine.  I always found his commentary amusing and his voice and delivery played a key role alongside his commentary.  I got the sense […]

Dating and Magic

September 26, 2011


By Osyp Lebedowicz After the recent Jon Finkel/Gizmodo girl hubbub, I realized not only are there a lot of issues about Magic players dating, but also that we’re quite passionate about those issues. If you’re a straight guy who plays Magic, how/what do you tell girls about it? Is it okay to hit on female […]

Worlds in San Francisco: Travel Guide!

September 26, 2011


By Matt Sperling For everyone who qualified for the World Championships in San Francisco this year, you’re in for an amazing vacation.  As someone who has visited Paris, Amsterdam, Japan, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, and other countries to play Magic, I can assure you that making a Magic trip into a vacation is very possible.  When […]

Innistrad Transform Cards Preview

September 6, 2011


Here are some Innistrad preview cards, showcasing the new Transform mechanic.  Enjoy! And the reverse side: And the reverse side And the reverse side And the reverse side And the reverse side And the reverse side And the reverse side And the reverse side

Terrible deck of the week: Kastle Red

August 17, 2011


This week Hall of Famer Darwin Kastle made top 8 of the TCP Player Irrelevancy Tour Championship with the following list: 4 Chandra’s Phoenix 4 Goblin Guide 4 Grim Lavamancer 4 Kargan Dragonlord 4 Kiln Fiend 4 Burst Lightning 4 Forked Bolt 4 Galvanic Blast 4 Lightning Bolt 20 Mountain 4 Teetering Peaks SIDEBOARD 2 […]