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Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Geekenstein’s Definitive Commander Drinking Game

Jan 28, 2014

Our dear MTG is turning 21 this year! To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have come up with the definitive EDH (Everyone Drinks Heavily) drinking game rules.

Magic: the Gathering: Theros Prerelease Primer

Magic: the Gathering: Theros Prerelease Primer

Sep 17, 2013

Now is a happy time for Magic players: the launch of a new block! The first stage of the launch are the Prerelease events, in the form of Sealed Deck tournaments. Sealed Deck format is a form of Limited where you are given 6 packs, and you have to build a 40 card deck. For the complete rules of Sealed and some basic pointers, check out this article. In this...

Call of Duty: Ghosts – All There is to Know

Call of Duty: Ghosts – All There is to Know

Sep 10, 2013

As someone who takes video games seriously it is an almost instinctive reaction to dry-heave and punch something as soon as the CALLADUTES gets mentioned – a reaction I’ve maintained for every CoD game after MW2. Not only did they never live up to the hype, I was never even captivated by the hype in the first place. I’m not at all ashamed to admit that it...

MtG Commander Decklist: Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

MtG Commander Decklist: Ruric Thar, the Unbowed

Aug 22, 2013

Hello Commander players, and welcome to another Jake Petersen Original™ decklist! Today, I’ll be showing off my Ruric Thar, the Unbowed Creature-only Commander deck. First, I’ll begin with a breakdown of the Commander: Ruric Thar is an incredibly linear commander. He encourages you to play lots of creatures in order to get around his steep penalty...

Innistrad’s Last Stand Part II: Casual/Standard Flashback

Innistrad’s Last Stand Part II: Casual/Standard Flashback

Aug 10, 2013

Theros is on its way, which means the Innistrad block will soon be out of Standard. This is a damn shame, since Innistrad was the first set to release after I started playing Magic way back in September 2011, and I still have a lot of fun with it. To celebrate Innistrad and it’s awesome contributions to Magic, I’ll be writing a series of articles...

Breaking Rites: Standard Grixis Reanimator

Breaking Rites: Standard Grixis Reanimator

Jul 31, 2013

Hello Magic players, and welcome to a special edition of Jake’s Standard decks. Usually, I like to stick to mono-colored budget decks, but this time I’m willing to break the bank. Featured this week is a deck that I co-designed with my friend Trevor: Grixis Reanimator. With this gem of a deck, it’s totally possible to bring in a turn 3...

Innistrad’s Last Stand: Standard Mono-White Humans

Innistrad’s Last Stand: Standard Mono-White Humans

Jul 27, 2013

That’s right, folks! It’s time for another of my budget Standard brews. This time, I’m dissecting one of my older Standard decks that I got good results with at the last few Game Days: Mono-White Humans. This deck will only be Standard-legal for a little bit longer, get it while it’s available! This deck has a very simple game plan: win...

Duels 2014: Deadwalkers Deck List

Duels 2014: Deadwalkers Deck List

Jul 18, 2013

Hello players, and welcome to my first Duels of the Planeswalkers 2014 Deck Guide! This time, I’ll be covering Liliana’s deck, DeadWalkers. You can unlock Deadwalkers by going to the “Duel Planeswalkers” screen in the campaign duel select menu and beating the Liliana AI. Deadwalkers, when fully unlocked, has all the cards needed for a...

Ghave, Guru of Spores Token Swarm EDH

Ghave, Guru of Spores Token Swarm EDH

Jun 21, 2013

Hello, and welcome to another of my famous* Commander deck breakdowns! This time, I will be looking at my Ghave, Guru of Spores deck, and breaking down what makes it tick. While there are many ways a person could build a Ghave deck, mine focuses on creating and pumping a massive army of tokens with which to beat your opponents to a bloody pulp. It also has a...

MtG Standard Deck: Sphere of Safety Control

MtG Standard Deck: Sphere of Safety Control

May 28, 2013

Hello, Magic players, and welcome to another of my awesome budget Standard decks! This time around, I’ll be covering another control deck, this one focused around White enchantments like Pacifism and Oblivion Ring, paired with Sphere of Safety. The goal of this deck is to lock down your opponent’s board until you can resolve the Sphere of Safety, at...