The Perfect Mix: A Deckbuilding Primer

Hey all, sorry for the long wait on content.  I have to admit, I was having some trouble motivating myself to write back when the Dragon Express combo deck was the big thing, because I find decks like that really tiresome.  Also, other things happened.  You know, life.

But I’m back!  I’ve had several article ideas in the last month or so, and I’m eager to get at least some of them out.   I haven’t tested a lot of decks extensively enough to write about a post-Crystal Games deck, let alone digesting the impact of the bannings, so today I’m going to talk more general theory.  Specifically, I want to talk about deckbuilding.  This article is likely to be primarily of interest to new players, but I hope even veterans might find something to think about.

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Deck Building with Vinyl Scratch!

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When I was young someone explained to me how to make a Magic the Gathering deck (way back in 1994). I went home and then built a deck. It had at least 120 cards in it. It was a monstrosity filled with War Mammoths, Serra Angels, and wall of woods (because I definitely needed something to protect myself with and trample had to be the best ability ever). I could not shuffle it. I then I got some more advice and built a terrible 60 card deck full of terrible things likes Bendalish Heroes, Leviathans and more War Mammoths (because trample still had to be the best ability ever). Continue reading Deck Building with Vinyl Scratch!