Tag Archives: Theory

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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Thinking Ahead: Pony Math Is Hard

There are certain circumstances in which I have no business winning the games I win. In fact, often times I have stumbled through a tournament and come out on top despite having a terrible deck with terrible match ups against me. These events have lead to two things. The first being that I have developed the unfortunate habit of playing decks that may in fact, disgrace the great name of team Pandeponium and the second is that I have developed a reputation as a “good” player. Both of these outcomes have reinforced bad behavior.

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