Oko Others Banned from Modern &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Oko", Others Banned from Modern – "Magic: The Gathering"

It seems that Oko, Thief of Crowns is a card that needed to be taught a lesson.[caption id="attachment_1121961" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]Today, Wizards of the Coast updated their banned and restricted list for the Modern format of Magic: The Gathering The article stating so named Oko, along with Mox Opal and Mycosynth Lattice,[...]

Opinion: No Pioneer Bans This Early &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

Opinion: No Pioneer Bans? This Early? – "Magic: The Gathering"

21 cards were initially banned from Modern when that first came into being And now Wizards has created a format that, almost a month into its run with weekly ban list updates, has less cards banned total than either of those formats began with For the sake of information, there are exactly nine total cards[...]

SCGCON Invitational Coverage &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

SCGCON Invitational Coverage – "Magic: The Gathering"

Modern is generally a mainstay of the SCG Invitational Standard was going to be used this year, but there has been player outcry due to how absolutely toxic the current Standard metagame is Pioneer, the newest sanctioned Magic format, replaced it for the Invitational, to the joy of many competitors.[caption id="attachment_1113282" align="aligncenter" width="600"] This could have[...]

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Price Spikes) &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

On the Pioneer Format (and Early Price Spikes) – "Magic: The Gathering"

Masters sets and supplemental sets like Modern Horizons, Battlebond, or Conspiracy also do not count within Pioneer, as is expected.It's also very important to note that the "fetchlands" within these sets - Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, and Windswept Heath - are banned Keep this in mind because it's important for data[...]

Magic: The Gathering: Arena To Make Emergency Ban Announcement

"Magic: The Gathering: Arena" To Make Emergency Ban Announcement

Some people say it's Golos himself, and others are even positing that Teferi, Time Raveler or Oko, Thief of Crowns are getting the boot due to their oppressively-strong impact on the board.[caption id="attachment_1100641" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Wizards of the Coast[/caption]Interestingly enough, some players are taking this a step further and insinuating this will host a[...]

Opinion: Magic: The Gathering Is Getting Expensive

Opinion: "Magic: The Gathering" Is Getting Expensive

Over the past year, I've been looking at the prices of individual Magic: The Gathering cards get progressively more expensive. It's disheartening, but with a growing player base, cards of many kinds are becoming more and more in-demand for quite a few different decks. This only got worse when Wizards of the Coast, the company […]

Spanish Team Takes MagicFest Ghent &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

Spanish Team Takes MagicFest Ghent! – "Magic: The Gathering"

However, of the twelve decks in the Top Four for the Team Modern event this past weekend, four decks were built around using Urza.Still, one-third is still a better turnout of the most-overperforming deck in the current Modern format than over one-half (you can tell here that Hogaak still has me reeling a bit when[...]

Playing In A New Golden Age of Magic: The Gathering

Playing In A New Golden Age of "Magic: The Gathering"

Magic: The Gathering has undergone a large number of overhauls to their Modern format lately From banning Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis and Faithless Looting to including the infamous Stoneforge Mystic, Modern has been shaken up to a degree that.. Might be beneficial to Magic as a whole?Hear me out, just for a second or two[...]

Necropolis Falls Modern Breathes Anew &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Necropolis" Falls, Modern Breathes Anew – "Magic: The Gathering"

At long last, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been banned from Modern in Magic: The Gathering.[caption id="attachment_1078833" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source:[/caption]From its release within the Modern Horizons set in June this year to just yesterday when five Hogaak decks made Top Eight during MagicFest Las Vegas, Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis has been a powerhouse in the Modern circuit[...]

Mardu Overshadows Hogaak  in Birmingham &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Mardu" Overshadows "Hogaak" in Birmingham – "Magic: The Gathering"

The Hogaak deck is an archetype-forming Magic deck that has been showing strong numbers in Modern tournaments since its release in June Nielsen happened to be using a Hogaak deck in the finals, and this meant a clear shot at victory for Kear-Smith.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="447"] Source:[/caption]Kear-Smith's deckbuilding choices appear specifically to attempt to[...]

Arisen Necropolis Takes MagicFest Minneapolis &#8211 Magic: The Gathering

"Arisen Necropolis" Takes MagicFest Minneapolis – "Magic: The Gathering"

The more things in the Magic: the Gathering tournament scene change, the more it seems they stay the same.[caption id="attachment_1072340" align="aligncenter" width="600"] credit//WotC[/caption] Justin Plocher defeated Jonathan Corzo in the Modern finals at MagicFest Minneapolis on Sunday, August 11th Both players used variants of the infuriatingly-popular Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis decklist[...]

Marvel Legacy One Shot Looks Suspiciously Old School

Marvel Legacy One Shot Looks Suspiciously Old School

Everyone else is the original, or even classic, version of the character.Captain Marvel is the only modern day, diverse version of an original character to have taken on the name after their classic counterpart.Considering Marvel are making a definitive promise that Generations and Legacy will see the new and the old side-by-side for a Marvel[...]