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Ben Guilfoyle

Look, Ma! They Put My Face On a Magic Card

Art mimics reality, or so the saying goes. Throughout the history of Magic, we have seen powerful wizards depicted on cards. Sometimes, those faces look awfully familiar! Today, I’ll be taking a look at Magic breaking the fourth wall. Let’s

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Ben Guilfoyle

How to Stay Open in MTG Draft – A Limited Guide

When you’re playing Draft, it’s important to be aware of what cards are being chosen. However, it’s equally important to pay attention to what cards are not being chosen. Today, we’re going to talk about the concept of being “open”

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Accessories & Reviews
Cody DeBos

7 Best Dice for Magic: The Gathering

All Magic: The Gathering players know that the game goes beyond cards. To keep track of the size of your creatures, Planeswalker loyalty counters, and other key stats, you’ll need a trusty set of dice. Finding the best dice for

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Ben Guilfoyle

Best Commander Cards From Murders At Karlov Manor

Welcome to Karlov Manor Welcome back to Ravnica! We have a murder mystery underway. Today, I want to focus on our favorites and the best cards in MKM for Commander. Are these cards the work of a mastermind? Or do

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Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: What is CEDH?

There are many different ways to play Commander. Is it “just a pile of cards I had lying around?” Maybe a carefully crafted masterpiece of your favorite cards? To me, it is about playing with the most powerful cards possible!

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Curtis Ailes

MTG Legacy Update – January 2024

A look back and a look ahead… Welcome to the new year! I am your BTB Legacy nerd, Curtis Ailes, and I will be doing my best to sweep up the last half of 2023, dither a bit about the

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A. L. Walser

6 Tips To Improve Your Drafting Skills

Limited, especially Draft, is my favorite way to play Magic. Drafting decks in particular is something I love; passing packs back and forth to assemble the best deck we can on the fly from disparate parts. Many jokes are made

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Draft & Limited
A. L. Walser

9 Mini Combos in Wilds of Eldraine Limited

The most important aspect of playing Limited is knowing how to squeeze the most value possible from your cards. Bombs are fantastic, of course, and removal is essential, but even the greatest bombs or a deck with all the removal

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Commander
Ben Guilfoyle

Land Destruction In EDH: You Need It!

Today’s topic is not nice. We are going to dive into the wonderful world of land destruction in Commander. Land destruction, like stax and hatebears often gets a bad reputation. A reputation that leads some people to dismiss the whole

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Learn to Play
Nick Norman

MTG Meta Breakers: How to Beat Yawgmoth in Modern

Welcome to MTG Meta Breakers! This series is devoted to helping you take on some of the most common decks in your favorite formats (aka “the meta”). Whether you’re looking to grind competitive events on MTGO, want to win your

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Commander
Ben Guilfoyle

5 Best Wilds of Eldraine Commanders You Need to Try!

Wilds of Eldraine is here! Today I would like to highlight six commanders from the set. Some of these cards give old classic archetypes a new spin. Others completely enable new strategies. With each commander, I have prepared a suite

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Learn to Play
Charlie Hopton

How to Build a Competitive MTG Deck Part Five: Control

Hey guys, Welcome to the fifth and final installment of Bolt the Bird’s series on competitive deck building! Our final topic will be how to build a competitive control deck. If you missed the previous articles in the series you

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Commander
Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: What is Ramp in Commander?

EDH is a format full of flashy spells and big plays. But, how do you get there? Ramp! Today we are going to discuss the role of ramp spells in EDH. How does each color tackle it? And finally, what

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Podcast Episodes
Cody DeBos

Episode 7: Level Up Your Game By Gaining Small Edges

This week, Cody and Nathan take on a listener question, reflecting on times they’ve leveled up as competitive players. They talk about key concepts like using your resources and taking advantage of the stack then go on a few tangents

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Legacy
Curtis Ailes

MTG Legacy Metagame Highlights: June 2023 Update

Welcome back to BTB’s Legacy Roundup, I’m Curtis Ailes, the ringleader of this circus. What is Going On in Legacy? It’s been a month since I wrote about the Legacy meta and it’s a good time to step back and

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Infernal Grasp is one of the best removal cards for Commander.
Commander
Ben Guilfoyle

EDH101: An Introduction to Removal in Commander

Welcome back to another edition of EDH101. Today we are looking at removal. This topic can be a bit tedious to cover. Many Commander players claim folks run too little removal. Others run none at all. Today I will take

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Pioneer
Nick Norman

March of the Machine in Pioneer: What’s Hot?

It’s been just over a month since March of the Machine was released, and many of its powerful cards have made an impact in almost every constructed format. Let’s take a look at some of the latest cards to make

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Modern
Nick Norman

Modern Metagame: MTGO Challenge Champions 5/19-5/21

Every weekend, Modern challenges on MTGO showcase the format’s top decks and attract hundreds of great players looking to battle. What decks topped the tournaments this weekend? Murktide continues to show why it’s one of the most popular strategies in

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Pioneer
Nick Norman

MTG Meta Breakers: How to Beat Lotus Field in Pioneer

Welcome to MTG Meta Breakers! This series is devoted to helping you take on some of the most common decks in your favorite formats (aka “the meta”). Whether you’re looking to grind competitive events on MTGO, want to win your

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Learn to Play
Charlie Hopton

How to Build a Competitive MTG Deck Part Four: Combo

Hey guys, Welcome to part four of Bolt the Bird’s series on competitive deck building! Today’s topic is how to build a competitive combo deck. If you missed the previous articles in the series you can find them here: How

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