Card-Drawing Engines Are Overrated

There are exceptions disproving the rule of course, and some card drawing engines like Library of Alexandria or Necropotence are so obviously broken that they could hardly be overrated (if anything Necropotence was scandalously underrated by some players and WotC followed them for so long that people had to wait for the next millennium before … Continue reading Card-Drawing Engines Are Overrated

The City In a Bottle Case, part I

Along those two decades and change of Magic, we've seen a lot of justifications for  banning and restricting magic cards. Cards have been banned and restricted for all sorts of reasons, not just their perceived excessive power but also : their non-practicability  (ante & dexterity cards), time and space constraints in organised play (Shahrazad), being … Continue reading The City In a Bottle Case, part I

The 5 Timewalking Credos

Historicity.  Well, it's not called Timewalking for no reason. Historical relevance is paramount. While some don't care, some like me do and to the point that I wouldn't support an old school card pool that hasn't be played officially. One of the desired effect too is that you can re-imagine a format you or others … Continue reading The 5 Timewalking Credos

Introducing Old School 95, TimeWalking’s version

I want to play some Old School with Ice Age and will organize some online tournaments in that format. Not a type II Ice Age, type II with Ice Age has its charms, but is mostly an established format, with the best decks very well known. Its top 3 (Necro, ErhnamGeddon and Sligh) are among … Continue reading Introducing Old School 95, TimeWalking’s version

The Black Vise Case, and the Popular Way to Ruin Things

Black Vise was a very potent type II (Standard's precursor) card. What it's wasn't though was a top type I card (93/94 is a Type I format : old school vintage). Like Mg said "It's not that good against The Deck, as The Deck plays full power to ramp out their hands of artifact mana … Continue reading The Black Vise Case, and the Popular Way to Ruin Things