Deck Tech & Video Report : Moxless Troll in Old School 95

Pushing further the exploitation of Nature's Lore already started in the 5c-aggro deck, I endeavored to push the card as far as I thought I could and added some more Sylvan Library, Demonic Consultation and even a Brainstorm. When two great cards have great synergy.. The result was quite lovely. As much as I'm inclined … Continue reading Deck Tech & Video Report : Moxless Troll in Old School 95

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

5 Color Aggro (Old School 95) : Video Report & Deck Tech

In the beginning I wanted to showcase Nature's Lore. The card really do seem great to me. I ended up swtiching them for the Moxes / Birds of Paradise I would normally play in an Aggro deck and never regretted it ! (I do put Moxes and BoPs both in the same category for aggro, … Continue reading 5 Color Aggro (Old School 95) : Video Report & Deck Tech

Fishliver Oil Cup : Finding Yourself in Genova

I finally found it. It's not far from one of the most beautiful place around. You have to want it. It's a bit of an improbable maze to reach it. You have to need it even. The isolation, the serenity. When I find it there are already three people there. The guy that reads his … Continue reading Fishliver Oil Cup : Finding Yourself in Genova

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

The sort-of broken Balance Deck in Original Type 2 reports

So as per the rules and emphasized in the format challenges, not only Balance isn't restricted in the format but it's also definitely not clear how to "break it". What I wrote was that I sort of knew how to do it. Here's what I meant by that. The elaboration of the deck took quite … Continue reading The sort-of broken Balance Deck in Original Type 2 reports

Aggro-Control in Old School: The Gwendo Reports

What the hell is aggro-control anyways ? If you think you know tell me, cause it's not like the internet seems to agree on any solid definition. In fact there's surprisingly little articles about it, for a macro-archetype. According to gamepedia : "An aggro-control deck's game plan is to play enough creatures to kill the … Continue reading Aggro-Control in Old School: The Gwendo Reports