Spotlight on Mirror Universe

When I did my first "spotlight on" (Sylvan Libary), I went over the interaction with Mirror Universe real fast.  That interaction, and the deck that abuses it the most (Mirrorball) deserve articles of their own. When I posted an Instagram of my colour-correct Mirror Universe I asked people if they knew how to play around the … Continue reading Spotlight on Mirror Universe

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

Original Type II April online tournament report

Last time I had played with a non-competitive deck and the results showed, my standings in the league suffered, and I almost never played my flagship card, so as announced in the penultimate tourney report I indulge myself, which means : control-Millstone ! Like I told in my first post, ctrl-Millstone plays a special role in my … Continue reading Original Type II April online tournament report

First steps in Highlander 93/94

I don't remember why, but at some point I thought I wanted to try some Singleton 93/94. Maybe Bjørn talked me into it, maybe DFB, probably both. Anyways as I was considering it, I felt as if the gates opened : no more omnipresent removal, which means creatures become much better ! That's a very different … Continue reading First steps in Highlander 93/94

Vincent’s Reanimation (a tale of 3 tournaments)

Here are the words of Vincent Ruaut (though I tried to help with the English in so far as I could), who I alluded to mostly in my report about a tournament he played in -  His deck is the most exciting thing I've seen in the 93/94 format for a long while so I think it's well … Continue reading Vincent’s Reanimation (a tale of 3 tournaments)

Tax Scare combo in Old School 95

Some morning.. I'm not sure why, but today I awoke with a brand new combo deck in mind. Just like that. I launched Cockatrice and had a working version soon after. Stephen Menendian's last article about his reanimator deck in the "Magic 95" format (no universal nomenclature there, I'm afraid, Eternal Central has a similar … Continue reading Tax Scare combo in Old School 95

Some Fun with Chains of Mephistopheles

So one day I stopped on that card, and considered it. The card used to be weaker. It used to work just as advertised : you could activate your Jayemdae Tome or Library of Alexandria during your opponent's draw phase and essentially ignore the chains' effect. No more, the card has been promoted through errata … Continue reading Some Fun with Chains of Mephistopheles