Power and Toughness—Modern Bears and the Best Match vs. Jund Ever (PTQ #1)

I handed off most of my Jund deck to Monique, enticing her to get going in Modern, and securing the usual team of me, Monique, Rob and whoever else fills out the remaining one or two spots in her car, for the remainder of this PTQ season. Jund is a fine deck. About half the … Continue reading

Pondering—PTQ Philadelphia

Now that the PTQ season has officially switched over to Modern, it’s time to get our travels on. Matt, Monique, Rob, Luis and I met up in front of Twenty Sided in the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, and off to Philly we went. I ran the same list I X-0’d Monthly Modern … Continue reading

What We Learned—United States Patent #US5662332

Hello reader! What We Learned is a weekly feature here at Hipsters of the Coast. The goal is to take some of the events and articles polluting the Magic world, strip out the chaff (tournament reports, game theory, economics) and give you our superior opinion. Complaints are encouraged.   As 2013 rolls around we have … Continue reading

Power and Toughness—GW(b) in Modern and a Holiday Week Recap

What a lousy holiday week(end) for winning! Holy cow – something like 6 and 12 over a variety of formats (draft, standard, and modern). Regardless, I had a blast and reacquainted myself with a major personal truth. I’m a “fuck the system” kinda guy. I grew up listening to lots of Rage Against the Machine, … Continue reading

Hope Eternal—On Modern Elves

As I alluded to in a past entry, I’ve been playing around with Modern Elves after my friend Tony talked up his list at a Modern event at Twenty Sided Store.  He said he had been doing decently with it on Magic Online, and it had the added benefit of being a cheap deck to … Continue reading

Pondering—Monthly Modern at 20SS

With the Philadelphia PTQ only a week away, Luis decided to host Sunday Modern for a second time this month. I was surprised to learn that we had enough for the full four rounds, being that most of the regulars had left town for the Holidays already. Noticeably missing were the entire HotC crew, so … Continue reading

FNM Report—American Miracles to an Empty House

Let me preface this post by saying I spent the day traveling to New Jersey and back, to get Li some cards for his RB Aggro deck and to get some stuff for myself. I rolled into 20ss around 4:30 figuring I’d get in some reps with my American Control deck. Here’s the list. American … Continue reading

23/17—PTQ Worcester (not Boston)

Last weekend I decided, after much hemming and hawing, to take three solo hours in the car (six round-trip) to the dome, so I could play in PTQ Worcester (not Boston), at the DCU Center—aka, the same pretty blighted place that GP Boston (actually Worcester) went down this past August. I chose to make the … Continue reading

Power and Toughness—GW Lifegain Monsters (Live-ish; Standard Daily #1)

Hello all! I’m going to perform an experiment. I’m gonna blog each round after it happens of a Magic: the Online Standard Daily event. Here’s the deck I’m going with (it’s from a 4-0 list of a couple days ago): What I like about this deck: lots of ramp, lots of giant monsters, lots of … Continue reading

What We Learned—The Year in Review in Review

Hello reader! What We Learned is a weekly feature here at Hipsters of the Coast. The goal is to take some of the events and articles polluting the Magic world, strip out the chaff (tournament reports, game theory, economics) and give you our superior opinion. Complaints are encouraged. Well, I guess everyone was wrong about … Continue reading