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

Power and Toughness—Everything-But-Blue Reanimator in Standard

On Friday my studio assistant/friend/artist/all-around-good-guy Eric and I, in preparation for moving my studio mid-Month to a new location, cleaned the hell out of my in record setting time giving me a half our to walk to Twenty Sided and participate in the early FNM draft. The deck I drafted was ok – a decent UW fliers/etc. … Continue reading

Power and Toughness—Failure With BGWU Reanimator

A 1-3 record sucks. Li Xu and I played similar versions BGWU Reanimator at 20ss’s TNM (he writes about it here) this week. We posted a combined 1-5-1 record against a meta that we haven’t played well against all season. I’d been sweating which Standard deck to play all day. BR seems so last season. … Continue reading

TNM Report—GW Aggro

Around 5pm I’m walking down my stairs to check the mail one last time. I’ve got some Hellriders and a Thalia coming in the mail, that I need for decks tonight. Curses! Foiled again. I meet Paul coming up the stairs. We spent most of yesterday deck teching RDWs and GW Aggro. It was an … Continue reading

Power and Toughness—GW Less Aggro (FNM #4)

In eight matches against RDW I’ve gone 1-7 with GW Chato Aggro. In FNM I went 3-1 (as reported last week) and in Standard Dailies on MTGO I’m 8-8 overall (3-1, 2-2, 2-2, 1-3). The final Daily, as reported in the comment thread of last week’s article, was severely affected by mulligans and bad keeps. … Continue reading

Power and Toughness—GW Aggro (FNM #3)

At FNM I sleeved up/borrowed (upon realizing I’d left my deck at my girlfriend’s place) a Luis Chato designed alternative GW Aggro (that differs from this deck and its variations). Chato GW Aggro (and he’s not that stoked about me posting the list but said it was fine) is focused almost exclusively on the short game. … Continue reading