Hello and welcome to Svogthir’s Study: a place to appreciate Golgari in Commander. I’m a dinosaur when it comes to Magic. Many elements of the game that feel intrinsic and vital today were, at one point, novel. I don’t think there’s a better example of this than multicolored (gold) cards, especially those that feature enemyContinue reading “Svogthir’s Study: Vhati il-Dal”
My name is Alex Ullman and I’m a Golgari player in Commander. Over the course of my time playing Commander I have almost never not had access to at least one Golgari deck and usually have two at any given time, and that’s me demonstrating restraint. I love what black and green bring to CommanderContinue reading “Svogthir’s Study: An Introduction”
I am not going to waste words discussing the October 10 and October 11 Challenges. Flicker Tron took down 10 of the 16 Top 8 slots. I want to take a look at the first four weeks of this season: 8 Challenges and one PTQ. What does the winner’s metagame look like and why didContinue reading “One Month of Zendikar Rising”
I wrote about Dimir Exhume for ChannelFireball. Check it out here!
Alternative Title: Alex Prepares for Hate Mail I didn’t write a weekend check in for this week. I wanted to, I even completed the spreadsheet entry for the Challenges that took place on October 3 and October 4. But I didn’t feel like writing a summary, mostly because I have been playing a lot ofContinue reading “Checking in on Pauper”
It feels weird to write about Magic today without talking about the Elemental in the room but I’m going to give it a shot. This past weekend there were two more Pauper Challenges (no PTQs this time) and, well, not a lot has changed. Zendikar Rising has yet to make a massive impact, instead offeringContinue reading “September 26-27 Pauper Weekend in Review”
So yesterday when I released my breakdown of last weekend, I missed an event. I had completely forgotten there was a Pauper PTQ on Magic Online and as such I did not factor the results into my spreadsheet. Well, we’re going to remedy that today. To refresh our collective memory, let’s look at the resultsContinue reading “September 19-20 Weekend in Review…Again”
Zendikar Rising is here and thus a new season of data tracking can begin. The latest set has some powerful options and three different cards (Cleansing Wildfire, Spare Supplies, Tuktuk Rubblefort) have already found their way into Top 8 lists. I do not expect these to be the last cards from Zendikar Rising to haveContinue reading “September 19-20 Pauper Weekend in Review”
My latest Power Rankings are live on ChannelFireball!
Hello again everyone. I’m back after a week to recuperate and reflect. Seeing as my Double Masters Power Rankings will be live today on ChannelFireball, I wanted to do something a little different today. I want to talk about the metrics I use to examine Pauper metagame health. My metagame analysis focuses on the TopContinue reading “Breaking Down the Break Downs”