Seth Manfield defeated our own Pascal Maynard in a nail-biter of a finals at Pro Tour Ixalan. Seth deftly maneuvered his Sultai Energy deck through a daunting Top 8 before dispatching Pascal’s U/W God-Pharaoh’s Gift in 5 games. Despite concerns that Temur Energy would dominate a less powerful field, the Top 8 featured a diversity of archetypes and strategies. Here’s hoping that augurs well for the future of the format.
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Here at ChannelFireball, I almost take the ability to spot fake cards for granted. Our buyers and graders have handled so many thousands of cards that they can spot a minute difference just by feel. But what about the rest of us? How can you protect yourself from an unscrupulous—or unaware—trading partner who’s peddling counterfeits? Matthew Gault at Vice’s Motherboard walks you through many of the most common giveaways.
Demystify, Thaumatic Compass, and Djeru, With Eyes Open haven’t exactly been tearing up tournaments. But Michael Flores at Gathering Magic thinks these under-the-radar Ixalan cards are uniquely situated to exploit openings in the metagame.
SaffronOlive runs down the Modern ban list at MTGGoldfish with an in-depth explanation of how each card earned its place on the list.
MTG – The Worst Magic: The Gathering Cards Ever Printed – Episode 13!
There have been some really bad cards printed in Magic…
Gabriel Nassif brings you 5 close mulligan decisions. How would you handle these tough openers?
Think you can find the same line as a Hall-of-Famer? Vote your choice and find out!
The guys start to get a team together for Grand Prix Lyon, but finding a third member proves a little harder than they anticipated.
Riley takes a look at the triple-GP weekend that sets the stage for Pro Tour Ixalan!
Dive into another Ixalan Draft with Reid Duke!
Just spilled a garlic dip on my pants, then my sweater and while i was trying to clean up I timed out my match on modo. #averagedayinmylife
— Martin Jůza (@MartinJuza) October 31, 2017
— Team Cardhoarder (@TeamCardhoarder) October 28, 2017
— Luis Scott-Vargas (@lsv) October 28, 2017
Getting excited to connect with the Euro contingent of the team and discuss how America should use the Metric System for the umpteenth time.
— Brad Nelson (@fffreakmtg) October 26, 2017
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