Monthly Archives: March 2011

Seedborn Musings – Arts and Crafts (Melvin Meets Vorthos)

As G-Muse got creative this week, so shall I.  As music (Muse-ic?) is even more a passion with me than Magic – I’m at around 4900 songs in my collection, all legally acquired; my Magic collection’s around 15000 cards – … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings – Verse and Versatility

(to the tune of “The Night Pat Murphy Died”)   Oh the day they call Saint Paddy’s Day, I would usually never forget But then Tokyo had that huge earthquake, and we ain’t stopped shaking yet Well the Irish are … Continue reading

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Windborn Muse – Quitters Never Win, Winners never Scoop

Nothing crushes a fun game like a concession.  You see someone in the game with that frustrated, hopeless look after they draw their card.  They slam their hand on the table and announce “I’m done!  I concede!” and scoop their … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – Nostalgia and Playstyle

Maybe it’s just me, but I’m convinced that the first shiny objects in your Magic life stay with you, influencing your casual style no matter how long you’ve played or how large your collection is.  Whatever initially attracted you to … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings – Within Limits

Deckbuilding is more of an art than a science, and it is impossible to say that any deck is ‘perfect’ or ‘optimized’ except in a very relative sense. On the other hand, we all want to make our decks as … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Defining “Fun”

“Fun” is an extremely vague term, particularly when applied to multiplayer games.  Every person has a different idea of what is “fun” and how to achieve it.  Rather than provide an article-long discussion of what qualifies as “fun” and leave … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – A Huge Evergrowing Pulsating Deck that Rules from the Centre of the Metagame

The long intro doesn’t reveal this, so here’s the thesis: adapting successful tournament decks of yesteryear for multiplayer can be cheap, non-Spikey, and quite fun, both for holding a small piece of history and for doing something powerful that isn’t … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings – Why Red Wins in Multiplayer

Having just survived the worst earthquake in the history of the country with more earthquakes than anywhere else, I’m going to interrupt our regularly scheduled programming and take this opportunity to thank/appease/brown-nose those elemental forces of fire, rock and widespread … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Early Exits, Unhappy Endings

I am running a Polymorph deck.  You likely have a pretty good idea of the contents of the deck, but its goal is to put out some token creatures, then Polymorph into an Emrakul or Progenitus, and attack for the … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – I hate Sol Ring and All That It Taps For

I’m a curmudgeon.  There.  I’ve said it.  If you’re reading this and you know me, this isn’t news.  If you tell me to do something, I’ll likely not.  If there’s a “best deck”, I want to brew something to beat … Continue reading

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