Monthly Archives: July 2011

Graveborn Musings—Threat Reassessment

Threat assessment is generally regarded as the most important skill in multiplayer Magic, but it is as close to an exact science as astrology. Can any of us say that we don’t make at least one incorrect assessment each game? … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – “Did You Pay an Extra Mana for That?”

Jimmy leaned forward, trying to appear all kinds of nonchalant.  “I’ll cast Rhystic Study.  I’m done, go ahead.”  He rocked back in his chair, as though putting his body farther from the table would make everyone forget about him.  Then … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – New Set = New Decks

I didn’t even buy too many things for Standard this time, largely because the one obvious include with Birthing Pod (Solemn Simulacrum) is so obvious that it’s quite pricey.  So my trade credit (didn’t have real money this time around) … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings—Your Kadeen

Well, I started this a while ago: the quest for a Standard-legal Commander deck that was built entirely by Muse Vessel readers. It’s actually taken me so long to get it together to that Standard has shifted (more on that … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Die Die-Roller, Die!

The third game of the night just got underway.  Jay had ramped out to a quick start and was sitting pretty early in the game with a Woolly Thoctar on the battlefield.  Dirk’s Overgrown Battlement was the only other creature … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – We Said Hello Goodbye: M11 and M12 Rares

Many shiny M12 toys have unknown landing prices.  Is Lord of the Unreal for real?  Is Phantasmal Image for image?  (Yeah, that didn’t work.)  Some, however, are already at the bottom, dovetailing nicely with the best time ever to pick … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings—The State of Our Dark Union

So I was at the Magic World Championships last year and I had a chance to talk to Mark Rosewater…

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Windborn Musings – Form of the Dragon

I have always loved Lola… and Form of the Dragon.  I liked her artistry, and his art.  I liked his top-down deck design, and how she looked from the top… all the way down.  I loved her fiery eyes that … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – A Limited Review of M12

Against my better financial judgment, I attended my local prerelease.  Against my deckbuilding judgment, I got 6th out of 31 people and got 3 prize boosters.  (My first round opponent, who’s both a good player a nice guy, gave me … Continue reading

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Whispers of the Muse – What I Am Is What I Am

(Editor’s note: Filling in for Graveb. Muse is the leader-host of my playgroup, Buddy Renahan. A social worker and college instructor who has to be professional and courteous by day, Buddy is also courteous as a player, but his black-red … Continue reading

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