Monthly Archives: October 2011

Graveborn Musings—Libyan Solidarity Week

Last week’s news of Colonel Gaddafi’s death took us all by surprise, but we at the Muse Vessel wanted to show our support for those brave freedom fighters who ousted one of the world’s most brutal—albeit often comically insane—despots. And … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Standing Up for Sitting Back

Lately there has been a trend towards “Proactive” play.  Anthony Alongi was among the first to suggest that playing the cards that scream out, “I’m going to win!  Try and stop me!” was the best way to maximize your win … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Aura Storm

For those of you expecting the Seedborn Muse and his combination of Johnny-tastic decklists and reviews of past cards, my apologies.  Brandon has a trial this week and the time pressures were such that he needed to skip the usual … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings—The Top Ten Strategy Articles I Wish I’d Written Myself

The university semester has just started here in Japan, and that means one thing: I get to start giving out homework! Like all experienced teachers, I’ve learned that the best homework is that which makes the students do all the … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Commander Sisay

Several weeks ago, I wrote an article about my Captain Sisay deck.  Before the article was finished, I knew I wanted to write another article that would show how that deck converted into an EDH deck; a promoted “Commander” Sisay … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – X Rated: The Top X X Spells

X spells fascinate me.  They’re things to win with when you go infinite, they’re things to use up early if you have to, and they’re powerful in long games.  Plus, a capital X looks cool. There are 183 X spells … Continue reading

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Graveborn Musings—Mo’ Money, Mo’ Magic

With proxy cards and various online freeware, you don’t have to spend a dime on Magic to have fun with it; funny then that it’s the most expensive thing in my life other than rent, and for most of us … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – Commander vs. Chaos.

Commander is a great format.  Everyone enjoys stacking up their 99 cards and displaying their chosen Commander for everyone else to see.  There is a certain amount of “yeah, that’s right, I’m running my _______ deck this time.”  Crazy wild … Continue reading

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Seedborn Musings – Crossword Vampire

Have you ever wanted a Magic-themed cryptic crossword?  Here’s one.

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Graveborn Musings—Security, Theory and Stuff

Last week I introduced the Security Curve as a way of understanding the difference between balancing and bandwagoning. Either can be a good strategy depending on the situation, but misreading the situation and zigging when you ought to zag is … Continue reading

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