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About Windborn Muse

If you seek limited or constructed tournament knowledge, wrapped up with excellent comedic writing, you are in the wrong place. Planted firmly at the kitchen table, Bruce (the Windborn Muse) is all things casual, focusing primarily on strategies for multiplayer games wrapped up with horrific, train wreck attempts at humour. Bruce is married to an extremely tolerant woman and has three children who will not go near him in public. In real life Bruce works as an attorney and lives just outside Boston.

Windborn Musings – Building a Casual Playgroup

Dear Robby, Last week, I read your article at  You provided a list of things that you wanted to do before your child was born (congrats!).  One of the things on the list includes building a casual playgroup.  You asked, … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – A Dish Best Not Served

Destroying your playgroup is really not all that difficult. Just do nothing.

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Windborn Musings – Some Disenchanted Evening

Every play group sees plenty of creature removal.  Whether you see old school standards, Terror  and Wrath of God, funky midrange Chill to the Bone and Rout, or recent Victim of Night and Blasphemous Act, creature removal is everywhere.  But … Continue reading

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Windborn Musings – A Token of My Appreciation

In the comments from last week’s article, Alex expressed his frustration with many of the tokens that are used.  Consider that the inspiration for this pictorial article.

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Windborn Musings – Proxies and the Casual Player

For as long as Magic cards have cost money, players have been using proxies.  And I’ve hated them for almost that long. 

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Windborn Musings – Teaming Hordes

What is scarier than a horde of Zombies? 

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Windborn Musings – Best Player Syndrome, When the BP is not the BP, Part 1

The Best Player Syndrome has been making whiny Magic players feel better about themselves for more than ten years.  It is time to debunk that myth.

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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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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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