Before we start, shoutout to Alex Riley, who won the first G&G Limited Invitational on May 4th! We were back at Geeks & Gamers in Falkirk for their first Standard 1K Invitational Qualifier since War of the Spark dropped! In terms of meta, there were two…clear frontrunners, shall we say. Interestingly, the top eight was […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1K Invitational Qualifer, 12/05/19
This weekend will see the first Mythic Championship Qualifier in the UK. Aside from MagicFest+ London, it’s the first major event in the UK competitive scene since the disappearance of PPTQs. Magic is bigger than ever right now, and with an influx of new players comes an increase in the number of people playing competitively. […]Read More Competitive Magic: Playing in your First Event!
Usually after a GP, I leave with a bit of a heavy heart. I’ve spent the weekend hanging out with excellent people I don’t see all that often, playing Magic, and rolling back to an Airbnb with my best friends to drink gin and engage in shenanigans. The real world is a depressing prospect. MagicFest […]Read More Just Like Brian Wilson: The MTGLondon Wrap-Up
I’m writing this while listening to the latest episode of Dies to Removal with the Professor and PleasantKenobi. It’s fitting, so much so that’s it’s almost as though they reached out through the medium of the internet and forced it into my bleeding hands. Over the past two or three weeks I’ve run myself into […]Read More Feel the Burn: Dealing with the Life/Magic balance
After the success of their standard event on the 24th, Falkirk’s Geeks and Gamers predicted an even higher turnout for their Modern Qualifier. They weren’t wrong – a whopping 68 players made the trip on a sunny Sunday to play the first competitive Modern event in Scotland since last year. Conveniently, it fell the day […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1k Invitational Qualifier, 31/03/19
It’s been a long time since we sleeved up for a competitive event in Scotland, hasn’t it? While we wait for the information to trickle out about Mythic Championship Qualifiers, the Scottish community has started to mobilise. Falkirk’s Geeks & Gamers announced their 1k series a few weeks ago and this past weekend was the […]Read More Tournament Report: Geeks & Gamers 1k Invitational Qualifier, 24/03/19
I’ve seen a few posts in the UK trade group recently regarding cards up for purchase on eBay. They’re listed as “mint condition”, “rare”, and “probably proxies”. These have ignited a lot of discussion and debate in the community, which of course means I am all over it. I’m going to take a look at […]Read More The Great Magic Fake Off: Why Counterfeit Cards Are Bad News.
It’s Blue Monday. Allegedly the most miserable day of the year. Also the day your spells are most likely to get countered. I asked my UKISA judge friends what their favourite blue cards were, and learned that if there’s one thing judges LOVE, it’s blue cards. Grab your hot beverage of choice and enjoy a […]Read More Blue Monday
I love dragons. They’re great. Fortunately for me, there’s a whole ton of them in Magic, which means I wasn’t short of options in EDH. Here are ten of my favourite cards to throw down in a Commander game. In no particular order, apart from number one. It’s always my number one. The Ur-Dragon Even […]Read More #AppreciateADragonDay – my ten favourite dragon friends
Good afternoon my nerds, it’s time to get real about alters for a moment. The following Liliana alters were spotted at a vendor at Magicfest Prague. I found some similarly sleazy alters at an entirely different vendor in Liverpool late last year. Both were removed from sale after being flagged to Channel Fireball, so PSA: […]Read More Alters: the crude, the bad and the ugly.