Kald as Steel: Phyrexians on Kaldheim - A Primer on Phyrexians

Kald as Steel: Phyrexians on Kaldheim - A Primer on Phyrexians

2021, Coalition, Kaldheim, Karn, Lore, Magic, New Phyrexia, Primer, Urza, Yawgmoth

Kaldheim, the newest set of Magic: the Gathering's release cycle, has finally hit the shelves. And what this means for us is a plethora of brand-new, never-before-seen cards ripe for us to speculate over! "How will Tundra Fumarole fare in the Standard format? Is Cyclone Summoner just a Limited bomb? How can Orvar the All-Form break my mono-blue flicker Commander deck?" The set is super exciting mechanically, for sure, but for a moment I'd like to have a real look at one of the characters being re-introduced to the story, and what ramifications it will have on the coming story.... Read More...

You don't need Fetches to win Modern - A Mono Red Deck Breakdown

You don't need Fetches to win Modern - A Mono Red Deck Breakdown

Deck Tech, Fetch Lands, Modern, Mono Red, Tom Barker

By Tom Barker The cost of entry is the most common complaint you hear about the Modern format. Plenty of players would enjoy the depth of play that modern provides, but it is this barrier, blocking them from giving it a shot, and fetch lands are the first thing that spring to mind, which, to their credit, Wizards of the Coast has recently re-printed as box toppers in the latest set, Zendikar Rising. Despite this reprinting, the rarity of box toppers means these premium reprints will likely have little effect on the secondary market price of these heavily sought after cards.... Read More...

4 juicy uses of Ashaya, Soul of the Wild from Zendikar Rising

4 juicy uses of Ashaya, Soul of the Wild from Zendikar Rising

Commander, Deck-Building, EDH, Mitchell Barfoot, Zendikar Rising

By Mitchell Barfoot The new Zendikar Rising prerelease is upon us, and there’s one card you should be working with for Commander… the new Mono-Green Legendary Ashaya, Soul of the Wild. She’s a triple threat. She provides interesting interactions with older magic cards to satisfy you if you’re a creative Johnny; a huge body to stomp some pressure into the game if you’re a Timmy; and dodges a lot of common removal (like Cyclonic Rift) to upset those competitive Spikes-in-the-making. It’s not the first time we’ve seen Ashaya either. Ashaya originally was a legendary token creature created by the flip-Nissa... Read More...

Hardcast: Commander - Episode 0301: C20 Preconstructed Decks is now live!

Hardcast: Commander - Episode 0301: C20 Preconstructed Decks is now live!

Commander, EDH, Gameplay, Hardcast: Commander, Magic: The Gathering, MTG

Hardcast: Commander is back for a third season, the show all about playing the best Magic: The Gathering format, Commander (or Elder Dragon Highlander for the classic aficionados). We're back for season 3, and while YES, this WAS filmed a few months back, there has been a little delay in getting it together due to the "issue that must not be spoken of on YouTube". But it's finally here! We're playing this year's round of Commander Decks from Ikoria with a special twist chosen by Maddie. Who will start this season on top? Read More...

Let's talk Eldraine! Can it stand the test of time?

Let's talk Eldraine! Can it stand the test of time?

Commander, EDH, ELD, Throne of Eldraine

Throne of Eldraine was released on Australian shores on October 4th, 2019. That's almost an entire year ago now, and its impact on Standard has not really wavered since. Since its release, there have been three mainstream-series packs, with a new supplementary set, Jump-Start, releasing very recently. Although, with powerhouses like Uro, Nature's Wrath released from the recent Theros set and Shark Typhoon (yes, really) doing mad work in Standard, Throne of Eldraine chase cards seem to be finally taking a break from the spotlight. Oko, Thief of Crowns has been locked away for good in Standard, so he must prove very... Read More...

Last month on Brewhouse (July 2020)

Last month on Brewhouse (July 2020)

Brewhouse, Commander, Deck Tech, Deck-Building, EDH, Podcast

Missed the lads on The Brewhouse discuss deck-building and EDH? Well now you can catch up on the Vault Games Youtube Channel. To see all Brewhouse episodes, click here, otherwise here's a handy rundown of what they talked about last month. Episode 13 - Don't Break the Bank Damian, Avian, and Tim are showcasing 3 different budget EDH brews proving that you can make a decent deck without hurting your wallet. Episode 14 - Deck Doctoring The Brewhouse lads are doing a bit of deck doctoring, tuning a Nekusar, the Mindrazer deck, and then getting Pirates to work. Episode 15 - Diving... Read More...

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