2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

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Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 89,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

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Prossh, Marath, Jeleva… the Commanders of 2013 reviewed!

Saying I’ve been playing a lot of Commander lately is like saying George W. Bush has made a lot of ‘derps’. As a matter of fact I’ve begun to drift away from casual multiplayer to exclusively play this format, as without doubt much of the casual Magic community has done so too.

To cash in on this movement (because you know, capitalism is the tits) Wizards has gifted us with another Commander expansion, which the creative and gifted people in marketing decided to name ‘Commander 2013’.

A particular focus of the new Commander series is to innovate with commanders and how they interact with the command zone. This is a partial victory on Wizards’ behalf, as Prossh and Jeleva are cooler than a Blizzard cinematic. Some of the others though are bit closer to Jar-Jar Binks. Let’s see how they stack up.

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My Life as a Magic: the Gathering Addict

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The Most Interesting Gruul Leader in the World

The Most Interesting Gruul Leader in the World

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I’m a columnist on GatheringMagic.com!

Oh look I got a spot on GatheringMagic.com as a columnist (no seriously, I am quite stoked- it really is flattering).

You can check out my debut article ‘How to be a Proper Izzet‘ here.

I will be contributing more to the site on a casual basis, real life permitting.
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What Standard Magic Players think they do/really do

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Top 10 Favorite Magic: the Gathering Cards of 2012

Another year has come and gone, and once again Wizards has gone about printing their special brand of cardboard cocaine. And we, the consumer-addicts, have depleted our wallets in vain attempt to snort as much as we can up our noses (not literally of course, but free junk rare for anyone who sends in photos of themselves trying).

2012 marks a year of holistic victory for Wizards of the Coast, and features some of the best expansions of the last five years.

But as far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t quite such a victory for the individual card. The year was more marked by blatantly stupid creatures (Thragtusk, Griselbrand) rather than cards I actually liked. There were no stand-outs that instantly immortalized themselves on my ‘Favorite Cards of All Time’ list. No Hornet Queens, Wurmcoil Engines or Comet Storms.

But that’s not to say there weren’t cards that gave it a pretty good shot.

On with the show!

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