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A History of Standstill

Standstill is an absolute classic Magic the Gathering card. Today it’s a centerpiece in one of Premodern’s best decks; but it has had moments in Vintage, Legacy, Block Constructed and Standard. In this article, I’ll attempt to take a look...

Playing Magic With Your Kids

This story begins one night in November of 2011, when my first daughter was born. After her, three more would come. Two girls and two boys. My good friend Jairo Gómez told me they were Zerglings. But this is a...

The Superclasico: An Old School Magic Report

If you’ve ever been to Buenos Aires, you might have noticed the contrast between the neighborhoods of La Boca and Belgrano. La Boca is a hectic, working-class neighborhood with colorful buildings, live street-tango performances, and small restaurants which are filled...

Shake #1 - Summer 2019

We finally had the chance to play the very first Earthquake League “Shake” last December in Chile. This post tells the story of how we came up with the idea, and also what happened in the tournament.

Cheating, Dishonesty, and Old School Magic

There has always been some level of cheating in Magic. David Williams was disqualified from the top 8 of Worlds 2001 in Toronto for having a playset of marked Accumulated Knowledges which always found their way to the top of...

Mana Bases in Old School (part 1)

One of the joys of OS is brewing. While there are several established top tier decks, the format is still not thoroughly explored. One of the reasons is that there is no professional scene, so we do not have highly...

The Abyss

I never had the chance to play with the oldest of the Magic cards. For me, the mythical Black Lotus was some kind of legend that would just never exist, something reserved for players from another era, a true unicorn....