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An Introduction - SolemnParty

An Introduction – SolemnParty

Hey there.

For those of you who have been around since the old website, I’m SolemnParty. I did a lot of writing on the original Wintargetgame website, but took a hiatus from the game and from writing in general.

For a little bit of background…

I’m almost entirely an EDH player – aside from limited formats like Draft and Sealed, I stick to EDH/Commander.

I’m a casual gamer, and I think that’s the…

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Art by Daniel Ljunggren

Godsend’s art is so beautiful.

artof-mtg:

Art by Daniel Ljunggren

Godsend’s art is so beautiful.

Dack Fayden - Conspiracy Mythic Rare Card Review

Dack Fayden - Conspiracy Mythic Rare Card Review #mtg

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Finally, we have our Dack Fayden planeswalker. He’s been a long time coming, so has he been worth the wait?

First of all, a three-drop planeswalker with three loyalty counters is pretty good. His first ability is a +1 for a Faithless Looting effect: draw two cards, discard two cards. This isn’t bad card filtering, especially in a red/blue deck. The -2, honestly, is very powerful. While it’s not…

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The MTG Speculator - April 21, 2014

The MTG Speculator – April 21, 2014

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Is Shadowborn Demon for real? It’s risen $2 in median TCGPlayer value over the past week to about $6 USD. Of course, this is due to the great success of the Standard B/G Dredge deck known as “The Rock.” It’s a solid enough deck, with some components that could carry over well into Modern, except of course, for the Deathrite Shamans. But Modern also has better targets to Dredge, and Living End is…

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Skybind - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Skybind - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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Blinking things is pretty good. Momentary Blink decks, back in their heyday, were very powerful. When Venser, the Sojourner was kicking around, blue/white control was definitely a real deck with him able to go ultimate very easily. Is Skybind good enough for Constructed play?

First of all, 5 mana is a lot for Constructed for it not to have an immediate effect (besides blinking one thing when it…

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Aegis of the Gods - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Aegis of the Gods – Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

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There’s a reason that cards such as Leyline of Sanctity, and to a lesser extent,  Witchbane Orb are such good cards. Obviously, the Leyline is better as it can come into play for free if it’s in your opening hand, and the Orb is an artifact (with an added benefit of destroying pesky Curses!) But now, in Journey into Nyx, we have a 2/1 Human Soldier that is Leyline of Sanctity on a stick.

The…

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The MTG Speculator: April 19, 2014

The MTG Speculator: April 19, 2014 #mtgfinance #magicthegathering

Today, we’re beginning a new series at Win Target Game. Since my discovery of MTG Stocks, a fabulous website for tracking both your collection (or “inventory” as they call it) and watching the “stocks” of certain cards, I decided to write a little post every few days about how the “stocks” are rising.

Today, there are three cards in particular that I’d like to look at.

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Dictate of Erebos - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

Grave Pact at Instant speed is definitely a pretty cool effect. The fact that the Dictate of Erebos…

Dictate of Erebos - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

Grave Pact at Instant speed is definitely a pretty cool effect. The fact that the Dictate of Erebos…

Deicide - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review

Deicide - Journey Into Nyx Rare Card Review #MTGJOU

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Finally, we get some pretty sweet instant speed enchantment removal in the form of Deicide. Not only is it an instant-speed form of Revoke Existence (although that card also hits artifacts), but it has extra flavor, as well, allowing us to exile multiple copies of a God card, if a God was a target, from our opponent’s hand, deck, or graveyard. In any case, it’s really good, solid removal that…

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Purity - Lorwyn Rare Card Review

Purity – Lorwyn Rare Card Review

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The Lorwyn set had many strange and unusual creatures with which to put into your deck, and Purity, while not one that saw much Constructed play in its day, is quite an interesting card. My favorite parts of the card, actually, are its artwork and concept. The whole idea of an Elemental Elk Incarnation with wings is just super epic to me. As a card, though, it’s okay. Being a 6/6 flyer for 6…

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