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Michael Longsmith

Michael Longsmith
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A Magic player since M10 (sort of), an online journalist for far longer.

Top 5 Tips for Drafting Iconic Masters – Mastering Magic, by...

Mastering Iconic Masters In last week’s article, I ended with a joke about Iconic Masters looking good next to its ugly friend Ixalan. Like most...

The £20 MTG Commander Challenge – Bargain Hunter Edition, by Michael...

The £20 MTG Commander Challenge - Bargain Hunter Edition In my previous article I wrote about a £20 Commander (EDH) challenge. My general of choice...

The £20 Commander Challenge: Yasova Dragonclaw, by Michael Longsmith

The £20 Commander Challenge: Yasova Dragonclaw I have a love/hate relationship with Commander (EDH). I started playing it about a year before the first Commander...

Rivals of Ixalan Could Fix Ixalan Limited If It Did This,...

Rivals of Ixalan Could Fix Ixalan Limited If It Did This... Last week, for my first Manaleak article, I wrote about the woes of Ixalan Limited....

Ixalan Limited, Where Did It All Go Wrong? by Michael Longsmith...

Ixalan Limited, Where Did It All Go Wrong? It’s no secret that Ixalan is one of the poorest draft formats in recent history. A friend...

What Duels 2013 has Taught me About M13 by Michael Radford

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 improves on a lot of things from last year’s iteration, but also at the same time makes several things worse. However, rather than write a lengthy review, I thought I’d look at what the game taught me about paper Magic.