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War of the Spark: A Standard Survival Guide by Kirsty McIntyre

War of the Spark: A Standard Survival Guide by Kirsty McIntyre

We’re well and truly in the thick of War of the Spark Standard, and the unique nature of the set is presenting challenges. Complex sets don’t just give the judges a lot to do on the day. Games with multiple judge calls, penalties and the time extensions needed to accommodate these also have an effect […]... read more
Tribal Matters – War of the Spark set review pt.2: The Return of the Zombies!

Tribal Matters – War of the Spark set review pt.2: The Return of the Zombies!

When I’m playing some cheeky casual, you’ll often find me at Commander tables, re-animating zombies and laughing maniacally – one hand to the sky, the other placing on the board. I love Zombies. War of the Spark has brought us a horde of dreaded Zombies with which to murder our wizarding friends. Here’s my take […]... read more
Rethinking the Fundamentals by Joe Fairweather

Rethinking the Fundamentals by Joe Fairweather

Starting over is not the same as never having begun at all. I often find myself plateaued, at a point where I know that I have room to improve and yet I can’t see any way to reach that higher ground. I’m sure I’m not alone, and it’s a frustrating experience. Like getting stuck in […]... read more
Modern Horizons Card Reveal: Hollowhead Sliver

Modern Horizons Card Reveal: Hollowhead Sliver

A clutch-coiled mother echoes with the silence of her brood. Her sparking spines of tunnel-rhymes call out to distant feuds – her taut synaptic sinews call awake a sleeping horde. Dead branches crack – fresh chitin snaps – mountain scree is scattered wide. The mangrove swamps and toxic slumps awake – hive mind, alive. Drawing […]... read more
War of the Spark’s Impact on Modern

War of the Spark’s Impact on Modern

Hello! My name is Oliver Law and this is my first article for MTGUK.  By way of a quick introduction, I am a Birmingham-based Magic player who regularly attends the weekly Wednesday draft events.  I started playing Magic way back in Odyssey Block and got back into the game playing MTGO about 10 years ago.  […]... read more
Behind the Scenes at Manaleak: Change of Guild Leader

Behind the Scenes at Manaleak: Change of Guild Leader

There’s been a shift in the air this last year – some of you have noticed, some have simply continued to enjoy the view with good cards, and perhaps a cheeky little Vintage number (sorry, couldn’t resist!). We’ve tried to make the transition as seamless as possible, but as it’s long overdue, here’s the announcement […]... read more
Tribal Matters – War of the Spark Set Review

Tribal Matters – War of the Spark Set Review

Unless you’re a hermit crab busily finding a new rock to hide yourself under, then you’ll know that War of the Spark has loomed into full view, burning a Planeswalker-shaped hole into our retinas. If you’re anything like me (best to keep it secret if you are) then you’ll have been addicted to the story […]... read more
MagicFest London: The Good, The Bad and The Strange by Kirsty McIntyre

MagicFest London: The Good, The Bad and The Strange by Kirsty McIntyre

MagicFest London was, by anyone’s standards, the most unique event we’ve seen in the UK for quite some time. It was the first “MagicFest+” event in Europe – namely a MagicFest and a Mythic Championship in the same venue at the same time – and the main event took the form of a prerelease, which […]... read more