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A New Way to Play – Artisan Commander by Paul Palmer

A New Way to Play – Artisan Commander by Paul Palmer

It’s 3am. My friend Mat and I have been playing Commander online for about 5 hours. We’re done playing for the night and start discussing some of the fun Rule 0 things we’ve done in that past, and some we want to do (please let me play as my Commander? No? Okay…) and we get […]... read more
Two Cards To Buy For Each Of The Five Commander 2020 Face Cards by Paul Palmer

Two Cards To Buy For Each Of The Five Commander 2020 Face Cards by Paul Palmer

Ikoria fever is sweeping the land of Commander with a bunch of great cards coming from the set itself as well as the five Ikoria-Themed Commander 2020 decks. We’re off to a great start with the Commander product-filled year we were promised. I’m going to look at the five face cards from the new Commander […]... read more
Spring 2020 Update: Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Organised Play & Safe Shipping

Spring 2020 Update: Covid-19 (Coronavirus), Organised Play & Safe Shipping

What a crazy few weeks! We hope you’re staying well, and adjusting to this strange new normal that has descended since the coronavirus outbreak. It’s a tough time all round – both from a business and a personal perspective. It’s been great to see the levels of love and support across the community, and hopefully […]... read more
Standard Win-a-Box & WPNQ Preliminary #2 (Pioneer Constructed) at Manaleak (29.02.20 -01.03.20) – Tournament Report & Decklists

Standard Win-a-Box & WPNQ Preliminary #2 (Pioneer Constructed) at Manaleak (29.02.20 -01.03.20) – Tournament Report & Decklists

Last weekend was a busy one on the competitive Magic scene. Saturday saw a full on day of Standard play, with our morning win-a-box event, followed by a slightly later Standard League – thank you to all who came along to support, and well done to our winners on the day… particular kudos to the […]... read more
GW Company (Pioneer), by Freddie Barber

GW Company (Pioneer), by Freddie Barber

Hello and welcome back, my friendly audience. Today I want to talk about the deck I played for Manaleak’s first Pioneer Preliminary, and how it performed for me on the day. My choice of deck was a Heliod/Walking Ballista combo deck; there are a lot of ways to build this deck, most commonly a mono […]... read more
Mighty Morphin’ – (Sultai Commander Deck Tech), by Paul Palmer

Mighty Morphin’ – (Sultai Commander Deck Tech), by Paul Palmer

32 Colour Combinations Challenge – The Premise What exactly is this “challenge”? In short, the idea is to build a Commander deck for every colour combination. That means a deck for each mono-colour (including colourless), each Ravnica Guild, each Shard/Tarkir clan, each Nephilim combination, and of course WUBRG (or “five colour”). The challenge appealed to […]... read more
WPNQ Preliminary #1 (Pioneer Constructed) at Manaleak (15.02.20) – Tournament Report & Decklists

WPNQ Preliminary #1 (Pioneer Constructed) at Manaleak (15.02.20) – Tournament Report & Decklists

As Storm Dennis swept across the UK, so did Pioneer season for the Competitive Magic scene. Despite the blustery day, players travelled from as far as Preston to join us for our first Wizards Play Network Qualifier preliminary. Thirty players competed through five rounds of Swiss to earn a spot in the Top 8, winning […]... read more
Catching Up on Pioneer, by Andrew Quinn

Catching Up on Pioneer, by Andrew Quinn

Since Andrew’s last article, bannings have settled, the meta has shifted, and competitive play is taking off for Pioneer. It’s time for an update on this popular new format. Pioneer, Magic’s newest competitive format, has now been showcased on the biggest stage, as the first Players’ Tour events took place in Brussels, Nagoya and Phoenix […]... read more