[Standard][Budget][Pauper] Rakdos Aggro ($6.50 Paper/0.75 MTGO TIX)

Originally, this deck was a Budget Rakdos (B/R) Treasure deck because I was daydreaming about how Fleetwheel Cruiser could be a Budget replacement for Hazoret the Fervent.  The deck had all sorts of goodies like Unlicensed Disintegration, Captain Lannery Storm, and Inventor’s Apprentice.  After some more thought, I decided to challenge myself with a Pauper deck that gives a taste of what it’s like to pilot Rakdos Aggro at the mere price of building it out of a friend’s draft chaff.  The MTGGoldish decklist can be found HERE, but I have also embedded it below:

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[Standard] Market Watch: Kopala, Warden of Waves and a U/G “Fish” decklist

 

Our irregularly recurring Market Watch segment has returned!  However, since the last segment, Andrew has ditched Star Wars: Destiny entirely to return to Magic: the Gathering.  This time, based upon all currently available information, we are pressing BUY on a speculation (“spec”)  for a possible Standard “Fish” centerpiece: Kopala, Warden of Waves.

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X-Wing: The Phantom II Expansion, an outline of the Coordinate Action, and Six New Upgrades! (Wave 12)(XII)

What the heck is a Sheathipede?  Isn’t this supposed to be a game about starfighters?  On November 10th, FFG dropped the “Coordinate Your Attack” article in which they preview the new Phantom II expansion for the Rebel Faction.  The ship itself is cheap, packed full of action-economy, and some new and exciting upgrades that are also very inexpensive.  Let’s take a look!

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Persuasion Check: Unearthed Arcana – Elf Subraces

Another month, another batch of playtest rules from our good friends at Wizards of the Coast. This month, following up on September’s positive feedback on the eladrin subrace, we get four more elf subraces, each distinct from each other and those already existing.

This includes the winged avariel, the primal grugach, the hardy sea elves, and the mysterious shadar-kai. Spoiler: I like each and every one of them; keep reading to find out why! Read More

X-Wing: The M12-L Kimogila Fighter and the new Bullseye Firing Arc Mechanic (Wave XII (12))

In FFG’s latest article, “Bullseye!,” we finally get to see what the bullseye firing arc is all about.  Originally spoiled in early August at a Gen Con panel and then later teased on August 21, 2017 in FFG’s article “Bring on the Alpha Strike,” we now have a full preview of the Kimogila Fighter.  As always, I form my own reaction, scour the internet for the community’s reaction, and then smash it all together with a bit of humor for your information and enjoyment.  Let’s take a look!

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[Standard] Ramunap Red: 2017 Worlds and Nationals results and rethinking the 75 cards

One month ago, in Ready to Role’s own backyard of Boston Massachusetts, fierce competition took place at the 2017 Magic: the Gathering World Championships.  The finals, and everything else, can be found on Magic: the Gathering’s YouTube Channel here.  Now that I’ve had some time to think about the results, and compare the results to my own FNM results, here’s why it’s time to revisit Ramunap Red’s sideboard.  The 75 cards in this deck are not an “auto-lock.”

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Shadespire FAQ & Errata v1 Thoughts

The Shadespire Core Set has been out for less than two weeks and we’ve already got some Errata and FAQs from our friends over at Games-Workshop. While a short document, it provides a handful or errata that clarifies sequences of power cards, answers some questions that are buried in the rulebook, and answers some that I felt were well presented but obviously have been cropping up in the community. Read More