Knowledge Vault: Transmutation

On the First Friday of every month, we (somewhat satirically) crack into some lesser-known Old School 93/94 cards with the intent to open a dialogue and encourage brewing.

In 2004, as my focus shifted from Magic to girls and cards, most of my time spent playing Magic was “Mental Magic.”  If I had to guess, the only times that I cast the (1)(B) Transmutation were as Demonic Tutor or Diabolic Edict, instead of itself.  In late 2017, I dabbled in a well-known Pauper format deck, Tireless Tribe Combo, that used its namesake and Inside Out to perform a one-hit coup de grâce.  To me, Transmutation has similar potential.

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Ready Review: “An Unlikely Story,” a book store and cafe in Plainville, MA

Late last year, on a Saturday morning, my girlfriend and I were looking for a local cafe or bookstore so that she could get some work done on her laptop.  A quick Google search indicated that a magical place, with both coffee AND books, was just around the corner.

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Old School 93/94 on a Budget: G/w Erhnamgeddon and U/B Tempo ($40 USD) Deck Techs

In last month’s article, I skimmed the surface of what most people assume is the primary barrier to entry: monetary co$t.  In an effort to disprove that assumption, I settled on building two Old School 93/94 “precons” with a budget of $40 USD each.  Sure, you can build cheaper decks, but I wanted to build decks that would leave you with a stack of useful cards afterwards.

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25 Futuristic City Adventure Seeds

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It’s a new month, and we have a new month’s Adventure Seeds! At a reader’s request I decided to give sci-fi a spin, specifically adventures one could find in a futuristic city or metropolis. Fantasy is definitely more of my specialty, so this was a fun challenge and a good nudge for me to maybe dust off that copy of Starfinder I have on the shelf and give it a go!

The challenges here were that, being in such a fantasy mindset, the limitations of complications of life in the future escaped me. I know what is possible in a medieval setting (which, accompanied by MAGIC!, makes for easy parameters) but the seemingly more complicated world of sci-fi through me for a hyperloop. I’m definitely going to crack open a sci-fi novel or two and refresh myself on some great aspects of the genre!

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Knowledge Vault: Thorn Thallid

Knowledge Vault: Witch Hunter

Every Friday, we crack into some lesser-known Old School 93/94 cards and interactions.  This week, we are taking a look at the Bluest White Card in the format:  Witch Hunter!  Witch Hunter may inspire the Terror of Leatherface wearing a Pilgrim’s hat, but it more closely resembles Unsummon-on-a-stick.

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Knowledge Vault: Syphon Soul

In an Old School MTG 93/94 multiplayer game (Brawl or otherwise), resolving a Syphon Soul chips 10% off of each of your opponents’ life totals, with some life gain upside.  However, is that impactful enough to run maindeck?  Let’s Crack the Vault™ and find out!

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