Category: Blog

Video Feature: Jund Aggro vs Bant Control

Posted by Joshua - October 11, 2013 - Blog
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Watch as TCP fan and follower Josh Pearsall and friend play through games showcasing brews of Jund Aggro and Bant Control. These guys have some good insights into playing these decks as well as some cool ideas for construction.

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Theros Card Talk: Shipwreck Singer

Posted by Joshua - October 10, 2013 - Blog
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I’m always interested in multi-ability cards in new sets. These seem to be the places where the absolute most broken combos are found, and rarely am I disappointed in this venture. I’m not saying every mulit-ability card is a winner, it’s just that it’s pretty frequent that there are a few of them that turn […]

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Killer Combo: Doing the (un)Tap Dance

Posted by Joshua - October 9, 2013 - Blog, Killer Combos
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Hey Planeswalkers, I was playing around with some cool ideas in Theros drafting, and I came across this little gem of a drafting combo. I haven’t decided where the color-power lies completely in Theros yet, and I’ve started some ideas. I’ll let you guys know when I’m ready to come out and make them public! […]

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Theros Card Talk: Stormbreath Dragon

Posted by Joshua - October 8, 2013 - Blog
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In case you haven’t heard, the word is Stormbreath Dragon among aggressive red mages. He’s hasty, he’s flying, and he’s even going to evade those annoying white spells that always get in the way. I’ve heard a few people complain about the 4/4 and the fact that he’s in prime Mortars territory, but yeah. What […]

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Limiting M14

Posted by Joshua - August 14, 2013 - Blog
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I’ve been playing quite a few M14 drafts lately, and I thought I’d drop in and give you guys some of the things I’ve noticed. First off, if there were any set that I described as being “bomby,” this would definitely be one. There doesn’t seem to be that many ways to answer the bombs […]

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Casually Pursuing Perfection – You’re Too Cute for Your Own Good (part 1 of 2)

Posted by Bateman - July 4, 2012 - Blog
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If somebody were to ask me what my 10 favorite magic cards of all time were right now, my reaction would be in 2 parts. The first part would be a huge grin, as top 10 lists bring me a great deal of joy. In fact, on my top 10 greatest things of all time […]

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Another Planeswalker’s Beginnings

Posted by DJ - June 29, 2012 - Blog
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Ben, the newest member of the Casual Planeswalker, introduced himself not too long ago with some great articles telling his story of how he got into Magic. It’s always great to hear how people learned about Magic and started playing and thought I would share my story as well. Judging by the stories I’ve heard […]

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Casually Pursuing Perfection – You Can Win a Tournament Tonight

Posted by Bateman - June 27, 2012 - Blog
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My girlfriend went out of town on Saturday morning, leaving me home alone. For the entire weekend. I realize this sounds like the start of one of those movies where tons of partying and bad decisions end up happily ever after, but only after an incredibly efficient cleaning session takes place moments before the front […]

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A More Exciting Core Set

Posted by DJ - June 22, 2012 - Blog
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I used to hate the core sets in Magic. It used to be filled with the most boring cards imaginable. Creatures that didn’t really do anything. Simple spells that were usually pretty straightforward. Really, VizzerdrixVizzerdrix would have been such a disappointing rare to find in a pack. Fortunately, things have gotten more interesting. It’s great […]

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Casually Pursuing Perfection – The Mistakes we Make (part 2 of 2)

Posted by Bateman - June 20, 2012 - Blog
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Today i’m back to finish talking about how to get better at losing. You can check out part of 1 of this article here Whenever I lose a match, unless i’m in a particularly balanced moment, my default behavior is to become incredibly self reflective, and to try and engage my opponent while doing it. […]

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