Category: Blog

Dueling Planeswalkers and Core Set 2013

Posted by DJ - June 15, 2012 - Blog
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Fans of the Magic video game Duels of the Planeswalkers may be aware of the what now seems to be yearly release of the latest version of the game. I’ve played both Duels of the Planeswalkers games so far and they have been pretty fun. I’m much too impatient to play it at times, having […]

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Casually Chasing Perfection – The Mistakes we Make (part 1 of 2)

Posted by Bateman - June 13, 2012 - Blog
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It’s game 3 of round 1. You’ve got well over 5 minutes left on the round and you’re holding the trump card. Looking across the table, you can tell you’ve got this one. You’ve been focused all match, playing tight when you need to play tight, and loosening when appropriate. You’re just biding your time, […]

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Casual Friday-Keeping it Casual

Posted by DJ - June 8, 2012 - Blog
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Have you ever had a new guy join your casual Magic group and have him dominate every game that didn’t involve teaming up against him? Maybe you had some awesome deck encouraged a collective groan from the group as you started shuffling it. There are plenty of tournaments that encourage players to bring their strongest, […]

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The Evolution of a Casual Planeswalker (Part 3 of 3)

Posted by Bateman - June 6, 2012 - Blog
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Last week I stated that there is a casual player inside every competitive player, but suggested that the flip side of that coin may not be so true. Is there a competitive player in every casual player, and if so, which profile do I fit? The answer is not so simple, and the explanation may […]

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Casual Friday-Planechase Edition

Posted by DJ - June 1, 2012 - Blog
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Today marks the release of the latest in casual Magic: Planechase 2012. It also marks the return of Casual Friday where I will be looking at the most fun casual cards every week. This week I thought I’d give the rundown on the 4 planechase decks that will be available to play. They all look […]

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The Evolution of a Casual Planeswalker (Part 2 of 3)

Posted by Bateman - May 30, 2012 - Blog
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When I have an idea for a new deck, nobody gets a word in but me. It doesn’t matter if I ask for your opinion, i’m really just waiting for my turn to talk so I can continue convincing you. You may try and explain that the way i’m doing something is strictly worse than […]

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Reigniting the Spark

Posted by DJ - May 25, 2012 - Blog
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We are back everyone! After a long absence we are glad to return to give the latest in news, tips, and tricks for all the Casual Planeswalkers. We’ll have new articles from myself as well as from our newest author Ben Bateman who started with how he was introduced to Magic on Wednesday. And what […]

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The Evolution of a Casual Planeswalker (part 1 of 3)

Posted by Bateman - May 23, 2012 - Blog
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Do you remember your first kiss? How about, getting your first job? Graduating college? Flying on an airplane for the first time? What about the first game of magic you ever played? If you’ve been playing magic as long as I have, then the answer to the last one is probably a little hazy. However, […]

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Better than Grizzly Bears?

Posted by DJ - September 2, 2011 - Blog
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There are a lot of standards in Magic that let you know what you should expect to pay for certain abilities on cards. Perhaps the simplest one to recognize is that the minimum power for a creature that costs 1G is to be  2/2, Grizzly Bears. As the bottom line for cards that cost 1G, useful […]

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Casual Friday–Dominaria’s Most Ancient Evil

Posted by DJ - August 26, 2011 - Blog
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Coming up next week is the release of the latest duel decks. We will be able to recreate the events of the Shards of Alara block as Nicol Bolas fights against Ajani, filled with vengeance. It’s great to see that Magic has begun to focus on planeswalkers and their new card type has easily made […]

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