Why I’m Quitting Magic the Gathering

This is extremely difficult for me to write. I’ve been playing Magic since 2012/2013, and my passion and love for the game have only grown in the eight years since. I’ve grown to love many various formats and found a calling in playing EDH and cEDh. I’ve been writing content...

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Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design (Part 2)

Getting Gaming: Dungeon Design (Part 2)

So last time, we talked about the atmosphere and how it can make dungeons great. This time I want to follow up on that and talk about something I think is equally as important, what’s going inside ‘em. Monsters and traps are important but my favorite thing to add to...

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Commander 2020 Review

Commander 2020 Review

Hello once again from Playing to Win. I know it’s been a hot minute since the last article, but with the current state of the world I’m sure everyone is slowing down a ton more than they thought they would. I just want to take this moment to say don’t...

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Saskia the Unyielding #SerrasAngelsMTG #MTG #Deckbuilding

Saskia the Unyielding #SerrasAngelsMTG #MTG #Deckbuilding

So lets talk about this deck. I had an amazing time building this. I build decks based on inspiration. Just like writing, I need a muse and a reason to love the commander. It’s one of the reason I play a lot of personally themed decks. Sometimes I build them...

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Getting Gaming: Talking Traps

Getting Gaming: Talking Traps

Let’s get down and dirty and teach these players something today. You have just finished a 3-hour fight and defeated the dread-dragon Urizona, the necrotic bile of his breath still bites into your gear as your bodies have just gotten used to the toxicity of his lair. All around you...

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Understanding cEDH

Understanding cEDH

Hi everyone, welcome back to Playing to Win. I want to build off of our last discussion about defining what winning means and move onto defining cEDH. I have seen a lot of talk lately, mostly on social media like Twitter and Reddit, about people either ascribing things inaccurately as...

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Too Old to Give a Fuck: Gaming on a Budget

Too Old to Give a Fuck: Gaming on a Budget

Gaming can be expensive. Contrary to every young person’s dream, being an adult doesn’t mean that you have an unlimited budget for entertainment. If anything, every year equals another responsibility and often another bill to the stack. For those lucky souls that don’t have to pay rent, have children, pets...

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Annd…We’re Live!

Annd…We’re Live!

First of all, this has been a long time coming. It might be the first time you‘re hearing about us, but I’ve been working on this project for the last year. It’s a labor of love fed by my love for people. I’m one of those introverted dreamers that goes...

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Playing to Win: What Does Winning Mean?

Playing to Win: What Does Winning Mean?

Hello, welcome to the first installment of Playing to Win, a new article series focused on cEDH and high-powered EDH. My name is Westin, I’m a non-binary agender (they/them) gamer from New York, I love poetry, gaming and music, and I’m currently working on getting my Bachelors in English Creative...

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Too Old To Give A Fuck: Gaming Vernacular

Too Old To Give A Fuck: Gaming Vernacular

Vernacular: The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region. – Oxford When we talk about gaming vernacular, we’re really talking about the history of two subjects in one. So if words and games had a baby…just kidding. Thank God you’re not here for...

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