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Practicing Sealed Deck with the Modern Commons Cube

To test out a series of changes to my Modern-legal Commons cube, I’ve been building a lot of practice sealed decks on CubeTutor. I figured it’d be interesting to discuss one of my sealed pools here on the blog, to see if the Internet would build the same deck as me.

Note that, for me at least, it’s harder to consider every option thoughtfully online than it is with physical cards. If you wildly disagree with my choices, chalk our disagreement up to that (or my rusty sealed skills, your call).

The Pool

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Matt Plays Magic – Lunch Break

Pauper. Commander. Cube. I’m so excited to play casual Magic again.

And it’s all thanks to lunch.

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The 5 Best Magic: the Gathering Formats That No One Plays

One of Magic’s biggest first-world problems is the overabundance of ways that people have cooked up to play it. If you head to your local game store on a Friday night, you’re very likely to be able to play Standard or get in a draft with the latest set. And if you have a larger store in town you can usually play Modern, Commander, and maybe even Legacy throughout the week.

However, that leaves a large handful of formats that are awesome to play but just don’t show up on game stores’ rosters. These are formats that people often play regionally, online, or on their own kitchen table, but just don’t have the presence to become mainstays. Read on for a breakdown of what I consider to be the five sweetest of these niche formats, and why you should be playing (or watching) them whenever you get a chance.

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