Keepin’ it Old School

So, I believe most of you are now familiar with the old kid on the block: the elusive, intriguing and vastly expensive format of 93/94 or simply Old School magic. The format had its humble beginnings in Sweden, but these ...
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Sculpting Minds with Jace in Modern

On the days leading up to the banned and restricted announcement, I was fairly sure that Bloodbraid Elf would come off the banned list and nothing else would happen to Modern. To say I was wrong is an understatement, as ...
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Daniel Ward winning GP Toronto

Meet the Pros: Daniel Ward

Hey Dan and first of all, huge congratulations on your well deserved victory this weekend! For those unfamiliar with you, can you give a quick introduction of your self? From professional life to magical accomplishments. I am a Veteran of ...
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The Quest continues

When I last discussed Standard, I had arrived at Abzan Tokens as the best way to leverage sweepers. As I continued grinding at the leagues and failing to escape mediocrity, I realized the problem; sweepers just aren’t good right now ...
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Modern Pro Tour Predictions

Hello and welcome to a little appetizer for the Modern action coming your way this weekend. The Modern Pro Tour is back, and I decided to look at 15 of the most played decks and talk about their strengths and ...
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An exercise in RIX Sealed

I took a brief break from Standard to get at least some Sealed practice in before Grand Prix London this weekend. My first pool wasn’t very interesting as BG with Vraska, Relic Seeker and Ravenous Chupacabra was quite the obvious ...
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Blue Bears in Modern

There's no in between. You either love or hate Modern and all for the same reason. The format is beyond diverse and depending on taste players either enjoy it or despise it. It seems like every new set that comes ...
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Standard is open for business again

A new set and a big round of bannings means we have a brewer’s paradise in Standard right? Well, unfortunately the brewing opportunities mostly involve doing a gatherer search for a creature type and then putting all the best results ...
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Standard hit by the banhammer once again

What just happened?! I know Standard had been a pretty binary format for a while but 4 cards seems like an overreaction. Until you start going into the details that is. Wizards provided a lot of context for their decision ...
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Modern’s new wunderkind

I came home from GP Madrid excited to play a lot of Storm online. The deck felt great and I already knew some ways to improve the list as I mentioned last time. The following week was an online PTQ ...
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A magical recap

Happy Holiday season everyone! What a year it has been. About 12 months ago we started preparing our Kickstarter campaign, which successfully launched in February 2017. A lot has changed since then. In total, it's been more than 21 months ...
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Meet the Pros: Paulo Vitor Damo Da Rosa

Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa Nicknames PVDDR, Pablo Doritos Born September 29, 1987 (age 30) Porto AlegreBrazil Residence Porto AlegreBrazil Nationality  Brazil Pro Tour debut 2003 World Championships – Berlin Winnings $439,135[1] Pro Tour wins (Top 8) 2 (12)[2] Grand Prix wins (Top 8) ...
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Android Update 0.6.3: New Scanner

Hey dear Snapcardster User, we've listened to your feedback and made some changes to the scanning function. At the moment the scanner is not always recognising the correct set, however we integrated an easy to use edit form to speed up the ...
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Meet the Pros: Joel Larsson

Tjena, Joel and thank you for being here! Most of us know you are a Pro Tour champion, but I want to hear about the journey up until that point. Where did it all start and do you remember any key ...
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Meet the Pros: Christian Calcano

Hola Chris and welcome to the hot seat! First of all, please tell us a few words about your self like where you live, pro status, key achievements etc. Thanks for having me! I live in New York City and ...
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DE: Schweizer Investor beteiligt sich

Pressemitteilung 13. November 2017, Kiel Das bekannte Sammelkartenspiel Magic: The Gathering™ erfreut sich seit über 20 Jahren weltweit an großer Beliebtheit. Dabei als Fan die Übersicht über die eigene Kartensammlung zu behalten, ist nicht immer ganz einfach. Dieses Problem wollen ...
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Press Release: Swiss Seed Capital

Press release 13th. November 2017, Kiel For more than 20 years the famous trading card game Magic: The Gathering™ has been enjoying great popularity all over the world. Passionate Magic fans often own huge card collections which is difficult to ...
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Brewer’s Kitchen: Splinter Twin in Legacy

Wait. Wasn't this a Modern deck? And now you're telling me that it's viable in Legacy? My name is Niklas Holtmann, this is my first guest article at Snapcardster and I'm not talking about a 100% competitive Legacy deck, but ...
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Meet the Pros: Andrea Mengucci

Hello Andrea and thank you for taking your time with me today! With the Pro Tour coming up, a lot of attention is on Standard. Looking at Standard from the outside these past few years has not been a pretty ...
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iOS Beta Delay

Some of you might already noticed, we've missed the official release date of our iOS beta. We aimed to release the first official Snapcardster version for iPhones on 26th of October and missed it. This delay has two reasons:
  1.  it is ...
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Beating Legacy #2

Make sure to check out the last episode if you haven't already. Today we have two more decks on the menu, and hopefully you will be better equipped to beat them after reading the following. Death and Taxes ...
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10 Ways to Keep Your MTG Foils Straight

Hello all! I'm Thomas Enevoldsen, Winner of World Magic Cup 2014 and today I am guest-writing this article in collaboration with ManaLeak.com on the proper handling of foil cards for your entertainment and general profit. Don't you love it, when you wake up ...
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Religion in Magic

I am an atheist. Don’t close the tab yet, this isn’t an article about actual religion, I just wanted to put it out there. This article is about subjectivity in Magic and why you should be aware of it. You ...
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Temur’s next Move

So William Jensen crushed Worlds in what looked like a most deserved tournament win in terms of preparation and level of play. Of course he got lucky along the way but I don’t think anyone has won a tournament without ...
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We’re at SPIEL’17

Malte, Peer and Miri from Snapcardster are at SPIEL '17 in Essen from 26th to 29th October at Booth 2-A131. Come and say hello and test out our Android App or download the iOS Beta on 26th. We'll guide you through the application and answer your questions. Feel free ...
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Does Ixalan Limited suck?

Hi guys, welcome back. It’s been a while but I wanted a chance to play with the new cards so I could actually give an informed opinion. I have only been drafting so far and done about 15 and my ...
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Beating Modern #4

Welcome back to the fourth and last edition of "Beating Modern". The decks are becoming more and more fringe, which is why I'm rounding off the series today. It sure has been a pleasure with a project like this, and ...
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Introducing: Thomas Enevoldsen

Hello and welcome to Team Snapcardster! Could you give a quick introduction of your self? My name is Thomas Enevoldsen, I’m 29 years old and I work full time as an attorney in Denmark. I started playing Magic in 2003 ...
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Beating Modern #2

With just a few weeks until the Danish Modern Masters event that I talked about last time, three new decks must be planned for in order for us to succeed! And by "us" I mean you guys, because unfortunately I'm ...
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Introducing: Michael Bonde

Hello and welcome to Team Snapcardster! Could you give a quick introduction of your self? Hello there! My name is Michael Bonde, I live in Aarhus in Denmark and I am 30 years old. I am partly a Magic "pro" ...
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5 lessons from Nationals

We’ve waited 6 years and last weekend we finally had nationals again in Denmark; two days of Standard and draft to determine who would represent us at the World Magic Cup alongside Martin Müller. More importantly, for me at least, ...
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Counterspell in Modern

Let's start off with a quote from a previous article of mine to underline that I am a man of my word. It is definitely no secret that I enjoy playing Control decks, but it is also no secret ...
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Vintage is Coming! Season 2.

Last time, I shared my thoughts about the restrictions of Monastery Mentor and Thorn of Amethyst and listed a few decks that I expect to break out as a result. Today I'll address the unrestriction of Yawgmoth's Bargain and list ...
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Vintage is Coming!

This Monday the Vintage format was hit by two more restrictions following the dominance of Monastery Mentor-powered blue decks and Mishra's Workshop-based aggressive prison decks for quite some time. While it simply can't be argued that these two archetypes needed ...
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The Fun Police

This week I’ve chosen to play a Legacy League with one of my favorite decks besides Storm which is Death and Taxes. This deck originated as mono-white creature deck that will often play the control role with Thalia, Guardian of ...
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GP Birmingham *3rd*

Last weekend was GP Birmingham and if you know me or followed coverage, you’ll know that I didn’t get 3rd. 56th doesn’t sound very cool though and I did travel with Oscar Christensen who got 3rd so I think this ...
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Hour of Devastation? Blue 5 mana sweeper

Last week, I told you about the BR Midrange deck I was trying to combat Ramunap Red with. Today I’ll tell you why I’m not playing the deck anymore. I know you’re thinking “if last week was wrong, why should ...
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Update 0.5: Introducing Offline-First

Heelloo, dear Snapcardster User. I know … it's been a while since our last update, but we haven't been lazy. With each update, we receive lots of new feedback from you, regarding common bugs, feature requests and more. So first off: Thank ...
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Winning #MKMS Prague Modern

Fade-in to Game 2 of the finals of the Modern event. Tomasz Sodomirski is playing Dredge vs. Anders Thiesen on Titanshift and has just resolved the Driven part of Driven // Despair. “What’s that?”, I Inquire. “Your death” Sodomirski explains, ...
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Hidden Gems in Modern

Today I want to talk about some cards that see too little play in my opinion. Sometimes people are very rigid in their deckbuilding and are too afraid to innovate. Or maybe they need to see a certain card make ...
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How to beat Ramunap Red (… and zombies)

This weekend, the Pro Tour finally happened and Standard is alive again. The top 8 contained 6 Ramunap red decks, and red was the talk of the weekend. It’s a very powerful deck with some very fast draws and at ...
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It’s a miracle: Back-to-Back Victory

© 2017 photo credit: magiccardmarket.eu Editorial Note: "It’s a miracle: Back-to-Back Victory" is a guest entry by Johannes Gutbrod. Read more about Johannes in "Meet the Pros: Johannes Gutbrod, Legacy". Johannes Gutbrod is not affiliated with Snapcardster.com After Show-and-Telling ...
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Spicing up BUG in Legacy

There was a time where I played Legacy every week and enjoyed it every time as if it was my first (or maybe last). Battling six rounds vs. an assorted bunch of old combinations of cards for the low price ...
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What did You Bring to Class?

Today I will be playing a variation of the archetype in Legacy known as Show and Tell from the name sake card. The premise is simple: resolve Show and Tell, each player gets to put a creature, land, enchantment or ...
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RE: Legacy at the ProTour

Wizards dropped the mother of all bombs on us Wednesday. I am super excited about this! If you haven’t already read the announcement, go do that right now! Don’t worry I’ll wait right here… You got it? There’s a lot ...
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Modern PPTQ PrimeTime: 1st with Titanshift

Welcome back to my blog here on Snapcardster. I was actually planning on writing about my favorite Modern deck at the moment even before I won a PPTQ this weekend playing the deck. I guess sometimes you can have your ...
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Meet the Pros: Julian Knab, Legacy

Today's guest is a Legacy Elves specialist who enjoys giving back to the community. Feel free to follow Andreas Petersen on twitter and his twitch channel! ...
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Really? Control in modern?

I’m taking a break from standard this week so I have some time to get the new cards online and get some decks tested, but let me just say that I hadn’t seen the card Hour of Devastation until this ...
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Thinking Creatively to Improve Modern

Thinking Creatively to Improve Modern Today I'll talk about how to improve my favorite format. Now don't get me wrong, Modern is in a good state at the moment, but I always look to improve even functional things. I'm not ...
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Reborn in Vegas!

I believe an introduction is in order first and foremost. I’m Anders Thiesen, a Legacy enthusiast from Denmark. I’m 23 years old and I’ve top 8’d both European Legacy Championships, once to the quarters and this year all the way ...
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What can we get banned next?

Welcome back, I hope you enjoyed the Grand Prix Las Vegas either on stream or in person, it was a great celebration of all things Magic, and I hope they do more events like it. While I didn’t get any ...
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“The Grass is Greener” – 5:0 Legacy League

Today I'm playing a Legacy League with my favorite Legacy deck ANT (Ad Nauseam / Tendrils of Agony). My focus this time around has been to lapse back to the days of old and add green to the deck once ...
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July 2017 Modern Data

Two premier events were played this past weekend on Magic Online, and today I will dissect the results for you guys. On Sunday, the top 250 digital magic players battled in the Magic Online Championship Series in eight rounds of ...
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Snapcardster #LEGACYKIEL

I'm incredible happy to be a part of the organizing team for this tournament. Big shout-out to the judges and to you – the players. Peer Richelsen, TO It's been months of hard work. Software development for the app, financing, ...
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Grand Prix Las Vegas Modern Analysis

Three Grand Prix were held this weekend in Las Vegas, and today I will talk about what happened in the Modern portion. With 3,264 (!!!) participants and Modern in a balanced place compared to the eras of Eldrazis, blue delve ...
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ANT

Martin Nielsen with ANT vs Shardless BUG

ANT is the most robust storm combo deck in Legacy. Sacrificing speed for resilience. It is still very fast and will often be able to find a kill by turns 2 or 3 while turn 1 kills are rare. While ...
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GP Vegas Modern with Esper Shadow

Taking Esper Death’s Shadow to GP Vegas

Welcome back everyone. Today we're going to talk about Modern, specifically the deck I'll be bringing to Grand Prix Las Vegas this weekend - Esper Shadow. Even though you will be experiencing today's content through the lens of a Shadow, ...
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Standard

Why Standard is not (that) bad at all.

Editorial Note: 13. June 2017. Aetherworks Marvel is out. Hi folks. My name is Anders and I'm here to talk about standard, and before you close this tab let me tell you that it is not as messed up as ...
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Thomas Enevoldsen in Strasbourg

The healthiest constructed format in Magic

Hello everybody and welcome to the very first article from my hand here at Snapcardster.com. My name is Andreas, and I am a 29-year old MTG junkie residing in Copenhagen, Denmark. In the future I will be posting weekly content ...
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