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 Pojo.com's Main Page News Archive
January - February 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006  Jordan Kronick is squeezing in one more article this month.  Today he has some tips when Drafting RavRavGpt.

BMoor is in his Deck Garage looking over an Elf Deck today.

Our Card of the Day is the flying Wee Dragonauts.  Jeff Zandi, BMoor, DQ and Christine Gerhardt give their more than wee reviews.

Monday, February 27, 2006  Our Card of the Day is the very steamy Cradle Guard.  Jeff Zandi, BMoor, DQ and Christine Gerhardt check out this card.

Friday, February 24, 2006   Razgriez stops by with his 2nd article on Pojo.com.  Today's It's "Critical Thinking: Building a Deck".  Raz also helps a fan with a Library Destruction deck, and has his thoughts on Pyroclasm. 

Our Card of the Day is Gigadrowse from Guildpact. Jeff Zandi, DQ, BMoor, Christine Gerhardt and Jordan Kronick wrap up the week.

Thursday, February 23, 2006  Our Card of the Day is the very steamy Skarrg, the Rage Pits.  Jeff Zandi, DQ, BMoor, Christine Gerhardt and Jordan Kronick heat up a few reviews.

BMoor is in his Deck Garage looking over two decks.  He takes a look at a Control/aggro deck. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2006  Our Card of the Day is the very shocking Electrolyze.  Jeff Zandi, DQ, Christine Gerhardt and Jordan Kronick plug in to this card. BMoor joins us as a reviewer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006  BMoor is back in his Deck Garage again today.  He's got out his toolbox, and tosses open the hood on on 3 different decks today:  WGB; GB & the 9th Edition PreCon - Dead Again.

Our Card of the Day is the crazy wacky Timetwister. Not to be confused with the very painful twisters my brother use give me. Zandi, DQ, Christine and Paul all twist a little time out of their busy schedules to review this card your us.

Monday, February 20, 2006  BMoor is in his Deck Garage looking over two decks.  He takes a look at a Dimir Deck and a W/G/B Deck. 

DQ and Jordan Kronick check in to review the Card of the Day - Dryad Sophisticate.

Sunday, February 19, 2006  As a Sunday Special, Aburame Shino brings you Part 2 in How to Construct Rogue Decks.

Friday, February 17, 2006  The week ends with the Card of the Day Castigate from Guildpact. Christine, DQ, Phoenix Tamer and Zandi reveal the mysteries of this card.

Rare Hunter 666 has his second article today. He discusses the Friggorid deck, which was popular at GP Charlotte.

Razgriez is helping out here now, and has a new Featured Article for you titled: "Critical Thinking: Introduction".  He's also volunteering to help folks with their decks, so feel free to shoot a deck over to him if you're looking for assistance.

Thursday, February 16, 2006  Our Card of the Day is Mortify from Guildpact. Christine, DQ, Phoenix Tamer, Secret Squirrel and Zandi aren't shying away from this creepy card.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006  Our Card of the Day is Conjurer's Ban from Guildpact. Christine, DQ, Phoenix Tamer, Secret Squirrel and Zandi all have a review.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006  Our heartfelt Valentine Card of the Day is Chisei, Heart of Oceans from the very un-valentine like set Betrayers of Kamigawa. Christine, DQ, Phoenix Tamer and Zandi all have a review.

Fend has his first article today. He gives a tune up to Wicked's deck from last week. In addition to writing articles, Fend has volunteered to do a Deck Garage, so if you want your deck fixed, send it on over to him!

And BMoor also is opening up a Deck Garage.  Today he tweaks an Overrun Deck.  If you're looking for some help, feel free to email BMoor as well. 

Pojo's MTG Live Java Chat page is up & running again. 

Monday, February 13, 2006  Our Card of the Day is Copperhoof Vorrac from Mirrodin. Christine, DQ and Zandi all have a review.

Aburame Shino, from the Message Boards, has the first in a series of articles today about teaching you How to Create Rogue Decks (that Win.)

Friday, February 10, 2006  Jordan Kronick gets detailed again today with his 12th article to date Everything But the Cards. And, who doesn't a little advice from one of the best Magic players in the world!

Rare Hunter 666 joins our Featured Writer staff today. His first article, An Overview of Extended, talks about the most popular decks in the current Extended format.

WiCkEd is "just wondering" today in Wicked's Magic Journal as he does a little deck building of his own in Journal Entry #3.

We have the last two articles in our beginner's series up today.

  • Understanding the Color Pie. This article explains the flavor aspect of Magic. It explores each color's philosophy and defining characteristics.
  • Glossary of Mechanics. This article gives explains every single mechanic in the game of Magic. From Flanking, to Banding, to Bloodthirst -- it's all here.

I hope you've found this series helpful. If there's other concepts you need help with, shoot us an email and maybe we can crank out an article about it.  - Squirrel

Our Card of the Day to close out the week is Sanguine Praetor from Guildpact. DQ and Christine examine this card.

Thursday, February 9, 2006  Our Card of the Day is Ghostway from Guildpact. DQ and Christine weren't spooked by this creepy card. They have their reviews ready to check out.

Our Java & Irc chats are back up. Come on in! ;-)

We have two more articles in our Beginner's Series for you today:

Wednesday, February 8, 2006  Our Card of the Day is the relentless Culling Sun from Guildpact. DQ and Christine have reviews.

Tuesday, February 7, 2006  Today is our 5th anniversary here at pojo and we're happy to serve Magic players the world around. Thanks to all of our staff members and to all of our readers. Without you guys, none of this would ever be possible. Here's to many more years of Magic!

Our Card of the Day is Cerebral Vortex from Guildpact. DQ and Christine have reviews.

We continue to release articles in our series for beginners.

  • Understanding the Mana Pool and Mana Burn. This article distinguishes between the Mana Pool/Lands and discusses Mana Burn. It's an essential concept that is usually very confusing to new players.
  • Understanding Basic Mechanics. This article gives information about the most basic and easiest mechanics in the game. This is also essential reading since these mechanics are in every set, and don't usually have reminder text.

Monday, February 6, 2006  We open up the week with another examination of Guildpact. Our Card of the Day is Burning-Tree Shaman. DQ and The Antman have reviews.

We have some Peasant Decks posted in our Magic Yammers section. Jonathan Chapman has a couple fine specimens and Mirko sends us a first timer's weennie rush deck.

We have two more articles in our series for beginners for you today. These articles are about playing Limited formats.

Friday, February 3, 2006  DeQuan Watson stops by with an all-new Featured Articles in The Dragon's Den. Today's article is titled: "Raising Your Level".

Jordan Kronick, has a new Featured Article for you.  Today he discusses Magic Invitationals & Chainbreaker.  Check out: "Attention to Detail #11 – A Personal Favorite".

Our Card of the Day is Quicken from Guildpact. Zip on over and check out reviews by Christine Gerhardt, Jordan Kronick and DQ.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006  I received an email request from a new Player asking me to do a Magic Color Chart I put together a simple chart explaining what each color specializes in, and how the colors oppose and work together. 

Our Card of the Day is the agonizing Pillory of the Sleepless from Guildpact. Christine Gerhardt and DQ have a review. 

We have a new writer here on the Magic Site: Wicked.  Wicked's not new to writing on Pojo.com, just new to Magic: The Gathering.  Wicked cranked out about 3 dozen articles on our YuGiOh site over the last 6 months, and was extremely popular over there.  After doing quite well in YuGiOh over the years, he's decided to leave YuGiOh and pursue his interests in Magic.  He's decided to keep a journal on his Magic Experience.  This is great for people new to the game.  And even for those of you who forgot what it's like to start Magic up as a new game.  Check out Wicked's Magic Journal for Entries 1 & 2. 

I noticed that Pojo posted a color guide for newbies earlier today. So I thought now would be a good time to put the finishing touches on this article series I've been compiling for a while now. These articles (10 currently) were all written by folks on the Message Board. If you're picking up a Magic card for the first time, this series will be perfect for you.  I suppose I should start with two articles that are for folks who haven't even played Magic. I'll gradually release other articles in the days to come.  Enjoy!  - Squirrel

  • So, This is Your First CCG? This article gives some background information, and includes a no-rare deck to start out with.
  • The Switch From YGO to MTG. This article gives similarities and differences between Magic and Yugioh. Perfect for Yugioh players who are starting out.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006  Our Card of the Day is the funky looking Izzet Guildmage. Christine Gerhardt and DQ take a look at. 

Monday, January 30, 2006  We rip into some more Guildpact cards in our Card of the Day section. Today, its Teysa, Orzhov Scion. Christine Gerhardt and DeQuan Watson check out this card. 

Friday, January 27, 2006  Jordan Kronick, has a new Featured Article for you.  Today he discusses the Guildpact's Abyssal Nocturnus in detail. Check out: "Attention to Detail #10 - Making a Pact".

We polish off another week of Guildpact reviews with our Card of the Day  - Parallectric Feedback.  DQ, Jeff Zandi and Jordan have there own feedback on this one.

Thursday, January 26, 2006  We continue to look at the new Guildpact cards in our Card of the Day section. Today we look at a new Legendary Creature - "Ghost Council of Orzhova".  DeQuan Watson, Jeff Zandi & Jordan Kronick have reviews today. 

We have a new writer here on the Magic Site: Wicked.  Wicked's not new to writing on Pojo.com, just new to Magic: The Gathering.  Wicked cranked out about 3 dozen articles on our YuGiOh site over the last 6 months, and was extremely popular over there.  After doing quite well in YuGiOh over the years, he's decided to leave YuGiOh and pursue his interests in Magic.  He's decided to keep a journal on his Magic Experience.  This is great for people new to the game.  And even for those of you who forgot what it's like to start Magic up as a new game.  Check out Wicked's Magic Journal for Entry #1. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2006  We continue to look at the new Guildpact cards in our Card of the Day section. Today we look at a new enchantment - "Earth Surge".  DeQuan Watson, Jeff Zandi, Doll & Jordan Kronick have reviews today. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2006  We continue to look at the new Guildpact cards in our Card of the Day section. Today we look at the promo that was handed out at the Pre-Release - "Djinn Illuminatus".  DeQuan Watson, Jeff Zandi, Doll & Jordan Kronick have reviews today. 

Monday, January 23, 2006  We are looking at new Guildpact cards in our Card of the Day section. Today we look at the Green Rare - Bioplasm.  DeQuan Watson, Jeff Zandi, Doll & Jordan Kronick have reviews today. 

WotC has made a nice sortable spoiler for Guildpact. Check it out here.

We're going to try to start back up our Decks to Beat section. If your store does Top 8 Deck lists for tournaments, feel free to send them in!

Saturday, January 21, 2006  WotC sues "rancored_elf" and others who are allegedly responsible for illegally obtaining and publishing spoilers of upcoming sets. Press Release is here.  - Discussion thread. 

Friday, January 20, 2006  Jordan Kronick, has a new Featured Article for you.  Today he discusses the Guildpact Prerelease. Check out: Attention to Detail #9 - Ravnica: Episode 2.

Our Magic Card of the Day is our final peak of the week at the Guildpact preview. Today, it's Sword of the Paruns. Christine Gerhardt, Jeff Zandi and DQ have reviews.

Here is a list of the Guildpact Prerelease locations worldwide if you want to still go.  

Thursday, January 19, 2006  Our Magic Card of the Day is another Guildpact preview. Today, it's Gruul Guildmage. Take a look at reviews in from Christine Gerhardt, Jeff Zandi and DQ.

Jonathan Chapman sends us his Green/Black Peasant Deck Spirit Beatdown which you can find in our Magic Yammers section.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006  Our Magic Card of the Day is another Guildpact preview. Today, it's Rumbling Slum. Ramble on over and check out Jeff, DQ and Christine's reviews.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006  Our Magic Card of the Day is another Guildpact preview. Today, it's Angel of Despair. But don't fret, DQ and Jeff Zandi have reviews.

Monday, January 16, 2006  Our Magic Cards of the Day will dive back into the expected powers of Guildpact with some more previews and today's card, which may come in handy incorporated with the new set, Savage Twister. DQ and Christine Gerhardt have a review.

Friday, January 13, 2006  We have our final Ravnica, Guildpact Preview for the week as our Magic Cards of the Day. Our lucky-13 card is Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind. DQ, Christine Gerhardt and Jordan Kronick have reviews.

Thursday, January 12, 2006  We sew up our next Ravnica, Guildpact Preview Card of the Day with Stitch in Time. Christine Gerhardt, DQ, Jordan and The Antman have reviews. We also back posted a couple reviews we missed the other day and added the casting, cost and text for the preview cards as we don't yet have the actual images. So, check 'em out.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006  We have our third Ravnica, Guildpact Preview in our Magic Cards of the Day. Today, it's Scorched Rusalka. The Antman, Christine Gerhardt and Jordan Kronick have reviews.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006  We check out another Ravnica, Guildpact Preview in our Magic Cards of the Day. Today, it's Mimeofacture. Christine Gerhardt has a review.

Patrick Nance and Mutantman have some deck info for Magic Yammers and Peasant Magic respectively.

Monday, January 09, 2006  We received a new Peasant Magic Deck Idea.  Today's deck is from "Mono-G Symbol Status Stompy" from Jason Chapman. 

We'll look at some Ravnica, Guildpact Previews in our Magic Cards of the Day this week. Today, it's Borborygmos. DQ, Christine Gerhardt and the Antman have reviews.

Friday, January 06, 2006  Our Magic Card of the Day is Lightning Helix from Ravnica. Christine Gerhardt, DQ and Jordan Kronick have some reviews.

Thursday, January 05, 2006  Our Magic Card of the Day is from the Ravnica: City of Guilds set -- Skyknight Legionnaire. Christine Gerhardt, DQ and Jordan Kronick have reviews.

Jordan Kronick, has a new Featured Article for you.  Today he discusses the "Mental Magic" format. Check out: Attention to Detail #8 - Clear Your Mind.

Jonathan Chapman brings us a Red/Blue Peasant Deck, UR Arcane Burn, that we'll double post in Magic Yammers.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006  Our Magic Card of the Day is Boros Swiftblade from Ravnica. Christine Gerhardt, DQ and Jordan Kronick have some reviews.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006   Our Magic Card of the Day is Ornithopter from Mirrodin. Christine Gerhardt, DQ and Jordan Kronick have some reviews.

Scott Micheel sends us Black/Blue Peasant Deck that Reanimates Green. You can find it in Magic Yammers.

Monday, January 02, 2006   Welcome to the new year. We kick it off by dipping back into the Ravnica set. Our Magic Card of the Day is Life From the Loam. Christine Gerhardt and Jordan Kronick get us started with their reviews.

 

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