Monday, 06.23.03 Today's Card of the Day is a Scourge rare that has already hit the restricted list for Type 1 play, Mind's Desire. Just how broken *is* this card? Find out today from our CotD team members, Chris, Judge Bill, Scott Sager and Andy Van Zandt.
And we also start off each Monday looking to our Rules Guru, Judge Bill as he imparts wisdom and peace among us. Okay, well maybe just wisdom. Let him enlighten you today!
Thursday, 06.19.03 It's COMING!!! One week from today, hundreds of people from all walks of life will be sitting at tournament tables in an attempt to grind in to one of the biggest Magic events in the country, the US Nationals, being held June 26 - 29 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Winners will represent the USA at the Worlds Championships this year in Berlin, Germany. There will also be some great side events going on all weekend, so there's something to do for everyone! We'll have several Pojo members there at the grinders, including myself and Judge Bill. Scott Gerhardt is already qualified on rating, and will be playing in the main event. Flag us down and be sure to say "hi!" and let us know you saw us on Pojo.com...hope to see you all there!! ~ Christine Gerhardt
Judge Bill is back, faithful to the core! Intent on keeping us from going astray, Bill once again addresses your rules and rulings questions. Challenge yourself and see if you can answer the rules questions correctly before reading Judge Bill's answers.
It been about 3 weeks since we updated the MTG Strategy Guide Section. We posted more than 30 Tips, Rants, Strategies and Deck Ideas from fans today. Thanks to everyone that took the time out to write the ones we posted today!
Here's a few Tourney Reports we've received over the last couple of weeks:
For Card of the Day today, we review the forestcycler, Wirewood Guardian, a 6/6 Elf Mutant. If you want a fat elf for your Elf deck, maybe this is your guy? Check out what our CotD crew thinks. And again, help me welcome our newest crew member, Craig Brye!
Wednesday, 06.18.03 Today's Card of the Day is Chartooth Cougar, the red mountaincycler from Scourge. Check out what our crew has to say about it, and welcome our newest Card of the Day Team member, Craig Brye!
Tuesday, 06.17.03 Andy Van Zandt is here at The Argothian Treehouse. If you're into cartoons, you really need to read his article, Magic: The Saturday Morning Cartoon. Come muse with Andy and take a ride with him down animation lane.
Today's Card of the Day deals with another land cycler, Shoreline Ranger. We examine whether the land cycling ability is viable in and of itself, and can take an otherwise nothing card and make it playable. Read our reviews and judge for yourself...what, if anything, will the legalization of Scourge mean to Type 2 and block play, specifically, what role if any will landcycling take?
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Monday, 06.16.03 It's Monday, and time to start a new week. We hope you had a great weekend! Scott and I had a great time in Las Vegas last week, playing the non-magical cards. Thanks to the Pojosama himself for filling in for my editor duties here on the Magic site while we were gone! ~ Christine Gerhardt
Judge Bill... Now here's a guy that will never give up on us! He wants ALL of us to know what the rules are in every situation so he can stop answering our emails! But, until that is accomplished, he'll be back twice a week, week after week, to get us to that point. Now if Wizards would just stop coming up with new cards and concepts to complicate things...
Eternal Dragon is today's Card of the Day It's a 5/5 flying dragon that refuses death easily and often. See if it's the ghost of decks present and future in the opinions of the CotD crew, including Scott Gerhardt, Christine, Andy, Danny and Judge Bill.
And Jason Chapman is back again today with another Peasant Magic Article. Today Jason discusses Scourge and The Best of the Rest (Part 2) in Peasant Magic. Check out Through the Portal.
Friday, 06.13.03 Judge Bill is back to satisfy your inquiring and often confused minds. Bill answers 14 more new questions from Pojo fans in his second Judge article this week! Today's starts off with Shifting Sky and with a Shyft in play.
I didn't get around to posting the Card of the day yesterday. Trying to get ready for a big bash at my house Saturday. Sorry for that. So today, we're making it up to you with two different Card Reviews: Forgotten Ancient & Dragon Wings!
Wednesday, 06.11.03 Today's Card of the day is Silver Knight, a white uncommon from Scourge. Judge Bill, Christine, Andy & Jason have reviews for you today.
Also ... Judge Bill wanted me to tell all you guys that, as usual, MTGNews.com already has a checklist of the cards that will be in 8th Edition on their Message Boards. Judge Bill has collected this card list and sent them to us. I color coordinated them for you. The (S) stands for a card that will only be found in the Starter game (and not in booster packs). Those cards will still be legal in tournaments whenever 8th is legal, however.
Tuesday, 06.10.03 Today's Card of the day is Daru Warchief, a white uncommon from Scourge. Judge Bill, Christine, Andy & Jason check in with reviews today.
Monday, 06.09.03 Wizards of the Coast today announced that the new core set will include one never-before-reprinted card from every expansion since the Magic game was first published, in 1993. The Full Press Release is right here.
We start off this week reviewing a card that Wizards endowed with an ability that has never been given to any card before. Our Card of the Day is Upwelling, and when it's an enchantment on the board, it prevents mana pools from emptying. Essentially, that means that at the end of your opponent's turn, you can tap any untapped lands you have into your mana pool, and "save" it for later. You can do that each turn, and potentially build up large amounts of mana to use on large casting cost creatures, Blazing out your opponent, or (you fill in the blank). Sounds great, doesn't it... or does it...(**sound of doom**). See what our crew thinks!
And once again, the honorable Bill Guerin graces us with an appearance to enlighten and inform. Judge Bill has 6 new questions for us this week.
Friday, 06.06.03 Goblin Sligh gets a boost from Scourge with Goblin Warchief, a card that is causing a bit of a stir. We'll have to see if it lives up (or down) to it's expectations when the Scourge set becomes legal next month. Check out our review on Card of the Day.
Thursday, 06.05.03 Hey boys and girls!! Do you know what day it is?? It's... Day of the Dragons, here for your review enjoyment at today's Card of the Day. It pretty much turns every creature you have on the board into a 5/5 Dragon. Stop in and see what the crew thinks of this Enchantment.
And once again, we ask that you all rise. Court is back in session! The honorable Judge Bill presides.... Mr. Bill has 11 new questions answered for the benefit of you, me and Socko.
Wednesday, 06.04.03 A 4/4 flyer for only 4 mana?? Yeah, it's a wall until it blocks. More Scourge coming your way on Card of the Day from the new set. Today we're reviewing Ageless Sentinels - Great in limited, but can it cut the mustard in constructed or block? .Check it out!
Tuesday, 06.03.03 Card of the Day today deals with the Fatal Mutation. Is it worth considering, or does it have...a fatal flaw? See what the crew has to say on this one.
Andy Van Zandt is here at The Argothian Treehouse, with a look at why he isn't into Type 2....check it out!
Monday, 06.02.03 How does a 6/6 Flying, trampling, double-striking, fire-breathing dragon sound to you? Our Card of the Day from the new Scourge set is Dragon Tyrant, and he's all that... or is he? See what the crew thinks.
Court is back in session! The honorable Judge Bill presides.... Bill has 8 new questions answered for the benefit of Pojo readers!
Friday, 05.30.03 MORE Scourge for our fans! Check out today's Card of the Day Primitive Etchings, giving some card draw to Green. Our CotD team gives you everything you need to know on this new Scourge rare!
And Jason Chapman is back today with another Peasant Magic Article. Today Jason discusses Scourge and The Best of the Rest in Peasant Magic. Check out Through the Portal.
Thursday, 05.29.03 Aven Liberator is today's Card of the Day from the new Scourge set. It's a flyer that can play some pretty nasty tricks on your opponent, to your advantage. See what the crew thinks about this 2/3 white flyer.
Court is back in session! The honorable Judge Bill presides.... Bill has 6 new questions answered for the benefit of Pojo readers!
Wednesday, 05.28.03 More Scourge coming your way on Card of the Day from the new set. Today we're reviewing Sprouting Vines - it's mana acceleration and deck thinning using the storm mechanic. Check it out!
Tuesday, 05.27.03 This week introduces more new cards on Card of the Day from the new Scourge set. We start off today reviewing a Land that can produce 2 mana when tapped. Come check out Temple of the False God and see if our team feels it's worthy of a spot in your deck!
Court is back in session! The honorable Judge Bill presides.... Take a challenge and see if you can answer the questions before peeking at Bill's answers!
Joel Lufgren sent us this interesting MTG Video Game news:
MAGIC: THE GATHERING - BATTLEGROUNDS FOR XBOX AND PC
WOTC sent us a Press Release last week about the upcoming World Championships in Berlin. Here's the Press Release if you want to take a peek at it.
Friday, 05.23.03 And we finish off the week with what is turning out to be a really popular card in the new Scourge set, Raven Guild Master. It's ability, if you can get it going multiple times, could be very devastating. Check out today's Card of the Day and see what the crew thinks of it.
Thursday, 05.22.03 Judge Bill is here again with 10 new questions answered for Pojo fans. Be sure to be in the know... read his column!!!
MORE Scourge for our fans! Check out today's Card of the Day Temporal Fissure, and the Storm mechanic. Our CotD team gives you the scoop on the poop.
And Jason Chapman is back today with another Peasant Magic Article. Today Jason discusses Scourge in Peasant Magic. Check out Through the Portal today.
Wednesday, 05.21.03 It's a bird.. it's a plane... no, it's SUPERMAN!!! And now, you too can build your own Superman with just a pair of pants! Yes, it's the pants that make the man in today's world. So, continuing our look at more Scourge cards today, we give you... drum roll please.... Pemmin's Aura!! Check out how it makes creatures Faster than a speeding bullet, Stronger than a locomotive, and Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound at today's Card of the Day. And for all you Lex Luthers out there, find out where to buy Kryptonite for this guy...
Andy Van Zandt gives us a sneak peak at what's good, bad, and fun about the new Scourge set at The Argothian Treehouse, in his article: Formats That Don't Matter: Triple Scourge Drafting.
It had been nearly 2 months since I updated the MTG Strategy Guide Section. Totally my fault. I had been busy working on some new Pojo titles you'll see in stores this summer. But now we're done, and back posting your Tips, Rants, Strategies and Deck Ideas. Nearly 3 dozen tips were posted today. Thanks to everyone that took the time out to write the ones we posted today!
Five new Single Card Strategies from fans were added today. There's a total of 260 SCS's you can look at now.
We posted 3 new Peasant Magic Decklists from fans today. There's about 200 Decks for you to peruse. You can play this format at GenCon again this year.
Tuesday, 05.20.03 Another interesting Scourge Rare for today's Card of the Day, Faces of the Past. Probably some combo potential here, but just how much? See what the crew has to say about it.
And, once again, for your viewing pleasure, Judge Bill strips... away all the secrecy behind rules and rulings for Pojo fans!
Monday, 05.19.03 We begin our week with more of Scourge reviews. We start today of with a 1/1 that has a casting cost of 7U.... What the heck could make a 1/1 worth 8 mana, you say? Check out today's Card of the Day article and find out!!
Friday, 05.16.03 We finish up our week of Scourge reviews with a look at one of the big Dragons of the set, Bladewing the Risen. Check out the team's reviews of this large lizard in today's Card of the Day article!
Thursday, 05.15.03 Jason Chapman is back today with another Peasant Magic Article. Today Jason discusses an Important Rules Announcment. Check out Through the Portal today.
And we again continue bringing you the latest and greatest new Scourge cards for your perusal! Today's is Zombie Cutthroat, a black creature that can be played with no black mana! See how in our Card of the Day review.
All Rise! Court is back in session. The honorable Judge Bill presides and bestows more of his wisdom on our Pojo.com constituents!
SCOURGE IS HERE!!! The full spoiler for the newest Magic: The Gathering set is finally out in the open...unfortunately, the site that usually carries it has been down for over a day now. In the meantime, we have a list you can view of the Scourge Rares (click on the name to view the card picture or the card description). If you like big bad creatures, you'll absolutely love this set, as Dragons rule the landscape here! There's even a huge 7/7 Sliver Overlord that can search your deck or steal other Slivers! Fun stuff!
Wednesday, 05.14.03 Today's Card of the Day is Karona, False God. She's a 5/5, five color Legend from the coming set, Scourge. In the story line, she's the result of the epic battle between Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Phage the Untouchable. Here's how Karona got her five colors: Akroma was white and created by Ixidor, who was Blue. Phage was Black, but was once Red when she was Jeska. In the final battle, Kamahl had a hand in their demise (I won't give away the details... read the books!), and Kamahl at that point was Green (a Krosan). So those 5 colors culminated in the creation of Karona, False God. The story lines are actually quite interesting, and it's worth getting the books if you enjoy reading. It will change the way you look at the cards. Anyhow, check out if our CotD reviewers feel that Karona is all the god-like. You may be surprised!
Tuesday, 05.13.03 We continue our countdown to the Scourge Pre-release with an card that uses the new ability in Scourge, Land-cycling. Today's Card of the Day is Noble Templar. Come see what our crew feels if the land-cycling ability is worth considering for your decks.
Wizards of the Coast sent us a Press Release about the new Scourge expansion. We posted it here if you wish to read it.
Monday, 05.12.03 This coming weekend will be the official Pre-release tournaments for the newest Magic: The Gathering set, Scourge. Pre-releases are really fun to play in, as you and everyone else are seeing the real cards up close for the first time. And you get to be the first to own Scourge cards, even before the official release date! Scott and I will personally be attending and dealing at the San Diego Pre-release event at the Convention Center. Stop in and say hi, and play a few games while you're at it! Or, check out Wizards of the Coast's site for a pre-release tournament in your area.
And, in honor of the new set, Pojo.com will be reviewing some of the new Scourge cards over the next couple weeks in our Card of the Day column. We start off today with Form of the Dragon, a really eye-popping enchantment. Be sure to check back each day this week to see what the new cards are and how the CotD team, including Scott & Christine Gerhardt, Jason Chapman, Judge Bill Guerin, Scott Sager and John Hornburg, rate each one!
And here with some rulings to satiate your curiosity is that master of Judgdom, Bill Guerin. He answers 9 new questions, and relates 2 tournament reports for our perusal. Thanks to Judge Bill for sharing his wisdom with us once again!
The Decks to Beat section was updated late last night. Sorry for slacking on that one. - Pojo
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