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Thursday, July 19, 2001 - For those of you that liked reading Wally West, he's back.  Kind of. Only now he's going to go by his real name now, Vishu. Vishu has a look at a Sligh deck in our Deck Garage.  You can read Vishu's thoughts in Vishu's Decks in a Flash!

People seem to be having fun creating Peasant Magic Peasant Decks.  We added another handful.  There are now 36 decks posted in just 3 days.  Thanks everyone!

Another handful of Single Card Strategies were added today as well:

  • Cinder Elemental
  • Cradle Guard
  • Dark Suspicions
  • Honorable Scout
  • Liege of Hollows
  • Intruder Alarm
  • Memory Lapse

Wednesday, July 18, 2001 -  We popped in more than a dozen new  Peasant Magic Peasant Decks again today.  John "Nev" Balla from the Monday Grind chimed in with a couple of decks as well.  

A handful of Single Card Strategies were added today as well:

  • Steel Leaf Paladin
  • Intruder Alarm
  • Kyren Negotiations
  • Memory Lapse
  • Panther Warriors
  • Elvish Piper

Tuesday, July 17, 2001 - We got a great response to our Peasant Magic Challenge (a format at Gencon) - Build a magic deck (min 60 cards) of at least 55 common and no more than 5 uncommon cards from ANY edition.  More than a dozen people made Peasant Decks.  We posted them in our new Peasant Magic section.  

     Tim is back with another scintillating issue of Techsas.  Ever the workhorse, Tim gives us 1001 Decklists (give or take 995 or so) - A look at the Invasion Block Constructed PTQ.   Give his newest read a look!

Monday, July 16, 2001 - Peasant Magic!  Wizards of the Coast has a cool tournament format at GenCon this year called:  Magic:The Gathering, Master of Peasant Magic.  Here is the format:

Build a magic deck (min 60 cards) of at least 55 common and no more than 5 uncommon cards from ANY edition.

We'd love to see your ideas for decks for this format!  Why?!  

  1. I think this is kind of a fun format.  Experienced Players will have fun using cards from older sets.

  2. A lot of beginning Magic Players come to our site.  They don't have huge sums of cash.  I think learning about good common/uncommon cards from the past & present will help beginners understand the game better, and give them ideas on inexpensive cards the can grab to build cheap competitive decks they can play against their friends.

If you want to test your hand building a deck, please do so!  Send us your deck along with your analysis on your deck and the cards in your deck.  We'll post all the decks we get in a new Peasant Magic section on our site.  Send your decks to Peasant@pojo.com and have fun with it! We'll start posting these on Tuesday.

Sunday, July 15 2001  We posted seven more Single Card Strategies today.  You'll see opinions on:

  • Grindstone
  • Hidden Horror
  • Opt vs. Brainstorm
  • Prophetic Bolt
  • Shifting Sky
  • Sunscape Familiar
  • The Wretched. 

Thanks to all you folks who took the time out to write these!  Keep 'em coming!

Friday, July 13 2001  As promised, I have started posting your  Single Card Strategies.  We added a handful of SCS's today.  There are over 40 Single Card Strategies posted now.  Let's keep 'em coming.  If you have a favorite card, past or present, feel free to tell us about it.  There are a lot of beginners here, so even telling people why Juzam is a killer card will be helping some people.  ;-)  - Pojo

I got a cool letter from Johann Fritz this morning regarding our revival of Single Card Strategies:

"Have discovered your site today and found the reanimation of single card strategies. GREAT!

Long time ago I have written one SCS about millstone. Now I like to submit it to you (it has not been submitted anywhere else)! Have a nice weekend,


Always fun to get nice emails like that!  Johann's Millstone article is a good read, with some nice history.       

Added in the newest installment of The Dragon's Den.  Dequan talks to us about Thinking About Someone New.  Give it a look!

Mirage Prices have been added to our On-line Magic Price Guide Today!

Monday, July 9, 2001

Pojo has decided to pitch in posting all Single Card Strategies.  This section hasn't been updated in a while, but will receive the royal treatment now.  If you want to rate and review any card ever printed, feel free to do so.  The email address for Single Cards is posted in that section.

Thursday, July 5, 2001

     I apologize for the horridly bad updates.  We're working on some things behind the scenes here to hopefully make this a much better site.  In the meanwhile, we apologize for all the construction. :)

Sunday, July 1st, 2001

     Sorry for the time off, guys, but even I need a small vacation now and then.  

Happy Birthday Chris!  Love you!

Wednesday, June 27, 2001        You know, it's been quite some time since I have given a nice little commentary over nothing up here.  Come to think of it, let's just keep it that way for now.

Monday, June 25, 2001

Saturday, June 23, 2001       Over in Random Beatings, Spike reminds us all that Magic is certainly not solitaire, and that you have an opponent.  To win, this means Having An Answer for that opponent.  Check it out.

     For those of you in Southern California, Shuffle & Cut Games  will be holding the first of a long series of tournaments starting tomorrow.  The store is located in Pomona, the tournament starts at 1pm tomorrow and is Type 2.  For more information, please visit their web site.  Thanks!

Friday, June 22, 2001       You know, there is something very special about a good Friday.  Everyone just kinda taking it easy, waiting for the weekend to get here.  Of course for us, that means Friday Night Magic!  Nothing like a good opportunity to test that Type 2 deck that is going to rotate out in 9 days. Okay, I'm being funny, but with the prizes this month being Foil Swords to Plowshares, who can really resist?

     Well, you came for article content, and article content it is!

More to come later!!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2001

     I promise my update right now is not out of laziness.  This deals with the fact that the lone article I am going to post right now may be one of the single best we've ever had on the Pojo, so I don't want to water it down with other articles (no offense to the other fans and writers of the Pojo - you are all great!).  If you only read one Magic article all week, make it this one:

  • A man who needs no introduction in the Magic Community, Jack Lewis Stanton, has submitted his article about Stalling at Nationals.  He discusses a couple prime examples of Stalling from Nationals and their associated penalties, or lack thereof.  An exceptional read.  This article can be found in the Featured Articles section.

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

    I would like to thank everyone who sent in the letters of support for my actions of several days ago.  Maybe my 90/10 assessment  was wrong.  There are a lot of really understanding Magic players out there.  Thanks guys.  Though, just to set the record straight, my name is Scott Gerhardt, and that's what I go by.  But, I'm sure you can see the nickname she gave me of "Scotty G" out of that. Just wanted to let you know that's not exactly the name I go by.  ;)

    Anyway, MORE MAGIC!

  • Jon over at the Helpdesk has given us his second draft analysis from U.S. Nationals, this time over Ben Romig.
  • Surviving IBC is the name of the article by Ethan Young which we slapped in the Strategy Guide section - a good read for those looking forward to the qualifier season.





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