Fellwar Stone: A diamond in the rough

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 27, 2018

Fellwar Stones. Often overlooked in favor of "better" sources of mana, are a completely viable source of mana in any deck. That's my conclusion after doing some highly scientific research this past week. And by highly scientific, I mean I cruised the internet during lunch looking at deck photos.

Just what is the best way to shuffle?

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 24, 2018

Actually, the question should be, "What is the best way to shuffle with card sleeves?" For some reason, finding and perfecting a "good" method still eludes me. Because I can't seem to get my act together, I often suffer from mana screw.

Why goldfishing hurts more than it helps

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 23, 2018

Let's be honest, we all do it.
We sit down at the table, shuffle up our cards, deal out a hand and start playing a game of Magic ... without an opponent. We keep playing until we reach some arbitrary point when we decide we've accomplished what we set out to do. Whatever that may be.

Here's why the old art is better

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 19, 2018

That's right, the old Magic the Gathering card art is better. It's far better than what we have on cards today. While it may not be popular to say so, it's an opinion held by many (often in secret) and despite the fact that what makes art "good," is in many ways... subjective, I can explain exactly why the old art is better.

Making the Assault Cannon what it should be

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 16, 2018

Our go to weapon is the Heavy Flamer. It's the standard loadout for our Space Hulk squad. But swapping the Heavy Flamer out for an Assault Cannon offers a whole new set of options and benefits for the Space Marine player. It just needs to be tweaked a bit.

We're not really playing "Old School" Magic

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 13, 2018

Of course that's what we call it, it's what we say we're playing, it's what we tell everyone we're playing, but it's not what we're playing.

Keeping track of stats in your games

Written by Ron Saikowski (Sponsored), February 12, 2018

I'm always on the hunt for new things I can try out in my games. I keep a mental list of things I'm looking for and it sort of keeps me out of trouble while I'm online. On that list has been a good way to track my life when playing Magic since getting back into playing. Then I happened to stumble onto these while cruising Facebook last month.

Commissioning a magic card alter

Written by Ron Saikowski, February 9, 2018

It's rare that I find myself on this side of the fence... having someone do commission work for me as opposed to me doing it for someone else. It's actually been a nice change of pace.