Raise Your Standards – Building with Ajani, Valiant Protector

Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your Standards.  This week, amidst all of the spoilers from the soon-to-be-released Aether Revolt expansion, Wizards of the Coast also released the cards that are exclusive to the new Planeswalker Decks.  Since I enjoy a good challenge, I’d like to take a…

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Raise Your Standards – Control Yourself

Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your Standards.  This week I thought we’d take a look at some of the most frustrating types of decks to play against.  Yep, that’s right.  This week we’re going to look at some control decks. So, what makes a control deck?  From…

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Raise Your Standards – Building a Colossus

Hello and welcome to another episode of Raise Your Standards.  This week I want to take a look at a couple of decks that feature an amazingly fun card to play, .  A few weeks ago at my local Friday Night Magic, I played a deck featuring and I’d like…

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Raise Your Standards – How to Pummel Your Opponent

Welcome back to another installment of Raise Your Standards.  The past couple of weeks I’ve gone over a few different decks each week.  This time, I’d like to shake things up a bit by discussing only one deck.  It’s a deck that attacks with a lot of power, can strike…

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Raise Your Standards – Kaladesh Artifact Fun

Hello everyone.  Kaladesh is an amazingly fun set to play with and there are many cards suitable to build a deck around.  This week in Raise Your Standards, I’d like to focus on a few fun decks that utilize some exciting build-around artifacts from Kaladesh. The first deck I’d like to focus…

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Many Flavors of R/W Decks

Hi everyone, and welcome back to Raise Your Standards.  For me, White/Red decks are my favorite decks to play.  In the current Standard environment, there are multiple ways to build a competitive White/Red deck.  This week we’ll take a look at a few of these builds. Let’s start with a…

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Raise Your Standards – GW(r) Vigilance

Hi everyone and welcome to the debut of my column, Raise Your Standards.  My goal of this column is to provide you with some insight into the Standard tournament scene, and to discuss decks within the Standard format that you might want to play at your local Friday Night Magic…

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