Teaching My Friends to Play Magic: Explaining Standard Rotation

Standard rotation map

So, about two weeks ago, I received a message from my friend. “Hai Liam. Would you mind teaching me and Bae* magic the gathering? Could build some decks and have a laugh one night maybe?” and so, after nearly 3 years of playing Magic, it was time to pass on my knowledge onto others.

Fun fact: Explaining Magic the Gathering is difficult.

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FNM Report – 17/03/2017 – Modern Masters 2017 Draft

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Hello and welcome back!

So, back when I use to frequent Tumblr, I uploaded FNM reports of how I performed at Friday Night Magic, and I’ve decided to try to make these a regular appearance on this blog (and any blogs which may or may not replace Dragonfruit Digital in the near future).

Today was the release day for Modern Masters 2017, the third set in the Modern Masters line, which started in 2013, and appeared again in 2015. Having only ever drafted Modern Masters 2015 (I wasn’t playing when the original set came out), I was coming into this set with mixed expectations. I didn’t really enjoy drafting MM2015, neither did I enjoy last year’s Eternal Masters, but I’m pleased to say that I quite enjoyed Modern Masters 2017, and feel it was a step in the right direction.

I ended up drafting a White/Green Populate deck, though I was splashing blue for a bit of control, as well as some two/three coloured creatures. I honestly felt I could have drafted a better deck, and some of the early picks I made when trying to decide on colours probably weren’t the best, but overall, I did enjoy playing my deck.

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A Real Talk About Buying Bootlegs

Angel Beats - Angel Figure (bootleg)

So as you may know, I have a semi-regular segment called The Bootleg Bin, where I take a look at some of the best worst products you may be able to find littering your local markets, charity shops and car boot sales. Today, however, I thought I’d tackle a fairly prominent issue when it comes to bootleg items. Specifically… Should you be buying them. View Full Post

The Best of Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Moon Logo

It’s been two weeks now since Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were released in the UK, and having sunk over 50 hours into the game, I’ve now become comfortable with most of the new features that this latest generation has brought to us. Whilst Pokemon often gets flak for never really changing up its gameplay, it’s fair to say that Sun and Moon have received some of the biggest changes in the series yet, and whilst some of these changes are well received, other changes may not feel so welcome. So today we’ll be taking a look at some of the best, and worst, new and old features that Sun and Moon have to offer.

Whilst I’ll try to keep main story spoilers out of this, there may be some gameplay and story spoilers ahead, so venture forth with caution:

Last week, we covered the worst aspects of the new games. Today, we’re looking on the bright side of the franchise, as we take a look at the very best that Pokemon Sun and Moon have to offer. View Full Post

The Worst of Pokemon Sun and Moon

Pokemon Sun Logo

It’s been just over a week now since Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon were released in the UK, and having sunk over 50 hours into the game, I’ve now become comfortable with most of the new features that this latest generation has brought to us. Whilst Pokemon often gets flak for never really changing up its gameplay, it’s fair to say that Sun and Moon have received some of the biggest changes in the series yet, and whilst some of these changes are well received, other changes may not feel so welcome. So today we’ll be taking a look at some of the best, and worst, new and old features that Sun and Moon have to offer.

Whilst I’ll try to keep main story spoilers out of this, there may be some minor gameplay/post-game spoilers ahead, so venture forth with caution:

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