See the World, Whilst Playing Magic

Laurie is trying to get better at Magic, one event at a time – whether that’s a PPTQ in the South East or a Grand Prix in some part of Northern Europe – he’ll be there, trying his best not to 0-3 drop. The most accessible form of Premier Magic Events is the Grand Prix circuit, you’ll undoubtedly have watched … Continue reading

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Pip on the Magic the Gathering Pro Tour

Pip has been the 4-time Champion of Wales, with his most recent attempt getting the Welsh team into the Top 8. He has Top 8’ed a GP (London 2016) and made the Pro Tour several times. The Magic the Gathering Pro Tour. The “big time” for any card player who has dreams of playing professionally or even jams games with … Continue reading

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The Gift Buying Guide for a MAGICAL Christmas

By Laurie Glover Christmas is a time for family, for turkey – for terrible puns by second rate writers, and for presents. Ah, the presents! It’s a minefield gift buying for loved ones as the desire to see their little faces light up, and it’s even trickier to find subtle and helpful ways to let your friends and family know … Continue reading

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The Importance of your Local Gaming Store (LGS) in Testing

By Laurie Glover There’s an old saying, that it takes 10,000 hours of playing to become an expert at something. I’ve been playing Magic for 16 years at various levels of engagement with the hobby during that period, and I’m still a long, long, long way from being an expert. Formats change, some faster than others, cards are printed and … Continue reading

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Chaos Cards PPTQ

By Laurie Glover Many Magic Player will make a pilgrimage almost every weekend, maybe every other weekend – the destinations are often different, often geographically disparate. It’s not unusual to travel an hour or maybe even two – but the goal is always the same, we’re in search of a Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier (PPTQ) win to secure an invite … Continue reading

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GP Liverpool – Red Decks & PTQs

By Laurie Glover The Grand Prix series returned to English shores at the tail end of October in the city of Liverpool. Hosted at the ACC on the waterfront, it was sure to be a big weekend of Magic. I hopped on a train out of Dover on Thursday evening after work with my girlfriend and we pulled in to … Continue reading

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Variance & Vraska, the Ixalan Idioms

By Laurie Glover Magic’s premier event series arrives on our shores again this weekend in the city of Liverpool – famous for endearing accents, football, salt of the earth people and shipbuilding. Hosted at ACC Liverpool on the waterfront the main event currently has over 1,000 sign ups The main event is up to 15 rounds of Magic (with a … Continue reading

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Old Favorites and Testing New Tricks.

By Laurie Glover I hadn’t hit the PPTQ circuit in the South East particularly hard this season, my closest run was in Gravesend where I ended up second – Modern season was quickly coming to an end and it was pretty much my last chance to put up a result to qualify for the RPTQ in Edinburgh in mid-November. The … Continue reading

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Eastbourne or Bust

By Laurie Glover This adventure started with a scene that will be familiar for anyone who travels by public transport for Magic events – a cold and dreary morning with a rail replacement bus. The destination this time was Eastbourne, and there was quite a journey. I was heading down alone, but expected to bump into a couple of friendly … Continue reading

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Magic PPTQ Gravesend (10-09-17)

By Laurie Glover The Pro Tour is the dream of every competitive magic player- get to the Pro Tour, do well enough to get an invite back and keep the dream alive. The road to get there is long, and starts with either a great Grand Prix performance, or working your way through the system – and that’s where we … Continue reading

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