Putting the Boot In Boot Camp

Laurie Glover is just like you, he has a job, he has commitments outside of magic but loves the hobby all the same and juggles a million different things to make as much time as possible for it. He describes himself as ‘distinctly average’ at the game but is always on the look-out for improvement and happy to offer help … 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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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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Magic: The Call of Emrakul – Eldritch Moon and the Cthulhu Mythos (Part 2)

Join us again for an exploration of the Lovecraftian inspirations and themes inside the latest Magic: the Gathering set, Eldritch Moon: 5 – Mutation and the Unnatural “… there was no remnant of any natural life, let alone the beauty and majesty of an angel, in the form of this creature. Its existence defied the natural order of things, violated … Continue reading

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TCGs and Computer Games – How Do They Measure Up?

Comparing the Big Three Trading Card Games, or TCGs, are a huge part of the tabletop gaming hobby, with dozens of TCGs available to choose from, popular with young and old gamers alike. People grow up playing their chosen TCG, and they return to it again and again; people collect the cards in the same way football stickers are collected, … Continue reading

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Total Chaos: ‘Summoning’

    For those of you who don’t get our newsletter (which you totally should – it’s full of news, fun stuff, and competitions as well as giving you handy reminders about things like release dates and pre-orders), we recently included a silly little comic strip in one! It’s based on a joke a bunch of us in the office … Continue reading

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