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About Mike Jardine

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Call him what you will, Mike, Michael, Mickey Mouse, or even Emcee Mikey, he's always going to try his hardest in any format to grind you out with pure, unadulterated midrange value. Mike has experience in literature and creative writing, but never considered it a useful skill until he realized he could write about the best game in existence. He has since added it to the list of things he might do for a living someday, along with being an actor, a programmer, or president of the United States. He hopes that his love for Magic will be a part of his career no matter what he decides to do.

Here are my most recent posts

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Mike Jardine

Author's details

Name: Michael Jardine
Date registered: February 13, 2017

Biography

Call him what you will, Mike, Michael, Mickey Mouse, or even Emcee Mikey, he's always going to try his hardest in any format to grind you out with pure, unadulterated midrange value. Mike has experience in literature and creative writing, but never considered it a useful skill until he realized he could write about the best game in existence. He has since added it to the list of things he might do for a living someday, along with being an actor, a programmer, or president of the United States. He hopes that his love for Magic will be a part of his career no matter what he decides to do.

Latest posts

  1. Worldwake Standard Throwback League Video — September 1, 2017
  2. Amonkhet 2-Headed Giant Prerelease — April 25, 2017
  3. A Standard Metagame With Amonkhet — April 8, 2017
  4. Commander: Yidris, Green Grixis Guy — April 4, 2017
  5. A First Look at Amonkhet — March 28, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. A Standard Metagame With Amonkhet — 2 comments
  2. Commander: Yidris, Green Grixis Guy — 2 comments
  3. Improve Your Draft Decks: Aether Revolt Edition — 1 comment
  4. Amonkhet 2-Headed Giant Prerelease — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Sep 01 2017

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Worldwake Standard Throwback League Video

I go into a Standard Gauntlet on MODO hoping for Jund and I roll the oppressive Caw-Blade itself. Rest In Peace me.

I also munch on a tasty carrot.

Apr 25 2017

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Amonkhet 2-Headed Giant Prerelease

I had a pretty busy weekend, but I was going to try as hard as I could to attend a Prerelease somewhere. Halfway through the week I had made plans with some friends to go camping Friday night, which ruled out a midnight event. I wanted to attend a single player event, but as I …

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Apr 08 2017

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A Standard Metagame With Amonkhet

Spoiler season is, as they say, in full swing and I’ve already seen enough to believe Amonkhet will revitalize the Standard meta. Between powerful removal with cycling and aggressive, efficient red spells, the potential archetypes coming about should safely check 4c Saheeli and keep other planeswalker decks down. Since I’m such a fiend for Jund …

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Apr 04 2017

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Commander: Yidris, Green Grixis Guy

Commander is a large facet of MTGCasualPlay. As my favorite casual format, I relish the opportunity to bring a new commander to each table. Occasionally I’ll enjoy a particular deck so much I run it back a few times over just for fun. The last time I did this was with a Surrak deck that …

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Mar 28 2017

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A First Look at Amonkhet

Hey guys! The last few weeks have been pretty busy with stuff like work and “Real-Life” Magic, but I saw the news from Wizards giving us an early look at Amonkhet with our first (official) spoiler cards. In case you haven’t seen it yet, the link is here. I’ll go ahead and give you a …

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Feb 28 2017

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Brews Clues- A Casual Investigation

While the Investigate mechanic hasn’t made much of an influence on competitive play (outside a very Tenacious Hunter), there are a lot of crazy things you can do with them in casual settings. A favorite card of mine, Ashnod’s Altar, happens to synergize greatly with Ulvenwald Mysteries. That gets me thinking. Can we make a …

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Feb 21 2017

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Aether Revolt Draft #1

Mike walks you through an Aether Revolt Swiss Draft League from start to finish. Join Mike by watching the actual online draft (video below) and see how he fares in 3 competitive matchups! Listed Below is the Blue/Red Decklist highlighting the 40 card limited deck he was playing.

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Feb 14 2017

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Improve Your Draft Decks: Aether Revolt Edition

Booster Draft is an immensely popular Limited format in which usually 8 players take turns selecting a card out of a booster pack and passing that pack along until all cards from 24 packs have been chosen. If you’ve been playing Magic for any amount of time, chances are good you’ve done a draft at …

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