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Competitive Magic: The Gathering – Aggro Primer

September 23, 2016 by Brandon Bobal

In our last entry in TechRaptor’s Magic: The Gathering archetype primer series, we took a quick look at the nine different archetypes that could be found within competitive play. As…

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Competitive Magic: The Gathering – Archetype Introduction

September 9, 2016 by Brandon Bobal

In previous TechRaptor Magic: The Gathering articles (such as our article detailing the Eldrazi Winter), we have described certain types of decks without properly quantifying what those terms mean.  Descriptive…

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Magic: The Gathering – The Eldrazi Winter

August 19, 2016 by Brandon Bobal

Maintaining how Magic: The Gathering cards from newer Standard format sets affect older formats, such as Modern and the Eternal formats, is a very delicate balancing act. If the cards…

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From the Vault: Lore – Is it Worth Buying?

August 12, 2016 by Brandon Bobal

On August 1, 2016, Wizards of the Coast released the full spoiler for this year’s iteration of the From the Vault Magic: The Gathering collection. From the Vault: Lore is…

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Magic: The Gathering Budget Play – A Response

June 17, 2016 by Brandon Bobal

Hello, fellow TechRaptor readers and Magic: The Gathering players.  Today’s editorial is a response piece to an article written last week by Gavin Verhey, titled “Five Steps to Winning on…

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Eternal Masters: Lessons in Product Design

June 10, 2016 by Brandon Bobal

Hello, TechRaptor readers and Magic: The Gathering players.  Today marks the release of Eternal Masters, the long-awaited reprint set containing staples from the “Eternal” Magic: The Gathering formats.  You can…

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A Guide to Dungeons & Dragons: Your Character

May 2, 2016 by Kindra Pring

If you’ve ever for a second considered getting into pen and paper roleplay, most likely the first system you’ve considered is Dungeons & Dragons, the quintessential tabletop RPG that defined the…

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Necessary Evils – Exploring Player-Controlled Villainy

April 30, 2016 by Michael Johnson

Hello, TechRaptor readers. Although I had originally planned to write this article independent of any others here, I’ve decided to alter my original plan a bit and build a bit…

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Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Retrospective – Just What The Hell Happened?

January 30, 2016 by Michael Johnson

Hello, TechRaptor readers. Now that the initial furor around the release of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar has finally settled, I’d like to take deeper look at the game to see how it’s…

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Diary of Death Part 10 – Finale

January 22, 2016 by Travis Williams

Welcome back to Diary of Death. This series takes thematic approach to narrating a campaign of the board game Kingdom Death: Monster. If you’d like to know more about the…