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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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Playing Roles: The Conflict with Combat

July 15, 2016 by Robert Grosso

Last year, a YouTuber named Kyle Hinckley finished a playthrough of the RPG Fallout 4 on Survival Mode (before it was revamped to be harder) without killing a single character. This…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Millennium Blades Reprint and New Expansions

July 2, 2016 by Travis Williams

Millennium Blades is one of the best games that I’ve played this year, and one of my personal favorite games ever. Level 99 Games has just launched a new Kickstarter for…

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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Lab Wars

June 29, 2016 by Robert N. Adams

Lab Wars is a science-based card game developed by Dr. Caezar Al-Jassar and Dr. Kuly Heer of Alley Cat Games. In it, 2-4 players compete to have the best scientific lab…

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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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Crowdfunding Spotlight – Plot Twist

May 14, 2016 by Robert Grosso

Ever feel like telling a story with tons of twists and turns thrown into the mix? That is the name of the game with Plot Twist, a storytelling card game by…