Category Archives: Card Games

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Shivan Wumpus

Giving your opponent the chance to stop you from playing a creature is of course a dangerous trick. No matter what the cost for them there are going to be times when you would rather have the creature than them pay it, and yet under the right circumstances this can be one of the most

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Serendib Sorcerer

“Serendib Sorcerer” is a 1/1 blue human wizard printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” This is perhaps one of the best cards to use in a control deck that uses blue cards. It is something that can be extremely valuable against players that are playing aggressively

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Shivan Meteor

“Shivan Meteor” is a red sorcery spell printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” This is one of the types of spells one should consider having for a red shock and burn deck. If you are building a red deck that is intent on taking out an

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Serra Sphinx

“Serra Sphinx” is a 4/4 blue sphinx printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” This is an example on how the Planar Chaos expansion set delves into alternative timelines and so forth. In this respect, the Serra Sphinx is an example of blue cards taking on qualities

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Betrothed to Fire

I have a general disdain for auras. I have tried them more than once and all that I have ever seen happen is the creature they are attached to die and you go behind in card advantage without the aura doing anything. There are several reasons for this but the main one is that attaching

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Temporal Extortion

“Temporal Extortion” is a black sorcery spell printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” This is the black mana equivalent of spells such as “Time Walk” and “Time Warp.” It is a spell that goes good in a control deck that uses black cards. In an extended

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Serras Boon

Auras in magic the gathering are a difficult card because in general players, and wizards of the coast, want to make them interesting and useful but almost no matter what they do they can’t be both balanced and useful. The problem is that in order to make an aura good enough that it is worth

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Riftmarked Knight

“Riftmarked Knight” is a 2/2 white human rebel knight printed as an uncommon for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” This is perhaps a rather interesting card that is encouraged to be put in a black and white deck. This is a good card to go up against black decks. This

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Benalish Missionary

One of the most common predicaments a magic the gathering player is likely to find himself or herself in is having more creatures than your opponent but being unable to block because his one creature is bigger than any one of yours. You could of course double up but this could easily mean losing two

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Numot the Devastator

“Numot, the Devastator” is a 6/6 legendary red, white, and blue dragon printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” It is somewhat an alternate version of several legendary dragons printed in the past. From the looks of it, Numot, the Devastator is a card that goes great

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Bloodrock Cyclops

There has been a long history of creatures in magic the gathering which have been forced to attack every turn, and often they are overlooked. I can understand that and in many decks it is the correct thing to do but in those decks that are truly designed to be aggressive the lowered cost of

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Radha Heir to Keld

“Radha, Heir to Keld” is a 2/2 legendary green and red elf warrior printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Planar Chaos.” This is an example on the synergy of both red and green working together. From the looks of this card, one may want to play aggressively with

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Catapult Master

“Catapult Master” is a 3/3 white human soldier printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Onslaught.”  So far, Catapult Master is pretty handy for the most part provided that you are using a deck full of soldiers.  It seems to be an effective card in getting rid of annoying

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Blatant Thievery

“Blatant Thievery” is a blue sorcery spell printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Onslaught.”  This is an ideal card to have if you are using a control deck with blue cards.  Should that be the case, Blatant Thievery is definitely one card to have.  Currently, Blatant Thievery is

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Alabaster Dragon

Although the pantheon of dragons is too large to fit completely into any single color in magic the gathering, especially now that magic is a bit closer to the Dungeons and Dragons model of dragons they have still primarily been red, with green getting wurms that are similar to dragons and blue getting drakes. But

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Aggravated Assault

“Aggravated Assault” is a red enchantment printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Onslaught.”  This is a good card to have if you plan on being very aggressive for the most part.  If you have the mana available, take full advantage of Aggravated Assault.  With the right creatures and

Hottest Card Games for Christmas 2009

Christmas is just around the corner and card games make excellent gifts. Card games have always been a main staple in game playing and their popularity seems to only be increasing. There are number of excellent choices when it comes to card games. Card games are easy to learn and often quick to play. Card

How to Play Tournament Poker 10 and 6 Handed Poker Strategy Tournament Structure

How to play tournament poker Over every poker tournament you ever play requires different play and strategy to cash games. Rebuy tournaments barley differ to cash games because you have the freedom and security of extra chips if you make the wrong decision. Every decision you make during a regular tournament is critical to your

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Angelic Renewal

Surprise is a bigger part of magic the gathering than most people give it credit for. The base abilities of games like poker really do matter in magic the gathering and so having a surprise card or two in your hand is useful. But sometimes that ability to surprise an opponent is less important than

Magic the Gathering Card Analysis Akromas Vengeance

“Akroma’s Vengeance” is a white sorcery spell printed as a rare for the Magic the Gathering expansion set known as “Onslaught”. So far, this is a rather interesting sorcery as it seems to be a more amplified version of “Wrath of God”. This card is reprinted as a rare for the special set known as