Corey Murphy


(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control: Sideboarding Guide and Results

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control: Sideboarding Guide and Results

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I’ve logged nearly 90 matches now with my version of Grixis Azcanta and am still quite pleased with the results.  Since my match-up results reflect ALL of the matches that… Read more

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Creatures

Modern Power Rankings: Top 10 Creatures

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Magic players love lists.  We’re no different here at CKL.  In fact, we reeeeeeally love lists…so much so that we’re starting a brand new series, the Modern Power Rankings.  Similar to… Read more

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control Follow-Up

(Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control Follow-Up

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Earlier this month, I shared my initial list for a deck I like to call Grixis Azcanta Control.  I’ve continued to test the deck since then and have made a… Read more

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #2

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #2

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First off, let me just say that this cube remains the most entertaining way to play Magic that I’ve ever encountered.  I am happy to be a part of the… Read more

The (Modern) Data You Wanted from SCG Regionals

The (Modern) Data You Wanted from SCG Regionals

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When asked “how is Modern these days?” I hesitate to answer.  While I can see the point made by players like Brennan Decandio regarding the detriments of a highly diverse format,… Read more

Deck Spotlight: (Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control

Deck Spotlight: (Modern) Grixis Azcanta Control

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I’ve been to Azcanta and my god, it’s a wonderful place.   When I first saw this card spoiled, I thought of Modern Grixis Control immediately. Not only does //… Read more

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #1

Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube Update #1

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Wow!  What a response!  Thank you to everyone who joined in on the conversation on Reddit last week.  It’s definitely encouraging to see so much interest in the format.  With… Read more

Introducing Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube

Introducing Fifteen-Card Highlander Cube

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First off, let’s get this out of the way.  If you are skeptical about the concept of Fifteen-Card Draft due to the potential for broken combo decks or lack of… Read more

A Magic: The Gathering Glossary

A Magic: The Gathering Glossary

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Whether you’re new to the game or not, 25 years of Magic: The Gathering means 25 years of game-related references, inside jokes, and general ‘lingo’ that can be difficult to… Read more

Magic Digital Next Could Be The Fix

Magic Digital Next Could Be The Fix

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In the last year or two, I’ve played almost exclusively on MTGO (version 4).  Whereas my first 18 or so years of playing experience came from paper magic, mostly casual… Read more