Corey Murphy


Brewing: Thalia’s Lieutenant in Modern Humans

Brewing: Thalia’s Lieutenant in Modern Humans

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It’s easy to focus on the big impact, independently powerful cards in Shadows Over Innistrad.  It’s also easy to write off the awkward tribal cards that seem to lack the proper support… Read more

Twin-Anon: What to Build after Grixis Twin

Twin-Anon: What to Build after Grixis Twin

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Welcome everyone, Let’s all begin by reading from the script in front of you… I played twin combo for _________ years and I have come here today because I did a bad thing.  I… Read more

(Modern) Brewing with Eldrazi

(Modern) Brewing with Eldrazi

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Our last cast (CKL Episode 31) got me pretty excited about Eldrazi in Modern.  I began experimenting with this RB Eldrazi Control list from an MTGO Constructed League event and… Read more

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – Esper “Jund”

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – Esper “Jund”

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by Corey Murphy   After a conversation over how well Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy would hold it’s pricetag after rotation, I began to think of it’s modern implications.  We have seen… Read more

(Standard) Deck Spotlight – Abzan Aristocrats

(Standard) Deck Spotlight – Abzan Aristocrats

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by Corey Murphy   Let me just start by saying that Abzan Aristocrats might be my favorite standard deck to pilot ever.  I’m starting to think, after taking down my… Read more

(Standard) Deck Spotlight – Emeria  Ramp

(Standard) Deck Spotlight – Emeria Ramp

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by Corey Murphy   We’ve got two full weeks of BFZ Standard under our belt and not one ramp strategy has broken into the top 8.  We have seen 0… Read more

Brewing with Soulflayer in Modern

Brewing with Soulflayer in Modern

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Soulflayer seems like the type of card that can be broken. Let’s make it happen… Tasigur and Gurmag have demonstrated the power of delve and function as a black tarmo-style… Read more

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – 5C Midrange

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – 5C Midrange

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Awhile back I took what I called a tribal zoo deck to Modern states.  I ended up in the top 8 with the deck and lost to Scapeshift combo.  Still a… Read more

Modern Sideboard: “It’s A Trap!”

Modern Sideboard: “It’s A Trap!”

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The Modern card pool is huge but often times, while brewing, I catch myself thinking only of the 200-some unique cards that appear in tier 1 deck lists.  In my… Read more