Zach Goldman


Urza or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mox

Urza or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mox

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If you know anything about me, then the following statement will floor you: In the context of 2019’s Modern format, fair Magic sucks. This is going to be long and… Read more

(Modern) Mardu Pyromancer Primer

(Modern) Mardu Pyromancer Primer

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Do you like grinding your opponents into dust? Do you want to make every person you play against feel like nothing they do is good enough to punch through your… Read more

GW Valuetown: How to Adapt to a Changing Metagame

GW Valuetown: How to Adapt to a Changing Metagame

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I’m a “Value Towner”. I was a blue mage for a long time, but green mana now flows through my veins. Ever since I first picked up G/W Company, I’ve… Read more

OVERCOME: Dealing with Fatigue, Adversity, and Exhaustion

OVERCOME: Dealing with Fatigue, Adversity, and Exhaustion

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No deck tech. No metagame analysis. No spicy tech. No puns. I want to write about something a little different than what you might typically read on Card Knock Life…. Read more

Pursuing Pauper: Introduction to Pauper

Pursuing Pauper: Introduction to Pauper

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Let’s jump right in. A lot of people are very upset with the recent unbannings in the Modern format. I have several people in my playgroup who just finished building… Read more

Modern is in Good (GW) Company

Modern is in Good (GW) Company

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Greetings, Valuetownspeople. A few weeks back, I wrote a primer on G/W company, its position in the meta, and how to take down some of its matchups. I’ve been playing… Read more

(Modern) GW Valuetown Primer

(Modern) GW Valuetown Primer

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I am not Todd Stevens. Okay. Now that that’s out of the way, welcome to Valuetown™! On the left, you’ll see the township of Gavony, where the hangs out when… Read more