Transcending the Meta & Evolving Control with Esper Transcendent

Transcending the Meta & Evolving Control with Esper Transcendent

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Awakening a Potential Sleeping Giant in Modern This week we sit down with Francesco Neo Amati, progenitor of the Modern UW control community and Team Transcendent Facebook groups.  Amati has… Read more

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – Mono Green “Smasher” Tron

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – Mono Green “Smasher” Tron

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Your opponent plays T1: Urza’s Tower and Expedition Map.  You’ve almost got to assume that this player is on GR Tron because if you don’t, a T3 Karn will hurt… Read more

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – Mono Blue Tron

(Modern) Deck Spotlight – Mono Blue Tron

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While the CKL podcast is on a brief break (we’ll return soon!), the hosts certainly haven’t stopped playing Magic.  Personally, I’ve been reinforcing bad math habits… “1 + 1 + 1 =… Read more

(Modern) Grixis Delve Deck Spotlight

(Modern) Grixis Delve Deck Spotlight

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In the words of the immortal Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson… “Delver is yes and then no Delver’s in then it’s out Delver’s up then down Delver’s wrong when it’s right It’s blue and it’s…blue” …well, something like… Read more

(Modern) UW Gifts Tron

(Modern) UW Gifts Tron

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by Darrel E. Feltner Jr. “bigdeezyrider” I have assembled VOLTRON!! So, everyone knows about the recent bannings to shake up Modern… Eye of Ugin… HEGONE! Ancestral Vision and Sword of… Read more

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

Stomped Brews and “Incorrect” Ideas

Stomped Brews and “Incorrect” Ideas

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The game has changed since 1993.  I’m not talking about the rules (though the fact that damage no longer uses the stack have certainly made their impact).  I’m talking about the parts… 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 Feature – RUG Control

(Modern) Deck Feature – RUG Control

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Delver?  What Delver? Hello friends, it’s time to continue our journey into a silly Englishman brewing Modern decks that he finds fun and fascinating, whilst still powerful. Remember a few weeks… Read more

(Modern) Tech Feature – Fear the Horror

(Modern) Tech Feature – Fear the Horror

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by Francesco Neo Amati   I had an epiphany and I’m not turning back… Wall of Omens vs Spellskite in (Modern) UW Control Wall of Omens has been a usual suspect… Read more