(Modern) Izzet Phoenix Primer

(Modern) Izzet Phoenix Primer

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Let’s face it, variance is a big part of the game of Magic.  Our decks are shuffled, our pairings are randomized.  There are, however, many levels of decision making that… Read more

Card Knock Life #142 – Modern in Toronto, Dallas, and the Challenge

Card Knock Life #142 – Modern in Toronto, Dallas, and the Challenge

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CKL-142.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Corey and Darrel discuss the weekend’s whacky Modern results from GP Toronto, SCG Classic: Dallas, and the MTGO Modern… Read more

CKL Plays (Modern) Mardu Aristocrats

CKL Plays (Modern) Mardu Aristocrats

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This time on CKL Plays, Corey takes DrAntiderivative’s Mardu Aristocrats 5-0 list for a spin in the MTGO Modern Queues.  This deck uses as a sacrifice outlet to finish off… Read more

Card Knock Life #141 – Decks for an Aggressive Modern Meta

Card Knock Life #141 – Decks for an Aggressive Modern Meta

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CKL-141.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Corey and Darrel ignore all the drama that’s surrounding GP coverage, streamers, and Magicfests, so that we can focus… Read more

CKL Plays (Modern) Rhythm Zoo

CKL Plays (Modern) Rhythm Zoo

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This time on CKL Plays, we’ll check out in a Modern Naya midrange shell.  This deck is designed to maximize the explosiveness of Rhythm via cards like and Knight of… Read more

Card Knock Life #140 – Standard Week One, Vannifar and Rhythm in Modern

Card Knock Life #140 – Standard Week One, Vannifar and Rhythm in Modern

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CKL-140-Week-1-Standard-Vannifar-and-Rhythm-in-Modern.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Corey and Darrel talk about the first weekend’s results for RNA Standard.  Also, we’ll discuss Modern builds, hurdles, and… Read more

Card Knock Life #139 – “KCBye” and RNA Modern Predictions (Gold)

Card Knock Life #139 – “KCBye” and RNA Modern Predictions (Gold)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CKL-139.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Corey and Darrel talk about today’s banned and restricted announcement, discuss our picks for week one Standard decks, and… Read more

Bringing the Fight to Phoenix

Bringing the Fight to Phoenix

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When Grixis Death’s Shadow dominated, and basically warped, the format, players, including LSV, were calling for a ban. Now it’s not being talked about nearly as much, even though it’s… Read more

CKL #138 – RNA Modern Predictions (Mono-Colored)

CKL #138 – RNA Modern Predictions (Mono-Colored)

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https://www.cardknocklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CKL-138.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week, Corey and Darrel begin their spoiler season Modern predictions game with RNA mono-colored cards.  We’ll also check the results… Read more

A Look Into Blue-Based Control in Standard with Ravnica Allegiance

A Look Into Blue-Based Control in Standard with Ravnica Allegiance

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Jeskai, Esper, or Grixis? Welcome to Ravnica Allegiance Standard, where the mana is perfect and the colors don’t matter! Control decks got a lot of new tools to work with… Read more