Mattcaster Mage: End of Gatecrash Standard Wrap-up Report

I can’t get enough of Gene “Upkeep” Coffey. The man will one day tattoo a Gruul logo on my arm, or, you know, wherever. He’s my favorite pre-FNM playtesting partner even when he’s on Esper Control.


Round One vs. Johnny’s Esper Control

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Posted: April 26th, 2013 | Tagged: Column - Mattcaster Mage

D&D Encounters : Storm Over Neverwinter, Session 1 RECAP

Welome to the Twenty Sided Store’s Beyond the Screen : Episode 3 and a written account by Giaco Furino.

In this video we will recap the first week of our new season of D&D Encounters : Storm Over Neverwinter.

You can join us every Wednesday at 7:00pm.
Joining me today is Neil as Sir Nathan Fairweather.

Beyond The Screen : Episode 3 : D&D Encounters Storm Over Neverwinter – Session 1 Recap from Twenty Sided Store on Vimeo.

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Posted: April 24th, 2013 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

Mattcaster Mage: Go With What You Know

Hello! Let’s plow through Modern -

My record with Kibler Naya, prior to this past week, is 10-1-1 (with that one intentional draw to Richard a week ago). The good times are over.

This week I beat Nick’s Borborygomos Loam deck, lost to Li’s Scapeshift, and I don’t remember the rest. I’m now 11-4-1 with the list and will probably play it again this coming week. Modern is fun, alive, variable, and while I’d rather jam Standard games I accept it as a Standard alternative.

That said I played in two Standard events at Twenty Sided this week. At FNM I rocked a BUG Aggro list after asking Matt Guido what he’s been playing. “You’re not going to like this,” he said. He showed me a Bant list there is no chance I’d play and the following BUG list

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Posted: April 19th, 2013 | Tagged: Column - Mattcaster Mage

Beyond the Screen : Episode #2 : Ask Team DM

Lauren Bilanko with Guest DM Giaco Furino answer the second set of questions for Team DM from our last season of D&D Encounters, Against the Cult of Chaos. We also announce the winners for Players Choice Awards and recap Session 0 : Storm Over Neverwinter!

BehindTheScreen : Session #2 : Ask Team DM from Twenty Sided Store on Vimeo.

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Posted: April 17th, 2013 | Tagged: Dungeons and Dragons

Dragon's Maze Prerelease and Preorders

Return to Ravnica block is about to come to its exciting conclusion. Help find the way through the maze with your fellow guild members!

Signups are available online:


Friday, Midnight: Sealed, $25 (sold out)
Saturday, 9am: Sealed, $25 (sold out)
Saturday, 3pm: Sealed: $25 (sold out)
Saturday, 8:30pm: Two Headed Giant Sealed, $50 (per team) (sold out)
Sunday, 10am: Sealed, $25 (sold out)
Sunday, 4pm: Sealed, $25 (sold out)

By playing in the event, you will receive a Dragon’s Maze Guild Box! Unlike the Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash prereleases, you will pick your guild at the time of the event. The box will contain:

  • One Return to Ravnica Guild Booster Pack
  • Four Dragon’s Maze Booster Packs
  • One Gatecrash Guild Booster Pack

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Posted: April 15th, 2013 | Tagged: Magic: the Gathering