This past Saturday the New England Old School crowd finally had another Old School tournament. It was long awaited and it was tons of fun. It had been roughly six months since we organized something on this scale. And everything turned out perfect. The pub, the parking situation, the people, the city; Boston treated us well. … Continue reading PAX East 93/94 Meet Up at Barlow’s
Green is great color. Despite both black and blue being my favorite colors of Old School Magic for a long time, I have more green cards than any other color. This is mostly because I often buy cheap cards that aren't playable but look great. Green is packed with cards like that. So many awesome … Continue reading Make Mono-Green Great Again (Part 1)
The Wizard's Tower is the name I gave my Instagram account and then it's what I named the blog. The name isn't random so I thought I'd share where I got the name from. This story begins some time in the summer of 1995 when I was seven years old... I've written previously about how … Continue reading The Time I Almost Went to The Wizard’s Tower.
At the Rhode Island Convention Center a horde of people gathered together to compete in a Magic standard tournament. A littler over a thousand to be exact. Meanwhile, a couple doors down at the Union Station Brewery, a party of ten had reservations to compete in their own little tournament using only cards that have … Continue reading GP Providence Old School 93/94 Meet Up at Union Station Brewery
We're now well into October and the Season of the Witch is upon us in full force. Halloween isn't far away. A large amount of the readers of this blog aren't American which means a large amount don't really celebrate Halloween. Here in the U.S. Halloween has become another reason to drink a lot for … Continue reading The Devil’s Deck and Pumpkin Ale: Two Old School Decks for the Halloween Season.
There are many Old School Magic: The Gathering cards that don't get too much attention in the modern age. For many of these forgotten cards there's a good reason. Many are just not very playable or effective in any way. Others, however, are good cards; just not played much because there are better cards to … Continue reading How to Kill a Djinn Before it Kills You.
For a while I felt like I was a second class 93/94 player for not having any of the power 9. I thought I’d never win a game against anyone who ran them in their decks. I realized pretty quickly that I was missing the point. The Power cards do indeed have a certain level … Continue reading Kitchen Table Black Magic
Getting into the Oldschool format is what really got me into Magic. I was into it before, but really casually. I wasn’t into it enough to be able to build a competitive deck. Even for kitchen table Magic. The occasional times I did play, I always lost. I just wasn’t as into it as other … Continue reading Why I Play Oldschool Magic