My First Gen-Con Preparation  by Noah Whinston

My First Gen-Con Preparation

- Noah Whinston
published on 8/2/2011 10:42:00 AM

With Gen-Con on the horizon, today Noah goes over his choices for the Vintage and Legacy events that are held at the Con every year! What deck does he plan to battle with in one of the most popular formats around right now? Read on to find the answer to that question, as well as the powerful interactions he plans to exploit in Vintage!
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Ramping Without Valakut Like Levy by Noah Whinston

Ramping Without Valakut Like Levy

- Noah Whinston
published on 4/21/2011 9:57:00 AM

Though Eldrazi Ramp was a popular choice earlier in the Standard format, it has since fallen out of favor. Today I'll post Raphael Levy's list, evaluate it, and then break down the sideboard and some matchups.
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The Boros Sideboard Bomb by Noah Whinston

The Boros Sideboard Bomb

- Noah Whinston
published on 3/31/2011 10:22:00 AM

Boros is currently the premier and most competitive aggressive deck in the format. I want to analyze the evolution of Boros, its role in the metagame, and an innovative sideboarding strategy to take your opponents by surprise.
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Down with the Sickness by Noah Whinston

Down with the Sickness

- Noah Whinston
published on 3/23/2011 11:22:00 AM

After repeatedly seeing this build, I realized it was no isolated rogue deck. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I fell in love. Phyrexian Crusader is a beating, and the key to this deck is the efficiency of its creatures.
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RDW - Burning Up Extended by Noah Whinston

RDW - Burning Up Extended

- Noah Whinston
published on 1/28/2011 10:43:00 AM

A joke. A deck for kids, noobs, scrubs, budget players. Not so! Clearly Red has put up the results, yet not one article has taken a serious look at the deck and dissected card choices. The time has come.
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Card Evaluations by Noah Whinston

Card Evaluations

- Noah Whinston
published on 7/30/2010 9:00:00 AM

One of the most significant problems faced when trying to evaluate cards is trying to find a unit of measurement. But what can we use when trying to describe the value of objects in Magic?
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Adding Walkers to Naya by Noah Whinston

Adding Walkers to Naya

- Noah Whinston
published on 6/15/2010

While obviously adapted off of GerryT's Naya build, I feel that Pozsgay's version does a better job at beating the big decks in the field. Adding Planeswalkers gives you huge percentage increase against Jund...
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The Unthinkable - Jund Teching by Noah Whinston

The Unthinkable - Jund Teching

- Noah Whinston
published on 5/20/2010

Fearing an overload of control and endless mirror matches all day, I did the unthinkable: I played Jund. The error I made is, of course, I wouldn't just play a stock Jund list.
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Raka Walking into Nationals by Noah Whinston

Raka Walking into Nationals

- Noah Whinston
published on 5/13/2010

I want to talk about what I think will be the best deck for the National Qualifiers, and by extension, the best deck in Type 2. I want to see you Walking into Nationals...
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Burninating the Countryside by Noah Whinston

Burninating the Countryside

- Noah Whinston
published on 5/5/2010

I'm here today to talk about exploiting the holes in the Standard metagame. The top decks all share a critical feature: they all need time to set themselves up. Let's take away that time...
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UW Control and Rise by Noah Whinston

UW Control and Rise

- Noah Whinston
published on 4/26/2010

U/W is in a prime position to take the top slot from Jund in Standard. And to determine whether, and how, this can be accomplished, let's take a look at some different post-Rise U/W archetypes...
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