The Formula of Playtesting by Raphael Levy

The Formula of Playtesting

- Raphael Levy
published on 9/14/2017 11:01:00 AM

If you've never been to a Pro Tour, practicing for the big event often looks much different than what you pictured. This week, Raph tackles the myths about playtesting.
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Drapht Around the World: Kyoto by Raphael Levy

Drapht Around the World: Kyoto

- Raphael Levy
published on 8/30/2017 11:00:00 AM

In the third episode of Drapht Around the World, Raph explores Kyoto, Japan as he settles in for Pro Tour Hour of Devastation. Some Japan's greatest players weigh in on how communication barriers have diminished as Magic continues to grow around the world.
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The Aftermath of Dredge by Raphael Levy

The Aftermath of Dredge

- Raphael Levy
published on 8/15/2017 11:02:00 AM

Hour of Devastation provided some changes for Dredge, and Bloodghast expert Raph Levy piloted the new build of the deck to an 11-4 record last week at the Grand Prix. Read on for tips and tricks about new Dredge.
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Playing Marducks at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation by Raphael Levy

Playing Marducks at Pro Tour Hour of Devastation

- Raphael Levy
published on 8/1/2017 11:02:00 AM

Ready to adapt to a field full of Ramunap Red? The innovative deck Raph played at the Pro Tour is perfectly positioned to take on the mono-red menace.
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Welcome to Eldrazi Summer (Videos) by Raphael Levy

Welcome to Eldrazi Summer (Videos)

- Raphael Levy
published on 6/27/2017 11:01:00 AM

Eldrazi are only around in Standard for a little while longer, but Raph thinks this is their time to shine.
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Disaster by Raphael Levy


- Raphael Levy
published on 6/13/2017 11:01:00 AM

Raph recently experienced an unpleasant surprise: the decks he's kept for 20 years as reminders didn't survive the elements. But most important are the memories those decks represent, and today he shares a few of the highlights.
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A New Control Deck to Tackle Standard by Raphael Levy

A New Control Deck to Tackle Standard

- Raphael Levy
published on 5/23/2017 11:01:00 AM

With the Standard metagame now defined, Raph has an innovative control deck ready to tackle the top decks.
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Mono-Black Aggro in Standard (Videos) by Raphael Levy

Mono-Black Aggro in Standard (Videos)

- Raphael Levy
published on 5/9/2017 11:01:00 AM

With the Pro Tour on the horizon, Raph is exploring Standard, and this week that brings him around to Mono-Black Aggro, a deck not possible before Amonkhet.
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Five Ways to Break Drake Haven by Raphael Levy

Five Ways to Break Drake Haven

- Raphael Levy
published on 4/18/2017 11:02:00 AM

It's all about Drake Haven today, as Raph works through a handful of Standard decks built to abuse everyone's new favorite cycling enabler.
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The Return of Zombie Loam to Modern (Videos) by Raphael Levy

The Return of Zombie Loam to Modern (Videos)

- Raphael Levy
published on 4/4/2017 11:01:00 AM

Raph has hundreds of hours of practice in with Zombie Loam, and the deck is better positioned than ever. Today he shares the details of how to move the tricky archetype forward.
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Bant Amulet in Modern (Videos) by Raphael Levy

Bant Amulet in Modern (Videos)

- Raphael Levy
published on 3/21/2017 11:01:00 AM

Picking up a Modern Amulet of Vigor deck that found success at TCGplayer States last week, Raph puts the deck through its paces and works to find improvements.
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