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How to sideboard in Canadian Highlander and Top-8 profiles!

The team goes over how to sideboard in our favorite sideboardless format! Join us after for the 2023 Top-8 profiles!

2023 Year-end Top-8 preparation: Metagaming in Canadian Highlander

Join the gang as they dive into their preparation for the 2023 year-end Top 8! Full of fun anecdotes and tips on how to get the edge in a Highlander tournament near you!

Murders at Karlov Manor Set Review -Council’s Judgment Ep1

Join Highlander councilors Sacha, Spencer with boomer Woolley for episode one of Councils Judgement, the premiere competitive Canadian Highlander Podcast!

Welcome to the Cyberdrive Cafe: A study in going big in 2024

A key skill for any magic player isn’t just in mastering their chosen deck, it’s making sure that their chosen list is the “best deck” for the room they’re playing in.

Doomsday-Breach: The next great Highlander combo deck.

When you think of the best combo decks in Canadian Highlander, your mind probably goes to Flash-Hulk, Thoracle, breach-storm, or Eggs. Over the last month I have brewed what I believe is the next great addition to that list, Doomsday-Breach.  The Decklist https://www.moxfield.com/decks/7NXOx2HICkOo8CsCLzfrkg As some background on me, I’m a retired Victoria Legacy player who’s… Read More »Doomsday-Breach: The next great Highlander combo deck.

How To Build A Manabase For Singleton Formats

Contents Introduction Frank Karsten’s formula Hypergeometric calculators Choosing the cards A comprehensive example Building a manabase in singleton formats can be a daunting task. In 60 card 4-of formats, the core structure of manabases is largely pre-determined by the best cycles of dual lands legal in that format. For example, Modern is defined by the… Read More »How To Build A Manabase For Singleton Formats

Canlander Archetypes: Aggro

Aggro decks have had a place in magic for almost as long as the game has existed. From the original Jackal Pup and Savannah Lions decks of the 90s and 00s all the way up to today’s Ragavan and Thalia decks, aggro decks have been the primary bar that any Canlander brew has to clear… Read More »Canlander Archetypes: Aggro

The Initiative: One Year On

It’s rare in eternal formats, and especially Canadian Highlander, for decks to be built around a singlemechanic. Some have tried making Dredge decks work and arguably blue decks these days areprimarily built around Delve but no mechanic has had more impact on the format in its history thanthe Initiative. This ‘made for Commander’ mechanic shook… Read More »The Initiative: One Year On

Monday August 2nd. 4-0 BUGW Spellseeker. The Dad Noel run-back.

Deck list: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bugw-spellseeker/?cb=1628013811 Changed the deck a lot from last week, cut the cards that performed like shit and added a full suite of white cards. The meta has been really creature and very red lately so I wanted to adjust for that a bit as well, also I wanted to play with my beta… Read More »Monday August 2nd. 4-0 BUGW Spellseeker. The Dad Noel run-back.

Monday Win, 4-0 With BUG Spellseeker.

Decklist: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/bug-spellseeker/?cb=1627411499 RD 1 Medium Red 2-0 G1: I play T2 Oko on the play against red. G2: This game is a lot closer, he nearly has lethalbut the follow is a bit shy and I take infinite turns whenhe taps out for a dragon. RD 2 Medium Red 2-1 Finals opponent from last Monday… Read More »Monday Win, 4-0 With BUG Spellseeker.

Monday July 19th with 4C Pod 4-1, loss in finals.

I tried to remember everything as best as I can but if I played you and it was different fire away what really happened in the comments, I think its close enoughto show the choices and tactics in the games. Decklist: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/4c-pod-finals-july-192021/?cb=1626828149 RD 1 4c lands 2-0 Game one: He wins the dice roll after… Read More »Monday July 19th with 4C Pod 4-1, loss in finals.

June 22nd, 2020 – Points Changes & Watch List Changes

Changes Effective June 22nd, 2020: Spellseeker increased from 1 point to 2 points Tainted Pact increased from 0 points to 1 point (ADDED) Flash decreased from 6 points to 5 points In addition, several changes have been made to the Watch List, available here Explanations and justifications for these changes will be posted shortly.