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Why Play Magic? by Brandon Pitzer
Why Play Magic? It is a very simple question, but is much more difficultly answered.
Orginally published 6/24/2009
Superstition in Magic: the Gathering by Isaure
Have you ever paid attention to the superstitions surrounding gameplay in Magic? I set off to the average FNM to observe. Is this typical of your playing environment?
Orginally published 3/8/2007
The Art of Attrition: Card Advantage and Card Devaluation by Æther Tech
Playing Magic is all about having access to cards that you need in order to stop your opponent from doing things to your face. Your opponent wastes a bunch of cards in their hand to get a few creatures in play – so you spend four mana and one card to reset the battlefield. This is called generating positive card advantage.
Orginally published 8/4/2012
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Dovescape Buy + Mirari Buy
I'm surprised this hasn't been posted.

Dovescape counters any instants or sorceries your opponent plays. When you play one, copy it using Mirari. The original will be countered and you'll get your birds, but the copy, since it wasn't technically played, will go through.

Posted by Mephysteaux
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