Burning Inquiry — Taking a Break from Magic

We've all been there. At some point this game which once inspired such lustful joy becomes a frustrating grind. Somewhere between the reserved list and the banned list, netdecking and token promos, boundless infinite combos and constricting real-life circumstances; it is here that players must reconsider the spaces for Magic: The Gathering in their lives. […]

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Burning Inquiry — The Cult of Ludevic and Sidar Kondo

I was involved in a cult once. Usually quite a calculated and reasonable man, one day I learned it was the will of Zedruu that I must submit to. Of course things began harmlessly enough: It is the will of Zedruu that you have... this Pentad Prism. It is no longer burdened by counters. Enjoy. I will be […]

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Burning Inquiry — Silas & Bruse Fidget Spinners

Reality can be heavy with burden, and, at times, feel like you're entrenched by your circumstances. School, work, the responsibilities of life; each has the potential to become menial tasks we're perpetually chained to. Of course there are ways to cope with this stark truth. Some people break from traditional norms after becoming romanced by […]

#artifacts, #black, #blue, #bruse tarl boorish herder, #deckbuilding, #eggs, #fidget spinners, #red, #silas renn seeker adept, #white, #yoretiller Read More »

Burning Inquiry — Rhonas Cash Me Ousside

We live in a violent world. Who really knows why our culture is one that glorifies brutality for sport, ferocity for profit, and might imposed on the weak as strength? Perhaps we're too eager to celebrate our athletes without considering the physical toll they pay for our entertainment? Or maybe it has to do with the fact […]

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Burning Inquiry — Imaginary Numbers with Oloro

Get out your lifepads everyone, because it's time for a math test! The topic is imaginary numbers. You remember those from high school don't you? No? You probably didn't care. Well know this: your math teacher was very excited the day he or she got to show you a number that isn't real; the imaginary […]

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Burning Inquiry — Hungry Hungry Multani

Some things stand alone. French fries, for example. The phrase "with a side of fries" is a tragedy and shouldn't exist. I'll take fries a la cart any day, giving much thanks for such a bounty. But...have you ever had fries with a milkshake? Now, hold on, because you read that wrong. You see, what […]

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Burning Inquiry — Budget Sram (If You Wanna Jam)

As I was growing up in the 90's basketball was a big deal. To this day, I still associate Christmas with watching the Bulls, and think of Chicago romantically even though I've never been there. You see, there was a player at the time that dominated the sport, and escalated it into popularity it had never […]

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Burning Inquiry — Yelling "YOLO" with Yidris

I'm getting old and irrelevant FAST. However, being a high school teacher does keep one fresh to the way young people talk (pause while young people everywhere groan). Furthermore it affords you the opportunity to exercise patience and eventually summon language years beyond its appropriate use. Believe that there is joy in telling a room full of teenagers, "This […]

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Burning Inquiry — Evolving the Mimeoplasm

As Commander players, we evolve based on our experiences with the format. Naturally our deck compositions develop based on the results of casual games at shops, within playgroups, online games, or, for some, through competitive tournaments. While brewing decklists, whether we're aware of it or not, we go through a cycle of inquiry, action, and reflection as […]

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