Intro A while ago, we held a Classic Virtual Block 1 Only tournament in Atlanta.  It was a lot of fun and we had a lot of people come out and try new decktypes.  I suggest for everyone to try out this new type of event. Why? The main reason is that it offers many…

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After all of the articles about player types, sportsmanship, dedication, etc., I decided to take a few moments to reflect on what I feel makes an effective and fun tournament environment and to get feedback from players on how to make tournaments better. Here are some things I do (or have seen others do) that…

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Well, it is time to talk about getting some new players into this game. As I have continued to play this game since my return in Feb of 2004, I have noticed that the growth in players is almost completely made up of former players who have returned to a whole new world. I have…

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A point-by-point guide to writing good tournament reports: 1. Write in English. English is a language with quite a few rules. Though they can sometimes irritate us, those rules are in place for a reason: namely to help people communicate. You might find that if you actually take the extra 10 seconds to form a…

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First, this article is not designed for any player who lives in an area were you could easily get 20 players to show up for a tournament. If you live in this type of area, consider yourself blessed, save yourself the time and skip this article. Second, constructive criticism is always welcome. Third, being my…

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First, to start this article, I think it best to introduce myself, because I am sure that many of you have no idea who I am. My name is Brandon Ruck from Nashville, TN. I have been playing this amazing game since I was a junior in high school back in 1997. At that time,…

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