Magic The Gathering card spotlights, articles, and tips for fans of an older style of play

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12/21/05 | Nether Void: OSS

Nether Void was a pretty fun card to play for us in team games since it was a World Enchantment that affected everyone. This type of card saw a lot more action for us than it probably would have in normal one on one type tournaments. They didn’t reprint it either. It’s from the Legends set:

Card Spotlight: Nether Void

11/9/05 | Mox Emerald: OSS

If you play Magic and you haven’t heard of Moxes before, well, then you must have been playing Magic in a cave. A cave, deep in the center of the earth, because behind the Black Lotus these are probably the most coveted cards in Magic. Here’s a short article on the Mox Emerald:

Card Spotlight: Mox Emerald

I haven’t written anything about Magic for awhile, but I finally got a chance to today. I’ve been too busy going through my old cards! Anyhow, this one is about the crazy life switching card called Mirror Universe. That’s right, switch life with your opponent. A completely insane card that I don’t think Wizards is too keen to bring back anytime soon!

Card Spotlight: Mirror Universe

If only I could have made MORE of these Dual Land trades back in the day! At the time it wasn’t such a smart move on my part, but today it definitely looks like a good deal. But I was really Dual Land crazy back then so I wouldn’t have cared anyway what people thought. And for me, the Tundra was a much more versatile card than Storm Seeker.

Best Trades / Buys: Storm Seeker for Tundra

7/23/05 | Timetwister: OSS

I wrote up a short piece on Timetwister. This card isn’t as crazy as some of the other older MTG cards. But still when it’s used right there’s no wonder it was taken out of the set. A new set of 7 cards in your hand and your opponent’s unfortunately. But at least there was a chance to draw all the good stuff that went to your graveyard earlier!

Card Spotlight: Timetwister

7/6/05 | Time Walk: OSS

One of my favorite Old School Cards was Time Walk. I never had one, but admired it just he same. Anything that let’s you take an extra turn for 2 mana is pretty awesome. Come on, you can’t possibly argue against that!

Card Spotlight: Time Walk

6/25/05 | Juzam Djinn: OSS

A short article up on the infamous Juzam Djinn. The Old School Spotlight talks about Magic Old School cards. I didn’t see too many of these running around back then, and they are getting harder and harder to find except on Ebay where they’ll run you an arm and a leg.

Card Spotlight: Juzam Djinn

6/15/05 | Berserk: OSS

I haven’t been keeping up with the cards; I meant to write about 10 more articles on MTG by now. Well, I’m trying to get back into it. I just wrote up something on Berserk in the OSS (Old School Spotlight) today. One of my favorite cards, and not only because of all the spittle coming out of the berserker’s mouth… hehe.

Card Spotlight: Berserk

I’m going to start listing out my best trades / buys in Magic the Gathering, especially in the younger days of Magic when great deals and trades were really possible. This one is me giving up a Vodalian Knight for a Dual Land. I’ll also list out some of the worst trades / buys I made. Feel free to send in your trades / best buys and I’ll try list them when possible.

Best Trades / Buys: Vodalian Knight for Dual Land

6/2/05 | Legends Set

This set remains for me my best memory of Magic the Gathering. Whether it’s because I ended up buying the most booster boxes (about 10-12) of this set or because it represented the first big shift in game play, rules and types of cards I’ll always have good memories of Legends. And not because of all the Mana Drains and Mirror Universes I’ve squirreled away…

MTG Sets: Legends