April Magic

I’ve decided to change my blog to be about one of my passions: Magic the Gathering! This has become a challenge and a very fun past-time for me and I would like to share my adventures, thoughts and overall excitement for this crazy game that my kids and Lesley got me in to.

Lesley and I are getting pretty competitive about this game and love to talk about it. We decided to start creating some content to share with our Magic loving peeps! Watch for those videos & podcasts to come!!

Each week, I plan to share:

  • Magic news that I think is cool
  • My card of the Week
  • My latest MTG Arena deck list that I’m messing with
  • IRL deck list that I’m playing lately at FNM or other events
  • MTG tools that I have fallen in love with!
  • Our latest video/podcast of course!

Video/Podcast This Week!

Watch for these videos to be posted after our first recording tomorrow! So excited! I’ll add those to this section of the posts as we move forward!

Magic News

Chandra cheering us on for our first Magicfest!

This weekend Lesley and I went to our first official Magicfest put on by Wizards of the Coast in Calgary. We played in a side event to see how we’d do – both of us did well! Lesley was 1-1-1 with her Green Stompy and I was 2-0 with my Selesnya ladies! Go team Green!

In other news…

What about that War of the Spark trailer!!?? There are no words…

Magic Card of the Week

“Life gain is irrelevant …”

~ some Magic players who don’t think it can help me win games 😛

My GW-Emmara’s March deck has been doing pretty well in real life and gets me to Platinum on Arena these days. Part of that is this card and others that keep me in the battle with life-gain. Enough time to build my army to over-run my opponent.

The other surprising little benefit of this card is when people steal my cards to play on their side of the table and they have to give it back to me because Trostani is in play. I love it when that happens!

image from http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=trostani%20discordant

MTG Arena Madness

I’m annoying a lot of people with my UB-Haunted Thoughts deck on MTG Arena!

I use a lot of discard and destroy cards to control the board until I can get this fun vampire out. Then the Haunting begins as this grows bigger and bigger.

My favorite match-ups are those that put cards in their graveyards themselves. It’s so nice that they help this guy grow!

See the MTG Arena Deck List here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V1xv2VyLvxwwtFy-s0FTR0KWJAko1dCdOsvxvnSxgQg/edit?usp=sharing

And of course, there’s that life gain thing again…and vampires…why is it that all of my decks have at least one vampire?

image from: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=460007

MTG Cool Tools

I fell in love with these tokens this weekend:

Thanks Olivia @goberthicks for chatting at the booth and @postrk for the amazing work on these!


Awesome token bling from @postrk

What have you been up to this week in Magic the Gathering? Any favorite cards or decks? I’d love to hear about them! See you next week!

Emmara’s March Deck List

5 Forest
10 Plains
3 Sunpetal Grove
3 Temple Garden
2 Tranquil Expanse
3 Adanto Vanguard
3 Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants
4 Conclave Tribunal
4 Emmara, Soul of the Accord
2 Flower // Flourish
4 Haazda Marshal
4 History of Benalia
2 Legion’s Landing
2 Leonin Vanguard
1 March of the Multitudes
3 Saproling Migration
1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
1 Tendershoot Dryad
2 Trostani Discordant
1 Venerated Loxodon


2 Bounty Agent
3 Citywide Bust
1 Invoke the Divine
2 Ixalan’s Binding
4 Knight of Autumn
1 Shalai, Voice of Plenty
2 Vivien Reid

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