The Team

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Abbi Marie

Been Playing magic since:

2017 lol baby magic player

Favourite Magic Colour:

Blue & White… and Black; too many?

Favourite Card:

Currently? As it does change every week… but probably Mistbind Clique… Kinda boring maybe, but you know what goes best with every magic meal? A good helping of salt. #don’thatetheplayerhatethegame

The women in charge you ask? well of course. I got into magic in my second year of University studying Video Game art. I used to sell packs of Magic in GAME and never looked twice at it, but a boring University social life and a toolbox of Kaladesh and that was me. My first deck? Okay don’t laugh but I fell in love with Nightmare, and played a mono-black standard deck on the kitchen table, it wasn’t till my first event outside my house that I was like ‘wow this card is shit’ NEVERTHELESS I still have a soft spot for him, and will not accept any negative comments he’s trying really hard ok???

I soon dropped standard and moved to modern, oh the eye openers! It’s a whole new world, and I like it 10000x more than I did standard (Nothing against standard, just not for me at the moment) So I started with mono-white angels, to then a B/W Phrexian/Bitterblossom prison, to then a Zur Esper Prison. I also have just built U/B Faeries, and moved my Esper Prison back in the direction of Mono-White; It’s doing a lot better and I can actually kick some ass with it! Having only just built Faeries though I’m still kinda getting my ass kicked on that front, I’m working on it! Long story short I kinda suck at Magic, but when has that ever stopped anyone??

 


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Arran Sahota

Been Playing magic since:

The end of 2016

Favourite Magic Colour:

Blue.. Just Blue

Favourite Card:

Jace Beleren, Or as my group hails him PARTY JACE

Got into Magic after my brother brought me my first toolbox and then later took me to my first pre-release when Aether Revolt was released. Quickly I got on to the plan of getting Torrential Gearhulks (Fatcaster) which quickly made me into a control player. First deck though was a Blue / Red Dynavolt Tower deck which later turned to mono-blue as soon as I discovered Engulf the Shores. I would turn up to FNM’s with a deck full of counters and then Gearhulks to finish the game off.

As rotation was coming in the September I was planning to leave standard so I started looking into Modern decks and Mono-blue Merfolk I saw which quickly came to my first modern deck. I also dabbled in Green / Blue Merfolk which was very strong when Ixalan came out but later turned back to blue when Merfolk Trickster came out. Then I picked up Taking Turns played Blue / Black to start but I am now just sticking to the Mono-Blue vision. Now lastly I have started to play Dredge which I am not finding as enjoyable as my other decks, but it proves a challenge to learn.

 

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Daniel Grundy

Been Playing magic since:

First started in 2015 casually but picked up the game properly in 2017.

Favourite Magic Colour:

Black (with the occasional splash of green)

Favourite Card:

Damnation! Mainly because of the artwork by Kev Walker but also because who doesn’t love a good wrath card?

I first got into magic with my brother back in 2015 when we picked up the 2015 Core Set and made some decks up with it. I went straight for a mono-black control/discard deck whilst he made a mono-white deck. After playing for a few weeks my brother didn’t enjoy the game as much as I did (as we’ve both been playing Yu-Gi-Oh for quite some time I think he enjoyed that more) So into the cupboard it all went to gather dust! A few years later my girlfriend and her university friends (Arran and Abbi) started playing so I dusted off my cards and jumped straight back in and since then never looked back!

We started off with standard, I was running a B/R Madness Vampire deck which didn’t do too bad at the few FNM’s I took to and in the many games of kitchen magic which we all played together. After a year or so we made the move to modern when most of out decks started to rotate out. I started out with a mono-black devotion deck for modern and after getting more of a grasp on the format decided to choose a deck to try and master the format with. After scrolling through a number of decks I ended up on Jund and I am glad about the choice I have made as I’m a big fan of traditionally fair magic decks. You can win with good old fashion creature beatdowns!

 

 

Ryan Grainger

Been playing magic since:

Just after the release of Amonkhet

Favourite magic colour

Red, in all its forms!

Favourite card

I always forget every card ever made once asked this question. Right now, Nyx-fleeced Ram. For playing with Norin The Wary

I got introduced to magic when I heard Dan talking about it, so naturally, I forced him to introduce me. Amonkhet was the most recent set out so it was around that sort of time I started. I was already an avid Hearthstone player so card games were nothing new, but the possibilities in Magic: The Gathering still blows me away. I started in standard like most people with a black/green sacrifice themed deck (before I discovered the world of red) With cards like Decimator of the Provinces and Rot Shambler, and that is where the brewing curse began. I’m quite known for turning up to a gaming session with 2 new decks that didn’t exist the week before, I’m just hooked!

As the last rotation happened, like the other guys, I moved to modern where I’m currently running a Mono-red prison deck and enjoying every minute of the game.

 

P.s I also stream Magic things on Twitch! Check me out here

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