What is the Best Purugly Card in the Pokemon Trading Card Game?

First introduced in the fourth generation of Pokemon games – Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum – Purugly is a Pokemon that isn’t especially popular, despite actually having decent base statistics. Unfortunately, it has a rather shallow move pool, although it has been used in lower tiers of competitive play thanks to having access to some useful […]

Matt Diaz Was a Good Major League Baseball Player

When I was perusing Google Trends for article topics in January 2018, I noticed a couple of names among trending baseball players that surprised me. These names were Rich Hill and Matt Diaz. I quickly realized that the trend for Rich Hill had to do with the documentary film that shares his name. However, former […]

Ascendant Packleader – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

With all of the strong Wolves and Werewolves printed in Innistrad: Crimson Vow, none were really playable in the one drop spot. Fortunately, Crimson Vow offers a very good one-drop Wolf that could even work in other decks. At it’s very worst, Ascendant Packleader is a 2/1 for a single Green mana. But, if you […]

Necroduality – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Zombies have long been a popular tribe in Magic the Gathering, and for quite some time, Blue & Black Zombies have made noise in Commander. In the original Innistrad days, mono-Black Zombies were a dominant force in competitive play. Now, Blue and Black Zombies may once again gain a competitive edge in not just Standard, […]

Todd Helton 1993 Topps Traded Baseball Rookie Card Review

Todd Helton is easily one of the best baseball players who ever played for the Colorado Rockies. Sure, Hall of Famer Larry Walker played some of his best years in Denver, but Helton played his entire career for the team. Yes, he’s had some personal issues, including DUI arrests after his playing days, but it […]

Can You Build a Domain Deck in Modern with Drag Down? – MTG Random Deck Roulette

Some time ago, I told myself I needed to create a new project for myself that simply hasn’t been done regularly. That is, build a deck around a card randomly chosen from Scryfall. Of course, I knew how brutal this could be, but my restrictions are simple: include at least one copy of the random […]

Cemetery Protector – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

One of the more confusing mythic rare cards printed in recent years, Cemetery Protector from Magic the Gathering’s Innistrad: Crimson Vow set may be more powerful than it first appears. It has a relatively unique ability and unlike many abilities that involve the graveyard, it doesn’t target. This will be very important once you see […]

Geralf, Visionary Stitcher – A Magic the Gathering Card Review

Geralf, Visionary Stitcher had me at “Zombies you control have flying.” Sure, there have been flying Zombies in Magic the Gathering before, and you’ve been able to make any creature fly since the beginning of the game. But, a Legendary Creature who literally makes your Zombies fly, that’s new. Add to that Geralf is an […]

Dorothea, Vengeful Victim – A Magic the Gathering Review

The Disturb mechanic in Magic the Gathering was introduced in the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set. It’s kind of neat to have Spirits that you can recast from your graveyard, essentially getting two uses out of them. The downside is that if it would be removed from the battlefield, it gets exiled instead of going back […]

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