Harnessing Highlander for MGM 15

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by Paul W. Having followed the Highlander tournament scene mostly as a bystander for the last twelve months, I am very excited to attend the upcoming MGM. Over the course of the last year, several major releases and tournaments have happened, and in preparation for the tournament, I try to weave my observations and theories into an article for you to object, develop or simply […]

Breaking Into Highlander: 8 Aspects That May Make Highlander Your New Favorite Format

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By Dominik B. I have been through many formats before I arrived in Berlin in late 2017 to adopt European Highlander as my possibly favorite way to play Magic: the Gathering today. My ‘career’ started with a simple shoebox. It was full of Magic cards, and a rather awkward bunch at that, and my brother and I did our best to remix these cards into […]

The benefits of playing a single color

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By Niclas E. When thinking about mono-colored decks in Highlander, one will immediately jump to your mind as the scourge of the format: RDW. No other mono-colored archetype has had as much continuous success as this one. And the reasons for that are pretty obvious: it’s easy and cheap to build, relatively straight forward and easy to play, remarkably consistent and has the added bonus […]

HIGHLANDER AND BANS – How do we make the best format even better?

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As I’ve stated many times before, I believe Highlander is the best Magic the Gathering format out there. The sheer amount of possibilities in deck building and game situations and the fact that it is very competitive at the same time still amaze me after years of playing. I will never stop. Intense discussions about the latest cards banned by the council of Highlander, for […]

October 1st. 2017 – Mystical Tutor is banned

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Today marks the 1st October, which means the release of a new Ban/Unban Announcement. The Changes read as follows: and are unbanned is banned (The official Statement can be found here: http://www.magicplayer.org/forum/index.php?topic=1319.0 ) Since this should not be a wall of text but a short sunday read, I just decided that every word I spend on the Unbans is one word less I can spend on […]

New best creature in HL! Everyone missed it! Almost …

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First of all: I will go as hype as never before in this article and whenever you think it goes too far – it doesn’t. 2016 was the year of surprises. Most were unfortunate. BUT YOU LIKELY MISSED THE BIGGEST ONE. A positive one at that! The unlikeliest surprise of all (and by that I do mean unlikelier than Trump and all that other stuff): […]

Building 5C or HowToGoMad Part 2: The Learnings

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Months have passed since my first piece on building 5C. Months that felt like years. That’s the way it should be I guess. Life happens. But the 5C quest still exists. And you know what: I haven’t changed my current 5C list for about two months. It’s REALLY good. But to get there wasn’t easy and I still don’t play it well enough. No practice, […]