Exploring Ixalan: Casual Adept

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This is an evaluation of the current Magic the Gathering expansion, Ixalan from a casual kitchen table perspective. I certainly do not expect these articles to shape the evaluation of current sets though I do feel it may address a large audience usually left out of coverage. The gap between a casual and more competitive audience is wide and sometimes impossible to frame. The idea of casual versus competitive is different depending on definition and people asked. For this we are going to assume casual means a small playgroup, with…

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Probably Archery

Probably Archery

When you stop to think about it, it’s rare to see a game about archery. There’s enough games about archers to drown a damn wyvern, of course, but this is pretty much the first I’ve ever heard of that’s about actual archery. If you’ll permit me to get technical for a moment, the difference comes down to agency. Most of the time the bow is simply a medieval replacement for the rifle. A mid-to-long range weapon that, besides the brief wind-up that they typically require, is just there to let…

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