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Top 9 Most Epic Playmats for Magic: The Gathering and Final Fantasy TCG

Top 9 Most Epic Playmats for Magic

When it comes to playmats, there are a ton of options available for Magic and FFTCG players so that they can keep their play area level and clean.  Some of these playmats are simple and functional, and do their job well without unnecessary visual distractions; however there are a number of stunning playmats available for those looking to enhance their overall experience.  These epic level playmats are truly works of art, eliciting an aesthetic appreciation from the viewer and communicating shared interests to friends and opponents alike.  If you want your playmat to exceed mousepad status, here are some of the most epic MTG and FFTCG playmats available. 


Magic: The Gathering Blueprint Playmat

This awesome playmat lays out the various zones utilized during games of Magic, in addition to providing a list of phases and layers that can get quite complicated during a game.  The blueprint design elements look amazing, and it’s super functional, making it a great MTG playmat for new players. 


5 Tabletop Gaming Accessories You Never Knew You Needed

5 Tabletop Gaming Accessories you Never Knew you Needed

Tabletop games of all kinds are notorious for defying organization, presenting the players with a plethora of pieces, cards, books, papers, and of course, dice.  In addition to the anxiety that clutter creates, this chaotic game state can have a negative impact on the game itself; without an organization strategy, gameplay can be disrupted from the displacement of pieces, damage to books, or difficultly locating certain objects.  Luckily, there are a number of excellent table top accessories to help keep your gaming space manageable.  Here are five tabletop accessories that help you keep your games organized and streamlined so you can get more out of your gaming experience. 


Boogie Board Writing Tablet

As one of the most useful and functional gaming accessories in many years, the benefits of digital life pads and writing tablets, such as the Boogie Board, are hard to overstate.  With the ability to take note of any stat change, loss of life, or puzzle detail, a writing tablet replaces scratch paper in almost any gaming situation.  Additionally, writing tablets are versatile, hyper portable and extremely affordable, making them one of the best tabletop gaming accessories you can buy. 

Awesome Deals on Hard Pool Cue Cases for Storage and Transportation

Awesome Deals on Hard Pool Cue Cases for Storage and Transportation

When stored properly and transported carefully, a two-piece pool cue can literally last a lifetime, requiring only the occasional tip replacement and new wrap.  Acquiring a high-quality pool cue case, then, is important to extending the longevity of your cue and protecting it from accidental damage.  In this article, we spotlight some of the best deals on hard pool cue cases that are perfect for a variety of needs and budgets, helping the reader best care for their beloved two-piece cue sticks. 


Casemaster Q-Vault Supreme Cue Case

One of the most affordable pool cue cases on the market, the Casemaster Q-Vault case is excellent for casual or competitive pool players who need a simple and straightforward way of moving their cue around.  The hard leatherette exterior protects the owner’s cue from scratches and dents, while the interior cushions help prevent warping and impact damage.  Although this pool cue case only holds one butt and one shaft, it protects a single cue extremely well for the price.

4 Reasons why Gruul Midrange Placed Top 8 in Grand Prix Memphis 2019

4 Reasons why Gruul Midrange Placed Top 8 in Grand Prix Memphis 2019

Along with the Rakdos Aggro deck that took 1st place, Grand Prix Memphis 2019 had another shocking top 8 contender in a Gruul Midrange deck piloted by Shota Takao.  Takao’s success is surprising because, despite many competitive MTG players positing that a green and red aggro deck could be strong in the format, few Gruul decks had found virtually any success up until this point, and the deck at first glance seems largely unoriginal.  At closer inspection, however, there are a number of facets to this deck that are genius in their simplicity, which, in combination, have created what could soon be one of the best decks in MTG standard.  Here are four reasons why Gruul Midrange might have been able to outperform hundreds of other competitors for a spot in the top 8 of Grand Prix Memphis 2019. 


Card Advantage in Red and Green

Generally speaking, it’s more difficult in Magic: The Gathering to accomplish card advantage in Gruul colors than, for example, Dimir or Esper, because those guilds have access to both blue and black.  This deck, however, has cheated out card advantage with creatures that function in the same way a draw spell would.  Direfleet Daredevil, for example, is card advantage because it steals a spell from your opponent’s graveyard, functioning as either two spells or, in the case of stealing a spell with Jump-Start, a 3 spell swing.  Similarly, Growth-Chamber Guardian replaces itself when it adapts, allowing you to put another copy of GCG in your hand from your library and working exactly like drawing a card.  Further, Takao’s list runs Karn on the board, which is extremely cost efficient card advantage in a colorless Planeswalker, and one of the best Planeswalkers in MTG standard, despite currently being underrated.  


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