30 Day Blogging Challenge: Magic the Gathering Day Eighteen

So Magic the Gathering is a game, the collectible card game, but I think most of you reading this know that already. I played way back when the Revised Edition was the main set. I was probably a senior in high school at the time. When they started changing rules and taking certain cards out of print I stopped playing and eventually I needed a large chunk of cash for a new car and I cashed in my collection and never looked back. 

23 years later my son and I were looking for a hobby to share. Something that we could do and enjoy together. That is when I found the game again. We bought a Duel Deck and had a ton of fun with that for two weeks and then found a local game shop and are enjoying not only playing but building up a collection of cards.

As a way to commemorate my return to the game and his beginning in the game I found a 30 day MTG blogging challenge and I want to share that with you all here.


With that being said:

Day Eighteen-Favorite Land

To understand my answer here I think it is important to lay out my philosophy for deck building. When I got back into the game a few months ago I decided upon a two prong slow burn approach to not only teach my son the game but to keep the game between us pretty fair. The frist key point here is our decks have to remain somewhat balanced against each other since 80% of the time that’s who we are playing. We started with a Duel Deck and then moved on building mono color decks to re-familiarize myself with the game and mechanics and to show him what each color does.

Now we are at a point where we are building custom dual color decks. For the most part the 10 or so pre-con decks we built have been customized at least a little. The next step for both of us is to make those decks more efficient. All of our custom decks are starting to have themes and now we are learning about the Special Lands that can support said themes and make the decks play better or faster or whatever they are supposed to do.

We started with the basic equation of 24 lands, 24 creatures, and 12 spells. As we move out of Mono colored decks we are adding dual lands and artifacts that help the decks. I am also doing a lot of research (I have 20 plus years of card sets to learn) looking for special land cards that help our decks.


I am building a white/blue control deck. I found Skyline Cascade that works very well in that deck and Sandstone Bridge which I think will fit well in my White Paper Pauper deck. At the moment those are my favorite two lands beyond the ones that came with our pre-con Commander decks that give one mana of two colors.

Let me give a big shout-out to MTG The Walkers Lounge on Facebook, A great place for all things MTG.

Check out the rest of my 30 MTG blogging challenge here



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