30 Day Blogging Challenge: Magic the Gathering Day Nineteen

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 Nineteen-Favorite Artifact

Again, my answer is going to rely heavily on my philosophy on not only getting back into the game but teaching my son to play MTG. I discussed that yesterday and I really think it is a solid plan.

The drawback is that are first mono-color decks were not very reliant on Artifacts. I wanted him to see what each color did and see which ones he gravitates toward. Once we started playing Commander we started seeing Artifacts that are essential to how the decks work.

However, it would be lame to pick a EDH standard like Sol Ring as my favorite artifact. Right now I think I lean more towards the mana fixers like the Signets, and what not. I have been playing a lot of white so Bastion Mastodon has made appearances in my decks. I am also building my first custom EDH deck and I found an old school favorite The Hive. I think that will be useful to make flying blockers.


So far I think the Signets are among my favorites but I expect that to change a lot as I get use to building decks that feature Artifacts.

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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