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Evolving

Not really sure how many people still come here, my guess is not many. What started as a site devoted to Mac stuff and my Maintenance Automator action, turned into a site about Magic: The Gathering. Well, now I do not play Magic anymore (competitively) and I am not keeping up with any new things.

So where does that leave this place? I am honestly not sure but I feel like I have stuff to say about my hobbies, which include: Elder Scrolls Online, Guitar playing, Hearthstone and a lot of other games here and there.

Is it worth the $100+ a year I am paying for hosting to keep a site going that no one goes to? Again, I am not sure. I have had a website in some form for quite a long time (over 10 years) so part of me feels a bit…awkward not having one. I still get emails and such from people saying they use Maintenance (surprising) so I know people are downloading it. I do not have a Mac anymore so I cannot update or support the program and eventually it wont work anymore.

Time will tell where things go, but for now I would expect it to evolve, yet again, into something different.

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Avacyn Restored Tops and Bottoms

As I sit here writing this article, I can’t help but kick myself for not having the desk space to run dual monitors. Mental note: Purchase 24” LCD LED with bonus check at the end of the fiscal year. That aside, I’ll be covering the top 5 and bottom 5 cards of Avacyn Restored. I am rating these cards based on my own personal use for them (mostly standard applications). I am somewhat biased towards blue, but I found myself with no problems finding some of the best cards in the set. My ratings are in no particular order.
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Act of Reason – Counter Burn Revisited and some Brews

Last time I left you I had my UR Delver of Secrets deck out there for all of you to take a peek at. Well, as it turns out, I didn’t play Friday Night Magic for two weeks and had a lot of time to think about the deck and read other builds due to its booming popularity after my article dropped (pure coincidence I’m sure). Anyway, I did not settle on the build where I left it, I in fact changed it up quite a bit.
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Act of Reason Counter-Burn

I’m going to try and get back to weekly writing again for this website, but I can’t make any promises. Unlike most people who write articles, I work a normal 9-5 day as a Desktop Support Analyst for a publishing company.

There will be some weeks that I don’t even play at Friday Night Magic, but that doesn’t mean I’m not researching, testing and tweaking some of the best decks out there. Continue reading

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Show me Whatcha got Wizards

This week’s Act of Reason is going to be fairly short; being that I haven’t written in months. I figure it’d be in your best interest for me to write something well…interesting!  This week I’d like to touch briefly on the Magic: The Gathering event decks slated for release on February 25th.  I’d like to try a little experiment at my local shop on the 25th and see if these event decks really have what it takes to compete with a (relatively) normal metagame.

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