Risendragon
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Married father of two, middle school history/English teacher with a passion for games.

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Mean Green Mono Green
Arena Standard
11 days ago
Good afternoon Magic Malcontents (yeah, let's settle on that!). Last week I posted a Mono Green deck that did well in casual play but was getting absolutely stomped in competitive ranked play. Being the responsible content creator that I am, I updated the deck based on some of the other content crea...
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Izzet Phoenix (PR)
Ral, it's a 3/2 flyer with haste and reanimation in a deck with a lot of instants and sorceries. Good stuff IMHO! Thanks for your observation. :)...
18 days ago
Deck Comment
Izzet Phoenix (PR)
Arena Standard
21 days ago
Good morrow Magic Magpies! Risendragon here with my take on a rotation-proof (RP) Izzet Phoenix build. Those that have followed me and my deck building know that I love to experiment and brew and this is one brew that I feel has potential in a post-Ixalan/Dominaria rotation. This archetype has made ...
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Get F&!?ing Rektdos
Arena Standard
28 days ago
Video
Yarok n' Roll
SonzeySpace, I ran Muldrotha in an early draft of this build! Kinda clunky but it worked when it went off! Love your takes on decks, keep it up!...
1 month ago
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Mu's Mono U
Arena Standard
1 month ago
Video
Yarok n' Roll
Arena Standard
1 month ago
Good morning Magic Minders of Business! Today I bring to you a take on a deck that is starting to take off: Sultai Elementals. Except, we are not running a ton of elementals in this deck, so let's call it Sultai Aggro for now! The main purpose of this deck is to get down some early beefy bois & ...
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Big Red Chandra
Arena Standard
1 month ago
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Orzhov Citadel
Arena Standard
1 month ago
Video
Rumored MTG Arena Release date 2019? Is the game ready?
Great article. I would love to start an eSports team at my school with Arena being a central focus. However, with the current client, I do not think it is feasible. Time shall tell!...
1 month ago
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Azorius Airforce
Arena Standard
2 months ago
Good evening Magic Muppets! Second night in a row and I get to post a deck that I have seen a lot of videos on lately, namely from AliasV and AlwaysBoltTheBird: Azorius Flyers. Except I am renaming it Azorius Airforce and my tweak has some interesting additions as well as some typical flyers on...
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Reefur Madness
Blakeizen, Omnath is really not a centerpiece so he has been very good so far. The supporting role is just right for him as I save up my Mythics! Thanks for the like, I am going to do a video on this one soon!...
2 months ago
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Reefur Madness
Arena Standard
2 months ago
Ah good evening Magic Mudslingers! It has been a while for sure, with school ending and a trip to visit family in Texas, things have been insanely busy in my house and thus, not a lot of time for MTG Arena. That and my laptop has decided that running Arena is not a priority and frequently crashes it...
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Krenko's Anarchy
Arena Standard
2 months ago
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Nicky B's Superfiends
Arena Standard
3 months ago
Good morrow Magic Mulligan Lovers! Been a while since I have done a write-up, lots going on at school and at the home front so time to get decks built, tested, and uploaded are few and far between. So Grixis has always been a thing for me and I experimented quite a bit when WAR first came out with t...
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Jund Face Smashin' Aggro
Rhythm of the Wild is a nope, more Judiths and Spellbreakers. I have just never had a lot of success with Rhythm of the Wild, too slow I think. Just IMHO....
3 months ago
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Naya Hero
Arena Standard
3 months ago
Good evening Magic McGillicuddys! Finally getting around to doing a write-up on this take on a trend in Standard. So, Esper, you either really love it or you really hate it, whether you are playing it or playing against it. I personally hate playing it and playing against it, too controlly for me. O...
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Sultai Dreadhorde
Arena Standard
3 months ago
Good afternoon Magic Meddlers! Just a writeup on my lunch break on a deck that I posted last night. First off, AliasV totally rocks and her (Mengucci's actually) Four-Colored Dreadhorde deck looks amazing to play. Problem is, I have never been a huge fan of four-colored decks, too expensive and too ...
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Jeskai Dictatorship (Superfriends)
Arena Standard
3 months ago
Good morrow Magic Malcontents! One of the more recent developments in the MTG meta has been the introduction of the "Superfriends" concept. Basically, you take a bunch of planeswalkers and craft a deck around them while exploiting their powers to your advantage. You can do this for just about any de...
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Dark of the Dead
Arena Standard
3 months ago
Good morrow Magic Muffins! First off, thank you for your kind words and likes on my latest article "Experimental Frenzy"; it gives me some validation knowing that my thoughts are shared by others in this wonderful community. In the spirit of that article, I present to you what can only be described ...
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Dimir Midrange
Arena Standard
4 months ago
Good evening Magic Midrange Aficionados! Hope you all had a good Monday and are settling in for a well-deserved rest at the end of the beginning of your work week. So in watching AliasV and her piloting of Grzegorz Kowalski's Dimir Control deck, I decided to look at a Dimir Midrange build. Control, ...
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Get Rektdos
Arena Standard
4 months ago
Good evening Magic Midnight Runners! Just another friendly day in the neighborhood, hope your day has gone swimmingly. Mine, nerve-wracking emails from the big boss about participation in company events is always fun to read about especially when you did not participate (my kids needed someone to ma...
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Pro vs Schmo -or- It's not RNG it's you.
I fall into category 4 for sure but have aspirations for 2 and 3. I realize that my time to get to category 1 is probably shot but at least maybe my two kids will get the chance to get there if they choose to do so. Very good article, I like your style!...
4 months ago
Article Comment
Experimental Frenzy: Deckbuilding and the Scientific Method
Arena Standard Guide 

A guide to deckbuilding using the Scientific Method and War of the Spark.
4 months ago

Article
Risendragon's Guide to Teaching Children How to Play MTG
Arena Standard Beginner 

Teaching your kids how to play Magic: The Gathering can also teach them valuable life skills at an early age.
6 months ago

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