Category Archives: Academy: Collectible Card Games

Academy: Collectible Card Games

Academy – Building a Cube, Part 1

The dawn of a new era!

Academy – Building a Cube, Part 1 Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged One of the greatest and most noble undertakings for a member of a Magic: the Gathering playgroup is the construction of a cube. A cube is essentially a Magic set made of single copies of cards, created to draft and play, and successful cubes vary based…

Decklist Madness – Shared Fate

Watch the world burn!

Decklist Madness – Shared Fate Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Shared Fate! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! There is a short list of Magic:…

Six Cheap Magic Cards, Too Valuable to Trade

Colossus of Akros

Six Cheap Magic Cards, Too Valuable to Trade Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Most of us who have racked up a decent amount of Magic: the Gathering cards have a trade binder (or two) (or ten). Mine has evolved drastically over the years to incorporate “good stuff,” “old and weird,” a “junk box,” and I don’t…

Decklist Madness – Fate Unraveler

Fate Unraveler

Decklist Madness – Fate Unraveler Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Fate Unraveler! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! As you may know, I didn’t buy…

Born of the Gods. Twice.

aphrodite

Born of the Gods. Twice. Aphrodite (in collaboration with staff writer Mike Eaton), Play Unplugged (because “Computers. Psh. You type it.”) I adore games. The goddess of love must, mustn’t she? Life is not to be suffered through; it is a game to be played. Magic: the Gathering has done for us of the Greek persuasion a…

Decklist Madness – Perplexing Chimera

What a perplexing predicament!

Decklist Madness – Perplexing Chimera Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Perplexing Chimera! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners!  Magic: the Gathering players, followers, casual observers,…

Decklist Madness – Goblin Snowman

Goblin Snowman

Decklist Madness – Goblin Snowman Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Goblin Snowman! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! When I was in fifth grade, I…

Decklist Madnes – Atogatog

OM NOM NOM

Decklist Madness – Atogatog Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Atogatog! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! In celebration of Wizards of the Coast’s latest special…

Decklist Madness – All Hallow’s Eve

All Hallow's Eve

Decklist Madness – All Hallows Eve Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: All Hallows Eve! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! When I was a kid,…

Decklist Madness – Mishra, Artificer Prodigy

Mishra, Artificer Prodigy

Decklist Madness – Mishra, Artificer Prodgy Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Each month, our sponsor MTG Madness, challenges our Magic Guru Mike Eaton to create a deck themed around a specific card. This month’s challenge: Mishra, Artificer Prodigy! You can find great deals from MTG Madness by clicking on their banners! This month, the spellslinging gurus…