Why your Khans of Tarkir limited manabase isn’t as good as you think.



So here it is, the dreaded mathy analysis of the very complicated manabases of Khans of Tarkir limited.  When I started working on this, weeks ago, I was firmly convinced that I could find a solution, a good workable answer.  And the farther down the rabbit hold I went, the more complicated it became, to where I am now sure that without a very good program and a very fast computer there is no answer to be found. Why is … Continue reading

The Softer Side of Spike


After a bit of a hiatus, I have decided to come back to doing a weekly column here at Oasis Games, although with a bit of a twist. While I still want to put some limited observations, and may sometimes do an entire column on limited from time to time, I would also like to focus more on some big-picture stuff. So without further ado, I will start with an idea I had several months ago regarding the psychographics. Wait… … Continue reading

Financial Fix – To Spec, or Not to Spec



So here we are, Pro Tour weekend once again. If you’re like me, you’re sitting around, waiting for tonight’s constructed portion to fire off. I’ve got my shopping carts filled, and my ebay ads posted. Just waiting to pull that trigger and start to play the game. All eyes are focused on this guy. Will he dominate the top tables and send us into a frenzy to pay upwards of $50? It’s very possible.  It happened with Elspeth, It happened with … Continue reading