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There are a lot of posts on this blog, most without any real tagging, structure or guiding links. For your convenience, here are six of the, in my opinion, more interesting posts from seven different categories.
Tournament reports
  • You only live twice
    I crash the tournament scene in Stockholm while simultaneously trying to complete a 21-bar pubcrawl in Gothenburg.
  • Joypad Open: A study in Soot
    Angst, hangover and the darkest of decks guides me through the first non-proxy tournament in Norway. 
  • Arvika Festival 2
    An attack on the Protection of Civilians camp in South Sudan threatens my partner who works there with Doctors without Borders. 10,000 km north, I meet up with old friends in Oslo and travel to Arvika to battle at the yearly Festival.
  • Borås is Disorderly and Depraved
    At the outskirts of the BSK gaming convention, we gather at All Hallow's Eve for an impromptu 93/94 tournament. (This was written as a guest post for the mtgunderground blog.)
  • A Ringer's Report of BSK 2014
    Hall of Famer Olle Råde recants his memories of BSK 1994. He returns to the roots twenty years later to battle at the 93/94 Shark Tournament, showing that he is still the Master of Magic cards old and new. (By Olle Råde)
  • Got there! A report from Kingvitational
    After a long night, Honka and I return to Varberg to take down Kungens annual gathering and rant about the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Chronicles and Annals
  • Ethiopian Gold
    A tumultuous trip to the core of Africa, when a gold coin and a trio of beggars help me realize how greed and sloth will make my cards worthless.
  • Old School of Thought
    On the train to Wexio Gaming Convention, I ponder why we play old school. How would I describe the format to a rookie? (This post was written as a guest article for eternalcentral.com.)
  • Matt's Story
    Matt Shields shares his story of how his hobby has influenced the last 20 years, and how it feels going back to the roots today. (By Matt Shields)
  • Priorities and Luxury
    An apologia of why we spend thousands of dollars on simple cardboard instead of clothes, trinkets or charity.
  • Moxen and Timon of Athens 4:2:30
    We have seen better days. A personal history of the five moxen are intertwined by my feelings after a long-term relationship had ended.
  • 2016 Retrospective
    My 4th annual retrospective post, where I realize that the Oldschool Magic has grown so much and with so many new content creators that I don't really need to keep up the weekly updates here anymore.

Rarities and Oddities
  • Garfield Alters
    We take a look at a real oddity of the mid 90s; cards with their text altered by Richard Garfield.
  • Summer Time
    We delve down in the world of Summer Magic, perhaps the most infamous and obscure printed set in Magic history.
  • Cut from a different cloth
    Japji Khalsa and Jeff Brain created the legendary first play mats in the days before sleeves existed. With some thoughts from Khalsa himself (and Brain in the comments section :)) 
  • Swagic and Denimwalk 
    Among the most iconic and rare swag WotC created in the mid 90s we have the Hurloon Minotaur denim jackets. We try to clear up some of the mist.
  • Magic: The Puzzling
    When Ultra Pro first started selling sleeves for playing cards, they hid rare puzzle pieces of Black Lotus and Chaos Orb in the packs as a promotion. Completing one of these puzzles today is very hard. We give it a try.
  • Worzel's Rules
    I get my hands on an Alpha rule book and read the story of Worzel.

Rules and tech
  • RTFC
    Power level errata and ambiguous wording was a common part of the rules two decades back. We take a look at a few cards that would have a very different power level had they been played as written.
  • Mastering Magic Cards
    A review and some history of the first printed Magic strategy book, Mastering Magic Cards by George Baxter.
  • Legendary rules
    Writer's block makes me look through my closet to find the old Legends rule card.
  • All in good timing
    A history of timing from 1993-1999, before the creation of the stack.
  • The flip side
    Old magazines and Magic rules manager Matt Tabak helps us clear the smoke and find official rules on dexterity cards.

Cards and anecdotes

Format and community
  • Old School Commander
    Dyan de Rochemont guides us through an intriguing multi-player variant of 93/94 and shares stories from the Netherlands community. (By Dyan de Rochemont)
  • The Arguments on Fallen Empires
    A few of the arguments on including or excluding Fallen Empires in 93/94.
  • 93/94 by any other name
    A short recap of how the format started, and why we allow Unlimited but not Revised in the original incarnation of Old School.
  • From Scratch
    What to think about if you want to get into the format with a limited budget and a negligible card pool.
  • Juzam, Ponderings, and Bay Area Old School
    My first thoughts about house rules and local variants of 93/94 from early 2013 when the format first started to expand further into Canada, USA and parts of Southern Europe.
  • Brews, Casualties, and Scanners
    In the spring of 2015, the format got a big following in Southern Europe and expanded on more social media sites and facebook groups.

Other and random


  1. Great selection of posts! Thanks!

  2. You posted a really great article but the link is now broken:


    What happened and where can I find it again?

    1. It should be up again, accidentally posted it before it was finished and took it down for some hours to edit :)


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