Welcome to Sylvan Studies! A new MTG website.
Posted on Feb. 10, 2017, 10:34 a.m. by zebotc
Hello all, we'd just like to extend this welcome to the community to come on over and check out our new Magic the Gathering website. www.sylvanstudies.com We cover a wide variety of topics ranging from Standard, Modern, Commander and Legacy. Hope you all enjoy the website!While we have many specific articles geared towards all ranges of formats. Here are some general Magic articles that can relate to almost any format.
While being specifically geared towards EDH, the discussion in this article could also potentially involve any format.
Links for the lazy (I'm lazy) ;)
Now, may I ask you who you - the writers - are? When did you start playing, do you play at high level competitive, what do you play etc?
February 10, 2017 1:58 p.m.
The content is not bad but the articles mostly feel like opinionated conversations I would have with friends rather than a resource - several times I thought to myself "how am I supposed to apply this information?"
You might consider cutting down on comma usage but that's mostly a personal preference regarding writing style.
Issues aside, thanks for writing an article about netdecking that isn't just "NETDECKING IS THE WORST THING EVER."
February 10, 2017 4:27 p.m.
I highly suggest finding an editor. These articles seem to just be 'from brain to paper' and are more difficult than they should be to read.
February 10, 2017 6:22 p.m.
Thank you all for the feedback!
Most of us have been playing Magic for a substantial amount of time. We all enjoy playing EDH a lot and have experience in almost every format. I personally do not play competitively anymore, but I have been to major tournaments in the past. LooseWire and Shakunjin also do not play competitively at the moment, but are pretty good players and have experience with a lot of different strategies. LooseWire's and my favorite format is Legacy, and we play Storm and Death and Taxes as our main decks respectively. But we both have substantial playing experience with many other decks in the format. Shakunjin's favorite format is either Pauper or EDH. He knows a lot about the Pauper meta game, and has also played many many different Commanders in EDH. Additionally, we also all have experience with Modern and Standard(Not as much), and go to FNM often to play.
A lot of our articles are more conversational or "food for thought" rather than cold hard facts. However you bring up a good point about having articles that are more applicable. We definitely do and will write articles that more along the lines of deck techs/analysis. However, we really want to hold true to a more conversational style.
We are working on that.
February 11, 2017 11:51 a.m.
We have just launched a new series called Sylvan Stories.Hope you guys enjoy it![http://sylvanstudies.com/2017/02/19/sylvan-stories-goblins/]