Ground Zero – A Mega-EDH Primer by Zero in the Creator’s Corner


As the editor of the Creator’s Corner, it is always an absolute pleasure for me to introduce a new artist or a new form of art to the Hairy Tarantula website. Today, I get to do both as we unveil an article by up and coming Magic the Gathering writer Zero with his step by step instructions for breaking into the Elder Dragon Highlander (or Commander) format. Parties interested in checking more of Zero’s writing or contacting him for freelance work are encouraged to visit his Views of a Protagonist Male account on Tumblr.

The Ground Zero Mega-EDH Primer

So, you want to get into Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH or Commander in WotC-speak) and don’t know what it is, how to play and how to build a deck for the format? No problem, this article will provide the necessary details on how to do so with little hassle – along with a brief explanation of EDH-specific rules, which are usually centered around deck building. Let’s go over these rules before we begin:


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Hairy T Reviews – Card Sleeves: Dragon Shield vs Ultra Pro “Pro Matte”


Plastic Protector Punch Out – A Comparative Review of CCG Card Sleeves

Affordable and commonly available, Ultra Pro and Dragon Shield have dominated the North American protective card sleeve market – but which one should you choose and why?

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“Wait a minute, how hard can buying plastic sleeves be?” Truthfully? Pretty difficult as it turns out. After more than a decade of playing and selling collectible card games (and supplies), I’ve come to the conclusion that the vast majority of players have absolutely no clue how to buy protective sleeves.

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PTQ Reform: The Line Between Epic and Unreasonable (Kelly Ackerman)


Is it really possible to have too much of a good thing? Can an event or an experience grow to the point that it’s simply too large to serve it’s original purpose? Is it worth spending between thirty and forty dollars to attend a PTQ for a one in four hundred chance of winning a Pro Tour invite? Is there anything we can do about this “problem” or have PTQs simply become the victim of their own success? Our resident tournament organizer and master of magical gatherings Kelly Ackerman attempts to answer these questions and more on Manadeprived in another groundbreaking article about organizing large tournaments. So strap on your crash helmets and click on the link below because this is one Magic carpet ride you won’t want to miss folks:

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Hairy Tarantula – Journey into Nyx PTQ: Location & Parking


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Nestled in the heart of downtown Toronto, Ryerson University’s Kerr Hall gymnasium provides ample space for more than 500 wizards and witches to wage cardboard warfare throughout the entire day. The Hall itself is located at 379 Victoria Street and is a mere 5 minute walk from both the Yonge/College and the Yonge/Dundas subway stations.


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For those of you traveling by car (or caravan), downtown Toronto offers a wide variety of parking options – but they aren’t always easy to find. For your convenience here is a Google map with numerous public parking lots labeled. You may also be able to find pay meters on the street but visitors are advised that parking enforcement is aggressive in Toronto – if you park in restricted areas or in residential spots without tags you absolutely will be ticketed or towed.


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