Charley Murdock

Charley Murdock
Charley Murdock is a competitive Magic player from Richmond, VA. He is a student of the game, a member of the Scrubland podcast, and a data analyst on his boring days. With a focus on improving and learning, he has managed to find major tournament success in multiple formats, including a semi-finals appearance at Grand Prix Atlanta. His favorite phrase in Magic is ‘quadruple block’, and he will always pause his match to watch whenever it is uttered within earshot. You can find him on twitter at @Charleym_

Tireless Tracker in Shadows Over Innistrad Standard

Is Tireless Tribe the next big thing? Come check out some potential shells.

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Published:April 1, 2016 View Post

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The Token Menace

Up to this point in Standard, the format has frequently done an impression of a turbo-charged Jace vs. Gideon duel deck series. While the overall structure hasn’t changed much despite the recent surfacing of an Eldrazi threat, there appears to have been some upheaval in the hierarchy of the best Gideon deck. Judging by Grand…

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Making the case for Legendary Dual Lands

A few weeks ago, Mark Rosewater announced on his Tumblr page that the upcoming set, Battle for Zendikar, will not contain a reprint of the Zendikar fetchlands. He divulged that a brand new cycle of lands would be revealed in the coming weeks instead. Speculation always accompanies such an announcement regarding new cards. While many…

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Looking Back at SCG Richmond

Welcome back! While working on my introductory article last week, I was also preparing for a hometown SCG open. Although I always endeavor to put myself in the best position to win any tournament I enter, I am always excited for a chance to play a major event in my own backyard. I was starting…

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How I Learned to Improve as a Player

Hey there. Since this is likely the first time you’ve read something by me, let me take a few seconds to introduce myself. My name is Charley Murdock, and I am a competitive Magic player from Richmond, Virginia. I began playing Magic almost three years ago, and since that time I have had some modest…

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