Monthly Archives: September 2015

THE MANA DORK—Building A Commander Deck, Part 2 By Jesse Mackenzie

by January 15, 2016

The Mana Dork

THE MANA DORK—Building A Commander Deck, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of Building ‎a Commander Deck!

Last time, we talked about how much land to run (38, usually, with as much “fast mana” as possible), and we broke down the rest of the cards into five categories: mana, draw, threats, answers, and synergy.

Today, we’re going to look at one of my own decks, and I’ll talk about which cards go into which categories and how I decide what to cut.

Tasigur, the Golden Fang

The deck we’ll be looking at is Tasigur’s Indulgences, a political deck with a combo finish. The goal is to fill my graveyard with answer cards, then use Tasigur’s ability to “shop them around” and make deals with other players until I’m in a good enough board position to win. Continue reading

We are hiring!

by September 24, 2015

Job Posting:

A Muse N Games is currently looking to hire an enthusiastic individual for a casual evenings and weekends position. The primary hours will be Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Additional hours for conventions and special events may be requested but availability for Friday and Saturday is a necessity.

Retail experience and knowledge of board games and Magic the Gathering are assets but not required for the right applicant.

Job Description:

Provide Customer service in a friendly and fast paced environment
Recommend games and appropriate supplies
Ring through transactions using POS and debit machine
Run Tournaments

Required Skills:
Friendly and Outgoing
Cash handling
Basic Computer skills (typing, web searches, Point of Sale computer)

Please Submit resumes to info(at) by Thursday October 8th by midnight. Please use the subject line “Why I am Awesome” when submitting your resume.

Final Week: 20% – 30% Off Sale

by September 24, 2015

20% off Sale There are a wealth of great new games coming out this fall.

We’re blowing out existing inventory to make room, once the sale items are  gone, they’re gone.

We originally announced this sale through our Facebook page September 10th.

The response has been so fantastic that we added our previously played section at 30% off.  We’re running out of sale items, so we’re announcing that the 20% / 30% off sale will be running through this Sunday September 27.

Battle for Zendikar Release Weekend

by January 15, 2016

Battle For Zendikar Header

Blight Herder Launch Promo - Play in store October 2,3, or 4 and receive a copy for participating

Blight Herder Launch Promo – Play in store October 2,3, or 4 and receive a copy for participating

The Eldrazi are here! It’s up to you, will you help save Zendikar, or will you choose the side of the Eldrazi and obliterate Zendikar?

Here are your launch weekend opportunities:
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THE MANA DORK—Building A Commander Deck, Part 1

by January 15, 2016

The Mana Dork

THE MANA DORK—Building A Commander Deck, Part 1

A bunch of friends and I got together for a solid day of Commander on Saturday. Many of them are much more competitive than I am — if you’ve sat down with me in the store, you know how much I love playing politics! — ‎but I ended up performing surprisingly well. Decks I thought I’d tossed together out of janky cards functioned nicely, and decks that I’d tuned did their jobs beautifully.

‎So I figured I’d take a moment to talk about how I start to build a Commander deck, because I know it can be intimidating when you have 15,000-plus cards available to you!

This’ll be a two-part series: this time ’round, I’ll talk about the ratios of different cards you should include, and in two weeks, I’ll break down one of my decks‎ and talk about my card choices. Continue reading

Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Marathon!

by January 15, 2016

Dungeons and Dragons

What: Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Adventure League Marathon

When: November 7 and 8 from 11am to 8pm each day (18 Hours of D&D!)

Where: A Muse N Games

Who: Up to 6 players. With approximately 7th level characters.  Registration is now open, and is on a first come, first serve basis.

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D&D 5th Edition Spell Decks – Back in Stock!

by January 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Spell Decks are back in stock. This includes all 7 Spelldecks!

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Spell Decks from Galeforce 9

Cleric, Arcane, Ranger, Elemental, Paladin, Druid, Bard (Clockwise from top left)

Cleric Spell Book Cards
Arcane Spell Book Cards
Ranger Spell Deck
Elemental Spell Deck
Bard Spell Deck
Druid Spell Deck
Paladin Spell Deck


Strictly Casual – Angelic Commander

by January 15, 2016


About two weeks ago, I looked at the From the Vault Angels set since a friend of mine was curious about my opinion on one of his deck designs. At the time, I chose to look at his mono-white Commander deck and re-worked it, making it both a tribal and combo deck.

Now I will be looking at some of the other Angels in the Vault to see what Fires from Heaven & Hell we can rain down on the rabble! Continue reading

New and Back In Stock Sept 9 2015

by January 15, 2016


New in Stock:
Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends
Code of Nine
Shadow Hunters
Midnight Circle: Tragedy Looper Expansion 1
Dragon Farkle
Legend of Zelda Yahtzee
Pathfinder Flip Mats Forest
Pathfinder Flip Mats Swamp

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THE MANA DORK—Building a Social Contract

by January 15, 2016

The Mana Dork

THE MANA DORK—Building a Social Contract

I used to have a player in my D&D group. This player was That Guy, in most of the ways you could be considered That Guy.

When playing a rogue, he’d steal from party members. When casting fireballs, he’d leave the fighter in the blast radius and ask, “You can take it, right?” If he happened to have a Charisma score above 12, every trip to the tavern would end with thirty minutes of seduction rolls.

All of his characters were mysterious and tragic, in that they wore long cloaks, constantly hid in the shadows or leaned against walls, and yet somehow still hogged 90% of the DM’s attention trying to show off how mysterious and tragic they were.

This was, of course, a problem. But why am I talking about this in a Magic column? Continue reading