Matt Giles

Matt Giles is a writer from Perth.

Act Like a Baby, Feel Like a Man – Theros Pre-Release Edition

Act Like a Baby, Feel Like a Man – Theros Pre-Release Edition

Editor’s note: this post was originally published on Matt’s own blog Cosmic Horrors. It is being republished today with his permission because a) it’s fucking amazing and b) we feel it never got the reach it deserved. Matt will be back with a new post soon in his “I am gonna make it through this year […]

Why Do I Play So Much Goddamn Magic?

Why Do I Play So Much Goddamn Magic?

Editor’s note: this post was originally published on Matt’s own blog Cosmic Horrors. It is being republished today with his permission because a) it’s fucking amazing and b) we feel it never got the reach it deserved. Matt will be back with a new post soon in his “I am gonna make it through this year […]

I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: Week 3

At FNM last week, I lost in the first round of my draft. The first round FNM loss sucks the wind out of you. After a loss like that, the best case scenario is that you win your next two matches and get one pack of cards, and the average to worst case scenarios are […]

I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: Week Two

This Week’s Overly Serious Inflated Stakes Indie Rock Song It’s the second round of my second FNM since getting back into paper Magic. My draft went well, I have a fairly deep mid-range Mardu tokens deck, I beat my opponent after losing game one in shaky fashion. My second round opponent is piloting an aggressive […]

I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me

This Week’s Overly Serious Inflated Stakes Indie Rock Song Last year, I moved from Melbourne, Magic’s Australian mecca, to Perth, a place still modernising its Magic infrastructure. I went from playing Magic in person fairly regularly to playing exclusively online, but otherwise I was pretty happy. Then, on a Sunday in December, three misfortunes befell […]