Russell Cutting

Russell is a moustached magician from Adelaide. Since starting Magic in 2003, he has advanced from kitchen-top Magic to the highest level: that is to say, avoiding playing Magic as much as he can. His achievements include owning a collection of the card Jar of Eyeballs, becoming the pinnacle of fashion in Australian Magic, and sleeping with 3 Pro Tour competitors.

Novice Cube Drafter Declares Deck “Best Ever”, Immediately 0-3s

Novice Cube Drafter Declares Deck “Best Ever”, Immediately 0-3s

The Holiday Cube features some of Magic: the Gathering’s most powerful cards in the 25 years since its creation and allows a unique opportunity to draft “absurd” combinations of cards – and to even “break” the fundamental rules of the games with cards from the oft vaunted “Power Nine”. It attracts the attention of grizzled […]

Unified Modern Team Divided following Ban List Announcement

Unified Modern Team Divided following Ban List Announcement

Bloodbraid Elf is Unbanned. Jace, the Mind Sculptor is Unbanned. Whilst readers won’t yet know the full effect of this morning’s bombshell Ban List Announcement on everybody’s darling format, which comes into effect February 19th, already ripples are bringing the bloated corpse of dissent to the surface in more subtle ways. Our source, who wishes to […]

Australian Magic Team In Crisis

Australian Magic Team In Crisis

Breaking News: As a part of the recent citizenship turmoil within high ranking Australian officials, it has been found that the captain of the 2016 Australian Team and captain elect of the 2017 team, David Mines, is in fact a dual citizen of England, making him ineligible to stand for the position under Section 44. […]

Five Magic Pros I wish I could meet so that they could insult me

Five Magic Pros I wish I could meet so that they could insult me

There are so many Magic pros in the community that you could meet on any given weekend – but here are my top five that I wish I could meet so that they could insult me! 5. Ari Lax The smile that stretches wider than should be humanly possible; that sits below eyes that could […]

Dealing with Loss

Dealing with Loss

Do you remember the first time that you lost? Even if you don’t, you know the feeling. It hurts. The flare of aggression, the slight confusion, the inevitable acceptance. Magic is a game, for the most part, of victor and vanquished. Heads up is a struggle: a competition with one that gains three points and […]

Passion in Life and Magic: Getting it back, and Getting it together

Passion in Life and Magic: Getting it back, and Getting it together

Editor’s Note: This article was originally written on March 1. We feel it necessary to highlight this, given the events alluded to in the piece. I’m a passionate person. I find it impossible to do things by half measures. This affects the way that I live my life, and how I play magic. Passion, of […]

How not to be a Jerk whilst being a Wizard

How not to be a Jerk whilst being a Wizard

There are two things that we all know about Magic: Magic sucks. The people we play with are jerks. Today I wish to help each and every one of you become less of a jerk so your opponent can you slightly less. This article aims to highlight some of the negative behaviour in Magic, and […]