Lee Murphy

  • Name: Lee "JohnnyCroat" Murphy
  • Preferred Format: Draft


Lee Murphy, angry online politico, peaceable gamer. Former aggro player, came to embrace the message of control late in life. P1P1 that shiny rare that will only work one game in ten, but when it does...

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Myth & Magic: Dragons

de JohnnyCroat (2018-08-07)

Dragons, in the mythological sense, are a varied species. When used broadly, the word "dragon" consists of several sub-species such as drakes, sea serpents, wurms, and wyverns. In terms of their usage within the fantasy genre, they're often painted as linear one-dimensional characters, perhaps even within the game of Magic. Let's take a quick look at some dragon-related Magic cards, and then look at their mythological cousins, both great and small.

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Team Unified Standard RPTQ in Poland: Before and After

de JohnnyCroat (2018-06-28)

It's no secret that metagames change, that archetypes change, that some decks fall out of favor while others get a 'second' wind. It's all part and parcel of the game of Magic: The Gathering. Lee recently attended an RPTQ and here, he tells the story of how his W/U control deck changed with Dominaria.

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Tips for Would-Be Tournament Grinders

de JohnnyCroat (2018-06-22)

Long time viewers of Grand Prix probably notice that coverage 'starts' with Round 4, when all the Platinum pros enter the fray. But getting to Platinum is hardly an easy journey, even for the professional grinders, so what hope might a player have from scratch? Time to build some good habits.

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The Year of Living Dangerously: Mastering Mastery

de JohnnyCroat (2018-05-24)

Imagine not being able to lose the game. Imagine that every time you gain life, you draw extra cards. (Card advantage is great, right?) …but what’s this? I need to exile some cards in my graveyard? Okay, I can do that. Now my hand? Well, I guess since I drew extra cards, I don’t mind. My permanents too? Uh-oh…

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Dominaria: A History

de JohnnyCroat (2018-05-09)

In this article, I address the large, complicated, and sometimes nonsensical history of Magic's most storied plane: Dominaria. We return to the past and analyze why History is so important to Dominaria and what references the new set makes to that extensive and fantastical History.

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