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Trent Ellingsen is a casual magic player going to FNMs about once a month and at least one GP a year. He enjoys playing EDH and often organizes game nights with his wife at home often. His passion for Magic led him to create 5 Color Combo and the drafting simulator app.

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Two Player Dominion - Where Only Gold Matters

This game is great but there are a few things about this game that could improve.

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Century, Golem Edition Is Better With This New Rule

We played Century, Golem Edition and made it better with a new rule.

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8 Board Games for Families That Aren't Monopoly

We've collected recommendations from a ton of board gamers and created a list of 8 board games that are great for playing with family!

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March Towards Talking, Laughing, and Cheering

Making memories isn’t limited to board games, of course, but that’s where I can make an impact.

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Yo Bro Playmat Giveaway

We're giving away one of the prototype printings of a playmat from our upcoming Kickstarter!

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MTG Playmat Kickstarter with art by Tomislav Jagnjic, Daniel Kamarudin, Jordan Grimmer, and Christian Quinot!

We want to make a large print run of three of our most popular playmats. Help use achieve that while getting a great deal!

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How To Make a 5 Star Game by Finding its Spark and Forgetting Your Assumptions

We're looking at the decisions made during the development of our latest board game, Last Stand.

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5 Common Scenario Questions About Wide Load in Enfutown Bumpers

We're answering a few of the most common questions about our first card game.

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Mystical and Cosmic MTG Playmats by Jason Nguyen

Jason Nguyen is back with another 3 fantastic MTG Playmats and one featuring Hades!

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New MTG Playmats by Christian Quinot

Christian now has three new playmats that have hit our store. These are fantastic! Just take a look.

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6 Things I Did Before Launching the Kickstarter for Last Stand

Trent shows the steps he took to make sure that Last Stand will be successful on Kickstarter.

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How to Play Last Stand

Our new game Last Stand is coming out this Friday at 9:00am EST! Here's how you play.

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Crazy Cool New MTG Playmats by Daniel Kamarudin

Daniel Kamarudin has been featured on our site for a number of times with the artwork featured in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse playmats and tokens.

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9 Safely Endangered Comics that Led to Us Partnering With Chris McCoy for Last Stand

Chris McCoy makes some seriously funny comics. See the 9 that lead to us reaching out to do the art for Last Stand.

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The Evolution of Last Stand - Designing Our Latest Game

Trent goes into a little bit of the game design and history that went into creating Last Stand.

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10 Days Till Launching Last Stand!

We're making a new board game and there's only 10 more days until it's launched!

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Spectacular New MTG Playmats by Jason Nguyen

Jason Nguyen has done a spectacular job with the artwork on these new MTG Playmats.

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7 Things To Think About Before You Open a Local Game Store

Thinking of opening your own local game store? Is it only because of MTG or is this a thriving business plan?

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Moonland Tokens Review

Trent takes a look at a new set of tokens by a new creator named Moonland Tokens! See what he thinks of their products!

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Relics of Wizardry Product Review

Josh Krause from Original Magic art sent us the prototypes for a new product he's created called Relics of Wizardry.

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Wish It Was In Ixalan - A Custom MTG Card Contest

We've started a contest to design a card that should have been Ixalan.

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Our New Game! Enfutown Bumpers!

We've created a 2 player strategy game reminiscent of Stratego and Poker!

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Comment on decks in the MTG Android app version 2.11

Get feedback for your deck wherever you are with the new commenting system in the 5CC- MTG Android app!

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How To Qualify For A MTG Pro Tour

There are currently 8 ways to qualify for an MTG Pro Tour. Do you think you have what it takes?

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MTG Cube in Android version 2.10

We've just added a feature to practice cube on Android!

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Android MTG Brewing in version 2.8

We've just added some new features to make brewing MTG decks on Android better.

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Best Playmat Designs - 7/13

Take a look at this week's edition of the best playmat designs in the market according to Trent.

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New Playmats by Daniel Kamarudin

5 Color Combo is excited to release 3 new playmats with art by Daniel Kamarudin!

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How To Make Custom Tokens

Trent walks you through the process of making your own custom set of tokens for games like Magic: the Gathering.

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How to play with MTG Decks on Android & iOS

Trent shows you how to take decks you find online and play with them on your mobile phone!

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Custom Art Dragon Tokens Review

Are you looking for some custom art MTG Dragon Tokens? Here's a look at many on the market right now.

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Hour of Devastation on Mobile

We've released Hour of Devastation for sealed and draft in our apps!

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How To Make Foil Peel Alters

Frogdude2004 has seen a lot of foil peel alter guides, but didn't think they've adequately talked about finding art that goes well together. He decided to write his own.

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Custom Art Zombie Tokens Review

Are you looking for some custom mtg Zombie Tokens? Here's a look at many on the market right now.

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Open Letter to Stores Infringing on Wotc IP

Trent shows the policies that 5 Color Combo follows when creating and selling products to protect artists and themselves.

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Custom Art Angel Tokens Review

Are you looking for some custom mtg Angel Tokens? Here's a look at many on the market right now.

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How We Made a Beautiful MtG Tabletop Utility

We’re Jon and Matt of Nanotube Software. We’re here to talk about our application, the newest and best tabletop utility for MTG, CARBON!

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Modern Masters 2017 Sweepstakes Winner!

We're excited to announce the winner of our referral sweepstakes!

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Custom Deck Sleeves in the 5CC App

We've released a feature to have sleeves in the 5CC Apps!

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The Titus Lunter Amonkhet Art Extravaganza

Titus Lunter has an amazing Kickstarter for a limited print run of his Wrath of God artwork!

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How To Make A Playmat Tube

Trent shows you a simple way to get 2 playmat tubes for $3.50!

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5 Color Combo Collector Tokens & Playmats - Gods Edition

We're launching a new set of collector tokens and playmats coming out! We've titled it the Gods Edition since it features Poseidon, Zeuz, and Thor!

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Modern Masters 2017 Giveaway

Refer a friend to the 5CC app and get an entry to win a sealed MM17 booster box!

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We've Upgraded the Website

We've made updates to the website. Take a look!

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Win a set of Four Horsemen Tokens!

5 Color Combo announces a sweepstakes to win the Four Horsemen Tokens!

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Aether Revolt on the 5CC App!

We work hard to make sure and give you access to start testing draft and sealed in our app. The set has just been fully spoiled and ...

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5CC MTG app iOS beta starts 12/15!

We're excited to announce a beta for new iOS features in the 5CC app. It begins on December 15th and is focused on constructed.

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Brewing a new thing

There’s something satisfying about playing with a deck you’ve made yourself.

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How MTG Artist Aaron Miller Started

Trent dives into the beginnings of Aaron Miller's interest in art and career in Magic: The Gathering artwork.

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Turbo-Froggy - The Gitrog Monster EDH Primer

First things first, let’s talk about why you should build The Gitrog Monster.

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cEDH Banned List

To back up his last article on the controversial Commander banlist, Leo argues for the changes he would make to the banlist to make it promote a balanced format for competitive players.

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5CC Is Launching a Kickstarter

Check out this MTG Kickstarter from 5CC. It’s a brand new MTG website and app for Constructed, Limited, Deck Building and Playtesting.

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Banlist Observations

Leo sheds light on the controversy surrounding the Commander banlist, and why it should focus on balancing competitive side of the format.

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All 81 Aaron Miller Tokens Are Now Available

5 Color Combo now is the exclusive vendor of all 81 of Aaron Miller's Tokens!

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5 Color Combo is Building An MTG Constructed App

5 Color Combo is happy to announce that we'll be making an MTG Constructed app!

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All 144 Classic Art Tokens Are Now Available

5 Color Combo now is the exclusive vendor of all the 144 Classic Art Tokens by Josh Krause!

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Classic Art Tokens From Original Magic Art Available For Sale!

You can now buy Classic Art Tokens from Original Magic Art! These Tokens by Josh Krause are first available here on 5 Color Combo.

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Top 10 Uncommons to Know for Eldritch Moon Draft

Trent brings you the top 10 list of uncommons that could win you the game at your next Eldritch Moon draft or sealed event.

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Eldritch Moon Draft Simulator

You can now draft Eldritch Moon on Magic Drafter for both iOS and Android!

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Draft Vintage Cube on Magic Drafter

You can now draft the Vintage Cube on Magic Drafter for iOS!

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The Best Casual Format You've Never Heard Of

Many casual formats go unnoticed by the Magic community at large. Caleb shares a real hidden gem with you today: Cubelet!

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Pressuring Life Totals

Figuring out who to attack in a multiplayer game can be very difficult. Leo walks you through the different factors that need to be weighed to determine when and who it is correct to attack.

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Modern Mono-Green Stompy Primer

Modern is an expensive format to get into. Caleb walks your through card choices, gameplay, and sideboarding Mono-Green Stompy, perhaps the most competitive use of less than $130.

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Modern on a Budget

Acquiring a Modern deck can be a daunting task. Caleb guides you through doing just that, on a budget. Complete with a wide selection of viable budget decks, out of which you are sure to find one that suits your needs.

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Lessons Learned from a CEDH Tournament

Leo shares the results of his Competitive EDH tournament and the lessons to be learned from it.

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Top 8 Uncharted Realms

If you are a long-time fan of Uncharted Realms, then you don’t want to miss this analysis. If you have only recently started keeping up with the column or are new altogether, this is the reading list you need!

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Why Codifying Casual Doesn't Work

Leo makes a compelling argument for why point systems don't help Casuals and Spikes to play Commander together.

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Playing the Field - Cruel Tutor #2

Commander is a highly localized format, meaning you generally know who your opponents are, and what decks they’re playing. This is l...

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Shadows Over Innistrad Board Effects

## Protect Your Creatures## A great way to prep for a pre-release or drafting in general is to know what cards can affect your boar...

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Turning Creatures Sideways - Cruel Tutor

## Competitive EDH## There’s many reasons you’d pick up an EDH deck with combat damage as the primary win condition. You could want ...

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Info on Oath of the Gatewatch

<span style="position:relative; top:-30px" class="text-muted">Hedron alignment | Art by Craig J. Spearling</span> ### Looking at a ...

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Oath of the Gatewatch Common Removal

## Protect Your Creatures## A great way to prep for a pre-release or drafting in general is to know what cards can affect your boar...

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Android Deck Drafter Release!

## Android is Here## After months of development we now have the initial version of the Android app in the Google Play Store! We we...

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Battle for Zendikar Limited Cheat Sheet

## High Level## This is a compilation of the best commons and uncommons of each color. This is my opinion based on my study of the ...

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Common Removal in Battle For Zendikar

## Availble to draft on Deck Drafter## One of the basic principles of being good at limited Magic is knowing the set of cards well....

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Drafting Tips - Knowledge of the Set

## Drafting Well## If I want to draft well, I need to understand the set of cards that I'm drafting. Whether it’s a booster draft or...

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Drafting Tips - Picking Cards

## The Best Way To Get Better## Do more drafting. ## How Do I Get Better## The people who often win or do well in drafts are good a...

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Why Make A Magic Drafting App?

## Standard## I started playing Magic: The Gathering about a month before the M14 prerelease when my friend Wayland invited me. I sa...

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Developing Good Apps - Simulating a Magic Player Drafting

How do I get better at drafting in Magic without 7 other people in the same room as me? What I end up doing is watching videos of p...

Draft Amonkhet

Download the 5CC App now and play with AKH. It's a great tool for practicing drafts. This is an app that players can use to get better at mtg every day.