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Andrew Evans has been playing Magic since 2000, and designing custom cards since 2007. He's a regular at FNMs, and enjoys dissecting games to figure out how they work.

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Better Living through Simic Science

Simic is the green-blue guild of Ravnica, scientists and naturalists concerned with understanding and improving upon nature’s designs.

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I Want You for Boros - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Boros is the red-white guild of Ravnica, enforcers of justice and scourge of criminals.

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Golgari Until I Die (And Then a Little More) - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Golgari is the black-green guild of Ravnica, combining life and death together in one eternal cycle.

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Izzet Time to Design

Designing a card for the Izzet guild. Izzet is the blue/red guild of Ravnica, obsessed with the pursuit of knowledge above all else, mad scientists who study for the sake of studying.

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Piece by Piece: Ascend - A Critique of MTG Design

A deep dive into how successful one of Magic's newest mechanics was in the game.

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My Soul Desire - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Orzhov is the white-black guild from Ravnica, dedicated to the collection of wealth and power.

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Putting Down Roots - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Selesnya is the green-white guild from Ravnica. It believes strongly in harmony and nature, creating perfectly ordered gardens and spreading their word in the hopes of uniting the world in one mind and purpose.

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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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Welcome to the Pain Event - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Rakdos is the black-red guild from Ravnica. It revels in the glee of destruction, carnage, and carnivals.

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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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Dimir Thought - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Dimir is the blue-black guild of the ten guilds of Ravnica. It seeks the blue ideal of perfect information while using the black means of subterfuge, thievery, and general willingness to get its hands dirty.

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A Sight for Azorius Eyes - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Azorius is one of the ten guilds of Ravnica, specifically the white-blue guild.

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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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A Gruuling Task - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Your challenge this week is to make a card which fits into Gruul. It must be red and/or green, and it can be any card type, though it should not be legendary. Since legendary status is reserved for the guild leaders.

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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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Ludevic's Legendary Legacy - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Design a legendary creature card befitting the character Ludevic.

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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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Filling in the Missing Piece - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Designing a card to fill a missing slot for a set. The set is a core set, with the returning mechanic of investigate should you choose to use it.

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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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Enter the Arena - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Design a legendary champion to conquer the arena. Cards must be able to pass tests to become victorious!

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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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Multiplayer Magic Mayhem - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

The ways to design cards for multiplayer are innumerable, of those, this article will explore the simplest and most effective ways to design cards for multiplayer.

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Guildmages: The Gilded Few - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Guildmages have been a part of Magic since the early days, beginning in Mirage with a cycle of guildmages largely based on typical medieval fantasy jobs.

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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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Hydras: A Multi-Headed Problem - How To Make Custom Magic Cards

Andrew breaks down MTG card design when approaching Hydras.

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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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Amonkhet Set Review - Modern

The ratings I give most cards are a mix of raw power level combined with its ability to slot into a tier 1-2 archetype.

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A Guide to Using Death's Shadow Jund's Cantrips

Brett has a prepared a guide to the Cantrips in the newest deck taking over Modern.

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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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SCG Columbus Modern Classic Tournament Report - 5th with Jund

With all this excitement for Fatal Push and the new bannings, what was I playing? No surprises here, it was Jund.

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Aether Revolt Set Review - Modern

I've set out to make a constructed set review to focus specifically on Modern. Let's see how it stacks up.

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5 Decks Pushed by Fatal Push

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know Fatal Push is the new card everyone is hyped over.

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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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Commander Review: Commander 2016

Now that Commander 2016 has been fully revealed, it's time to take a look at all the commander possibilities the new set opened up.

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4 Modern Decks You Should Start Playing

Modern is supposed to be known as the format where anyone can play whatever they like. What should you play though?

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Good ◻ Bad ◻ Sweet ☑ – UW Tempo

Brett shows how UW Tempo becomes more powerful as a format becomes more degenerate.

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Ezuri, Claw of Progress - MTGO on a Budget (Sub 10 tix)

Looking for a fast, budget deck to play in Commander? If you like to poison your foes, Ezuri can make your small infect creatures into deadly threats. See for 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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Commander Review: Kaladesh Legends

Kaladesh offers some very good (and some very bad) legendary creatures for commander. Tobias breaks down each one to help you select and build around your next general!

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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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Don’t Ban Infect

Ever since the banning of Birthing Pod in January of last year, Modern players, or more likely a vocal minority of Modern players, seem to have a taste for blood.

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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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Budget Boros Beatdown

We saw the groundwork for equipment aggro in BFZ block, and now with Kaladesh, it is poised to be a viable budget deck in Standard. Dan provides you with all the info you'll need to start playing the deck!

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Kaladesh Set Review - Modern

Wondering what cards from Kaladesh might make a splash in Modern? Chad provides his take on potential playables here, then looks back on some of the cards from Eldritch Moon that he evaluated.

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Kaladesh Standard is Already Solved

Caleb thinks that Emrakul is still the best thing to do in Standard. He takes a look at several Emrakul decks that may be poised to dominate Pro Tour Kaladesh.

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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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Should Dredge Be Banned in Modern?

Chad takes a look at Dredge and why it's performing well: is it degenerate, or just powerful?

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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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Burn is Back: Standard Mono-Red Deck Tech

Mono-Red has been an unplayable archetype in Standard for several seasons. Dan thinks he has found the Red deck that has what it takes to win!

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MOCs Tournament Report - Top 8 with Jund

Our very own Chad Harney Top 8'd the MOCS with Jund, and he has no shortage of knowledge and experience to share with you in this great tournament report.

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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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Breaking Down Bedlam Reveler

Brett evaluates and sets out to break EMN's second most powerful card for Modern: Bedlam Reveler!

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Eldritch Moon Mythics: Initial Impressions Pt. 2

Dan goes over the Green, Multicolored, and Colorless Eldritch Moon Mythics in a second installment you won't want to miss.

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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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EMN Set Review - Modern

What does Eldritch Moon hold for Modern? See what Chad thinks about the set's potential Modern playables in his first Modern set review!

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Eldritch Moon Mythics: Initial Impressions

Mythic Rares tend to be some of the most interesting cards in any given set. In the first installment in a 2-part series, Dan goes over his thoughts and rating on each Mythic for Standard!

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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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Eggs Primer: Extra Salt Please

If you thought that Eggs was banned out of Modern, you are in for a big surprise. Cody walks you through the card choices and gameplay of a deck that is still remarkably fast and consistent. What's more: it is very cheap, be sure to give it a try!

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Top 10 Eldritch Moon Cards for Constructed

Now that the full Eldritch Moon spoiler has been revealed, Caleb has a top 10 that you don't want to miss if you want to know what new cards to watch out for at your next constructed tournament.

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5CC EMN Spoiler Review: 7/7

Caleb discusses today's Eldritch Moon spoilers: Noose Constrictor, Sigarda's Blessing, and Imprisoned in the Moon!

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5CC EMN Spoiler Review: 7/6

Caleb discusses today's Eldritch Moon spoilers: Spell Queller, Chaos Reveler, and Permeating Mass!

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5CC EMN Spoiler Review: 7/5

Caleb discusses today's Eldritch Moon spoilers: Grim Flayer, Mirrorwing Dragon, and Cryptbreaker!

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5CC EMN Spoiler Review: 7/4

Caleb discusses today's Eldritch Moon spoilers: Liliana, the Last Hope, Oath of Liliana, and Tamiyo, Field Researcher!

Draft Amonkhet

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